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Founder & CEO at Thasos Group
Education
HEC Paris

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Greg Skibiski is a thought leader in the field of mobile location and sensor data technologies. He focuses on innovating products and services by utilizing big data to better understand human needs. As a senior executive, Skibiski has managed sales, partnership and implementation projects in 25 countries.

Mr. Skibiski is currently Founder & CEO of Thasos Group, a MIT-based company that sources and analyzes non-financial big data for the financial services and investment industries.

Previously, Skibiski was the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Sense Networks, Inc., a New York based company that uses machine learning technology to create actionable business insights from large quantities of mobile phone location and carrier call pattern data. Skibiski was innovator of the company's patent pending methodologies for analyzing and monetizing big data, including Macrosense and Citysense. His relationship with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission lead to Sense analyzing millions of GPS trails from NYC taxicabs for the first time in history and creation of the Cabsense consumer application. Sense Networks investors include Intel Capital and Javelin Venture Partners.

Under his direction, Sense was recognized by BusinessWeek as "Top 25 Most Intriguing New Businesses in the World", received the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award, the onMedia Top 100 of 2009 Award, the 2009 Gartner Group Cool Vendor Award, NetworkWorld's Company to Watch Award, the Emerging Communications Conference 2009 Company to Watch Award, was named to ReadWriteWeb's "Top 10 Internet of Things Products of 2009" and Esquire magazine's "Best and Brightest of 2008".

Sense has been recognized as a leading authority in big data applications by The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, Science, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, MIT Technology Review, MIT Technology Insider, CNN, and Wired.

Prior to founding Sense Networks, Skibiski served as Principal Architect of the Business Development group and member of the Executive Board at BackWeb Technologies, a mobile infrastructure software company, which he joined during start-up phase. Skibiski was responsible for building the company's relationship with SAP, its single largest source of revenue, during BackWeb's IPO on the NASDAQ in 1999. At that time, the company's market cap exceeded $1B. He was named Company MVP in 2000.

A highly respected industry commentator, Skibiski has been an invited speaker at The Aspen Institute, The Milken Institute Global Conference, Web 2.0 Summit, the Emerging Communications Conference, Where 2.0, SIBOS, Telco 2.0, PICNIC, the Marketing 2.0 and Social Media Conference, Mobile 2.0, and SAP Sapphire. Following a presentation at the recent 2009 World Economic Forum, Sense Networks was nominated as a WEF Technology Pioneer.

Skibiski is the lead inventor on three recently published patent applications, System and Method of Performing Location Analytics (US 20090307263), Comparing Spatial-Temporal Trails in Location Analytics (US 20100079336), and Anomaly Detection in Sensor Analytics (US 20100082301).

He is a co-organizer of the European Drobny Global Hedge Fund Conference.

Mr. Skibiski holds an MBA from HEC Paris, a BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University, and has studied relationship psychology at the Orv Owens Institute.

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