Robert Burke - A Senior Business Development Executive centrally involved in an extensive list of startups, program/project success, business development for 20+ years both in North America and internationally. As Senior Vice President, Vice President, Director, Program Director, managed myriad complexities (finance, IT, telecom, partnerships) as well as ongoing operations. Proven in Revenue Generation, Operations Management, Product Management, Contract Management, P & L, M & A, Strategic Planning and Alliances, and hands-on operations. Key responsibilities have included Business Development, finance, planning, programs, operations in businesses and projects around the world. Identified, contracted with and then nurtured vendor relationships with major (Fortune 100) and smaller companies. Developed a value-added function with offices and staff, distributors, resellers across diverse operating regions. Developed and managed the operations staff, customer interface, and engineering. Skilled in most aspects of customer development, program management including developing new operations, the intricacies of ongoing operations such as planning, OPEX/CAPEX budgeting, forecasting, program milestone measurement, general operations, contracts, providing meaningful feedback to all involved parties/gaining and maintaining consensus.
Mike Spasov - 30 Years Business experience in Technology Innovation and Real Application for Today’s Business in Greenfield Energy, Substation Automation, The Smart Grid, AMR (Automatic Metering and Control), Developing New Product Technology for Power, Sustainable Energy and Electrical Networks, Business Consulting and Strategy, Training and Business Case Proposals.
Public Company experience on the TSX - 2001 to 2003, Founder of RuggedCom TSX: RCM, Director and VP Business Development.. Public Company on Nasdaq 2006 to 2007, Director of Trimax, as COO. Major projects in Substation Automation developed new hardened products for the Global Electrical Power and Distribution Industry, Switches, Routers, Media Convertors, Servers and Operating and Management Software with sales $80 Million annually.New AMR Equipment South America – Ecuador 1.5 Million Customers. Middle East proposed solutions for Communications over 138Kv to 13.8Kv Transmission lines, Protective Relay Protection and Control Saudi Electric, Energy Optimization Trans Grid KSA, consultant and Engineering Integrating, SCADA for remote Water Pumping, Consultant for Renewable Energy Middle East, India, Pakistan. North America, Broadband Power Line and Power Line Communications Equipment for, Hospitality, Institutional, Commercial, Residential Metering
Naeem Yahya Mir is a Global leader in Oil and Gas mid and downstream with over 30 years of unique experience to integrate and optimize the whole petroleum supply chain ( Crude production->Refining->Shipping,storage and distribution->Marketing- ). Working in positions like MD & CEO of PSO a major Oil Marketing company , Technical Advisor in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation , Project Advisor in National refinery Ltd, Refinery Specialist in Saudi Arabian Marketing & Refining company, Process Design Engineer in Exxon Chemicals and Process Technologist in Pakistan Refinery combined with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University has provided the requisite experiences to bring in innovative ideas and problem resolutions to technical, legal and commercial issues.Naeem skill set provides global business development of all petroleum products, profit and loss management, revenue generation strategies, logistics management, global sourcing and Refinery production and technical support, contract management, Short and long term strategic development, multicultural team development and management, Staff training and mentoring, risk management, product development including quality control problem analysis and resolution, product pricing strategies, economic evaluations, crisis management.
Zafar Abbas is a graduate in Electrical Engg. and has an overall field experience of 35 years in the Telecommunication, Satellite, SCADA and Power Projects. Zafar has worked with major US, KOREAN and Middle East groups. Working in multicultural environments, he has developed the capabilities to effectively communicate and manage the teams of diverse backgrounds. Zafar has successfully managed and delivered technically complex projects in case of multi vendor installations. He has travelled and worked in most volatile countries and regions and is never afraid to take a challenge both technically and administratively. Zafar frequent travels to Middle East help him maintain and grow his network of business and social contacts thus assisting in fulfilling his responsibilities to his clients and partners. No country is a NO GO area and is always willing to help partners anywhere anytime. Zafar brings a huge pool of technical resources and wide ranging industrial contacts with a capability to successfully manage and deliver right product at the right time. Most recently he has been working in advisory capacity and involved with various international groups. Zafar believes in continuous professional development and regularly attends to seminars and forums to achieve that goal. Zafar is passionate about his work and takes pleasure out of his achievements.
Puneet Randhwa has had a rich 24 year experience working with several large corporations and startups including Tata Unisys, Telstra, and ING Bank in Australia, Canada and India. His experience spans verticals like M2M, communications, manufacturing and banking. During the last 10 years he has worked on large scale data systems requiring cloud technologies for device data and help architect several systems in the area of IOT and machine data analytics. His expertise is in system engineering, project managing distributed teams and architecting heterogeneous systems requiring cloud and mobile computing elements. His knowledge spans cloud computing, big data analytics, imaging systems, machine learning and wireless and satellite systems.As an entrepreneur he has developed products in the security market that are being commercially used today by several companies globally. Puneet’s services include helping clients build connected devices software for INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION based on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGIES.
Shahid Azhar PhD
Engineering Professional with + 20 years of experience in Research. Administration, Project Management, Business Development, Quality Assurance, and Training and Development. Currently, I am associated with Canadian Canadian Career College of Innovation and Technology Management (CCCITM) as a business development manager. Prior to joining CCCITM, I was Director of Development at the Center of Excellence for Research in Engineering Materials at CEREM-KSU, where I contributed in Strategic planning, program development, industry outreach & research collaborations, research funding, training programs, and writing Technical and performance reports for the funding agency (Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia). Shahid services include Institutional Research & Innovation; Project Management; Business Development; Research Grant and Funding; Client Relations; Proposals and Contracts; Executive Report Writing and Presentations
Sohail Butt is a Senior Finance and Business Transformation Professional with over 30 years of international financial management experience in different industry sectors including the entire energy sector value chain (Exploration & Production, Refining, Petrochemicals, Energy Technologies and Fuel Marketing.) Sohail is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and holds a First Class Honors degree in Commerce (B.COM). Most recently he has worked as Deputy Managing Director – Finance, IT & Corporate Support Services as well as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in three large energy Sector entities.