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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer Inc

Chief Executive Officer

Laptop Magazine

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Unified Technologies Group Inc

Chief Executive Officer

Main Net Communications Inc.

Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Cinch Labs

Chief Executive Officer

ZER01 Communications Inc


Hyperband Global Technologies


National Energy Marketers Association

Active Board Member

United Nation's Global Compact

Active Corporate Member and Partner

i-Net Solution

President and Founder

Web References(92 Total References)

5iveSe7en Records, Inc. - 40Billion [cached]

Contact: Benjamin Piilani
Email: We have a qualified management team led by our CEO, Ben Piilani. Ben Piilani, Chief Executive Officer. Ben is a technologist and serial entrepreneur and has been successful in several ventures from the time he started his first company at the age of 16. Ben sit's on several boards including co-chairing on the executive committee of the National Energy Marketers Association in Washington D.C., and is part of the United Nations Global Compact. Ben is considered an expert in communication networks and infrastructures being involved with projects that included voice over Internet communications in the mid 90's to Broadband over Power Line and electric grid reliability and blackout mitigation. Mr. Piilani was awarded Illinois businessman of the year in 2004 and a congressional medal of distinction in 2008 for his meritorious services contributed. Mr. Piilani founded a company recently that introduced the world's first VoIP only mobile communications and content delivery company. Invested millions in developing the network and software over last 3 years using profits from other technology business ventures owned by his parent company Unified Technologies Group, which he is the Chairman and CEO. Ben also is part of the NetCapital team helping develop technical and business strategies for NetCapital and it's portfolio companies. Ben has recently filed for a patent involving mobile network technologies of which he won Best of Show at CTIA in 2009. Ben has been involved with several successful Internet and communications technology ventures for over 14 years. 5iveSe7en is Ben's current project in which he has also filed the underlying patent for incubating new up and coming talented artists.

UTG > Our Company [cached]

Led By Tech Expert, Ben Piilani
UTGI is led by longtime business and technology industry expert, Ben Piilani. Ben serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He is the former president and founder of I-Net, a large-scale internet technology and networking corporation. As the founder and head of UTGI, Ben also oversees UTGI subsidiaries including Zer01 Mobile. Ben's vision drives UTGI's culture of thinking big and advancing ideas that pack global significance. "We want to change the world for the better and have a positive impact on the planet and the people who live here," he says. Another key component of Ben's vision is to keep operations diversified to ensure the company maximizes resources in a way that truly makes a difference. Ben is an active board member at a variety of organizations and corporations including the National Energy Marketers Association and the United Nations Global Pact. He regularly attends and is in demand as a panelist at many major technology conferences including the CTIA Wireless Conference in Las Vegas, MobileBeat in San Francisco and CES in Las Vegas. Benjamin Piilani, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

I interviewed Zer01 CEO, Ben Piilani at CTIA this year (April Fool's Day).
I was lured by their PR release about their plan, which sounded incredible. But after our half-hour interview, my parting words were "Good luck to you, but sign me up as skeptical. During our chat, Piilani said lots of things that struck me, as an experienced telecom analyst, as... um... wrong. Here are just three parts of the interview: Piilani told how, in delivering wireless data to phones, the wireless part of the connection is the easiest part to handle, and since ZER01 uses its own fiber backhaul network, but only uses the Wireless Carrier for that easy wireless jump, host carriers don't mind the impact because there is ample capacity. I thought, "Wha? That doesn't fit with all the research coming out saying that wireless capacity is being pinched. Nor does it jibe that the carriers just spent $Billions at the spectrum auctions for access to more cellular channels. But then Piilani went on, "You know that in Europe, data is basically free. I asked Ben if I could make such a test call, and he said sure, and hooked me up with a Product Manager at the end of our interview. I asked if we could place a call, but the PM began instead by showing me the phone's fancy looking On Device Portal (ODP) UI running on WinMo. He was explaining the great UI and all the apps that were to be included. So I said, "Click on one or two of those nice-looking icons and show me the apps. I picked the icons, and behind every one was an "under construction" response. He picked a couple, and there were some deeper pages. But the ODP was basically window dressing with nothing inside. So I pushed, and said, "Mr. Piilani sent me over here to make a phone call on your device. Let's call my phone. He replied, "Oh, sorry. Our PR firm told us not to make any calls on the show floor, because the wireless signal here is so unreliable with so many people using it. Odd that Mr. Piilani wasn't aware! Piilani and his team must have impressed someone, though, because they ended up wining a Best In Show award from Laptop Magazine, and getting praise from some analysts, even while at least a few others were more suspicious.

