A Conversation with Evan Kornaros on the Future of Navigation

Phone Navigation Photo by Tamas Tuzes-Katai on Unsplash
Photo by Tamas Tuzes-Katai on Unsplash

Join us as we talk with entrepreneur Evangelos Kornaros, the CEO and Co-Founder at IOSEA Inc. He is currently responsible for IOSEA’s platform system architecture and developing and commercializing IOSEA’s technology solutions.

In this interview with Lauren Keyson, Evan answers questions around the stress of being an entrepreneur, how to stay driven, the best location to work from, the need for learning and the differences between formal and experiential education, and the benefits of both. He also talks about being agile toward achieving your goals, as well as the challenge around working on a start-up during covid.

Born in Athens, Greece, Evan received his B.Sc/M.Sc in the department of Applied Physics and Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He was a Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California at Irvine.

He has a rich background in Physics and Mathematics and has worked for and with, private and government organizations in Europe and in the United States in the wireless communications technology space. He worked in the research and development high-frequency group for Broadcom Corporation and he was under the office of CTO in Energous Corporation (the leader in disruptive over the air wireless charging) developing novel wireless power transfer systems. He has also received several academic fellowships and awards, has published numerous academic papers in scientific journals, and holds several patents and patents pending.

On being driven: You wake up every morning and you have motivation, you have to change something, you want to make something better.

Evangelos Kornaros, the CEO and Co-Founder at IOSEA

Evangelos is an Inventor at Heart

Evan has long been motivated by the idea of developing a new generation of positioning and navigation systems that can be ubiquitous and timeless as GPS for applications that were not possible before. He was a finalist with IOSEA at Octane’s high-tech awards in September 2021.

Like the ancient Greek stories of Odysseus by Homer, where the story was guided by finding our path… our way back home, Evan still sees that as a strong theme today.

Evan explains how current GPS technology started back in the 70s, and since then the world has become more complex and the need for an even better standard of navigation and location finding is essential. As buildings become higher with today’s 100 story skyrises, going from 2D to 3D will be key to expanding out of the limited flat navigation typical of today.

Evan has always been fascinated by radar technologies and navigation. His mom used to take him to the Athens airport control tower and seeing all the planes navigating through the chaos of complex landings and lift-offs ignited a spark. After college, he realized there were other forms of radar that could help in everyday life, without major expense or size. It just needed the right engineering.

That was the start of IOSEA

IOSEA is a start-up innovating in location intelligence services. They are working on creating a new navigational standard for all of our connected devices to include contextual awareness, making those devices even smarter.

About the Author

  • Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Keyson Publishing. She is also the Founder and CEO of the not-for-profit Disruptive Technologists, Inc., and founder, writer, and publisher of DisruptiveTechnologists.com. This latest project incorporates published digital content for the web, newsletters, podcasts, quarterly events in partnership with Microsoft, webinars, Think Tank events & dinners with some of the most disruptive voices in technology today, as well as a large social media network on multiple platforms.

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