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Joel Williams

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Owner, emLinux. The Ohio State grad.

Owner, emLinux. The Ohio State grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Back End Engineering
  • Front End Engineering
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Other Engineering
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

Agilent Technologies
Loral Space Systems
Intellivision
Cypress Semiconductor
Cisco Systems
Wi-Fi Alliance
T-Mobile USA

Positions

Owner emLinux July 1982 - present
Embedded Linux & Expert Witness Services emLinux 1982 - present
Owner Williams Consultant 1982 - present
Vice Chair IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley 2005 - 2010
consultant williams-consulting.com 2000 - 2010
president Professional And Technical Consultants Assoc 1985 - 2010
President PATCA 2008 - 2009
Consultant - Systems Architect Pie Digital 2007 - 2007
consultant Marvell 2006 - 2007
consultant T-Mobile 2004 - 2007
Principal Engineer Wi-Fi Alliance 2003 - 2005
Principal Engineer Telocity, Inc. 2000 - 2001
principal engineer DirecTV Broadband (Telocity) 1999 - 2001
engineer vidar 1978 - 1982

Education

The Ohio State University compsci 1974 - 1978

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
Advisor With
  • • Licensing
  • • Building a team
  • • Market Development
  • • Business Development
  • • Channel sales
  • • Entrepreneurship
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Events
  • • Hardware
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Associations
  • • Volunteer Groups
  • • Religious Organizations

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Patents • Hardware • Software development • Wifi • Product Development • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Long time engineering consultant and expert witness.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Partners with skin in the game.

5
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Walt Maclay
They're my friends  •  President, Voler Systems
Joel is a very experienced consultant who is very capable.
Lee Stein
Owner, Stein Writes, Inc.. Previously Partner, Marketing Support, Inc.. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
He has a deep understanding of the performance needs and design requirements for his product.
David Harris
They're my friends  •  Previously Senior Implementation Analyst, Persistent Systems. Previously Security Logging Engineer, ADVANTIS Global Inc.. Penn State grad.
Joel is clever and full of street smarts. He sees a problem, figures out a solution, finds a way to make it work. His mind repeatedly goes t ... hrough this process, resulting in elegant solutions. He doesn't mind taking risks to make things work. And, they usually do!
Fanny Mlinarsky
They're my mentor  •  President, octoScope, Inc.. Previously Founder and CTO, Azimuth Systems. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Joel brings a wealth of knowledge about the Wi-Fi industry, past and present. He is one of the pioneers in the Wi-Fi technology and can be e ... normously helpful with the technology aspect as well as business acumen.
Lee Stein
They're my friends  •  Owner, Stein Writes, Inc.. Previously Partner, Marketing Support, Inc.. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
I know Joel from the Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley, an IEEE affiliated organization. He is highly regarded by his technical peers i ... n the group.

Walt Maclay
We worked together  •  President, Voler Systems
Walt is knowledgeable, articulate, resourceful and helpful, plus he is an all-around great guy.