Board of Advisors

Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Norman F. Krasner

Over 40 years of experience in communications systems R&D and digital signal processing design. Co-founder and Chief Scientist of SnapTrack, which pioneered the use of Assisted GPS currently used in hundreds of millions of cell phones throughout the world for E-911 and location based services. SnapTrack was acquired by Qualcomm in 2000. Dr. Krasner holds 78 U.S. patents and many foreign patents. He holds a BSEE from M.I.T. and M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.


William Alberth

Former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Mobile Devices, Motorola Mobility

With more than 155 patents issued or pending, Mr. Alberth is a leading innovator in the wireless communications field. Mr. Alberth is presently consulting to several startups and established corporations on topics of Technology, Wireless Technology, and Intellectual Property.

Mr. Alberth is passionate about developing and commercializing new technology and his patent portfolio covers Mobile Communications across Hardware, Software, Network, End to End Services and various aspects of Wireless Technologies. Mr. Alberth created and led a team responsible for a majority of the Intellectual Property filed by Motorola Mobility, which included use and construction of a watch phone device. He was the Top Inventor in Motorola Mobility.

As Mobile Devices Chief Technology Officer, Bill Alberth was responsible for developing differentiating technologies. Mr. Alberth was a Dan Noble Fellow, and a Member of Motorola's Science Advisory Board, led the technical ladder and served on Motorola’s Patent committee. He regularly consults on Technology licensing, Technology investment, acquisitions and also served as an expert legal witness. He is a regular consultant to Carriers on Wireless Connectivity and Emerging Technologies, and has presented to the FCC on Spectrum and other topics.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Alberth has had responsibility for leading new product development and introduction of various analog and digital mobile communication products. He has over 25 years of experience in digital communications, RF systems engineering, digital signal processing, and new technology introductions, and has product development experience in LTE, CDMA, UMTS, 3G, PDC and Analog technologies.

Mr. Alberth graduated with a MSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BSEE from the University of Illinois in Champaign, and is an advisor to Northwestern University Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma is President of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan serves on the advisory boards of Ericsson, Telefonica, Kymeta and a number of other startups. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, Disney, KTF, China Mobile, Toyota, Comcast, Motorola, FedEx, Sony, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, KDDI, Google, Facebook, Best Buy, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Skype, AT&T Wireless, Reuters, Juniper, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Reliance, SAP, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Telefonica, and Hewlett-Packard.

Chetan is the author or co-author of a dozen best-selling books on wireless including Mobile Advertising: Supercharge your brand in the exploding wireless market and Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence. He is also the editor of the Mobile Future Forward Book Series. His books have been adopted in several corporate training programs and university courses at NYU, Stanford, and Tokyo University. His research work is widely quoted in the industry. Chetan is interviewed frequently by leading international media publications such as Time magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Japan Media Review, Mobile Communications International, BBC, and TechCrunch, and has appeared on NPR, WBBN, and CNBC as a wireless data technology expert. He is also the chief curator of the mobile thought leadership executive forums – Mobile Future Forward and Mobile Breakfast Series.

Chetan is an advisor to CEOs and CTOs of some of the leading wireless technology companies on product strategy and Intellectual Property (IP) development, and serves on the advisory boards of several companies. He is also a sought after IP strategist and expert witness in the wireless industry and has worked on and testified in some of the most landmark cases in the industry such as Qualcomm vs. Broadcom, Samsung vs. Ericsson, Sprint vs. Verizon, Openwave vs. 724 Solutions, and Upaid vs. Satyam. Chetan is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Computers Society. He has Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and Bachelor of Science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

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