Jon Adams
Jon Adams

Director, IEEE-ISTO (Industry Standards and Technology Organization);

Chair, IEEE 802.15.4p Positive Train Control Task Group;

Vice President of Strategic Development, Lilee Systems

Jon Adams is Vice President of Strategic Development at Lilee Systems, an industry leader in networked wireless communications systems for rail and rail transit, headquartered in California's Silicon Valley. He has over 28 years demonstrated leadership in cost-effective, high-reliability wireless systems engineering, product development and team management. He was a member of the business development team at Freescale Semiconductor, a leader in automotive, networking, and industrial markets, and was director of systems engineering for Motorola’s US$400M Radio Products Division. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he was payload manager, cognizant engineer or contract technical manager for several spaceborne radar and telecom systems for Earth-orbiting and planetary missions.

Jon is expert in LMR, cellular 3G/4G, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and RFID. He has deployed mission-critical, extremely reliable communications systems, directed distributed technical teams of diverse talent, and orchestrated technical due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. He is currently chair of the IEEE 802.15.4p Positive Train Control Task Group, developing a standard for the wireless data link between rail vehicles and wayside/infrastructure.

Jon has several US patents pending, and has received many honors including the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Motorola Standards Impact Award, and the Freescale Diamond Chip Award. Jon holds BSE and MSEE degrees from UCLA and is a senior member of the IEEE.