Ray is your typical space cadet. He enjoys working in the industry, obtaining knowledge and experience on every level.
Starting his professional career at BAe Space Systems (what is now Airbus Defence & Space) in Stevenage UK as a sponsored student apprentice he has since traveled the world working in diverse locations including Kourou French Guiana in South America, Italy, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, UK and now has his sights set firmly on Australia.
Ray has attended the IAC in Adelaide where the announcement of the Australian Space Agency was born to offer his expertise and knowledge along with his recruitment services around the world. He is currently also working closely with Clients in America to bring to fruition new projects applying his expertise in bringing businesses together.
Highly versatile, engaging, competitive and gets things done whilst having fun are sentiments often used to describe David whether it be in business or racing sail boats!
A strong Commercial Leader, entrepreneurial, and very driven with extensive successful strategic operations and business development experience. A specialist in commercialising technology and identifying and selling into new markets, with strong pragmatic business acumen.
Has proven start-up, business turnaround, growth and development capabilities of technology based organisations all of which have developed new markets, products and operational excellence resulting in significant growth.
Successful, proactive and pragmatic executive with excellent commercial & business growth/transformation experience gained from working within high tech organisations throughout the world
David’s peers consider him a Polymath, since he has completed Trade & University Qualifications in many diverse yet interlinked fields of Engineering, Sciences and Art.
David has spent most of his 40+ years global working life, as very much a “hands on” Commissioning & Troubleshooting Technician/Engineer. He is happiest working in the subatomic world right though to ultra massive projects involving moving moons or asteroids.
Worked at Rocket Lab in NZ as a Vehicle Test Engineer for the principal task as a member of 4-man team, to setup & perform the first structural tests on the Electron Rocket’s 9 engine power stage on their newly designed 1.2m diameter by 16m long rocket’s, largest & most complex set of tests to prove the composite carbon fibre rigidity of this critical structure, by hydraulically applying the individual lift off full thrust forces of all 9 engines, plus various angular maximum wind shear loads.
Steve has global business development, sales, and product strategy experience.
15+ years experience in several of the mobile industry segments. Steve is a senior executive in business development, product marketing, sales, and general management. His career has been in mobile communications from ASICs to devices & services. Key skills include negotiations, product strategy, identifying opportunities, and customer relations.
Steve’s strengths include negotiating & closing high value agreements, communications, building multi-disciplined teams, and problem resolution. He has led the definition, product management, and launch of products and services. Business development successes include numerous international technology transfer and/or supply agreements with Fortune 100 and Global 50 companies. Structured and led worldwide direct & partner sales & support channels. Senior management roles in business development, sales, marketing, and management with small & multi-national companies, such as Motorola, Qualcomm, Siemens, and ViaSat.
Barry is a proven electronic/software system architect with a deep knowledge & understanding of the underlying technologies.
He has gained from more than 40-years experience. For the past 16-years, this has been applied to the demanding Space Industry with customers from leading agencies & organisations world-wide.
Key strengths: taking an analytical approach to design, identifying the wider implications of choices & considering their impact on the whole system, devising & implementing strategy, finding novel solutions (sometimes considered “impossible”) & being guided by considerable experience of working with a wide range of people from beginners to world experts in a career spanning both academia & industry.
Marina has six years experience in the Space Industry and involved in the International Aeronautical Federation.
Marina is an exceptionally organised and highly driven young professional with broad experience in business development and accounts management with 6 years space industry experience. Developed an extensive client network that covers North America, EMEA and Russia. Marina was directly involved in the establishment of the Irish Space Industry Group with more than 30 members.
Currently involved in the International Aeronautical Federation (IAF) and taking an active part as member of two committees, the Honours and Award Committee & the Industry Relation Committee.
Adam is an engineering leader and world recognised expert in FPGA/System on Chip and Electronic Design.
With 15+ years’ engineering experience of which a significant number of these are at Design Authority/Responsible Engineer level on complex System and Electronic projects for advanced satellite payloads, safety critical systems (SIL4) and other high performance systems including military applications.
Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET, as well as being a prolific blogger on technical subjects especially Electronics design, FPGA design and Reliable techniques.
With over 23 years of experience in the military defence industry working mainly with avionics systems with about 5 years as a part-time adjunct instructor.Gina has designed circuits from 1.3 volts to 100,000 volts. Her experience has been with Identification Friend or Foe, Primary and Secondary Surveillance RADAR, Transponders and Interrogators, Chemical and Biological Protection, Missiles and Medical Devices. FPGAs, CPLDs and high voltage FETs are some of the components she has used in her designs.
She has created and/or taught FPGA, microprocessor, microcontroller, drafting, systems engineering and digital electronics face-to-face and/or online college level courses. Gina also creates and customizes professional development instructor led and self-paced engineering training courses.
Tahir Shafiq is a global strategist who helps technology companies expand.
Tahir is an International Business Development leader with a proven ability to identify new markets and increase revenues/market share for technology, geospatial, land & airborne imaging and defence companies.
In the last 30 years, he developed many successful business plans & distribution strategies, managed global sales teams, mobilized cross-functional support and facilitated decision-making in complex situations. Over the years, he collaborated with Mitsubishi Electric, PASCO, Chinese Academy of Surveying & Mapping and many other well-know organizations. He held senior business development positions at world-renowned companies including L-3 Technologies, Raytheon, Trimble Inc., Laserglow Technologies and Fugro.
Big Phil Computers provide all types of computer repairs, services, maintenance, training and sales.
Based in Pyrford, Surrey, and covering a 15 miles radius from his picturesque workshop in the Surrey countryside, he can also provide national remote support.
The proprietor, ‘Big Phil’ has been in the computer industry since 1973 and has operated solely since 2004 providing
computer and IT support to a variety of customers ranging from home users, SOHOs, small businesses and mid to
large sized organisations.
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