Mika oversees Chordant business, driving its mission and strategy. Mika has 20+ years of wireless industry experience spanning from handsets to semiconductors. Prior to joining InterDigital and Chordant team, he held various strategic leadership positions at Nokia, Renesas and wireless startups in Europe and the US building, developing and steering businesses with various OEMs, ODMs, operators, semiconductor and other technology companies. Mika holds Masters of Science in Business Management from University of Oulu, Finland.
SVP, Engineering and Operations
Mike leads Chordant’s product delivery and operations. Mike has significant engineering and organizational management experience. Prior to joining the Chordant team, he was the COO of wot.io, an InterDigital business, where he was responsible for Operations and Engineering. He also previously led InterDigital’s ASIC/DSP organization, which was responsible for chipset design and development of the InterDigital SlimChipTM product. Before Mike’s 20+ year career at InterDigital, he developed satellite-based communications systems at Lockheed Martin and developed proof-of-concept technologies for the Navy as an R&D contractor. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from Hofstra University.
Sr Director, Strategic Partnerships
Vanja leads Chordant’s strategic partnerships and marketing. Vanja has 15+ years of combined technical and business experience. Prior to joining the Chordant team, Vanja’s roles included consulting with the top US MSOs, solution sales with a leading ICT solutions provider, program and product management across multiple roles, engineering and strategy planning for one of the top Canadian carriers, and a doctoral research on wireless communications systems with over fifteen publications. Vanja holds Bachelor and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
Ash leads Chordant’s business activities in Europe and Chordant’s Product Strategy, ensuring Chordant’s solutions remain competitive and aligned with the needs of the markets and customers Chordant seeks to serve. Ash has 25 years of experience helping technology companies to commercialize new products and services that emerge from advanced technology innovation. Prior to joining Chordant, Ash worked as both a Management Consultant, leading complex business transformation programs to exploit real-time data and the Internet of Things (IoT), and, as Director of large customer-facing engineering teams in Asia, Europe, and the US developing and launch embedded semiconductor (SoC) and software platforms for wireless consumer devices. Ash holds a first-class Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Bath, UK.
DIRECTOR, COMMERCIAL DELIVERY
Andy leads Chordant’s commercial delivery programs. Andy has 25+ years industry experience of customer delivery and product development in a variety of technology sectors including wireless, software development and IT. Andy’s roles included delivery management at an international software services company and application program management for a system integrator. Andy holds a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham, UK.
SVP, GLOBAL SALES
Shakil has been in the industry for over 25 years in the fields of IoT, data analytics and telecommunications. Shakil was Vice President for global business development at Worldsensing where he launched the global Software and Solution business and was instrumental to the company’s success with major Smart City projects in LATAM and APAC. Prior to this, Shakil was Vice President of Sales for EMEA at OpenCloud where he led the sales for mobile and fixed IMS core network systems helping company’s successful acquisition by Metaswitch in 2017. Shakil holds Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, United Kingdom and is a certified sales professional by the Miller-Heiman Academy.
Chordant provides data sharing solutions that enable our customers to realize value from data. Our solutions power data-driven applications for Cities & Regions, Connected & Autonomous Mobility and Complex Infrastructure & Facilities. Chordant has been recognized by numerous analyst firms and organizations for its industry-leading solutions.
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