Neil E Cox

Newport Beach, 

CA 

United States

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Neil Cox - LinkedIn
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Everyone who has a LinkedIn account should also have a Repio. Linkedin is a great platform for your work experience and contact list, however Repio allows you to manage and take control of your internet image which is becoming very important in all phases of life. Repio also allows HR professionals to find very quickly who is really responsible for achievements that are listed on-line in various links or posts. Just by using Repio's link search function, anyone can find the source of the real talent behind the achievement announced in the article.
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Ameritech Mobile Communications
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ameritech_Cellular
Even though I arrived shortly after the system was up (19 cell sites) I was the Director of Engineering for the first cellular system in the USA. Several of the "firsts" in wireless came from my organization that are now standard practices worldwide. I gave speeches in the mid 80s on how I was going to put a phone in every lady’s purse and every man’s pocket and was considered to be visionary for the wireless industry. Because of our achievements in the USA we expanded internationally as can be seen from the links in this section on my Repio Page.
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Centertel Poland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_Polska
We spent over 2 years to win the Tender to be the first cellular provider in Poland. France Telecom was our partner and this was one of the first Western investments/business in Eastern Europe. The challenges we faced and lessons learned were unbelievable because everything had to be sourced outside of Poland. We were successful in launching the business in six months from the granting of the spectrum to the first wireless call. I had a great team that beat all the odds and I especially thank Nokia Network Systems for their contribution to the venture. This was their first major deal outside of Finland and they delivered a working system with special mobile phones on time. This business changed the History of Poland as a communications equipped society was the catalysis for economic growth.
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Netcom GSM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetCom_(Norway)
We won this opportunity with Singapore Telecom and some in the press felt we over paid for the spectrum. However they were wrong as NetCom became one of the most successful wireless companies in the world and at one time had the second highest cap value of any Norwegian company. I had a great team lead by Bill Smilie and Tom Williams. SingTel was a great partner and they joined us on several other international ventures.
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Energy Oasys
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/AMERITECH,+WISCONSIN...
I was Chairman of the Board of this company. This was a joint venture between Wisconsin Energy and Ameritech and was the USA’s first attempt at a smart grid commercial offering (without taxpayer funds). The heat wave of 1995 cost hundreds of lives in Chicago when the power grid was lost so thru the efforts of both companies technology was developed to prevent this from ever happening again. We sold the business to ComEnergy in Boston because the Public Service Commissions were not prepared to allow the technology to be placed into the rate base to recover the investment. The technology was right for the time, however the business was to visionary for the regulators to understand. Today however Smart Grid is part of every PSC agenda.
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Matav
http://www.telekom.hu/about_us/about_magyar_teleko...
We won this privatization opportunity with Deutsche Telekom. At the time, it was the largest privatization ever accomplished in the world. I served on the Board and was responsible for making the Business Plan. This was a very successful privatization with a great partner in the Germans.

Boards Presentback to top

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Members ...
https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2015/...
It is an an honor to serve as a member of the FirstNet Board. FirstNet has made tremendous progress toward deploying the nationwide public safety broadband network, and I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of this important mission. I am also Chair of the Boards Sub-Committee on Technology.

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Repio.com
http://www.repio.com/
Chairman of the Board for the nations leading provider of a platform to manage your online reputation. This company will become the standard for HR professionals to find talent. The service is a mandatory for everyone with a LinkedIn account.
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Boards Pastback to top

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Federal Communications Bar Association
http://new.fcba.org/
Even though I was not in the legal arena, I was asked to join the Federal Communications Bar Association because many of the industry’s major legal issues with the Telecommunications Act of 1996 were addressed by me via my role as President of Ameritech Information Industry Services.

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Telecommunications Development Fund
http://www.tdfventures.com/
I was on the Advisory Board of TDF during its formation. We funded early stage Information Technology models via the interest on the deposits from the Wireless Spectrum Auctions.

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Wireless OnLine
https://www.repio.com/repio/for/NeilCox_GS937R206U...
This was a great company with outstanding leadership and strong VCs.

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US Speedskating
http://usspeedskating.org/
I was on the USSpeedskating Board for the Salt Lake City and Tornio Olympic Games. During my tender we won over 30% of all medals won by the USA at those games.

