CEO & Founder
Leadership roles in start-ups through Fortune 500 companies with diverse responsibilities from Engineer to Chairman of the Board. Businesses that Clampitt controls have averaged 42% sales growth per year for over a decade.
With several books to his credit, numerous inventions, and over 25 years’ experience, Mr. Clampitt loves to think and innovate. Harold was a TED event speaker to present ideas worth sharing. He coined the term the “Internet of Life” and “Ambient Information”. His TED talk explaining these ideas is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKTuENmMO08
Mr. Clampitt’s inventions have been used in a wide range of sectors such as: Aviation, Cellular Telephony, Distribution Centers, Hospitals – outpatient, acute and specialty, Manufacturing, Railroads, Utilities, and Steel Mills. Currently he is focusing on innovations for changing the paradigm of healthcare. Some examples are: AI Intelligent Assistant for optimizing the care giving staff to patient ratio; ambulation profiling, Operating Room (OR) preference card error cleansing, OR turnover, infection control and prevention; inventory turn-over + elimination of Out of Stocks; patient encounters with rooms-staff-devices; Emergency Dept performance such as “door to doc”, and work flow forensics to actively help healthcare.
We do not have limited resources if we possess unlimited resourcefulness.
As a RFID subject matter expert, Harold has been a keynote speaker around the world. Talks at RFID World, RFID Live, the University of Chicago, Institute of Information Technology in Pune India, the China Technology Forum in Beijing and the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Brunei. Professional recognition includes record-setting attendance at RFID WebEx events for Motorola, HIMMS, publication of articles in major trade journals such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and author of the 5th edition of the RFID Certification Textbook. His talk (March 2015) at the TechNexus event at the prestigious Chicago Lyric Opera House brought together RFID and IoT. He performs innovative applications engineering for leading organizations such as ArcelorMittal, Booze Allen Hamilton, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Hill-Rom, Intel, Intermountain Health Care, L3, Westar, Utah Transit Authority, etc.
One of Harold’s strengths is adopting technology where the half-life is less than 30 months and disruptive to the incumbent. Clampitt is a serial inventor, using technology injection as a game changer.
Harold has an Electrical Engineering degree, is a registered Licensed Professional Engineer and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago with a specialty in Finance. Outside of RFID, Harold holds an active commercial pilot license, enjoys glass blowing, sculpture making and is a long-term contributor to the Smile Train charity helping young children get a second chance at life!