Pat is a serial technology entrepreneur with several very successful ventures in telecommunications and multi-media. Pat was a founder of IP V Gateways Inc., the world's Foremost Video Security & Transport Performance Expert company, which was acquired by Strategic Products and Services in 2015 and several other successful high tech companies in telecommunications and multi-media. Pat founded Bicycles for Humanity (www.bicycles-for-humanity.org) which has delivered a total of over 125,000 bicycles, to eleven countries, in sub-Saharan Africa and trained technicians to maintain the Bicycles. Built on this base, local communities have built self-sustained, local businesses maintaining and selling bicycles. This experience has provided Pat with tremendous insight into how to empower the people of rural Africa.
Most of you know me as the voice of the Tour de France along with that of Phil Liggett. what you might not know is that since the age of 7, I have lived in Uganda and I am a Ugandan citizen. As an ex-professional bike racer I understand the value of a bicycle so 12 years ago, I joined Pat and the rest of the Bicycles for Humanity team and we set about helping many in Africa enjoy the gift that the mobility of a bicycle can provide. Pat and I have focused on Karamoja, in Northern Uganda (www.karamoja.org) a place I spent a lot of time in my youth. Like Pat and Monty, I believe that a bicycle and a smart phone or tablet will help the people of Africa to a better life and so with Pat, Monty and the rest of the iEmpowerment team, we have joined together again to launch, expand and build a program focused on helping the people of Karamoja, Uganda and all of Africa gain a better life.
Monty is a senior telecommunications executive and a serial entrepreneur who has who has held successful terms in CEO positions in the telecommunications and multimedia software industry, founded companies in this area and been awarded for outstanding accomplishments in the telecom industry. Monty was a founder of IP V Gateways Inc., the world's Foremost Video Security & Transport Performance Expert company, which was acquired by Strategic products and services in 2015. Monty has been an advisor to Bicycles for Humanity (www.bicycles-for-humanity.org) for many years. Monty's background and experience enable him to implement and integrate the pieces for iEmpowerment's success.