Leon has over 25 years of software design and development experience, of which 15+ years have been in the telecommunication and interactive TV industries. He started his professional career at the age of 15 writing commercial software while working on his degree in Math and Computer science. In 1993 he immigrated to the US and Leon founded one of the first commercial web development and hosting companies in 1995. In 1996 Leon worked with Supply Work – a joint venture between MIT, Office Depot, American Express, and Microsoft – which led to the creation of The Open Buying on The Internet Consortium (OBI) and the first specifications for web services. During this time, Leon also pioneered field use of technologies such as XML, DOM/COM+, J2EE, non-relational databases, in-memory databases, geo-redundancy multisite synchronization, and distributed message queues in large scale field deployments. In 1997 Leon joined Bell South’s Science and Technology division winning 2 prestigious “Innovative Product of the Year” awards during his 3 years of employment. In 2000 Leon led an independent team tasked with creating a comprehensive iTV system for Sony-Cablevision IO, and subsequently joined Cablevision in 2002. Over the next 5 years he oversaw the creation of Cablevision’s server side infrastructure. In 2008 Leon joined Zodiac as an independent consultant and in 2010 he became a member of the management team. As Zodiac’s Principal Technologist, Leon oversees the design and development of Zodiac’s next-generation platforms and cloud architecture.