Shamit Patel, TiE-Austin Charter Member and Founder & CEO Alpha Nodus, Inc. Patel is a wireless industry veteran and entrepreneur with 15+ years in experience from companies ranging in early stage startups to fortune 500. Patel’s contributions have been instrumental in successful exits of startups by acquisition from companies like Intel and Qualcomm. He was also the founding task group chair of Open Interconnect Consortium, an IoT Standards Organization. Currently, Patel serves as the founder and CEO of Alpha Nodus and a strategic advisory member of the board of KeyPoint Technologies. Patel has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology with minor in Business.