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					                                         GUY ROMANO
                                      Elmhurst, IL, 60126
           (847) 875-2985 • gromano@comcast.net • http://www.linkedin.com/in/guyromano

                                           SUMMARY
Innovation Manager at Motorola and Rockwell with experience in new product development, program
management, and business development. Conceived and led Motorola’s Social TV program which was
named a Top Tech Trend for 2011 by Wired Magazine and listed as a Top 10 emerging technology by the
MIT Technology Review. Created Push-to-View which has shipped in millions of mobile phones
worldwide. Directed 30+ staff members across multiple geographic and functional areas. Possesses
exceptional communication skills and the ability to develop and lead high-performance teams.
Consistently ranked in the top 10% of peer group. BSEE, Illinois Institute of Technology. MSCS,
Illinois Institute of Technology. MBA, Kellogg School of Management.


                              PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MOTOROLA, INC. Schaumburg, IL                                          1989-1993, 1994- 2010

Director – Enterprise System Research, Motorola Labs (2009 – 2010)
Dual role that consisted of Program Management and Strategy directing advanced development projects
for the enterprise market.
 Program Management – Directed activities of 30+ Applied Research and Technology Center staff to
     deliver on 6+ advanced development projects for mobile computing, RFID, and barcode scanners.
 Projects included Web 2.0 platform and applications, RFID hardware and applications, video
     services, hardware and software for mobile productivity improvement, and location-based services.
 Program deliverables led to $18 million in increased sales in 2009 and helped to secure a $50 million
     per year contract.
 Championed the use of an Open Innovation model to drive sustainable and efficient innovation.
     Resulted in a savings of 3 staff years on one project alone.
 Strategy – Devised program strategy in order to address technical gaps, market trends, and end user
     needs.
 Improved the relationship with the acquired Symbol Technologies business unit and developed strong
     working partnerships with product group leaders. Resulted in a significant improvement in business
     alignment and a reduction in duplicate activities.

Senior Project Manager – Motorola Labs (2004 – 2008)
 Established a highly successful cross-functional team of engineers, software developers,
   psychologists, and anthropologists from the ground-up. Project activities included qualitative and
   quantitative market and user research studies, ideation, prototype development, and field trials.
 Conceived and led the Social TV effort at Motorola. Led Social TV user research, application
   development, and commercialization activities.
 Social TV was named a Top 10 emerging technology for 2010 by the MIT Technology Review and a
   Top Tech Trend for 2011 by Wired Magazine.
 Results led to customer trials, research publications and conference papers, CES demonstrations, and
   a product announcement at the 2010 LA Cable Show.
 Created and led the research and development of the Push-to-View application for mobile phone and
   infrastructure equipment.
 Led push-to-view product from concept to product launch. Application was launched 4 years ahead
   of competition, has shipped in millions of mobile phones worldwide, with a positive impact on the
   average selling price of mobile phone and infrastructure equipment. Served as the foundation for
   additional products for Sprint/Nextel, Telus Mobility, AT&T, and many others.
 Participated in standards activity for discrete media sharing in OMA PoC.
GUY ROMANO                                                                                     Page Two


Business Development Manager – Motorola Early Stage Accelerator Group (2006 – 2007)
 Created strategic business plans, identified revenue opportunities, engaged business leaders, secured
   project funding for next generation solutions and applications.
 Led and drove the creation of new market opportunities to enhance Motorola products with next
   generation mobile search functionality.
 Created pull for a social networking application within the set top box business unit which resulted in
   numerous customer demonstrations.

Lead Engineer – Motorola Labs (1994 – 2004)
 Researched and developed a wireless connected-mode link layer packet data protocol. Protocol has
   shipped in millions of mobile phones through numerous carriers.
 Executed contextual design field studies and led a cross-functional team to identify and validate user
   requirements in order to address issues with field upgrades. Resulted in a 40% decrease in failed
   product upgrades.
 Partnered with an internal development team to create an advanced smart phone years ahead of the
   competition. Resulted in field trials of novel application prototypes and a customer commitment from
   Nextel.
 Created a wireless eCoupon strategy for mobile retail. Resulted in a contract with Exxon Mobile for
   exploratory development.
 Oversaw the development and evaluation of early Bluetooth profiles.
 Created strategy and technical demonstrations of multimedia real-time communications. Presented to
   FCC Chairman, Motorola CEO & CTO, Motorola’s Senior Leadership Team, and customers.

Senior Engineer – Motorola Solutions & Motorola Mobility (1989 – 1993)
 Created system level communication software for SmartZone, an early multi-state public safety
   system. Technical demonstration led to a multi-million dollar contract with the State of Florida.
 Wrote call processing software and developed a real-time operating system from scratch for an early
   digital mobile phone.


ADVANCED RESOURCES, Schaumburg, IL                                                    1993 - 1994
Senior Software Developer
 Software consultant for the City of Chicago 911 System. Contributed to the system level design and
   software architecture. Developed system level documentation.


ROCKWELL TELECOMMUNICATIONS, Downers Grove, IL                                           1987 - 1989
Led the development of hardware and software for the testing of digital cross-connect subsystems.
Worked closely with development, test, and system engineers to uncover, and correct product issues.


