Advisory Board - Internet & Mobile
Dr. Alexander M. Orlando
Dr. Alexander M. Orlando has +20 years of managerial experience and leadership in all aspects of the life cycle of the product, business management and development of new markets nationally and internationally. Has held high profile management positions at SocialUtilities, InnoCrowding, IMI Plc (FTSE 100) InnoCentive, View Systems, Autonomy, Cisco Clarity Analytics, and Andersen Consulting. Dr Orlando was pivotal to the induction of Open Innovation and Crowdfunding with the US President Council for Science and Technologies and acts as a board member for several startups from north America and Europe in the technology and digital social market in collaboration with a number of venture capital firms in North America and Europe.
Has held a number of lectures, workshops, and special courses on: social networks, open innovation, strategic management, revenue model, gamification, venture development and international startups strategies. Holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) with a specialization in International Business Management from California Southern University and an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Merrick School of Business - University of Baltimore. He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.
He has received numerous nominations and recent awards include: the 25th Gold Sele - 2009, and the “Outstanding Innovative leader of the year” award at the 3rd International India Innovation Summit in Mumbai (India).
Industry Knowledge: Homeland Security, SaaS and PaaS, Software, Mobile Apps, Social Media, Innovation, Web 2.0, High Tech, and Biosensor.
Michael (Muky) Naor
Michael (Muky) Naor, an expert in Information, Communication and Wireless Technologies, brings over 25 years of experience in these areas at both large, government and military level as well as commercial SMB level. Muky has worked as a top level strategic IT consultant at various government/military institutions with particular focus on large scale tenders, purchasing and project implementation. In the past 8 years he has led as Chairman and CEO several companies and start ups in the areas of mobile enterprise computing solutions, M2M and communication technologies – including international venture investments and Israeli Chief Scientist funding.
Muky is a graduate of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as Management, and holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University. He culminated his service in the Israeli Air Force as head of the IT Infrastructure branch at AF HQ.