Michael was the co-founder and CTO of ROAM Data, a leading mCommerce platform provider, which grew from zero to a $26M annualized run rate before being majority-sold for $120M to lngenico. ROAM turns merchants’ mobile devices into secure point of sale (POS) terminals and turns the mobile marketing channel into a mobile sales channel by enabling secure commerce in mobile applications with convenient mobile checkout; the company won the 2010 Technology Innovations Award at ETA Prior to ROAM Data, Michael was CTO and co-founder of Marbles, the world’s first thin-client mobile software company focused on enterprise mobile workforce applications-and the winner of multiple innovation awards. Michael received his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. in English Literature from Boston University. He has published essays on art and technology in both academic and popular presses. In addition to his software enterprises, he has taught film, literature, and drama at B.U. and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1999, his play, “The Silk Road,” was produced by Sara Arlin and the Chinese Culture Institute at Boston’s New Tremont Theatre.