Mark Pecen

Chief Operating Officer Isara Corporation at Ecole Polytechnique

Mark Pecen

Mark Pecen

Chief Operating Officer Isara Corporation at Ecole Polytechnique

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Approach Infinity provides advisory services to firms requiring technology due diligence in the areas of wireless communication and emerging technologies, rapidly growing technology companies and their venture-capital funding partners.

Pecen retired as senior vice president, research and advanced technology, and chief technology adviser to the CEO and founder of BlackBerry, maker of wireless smartphones. He was responsible for the creation and management of BlackBerry’s Advanced Technology Research Centre and a significant portion of the company’s wireless patent portfolio. A past Distinguished Innovator and member of the Science Advisory Board at Motorola, Pecen also consulted for clients in North America and Europe.

A number of technologies that he invented have been adopted in global standards, including the Global System for Mobile Telecommunication (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) for 4G wireless.

Pecen serves as an adviser to several industry and academic organizations, and the Canadian government on wireless communication and research. He is on the boards of 3G Americas, École Polytechnique, Wilfred Laurier University School of Business, Quantum Works academic network for quantum information research and the Communication Research Centre (CRC) of Industry Canada. He holds more than 100 fundamental patents in mobile-communication networking and computing.

Pecen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Vice Chairman & Director General at Ecole Polytechnique

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Chief Medical Officer at Mobiquity, Inc.

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Project Director at Ecole Polytechnique

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Co-Founder at Scoop.it SAS

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Juriste at Ecole Polytechnique

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President at S Group Advisory LLC

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Co Chairman at Fabrique de Lindustrie

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Chief Operating Officer at Mobiquity, Inc.

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Executive-in-Residence at Northeastern University - D'Amore-McKim School of Business

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Founding Member at Stryker Corporation

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Chief Operating Officer Isara Corporation at Ecole Polytechnique
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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

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Chief Operating Officer Isara Corporation
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The École Polytechnique (commonly known as Polytechnique or by the nickname X) is a French public institution of higher education and research, located in Palaiseau near Paris. Polytechnique is considered to be the most selective and prestigious of the French Grandes écoles,[2][3] and is renowned for its four-year[4] undergraduate-postgraduate « Ingénieur Polytechnicien » degree in science and engineering.[5] Known for its extremely competitive entrance examination, students are usually admitted after two years of highly selective university-level preparation in mathematics and physics. In addition to the 2,000 polytechnic engineer students, the institution welcomes about 439 master students and 572 doctoral students, for a total enrollment of 2,900.[1] Polytechnique was established in 1794 by the mathematician Gaspard Monge during the French Revolution,[6] and became a military academy under Napoleon I in 1804. Today, the institution still runs under the supervision of the French ministry of Defence. Initially located in the Latin Quarter of central Paris, the establishment was moved in 1976 to Palaiseau on the Saclay Plateau, southwest of Paris.[7] Polytechnique is a founding member of ParisTech, a grouping of leading Paris-area engineering colleges established in 2007. It joins in 2014 as a founding member and as the head of pluridisciplinary technology and innovation institute the confederal "University of Paris in Saclay". Since 1995, Polytechnique has admitted a significant number of international applicants to its polytechnic engineer program,[8][9] and 20% of each cohort are foreign students.[10] Polytechnique is ranked among the best universities in the world. Among its alumni are two Nobel Prize winners, one Fields Medalist, three Presidents of France and many CEOs of French and international companies. It could be seen as France's MIT for its leading role in the formation of technology innovators and company leaders.

Senior Vice President, Research & Advanced Technology & Chief Technology Adviser
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Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone, software for businesses and accessories. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day.

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Mark Pecen is affiliated with Ecole Polytechnique, BlackBerry Ltd.

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