Cell Podium is a mobile e-learning service provider and an award-winning developer of mobile multimedia technology.

Dr. Bandera received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University at Buffalo, NY, and earned a certificate of Executive Development from Harvard University, MA. His technical background is in signal processing and computer vision.

Prior to 2000, Dr. Bandera formed and led the Machine Vision Department of Amherst Systems (now a Northrop Grumman Company), where he was responsible for the R&D and funding of the company’s computer vision products. In 2000 he joined AT&T Labs and subsequently formed BanDeMar Networks, a company specializing in the funding and deployment of technological intellectual property for rich media markets including e-learning, scientific outreach, and surveillance/security. Cell Podium is a spin-off from one of these intellectual properties.

Dr. Schmitt received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He has participated in many research projects, such as in the field of high energy physics at CERN in Harvard University, MA.

Schmitt has been equally engaged in engineering and computer programming, managing the first development of a digital car phone in AEG Mobile Communication (Ulm, Germany) and being the Project Implementation Team Leader in BASF Corporation. In the latter he focused on development of Java and JSP, designed and implemented process changes and enhancements in SAP R/3, and introduced SAP’s Logistics Information System (LIS) into the company.

In 2001 Schmitt founded his own company, Schmitt and Associates LLC, which is an innovative technology solutions provider, specializing in application and e-learning development.