Mike Hart leads the technology strategy and engineering teams of Vivint Internet, a multi-disciplinary team developing innovative wireless Internet technologies.
Before joining Vivint, Hart was a technical lead and engineering manager at Google Access where he led the continued development of the millimeter wave mesh technologies first conceived in Alpental Technologies, a Silicon Valley venture capital backed company he co-founded in 2012 and sold to Google in 2014. He served as CTO for Alpental were he was responsible for developing a new approach to solving the wireless fiber extension challenge, prototyping some of the first low-cost, CMOS-based millimeter wave radio-based solutions. Previously, Hart spent several years as a principal system architect at Clearwire Corporation where he was instrumental in recommending a shift in the company’s LTE network strategy, authoring the Band 41 standards and paving the way for the acquisition of Clearwire and Sprint by Softbank. Before Clearwire, Hart was a system architect at UK Broadband, where he was responsible for the system architecture design of the company’s 4G network.
He also worked as a principal researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe in the UK, a founder and consultant for CSP Solutions in the UK, and an embedded systems engineer at Texas Instruments.
Hart received a bachelor’s degree in physics; a master’s degree in communication systems and signal processing; and a Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bristol. He holds more than 21 issued patents for wireless communication systems, has published numerous technical papers and has made significant contributions to IEEE, 3GPP and GCF standards bodies.