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Terry O'Shea Chief Technology Officer at Nytec


Terrance (Terry) O'Shea is the Chief Technology Officer for Nytec where he leads the engineering and development of wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) products for Fortune 100 clients. Considered a pioneer in wireless sensor networks, Dr. O’Shea has a rich track record in research and development of novel sensor-based technologies for a wide variety of applications, including the creation of new mobile systems and system architectures.

Dr. O’Shea joined Nytec from Safariland where he created the world’s first auto-activation holster. Prior to Safariland, he was a HP Fellow and VP who founded the Wearables and Smart Systems. He was integral in conceptualizing, designing, and manufacturing the Michael Bastian Chronowing™ Watch which was touted by the press as, “The watch Apple wished they designed.” He established a new brand, “Engineered by HP” which is used by Titan, Movado, Isaac Mizrahi, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Ferrari, Coach, Juicy Couture, and Izod – all connected to HP’s cloud services. Prior to HP, Terry spent 18 years with Intel Corporation where he launched five revenue and profit-producing wireless sensor-based platforms as spinouts from Intel.

Dr. O’Shea is the co-author of two textbooks, including Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare, and the author of more than 120 papers on topics in electronic packaging, biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, sensor networks, sensing, and structural mechanics. His work has been published in numerous IEEE symposia and in periodicals such as IEEE Electronic Packaging, Circuit World, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Geriatric Medicine, and Journal of Applied Physics. In addition, he holds 75 patents and has another 69 patent applications pending.

Prior to joining Intel, O’Shea was on the faculty of the University of Maryland and before attending college, served with the 7th Special Forces Group Airborne at Fort Bragg, NC. He received his Ph.D. in engineering science from the University of Arizona and both M.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering mechanics from the University of Tennessee.

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