Worldcast has developed an Internet software solution for worldwide interactive television to mass audiences. This will change the way the world watches television, bringing tremendous economic opportunities and consumer benefits.
Current Internet solutions, which use unicast technology, do not scale, i.e., only a very limited number of customers can receive service simultaneously; therefore, there is no business model. Worldcast’s SMART (Secure Multipoint for Advanced Repeating of Telecommunications) technology overcomes these barriers.
|Board of Directors|
|William R. (Randy) Banks
||Board Member of Country Cablevision of North Carolina|
|David Danford||Management Team of Worldcast|
|Ian Stewart||Management Team of Worldcast|
|Governmental Market Segment|
|Capt. Joseph Jones (USCG Ret.)
||Executive VP, Government & International Operations|
|Dr. Montserrat Gorina‐Ysern||International Ports and Oceanic Research Expert|
|Cdr. Allen W. Penn (USCG Ret.)||Port Commands and Security Expert|
|Penny A. Morgan||Network and Cyber Operations Expert|
||Technical and Strategy Advisor|
||Business Practices Advisor|
Ian is a futurist and inventor. He is the inventor of technologies to enable large-scale transmission(s) on the Public Internet with security, reliability and accountability. He has been a speaker at OTTCON (Over-the-Top TV Conference) as well as the entertainment and technology conference, Digital Hollywood. Ian has served as chair of the research project "DP-DPO" (Discovery Protocol for the Directory of Persistent Objects) with members Vinton Cerf (known as the Father of the Internet), Paul Vixie and Dr. Kevin Almeroth. Internet pioneers, including Stephen Deering, Dino Farinacci, and Deborah Estrin, created the foundation for point-to-multipoint Internet transmissions. As CTO of Worldcast, Ian has expanded the usefulness of their original work. Developments over the last 15 years have created new protocol technologies that will render point-to-multipoint IP transmission secure, reliable, and accountable, making point-to-multipoint Internet technology universally applicable and supportive of current business models.
David has over 25 years of experience in graphic design, advertising and marketing, and has worked with a broad range of consumer package goods, high-tech and service companies. He was previously a senior partner at Danford.Madison.Sproul, and is the founder and President of Ram Design Group. David earned his BS degree at Southern Oregon University and completed his postgraduate studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Greg has enjoyed over 25 years of leadership and management experience in sales and operations in the high-tech, financial services and banking industries. Before coming to Worldcast, Greg was with JPMorgan Chase as a Senior Loan Officer. Prior to that, Greg was with Bank of America selling business and consumer deposit and loan products, and managed a portfolio of high-value customers, earning top producer awards and was a Gold Club member. His last position at BofA was AVP, Banking Center Manager. He held the position of Regional Loan Production Manager for Downey Savings, opening three real estate loan offices in Northern California. Greg’s experience in the technology sector includes the sales of Cisco Systems networking hardware and services for Planetary Networks, as well as his position as Sales Manager of software sales for Passport Designs.
William R. (Randy) Banks, Board Member of Country Cablevision of North Carolina
Mr. Banks has an extensive background in development, operations and management of resort and residential communities, having worked for companies such as Florida based Gulfstream Development Corporation; The Hilton Head Company, Hilton Head, South Carolina; and Wintergreen Development, Inc., Wintergreen, Virginia. Mr. Banks has served on the President’s Council and Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders and has served as local President and State Director of the Home Builders Association of Georgia. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Country Cablevision of North Carolina. Mr. Banks is Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s National Recreational Development Council, Gold Flight. This appointment coincides with his dedication to responsible leadership in the use of land. Proof of his dedication can be seen in the award-winning community development of which he is President and CEO – Mountain Air Country Club and Mountain Air Development Corporation. In addition to his ULI responsibilities, Banks has been a member of the American Resort Development Association and the Community Association Institute, of which he was named the North Carolina Chapter’s Developer of the Year in 2009. He continues membership in the National Association of Home Builders and also consults for other real estate developers throughout North America, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Locally, Mr. Banks is very active in area economic development planning, and has been appointed by the Governor of the state of North Carolina as a board member of AdvantageWest – North Carolina, which is a regional division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Mr. Banks attended the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, where he majored in political science.
See bio under Management Team above.
See bio under Management Team above.
Capt. Joseph Jones (USCG Ret.), Executive VP, Worldcast Government and International Operations
During his 30+ year career in the government sector, Capt. Jones acquired extensive diplomatic and international experience. He held the position of Commander of three U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, served as a USCG Officer, and was a Senior Officer for the Department of Transportation and Homeland Security. Since retiring from the USCG in 2004 and transitioning into the private sector, Capt. Jones has served as a Senior Market Manager for the Battelle Memorial Institute and as VP for Maritime and Port Security. He holds a BS from the USCG Academy, an MBA from Yale University, and an MA from the U.S. Naval War College. Capt. Jones is the first African American to command a modern USCG High Endurance Cutter since the service was established in 1790, and is the holder of meritorious medals and distinguished awards. He is fluent in the Spanish language.
