Technology innovator and serial entrepreneur Hatem Zeine wants the world to cut the wires between its devices and the electricity needed to power them. In 2007, with a background in physics, Hatem devised the now patented Cota™ technology that transmits power wirelessly from as far away as 30 feet. As CEO of Ossia, the company he founded and launched in 2008, Hatem inspires and directs a team of scientists and engineers who are set to revolutionize consumer electronics worldwide.
Hatem’s career in technology spans over two decades. In 1990 he founded Zeine Technological Applications, known later as Estarta Solutions, which today is the largest systems integrator in the Middle East providing turnkey technology solutions to governments, financial institutions and telecom companies. Estarta, where Hatem has also served on the board of directors, was the first company in the region to receive direct investments from Microsoft and Cisco Systems. Prior to founding Ossia, Hatem was a Principal Software Architect for Microsoft, where he spent seven years working first on the Windows operating system, and later in Web development.
A native of Jordan, he served as co-founder and vice chairman of the Information Technology Association of Jordan prior to relocating to the United States in 2004. Hatem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Manchester in the UK.