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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 +0000
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:00:17 +0000
Blue Origin will begin flying two customers on the same New Glenn rocket after the launch vehicle has performed five missions with solo customers, according to Ted McFarland, Blue Origin’s commercial director of Asia-Pacific business. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:42:28 +0000
“We are going to need a bigger boat,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said July 12, quoting the 1975 movie Jaws as a metaphor for the challenge of handling 5G needs. “Or in our case, more spectrum.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:15:26 +0000
China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:54:55 +0000
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:27:30 +0000
Using free data from the European Space Agency, a startup in Finland created a geospatial information service that is entirely enabled by artificial intelligence. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:03-08-2011
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     Current job:Technology Consultant
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProgramme Manager Business Analysis Consulting Practice Manegement
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    Profile

    Professional Services / Programme Manager with 20 years in technology development ranging from asset and resource management to GPS-based and location-intelligent applications. Clients across public and private sector in UK and Australian Fed/Central & Local Gov., Emergency Services and commercial sector clients including: BT; Vodafone; Siemens; IBM; Atlas Copco; RSA; EADS; CapGemini; UK Valuation Office; OSys; Queensland Police; Telstra; Melbourne Water.

    Core skills:

    ·      10yrs professional-services and pre-sales technology practice management with P&L experience gained in a publicly owned environment delivering revenues IRO $5, EBIT IRO 35% managing geographically distributed teams of up to 50

    ·      ISEB certified project manager (PRINCE) with many successful deliveries up to $2m

    ·      Business process analysis and process improvement - proficient practitioner of Rational Unified Process methods for bus process analysis, requirements specification and use-case modeling

    ·      20yrs solutions design and development in location-intelligent, geospatial analysis and site selection, data quality and content management systems.

     

    Career History

    Sep 2010 – June 2011 Dotted Eyes: Director of Operations

    ·       Programme Management of open-source spatial platform solutions for local government and health

    ·       Design and specification of spatial data inputs and analysis techniques for site-selection process for the Managing Radioactive Wastes Safely (MWRS) Programme, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

    ·       Project Management of vehicle tracking and exception reporting solution development

    2007-2010: Pitney Bowes Business Insight: Director, Technology Consulting, EMEA

    Led EMEA’s Technology Consulting practice with teams across Europe, the Middle East, India. Total revenue IRO $5m, HC 51. Multidisciplinary, engaged workforce, solutions focus, geographically dispersed integrated operation. Achievements in EMEA:

    ·       Tech Consulting business growth from $3m to $5m, increased margins to over 30% from 15-20%.

    ·       Geographical integration of UK, ES, EMD consulting teams, increased utilisation IRO 20%.

    ·       Promoted usage of offshore team, management of ongoing team development

    ·       Due diligence for successful Portrait Software acquisition by PB.

    2004-2007: Pitney Bowes MapInfo / MapInfo Australia: Director of Professional Services, AsiaPac

    ·       Grew a successful Professional Services sales and delivery team around MapInfo’s location intelligence business offerings, successfully integrated acquired asset management offering.

    ·       Took services revenues from US$1m to >US$4m, margins from <5% to >35%. Led an operational excellence initiative to define and execute a customer engagement process for solution delivery.

    ·       Operated as Professional Services lead in APAC management team supporting the region’s business objectives at strategic and tactical levels. Conducted due diligence on two acquisitions.

    2002-2004 MapInfo Ltd: Technical Manager, Location-Based Services, EMEA

    Programme management of > £2m contract with Siemens AG and Vodafone Global.

    ·       Relationship management to assist delivery of the LBS platform for Vodafone mobile operators.

    ·       Efficiency improvement in delivery & product quality in Siemens-Vodafone LBS supply-chain.

    ·       Technical design of MapInfo location-enabling API with Vodafone Global team.

    ·       Handling technical relationship for sales through the alliance including core stack API to 3 Vodafone OpCos and of mobile mapping applications (launched at Cebit, 2003).

    2000-2002 MapInfo Ltd: Manager Consulting Services, UK Professional Services Group

    Improved processes for incepting and delivering custom development projects. Grew consulting revenues from £700k to over £1.5m (organic) and contribution from 10% to around 30%.

    Key Projects

    2011 NDALead Analyst & PM£12,500mMulti-Criteria Site Selection

    2010 UK Valuation OfficeProject Director£1.4mRating Evaluation System

    2010 OSysProject Director£500kAviation Data Quality Solution

    2010 OSysR&D Director£1.5mAviation Electronic Flight Bag

    2010 Local Authority, SaudiProject DirectorUS$1.2mMunicipality System

    2009 Fire ControlProject Director£400kContingency System

    2005 Queensland PolicePre-Sales/Project DirectorAU$650kIncident Mgt System

    2004 VodafonePre-Sales/Project ManagerE650kConsumer Application

    2003 SiemensPre-Sales/Project Manager>£1mCore Stack Platform

    2002 Atlas CopcoPre-Sales/Project ManagerE1.1mSales Mapping Strategy

    2001 Royal & Sun AlliancePre-Sales/Project Manager£275kNetwork Mgt System

    2001BTPre-Sales/Project Manager£850kNetwork Records System

    Early Career Highlights

    1999-2000 Technical Manager, English Heritage, Swindon & London, UK.Managed a £2m IT programme to build a national digital image archive and public portal (www.imagesofengland.org.uk) including procurement process.

    1997-1999 Business Development Manager, Space and Defence, Anite Systems, Bristol, UK.Managed a series of R&D projects and alliance with British National Space Centre. Provided pre-sales project and quality management definition for Defence and Ground Segment bids.

    1990-1997 Analyst/Consultant, Water Research Centre, Swindon & Medmenham, UK.Undertook many research projects in application of GIS to water and environment businesses including a number of national risk assessments, site selection processes and EC directorate initiatives. Developed GIS applications for internal modeling teams for environmental impact assessments. Administered corporate ESRI GIS platform across two sites. Key contributor to European Commission DGXII Danube Basin Programme - management of technology transfer to an international team including overseas experience in Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.

    1983-1986 Production Assistant  BBC, Lime Grove Studios, Shepherds Bush, London.

    Work on: Panorama, Newsnight, The Money Programme, Question Time.

    Education & Professional Certification

    British Computing Society, ISEBConsultant in Project Management for IT (PRINCE)

    Sun MicrosystemsSystem Administrator

    Imperial College, LondonMSc Remote Sensing (Space & Ground segments)

    Kings College, London BSc (hons) Human Environmental Science 2(i)

    Shaftesbury Grammar School3 'A'-levels, 11 'O'-levels


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