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Industry Activities ||
Publications and Speeches
Major Canadian long distance company
|SPRINT CANADA INC., Toronto, ON ||1994 - 1996|
Vice President - Network Optimization and Carrier Relations (1996)
Managed network costs, provisioning and all aspects of domestic and global interconnection arrangements.
- Reduced annual carrier costs by $100 million by conceiving, negotiating and implementing innovative leases and interconnection agreements.
- Negotiated national and international agreements to preserve quality while reducing costs.
- Improved operating efficiencies and customer service by consolidating national voice and data networks, and operating staff.
Vice President - Network Services (1994-1995)
Managed network planning, engineering, operations and administration for Sprint Canada's public voice and data network.
- Recruited/supervised team of 100 to accommodate 165% growth in network traffic.
- Built a $35 million fibre optic network linking Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa - on-time and under budget.
- Negotiated fibre swaps to extend the network to other major Canadian centres.
- Built and launched operation of two $10 million switching centres in Vancouver and Calgary.
- Planned and directed the integration of an acquired competitor's network enabling the elimination of redundant facilities.
|TELROUTE COMMUNICATIONS INC., Toronto, ON ||1994|
Regional Long Distance Provider
Vice President - Network Services
Managed all aspects of network technology for this start-up regional voice and data carrier.
- Implemented regional digital microwave system.
- Recruited and built team to operate network.
- Managed regulatory and governmental affairs during period of initial implementation of Equal Access in Canada.
|UNITEL COMMUNICATIONS INC., Toronto, ON ||1989 - 1994|
Major Canadian Telecommunication Company
Executive Director - Regulatory
Held positions of increasing responsibility culminating in creating plans for Unitel's Information Highway initiatives and strategic Research and Development.
- Created network interconnection architecture and developed technology plans to permit long distance competition in Canada.
- Authored and defended (including oral testimony) technology and R&D evidence in the landmark CRTC long distance proceedings.
- Acted as primary press and public affairs liaison for technology issues related to the long distance project.
- Recruited and headed technology review team for the RFI and RFP process leading to the partnering between Unitel and AT&T.
- Created the Canadian Interconnection Liaison Committee, a national forum to resolve issues affecting long distance competition.
- Conceived and introduced 800 number portability in Canada.
|BNR INC., Denver, CO and Raleigh, NC ||1987 - 1989|
The Research and Development Arm of Northern Telecom
Western Regional Manager
R&D liaison between BNR and its primary western U.S. customer - U.S. WEST. Researched market and technology requirements for new services in order to support Northern Telecom's sales efforts.
- Established Fast Feature development project to enable BNR to improve delivery of new services to Bell South and Eastern Airlines, reducing software delivery from cycle from more than 24 months to 6 months.
|AT&T BELL LABORATORIES, Holmdel, NJ ||1986 - 1987|
The Research and Development Arm of AT&T
Member of Technical Staff
Led systems engineering team and created custom solutions for unique telecommunications needs of all branches of the U.S. Government, including national security requirements.
- Authored Switch Voice Services proposal for AT&T's bid to replace the US federal government network.
- Produced specifications for many of the initial Intelligent Network (advanced toll-free and virtual network) products for the AT&T public communications network.
|BELL CANADA and BELL CANADA INTERNATIONAL, London, ON, Southfield, MI ||1980 - 1986|
Major Telephone Company and Affiliated International Consulting Practice
Held a variety of network services positions leading to a consulting position assisting General Motors and EDS during the planning and construction of their world-wide communications network.
- Planned and developed software requirements for data collection, billing, trouble-tracking and reporting systems.
- Introduced telecommunications capital budget processes and system of accounting.
|UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, London, ON ||1983 - 1984|
- Lectured evening course session in Statistics. Concurrent to employment with Bell Canada.
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