Ashok Kartham is the President of TiE Tampa and founder and CEO of m-ize. Ashok is a successful and Serial Entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience as CEO of software and high tech companies. Ashok founded 4CS, the leading warranty and service lifecycle management company, acquired in 2011 by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), a multi-billion dollar public software company listed on NASDAQ. Ashok also founded m-ize, Inc in Tampa, FL in 2012 to create the smarter customer engagement platform to connect mobile and social consumers to brands. Ashok holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from JNTU. Ashok has been involved as an investor and board member in various organizations to help foster entrepreneurship.