2012 ~ now
Mobile Internet systems engineering and design
Job Title: Mobile Systems Engineering Consultant
Always welcome to discuss new ideas, especially about mobile data or satellite communications...
2009 ~ 2012
Mobile web optimisation equipment supplier
Job Title: Director, Value-Added Services Product Management
I was responsible for developing solutions to mobile network operators' unique needs
where Bytemobile products could be customised to add even more value for the mobile network operator:
Integrated some of our custom analytics and content-insertion value-added features into the
Bytemobile product portfolio for marketing to all our customers.
Worked with a 3rd-party analytics specialist to find out what effects the explosion
of smartphone use was having on operators' packet radio networks and to mitigate the threats that were found.
- 2009 ~ 2011
Designed & prototyped various solutions for web content-insertion and
established appropriate partnerships for commercial operations.
Applications included operator notifications for billing and promotions,
mobile navigation toolbars and
adapting Adobe Flash movies to work on iPhones and iPads.
2007 ~ 2009
Wireless Application Protocol technology supplier
Job Title: Open Internet Products Manager
Deepening our Open Internet solution to include audio/video adaptation and streaming,
data warehousing and analytics and advertising products.
Openwave Systems Inc acquired WiderWeb Ltd and I continued to manage Content Adaptation development,
integration with Integra and deployment in Vodafone EMEA countries and in the US at Sprint.
2006 ~ 2007
Startup mobile network technology supplier
Job Title: Product Marketing Director
I was responsible for developing an accessibility tool for blind web users into
a carrier-grade gateway for on-the-fly transcoding of long-tail PC websites,
making them fully functional on mobile phones:
UK and Ireland to compete with web'n'walk on all its existing handsets.
2003 ~ 2005
Multinational mobile phone operator holding company
Job Title: Senior Internet Services Projects Manager
I was responsible for developing the enabling technologies that deliver
Internet services from T-Mobile's international content providers:
Integration of technologies enabling unrestricted
world-wide web browsing on smartphones for the
Developed the platform to deliver MMS picture and video
goal alerts for the
UEFA Euro 2004 football tournament.
- 2003 ~ 2005
Upgrades to all the t-zones portals.
2001 ~ 2003
Startup smartphone technology developer
Job Title: Head of Mobile Web Technology
I was responsible for developing Pogo's revolutionary
mobile phone and web proxy compression technology, which delivered
the full web-browsing Internet experience to the
PDA-style Pogo mobile phone using
2G GSM networks.
Further developing the
reference design for the executive business market.
Doubling the already world-beating speed of the Pogo
web browser using
Production of Pogo for
consumer launch in the UK,
prototype into the shops in just 9 months.
1996 ~ 2001
Startup global mobile satellite network operator
Job Title: Senior System Integration Engineer
I was the technical project manager responsible for worldwide integration of
equipment in the original US$5bn
ICO satellite system for phone services:
- 1999 ~ 2000
Test-bed and on-site integration and acceptance testing
of the first delivery of ground facilities, managing the
technical recovery of
US$1bn Earth station contract following ICO's rescue
from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by
- 1998 ~ 1999
Delivered the integration plan for US$40M of
end-to-end system integration for service launch
(managing the RFP, proposal evaluation and contract negotiation).
- 1997 ~ 1998
In-factory and on-site commissioning of
radio equipment at sites worldwide.
- 1996 ~ 1999
Planned the integration of radio equipment
from three independent supply contracts:
(i) ground facilities,
(ii) satellites and
1990 ~ 1996
Satellite Systems Laboratory
Satellite communications systems consultants
Job Title: Senior Satellite Systems Engineer
I was the
mobile satellite systems specialist in
a small central team that handled new satellite communication services
developments and procurement for the whole of BT.
I managed development of most of the BT Aeronautical and Maritime
and GSM Cellular product portfolio and the data communication
expertise developed in my team also had applications on VSAT
and trunk Intelsat links.
Major projects included:
Initiating the EU
of ATM in VSAT multiple access.
satellite part of the
UMTS network architecture in ETSI and the
EU Mobile Network project.
Planning SDH carriage over
ISDN extension to BT
Mobile Communications Systems Group in Japan
for a joint 6-month BT/KDD study of
satellite networking options for
Visiting some of BT's major transport sector clients'
operations managers to discuss their pressing communication needs
in a technical, rather than marketing, forum.
- 1991 ~ 1996
Managing a US$2M 5-year project investigating
hand-held satellite communications and its
integration with terrestrial networks.
This was BT's primary means of
assessing and creating awareness
of the opportunities created by developments such as
I provided BT's satellite contributions
to 3G mobile systems standards development
UMTS) and to
Inmarsat's Project 21.
Finding ways to expand thin route capacity to and from small
1985 ~ 1990
Manufacturer of aircraft
Job Title: Student Apprentice
IET-accredited "thick sandwich" programme
working in a
wide range of disciplines covering the whole product life-cycle:
Manufacturing Technology Task Force -
a multi-disciplinary Board-level team created to
build a highly automated just-in-time manufacturing plant.
Systems Group, software side -
fly-by-wire control unit software during the
Systems Group, electronics side -
developed the RB211-524 engine control unit's
fault detection hardware.
Work Study, Quality Engineering and Production Control -
various aspects of managing manufacture.
Contracts Engineering and Product Support -
the major points of contact with customers.