Inventor and Entrepreneur
About Phillip Zakas
A resident of New York City, Phillip Zakas spends a great deal of his time in Washington, D.C., where he has founded multiple companies. Most recently, he created gridskippr, which developed a GPS-enhancement system that improves positioning accuracy. He also established the company 17, a developer of systems to conduct high-speed analysis of network traffic. Other companies he founded include Corrivo and Strategic Computing Research. Phillip Zakas also worked in strategic development at the Redstone Advisory Group, collaborating with government agencies and hedge funds to craft algorithms to study data streams. He earlier served as the chief technology officer of the e-commerce division of America Online, where he led a team of 45 programmers at the firm’s offices in Dulles, Virginia.
As an inventor, Phillip Zakas holds six published patents and seven unpublished patents pending. His most recent patents include one for a system and method of enhancing mobile location identification and management and one for a system and method of dynamic data indexing.