Experienced manager, strategic analyst, and consultant in telecommunications network planning including satellite and ground segments, with a proven track record in requirements analysis, solution development, procurement planning, deployment planning, and capacity management and optimization. Extensive knowledge of all aspects of the satellite communications business. Founder of a consulting and educational business in information and communications technology (ICT). Areas of expertise include:
· Satellite Requirements Assessment
· Project Planning and Management
· Satellite Concept Development
· Satellite Capacity Management
· Business Development Support
· Satellite Procurement/Deployment
Incorporated a consulting and educational services business focused information and communication technologies (ICT). Activities include strategy consulting and education.
· Provided strategic advice to a client based on knowledge of the Middle East.
Virginia International University, Fairfax, Virginia 2011-Present
Adjunct Professor, School of Computer & Information Systems
· Develop and teach information systems courses, including Software Engineering, Software Architecture, Computer Architecture, and Enterprise Information Systems. Focus on Agile and traditional software development life cycle (SDLC) and IT project management.
INTELSAT, Washington, D.C. 1990-January 2014
Strategic Projects Director, Corporate Strategy – 2012-2014
Coordinated analysis of the technical capabilities of third party satellites to assess the value of their acquisition into global network of satellites. Accomplishments included:
· Analyzed capabilities for 6 candidate satellites using engineering software and satellite
specifications, leading to acquisition of two in-orbit satellites.
· Guided team members in performance of link analysis to validate the accommodation of
customer service requirements, leading to annual revenue increase of over $6M.
· Coordinated redeployment project plans for 2 third party satellites with engineering and
operations, taking into account TT&C network setup, schedule, cost, and licensing risks.
Developed 3 satellite network concepts to propose to third parties for partnerships or joint ventures to provide video, government, and data network services in international markets.
Gathered and analyzed requirements for design of high capacity communication satellites and participated in meetings between engineering and the manufacturer to monitor design progress.
Director/Senior Director, Space Systems Planning – 2006-2012
Led teams to complete all aspects of satellite procurement and deployment planning, including:
· Gathered and analyzed service requirements, including existing traffic backlog and demand
forecast, using capacity management and business intelligence tools.
· Participated in the conceptual design for 6 satellites (IS-14, IS-17, IS-21, IS-23, IS-27, IS-28)
connecting payload and bus engineering experts to competing commercial requirements.
· Managed satellite deployment planning for half a fleet of 50+ satellites by analyzing technical,
business and regulatory factors to increase revenues and protect orbital spectrum.
· Coordinated technical due diligence for acquisition of the Amos-1 satellite.
· Maintained satellite deployment database and sent updates to other departments.
· Negotiated with a Middle East operator to acquire and redeploy an in-orbit satellite.
Vice President, Network Planning & Capacity Management – 2005-2006
Led efforts to optimize the use of capacity of satellite fleet worldwide to increase revenue, efficiency, and defer large capital investments. Managed and coached a team of 15 capacity management and communications engineers who performed link analysis and supported customers.
· Established accurate metrics for capacity using capacity management software.
· Generated regular management reports on capacity using Business Intelligence software.
· Increased accuracy of capacity/revenue data match to more than 98%.
· Led efforts to groom capacity to free up transponders and spot beams to increase revenues.
· Initiated analysis of network traffic and transition planning to prepare for fleet consolidation.
Vice President, Network Planning & Technology Development –2004-2005
Managed Intelsat’s technology development program and participated in the development of Intelsat’s broadband Internet services. Responsible for budget of $4 Million and staff of 20+ engineers.
· Guided the development of new software tools to help Sales and Customer Solutions
Engineers access satellite capacity information quickly and more effectively.
· Developed network optimization studies to reduce capital investments and grow revenues.
· Managed an R&D portfolio with projects focusing maritime and broadband services, which
became major elements of corporate revenues a few years later.
· Examined all major broadband platforms, including iDirect, HNS, Viasat, Gilat, and others
to guide vendor selection for various services and networks.
· Reduced operational expenses for department by 30% while achieving organizational goals.
Director, Operational Planning & Continuous Improvement
And Chief of Staff to President, Intelsat Global Services Corp. (IGSC) –2003-2004
Tracked execution of corporate projects and process improvement initiatives to increase efficiency and optimize capital and operating expenses to prepare company for private equity acquisition.
· Organized monthly briefings for senior management on corporate initiatives.
· Participated in the development of corporate strategic plan and definition of plan initiatives.
Additional Positions at INTELSAT – 1990-2003:
Director, Network Planning
Senior Manager, Network Optimization
Strategic Market Planning Manager
System Planning Manager
Principal Engineer & System Planning Project Lead
Senior Engineer, System Planning
ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC FACULTY POSITIONS
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC 2010
Adjunct Professor, Taught Project Management in the MBA Program.
George Mason University, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., Fairfax, Virginia 1983-90
Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
Acting Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department.
University of Virginia, Systems Engineering Dept., Charlottesville, Virginia 1979-1983
Research & Teaching Assistant –Co-authored several papers on decision making under uncertainty resulting from doctoral dissertation work.
Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Dept., Giza, Egypt 1976-1978
Teaching & Research Assistant – Wrote Master’s thesis on use of Systems Dynamics methodology in modeling of socio-economic systems.
Fairfax County Public Library, 2014
Performed various tasks at the library as assigned by staff to help organize the book collection.
Hands Along the Nile Development Services, Rosslyn, Virginia, 2009-Present
Advisory Committee member for international development NGO working in Egypt -Provide feedback on strategic plans, support hosting Arab/Egyptian delegations, Arabic translation.
Fencing Sports Academy, Fairfax, 2011-Present
Founding Sponsor and Advisor for a start-up for-profit fencing club owned by my wife.
Create social media to market club.
Washington Space Business Roundtable, Washington, DC, 2010-2013
Member of the Board and Treasurer of a satellite industry non-for-profit promoting space business and youth educational programs in science and technology.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
· Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
· Master in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
· M.Sc., Electronic Circuits & Systems, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Giza, Egypt.
· B.Sc. Electronics & Communications Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
· Professional Training Courses in Project Management, Business Acumen and Leadership.
· PMP project management certification preparation online courses through SkillSoft.
· Member of the Project Management Institute and the Society for International Development.
Satellite Software Tools, Business Intelligence software (Business Objects), Native Arabic speaker.
Naturalized U.S. Citizen since 1990. Available for employment or consulting immediately.
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