Aspenworks is my fifth startup. From the first Apple computer store to accelerating and investing in today's Startups, this is a real life long adventure.
When John Sullivan, Rian Emrick and I were sketching up multi-processor systems to reduce scrap and improve quality on manufacturing lines we learned the nuances of real-time programming. By creating multi-tasking Unix based real-time systems, we were able to squeeze the most value from the smallest system. A bit like the phrase, make it only as complicated as necessary, we kept it simple.
These complex systems that depended on machine operators to interact consistently with simple intuitive User Experiences were not only low cost, but the value packaging manufacturers received was outstanding, and that meant our company did well.
Those years of success allowed me to take on more responsibility and more leadership across expanding roles from coder, to designer, to group leader, then manager of several groups, to interacting at the highest levels with some of the worlds largest telecommunications companies.
Solving problems for people is rewarding. I love seeing faces light up when I'm part of the ah-ha moment that often accompanies high energy, high competence work. I'm lucky to share that with a small group of collaborators and colleagues. A group, that since my involvement in Startup Weekend, has grown rapidly.
Aspenworks completed a global project management effort for Microsoft Corporation, managing a key deliverables for Microsoft in their Unlimited Potential Group. I loved working in the field in Bangkok, Austria, Germany, Amsterdam with some of the best cellular and telecom companies in the world, including O2/Telephonica in Ireland, Vodaphone in Germany, SMART in the Philippines and DTAC in Thailand. We've learned the global secrets about why telecom is so crucial to people.
I work to provide my clients with the benefits of decades of hard earned experience in telecommunications business development, and among emerging groups within and outside of the largest Software companies in the world. It is an exciting time for me in emerging Mobile Broadband communications markets for LTE, HSDPA, WiMax, Satellite. Businesses that need clear paths to win are the most fun to work with. Where I can make a difference..