Cybersecurity and Wireless Industries – A History Of Pioneering and Successes

  • Cybersecurity Disclosure Act info from Scott Goldman2016 – Launches Cybersecurity Video Podcast
  • 2015 – Develops first single-sign-on technology that identifies and authenticates logins by having the user send a simple text (SMS) message from their device. (Watch a 2-minute video of it HERE.)
  • 2014 – Receives patent for two-factor authentication (2FA) that uses SMS to send a verification method from a cell phone to confirm identity. Defeats phishing, man-in-the-middle and other types of cyber attacks.
  • 2011 – TextPower develops first notification system fully integrated with outage management systems for utilities.
  • 2009 – Becomes interim CEO of Parking In Motion – the first-ever app addressing urban parking problems by helping people navigate “the last hundred feet” to an available spot.
  • 2008 – Launches TextPower – a text messaging company that provides gateway, messaging and a library of vertical market software for integration with enterprise and backoffice systems.
  • 2008 – Elected to Board of Directors of Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLI), a $2B manufacturing company, to provide technology and cybersecurity advice and guidance.
  • 2007 – Launches “TheWirelessWizard.com”, a web site dedicated to providing tips, tricks, shortcuts and answers to everday questions from non-technical cellular phone users.
  • 2004 – Recruited as President and COO of go2 Systems, delivering the first real-time updated directory of businesses via mobile devices.
  • 2001 – Recruited as the first-ever CEO of The WAP Forum, a global standards organization dedicated to making WAP a worldwide standard.
  • 2000 – Wrote “Ask The Wireless Wizard” – the first-ever textbook designed for non-technical members of the industry. The book sells throughout the U.S. and Canada as a teaching aide and a companion CD is made for it with me telling stories about the industry’s history, technology and future.
  • 1999 – Launched the first-ever web site for selling wireless phones, accessories and service, called “BuyWireless.com” (this domain name was later sold to another company that operates a similar web site now).
  • 1995 – Launched the first-ever electronic news service for the wireless industry, WirelessNOW. Ultimately sold this business to The Strategis Group, which was then sold to the Daily Mail Group of London.
  • 1992 – Helped launch Optus in Australia, the first-ever competitor to the government-sanctioned monopoly (Telecom Australia). Sales, number of employees, revenues and all other measurable items hit the stratosphere within the first year.
  • 1989 – Launched “The Goldman Group” and began providing strategic planning, analytical and marketing planning services to major wireless corporations including BellSouth, Ameritech, Oki, Motorola and many others.
  • 1987 – Joins with industry pioneers Marty Cooper (the “Father of the portable cellular phone) and Arlene Harris in Chicago to develop the first-ever cellular credit card phone. The technology is developed and later sold to GTE.
  • 1986 – Author “The Cooper Report”, the first-ever analysis of real cellular user subscriber patterns.
  • 1985 – Author the first-ever analysis of spectrum requirements for the wireless industry, helping to convince the FCC to allocate an additional 30 MHz of spectrum for cellular services.
  • 1984 – Make history-setting presentation to the Japanese Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, helping to set the stage for first steps toward telecom deregulation.
  • 1983 – Submitted the first-ever testimony to the FCC in a cellular comparative hearing, helping to sway the decision in favor of Rogers Radio, Inc., bought shortly thereafter by Metromedia in the first wave of their cellular buying spree.
  • 1982 – Joined Compucon, the premiere provider of cellular engineering and marketing research services, helping to secure licenses worth hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
  • 1980 – Recruited by Radio Relay in Dallas and developed the first telemarketing program for sales of pagers. Sales skyrocket.
  • 1978 – LIN, the first-ever paging licensee in the United States, asks me to open their first-ever branch office in Houston, Texas. Delivered cash-flow positive results with only one operational antenna.
  • 1975 – Became the top salesperson for LIN Communications in NY, selling pagers (called “Beepers” back then because, well, all they could do was beep. Average sales were 200% of the staff average.

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