VE3QAM - Mark Pecen VE3QAM

Mark Pecen
Waterloo, ON Canada

QCWA # 36431
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Short Bio:
Mark Pecen serves as CEO of Approach Infinity, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of ISARA Corporation. Approach Infinity provides advisory services to several technology startups, private equity firms, major corporations and law firms. ISARA Corporation develops security libraries for next-generation networks and computing platforms.

Pecen also serves as chairman of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) industry standardization group Quantum Safe Cryptography (QSC), located in Sophia Antipolis, France, specializing in next-generation security. Pecen is also a regular advisor to the Canadian government and European Commission on wireless communication, intellectual property and research.

Pecen previously served as senior vice president for BlackBerry, Ltd. where he founded the Advanced Technology Research Centre and developed a significant portion of BlackBerry.s wireless and networking patent portfolio. He was previously awarded the title of Motorola Distinguished Innovator and Science Advisory Board member for his role in developing valuable intellectual property for digital wireless communication. He also managed professional services for clients in Europe and North America.

Pecen invented a number of technologies that have been adopted in global standards, including the Global System for Mobile Telecommunication (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+), Long-Term Evolution (LTE) for 4G wireless and others.

He holds board positions on University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing, Éole Polytechnique, Wilfred Laurier University School of Business, Canadian Digital Media Network, the Communication Research Centre (CRC) of Industry Canada and others.

A veteran of the wireless industry, he is an author and editor of books and academic papers in the area of wireless technology and holds more than 100 fundamental patents in areas of wireless communication, networking and computing. Pecen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Board positions:
.MICT advisory board, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE):
.Institute of Quantum Computing (IQC) of the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada:
.Dean.s Board, School of Business and Economics of Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada:
.Founding member, Éole Polytechnique Centre de Recherche En Éectronique Radiofréence (CREER), Montré, Canada:
.Board of Advisors, Communication Research Centre (CRC), a Canadian government agency of Industry Canada, and Chair of CRC Terrestrial Wireless Board Sub-Committee:
.Board of advisors, Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN):
.Swift Labs, Inc., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada:
.Mobiquity, Inc., Boston, MA, U.S.A.:
.Vayyoo Rooms, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:
.ISARA Corporation, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada:
.Chairman, ETSI ISG Quantum Safe Computing (QSC), Sophia Antipolis, France:

Recent publications:

[1] C. Bontu, Shalini Periyalwar, Mark Pecen , Wireless Wide Area Network for Internet of Things, Presented at WWRF 31, October 21-24, 2013, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; IEEE Vehicular Technology Journal, March 2014

[2] C. Bontu, J. Ghimire, S. Periyalwar, M. Pecen, Asynchronous Simultaneous Small Packet Transmission in Cellular Wireless System, Global Wireless Summit 2013, Atlantic City, N. J., USA

[3], Pecen, Mark, Real option theory: managing uncertainty in the innovation process, Wharton School of Business, invited lecture, July 2013

[4] Amir Danak , Shirook M.H. Ali, James Warden, Mark Pecen, An Analytical Approach to Impedance Matching in Tunable RF Front-end, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2013

[5] Pecen, M.; Warden, J.; Ali, S.M.; and Danak, A., Methods and apparatus for dynamic complex impedance matching to time-varying radio frequency load, US Patent filing, Jan 2013

[6] Pecen M., Warden J, Ali, S, Method and apparatus for tuneable antenna using parasitic element, U.S. Patent filing, October 2013

[7] (Book chapter & guest editor . Pecen), Adibi, Mobasher, et. Al., Fourth Generation Wireless Networks, (Information Science Reference, Hershey, New York, 2010), ISBN 978-1-61520-674-2

[8] Shirook M. Ali, Wen Geyi, Qinjiang Rao, Mark Pecen, Numerical Calculations of the Information Capacity of a Transmitting Antenna, IEEE Antennas and Propagation, 2010

[9], Pecen et al., .Quantum Safe Cryptography and Security; An introduction, benefits, enablers and challenges., (European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ISBN 979-10-92620-03-0), October 2014

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