CTO and Co-Founder, Firetide, Inc.Dr. Ike Nassi is an industry consultant and entrepreneur specializing in computer and networking technology and products. He is also a Founder and Chairman of Firetide Inc., a wireless mesh networking company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before starting his consulting practice, he was with Cisco Systems. Prior to joining Cisco, he was Vice President of Product Development and Operations and Chief Technology Officer at InfoGear Technology Corporation, which was acquired by Cisco on June 5, 2000.
Prior to joining InfoGear, he was a Senior Vice President at Apple Computer, where he led its AppleSoft Division until November 1996. Prior to working at Apple he helped start Encore Computer Corporation, a pioneer in the design and development of shared memory multiprocessors, and prior to that he worked at Visual Technology, Digital Equipment Corporation and SofTech Inc.
He has also been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a visiting scholar in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He has also taught Computer Science at Boston University.
In the past, he has served on several boards. He has been a member of the Federal Networking Council Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, a member of the Council on Competitiveness Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth David, Saratoga, California and was a member of the Board of Overseers of the Computer Museum.
He is currently a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum, and the Board of Advisors of Teja Technologies, Bpath, Inc., the Saratoga Technology Group, and Venture Navigation. He was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors of Alan Kay's non-profit Viewpoints Research Institute.
He has served the Federal government in several capacities. He holds a Certificate for Distinguished Service from the U.S. Department of Defense for his design work on the programming language Ada. He served for six years as a member of Advanced Research Projects Agency's Information Systems and Technology group, which advised ARPA on information science research priorities. He also testified before Congress on the Emerging Telecommunications Act of 1991.
Dr. Nassi holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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