On Air: May 19, 2015

Dr. Ernest Earon, President and Co-Founder of PrecisionHawk

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Dr. Earon is PrecisionHawk’s President and Co-founder. He has been working in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and intelligent, autonomous vehicle control for over 10 years with a particular emphasis on the design, development, and control of unique and novel unmanned aircraft. Previously, Dr. Earon has served as technical manager at the University of Toronto for UAV architecture for civil applications. He also led the design, development and implementation of the sensor package and vehicle control for a team of intelligent lunar robots for a Canadian Space Agency project culminating in a successful mission deployment on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. As Systems Group Manager at Quanser Consulting in Markham, Canada, he led several unmanned vehicle development programs which included the development of a novel aircraft design now a commercial product and the development of coordinated heterogeneous teams of unmanned aircraft and ground vehicles, leading to an autonomous UAV flight missions demonstration for Defence R & D Canada. He managed these projects from a vehicle design, flight and ground operations and control development perspective, including ensuring that all regulatory and certification qualifications from the Civil Aviation Authorities were met. Dr. Earon earned his doctorate from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 2004.

On Air: May 5, 2015

Greg Levey, Co-Founder of Figure1

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Greg is the author of Shut Up, I’m Talking and How To Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Less Without Leaving Your Apartment, an associate professor at Ryerson University, and the co-founder of Figure1.

On Air: May 5, 2015

Alix Murphy, Senior Mobile Analyst, WorldRemit

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Alix Murphy as Senior Mobile Analyst at online money transfer service WorldRemit. Alix supports the company’s commercial relationships with telecoms operators around the world, as well as helping to educate people about the Mobile Money revolution.

Prior to WorldRemit, Alix was Market Intelligence analyst for the GSMA, where she analysed trends in Mobile Money and digital identity, and consulted mobile operators on revenue opportunities. Alix co-authored the State of the Industry Report 2014: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked.

Alix has built up on-the-ground expertise of the telecoms sector in regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, North America, East Asia and South East Asia. In her early career, Alix spent several years in international development, including at the Grameen Foundation and Aga Khan Foundation.

On Air: May 5, 2015

Leonard Speiser, CEO of Clover

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Leonard is the founder or co-founder of numerous ventures. He has also previously worked Yahoo, eBay, Intuit, and CSFB Technology Group. Today he is CEO and co-founder of Clover.

On Air: May 5, 2015

Danny Shader, Founder and CEO of PayNearMe

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Danny Shader founded PayNearMe and serves as CEO. Prior to PayNearMe, he was tapped to lead Good Technology, a struggling company that made MP3 players. He scrapped the hardware plan, built a corporate messaging service to run on devices competing with BlackBerry, and by 2004, had Good’s software running on Palm Treo, RIM’s main competitor. Three years later, Motorola bought Good for $500 million. Before Good Technology, Danny co-founded, the first consumer-to-consumer payment services company, which he sold to Amazon in 1999 for $175 million. A University of California Berkeley engineering grad and Stanford University MBA, he learned the value of cold hard cash when it was the primary form of tips he received in his high school job delivering singing telegrams in full-body bear suit. Follow him on Twitter at @dshader.

On Air: April 28, 2015

Emanuele Angelidis, CEO of Breed Reply

Born in 1964, Emanuele Angelidis holds a BSc. in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and subsequently achieved a diploma in Business Management from SDA Bocconi and an Advanced Management Program from Kellogg School of Management of Chicago.

After having started his career in Italtel Telecomunicazioni, in 1994 he took part in the start-up and development of Omnitel, latterly Vodafone Italy. In 1999 he co-founded and participated in the development of Fastweb as CEO.

In 2004 he started focussing on international projects, initially in London as CEO of Bulldog Communications and later as an investor, CEO and Board Member of several initiatives including Erenis in Paris, On Telecoms in Athens, SyQic in Singapore, and Viacloud in London.

In June 2014 he became the CEO at Breed Reply Ltd, an advanced incubator focussed on accelerating the growth of start-up businesses that develop products and innovative services in the Internet of Things market.

On Air: April 28, 2015

Joshua Corman, Founder of I am The Cavalry

Joshua Corman is the Chief Technology Officer for Sonatype. Previously, Corman served as a security researcher and strategist at Akamai Technologies, The 451 Group, and IBM Internet Security Systems. A respected innovator, he co-founded Rugged Software and IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world’s increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh’s unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He is also an adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College, IANS Research, and a Fellow at the Ponemon Institute.

Josh received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.

On Air: April 28, 2015

Thomas Worley, Founding Member and CEO of DADO Labs

A founding member and CEO of DADO Labs, Thomas Worley specializes in developing innovative consumer electronics. Thomas previously worked at Digital Blue Inc. where he was Director of Technology and Research focusing on new product development for online and retail consumer sales. Before Digital Blue, Thomas worked 12 years for the Intel Corporation, where he became Technology Development Manager, researching next-generation chipsets, processors, and systems technologies.

On Air: April 28, 2015

Santiago Merea, Founder and CEO, Orange Chef

Originally from Argentina, Santiago has worked in many different types of organizations: for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, senatorial political campaigns and the US State Department. Santiago is very passionate about product and customer development and he believes that design thinking is changing the way we create products and services. Equally passionate about food, his favorite dish to make is Asado Criollo. Santiago’s studies centered around behavioral economics and public opinion research. Santiago is part of Fast Company’s 2013 “Who’s Next” list of entrepreneurs.

On Air: April 21, 2015

Mitch Cohen, Vice Chairman at PWC; Co-Author of The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value

Mitch Cohen is the firm’s Vice Chairman, responsible for the New York Metro Region, as well as the firm’s Network Alignment Leader.

Mitch has been with PwC for 33 years — the last 22 as a partner. During this time he served a number of Fortune 500 telecom and technology clients. He has held a variety of industry leadership roles.

In 2005, Mitch became the Global Leader for the TICE practice and served on the Global Leadership Team. He then became the Strategy Leader for the US Assurance practice in 2007, and assumed the role of US Strategy Leader in 2009, joining the US Leadership Team. In 2012, Mitch was named the New York Metro Regional Vice Chair, and became the US firm’s Network Alignment Leader in 2013.

Mitch is co-author of The Self-made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value.

Mitch graduated from Penn State University with a degree in accounting. He is actively involved at Penn State where he serves on the Advisory Board for the Smeal College of Business. He also serves on the Advisory Board of DonorsChoose. Mitch and his wife Carri have two children and live in Manhattan.