Kamyar has over 14 years of experience in the wireless industry, where he has held several senior management and engineering positions. He previously served as Airbiquity’s CTO and vice president of engineering, where he was instrumental in development and delivery of Airbiquity’s products into the automotive market.
Prior to joining Airbiquity, he served as vice president of product marketing for Netro Corporation and as the director of system architecture and advanced technologies for AT&T Wireless Services. Kamyar played a major role in the advanced technology development of AT&T Wireless' fixed wireless technology and in the design of AT&T Wireless' FWS voice and data network. Prior to that, he held a number of senior engineering positions with Motorola, where he designed and developed wireless data products. Kamyar is author of several patents and holds a B.Sc. in computer science from Washington State University
Laurence C. Seifert retired from AT&T
Wireless Services (AWS) in September 2001. Previously he was AT&T
's vice president, global manufacturing and engineering; vice president, communications products sourcing and manufacturing, manufacturing research; development vice president; and director of engineering at two of the company's largest, most technologically advanced facilities, the Merrimack Valley Works in North Andover, Massachusetts and the Oklahoma City Works.
Seifert holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Former CEO, AT&T
Wireless; Co-founder, Ignition Venture Corp.
Steve Hooper has held executive positions in telecommunications since the inception of the wireless industry. Hooper has served as vice chairman of Nextlink Communications, where he was responsible for developing strategic business opportunities. Prior to joining Nextlink, he served as Craig McCaw’s co-CEO of Teledesic — McCaw's and Bill Gates’ Internet-in-the-sky, global broadband satellite venture. Hooper has also held senior management positions at McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. and AT&T Wireless Services. Hooper holds an MBA from the Wharton School and serves on the boards of Nextlink and Teledesic.
Former VP and General Counsel of Eagle River, Inc; Nextlink
C. James Judson is a senior partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, a Seattle-based law firm with nine offices worldwide. He was vice president and general counsel of Eagle River, Inc., and a member of Eagle River Investments, LLC, a Kirkland-based venture capital fund formed by Craig O. McCaw to focus on investment opportunities in communications.
Mr. Judson attended Stanford University, B.A. cum laude 1966, and Stanford Law School, LLB. 1969, and was executive editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Sami N. Daher has more than 18 years of experience in the field of investment finance and venture capital. Mr. Daher is currently the Managing Director of V-Cap, an investment advisory firm based in the Middle East. He has held top positions in some of the world's leading financial institutions such as CIBC Oppenheimer and Schroder & Co., among others. Mr. Daher was a founding partner in three investment firms in the Middle East, and holds a diploma from Institut Franco-Americain de Management (IFAM), Paris, France and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Chief Information Officer for Shell International BV
Mr. Matula is the chief information officer for Shell International B.V. Over the last 24 years he has held significant positions in the IT function for the company, including technical strategy, business unit CIO positions and enterprise functional roles. Mr. Matula holds a degree in quantitative business analysis from Indiana University and an executive MBA from Houston Baptist University.