                                           EDUCATION
      MBA, General Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2008
                   MS, Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2001
                 BS, Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1987

                                              AWARDS
   Seven issued US Patents and 7 pending US Patents
   Best Paper Award, EuroITV 2007, Harboe et al
   Engineering Awards, Motorola 1997, 1999.
   World Wide Employee Recognition Award, Motorola 2000
GUY ROMANO                                                                                   Page Three

Issued Patents:

Thakkar, Romano, “Method And Apparatus For Mixed Mode Personal Communication”, U.S. Patent
7,167,710, Jan 23, 2007

Needham, Romano, “Dispatch Call Server In A Packet Based Communication Network”, U.S. Patent
6,970,926, Nov 29, 2005

Rittle, Spets, Romano, Crisler, “Method And System For Data Packet Collision Avoidance In A Wireless
Communication System”, U.S. Patent 6,765,882, Jul 20, 2004

Jakobsen, Averbuch, Romano, Crisler, Hughes, “Cellular Radio Communication System”, U.S. Patent
6,374,108, April 16, 2002

Kozlowski, Romano, Mcdonald, “Enhanced Talkgroup Scan Algorithm”, U.S. Patent 5,214,790, May 25,
1993

Muncaster, Romano, Austin, “A Wireless Intelligent Real Estate Sign And Electronic Lock Box”, U.S.
Patent 6,624,742, Sep 23, 2003

Romano, Muncaster, Austin, “A Wireless Intelligent Real Estate Sign And Electronic Lock Box”, U.S.
Patent 7,177,819, Feb 13, 2007



Publications:

“Social Television Comes Home: A Field Study of Communication Choices and Practices in TV-Based
Text and Voice Chat”, Huang, Harboe, Tullio, Novak, Massey, Metcalf, Romano, CHI ’09: Proceedings
of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2009

"Social Interactive Television: Immersive Shared Experiences and Perspectives”, Editors Pablo Cesar
(CWI, The Netherlands); David Geerts (K. U. Leuven, Belgium); Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (Ionian
University, Greece), ISBN13: 9781605666563, 2009

“Examining Presence and Lightweight Messaging in a Social Television Experience”, Metcalf, Harboe,
Tullio, Massey, Romano, Huang, Bentley, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications,
and Applications (TOMCCAP), Volume 4 Issue 4, October 2008

“The Uses of Social Television”, Harbor, Massey, Metcalf, Wheatley, Romano, Computers in
Entertainment (CIE), Volume 6 Issue 1, May 2008

“Perceptions of Value: The Uses of Social Television”, Harboe, Massey, Metcalf, Wheatley, Romano,
EuroITV’07: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Interactive TV: A Shared Experience,
Received Best Paper Award, May 2007

“Ambient Social TV: Drawing People into a Shared Experience”, Harboe, Metcalf, Bentley, Tullio,
Massey, Romano, CHI ’08: Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI Conference on Human
Factors in Computing Systems, April 2008

Wong, W. (2008): “For Motorola scientists, nosiness can be a virtue”. In Chicago Tribune (June 22,
2008), 5:1–2.

Reviewer for the “Journal of Person and Ubiquitous Computing”, January 2001
ng Access to Media
Content”, U.S. Patent Application 20080060014, Filed September 6, 2006

Velagaleti, Chapman, Romano, Thakkar, “Method and Apparatus for Providing Reliable
Communications over an Unreliable Communications Channel”, U.S. Patent Application 20060291452,
Filed June 14, 2006

Jain, Romano, “Method and Apparatus for Tracking History Information of a Group Session”, U.S.
Patent Application 20070100908, Filed November 1, 2005
GUY ROMANO                                                                                 Page Four


Publications:

“Social Television Comes Home: A Field Study of Communication Choices and Practices in TV-Based
Text and Voice Chat”, Huang, Harboe, Tullio, Novak, Massey, Metcalf, Romano, CHI ’09: Proceedings
of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 2009

"Social Interactive Television: Immersive Shared Experiences and Perspectives”, Editors Pablo Cesar
(CWI, The Netherlands); David Geerts (K. U. Leuven, Belgium); Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (Ionian
University, Greece), ISBN13: 9781605666563, 2009

“Examining Presence and Lightweight Messaging in a Social Television Experience”, Metcalf, Harboe,
Tullio, Massey, Romano, Huang, Bentley, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications,
and Applications (TOMCCAP), Volume 4 Issue 4, October 2008

“The Uses of Social Television”, Harbor, Massey, Metcalf, Wheatley, Romano, Computers in
Entertainment (CIE), Volume 6 Issue 1, May 2008

“Perceptions of Value: The Uses of Social Television”, Harboe, Massey, Metcalf, Wheatley, Romano,
EuroITV’07: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Interactive TV: A Shared Experience,
Received Best Paper Award, May 2007

“Ambient Social TV: Drawing People into a Shared Experience”, Harboe, Metcalf, Bentley, Tullio,
Massey, Romano, CHI ’08: Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI Conference on Human
Factors in Computing Systems, April 2008

Reviewer for the “Journal of Person and Ubiquitous Computing”, January 2001

				
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Description: Guy Romano is a senior manager with leadership skills in innovation management, product development, applied research, and business development. He is skilled in managing all aspects of the innovation process from initial market research through the development of fully realized commercial solutions. Guy directed development, research, and user experience teams across multiple geographic and domain areas. He possesses exceptional communication skills and the ability to develop and lead high-performance teams.