BS Information and Decision Systems Carnegie Mellon University
Justin Fidler, President and Founder
Justin Fidler, President of Sona Systems, comes from a long and varied background in the software industry, including positions at Oracle, the Department of Defense, and various smaller software companies. While Chief Technology Officer at Washington, DC-based IntraACTIVE, he oversaw the development of IntraACTIVE's three web-based collaboration software products. IntraACTIVE's core software was sold to Mail.com in a deal valued at $14 million.
After IntraACTIVE, Justin joined IntraACTIVE's successor company, Bantu, where as Chief Technology Officer, he oversaw the design and development of Bantu's corporate instant messaging applications and architecture. The Bantu messaging network system handles millions of users and millions of messaging transactions per day, in a secure, encrypted environment.
Justin has also served on the Board of Directors of the PAM Forum, an industry consortium devoted to promoting standards in presence-aware software applications. In April 2002, Justin was honored as one of Washington Techway magazine's "Tech Lions", an award given to young leaders in the technology industry.
Justin has spoken at a number of industry conferences and universities worldwide on the subjects of software development, high-performance software design, and entrepreneurship. He has 4 U.S. patent applications in advanced stages relating to the field.
He also serves as the company's Data Protection Officer (DPO), and has passed the EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation (EU GDPR F) exam. He is registered with the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate as the company's DPO.
Justin holds an M.B.A. from London Business School, and a B.S. in Information and Decision Systems from Carnegie Mellon University. At the age of 16, he became the youngest person in the World to become a Microsoft Certified Professional, and the youngest person in the U.S. to become a Novell Certified Network Administrator. He speaks five languages.
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