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Expert in Software, Internet, Data Storage, Data Networking, and Telecommunication

Expert ID: 733647 California, USA

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Expert has decades of software development and management experience. He has designed and developed system software, application software, user interface, device drivers, document processing software, firmware, BIOS code, Web software, database software, and other software for a variety of devices and systems in assembly languages and high-level programming languages. He has taught data structures and computer algorithms.

Expert has more than 18 years' experience in and deep understanding of Web/Internet technologies. His background includes founding and running three Internet companies, including an eCommerce and portal Internet company. He has search engine optimization and banner advertising experience.

With over 14 years of data storage industry experience, Expert has acquired extensive knowledge as well as design and implementation expertise in all layers of data storage technology from the architectural block diagram level down to the signal level, encompassing data storage systems, software, firmware, hardware, interfaces (such as SCSI, ATA, SATA, SSA, and Fibre Channel), storage controllers, host adapters, and chips. He founded and ran a data storage company whose products were used by all major data storage companies, and he consulted for and designed systems used by leading data storage companies, including suppliers of hard disk drives, tape drives, removable media drives, optical drives, jukeboxes, drive arrays, RAID, storage subsystems, chips, and computer systems.

As an engineer, Expert designed and implemented computer networks and data communication systems. As general manager of a data networking business unit, he was responsible for data networking analysis systems and tools.

Expert's background includes seven years of telephony and telecommunication experience, including Web-based technology for automated speech-recognition and touchtone / DTMF telephony and call center application testing and verification. He was a telecommunications engineer where he maintained, installed, and programmed computerized central office exchanges and programmed call log processing and reporting of local, national, and international calls.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Computer Science Institution: Columbia University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Cofounder Department: Responsibilities: Rate Speeches provides online services, resources, and technologies for creating, rating, evaluating, and enhancing public speaking, presentation, and communication skills. The company operates the website and the Speech Evaluator online software.
Years: 2001 to 2007 Employer: CoAssure, Inc. Title: President and Cofounder Department: Responsibilities: CoAssure was a provider of Web-based technology services and solutions for automated telephony speech-recognition and touchtone applications. The company’s technology included: XML-based automated test generation software, automated test execution and phone call placement software, automated audio management software, Web-based test results analysis and reporting software, and database.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Can Do, Inc. Title: CEO, Chairman, Cofounder Department: Responsibilities: was a startup Internet eCommerce company targeting people with disabilities. The extensive website had over 10,000 items for sale, and extensive consumer features, such as news, chat, messages, and product information. The company was funded by the leading venture capital firms. Technology included sound adaptation software to make websites more accessible and usable by hearing-impaired people.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Xyratex International Title: General Manager Department: Data Networking Business Unit Responsibilities: Xyratex International (previously NASDAQ: XRTX, now part of Seagate Technology, NASDAQ: STX) was a data storage and data networking company, which used to be an IBM UK division. Was responsible for data networking analysis tools business unit.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: Xyratex International Title: General Manager Department: Data Storage Interface Business Unit Responsibilities: The Xyratex test division was a major supplier to each of the top five disk drive manufacturers. Other customers included manufacturers of tape drives, CD-ROM drives, removable drives, disk arrays, and RAID systems. Was in charge of the San Jose group, and responsible for the data storage interface (SCSI and ATA/IDE) test product line within Xyratex.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: Zadian Technologies, Inc. Title: President and Founder Department: Responsibilities: In 1996 Zadian was the largest supplier of interface production test systems (SCSI and ATA/IDE) for data storage devices (disk, tape, removable, CD-ROM, and RAID), with over 50,000 units installed worldwide in mission-critical customer operations. The systems were used by manufacturers in their high-volume production and QA processes, and by their customers to certify their products. Other products were SCSI, ATA/IDE, Fibre Channel, SSA, and PCMCIA quality assurance systems and development systems for data storage devices and flash. The systems included an embedded operating system, scripting language, Ethernet networking, and host/server GUI. Customers included Fujitsu, Conner, Quantum, Seagate, HP, DEC, IBM, EMC, Intel, Tandem, and Unisys. The company had distribution channels in the US, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and Europe, as well as sales and support offices in Colorado and Singapore. The business was sold to Xyratex in 1996.
Years: 1984 to 1994 Employer: Independent Consultant Title: Software Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Software, system, and data storage design and development for Fortune-1000 top technology companies.
Years: 1981 to 1983 Employer: Amdahl Corporation Title: Software Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Amdahl Corporation (previously AMEX: AMH, now subsidiary of Fujitsu) was a major supplier of mainframe computers, UNIX and open systems, data storage subsystems, and other computer products.
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Emirtel Title: Telecomm Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Emirtel (formerly Cable and Wireless, now Etisalat) was a national telecommunications company providing local and long-distance telephone service, satellite communication, telex, and telegram.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1984 to 1997 Country / Region: Asia Summary: He traveled extensively throughout Asia for business, visiting customers and potential customers, demonstrating and supporting products, providing product training, and teaching technology courses.
Years: 1984 to 1997 Country / Region: Europe Summary: He traveled extensively throughout Europe for business, visiting customers and potential customers, demonstrating and supporting products, providing product training, and teaching technology courses.
Years: 1984 to 1997 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He spent several months in Japan as a software engineer and has been to Japan for business numerous times, visiting customers and potential customers, demonstrating and supporting products, providing product training, and teaching technology courses.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As a technology expert with 12 years' litigation experience, he has worked on over 30 cases, including patent infringement, IPR/CBM/GPR reviews, trade secret misappropriation, and copyright infringement. He has authored-coauthored tens of reports and declarations, inspected tens of millions of lines of source code, and testified.
Training / Seminars
Expert has taught technical courses to thousands of engineers from top technology companies worldwide.

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