Michael is an experienced and successful leader, strategist, and evangelist, he has been involved in Telecom/Internet since the early 1980’s. Michael’s entrepreneurial adventure started with a profitable exit of an interconnect telephone company in Las Vegas, NV, while attending college. After a successful industry change to advertising in late 1980’s to the mid-1990’s, Michael found his way back into tech creating an internet division for a wireless cable (DS) operator in Reno, NV. In 1998 he founded one of the world’s first ASP’s (old term for Cloud) using network attached appliance with secure card log on, no storage at endpoints and cloud based office productivity suite, company was acquired for profitable exit.
Michael was instrumental in developing product and GT for VPN, PLS and converged communications at an RBOC in the early 2000’s and lead development and launch of GT for US, APAC and LTA for a German based eCommerce platform. Itching to get back into startups, Michael founded a company which introduced a secure remote desktop environment and backend system using portablized applications technology as opposed to V/VDI technology. His last position with an IoT platform company, had profitable exit via acquisition.
Along with his current duties at CYT, Michael sits on working groups and taskforces at the IEEE/ISO/IEC and UPnP Forum leading the international standardization of X PP for both consumer and industrial/enterprise devices and systems for securing and transporting data over the internet.