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National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association
http://www.alarm.org/
Received the National Company Representative Award for 1999-2000
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wer liefert was
http://www.wlw.com/en
I was on the Board of Directors for WLW in Hamburg Germany. Outstanding Business to Business Directory that made the transition from print to the internet. This Business was founded prior to WWII
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Daleen Technologies
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2004/05...
I was on the Board of Daleen when we took the company public. It was difficult to continue our high growth rate when the CLEC industry business models did not work.

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Blue Frog Mobile
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Blue-Frog-Mo...
I was on the Board of this company via our Fund when I was at M K Capital. The company didn’t perform as expected and a change in management came too late to save it. The Company failed to deliver on the future product which was going to be "Text TV".

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P-Com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Com
I was on the Advisory Board of P-Com from the beginning. P-Com was a start-up that pioneered millimetric microwave for the information service providers. A very successful company with great leadership and funding from Ameritech Venture Capital. First deployments of the technology were for wireless carriers.
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International Engineering Consortium
http://www.iec.org/
Great fellowship of individuals in the Information Technology Industry worldwide. I contributed severals technical publications to their archives over the years.

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Iota Wireless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxXF3C0y4qY
Advisory Board member for a start-up with Patents in the Tilt-Text applications. Tilt-Text is five times faster for text messaging then other type technologies

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Bluespring adds to board of directors - Business Courier of ...
cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/...
I am no longer associated with Bluespring Software. I joined the Board because of a first class CEO and great Venture Partners. This Business Model was a victim of the CLEC Telecom meltdown.

Advisory Roleback to top

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XMS Capital
http://xmscapital.com/
XMS Capital is a world class organization with Offices and Partnerships all around the world. I serve as a Senior Adviser to XMS’s TMT practice.

Visionary Speechesback to top

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Key Note Address at ISC
http://www.securitysales.com/article/cox-michel-lo...
At this event I demonstrated the use of a handheld device as a future way of responding to your home alarm condition. Notice that this presentation was in 2000. Today several of these models exist.
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TM Forum
http://www.realwire.com/releases/surviving-to-thri...
I was the Keynote Speaker at the TM Forum Conference. This is one of the top Telecommunications events of the year with 1000s of attendees.

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Now, The Car Knows The Way, The Score, Weather - Chicago Tri...
articles.chicagotribune.com/1989-12-03/travel/8903...
This article appeared in the mid eighties and was the first known public comment on Smart Vehicles. Way ahead of "Google Smart cars"
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GigaOM Talks to Qwest About the End of Pay TV - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mla0sadHsBo
Visionary interview.

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Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2003 (WTS 2003)
www.scate.org/PDFs/Wireless_telecom_se...
The Co Founder and CEO of Qualcomm; Dr Jacobs was a co Keynote Speaker with me at this conference. Dr Jacob and I became acquainted when Ameritech invested in Qualcomm before it was public. My role at Ameritech at the time we met was Director of Engineering for the nations First Cellular Company.
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Revenue at Qwest business unit increases despite economy ...
smartbrief.com/servlet/rdrc?u=/news/st...
This was a speech to the Qwest Business Partners. They were always a very key element to my success when I ran the Central Region BMG sales.

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TM Forum - Keynote Perspectives
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I was the Keynote speaker at the TM Forum in Orlando. A written version of the speech can be viewed here, or you can see the video of my presentation on my Repio "Videos of Keynote Speeches"

Patents Heldback to top

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Repio Patent
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?query...
This is the first issued Patent in a series of Pending Property positioned to make Repio the leader in the "Internet Image" arena. Our ability to to sort, comment and tag links to a person is protected as our prior art.
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Method and Telecommunication System for indicating the recei...
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/result.html?query...
These are three of the four Patents I hold. #s 6,490,444, 7,020,458 and 7,283,807. These Patents are all around the "You Got Mail" message you get when there is an e-mail waiting on line for you. The description is technical but the concept is simple.

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Number Portability
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_number_portabil...
My team lead the first Local Number Portability in the United States; in fact the world, which was Commemorated on January 15, 1997. My thanks to Midwest LNP L.L.C., Lockheed Martin IMS and my team at Ameritech which all participated in the launch.

