Rahul Chaturvedi, President + CEO
Rahul Chaturvedi
President + CEO

Rahul Chaturvedi is the founder and CEO of ONCE Labs Inc., a leading end-to-end Industrial Internet of Things solution provider.  He is a 25 year wireless industry veteran and a prolific innovator.

Rahul invented the MiFi, thereby launching a new multi-billion dollar global device category called ‘mobile hotspot’.  The technology is now incorporated in all smartphones.  Rahul was the first person to conceptualize and develop multi-band mobile USB devices that were previously thought to be impossible to design.  Using technology from MIT Media Labs, he recently commercialized a medication reminder product line called GlowCaps.

Rahul’s career spans well recognized companies in the wireless industry including Motorola, Qualcomm, Kyocera, and Novatel Wireless with increasing levels of responsibility.  Prior to consumer wireless business, Rahul was involved in NASA contract work where he participated in the design of environmental controls of the Space Station Freedom.

Rahul has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Birla Institute of Technology, India, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University.

He presently resides in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.  Rahul is a passionate innovation mentor for high school students.

Robert Poor, CTO
Robert Poor
CTO

Experienced entrepreneur, specializing in technical leadership with inventor/builder ethos. Founder of Ember Corporation (pioneers in IoT, bought by SiliconLabs), Ph.D from MIT Media Lab.

Richard has a proven track record in building and leading high-octane technical teams to success in companies and organizations such as NBT Ventures, NeXT Computer, Lucasfilm, the IEEE, the MIT Media Lab, and many others. 

Alex Eng, Corporate Counsel
Alex Eng
Corporate Counsel

Alex C. Eng, CMA, CFM, CPA is Chair of IMA’s Global Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. He also serves as Chair of IMA’s Governance Committee.

Alex is vice president, US Corporate Finance at EDF Renewable Energy, the North American renewable headquarters for EDF, a public Fortune Global 100 Company and the world's largest power utility.

His career history includes controller roles at a global telecom services provider and as tax manager and auditor at a national firm. In his legal practice, Alex has advised on mergers and acquisitions, as well as syndicated lending and structuring of asset-based transactions.

A member of IMA since 2003, Alex served two terms on IMA’s Global Board of Directors as well as the Board’s Performance Oversight and Audit Committee, and as chair of its Audit Subcommittee. He is a CMA, CFM, and a CPA. He is an attorney of the State Bar of California, with a JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, MBA from Suffolk University and a BA from the University of Calgary in Canada. He currently resides in San Diego.

Henry Urick, Chairman
Henry Urick
Chairman

Henry Urick has been President and CEO of Cornerstone SMR, where he transformed the company to a new level of IoT technology. As SVP Marketing for Tribune Entertainment, he won the New York Film Festival Gold Award for “Best Television Program Promotional Campaign” and “Best Internet Site” as the division increased revenue by $54M.

Urick was SVP Marketing at Rysher Entertainment, a division of Cox Communications that increased revenue by $203M.  He also authored the winning proposals which launched the California and Florida lotteries – two of the nation’s largest.

Henry has a bachelor of Business Administration and holds a lifetime FCC General Class license. He recently launched KHUG 97.5 FM, a new public radio station serving the Santa Clarita Valley of California.