James Nolan

Executive Vice President


James J. Nolan is Executive Vice President for Chordant – an InterDigital Business focused on IoT Solutions. As head of Chordant, Mr. Nolan is responsible for all Internet of Things initiatives, including; research and development, standardization, commercial development and deployment of cloud based IoT solutions. Since joining InterDigital in 1996, Mr. Nolan has held a variety of engineering and executive management positions, including serving as the company’s senior engineering officer from 2006 through 2013. Serving as InterDigital’s Executive Vice President, Research and Development, from 2009 through 2012, and then as head of InterDigital Labs in 2013. In those roles, Mr. Nolan led InterDigital’s research and development teams, overseeing the development of standards-based technology as well as next generation technology initiatives, including advanced wireless solutions, machine-to-machine – Internet of Things technologies, video and bandwidth management technologies for Wi-Fi®/cellular networks. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Nolan led InterDigital Solutions from 2014 through 2015 where he was responsible for advancing a broad suite of market-ready technologies towards commercialization, as well as establishing and developing strategic business relationships and identifying potential new business opportunities. Prior to leading the engineering, R&D, Labs, and Solutions organizations, he led technology and product development of modems, protocol software and radio designs for multiple wireless standards. Mr. Nolan is currently a board member of Convida Wireless a Sony – InterDigital joint venture for Internet of Things technology development. He served as a board member EvoNexus, a San Diego based member supported non-profit technology incubator from 2012 through 2016. Mr. Nolan also serves as co-chair of the Dean’s advisory board for Hofstra University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also an advisory board member of Energeia, a Long Island based regional stewardship program sponsored by Molloy College. Mr. Nolan earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering - Polytechnic Institute, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University. > >