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Co-Founder & Product Designer @ OnBeep
Columbia University in the City of New York

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Roger Wood is Cofounder & Product Designer at OnBeep.

Roger was the first mobile executive to move into fashion, then back into mobile. He was a central figure in the development of the mobile industry.

His career began in product management for iDEN / Nextel, widely considered to be the first mobile social network platform, and the 6th best selling phone of all time.

He developed and launched international business for Voicestream, Omnipoint, Aerial, and Powertel, the consortium of GSM companies that became T-Mobile USA. As the 13th employee at Omnipoint, he led the launch of the first international SMS Text Messaging service in America.

He left mobile to join Reebok as the Corporate VP of marketing and chief digital officer. He was part of the launch of Ralph Lauren RLX, a luxury brand joint venture with Reebok.

He returned to mobile, pioneered mobile advertising as part of the founding team at Amobee Media Systems. Under his leadership, Amobee secured agreements with Vodafone, Sprint, Rogers Canada, and Telefonica to serve ads on mobile phones in 70 countries.

He served as VP of Digital Media for Hearst Corporation, leading smartphone and tablet media for the company's in-house agency.

He is Founder and Principal designer of (ART+DATA), a design firm.

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