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A 40+ year hi-tech veteran having strong innovative and management track record with multi-national engineering teams, successful outsourcing development and manufacturing, and also strategic business management planning. He pioneered the implementation of microprocessors in telecommunications systems at ITT/Alcatel. He conceived, implemented and deployed the first PCMCIA products at Intel. The success of the Rio MP3 player product line a key contribution made as the VP of Engineering at Diamond Multimedia. He initiated and implemented a successful outsourcing program at WatchGuard Technologies. For a home automation start-up, he developed a business plan and strategy--awarded a term-sheet from a major venture capitalist. Pat is now a partner in Better Embedded Engineering, a consumer design group in Northern California. He holds a BSc from the Witwatersrand Technical College and also is the named inventor on several patents.