Dean Becker | Chief IP Strategist
Dean Becker is Vice Chairman of the ROKiT Group where he is globally recognized as a pioneer in the wireless industry. He has extensive experience as a principal in venture capital and private equity funded transactions with a focus in the telecommunications industry.
Dean has been involved in over $8 billion USD of intellectual property based transactions. Dean’s market-making experience extends back more than 30 years across several technologies. He founded 422 Inc., an innovative wireless directory assistance service. He also served as the Chairman and CEO of eWireless, a patent-based abbreviated dial service across all major wireless carriers that enabled direct response consumer marketing for participating radio advertisers.
Dean served previously as the Chairman and CEO of Becker Beeper until it was acquired by Arch Telecommunications (a NASDAQ company). He also served as CEO of ICAP IP & ICAP Media when ICAP was a FTSE 100 company.
Kip Warner | CEO | Director of Engineering
Kip holds a Bachelors of Science in Artificial Intelligence (Cognitive Systems: Computational Intelligence and Design) from the University of British Columbia’s Department of Computer Science. He is currently co-chair of the OpenPOWER Foundation’s standing Machine Learning Work Group (OPMLWG) and a voting member of the Technical Steering Committee.
Gary Shuster, Esq. | US General Counsel
Gary graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from UCLA. After practicing law for a decade, representing Fortune 50 companies and internet start-ups, he transitioned an increasing amount of his time to innovation and invention. Gary continues to provide legal representation to select clients, with a particular focus on start-ups, technology, internet, and general litigation.
Gary is a highly prolific independent inventor, receiving more than 200 issued United States patents since 2004. Gary is also an innovation speaker, writer, coach, attorney and consultant. Gary’s patents cover a wide range of technologies, including such diverse areas as distributed computing, aviation safety, identity theft prevention, encryption, casino games, copyright enforcement, photography, e-mail authentication, batteries, smart phones, geo-location, search engine technology and bandwidth management.
Gary Bizzo | Business Development Advisor
Gary has mentored over a 1,000 business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. His book, How to Start a Successful Business – The First Time! is on Amazon. He was a National Finalist in the 2014 Business Development Bank of Canada Mentorship Award.
Forbes said Bizzo was #9 of the Top 25 Small Business accounts on Twitter. London-based Richtopia listed Bizzo on the Top 200 Philanthropists and Social Influencers in the World for 2017. Entrepreneur Magazine, in 2014, said Bizzo was one of “17 Masters of Marketing & PR Entrepreneurs Can Learn From.”
Bizzo is a Social Media ‘Agent of Change’ and Global Influencer with several hundred thousand followers on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. His clients include Microsoft, 3M, US Cobalt, IBM and PayPal. He is an Elite Weekly writer for Equities.com the largest platform for emerging growth companies as well as Stockhouse.com, Canada’s #1 financial portal and one of North America’s largest small cap investor communities. He is a Partner at Equifaira Advisors Inc. – Liquidity Event Planners. Equifaira are specialists in strategy & execution, corporate finance, capital formation & investor relations. His latest book, Social Media RockStar – Social Media Marketing for Entrepreneur & Business is on Amazon and Startups – From Early Stage to Early Growthwill be in stores in October 2018.
Gary is an Adjunct Professor at New York Institute of Technology and a Business Mentor at the Richard Branson Center for Entrepreneurship.