Advisory Board

Zubin Wadia

Zubin Wadia is CEO & Co-Founder of CiviGuard, Inc., CEO & Co-Founder of RedRock IT Solutions, and Chief Technology Officer at ImageWork Technologies.
CiviGuard is a new mobile-based solution for emergency communications. At heart it is an alerts and notification system, with messages distributed via text messages, an HTML5 web app, push notifications, and social media services like Twitter. The product was developed by 3 students of Singularity University: Zubin Wadia, Shawna Pandya, and Timothy Coleman. It was inspired by 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other recent crises.
Zubin is a parallel technology entrepreneur with a passion for Open Data, Gov 2.0 and positive social impact. He is the founder of CiviGuard Technologies, RedRock IT Solutions and a partner at ImageWork Technologies. Over the last 10 years he has deployed complex process automation and content management systems for Government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
He is especially familiar with the City of New York’s agencies such as FDNY, NYPD, Department of Health, and the Department of Design and Construction. Over his career he has remained fiercely independent when it comes to technology platform choices — having implemented solutions on Java, Open Source, .NET and mobile platforms.
He enjoys programming whenever possible — with Scala, Erlang, Haskell being current favorites. Zubin was one of 40 students selected to attend the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University, a institution sponsored by NASA and Google for the development of future technology leaders. He is the author of three books on software development and architecture in addition to being on the Java Content Repository 2.0 expert group.
Zubin’s main area of research is in “Intelligent Composites”, a self-coined term for the process of assessing technological & business conditions for a planned system and architecting a durable & scalable platform for it. Distributed computing & conversation patterns excite him – thus making Eric Brewer, Jim Gray, Roy Fielding, Werner Vogels & Gregor Hohpe people he admires. He currently spends his free time understanding the applicability of conversation patterns and distributed computing principles to process oriented concepts such as Colored Petri-Nets, Markov chains, and Phase transitions.
His specialities include: Mobile Development (iPhone, Android, Symbian, WinPhone, Blackberry & WAP), NoSQL (Cassandra & MongoDB), Offshore-Onsite Team Setup & Collaboration. Distributed Systems Architecture (Balancing Consistency, Availability & Partition Tolerance). RESTafarianism, Standard ECM / BPM stuff too (Websphere Process Server, Documentum, FileNET, Alfresco, and Intalio).
Zubin coauthored Facelets Essentials: Guide to JavaServer Faces View Definition Framework and The Definitive Guide to Apache MyFaces and Facelets.
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