Dan Picker has more than 30 years of experience in software, wireless systems, product development, and management. For almost a decade Dan served as the CTO of PureWave Networks, where he drove the company’s technology vision, strategy and product roadmap. During his tenure at PureWave, Dan drove the development of the world’s first compact base station, and led the industry in the development of the world’s highest-capability small cell base station. Dan also served for 2 years as the Chair of the International Wireless Consortium (IWPC) Small Cell Working Group, a team comprised of more than 120 of the world’s top telecommunications industry corporations.
Prior to this, Dan spent nearly 12 years at Nokia, where he was globally responsible for all software and hardware platform development for their CDMA phones. He was also co-responsible for the design and development of Nokia’s highly regarded CDMA Integration Test Platform, a flexible multi-base station network emulator, four generations of which have been globally deployed.
Dan has held a lecturer position with the University of California, San Diego Department of Electrical Engineering, as well as various software positions, and is equally conversant in deep technical discussions as well as high-level business discussions and marketing.
Dan holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Communication Theory and Systems) from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.