Jeff Abramowitz is president and chief executive officer of PowerCloud Systems, a company he conceived while entrepreneur-in-residence at PARC. He is included in the Computer History Museum for his 20-year track record of piloting new technology transitions in the networking industry.
Widely known for driving market adoption of 802.11g while at Broadcom, Abramowitz has developed successful business initiatives involving performance, ease-of-use and technology integration. He also led the creation of industry-wide consortiums promoting interoperability and cooperation (WLANA and the Wi-Fi Alliance). His vision and leadership helped accelerate the technological direction of wireless networking and create the standards-based Wi-Fi market we have today, which includes co-authoring the original IEEE standard for Wi-Fi. Abramowitz also served as an executive at 3Com Corporation, Azimuth Systems, Intersil, and No Wires Needed. Abramowitz received a BSME from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Stanford University.