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Speaker Biographies

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Speakers

Francois  Rancy

Francois Rancy

Director, BR, ITU

 

Mr François Rancy was elected Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 (PP-10) in Guadalajara, Mexico. He took office on 1 January 2011. He was confirmed in a second term by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea.
François Rancy is an engineer, a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1977) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris, 1979).
From 1979 to 1997, he worked as systems engineer and subsequently Head of Department in France Télécom's research laboratories, where he was in charge of studies on national and international satellite systems and activities relating to the spectrum and the regulation of satellite systems. As from 1992, his responsibilities expanded to cover the entire radiocommunication sphere.
From 1997 to 2004, he was Director of Spectrum Planning and International Affairs at the National Frequency Agency (ANFR).
From 2004 to 2010, he was Director-General of ANFR, responsible for frequency management in France.
In October 2010, he was elected Director, BR by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
At the international level, he led the coordination of European delegations (CEPT) at WRC-03 and chaired the European Union group on spectrum management policy (RSPG) in 2007. He chaired the ITU–R Special Committee on Regulatory and Procedural Matters from 1997 to 2003, and the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007.
François Rancy has been awarded the ITU Silver Medal (2007) and the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1998) and Ordre national du mérite (1992).

Tariq Al Awadhi

Tariq Al Awadhi

Chairman, Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG)

 

Mr. Tariq Al-Awadhi is the Executive Director Spectrum Affairs in the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Al Awadhi has 17 years of experience in spectrum management. He is the Chairman of the Arab Spectrum Management Group and has been the head of the delegations of the UAE to various international meetings and conferences and in 2012 he had been elected to chair the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12).

His achievements in the field of spectrum management have earned him accolades from his contemporaries and the TRA. His professional acumen has further been groomed through leadership and excellence programs.

Mohammad  Al Janoobi

Mohammad Al Janoobi

Radio Communication Engineer, Spectrum Management Department, CITC, Saudi Arabia

 

Mohammad Aljnoobi is Senior Radiocommunication Engineer in Communication and information Technology Commission "CITC" in Saudi Arabia. He joined CITC in Aug 2011, since then he's been working in the spectrum management department, and he contributes to many activities related to spectrum management in Saudi Arabia.
Mohammad is currently Chairing the Spectrum subcommittee in Saudi Arabia's 5G National Taskforce. The committee goal is to facilitate all issues related to 5G spectrum for operators and vendors.
In matters related to WRC-19 , Mohammad is Chairing working group 4 in Arab Spectrum Management Group "ASMG". The group is responsible of Agenda items and issues related to Land Mobile Service.

Abdulhadi Aboualmal

Abdulhadi Aboualmal

Director, Technology Standardization & Spectrum Management , Etisalat

 

Dr. Abdulhadi has held various leadership roles in ETISALAT, UAE, since 2008. He is currently the head of Technology Standardization, Spectrum Management, IoT / Smart City development and Radio Access Transformation (e.g. NB-IoT, 5G). Before 2008, he joined three UAE universities and research centers. In addition, he has been leading several national and international projects including propagation modeling for the Gulf region, cost modeling of telecom services, analysis of business challenges/opportunities, and modeling/optimization of wireless systems/networks. With over 10 years of wide experience in the work of international organizations (e.g. ITU, 3GPP and GSMA), he has been chairing various technical groups such as ITU-T SG20/Q4 on IoT / Smart City and candidate for 3GPP RAN Vice chairman. Also, he is the Liaison Rapporteur of ITU-T SG20 with ITU-R and 3GPP on IoT and Smart City issues.

He is the coordinator of Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) for ITU-R WRC-19 agenda on MTC / IoT (AI 9.1.8) and Mobile 5G/IMT2020 (AI 1.13, CPM Group), and he has been ASMG coordinator for relevant agenda in previous ITU-R WRC’s (e.g. 700 Band in Region 1).

Dr. Abdulhadi obtained his PhD degree in wireless and mobile communication from University of Bradford, UK, MSc degree in Engineering Systems Management, and BSc in Communication Engineering. He is the author and co-author of many journal and conference papers.

