April 4, 2016 laminar

Xirrus Wi-Fi Founder, Dirk Gates is coming to town

Dirk Gates, Xirrus Wi-Fi Executive Chairman and Founder

We are privileged to have Dirk Gates coming to Brisbane for a visit on Thursday 24 March 2016. You’re all invited to a free breakfast at the Manta South Bank from 8.30am to listen to Dirk talk about the Future of Wi-Fi and How the Industry is Changing. Read more below about why Dirk Gates will be an inspirational meeting that you can’t miss!

Dirk Gates Xirrus Wi-Fi FounderDirk Gates brings more than 15 years of executive management experience to Xirrus, as well as a track record of success evolving a high-tech startup into a world class, publicly traded company. Having founded Xircom, Inc. in 1988 on the premise of delivering Ethernet connectivity to mobile computers, he attracted venture funding from Greylock, grew the company to 2,000 employees, achieved revenues of $500M and a market cap in excess of $2B.

During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Gates led Xircom into the wireless arena through partnerships and acquisitions that positioned the company to deliver mobility solutions based on IEEE 802.11, GPRS and Bluetooth technologies. He subsequently negotiated the sale of Xircom to Intel Corporation in March of 2001. Mr. Gates holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University at Northridge and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

You can meet Dirk Gates at the Mantra South Bank on Thursday 24 March 2016 from 8.30am.
Please let us know if you’d like to come along. It’s free.