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40 mbps Internet
http://news.centurylink.com/news/qwest-unveils-40-...
We were the first in the Industry to launch a 40mbps service for our HSI customers. This was a big deal for Gamers and OTT video users who bought the $100 service. My thanks to my team at Qwest that beat the CATV providers at their own speed game.

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AT&T- News Room
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This was the Nations first Smart Grid Company. It was ahead of its time because the Public Service Commissions would not allow the cost ($500 per home) to be put in the rate base. I was Chairman of the Board and we sold the company to ComEnergy in Boston.
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CURRENT, Qwest to Integrate DSL into Smart Grid | Business W...
businesswire.com/.../CURRENT-
The industry’s first real Smart Grid trial in the USA. I was able to demonstrate how a fixed network could be superior to wireless for the information backhaul.

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Qwest offers digital storage, reports 50 percent decline in ...
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We were the first Facility based carrier to offer "Cloud" storage to our DSL customer base. This was a partnership with Symantec which provided the free backup service as part of your DSL monthly fee

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SAIC
http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/saic-pr...
At SAIC I opened up a new vertical with the Auto Industry to do Telematics. The work lead to several innovations in the automotive industry. This press release was one of our first contracts with Ford. I always believed that cars would become Java Browsers on wheels.

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Qwest Crows Download Speed -- After CTO Questioned Value ...
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Peter Poll was always getting the message wrong when he spoke to the press; or even worst, the customers.

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Making Bangalore green again - The Hindu
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/t...
The Reporter missed the real story with this article. The Qwest employees were responsible for forming United Way of Bangalore. They chose planting trees as their first event for the community. The reporter was more interested in writing about planting trees instead of the long term impact that United Way would have on Bangalore. My Qwest employees made me extremely proud of what they accomplished.

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On thin ice [Chicago Tribune]
technews.tmcnet.com/news/2013/02/24/6944257.htm
The Reporters did just an OK job with this story because they refused to dig deep to verify that the Athletes had violated the Agreement they signed which caused sponsors to leave. The reason that the contract was not renewed by Qwest was because the USOC failed to take disciplinary action against the skaters who signed the Athlete Agreement, took the stipends and went as far as covering up the Qwest logo for Photos to promote own their own sponsor. The Speedskating Board wanted to take action however the USOC wanted nothing to do with it and thus the beginning of the end! Qwest did meet all of their terms of the agreeement and never took legal action against USS. Thank you Qwest. However now you see what has happened in Sochi. Because of poor funding (caused by several of the skaters violating their contract) training was poor and the zero medals reflect the state of the organization.
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Qwest?s Neil Cox Loses Job Amid Realignment?
phoneplusmag.com/news/2010/01/qwest...
The Board made a decision to eliminate my EVP position at Qwest and to divide my direct reports between the COO and two other EVPs. This "Realignment" as mentioned in the article was a welcome decision by me based on the direction of the company and the recent merger with CenturyLink. CenturyLink had control and I would have never moved to West Monroe La.

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MK Capital Welcomes Industry Veteran Neil E. Cox as Venture ...
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MK Capital was one of the premier Venture Capital firms in the USA. The fund was $150m+ and we invested in early round (not seed) businesses that had innovative technology and business models. The fund was very successful and my Partners were outstanding individuals that were not afraid to role up their sleeves to help the Business.

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Blue Frog Mobile scores
www.seattlepi.com/business/240566_blue...
I am no longer a member of the BlueFrog Board

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Notebaert_Natur...
This is an outstanding venue in Chicago that has grown under the leadership of Peggy Notebaert and the team at the Museum. I am proud to be a contributor to this facility.

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Adler Planetarium
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/experience/events
I was a Trustee for four years at the Adler. This was the period of time when we completed the largest expansion in the Planetarium's history. We had a great Board led by Doug Donenfeld and a visionary President in Paul Knappenberger.

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Special Olympics
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Ameritech+Presents+S...
When I was President of SecurityLink, I was the number one contributor to the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Tourch Run. Great charity. This was the event that kicked off the 1999 Run.

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no true
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On Thin Ice
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-23/site...
The Reporters missed a key point. The Board of USS wanted to take action on the skaters who took the stipend funds then failed to honor the Agreement they signed, however the USOC would not back the USS Board.
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