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Paul Petronelli

San Francisco Bay Area

Software systems architect with successful track record of recruiting for and managing startups. Co-founder & VP Engineering of Zoove, a mobile marketing service (Mblox acq), principle at Wearable Technologies, consultant to multiple F100 companies. Co-founder and CTO of RedWave a mobile handset core product (Qualcomm acq). Member HIMSS, chair of  HL7 Cyber security working group for mobile health, participant in HL7 Security working group. Patents filed to protect IP for multiple startups. Presented at Stanford HTF on secure healthcare.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Secure Software Development

    Architect, design, develop, integrate and test software products for handsets and servers that deliver healthcare services. Security architecture development, security assessment and HIPAA compliance. Apply Agile management, deploy JSON and RESTful communications. Design and implement EHR interfaces using FHIR..

    • Software
    • Mobile development
  • Advanced Communications and Networking Software Development

    Develop product road maps for communications and networking products in Health Informatics market. Architect, design, develop, integrate and test software for healthcare and traditional mobile markets. Design and implement Android applications. Build Android from AOSP sources, add protocol stacks. Develop iOS applications. Implement LTE, VoLTE and other high speed communications appliations.

    • Software
    • Health informatics

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Digital Health, Biotech, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery
Markets, Health Indications, Health Issues
  • Differential Privacy
  • San Jose, CA


  • Principal Software Engineer

    Wearable Technologies, Inc. | January 2015 - Current

    Develop custom implementation of Android 5.1 (Lollipop) for wearable product. Implement AOSP (Android Open Source Project) lab to build and test wearable product over Bluetooth™ based on BlueZ stack. Interfaces to iOS over Zeroconfig PAN (Personal Area Network) using Apple Bonjour.

  • CTO/Co Founder

    Medifies, Inc. | September 2015 - Current

    Architect, design, develop and direct implementation of an innovative hospital support system for surgical operations. Develop real-time messaging, FHIR interfaces and mobile applications for subscribers. This company is currently in stealth mode.

  • CEO/Founder

    Wearable Technologies, Inc. | April 2014 - Current

    WearTech is a business unit of PALM Associates, Inc. that implements wearable products using leading edge sensors (multi-spectral, inertial, environmental and biometric) to develop products for medical and consumer use based on Android and IOS. We specialize in software, communications software development and framework implementation for applications such as Google Glass, handset, embedded systems and controllers.

  • CTO/Co-Founder

    Digital Medical Merge, Inc. | January 2010 - Current

    Conceive, lead and manage system designs that support automation in the medical services market space.

  • Technical Marketing Consultant

    Microsoft | December 2000 - Current

    Product definition and development. Advanced Android sensor research. Product road map development.

  • Owner

    PALM Associates, Inc. | September 1992 - Current

    PALM Associates has developed software products for communications, system and network management, video and voice processing and wireless networks for the last 15 years. PALM`s customers include Fortune 500 and 1000 corporations and OEM suppliers requiring software development, product analysis and security for networked systems. We specialize in networking, Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), and security technologies and have core competencies in Windows NT, Solaris, Linux and embedded RTOS platforms. Our work in ommunications has involved Voice over IP (VOIP), Signaling System #7 (SS7), wireless and cellular networks and monitoring. We routinely design and implement communications protocol and network gateways. We have core competencies in the speech recognition, unified messaging and Intelligent Networking (IN) areas. In addition, we are expert in the development of management frameworks for products.