The Day Dreamers Show
Topic: Pakistanis in the Silicon Valley
Live with Riaz Haq, High-Tech Business Professional, Management, Online Advertising, Social Media, Non-profit Management, Marketing, Mobile Software, Web 2.0, Enterprise Software, Security, Semiconductors, from San Francisco, CA, USA.
Over 20 years of experience in complex high-tech product marketing, online consumer marketing, and advertising, Web 2.0 technologies, development and engineering/operations with strong knowledge in software, semiconductors, networking and personal computer technologies at large and small companies including startups. Mr. Haq has founded and currently runs PakAlumni Worldwide (www.pakalumni.com) and blogs at http://www.riazhaq.com and http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com .
As Product Line Manager of Intel’s mobile software, Mr. Haq focused on key parameters such as improvements in connectivity, battery life extension, security, offline/online computing, synchronization with PC notebooks including Centrino campaign, context-aware computing, personal entertainment, location-based services etc. Mr. Haq was recognized as Person of the Year by PC Magazine during his first stint at Intel.
Founded and managed Cautella through seed funding, tech development, and product planning to address Fixed-Mobile Convergence market for data and voice.
Successfully drove products and product lines from concept and business strategy and roadmaps through development, launch, deployments, customer engagements and upgrade cycles garnering significant revenue and profitability.
Founded and managed DynArray, an enterprise software company focused on linking legacy to the Web and grew it from zero to $10m within 18 months delivering to major customers including IBM, Allianz, Sandvik, SCIF, and others.
Led Intel’s mobile software product line with significant new developments including location-based application support, Web Services APIs, mobile Web 2.0 mash-ups (with Web services APIs from Amazon, Google, and Yahoo), context-aware computing etc. winning major customers.
He is a charter member of TIE Silicon Valley and has served as chairman of NED Alumni Convention 2007.
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