interjection: used when greeting a person (typically male) whose last name is Coop or Cooper
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Who is Coop?
After 20+ years in high tech, in positions ranging from systems engineering to sales to marketing to business development, I decided in 2007 it was time to put my accumulated knowledge to use for more than one organization at a time, while also evolving my focus from pure networking to the emerging Internet of Energy--the Enernet. From my time at places such as Microsoft/WebTV, Cranite, and Tzero, I've developed a unique perspective on Smart Grid, wireless, mobile, and the digital home, some of which I'll be sharing with you here.
I'm active in a number of professional organizations, including serving on the SGIP Board of Directors, IEEE, the Bluetooth SIG, UPnP Forum, the FBI’s InfraGard, and AFCEA.
Learn more at www.linkedin.com/in/mikecoop
Quite a few folks have asked what prompted me to launch my own consultancy. While you can imagine that answers exist on about a million different levels, the net-net is that I'm a consumer electronics guy, a digital home guy, a service provider guy, a retail guy, a military security guy, and for the last four years, a Smart Grid guy. Precious few "jobs" allow a person to keep one foot in the CE world and the other in the DOD and utility worlds. One moves at the speed of light; the others move much more deliberately, but with decidedly more in-depth strategic analysis before stepping off the curb. More often than not, utility- and military-focused solutions simply can't fail--a desire in the CE space, but definitely not a design characteristic.
Since I wasn't looking for my next "job", I chose instead to step off my own figurative curb and make a career out of what I love most--working with customers and partners to define markets and solutions, enabling delivery of world-class capabilities to end users. Consulting is the best method for me to do so. Interestingly, some of the capabilities needed by a consumer electronics user, by a Smart Grid system of systems, and by a warfighter are one and the same, so the disconnect is often less than you might think...