A planner, designer and project manager of wireless telecommunication systems. More than 7 years of international experience in mobile core networks, Value Added Services (VAS) and Machine to Machine (M2M). Recently earned my Doctorate degree of engineering in the design of low cost ground-based space observation and communication systems. PMP certified since 2010. Interested to challenge project management roles within new domains in the wireless sector such as space communications and radio astronomy
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§ Broad technical experience
§ Efficient planning at low budget
§ Innovative strategic thinking
§ Multidisciplinary projects
§ Big picture mindset
§ Coaching and leadership
Dec 2012 – Apr 2014 : Senior M2M system analyst
Vodafone Group : Cairo, Egypt – Reading, UK
§ Technical analysis of Vodafone M2M Global Data Service Platform (GDSP) release developments.
Assessment, verification and validation of the M2M telecom features.
Coordination of M2M services delivery between the group management and
the global Vodafone network operators.
Oct 2011 – Oct 2012 : Customer Project Manager
eServGlobal : Cairo, Egypt
§ Management of all aspects of telecom VAS delivery projects (project planning, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risks, and procurement).
Successfully managed the delivery of value added services bundle for Orange Egypt account including “Missed Call Alert (MCA)” service, “SMS gateway infotainment services” and “Collect-Call service”; a group of multimillion system integration projects implemented in a multivendor scenario and serving more than 30 million subscribers.
June 2010 – June 2011 : Telecom Project Manager
Integrated Services Solutions : Cairo, Egypt
§ Project and product Management of telecom VAS projects delivery to local Mobile operators.
§ Participated in establishing the project management office “PMO” and defining the company internal processes and project life cycle.
§ Software Development Life Cycle agile management.
July 2005 – July 2009 : Senior Core Network Project Manager
Orange Egypt (Mobinil) : Cairo, Egypt
§ Cellular core network circuit switching and signaling planning, design and optimization in a multi-vendor scenario (Tekelec – Huawei – Alcatel-Lucent – Ericsson – Nokia Siemens).
§ Interface planning to various network elements including access network, charging system, billing system, VAS and transmission links.
§ Management of multimillion core network expansion and upgrade projects.
§ Vendor selection and leading RFI and RFP management.
Managed the implementation of “Mobile Number Portability” project allowing subscribers to port their personal numbers while changing networks. A national project that involved coordination with national regulator and the other fixed and mobile operators to unify the solution, analysis of technical impact on traffic routing and coordination internally with all impacted teams (billing, IT, access network, charging systems, marketing) to ensure smooth transition.
April 2017 – Sep 2017 : Fixed Term Researcher
Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan
Leading a team of graduate students to experiment low cost meteor burst communication through experimental hardware and software design. Experiments involved antenna design, digital packet switching analysis and Android software
Successfully achieved correct digital data bursts transmission through meteor scatter using android devices.
April 2014 – March 2017 : PhD candidate
Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan
A multidisciplinary research on the usage of radio forward scattering from meteor trails in Astronomy, Atmospheric science and Communications using radar basic setups in a low budget environment.
Radio astronomy: Applying interferometry technique to analyze forward scattered signals from meteor ionized trails in order to collect information on meteor origins.
Atmospheric science: Observation of mesospheric ozone concentration and solar activity variations by the analysis of the duration of meteor echo signals.
Meteor Burst Communication (MBC): The potential use of MBC in Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications in remote areas as a low cost alternative to satellite links.
Jan 2007 – March 2010 : Master’s in Telecommunications
Aston University, Birmingham, UK
§ Focusing on the system design and engineering of various branches of the telecom industry including wireless networks, optical communications, satellite communications, digital transmission, data networks, and software engineering. Practical projects were part of all modules.
Graduation project was carried on live mobile network data modelling the network traffic behavior during unexpected events such as disasters and accidents.
Sep 1999 – May 2004 : Bachelor in Communications and Electronics Engineering.
Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2G/3G mobile core network design and traffic routing optimization.
Intermediate software development skills in C++, IDL, Python, Android.
Design and setup of receivers and antennas in interferometric ground-based radars.
VAS and M2M product features analysis, validation and verification.
Project management of multivendor multidisciplinary projects in matrix and projectized environments (PMP certified since 2010, ITIL Foundation certified).
Product R&D Management using Agile techniques.
Presentation skills: Efficiently deliver presentations to stakeholders, customers or in international conferences.
Writing skills: Professional writing of project technical/progress reports as well as technical writing in scientific journals.
Experience in working with/managing global teams remotely with proven adaptability to different cultural and business environments.
Arabic: Mother tongue.
Japanese: Basic/Intermediate, JLPT N4 level.
French: Basic conversations.
Sports: Previous football player, hiking, golf, cycling, squash and horsing.
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