Joe Polastre is an entrepreneur, technology enthusiast, lover of efficiency, fanatic of live music, and wunderkind — according to Wired Magazine. He’s led startups, delivered products at big enterprises, and survived a PhD program at the University of California, Berkeley.
Joe is currently a Presidential Innovation Fellow for The White House, co-founder of the government’s digital services team, and also the founder of alkio labs. He previously founded Sentilla (acquired by Ericsson), where he served as CEO, CTO, and Board Director. Joe has managed and delivered products at IBM, Microsoft, and Intel.
Joe has won awards and been named a top technologist and entrepreneur (BusinessWeek, Worth Magazine, Silicon Valley Business Journal). He’s regularly quoted, invited to speak at top conferences, and writes articles on industry trends and software engineering. He has also been awarded some patents.
Joe specializes in working with small teams, reacting quickly to emerging markets, inventing new products & features, and marketing creative solutions. He has worked internationally, with stints in Singapore and London.