James C. "Jamie" Allen
James C. "Jamie" Allen provides management consulting and product development services in the areas of cloud computing, mobile applications, enterprise mobility, web services and telecommunications services.
Jamie is a proven general manager, product development executive and technologist with the demonstrated ability to manage for top-line revenue growth and bottom-line profits. He has formed and led highly motivated teams who have delivered many successful products to the market place, including mobile applications, telecommunication systems and services, on-line CRM services, and fault tolerant computer systems. He has a strong record of entrepreneurship, participating in the founding of several companies, and leading other startup companies in various executive roles.
Jamie is currently the principal of JCAllen Services and an advisor to NetService Ventures Group (www.nsv.com). Jamie joined NetService Ventures Group as a partner in 2007. Previously he had served as an NSVG advisor beginning in 2003, and served on the Board of Directors of MyDigitalLife, Inc., an NSVG incubated company. As a NSVG partner he managed consulting projects, participated in investment decisions, and worked with startups in the NSVG portfolio. He led the design, implementation and deployment of the innovative MyDigitalLife mobile service for a major Asian telecom service provider. The service created a continuous lifelog – a rich journal of the user’s life – from content and metadata recorded on the user’s mobile phone and personal computer. Developed pre-iPhone and Android, it was deployed on Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile devices. Jamie has also acted as VP Software and interim CEO at VEXTEC Corporation, and as interim CEO at AdYouNet.
Jamie was a Vice President at Telcordia Technologies immediately prior to joining NSVG. At Telcordia he oversaw the merger and restructuring of several organizations to form the Service Delivery Solutions business unit. SDS provides IN platforms and real-time charging and policy systems to mobile operators worldwide, and real-time charging, policy and mobile data services as a managed service in the U.S. As general manager, Jamie positioned the business for sustained growth in fast growing mobile markets, including India and Brazil.
Prior to Telcordia, Jamie established the WebEx Program Office. He hired the founding team of program managers, established program management policies and processes, and personally managed the largest software release in WebEx history to a successful conclusion.
Prior to WebEx, Jamie founded UniFone, a converged fixed-mobile telephone service provider. UniFone combined VoIP-over-WiFi and cellular to provide a single service that replaced both residential fixed-line and cellular mobile service. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Malibu Networks, a venture-backed startup developing fixed broadband wireless access systems.
Prior to Malibu, Jamie co-founded eCustomers. eCustomers developed the technology and business relationships to deliver highly targeted marketing to shoppers at ecommerce web sites using a combination of off-line direct marketing data and on-line behavioral data. This combination of off-line and on-line data is only becoming common ten years later. During this time, Jamie was actively involved in the industry privacy debates, and served on the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.
At Tandem Computers Jamie was general manager of a business unit that developed intelligent networking and mobility management systems for worldwide telephone companies. Key customers included Motorola, BT Cellnet (now O2 UK), AT&T Wireless, Tele Danmark (now TDC), and Sprint. Under his leadership, the business unit’s revenues more than tripled in three years, taking the bottom line from breakeven to highly profitable. Jamie had a variety of other management and individual roles at Tandem, including leading major system programs that produced products which generating billions in revenue.
Jamie has been actively involved with the Silicon Valley Android developer community. In March 2011 he co-organized the Android Dev Camp held at PayPal in San Jose. In May 2011 he organized the Android Developer Mixer @ Google IO held at Adobe in San Francisco. He develops Android apps in his spare time.
In December 2009 Jamie was interviewed for the book The Future of Cloud: A Roadmap of Technology, Product, and Service Innovations for Telecoms (thefutureofcloud.com).
In 2000 Jamie served on the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.