UTG > Management [cached]

Benjamin Piilani, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin Piilani Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer Ben started his career in 1996 in the Telecom Arena with Voice over Internet technologies (VoIP), while it was still yet in its infancy as a technology, with Unlimited Telecom. Unlimited Telecom deployed the first commercially released, "Flat-Rate" telecom service in the United States market. In 1998, Ben launched his first Internet based company "Internet Business Advertisement Directory" ("I.B.A.D."). IBAD was the original online geographic based search engine for advertising businesses before AOL, Yahoo, and Google. In 2001 Ben formed I-Net Solutions, Inc. ("I-NET"), a hardware, software, and networking company that operated under the trade names of "Piilani Computers" and "INS Communications. I-NET catered to large commercial, health care, municipal, and educational projects for any IT related software, networking, ISP services, and equipment. I-NET's core product was the "Piilani Computer" line. Ben was able to establish many industry relationships that are still considered part of Unified Technologies Group's core background today. In 2003, Ben formed Unified Technologies Group, Inc. Ben now currently resides as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unified Technologies Group, Inc., which acquired I-Net Solutions, Inc. in 2003, and is classified as a "Diversified Conglomerate," with a vested interest in many areas of Communications and Technology from VoIP and IPTV to Broadband over Power Lines, Mobile Applications, and content creation and distribution. In addition, Unified Technologies Group has many diversified vested interests as well, including, but not limited to International Financial Services, Manufacturing, Alternative Energy Technologies, and Real Estate. Unified Technologies Group has operations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Ben was elected as Illinois Businessman of the year in 2004, and currently resides as an Executive Committee Member for the National Energy Marketers Association ("NEMA") out of Washington D.C., and Co-Chairs NEMA's Advanced Technology and Policy Committee. He was also recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Distinction while attending the President's Dinner with George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney along with several members of Congress, including Congressman Tom Cole, John Boehner, and Senator Orrin Hatch. Ben has testified, in Washington D.C., before many regulatory agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), and the Department of Energy ("DOE") on behalf of regulatory issues involving different technologies, including technologies owned and operated by Unified Technologies Group, to help set regulatory precedence for nascent technologies while adding or changing current policies relating to existing technologies. Ben also has existing relationships within the European Union and Asia. Ben has developed relationships with many fortune 500 companies, both domestically and internationally such as Advance Micro Devices ("AMD"), Boeing, Agilent Technologies, and Rhode and Schwarz. In addition, his relationships extend internationally with Electric Utilities, Mobile Carriers, Commercial and Residential Developers, International Finance, IT, Manufacturing, Film, Television, and Internet Content creation and distribution. Ben has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Unified Technologies Group's rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum. Along with the rest of the team Ben shares responsibility for Unified Technologies Group's day-to-day operations. Ben's experience includes being an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of innovative technologies. His well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Unified Technologies Group's needs as a young and rapidly growing technology company with a unique corporate culture. Ben has a royal lineage that can be traced back to before King Kamehameha, to King Pi'ilani of Maui ( Ben's hobbies include storm chasing (severe weather analysis and monitoring), on a professional level, and developing new business relationships. He holds certifications from the National Weather Service ("NWS"), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ("NOAA"), and the National Association of Storm Chasers and Spotters ("NASCS"), as well as belonging to a local Emergency Management Agency. Reuben Piilani was Co-Founder of I-Net Solutions, Inc. with Mr. Benjamin Piilani in 2001 and served as Vice President until it was acquired by Unified Technologies Group, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Piilani served as Vice President of Unified Technologies Group, Inc. until the end of the fiscal year 2005, when he was promoted to President. Mr. Piilani was also Co-Founder of Unified Technologies Group, Inc. He also Co-Chairs on the National Energy Marketers Association's, in Washington D.C., Executive Committee.

UTG > Internal Operations [cached]

Benjamin Piilani

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