Mohamed Abbes

Mohamed Abbes

Public Policy Director MENA, GSMA

 

Mohamed’s career experience in ICT spans 15 years. Before joining the GSMA as Public Policy Director – MENA in February 2017, Mohamed managed advisory and strategic consulting in the telecommunications regulation within PwC in all the African French speaking countries within MENA. Mohamed’s previous career experience included working as a senior manager Regulatory Affairs for Ooredoo Group in Qatar, between 2014 and 2016, where he provided support to the 11 Ooredoo operators worldwide and participated to several missions across Ooredoo’s footprint. Before that, Mohamed was the head of Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Business Department at Ooredoo Tunisia for four years.
In addition to regulatory affairs and wholesale experience, Mohamed’s telecommunications experience also includes a role in 2003 as an engineer at the technical department of Ooredoo Tunisia where he ended in 2009 as Head of Rollout of the mobile network of Ooredoo Tunisia. Meanwhile, Mohamed was chosen by Orascom Holding in early 2009 to participate in the mission to restructure the newly acquired operator in Central African Republic (Telecel CAR) as a Head of Rollout.
Mohamed holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Tunis School of Engineering (2001).

Steven Doiron

Steven Doiron

Global Spectrum & Policy Regulator, ESOA

 

Steven Doiron is the Head of Regulatory Affairs and Spectrum at Yahsat, the UAE based Satellite Communications Operator, a wholly owned company of Mubadala Development Company.

Steven joined Yahsat in 2015 to manage the Regulatory and Spectrum Affairs within the Strategy & Business Development Department.

Steven brings 24 years of experience in the Satellite and Spectrum field. He started his career as a Project manager in the Canadian Forces supervising the deployment of multiple military satellite networks. He then moved to Telesat Canada, Intelsat General, and later in 2003 worked in Hughes Network System (HNS).

His most recent position has been Senior Director-Regulatory Affairs at HNS. In that position Steven managed HNS’ orbital strategy in regards to its Ka-band satellites and earth stations.

Steven holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and has continued his training in the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics.

Fatima  Karim-Peters

Fatima Karim-Peters

Senior Manager Spectrum Regulation Policy, Huawei

 

Fatima has recently joined Huawei Technologies as Technical Director on Spectrum & Regulation with a special focus on Middle East and Africa among other areas. Prior to joining Huawei, Fatima worked for almost 2 decades on wireless systems as senior technical manager, technology strategist and transversal projects’ leader.
Her most recent position has been Senior Radio Standardization Manager and strategist within Orange Group. She was leading Orange delegation in 3GPP RAN and in charge of elaborating, promoting and building large consensus for the adoption of relevant Radio standard strategies with interest to Orange affiliates in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East.
When holding that position, Fatima became one of the most influential operators’ experts in 3GPP RAN where she actively contributed to shaping the last 5 releases of 3GPP standard in particular on 5G New Radio use cases, requirements and technical studies, LTE evolutions, Spectrum standardisation, M2M/IoT, Cellular D2D, LTE Public safety, Small cells, Broadcast, LAA, Cellular V2X, A2G communications, HSPA+.
Before joining 3GPP RAN in 2007, Fatima successfully managed numerous R&D projects for Orange Labs and contributed to European collaborative projects.
From 1997 and 2002 Fatima worked for various mobile operators (Orange Sweden, BLU Italy, SFR France and Maroc Telecom) for which she successfully delivered projects involving design, engineering, roll-out and optimization of operational networks.

Mohsen Ghommam

Mohsen Ghommam

Head of Transmission Department , Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)

 

Mr. Mohsen Ghommam is General Engineer and has a Master’s degree in telecommunications. He holds the position of Head of Transmission Department at ASBU, dealing with broadcast digitization issues. He has more than 23 years’ experience in the field of broadcasting and telecommunications. In 2017, he was elected as Vice Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 16 (Multimedia).
During 2004-2006, he was elected as a Member of the expert group within ITU PXT for planning television and digital radio networks in VHF/UHF bands, and chairman of a working group (4C) at the Regional Radiocommunication Conference (RRC 2004, Geneva).
Since 2006, Mr Ghommam has conducted several frequency planning projects in the UHF band for Digital TV Broadcasting Switchover, particularly in Tunisia. And he regularly participates in the various World Radiocommunication Conferences.

