CONTEMPORARY SYSTEMS involves an experienced team of technology marketing experts and technical resources with the unique ability to quickly and methodically solve the most complex strategy problems and develop and execute tactics to solve them:
Mike Conte, President
Mike Conte serves as the technical and marketing lead on all Contemporary Systems projects and has worked in the technology field in strategy, technical marketing, and product design roles for more than 15 years, including nine years at Microsoft. While at Microsoft, he played many key strategy roles, including group manager for Microsoft Digital TV Strategy, product strategy for Internet Explorer version 4.0 and 5.0, Group Manager Windows 95, and lead designer for Microsoft Excel (versions 3.0, 4.0, 5.0) as well as Microsoft Office 95.
Mike is also the founder and CEO of a multi-location corporate entertainment company, Champs Karting, where he also oversees development of the .NET application that runs the CHAMPS business operations.
Prior to Microsoft, Mike was a principle in several New York based start-up companies that focused on technologies for the advertising industry. Mike holds a BS in CIS/Management from NYU.
Mike was a professional racecar driver for over five years, including three in the CART Toyota Atlantic series. He doesn’t sleep.
Brian Conte, Development Manager
Brian manages an overseas development team to write any software needed to execute Contemporary Systems’ client marketing programs. He is a 25-year technology veteran who spent four years at Microsoft.
Brian is the founder and president of FastTrack consulting, providing strategic consulting to technology startups. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of hDC/Express Systems, which later merged with WRQ, where he became CTO. Brian was the architect and developer of the early Microsoft Multimedia Browser and the lead developer for Windows and OS/2 hardware adaptations. Brian holds a BA in Computer Science from Princeton.
When Brian isn’t working, or spending time with his family, you can find him drinking Diet Coke and building his own version of “The House of the Future” in Seattle.
Paul Davis, Technology Director
Paul, who works on both marketing and technical programs for Contemporary Systems’ clients, has spent the last 20 years perfecting his knowledge of computer hardware design and network architecture, in addition to working on business and marketing strategy problems for technology companies.
He is the founder of Watermark Technology, a high-tech consulting firm that provides business, marketing and technical strategy development for start-up companies. Paul was the co-founder of hDC, which later became Express Systems. Once hDC/Express systems was acquired by WRQ, Paul became their Express Product Line Manager. Prior to that, he spent six years at Microsoft where he was the company’s first and, for two years, its only Windows Evangelist, and program manager for Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, among other roles. Paul studied computer science at MIT.
Paul has a deep affection for Krispy Kreme donuts that exceeds the normal human capacity to love.
Felix Livni, Development Lead
Felix, an accomplished developer, is the principal developer of Contemporary Systems’ OSKAR application, including timing and scoring, point-of-sale and credit card verification, email marketing, web registration and reporting, membership management, and security. He works in Java, C++, C#, and C and, is especially proficient with ASP, .NET, SQL, Linux and Windows technologies.
Previously, Felix held system architect roles at Streambox and OKTU and he started his career as a software developer at WRQ. He graduated cum laude with a BS in Mathematics and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Felix, a true left-brain/right-brain thinker, just sold a painting for $1200 and once starred in a Sega TV commercial. He has no idea what he had for breakfast.