Dr. Jacob Sharony - Principal Consultant
Dr. Jacob Sharony is an accomplished scientist and executive with over 25 years in technology and business experience, with particular strengths in vision, strategy and technology innovation. He is principal consultant at Mobius Consulting an independent consulting firm focused on mobile and wireless technologies. Dr. Sharony is an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Columbia university. He was VP innovation at Powerwave Technologies a leader in wireless infrastructure solutions. Before that he was director of network technologies research at SUNY Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology. He spent eight years with Motorola (formerly Symbol Technologies) enterprise mobility division. At Motorola he served as senior director research and development and technology strategy pioneering novel wireless architectures and mobile products. Prior to Motorola he held engineering and management positions in diverse technology disciplines at BAE Systems, NEC Research Institute, and IBM Research. Dr. Sharony received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University and MBA from Tel-Aviv University. He has over 50 patents and has published extensively in scientific journals and conferences. He consults and serves as an advisor to industry and government on mobile and wireless technologies.
Dr. Opher Yaron - Principal Consultant, Europe Office
Dr. Yaron is an expert in data communications and telecommunications, and accomplished manager and leader with diverse and multicultural environments. He is an experienced VP R&D, running multidisciplinary organizations of software, hardware, ASIC, QA and tech support, with particular strength in product strategy and systems architecture. Since 2007 Dr. Yaron provides independent consulting services in data communications and telecommunications technologies, and in the various aspects of R&D management. Before that he served as an Associate Vice President for Comverse, dealing with technology strategy and product architecture. Prior to Comverse Dr. Yaron served for ten years as Product Development Manager and Vice President of R&D for established as well as start-up companies in the areas of data communications, Voice over IP (VoIP) and advanced WLAN technologies. Dr. Yaron received a D.Sc. Degree in electrical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and M.Sc. in Mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has eight U.S. Patents issued and has published in scientific journals and conferences.