6Harmonics was founded in 2010 with its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. As a G7 capital, Ottawa is an internationally recognized center of excellence in telecommunications technologies having some of world’s largest telecommunications network equipment vendors such as Nokia, Blackberry, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, and Huawei. Because of the strong wireless ecosystem in Ottawa, 6Harmonics is able to design and manufacture all of our products locally without outsourcing any of the technology development to third parties. With our global network of partners we are able to work with customers to design and deploy networks in many countries with widely differing requirements.
6Harmonics has an associate company in Beijing (6WiLInk) which customizes and supports 6Harmonics products for the Chinese market.
We released our first FCC certified product in 2013, and continue to expand our product portfolio to meet the needs of our customers. ETSI certification will be achieved by Q2 2017.
Robert Wu: CEO
Robert has over 20 years wireless experience including several senior roles at Nortel including senior system engineer, senior technical advisor, sensor network project team leader and WiMax modem chief architect. In June 2002 Robert founded TenXC Wireless to develop advanced antenna solutions. Other technology executive experience includes VP R&D and IP Evaluation Director at WiLAN, and Senior System Architect at Soma Networks. Previously, Robert was awarded a full professorship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Qualifications include PhD Applied Mathematics (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and Chinese Academy of Sciences). Dr Wu has filed more than 80 wireless patents, many relating to 3G/4G including the invention of MIMO OFDM.
Peter Sun: VP Product
Peter Sun has more than 20 years industrial telecommunication experience, including more than 10 years wireless network engineering at Nortel and 4 years at Blackberry on radio software systems prior to co-founding 6Harmonics.
Peter is an experienced specialist in wireless standards, wireless networking and protocols, wireless system testing and network optimization. In particular, Peter has in-depth understanding of 3GPP specifications and is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA radio protocol subject expert with hands-on experience in cellular network planning and deployment.
Peter has 6 patents relating to wireless, plus more than 10 articles and 1 book (WCDMA UTRAN Network Planning Principle and Practice, P&T Press, 2005). Peter graduated from Nanjing University of Technology and later obtained a Masters of Economics from University of International Business and Economics, Beijing.
Mike Davies, VP Business Development
Mike has 25 years of experience in business development, product development, new technology commercialisation, R&D projects, and IP management.
Experience includes customer engagement, market analysis, strategy setting, contract negotiation, business plan, proposal development, infrastructure management, technology transfer and outsourcing, raising private capital and product development.
Managed several multi-million dollar projects within government and the private sector, including recruiting and supervising personnel teams, infrastructure planning, building acquisition. Commercialization experience of technology includes wireless telecommunications, semiconductor optoelectronic components, solar PV, medical devices (specifically ophthalmic instruments) and magnetics.
As an entrepreneur, Mike has >15 years of start-up experience.
Qualifications include PhD (University of Nottingham, UK) in Physics, an Executive MBA (University of Ottawa) and BSc Physics and Applied Physics (Joint Honours, University of Nottingham, UK)
Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE).
Authored or co-authored more than 50 referred scientific publications and holds 10 US patents.
Pat DiPietro is Vice Chairman of the Board at Coriant, where he works closely with the CEO and Chairman of the Board as well as the senior management team to support the company’s strategy planning and growth strategy. He also serves as Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners. Over his more than 30 year career in technology, Mr. DiPietro has launched several highly successful networking products and start-up ventures. Mr. DiPietro brings to his role extensive executive management and R&D experience in the telecommunications and technology industries, including senior leadership roles at Nortel and Bell Northern Research.
As an Operating Partner and Group President Telecom at Marlin Equity Partners, Mr. DiPietro has managed investment opportunities in telecommunications and technology industries along with his operating experience and venture capital expertise. Prior to his role at Marlin, Mr. DiPietro was Managing Partner at Canada’s VG Partners, overseeing the Technology Fund. As a venture capitalist, he managed large portfolios and teams and sat on numerous Boards, including Sandvine, SiGe, Continuous Computing, BTI Systems and BelAir Networks. Additionally, he founded The Ottawa Network, a not‐for profit start-up accelerator, was a Board member of Invest Ottawa and has been an angel investor in technology startups. Mr. DiPietro’s credentials include a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University, and Masters courses in Telecommunications Management from Carleton University.