In memoriam Vanu Bose
CEO, Vanu, Inc.
Dr. Bose was CEO of Vanu, Inc., a provider of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions. Founded in 1998, Vanu, Inc. pioneered the commercialization of software-defined radio and was the first company to receive FCC certification of a software-defined radio. Dr. Bose was granted the personal distinctions of being named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a ComputerWorld Honors Program Laureate. He served as a member of the United States Army Science Board, the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program Industry Advisory Board, and the MIT Corporation. He previously served as a Commissioner to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development from 2012-2015 and as a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Boston Museum of Science from 2007-2013. Dr. Bose was a technical expert for the President’s Council of Advisors (PCAST) report: “Realizing the full potential of government-held spectrum to spur economic growth”, and is the Founder and Chairman of the National Spectrum Consortium. In June of 2016, Dr. Bose was asked to serve on the m-Powering Development Advisory Board for the ITU. Dr. Bose received his B.S, M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.