Richard Womersley

Richard Womersley

Director of Spectrum Consulting, LS telcom

 

Richard is director of spectrum consulting for LS telcom. He has 20 over years consulting and business experience working in the radio spectrum management, public telecommunications, digital broadcasting and satellite industries. He has worked for regulators, network operators, financiers, governments and end-users on issues covering national and international policy; regulation and its impact; pricing, auctions and licensing; cost modelling and tariff setting; planning and consultation; network specification and procurement; and digital switch-over. His work has been international in nature having taken him to every continent except Antarctica. Richard is also an experienced trainer having been running courses on spectrum management and policy for over 15 years.

In addition to providing consultancy advice and training, Richard’s career has embraced roles in a military communications company, as a transmission manager for BBC World Service and business manager for the UK’s largest broadcast infrastructure provider ntl: (now Arqiva) giving him a broad perspective on telecommunications and broadcast technologies and industries, their commercialisation and their regulation.

Ross Bateson

Ross Bateson

Special Adviser, Government Affairs, GSMA

 

Ross has worked for the GSMA as a special adviser on government affairs since 2007. Recently his projects have included defining use of the Digital Dividend with the mobile and broadcasting community in Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS, and coordinating political engagement on the GSMA's Mobile Broadband project in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to the GSMA Ross worked at telecoms consultancy Access Partnership where he served as a director charged with government affairs and as the lead financial analyst at TelecomFinance. Ross holds an Honours Degree from Manchester University.

Mohammed Sadeq

Mohammed Sadeq

Spectrum Management, CRA, Qatar

 

As Spectrum Manager, Mohammad Sadeq is both diligent in spectrum practice and committed to the profession. He joined ictQATAR in 2007 after ten years of serving with a large and well-respected telecom operator and regional regulator firms.

Involved in the radio regulatory and spectrum management field for over 18 years and participated in spectrum management forums worldwide. Head of Spectrum Management for 7 years within ictQATAR and responsible for Qatar frequency and spectrum policy and plan. A firm believer in modern spectrum management techniques. Developed various elements for smooth running of spectrum management in Qatar and GCC Region.

In addition to spectrum management activities, active in the field of EMC and RF Exposure as well as in the field of HAM amateur radio and QoS.

Daniel  Hamadeh

Daniel Hamadeh

Regional Director - Regulatory Policy, Motorola Solutions

 

A technology and regulatory executive with 18 years of experience across the Middle East and Africa having worked in both private and public sector and in the development of public policy for managing radio spectrum, a key asset for mobile and ICT development and for the protection of public safety.
As an advocate of future of public safety broadband communications, Daniel works closely with regulators and public safety and emergency communication agencies to develop policy decisions 'today' that allow for modernizing public safety and disaster relief readiness through advances in technology.
He is featured speaker at public events such as the CCME, LTE World Summit, IEEE COMSEC, and Mobile Broadband events on spectrum and technology regulatory policy issues.

Giuseppe Castelli

Giuseppe Castelli

Microwave Global Solution Sales, Huawei

 

Bio to be added shortly.

Sergio Bovelli

Sergio Bovelli

Manager, Market Access and Regulation , Airbus

 

Bio to be added shortly.

Michael Tseytlin

Michael Tseytlin

Director of Engineering, Facebook

 

Bio to be added shortly.

Mario Maniewicz

Mario Maniewicz

Deputy Director, BR, ITU

 

Mr. Mario Maniewicz is the Deputy-Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s Radiocommunication Bureau, which plays a vital role in the global management of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. Among his various duties related to that position, he was responsible for the overall organization and running of the recently held World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15).

Mr. Maniewicz has been with the ITU for 30 years, where he has held various positions of responsibility at ITU headquarters as well as in the Regional Offices in Peru, Chile and Brazil, leading activities towards fostering global telecommunications development.

During his tenure at ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, as Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department, Mr. Maniewicz directed ITU’s efforts to assist developing countries in bridging the digital divide by promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment.

Previously, Mr. Maniewicz was Chief of Policies and Strategies at ITU’s Development Bureau, where he was responsible for the Union’s activities in the policy and regulatory domain, human capacity building, ICT statistical data collection and analysis, and other development domains, including Internet and IP networks development.

Originally from Uruguay, Mr. Maniewicz is an Electronic Engineer specialized in Telecommunications. Before joining the ITU he held both technical and managerial positions in the main telecommunication operator in his home country. He also worked as assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Uruguay’s main University.

Entsar Mahmoud Ahmed Yahay

Entsar Mahmoud Ahmed Yahay

Head of Spectrum Assignment Department, TPRA, Sudan

 

Bio to be added shortly.

