Steve Papa

Founder of Parallel Wireless - world’s first fully 5G-native architecture for 2G/3G/4G/5G that is build on 100% open COTS components from RAN through core. Engaged with operators in >60 countries seeking to bring more coverage and capacity to billions around the world.

Founded the enterprise software company Endeca in 1999 and was its CEO until it was Oracle's 6th largest acquisition ever (reported at $1.1 billion on announcement in 2011). Endeca pioneered Guided Navigation, one of the leading search innovations of the decade, and made it an industry standard online. Endeca's solutions today play a key role in the online commerce, enterprise business intelligence and national security markets. Prior to its acquisition, Endeca had achieved $750M in cumulative worldwide revenue and 700 customers, and had built an exceptionally talented team of over 500 headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Endeca was named the fastest growing private company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal and recognized as one of the winners of the E&Y EOY awards program.

Prior to Endeca, part of the original MIT $50K team creating Akamai, a member of the early team at Inktomi in charge of creating the company’s infrastructure caching business, and spent time at Teradata and also at Venrock, the Rockefeller Family's venture capital arm. MBA from Harvard and a BS in Operations Research and Economics from Princeton University. Active as an advisory board member for the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard and Keller Center at Princeton.

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