August 22 - 24, 2018
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
CEO Rajant Corporation
In 2002, Robert Schena co-founded Rajant Corporation, the
pioneer of Kinetic Mesh™ Networks. Mr.
Schena has successfully grown this once small startup in Wayne, Pennsylvania to
have a strong international presence in a broad array of markets including
military, industrial, transportation, utilities, and telecommunications. Today,
Rajant is doing business in over 50 countries with large global partners
and has offices across the U.S., including offices in Pennsylvania, Arizona,
Kentucky, and Alabama.
In 1999, Robert Schena
co-founded Airclic, Inc., a wireless application and scanning company and
raised $15 million from a group led by Goldman Sachs and Blue Capital
Management. Motorola and Symbol Technologies forged a partnership to acquire
Airclic and closed a $287 million financial round as well as the contribution
of intellectual property in excess of $162 million. Also in 1999, Mr. Schena
participated in the founding of World Wide Packets, a Gigabit Ethernet company.
In 1996, Mr. Schena
successfully obtained for his company an FCC license to provide an Open Video
System, becoming the first one to do so. In 2004, he was successful in changing
U.S. telecommunications regulations, resulting in obtaining the first FCC
license for broadband services delivered in the U.S. from a Canadian satellite.
In 1992, Schena founded
FutureVision of America (FVA), forging a partnership with Bell Atlantic to
commercially launch the first video dial tone and digital TV over television.
FVA was successfully sold to Bell Atlantic.Prior to founding FVA, Schena served
as the CFO, Treasurer, Vice President of Finance and Vice President of
Marketing for Harron Communications.
Mr. Schena was appointed
to the State of Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Board by Governor Ridge
in 2001, reappointed by Governor Rendell in 2004 and 2008, and reappointed by
Governor Wolf in 2016. He serves on the Board of the Methodist Home for
Children. In late 2010, Mr. Schena was named to Governor Corbett’s Marcellus
Shale Transition Team. Mr Schena sits on the Kentucky EPSCoR Board as well as
the Morehead State University Foundation Board.
Mr. Schena earned a BA
in Business Administration from Temple University and an MBA from the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured extensively on
broadband communications to professional and corporate organizations.