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Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:03:07 +0000
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:32:49 +0000
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted, the outgoing chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA says he’s hopeful to get a final spending bill approved before that bill expires. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:09:10 +0000
China launched its Chang’e-4 moon mission Dec. 7, successfully sending the lander and rover into a lunar transfer orbit ahead of an unprecedented attempt at a landing on the far side of the moon early in the New Year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:17:37 +0000
The new launch date, announced Dec. 7 by customer Iridium Communications, was driven by the additional two weeks SpaceX ended up needing to launch Spaceflight Industries’ “SmallSat Express” dedicated rideshare mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:51 +0000
While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials are optimistic the mission will still fly later in the month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:10:23 +0000
During a Q&A session at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit to promote the space industry as an engine of innovation and economic growth, Griffin said he does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:55:50 +0000
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:34:19 +0000
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:19:28 +0000
President Trump has been insistent that a Space Force should be a completely independent military department. One way to organize the new service would be by establishing a Space Force under a larger Department of the Air and Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:42:11 +0000
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:52:27 +0000
The failure of a Falcon 9 first stage to make its planned landing after a Dec. 5 launch shouldn’t affect plans for upcoming launches, a SpaceX executive said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 22:54:52 +0000
European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate contracts with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp. to develop four high-resolution radar satellites for South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:58:25 +0000
On the company’s 20th mission of the year and second within 48 hours, SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 5, but suffered a rare failed landing of the rocket’s first stage. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:22:41 +0000
The founders of Globa IP said they left after concerns its investors, supported by the Chinese government, were using the company as a means to gain access to satellite technology prohibited for export to China under U.S. law. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:18:45 +0000
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, the winner of SpaceNews' 2018 military space Government Leader of the Year award, said as the Trump administration moves forward with plans to create a new military branch for space — an effort she supports — the Air Force is keeping focused on the space mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:55:30 +0000
At the Reagan National Defense Forum and the West Coast Aerospace Forum this weekend, analysts and former defense officials roundly criticized the Pentagon for lacking a solid plan to modernize capabilities in areas where China and Russia are advancing. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:15:49 +0000
Despite serving just a single term in the White House, the late President George H.W. Bush is remembered as playing a key role in space policy as the country transitioned from the Cold War competition with the Soviet Union to a more cooperative relationship with Russia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:11:19 +0000
A Space Force without the complementary effort of diplomacy and confidence building would be a recipe for incalculable escalation of unnecessary tension between states. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:04:25 +0000
Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year on Dec. 4, carrying a satellite for India and another for South Korea to geostationary transfer orbit. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-11-2011
     Last Modified:11-11-2011 (01:46)
    Job information
     Current job:Principal Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsManagement, Ground Systems, Control, Operations, Development, CTO, Outsourcing
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    Personal

    BSc (Hons) C.Eng MBCS, Eur.Ing

    British National

    Skills Summary

    ¨       Proven record with experience spanning development, technical operations, business development and consultancy

    ¨       Technical and business strategic planning & solution architecting

    ¨       Operational management in infrastructure, procurement, implementation & service delivery

    ¨       Outsourcing, insourcing, sub-contractor management and vendor selection

    ¨       Management of diverse and dispersed teams, including sub-contractor teams

    ¨       Outstanding technical background and broad ICT experience

    Education & Professional Associations

    BSc (Honours) from Leeds University in Computational Science and Management

    Member of the British Computer Society and a chartered member of the Engineering Council and European Engineers (MBCS, C. Eng, Eur.Ing.)

    Qualified Prince 2 Project Management and ITIL practitioner.

    Employment History

    Mahindra Satyam

    May 2011 to present                    Principle Consultant

    Providing consultancy to Thomson Reuters GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) business on architecting outsourced product development solutions. Key areas of responsibility include:

    ·         Building multiple development teams split in location, including architecture, business analysis and development

    ·         Facilitating in parallelising development programmes according to business priority to improve time-to-market of products

    January 2006 to May 2011             Principle Relationship Manager

    Responsible for Mahindra Satyam’s customer relationship with a number of major customers, Thomson Reuters and Fujitsu in particular. This relates to Thomson Reuters global outsourcing activities with Mahindra Satyam in India, the US, UK and Middle East.

    Key areas of responsibility included:

    ¨      Development and exploitation of global service and solution offerings

    ¨      Ensuring solution fit with Thomson Reuters strategy and working with Thomson Reuters CIO and CTO to provide application & infrastructure support through Mahindra Satyam as well as to optimise the sourcing strategy

    ¨      Ensuring delivery teams provide appropriate service and processes to the customer and working with the customer to ensure optimal cooperation on processes and value

    ¨       Completed major programme outsourcing deal ($280m/10y) with Fujitsu and partners to deliver significant part of Thomson Reuters internal IT through outsourced partners. This programme represents a very large and strategic initiative for Mahindra Satyam and was awarded for completing the largest ever single contract for Mahindra Satyam

     

    Adeptra                                                     VP, Technical Operations

    November 2003 to November 2005

    Adeptra is a leader service-provider in the field of 2-way messaging using a variety of media delivery technologies, mainly voice telecommunications-based, but including substantial SMS text messaging, e-mail and fax services. Clients are predominantly banks and credit-card processing agencies, but becoming increasingly diverse.