Dr. Gorina-Ysern acquired multi‐disciplinary legal/policy experiences over three decades in three continents, as a practicing lawyer, foreign correspondent, academic researcher, law professor and independent consultant to governments, private sector, industry, United Nations agencies and NGOs. Currently, she is focusing on Arctic regime, international trade, maritime/port security and cyber security law and policy. Dr. Gorina-Ysern’s research and analytical output is used worldwide by prestigious academic and oceanographic research institutions, UN agencies, foreign affairs departments, private industry and NGOs. She has developed interdisciplinary contacts in the US and overseas. Dr. Gorina-Ysern holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales Law School, a Master of Laws from the Universidad de Barcelona, and Bachelor of Laws from the Universitat Autonom a de Barcelona.
Allen is President of Quotient Consultants, LLC (QuotientC) and has an extensive
background in marine safety, port security and incident management. After 38 years’ experience in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a commander and as a civilian employee, he
went on to start his own business as a consultancy in maritime affairs and crisis management,
working for the Shipping Registry of the Cayman Islands. Allen holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering and Masters of Art degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Ms. Morgan is President of Aermor LLC providing innovative training, total integration, policy development, and technology solutions in support of network and cyber operations. Following more than 14 years of Naval service with experience in anti-terrorism/force protection, weapons/combat systems, engineering/propulsion, and navigation/ seamanship, she moved into the private business arena. As a government and private business support contractor, she obtained extensive experience in leadership roles in project/program management, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and cyber training. She served as a business development and strategic development executive for several successful small businesses before founding Aermor LLC. Penny holds a Bachelors of Science from the US Naval Academy and a Master of Science in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering from George Washington University.
Mr. Doherty is co-founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group; a 28-year old Seaford, NY Technology Assessment and Market Research Corporation. Doherty’s prime focus is on researching and articulating the impact of advanced digital technologies, services, products, industry initiatives and standards efforts on consumers, industry and society. During his 38-year career, he has garnered more than a dozen U.S. patents, while holding a multitude of career-defining positions, such as Director of the Urban Vehicle Design Group at Pratt Institute, Engineer for Data General Corporation, Chief Engineer of Lourdes Industries, Inc., founder and President of Optronic Labs and, since 1983, co-founder and Director of The Envisioneering Group. Doherty is a 35-year senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Additionally, he is a member of the Society for Information Display and the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers. Among his many industry awards, Doherty has been cited by the International Television Association for his many years of technology coverage of digital video design and engineering trends, and is the writer most cited by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment for detailed features on the evolution of America’s Digital TV system. In 2003, Doherty was nominated to and accepted a multi-year position on the Presidential Medal of Technology Award Selection Committee, reporting to the White House and the Department of Commerce.
Kenneth Hardesty is an international technology CEO & COO with a dynamic professional career in both private and public companies. During his career, he has lived and worked in the U.S., Asia, India, and Europe, working with governments, accessing capital markets, and building shareholder value and confidence. As CEO, he has directly established sales in global audiences and operations from start-up to over 7,000 employees. Mr. Hardesty was a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Seagate Corporation, COO and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations for SyQuest Technology, CEO of Casino Data Systems, President of Communications Systems International, and Founder & CEO of Disc Materials Technology (acquired by Komag), as well as Chairman of Rossi Hardesty Financial. Mr. Hardesty was founder/CEO of Data Magnetics Corporation/Atlas Industries, a company he took public in 1987. Mr. Hardesty specializes in manufacturing, software, technology, medical device and wireless companies, with the objective of maximizing enterprise value.
Mr. Kinley has been a stockholder of World Multicast for over 10 years. Since 2007, he has been a director of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc., a satellite programming company, where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He is the president of Kinley & Associates, a specialized cable television industry consulting firm. From 1986 to 2000, Mr. Kinley founded and served as the chief executive and chief financial officer of Sun Country Cable. From 1998 to 2004, he served on the Board of the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), the nation's largest cable programming purchasing organization. In 1993, Mr. Kinley established the Small Cable Business Association (now known as the American Cable Association) and served as its chairman until 1997, as well as on the executive committee until 2003. Previously, Mr. Kinley served in senior management positions at various cable television companies including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Northland Cable Television, Senior Vice President for Viacom Cable, and Senior Vice President at American Television & Communications (now Time Warner Cable). Prior to working for cable companies, Mr. Kinley was the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission’s) primary regulator of the cable television industry serving as chief of the cable television bureau from 1973 to 1976. He previously served in various administrative roles at government agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Kinley earned his BA, graduating summa cum laude, from Principia College and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Tompkins, founder & managing partner of Novus Ventures, contributes senior-level experience in high-technology investing and industry financial management. He had early career experience as a product manager at Fairchild Semiconductor and ten years as a Chief Financial Officer at three Silicon Valley technology start-ups. He began investing as a Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Investment Company, with early investments in Intel, Rolm and Storage Technology, among others. He later managed DSC Ventures for the Ray Noorda family for six years prior to founding Novus. Dan earned his BA and BSEE from Rice University and his MBA from Stanford University.