12.03.2004

New Faces at Cognitive Labs
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The cognitive labs brain trust continues to expand as Dr. Elan Amir and Dr. Wes Ashford have joined our management advisory team.

Elan has co-founded three companies, ProxiNet, Puma Technology, and Fast Forward. All were acquired, the last by Inktomi. We think there are some things we can do to our huge database to make it even more dynamic, mobile-accessible, and able to thrive as we progress into the 21st century. He is currently CEO of Bivio Networks Here's a cool map of cyberspace

Here's the full bio.

Dr. Elan Amir brings to Bivio broad technology and leadership experience in the networking industry. Dr. Amir joined Bivio Networks in 2003 as CTO. Prior to joining Bivio Networks, Dr. Amir served as CTO for OmniSky Corporation, one of the pioneers in the wireless data applications, software and services sectors. At OmniSky, Dr. Amir oversaw all aspects of the company’s technology development, it's direction and strategy, intellectual property development, and M&A due diligence.

Prior to OmniSky, Dr. Amir was CTO and VP of Engineering at ProxiNet, one of the first developers of web browsing solutions for mobile devices. ProxiNet was aquired by Puma Technology (now Intellisync corporation) in 1999. Before ProxiNet, Dr. Amir co-founded FastForward Networks, a developer of broadcast media distribution software. FastForward Networks was acquired by Inktomi Corporation in August 2000.

Dr. Amir received his Doctoral and Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Berkeley.

He also made the top 10 list of High Tech Hunks according to the SF Chronicle, with, notably, Sergey Brin.

We'll get to Wes next.



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