    Held personal responsibility for all aspects of technology infrastructure, data-centres, system monitoring, helpdesk, service delivery, supplier management, telecommunications and internal infrastructure. Adeptra’s operations function from 5 data-centres in the USA and the UK and makes use of hundreds of servers and thousands of voice channels, inbound and outbound.

    Adeptra was judged number 29 in the UK Sunday Times “Tech Track 100”; the companies judged to be most innovative, technically and operationally competent and financially well-structured.

    Key achievements

    ¨      Cost-reduction achieved through vendor selection, insource/outsource optimisation and improved use of technical infrastructure

    ¨      Development of key-supplier relationships for supply to all production facilities

    ¨      Provided for a 400% increase in production volumes, processing vast amounts of data

    ¨      Extended and invested in infrastructure to provide resilience and higher performance

    ¨      Established 24/7 support and helpdesk, driven by metrics provided by third-party and in-house developed tools

    ¨      Delivered extensive customer-service and service delivery improvement

    ¨      Achieved group SAS70 and ISO27001 information-security accreditation

     

    Globis Consulting (to Philips)                   Senior ITC Consultant

    September 2001 to November 2003

    Consulted to Philips as part of a small, niche consultancy team on their Multiple Supplier Strategy (MSS) global internal network outsourcing programme.

    Responsibilities included:

    ¨       Design, development and management of outsourced supplier business and financial processes

    ¨       Project management of global IP network implementation, to support voice, VOiP and data services

    ¨       Overseeing supplier planning and delivery in EMEA, APAC and NA

    ¨       Review and recommendations to Philips management on service delivery and strategic planning for global network

     

    The location was at Philips HQ in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

     

     

    Jupiter MMXI Europe                      VP, Technology & Production, Europe

    January 2000 to August 2001

    Jupiter MMXI Europe was a leader in Internet market-research, collecting usage data from individuals and analysing trends. Services range from provision of usage statistics to added-value market analysis.

    Key achievements

    ¨       P&L ownership for all aspects of technology and production

    ¨       Definition and implementation of a cost-effective and flexible infrastructure for expanding European IT products and services

    ¨       Development of technical product strategy

    ¨       Establishment of metrics to ensure time- and cost-effective delivery

    ¨       Design of technical solution to provide wireless Internet device audience measurement

     

    Reuters                                 Group Development Project Manager

    February 1997 to November 1999

    Led a development group within Reuters IS (RIS) responsible for the specification and development of functional and strategic initiatives relating to Reuters third-party administrative relationships with customers.

    Key achievements:

    ¨       Project-managed a number of parallel systems development projects utilising a variety of complementary technology

    ¨       Established Business and Technical Architecture groups to develop vision for programme of IT improvement with the business

    ¨       Formation of a technical architecture to enable future web-based delivery of administration and financials information to clients

    ¨       Management of large web-based CRM project utilising engineering resources in the USA

    ¨       Developed alliance with Computer Sciences Corporation for delivery of strategic initiatives on industry best-practice

     

    (Consultant to) European Space Agency - Site & Project Manager

    1992 to 1996

    ¨       Site manager for Vitrociset S.p.A. at the European Space Agency’s control-centre in Germany

    ¨       Full programme responsibility for all consortium development projects

    ¨       Held project management and design authority for the development of components of a major, new spacecraft control system (SCOS-II)

    ¨       Budget and resource management responsibility for of all Vitrociset’s ESA projects, sub-contractor companies and contractual reporting to clients.

    Key achievements

    ¨       Project management of high-profile development projects for spacecraft control

    ¨       Hands-on systems design and development of key elements of spacecraft control systems

    ¨       Published a number of papers internally to ESA and a presentation of generic systems concepts was given at a symposium in Brazil in 1994

    ¨       Key role in commercial bid preparation for the submission of a number of very large technical and management proposals

     

    Logica (Space & Defense)     Analyst/Programmer & Team Leader

    1985 to 1992

    Systems development within Logica and delivery to clients, mostly the European Space Agency

    Professional Training

    ·         ISO9000/2

    ·         Employment law

    ·         Advanced Negotiation Techniques

    ·         IT best-practices

    ·         Various Project Management (including Prince 2)

    ·         ITIL Service Management

    ·         Advanced Management Programme & Personal Development

    Papers / Publications

    "SCOS-II - A Distributed Architecture For Ground System Control", Symposium of Spacecraft Ground Control and Flight Dynamics, São José dos Campos, Brazil, February 1994.

    Languages

    English          Mother tongue

    German         Fluent spoken and written

    Outside Interests…

    Winter-sports, scuba-diving, travel, literature, current events, music and international cuisine


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