Subbu Meiyappan is a leader in wireless telecom with over 25 years of entrepreneurial and technology development experience. He is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded NextNav, an inventor and an author. As CEO of ECSite, he is responsible for leading the company’s vision to automate everything, everywhere, helping transform the Telecom industry into the all-digital era.
Subbu previously co-founded NextNav in 2007 – an indoor location company. The technology (a terrestrial based network of highly-synchronized beacons that emit GPS-like signals on a licensed spectrum) he helped develop at NextNav has been adopted by NASA and is finding its way into public-safety, E-911 and myriad of location applications where GPS does not work.
Prior to NextNav, Subbu was Principal Engineer at Qualcomm and Airgo Networks leading the development of first commercial implementations of MIMO WiFi ICs. He has also worked at Cisco Systems, Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and VLSI Technology.
Subbu has over 25 issued US and international patents and several more pending. He has written several technical publications and spoken at industry and academic conferences. He also taught courses at Arizona State University and been on several industry standards committees.
He has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from Annamalai Unversity (India) and dual Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and Tennessee Tech.
He also co-founded a non-profit organization Vetrivelfoundation.org that is helping take world-class education to the masses by converting Khan Academy videos into Indian regional languages.