Rouda AlAmir Ali

Rouda AlAmir Ali

Programme Officer, ITU Arab Regional Office

 

Bio to be added shortly.

Sidi Mohammed Drissi Melyani

Sidi Mohammed Drissi Melyani

Technical Director, ANRT

 

Shiv  Bakhshi

Shiv Bakhshi

Vice President, Industry Relations, Ericsson

 

Shiv K. Bakhshi, Ph.D., is Vice President, Industry Relations at Ericsson. He is charged with the responsibility of technology and regulatory strategies for Africa and the Middle East. In his role, he works closely with industry and policy leaders in those regions.
A recognized expert in mobile technology and markets, Dr. Bakhshi is a strong believer in the role mobile broadband can play in economic development and in helping unleash the digital vitalities of the peoples in emerging economies.
Earlier, as an industry analyst and consultant, Dr. Bakhshi was a director at IDC, a global research and advisory firm, where he headed the company’s worldwide mobile network and device practices for several years. A frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences, he has presented on a broad range of topics pertaining to the structural transformation of the mobile industry.
Dr. Bakhshi started his career as a journalist in India. Later, as an academic, he taught international telecom policy and strategy, and directed graduate and doctoral research, at the University of Kentucky. A political economist by training, he has a bachelor’s in Economics from Calcutta University. He earned his master’s as well as his doctorate in Communication from The Ohio State University. He is based in the United Sates.

Amr  Ashour

Amr Ashour

Chief Spectrum Manager, ARABSAT

 

Amr Ashour is a Radio Spectrum engineer with over 10 years of telecommunication regulatory and industry experience.
Mr. Ashour was appointed by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt as Radio Spectrum Engineer since 2005, and he promoted in the Radio Spectrum Management sector.
He was appointed in 2007 as Head Space Services Department, during this period, Mr. Ashour had managed the deployment and technical international radio spectrum coordination tasks for Egyptian satellite networks, in Geo and Non-Geo orbits. Mr. Ashour ended his post in NTRA by March 2016, with many successful achievements, notably securing radio spectrum resources for the first Egyptian telecommunication satellite project and developments to Egyptian national regulatory policies towards Satellite radio spectrum and services.
Internationally, he worked on developing spectrum regulations and procedures to enhance the International Radio Regulations that governs satellite radio Spectrum resources, through his active participation and contributions to the international Telecommunication Union (ITU).
On the Regional level, Mr. Ashour is a member of Arabs Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) and African Telecommunication Union (ATU), and he was elected to Chair the Satellite group on both regional groups in for study cycle of WRC-15, and he had managed to successfully meet the groups objectives regarding WRC satellite issues.
In 2016, Mr. Ashour joined ARABSAT, one of the leading Arab satellite operator, as Chief Spectrum Manager, responsible to manage Arabsat Radio Spectrum and associated orbital resources.

Stefan  Zehle

Stefan Zehle

CEO, Coleago Consulting

 

Stefan Zehle, MBA, (CEO) Stefan is a co-founder of Coleago, was a Director Strategy, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs of a mobile operator. With 28 years telecoms experience, he is an expert in telecoms marketing strategy, spectrum valuation, and business planning. Stefan was responsible for many successful mobile licence bids and spectrum auctions and worked in 40 countries in developed and emerging markets. Stefan holds an MBA with distinction. Co-author of the Economist’s Guide to Business Planning

Walid Sami

Walid Sami

Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation, EBU

 

Bio to be added shortly.

Stan Baaijens

Stan Baaijens

CEO & DVB Steering Board Member, Funke

 

Bio to be added shortly.

Fabien Migneret

Fabien Migneret

Deputy Lead Coordinator MEA, GSA

 

Fabien Migneret serves as Senior Manager of Government Affairs Middle East and North Africa for Qualcomm. Fabien is currently based in Qualcomm office in Dubai to develop and implement Qualcomm’s spectrum and public policies in the region.

He has more than a decade of experience in regulatory policies within multinational companies, trade associations and international organisations of the telecommunication sector. Prior joining Qualcomm in 2012, he was in charge of the Government Affairs in Europe for Huawei in 2011/2012 and for Orange from 2002 to 2011 where he coordinated spectrum strategies and positions across the operator businesses footprint.

