About Me

Author, scientist, lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA. King’s College, University of London, Architectural Association School, London, St. Martin’s School of Art, London, Kent College, Canterbury.

Senior management positions in private and public enterprise including defense (NATO) science and technology planning (EC). Research director and program leader (National Science Foundation). board member industry and R&E institutions and organizations.
International experience Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the Americas including positions in support of National Science Foundation international programs and senior management positions for international data services at Sprint International and MCI.

Professional Experience:

Principal, Network Conceptions LLC May 2001- present
Principal and founder at Network Conceptions a telecommunications and Internet research and consulting firm based in Washington DC. The firm provides service providers, equipment manufacturers, investors and institutions with research and analysis for a broad range issues impacting business plans and strategic options.

President, mediagate Inc. November 1999 – April 2001
Reporting to the Chairman, CEO and Board of Directors, responsible for developing the strategic direction of the company including financing, strategic alliances, partnerships and OEM relationships. Joined mediagate in June 1999 as Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Development.

Executive Vice President, Global Multimedia and Data Services, AGIS January 1998 – October 1999
Reporting to the CEO, COO, and Board of AGIS, responsible for the development, marketing and sales of global multimedia products and services. The services were primarily targeted at corporate and domestic and international carrier and ISP markets and include ATM, Frame Relay, dedicated and dial Internet access and Virtual Private Networks. Responsible for the direction and management of Directors and Vice-Presidents of the Product Marketing, Business Market Analysis, Marketing Communications and Sales organizations. Responsible for the business and financial planning of these departments and company financial planning together with the vice president of business development and chief financial officer.

Head, Strategy & Business Planning/ Director Internet Strategy and Planning
Concert Communications/MCI-BT: Sept 1996- April 1998
Lead and directed Internet strategy and business development from a global perspective. Coordinating strategy direction and business planning between the different operating units. Responsible for the development of an international Internet service strategy and business model. Planning, directing, and guiding the implementation of new services for the Internet portfolio taking into consideration long-term and organizational effects. Evaluated external policy developments coordinated corporate policy formulation and issue handling. Formulating and communicating policies for Internet within the company and externally. Responsible for the development of strategies to profitably build, maintain and evolve existing and future business with partners and industry alliances. Supporting the selection of partners and the development of business cases, proposals with partners, alliances and major customers Responsible for the management of revenue and volume forecasts, evaluation of revenue delivery, pricing model and competitive assessments. Interfacing with corporate planning organizations and with various functional groups within MCI including engineering, finance, legal & regulatory, ventures & alliances/corporate development, and marketing & sales. Formed and directed working groups across organizations as necessary to address emerging issues of policy and or technology and for service development.

Executive Manager, Internet Marketing, Business Markets, MCI: October 1994 – August 1996
Planned, formed and led a team of nine product managers to market Internet services. Responsible for all InternetMCI strategic partnerships, policy development interconnection agreements with other Internet service providers, international service strategy, NSP, ISP and reseller relationships, long-range forecasting, pricing and cost models, business and competitive analysis. Responsible for all activities and negotiations relative to international Internet activities, including peer connections, alliance and global backbone initiatives, and all Concert-related Internet discussions and activities. Coordinator for international Internet services with MCI International and the alliance management organizations. Responsible for developing MCI’s ISP, NAP/IXP (Network Access Point/Internet eXchange Point) and peering strategies. Formulated and managed policy with regard to peering, transit and other aspects of commercial relationships with Internet service providers and customers and to represent MCI at industry forums and with industry analysts and media.

Senior Manager, Global Data Services, Sprint International / Product Manger, Planning and Support, Government Marketing, Government Systems Division, Sprint: March 1991 – October 1994
Supported the development planning and proposal/bid work for network products associated with high performance computing and communications. Performed research, analysis and planning for network program opportunities associated with the High Performance Computing and Communications program. Worked in support of SprintLink (commercial Internet service). Product planning included business case development for dedicated and dial-up service, international connections, and provisioning of Internet information services. Sprint International lead for planning and implementation of commercial international Internet service. Lead team member for the National Science Foundation International Connections Manager Program and Principal Investigator for NSF solicitation for Network Access Point (NAP) Manager for the NSFNET. Responsible for negotiating joint marketing agreement between Sprint Government Systems Division and Minnesota Supercomputer Center and for teaming agreement with San Diego Supercomputer Center. Worked with appropriate government officials and key players in the research and education community with regard to HPCC network opportunities. Represented Sprint International and Sprint Government Systems Division (for policy and standards coordination) on a number of technical groups and forums associated with future development of the Internet including Federal Network Council Advisory Committee, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF); the International Engineering Planning Group (IEPG) and its Asia Pacific and European counterparts. Represented Sprint on a number of policy and program groups associated with the High Performance Computing and Communications Program.

Corporate and Institutional Consulting 1984-91:
Senior Consultant, European Research Associates, Brussels, Belgium: 1987 – 91 Planned and directed a study involving five senior consultants and support staff for the Twelfth and Thirteenth Directorates-General of the European Community. Study for the Institute for Defense Analysis, Washington, and D.C. on European defense cooperation. Director of Studies and NATO Fellow 1984 – 1986 Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies, London.

Senior Scientist, NATO: 1980 – 1984
Senior project scientist, Systems and Operational Analysis Division, Technical Center, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO). Responsible to the Director for assessing command and control modernization projects planned and underway for NATO.

Education
Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for International Security, Stanford University and at the Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, 1977-78 Kent College School, Canterbury, Kent 1960 -1966; Architectural Association School Diploma Theory of Design, London, 1970; PhD, King’s College, University of London 1979.