Bonnie Beeman is CEO and Founder of Airwavz.tv, a multimedia startup based in Seattle, and incubated at MIT where Bonnie received her MBA. Bonnie invented and patented a portable digital TV antenna called Quarterback® that instantly turns smartphones or tablets into flat screen television sets. Quarterback antennas provide immediate access to free high definition Over-The-Air TV broadcast. One of the many features of Quarterback hardware is that it does not require any subscription fees or SIM card, and is capable of receiving free TV channels 2 through 51. Quarterback won the CES Innovation Award in 2017 for Handset Accessories, and has been featured in TV Technology and CEDaily as a much anticipated consumer TV product for the new digital TV standard (ATSC 3.0) that are currently in local market US trials.
Bonnie’s specialty is designing, building and piloting first-ever wireless devices in the United States and internationally. Starting her wireless career as an FM radio disc jockey in San Francisco, Bonnie moved to Seattle in 1995 to join McCaw Wireless Data Division as a Sr. RF Technical Instructor, and she was part of the team that launched the first national commercial wireless data network; CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data), and the first PocketNet® phone with a built-in browser and access to corporate email. Bonnie has held senior strategic technical and business roles leading chief scientists and mobile hardware expert teams for AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Microsoft, ZTE & SHARP Electronics. Ms. Beeman owns several wireless utility patents for her work in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless product development, and she has patents pending related to Mobile TV, intelligent wireless textiles and cloud-connected TV antenna accessories.
Ms. Beeman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems from City University, majoring in networking and telecommunications, and she has an MBA in International Business from MIT.