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Wim is a proven technology, innovation, and business leader. He is currently an Executive-in-Residence at Columbia University and an adjunct faculty in NYU's entrepreneurship program. He also is a consultant advising several start-ups in the mobile data space.
Until the end of 2012, he was the President of
Alcatel-Lucent's Wireless Division where he lead the global development and
deployment of LTE 4G technology and oversaw the introduction of the award
winning lightRadio small cell portfolio.
Earlier in his role as VP of Network
Technology, Wim took the company’s Applications Enablement strategy from paper
to practice. This strategy allows service providers to open and leverage their
networks for the development of new services and applications.
As founder and leader of Alcatel-Lucent
Ventures, a strategic new business incubator and investment division inside of
Bell Labs, Wim managed the lifecycle, from concept to commercialization, for
eight ventures, ranging from enterprise & consumer applications to
groundbreaking mobile innovations for operators.
An innovator at heart, Wim developed several
compression algorithms including the one used in the JPEG2000 standard. He
authored and co-authored several top cited technical papers and was a member of
MIT Technology Review’s inaugural class of top young innovators, the 1999
TR100. Global Telecoms Business selected Wim for its “Power 100 of 2009” list
for his customer focus, attention to excellence, and accelerating ideas to
market. He is a fellow of the IEEE and member of the Royal Belgian Academy of
Wim received his PhD in Computer Science from
the University of Leuven, Belgium. He lives with his family in New Jersey.
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