Fabien holds 2 master’s degrees from ESIEA and ENST Paris in wireless communications as well as in electronic and computer sciences.

Mohamed El-Moghazi

Mohamed El-Moghazi

Director of Spectrum Research and Studies Department, NTRA

 

Dr. El-Moghazi is the Spectrum Management Research and Studies Director at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt. At present, he is responsible of spectrum planning and pricing for new and current services.

He was the Chairman of Working Group 4B in WRC-15. He was also Egypt’s coordinator for WRC-15 A.I. 1.1 (additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service) and A.I. 1.2 (the use of the frequency band 694-790 MHz by the mobile).

Dr El-Moghazi is currently Egypt and ASMG coordinator for WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13 (additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service and IMT identification above 6 GHz) at the ITU-R TG 5/1, which considers the identification of frequency bands for the future development of IMT in WRC-19.

Moderators

Imad  Hoballah

Imad Hoballah

Provost, American University in Dubai

 

• Ph.D. in "Electrical Engineering", Syracuse University, USA
• MBA, Columbia University, USA
• MS in "Electrical Engineering" from Syracuse University, New York, USA
• B.S. in "Chemistry", The Lebanese University, Lebanon
• "Program for General Development Diploma", IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr. Imad Hoballah has been the Provost (Chief Academic Officer) of the American University in Dubai (AUD) since May 2017, and has been leading the academic and epedagogical transformation, providing guidance and support for all AUD academic operations and overseeing AUD academic policy
and long-range academic planning. He provides oversight of the operations of all academic units through supervision of Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Chairs, faculty and academic staff.

Dr. Hoballah joined AUD in March 2017 with extensive public, private, and academic experience. He has solid graduate and undergraduate academic experience at in the US at Syracuse University and Tulsa University, and in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut (AUB), The Lebanese American University (LAU), and Le Centre National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).

Dr. Hoballah is passionate about excellence, innovation, talent and mindset development, system thinking, knowledge transformation and economic development, and has very extensive public services experience as the Chairman and CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Lebanon for over 5 years, and as the Head of the Telecom Technologies Unit for over 8 years.
Dr. Hoballah has had strong consultancy and advisory experience in knowledge management as the Chairman and CEO, ICTTT Consulting, and as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Teralight Gateway Holdings Inc. (TGHI), and Chairman for the Advisory Committee of the MLI Group, Survivability Solutions.

Dr. Hoballah has extensive public services experience as the Chairman and CEO of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Lebanon for over 5 years, and as the Head of Telecom Technologies Unit for 8 years. Dr. Hoballah served as the CEO of OMNIX Media Networks (UAE), and has held several executive and leadership positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories in Africa, the Middle East, and the US including as COO & EVP for Services & Program Management, MEA Region, and in the areas of Sales, Services and Software, Product Management, Data Networking, Data Services, Information Systems, Operations Management Systems and Operations Systems Architecture.

Dr. Hoballah led the Lebanese National Committee for the Transition to Digital TV, served on National and Regional Committees on Security, Cyber Security and Safety, chaired several committees and teams at the International telecommunications Union (ITU), chaired the "Arab Regulators Network for ICT (AREGNET)", and served as Vice Chairman of the "Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG)".

Dr. Hoballah represented Lebanon in the "ITU”, the "Government Advisory Committee” of ICANN, and the "Arab Management Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum", and the "Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG), ICANN". Dr. Hoballah was elected as VP, Executive
Committee of the “Arab Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (AIRF)”.

Dr. Hoballah has also served on the Board of several corporations.

Soren Sorensen

Soren Sorensen

Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting

 

Dr. Soren Sorensen is an Associate Director in NERA's Auction Group with more than 10 years' consulting experience, whose work spans spectrum auctions in more than 25 countries, and includes auction design and auction implementation for regulators as well as advice on bidding strategies for mobile operators. Dr. Sorensen has extensive experience with advising mobile operators in combinatorial clock auctions (CCA), and has also advised bidders on simultaneous multiple round auctions (SMRA), clock auctions, sealed bid auctions and various hybrid auction formats. During the majority of these projects, Dr. Sorensen has provided on-site strategy support during the auctions. He has also developed software tools for analyzing bidding behaviour, including efficient algorithms for determining winners and prices in combinatorial clock auctions.

