Randy was Microsoft's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) during a 7 year period (2005-2012) for the United Nations, making him responsible for policy engagements, long-term technology evolution and strategic use of technology for the development mission of the United Nations.
The unique opportunity gave Randy rare access and insight into the operations, decision-making and deep-field challenges encountered across the United Nations system.
Randy also managed the Microsoft-UN public-private partnerships with several UN agencies including WHO, UNHCR, ITU, WFP, UNDP, UNEP and DESA.
CTO capacity, Randy
directed the extensive use of emerging technologies to solve some of the world's most complex problems in many of the most logistically challenging and technically restrictive environments.
development-focused work ranged from systems to manage the identities and logistics for millions of refugees to mobile, air-cooled data centers in Africa to international awareness and solutions for protecting children from cybercrime.
Fostering the Super WIFI discussions throughout, Randy
continued to advise the UN on the evolving long-distance WIFI opportunities and challenges in the domains of applications, policy, economics and development.
Randy is currently a strategic advisor to start-ups, corporations, governments, NGOs and international organizations on the evolution of Super WIFI.
was an early leader in Microsoft's
wireless communications portfolio, notably across innovations dating back to 1996 including the first Windows-based RFID security system, satellite-based high-speed internet connectivity, the world's first, and still largest, corporate wireless internet network, the first Windows smartphone pilots in the UK to his
most recent international leadership in the nascent Super WIFI technologies (also known as Whitespaces).
Through 2012 Randy was also Microsoft's representative to the United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he played an instrumental role in making Super WIFI a top agenda item for closing the "digital divide".
is a global technology leader, social innovator and entrepreneur.
Randy currently serves as a strategic advisor to P3 Global Management Inc. ("P3GM") in the areas of urban information technology, environmental sustainability and community finance.