With Sound Vision, Creativity, Experience, Skills and the Ability to Execute

Orb IoT was established by a group of highly experienced executives. Members of Orb ‘s executive team members are retired IBM executives, with decades of IBM service and deep experience working with Enterprise Clients. As a result, Orb has a strong business relationship with and access to many top-tier IBM executives and resources.  Orb has also assembled a group of experienced FinTech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud, and cognitive experts, experienced in developing solutions that meet the requirements of Enterprise Clients. 

GLOBAL TEAM AND WORLD CLASS RESULTS

Orb IoT has demonstrated VISION and CREATIVITY in providing innovative, cost effective IoT solutions that improve the way we live and work. Our ability to design and build custom sensors, connect any sensor to the cloud using numerous wireless communication protocols, apply analytics and cognitive computing capabilities and deliver a positive business outcome, make us a true end-to-end IoT solution provider.

Our team has years of EXPERIENCE providing connectivity and integration solutions to Fortune 500 companies and government clients worldwide. We were among the first to apply our SKILLS to IoT applications. Recognized among the first to design and build a “connected car” solution for one of Detroit’s big three.

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Thomas M. Robertson
Chairman & Interim CEO, Orb IoT

  • IBM Executive with 40-year career. Retired September 1, 2016.
  • Extensive experience in Worldwide Sales, Sales Management, Marketing, Operations and Business Development.
  • Managed IBM’s East Region Sales Operations, which generated $18 billion in annual revenue.
  • Responsible for bringing MQSeries to market in the early 1990’s. MQSeries became IBM’s most successful software offering, generating billions of dollars in software revenue.
  • Over 30 years experience in IBM Management including regional and worldwide assignments.
  • Outstanding executive contacts and relationships in the IT Industry.
  • Education – B.A. in Business and B.A. in Psychology from St. John’s University.

Nicole M. Wahab. Ed.D.
President - Orb IoT, Inc.

Dr, Wahab is the co-founder and president of Orb IoT, Inc., a systems integration and IoT company. Orb IoT is helping companies seize the opportunities of the AI, machine learning and IoT economy—a growing global industry that boasts 8.2 billion connected devices will exist by 2020. Collecting and monetizing data is the engine of innovation for this new economy and Orb IoT has strategic plans on obtaining market share.
Dr. Wahab joined Orb IoT, Inc. March, 2017. Under her direction, Orb IoT has accelerated its multi- industry leadership, with innovative offerings, a renewed brand and strengthened market presence. She has brought fiscal discipline to Orb IoT operations; invested in developing, retaining and hiring talent; and built a winning team focused on the success of Orb IoT customers in today’s rapidly changing technology landscape.

Prior to Orb IoT, Nicole was a strategic advisor to Sports Tech and EdTech companies, past President of 
Football.com,  CEO and President of Coleman Tech ( which she founded and chartered),  ten years as a High School Principal and a tenure as a public school  teacher. In conjunction with her career as a senior level executive and administrator she held positions at Alliant International University and Chapman University as an adjunct professor for the Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Wahab received her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies, California State University San Marcos in 2001, a M.A. degree in Education Administration, Alliant International University in 2003 and Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and Management, Alliant International University in 2006.

Peter Murchison​
Business Development Consultant, Orb IoT

Extensive Industry experience including:

  • 37 Years with IBM, retired IBM Executive.
  • IBM Worldwide Vice President in WebSphere’s Software brand.
  • Managing all IBM resources and activities with Citibank’s global networks.
  • Managing entire IBM relationship with a top 20 US based bank.
  • Responsible for IBM’s global go-to-market for IBM’s Family of products used by virtually all leading banks in the world and integral part of the SWIFT network.

Managed several acquisitions, integrated go-to-market, retained key people, met business objectives.
Led the global team to redesign IBM’s internal CRM processes.
Extensive experience running high performance sales and services teams in NA, Asia and Globally.

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Thomas C. Cangelosi
Chief Technology Officer, Orb IoT

  • CEO and President of Business Value Consultants LLC. Helping clients to quantify value and maximize their ROI for IT Investments.
  • 26 Years’ Experience in IT disciplines, Operations, Integration Technologies, and Management.
  • A key contributor and trusted advisor to IBM’s East Region Sales Operations. Retired in August, 2016. Worked directly with clients within multiple industries to quantify business benefits, and maximize their ROI from IT Investments.
  • Responsible for assembling and directing a large department and team, responsible for the architecture, deployment, development and operations of integration solutions for a major health care payer.
  • Responsible for the global enterprise architecture, deployment, and operations of integration solutions for a major chemical company.
  • Extensive experience, contacts and relationships in multiple industries that utilize integration solutions.
  • Education – B.A., Magna Cum Laude, in Organizational Management from Cabrini University.

Christopher Douglass​
VP Business Strategy, Orb IoT

Christopher (Chris) Douglass has more than 20 years of extensive industry knowledge and experience in the Digital Transformation and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry. As a Vice President for Business Strategy at Orb Iot, Chris is responsible for the solution strategy execution and ecosystem partner management for Orbiot’s key investments in leading cross-industry markets providing innovative Cloud, IoT and AI products and services.

Prior to joining Orbiot in January 2020, Chris has held a broad array of roles focused on the mobile ICT industry in various management, strategy, consulting, partner, and operations positions leading cross-matrix teams while at Lufthansa, Accenture, IBM, Cisco, Sprint, and AT&T.

Chris is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt; a Citrix Certified Sales Professional; a VMware Certified Associate for Digital Business Transformation; earned a certificate in Advanced Mobile Marketing from University of San Francisco; earned an IBM Selling Profession Certificate, an IBM Experienced Consulting Profession Certificate, was a Certified Trainer for IBM MobileFirst Services; earned the following AWS Cloud certificates: AWS Business Professional, AWS Technical Professional, AWS Internet of Things Foundation Series, and AWS TCO and Cloud Economics. He also served on many application working-groups and Forums.

Chris has earned a Mini-Master of Business Administration (Certificate) from the University at Buffalo, School of Management located in Buffalo, New York; and a Bachelor Degree (BA) in Business Administration from the Union Institute & University located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

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Amir Alkaram​
Advisory Principal, Orb IoT

Amir has more than 28 years of progressive growth in the field of ICT, including many years of Business Solutions Architecture to deploy and solve business challenges. A proven record of success in leading business development, software development and deployment of systems and custom applications, and providing strategic directions to executive management on technology and business directions. Amir has a strong understanding of business automation/transformation technologies including Software Development lifecycle methodologies.

Amir is senior resource with proven leadership, communications and success. His core professional competencies are: enterprise solutions and business automation in multiple verticals such as Healthcare, E-government, Vendor Management/ Evaluation/Negotiations, Budget Management & Cost Control, Staff Management, Skills Identification Planning, Ecosystem Development, Business Case Development, and Program/Project Management.

Amir serviced in leadership and executive positions with many multinational organizations such as Intel Corporation, Dubai World, Nortel networks, Faruk Medical City, SAB Holding, and etc.