Swidler, Director of Technology and Operations
Thomas Says This About The Power OfAIT
"After personally seeing the obvious and quick improvements in so many clients after AIT was completed, all I can say to those considering AIT is this: "Do AIT. IT WORKS!"
Thomas has a life long passion for helping others to reach their highest potential in life!
He is happily married and has been an involved, hands-on father of a two teenagers, one of whom did AIT with remarkable success as a young child. Thomas has also seen positive results for many other loved ones doing AIT.
Thomas has worked as a consultant to provide insight for product research in the areas of non-profit organizations, social networks, enterprise security and gaming industries
Thomas supports the AIT Institute's Director, handles technical website issues, provided technical support and customer service on AIT systems to all of our clients.
He also reviews all AIT Checklist that are submitted.
He supervises the efficient shipping and receiving for At Home AIT systems to clients internationally
He handles the website, plus all business and accounting matters.
Thomas has worked as a business and financial consultant in several non-profit organizations on an ongoing basis for the past 10 years in the Bay Area.
He has more the 20 years of Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA) industry experience in the areas of operations management, software programming, measurement instrumentation, TV broadcast, consumer products, open source and telecom industries.
His career experience also includes in the fields of healthcare, sports, education, gaming, internet business, insurance business, financial services, profit and non-profit companies.
He has over 11 years of budget planning and funding responsibilities of up to $4 million for various groups at Sony Corporation were he served as a Director for many years.
He has experience negotiating vendor contracts and attracting venture capital funding for a Silicon Valley start-up.
More than 10 years of experience as a Director at Sony Corporation in executive and management capacities.
Managed various projects, implemented new engineering guidelines and created a separate quality assurance and test tool groups at Sony Corporation.
Served as a consultant for engineering, marketing, legal departments as well as multinational Sony and non-Sony companies.
More than six years at Sony Computer Entertainment working with IBM, Toshiba, MIT, Georgia Tech and Yellow Dog developing non-gaming usages of the PlayStation 3 and its CELL chip architecture using Linux OS.
Cross Functional Project Management to a more integrated marketing, manufacturing and engineering product development process that reduced time-to-market and allowed a faster response to customer feature requests.
Quality Assurance with more than 10 years in software engineering process at high tech companies in Silicon Valley and developing self-testing diagnostics within products.
Developed business models for a national insurance and financial services company.
Presented business, financial and technical seminars and presentations for various Industry Forums.
Demonstrated concepts and made presentations at multiple industry trade shows such as CeBit, CES, NAB.
Created presentations on software development, engineering leadership, talent attraction and retention.
Gave presentations business, financial and technical seminars and presentations for various Industry Forums.
More than seven years of treasurer experience including as the CEO of an Internet based service provider and social network start-up.
Three years as manager of the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum with over 70 companies developing improvements to the Linux operating system.
More than five years working as Treasure and website designer for non-profit businesses and organizations including for the Consumer Linux Forum, private Health Care practitioners, various Alternative Health websites, West San Jose National Junior Basketball and Prospect High school PTSA.
Handled budgets ranging from $10K to $2 million.
PATENTS AND AWARDS
Awarded: "Sony US Technology Standards Office Award for Excellence in the CE Linux Forum”.
Patent Pending: “A method of routing an A/V signal from a TV's internal tuner to a recording device”
Patents in 2005 and 2007: "Method of distributed recording whereby the need to transition to a second recording device from a first recording device is broadcast by the first recording device" U.S.P.N.: 6,859,846. & 7,254,702.
Patent 2002: “Method and system for locating digital contents in a recorded digital file without knowing its encoding format" U.S.P.N.: 6,393,578.
Ongoing training and seminars in current technologies and business strategies.
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science with minor in Business, Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany.
Fluent in English and German, native of Germany living in the USA for 25+ years.