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Safa A.

Technology Excellence
   United States
  |   Saint Louis, MO

Resume/C.V.

Need fully integrated solutions from PC programming down to PCB design?
I have experience designing digital & analog electronics, integrating FPGAs onto a PCB, programming FPGAs with Verilog and VHML, and tying it all off at the PC using C#.

I am creative thinker, who understands the problems of small startups and new ventures and am able to analyze both business and technology issues.
Combining all these skills I am able to analyze small technology ventures and produce written reports and provide presentations.
Service Description
Need fully integrated solutions from PC programming down to PCB design?
I have experience designing digital & analog electronics, integrating FPGAs onto a PCB, programming FPGAs with Verilog and VHML, and tying it all off at the PC using C#.

I am creative thinker, who understands the problems of small startups and new ventures and am able to analyze both business and technology issues.
Combining all these skills I am able to analyze small technology ventures and produce written reports and provide presentations.
Certifications
Open University, Great Britain
Certificate in General Management
Awarded: 1990
Education
University of Nottingham
Master of Engineering
1983 - 1987
Employment
Lawson Screen & Digital Products
Technology Consultant
2008 - Present
Design and Integration of all electronics and control systems for digital garment printer. Included design and development on FPGAs, PCBs, PC programming as well as analog electronics.
Utrecht Medical Center, Netherlands
Game Designer (Consulting)
2008 - 2008
Consulting as a member of a three person team charged with designing a game for training Residents
Myself
Writer
2006 - 2008
Completed my First Novel, White Snake
Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, Colorado
Team Member
2007 - 2007
Worked on building Sacred Water Art Exhibition as a team member in VisionShift Studios.
My Daughter
At home dad
2002 - 2006
Was full-time at home dad supporting my wife going to work.
CANtv
Co-founder, President & COO
2000 - 2001
Created 15-person consumer news television production company. Produced a total of 34 shows broadcast on America One Television and American Independent Networks to over 15% of U.S. television households. A website www.can.tv supported the shows. Raised over $1 million and completed 60% of business plan. Company was shut down after 9/11 due to lack of funding.
Learn2.com
Co-founder & V.P. Engineering
1996 - 1999
Created successful 350-employee Internet company specializing in education over the Internet. Designed structure and procedures of organization. Built core team of 17 engineers. Led technology development, including requirements analysis, architectural design, and programming. Co-Inventor, U.S. Patent #5995091, “System and method for streaming multimedia data”, issued 11/30/1999.
Nova Productions
Co-founder & Vice President
1995 - 1996
Developed and marketed streaming technology. Sold Company.
Mammoth Micro Productions
Producer & Technical Director
1992 - 1995
Designed all technical aspects and/or produced multi-media CD-ROM products for clients including Country Living Magazine; Newsweek; Turner Broadcasting. Largest project involved managing over 40 staff and over 40 outside contractors.
Logica North America
Systems Test Lead
1990 - 1992
Recruited from Great Britain to manage system test for the Multimedia Subsystem of the IBM OS/2 operating system. Extensive involvement in the initial design phases in close collaboration with IBM personnel. Led teams in development of test procedures.
Logica United Kingdom
Team Lead
1987 - 1990
Managed engineers in development of broadcast software subsystems. Designed and developed seven multimedia and broadcast projects. Worked with BBC and ITV.
Standard Telephone & Cables, Submarine Systems
Sponsored Student
1984 - 1987
Advanced communications technology company. Gained experience in the operations of a large company including design and development of electronic equipment, procurement, quality assurance and manufacturing. Participated in submarine optical fiber telecommunications project.
Payment Terms
None specified
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