Alongside his work on spectrum auctions, Dr. Sorensen has advised clients on auction design and auction strategy in diverse markets such as natural gas, electricity, terrestrial TV broadcasting licences, airport slots, water abstractions rights, rough diamonds, and flue ventilation systems.

Dr. Sorensen holds a PhD in economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he specialized in microeconomics, game theory, and auction design. Dr. Sorensen has published part of his PhD thesis in Economics Letters and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Matthew  Fried

Matthew Fried

Senior Manager, Aetha Consulting

 

Matthew has been working in telecoms since 2006, and whilst at Aetha has focussed mainly on the area of spectrum management. He has supported over 30 operators and governments across the Americas, Europe and Asia on issues such as spectrum valuation, spectrum strategy and business planning. In addition, he has advised operators on several multi-billion dollar M&A and debt financing transactions. Matthew has Bachelor degrees in both Engineering and Business from the University of Sydney, and a Masters in Technology Policy from Cambridge University.

Francois  Rancy

Francois Rancy

Director, BR, ITU

 

Mr François Rancy was elected Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 (PP-10) in Guadalajara, Mexico. He took office on 1 January 2011. He was confirmed in a second term by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea.
François Rancy is an engineer, a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1977) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris, 1979).
From 1979 to 1997, he worked as systems engineer and subsequently Head of Department in France Télécom's research laboratories, where he was in charge of studies on national and international satellite systems and activities relating to the spectrum and the regulation of satellite systems. As from 1992, his responsibilities expanded to cover the entire radiocommunication sphere.
From 1997 to 2004, he was Director of Spectrum Planning and International Affairs at the National Frequency Agency (ANFR).
From 2004 to 2010, he was Director-General of ANFR, responsible for frequency management in France.
In October 2010, he was elected Director, BR by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
At the international level, he led the coordination of European delegations (CEPT) at WRC-03 and chaired the European Union group on spectrum management policy (RSPG) in 2007. He chaired the ITU–R Special Committee on Regulatory and Procedural Matters from 1997 to 2003, and the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007.
François Rancy has been awarded the ITU Silver Medal (2007) and the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1998) and Ordre national du mérite (1992).

Essaid Sabir

Essaid Sabir

Associate Professor, ENSEM, Hassan II University of Casablanca

 

Essaid Sabir received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering Electronics and Automation (2004) from Mohammed V University (Rabat, Morocco) and the M.Sc in Telecommunications and Wireless Engineering (2007) from National Institute of Post and Telecommunications (Rabat, Morocco). In 2010, he received the Ph.D degree in Networking and Computer Sciences jointly from University of Avignon (France) and the Mohammed V University (Rabat, Morocco). Dr. Sabir was a lecturer (2007-2010) and a contractual Associate Professor (2010-2012) at University of Avignon. Currently, he is a full-time Associate Professor at the National Higher School of Electricity and Mechanics (ENSEM), Hassan II University of Casablanca. He was a visiting Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal-Canada (UQAM) from July 1st to September 30th 2017.
Dr. Sabir is an active IEEE Senior member who serves as a referee for many prestigious international journals (IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, etc.), and assumes various TPC Chair and other roles in many major international conferences (GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC, ICT, UNet, IWCMC, WIOPT, WF-IoT, 5G- WF, IEEE 5G Summit series, WINCOM, etc.). He is being (has been) involved in several national and international/European projects and is currently leading two national projects and an international one. His current research interests include protocols design for 5G networks, D2D-M2M- IoT and Infrastructure-less networking, cognitive radio, stochastic learning, networking games, pricing and network neutrality. He co-edited several Springer/IEEE conference proceedings. He is a prolific researcher who has co-authored over 25 journal articles, 1 book, 3 book chapters, and over 80 conference publications. His work has been awarded in many events. Dr. Sabir’s doctoral research has been funded by an excellence scholarship from INRIA-France (2007-2010). He also was a recipient of the excellence scholarship (2007-2010) from the Moroccan Ministry of higher education.
As an attempt to bridge the gap between academia and industry, Dr. Sabir founded the International Conference on Ubiquitous Networking (UNet), and co-founded the WINCOM conference series. He is also a founder and the actual treasurer of the Moroccan Mobile Computing and Intelligent Embedded-Systems Association (MobiTic).

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When

Thursday 12 April, 2018
08.00 to 18.00

UTC

 

Where

Es Saadi Resort

Avenue Quadissia, 4000
Marrakech
Morocco

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