Profile


Summary: High-end R&D management executive with 20+ years experience in the T.I.M.E. technology market scene (Telecoms/ IT/ Media/ Entertainment: LTE/UMTS, HDTV/DVB/IPTV) and passion for advanced research initiatives. Expertise in concept design engineering, innovation management, business development, strategic product planning, acquisition and management of international projects. Skilled in research, invention, strategic missions, tracking advanced technologies and partners, evaluation of pre-IPO companies for VC investments, exploring new areas and covering white spots with business opportunities, rapid prototyping, marketing & product push-up, alignment and evolution of existing products with emerging solutions, partner relationships and cooperation.

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Education and training

  • Ph.D. C.S. (2002), Technology University of Ilmenau, Germany, Thesis (Network Engineering): “The Wandering Logic Intelligence, A Hyperactive Approach to Network Evolution and Its Application to Adaptive Mobile Multimedia Communications”.
  • Research visits [1992-1995]: Computer Systems Lab (Stanford U.), Visual Computing Lab (UCSD), Entertainment Technology Centre (USC); Universal Interactive Systems Inc., Pacific Bell, Silicon Studio, Warner Bros. Studios (CA), CRIM (Montreal, CAN) University of Stirling (Scotland, UK), Consortio per l’OSI and Etnoteam S.A. (Milan, Italy), Clemessy S.A. (Metz, France).
  • M.S.E.E. (1986), Technology University of Ilmenau, Germany, Thesis (VLSI-Design, in German): Transformation of the Symbolical Layout in the Physical Layout Data Format for Gate Array Integrated Circuits.
  • B. Sc. (1981), Faculty of Physics, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridsky” & National Mathematics Gymnasium, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience

since Feb. 2016             Research Fellow,  Charité, Berlin, Germany

since Dec. 2006            Council Member, Guidepoint Global Advisors and Gerson Lehrman Group

  • Operating as freelance consultant, ICT & biotech evaluator, industry & VC advisor

since May  2002           PI,  _JSRC, Berlin, Germany

     Strategic Technology Advisor & Research Associate, Univ. of Stirling (2002) and Cambridge (2013), UK

  • Engaging as initiator, coordinator, referee & EU research program evaluator
  • Teaching: ICT (networks, services, applications, infrastructures), mathematics and physics      

 

11/2014 – 02/2015        Consultant, GFZ — German Geosciences Research Centre, Helmholtz Association, Potsdam, Germany

04/2014 – 10/2014        Lecturer of Management at the Macromedia University for Media and Communication, Hamburg

10/2012 – 03/2013        Innovation Transfer Manager, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

07/2004 – 12/2007        Director Research, Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, TU Berlin, Germany

  • Planning and administrating the research activities of 6 competence centres (~100 associates in the fields of Core Agent Technology, Information Retrieval & Machine Learning, Next Generation Services & Networks, Security & Cognitive Architectures)
  • Steering project acquisition, marketing, IPR/innovation and event management

04/2001 – 04/2002       Research Associate, Dept. of Multimedia Telematics, TU Ilmenau, Germany

  • Completing Ph.D. dissertation on self-assembling wandering peer-to-peer networks

1999 – Oct. 2001          Director Active Multimedia | Vertical Services, CTO, Siemens AG, Information & Communication Mobile, Berlin

  • Planning the design of new wireless architectures and services, as well as for building strategic alliances and carrying out pilot initiatives with a research network of partner institutions worldwide
  • Analysing new business opportunities for the vertical markets in the wireless communications domain and creation of a development plan for a product-oriented research and a go-to-market strategy through coordinated pilot initiatives with promising strategic partners targeting the development of rapid prototypes of telecommunications architectures and services upon evaluation of the customer feedback from demonstrations at technology fairs, network fora and conferences. Personal budget for FY’2001: $4.2 million

1996 – 1999                    Sr. Product Planner Intelligent Networks, Siemens AG, Information & Communication Networks, Berlin

Taking the complete responsibility for the alignment of a new products (middleware network platforms) within the division’s product line. Budget $20 million within 2 years. Successful completion prior to deadline. Defining the integration of mobile multimedia applications within the company’s portfolio to achieve revenues of $15 million in FY’1999 and $120 million within three years. Conducting quantitative market analysis to identify customer needs and develop product requirements. Managing the activities of over 90 sales and marketing professionals. Driving the research-oriented development of new products

  • Product line strategy definition & project management: 6 projects
  • Business opportunity evaluation: 48 with 12 own proposals
  • Version packetization and specification : 3 product versions
  • Market communication & product promotion : 8 industry fairs
  • Operational customer support : 18 operators from 6 countries
  • Training : 2 training programs and 6 customer seminars
  • Negotiations/ contracts and maintaining relationships to over 30 OEM partners

1992 – 1996                    Research Assistant, TU Berlin, Research Centre for Process Control Applications, Berlin, Germany

  • R&D: specializing in Software Engineering, Quality of Service, Validation and Verification of Video Streams over TCP/IP, UDP/IP and ATM; Temporal Logic. Technical project leader of two European research projects in the areas of Software Engineering & Broadband Multimedia Telecommunications Systems
  • Engaging in preparation & acquisition of EU research projects of the EU programs ACTS, Telematics and ESPRIT-III, as well as QoS standardization activities (DIN/ETSI)

1990 – 1992                    Research Assistant, Humboldt University at Berlin, Dept. of Informatics, Berlin, Germany

R&D:  specializing in Formal Techniques, Modelling, Simulation & System Analysis

  • developing Graphic-OSDL: Compiler-Compiler from NSDL to OSDL and vice versa  (C++)

1987 – 1990                   Visiting Scientist, Academy of Sciences at Berlin,  Central Institute for Cybernetics and Information Processes, International  Basic Laboratory for Computer Graphics & Image Processing, Berlin, Germany

R&D:  specializing in Image Analysis & Computer Aided Design – Computer-Aided Schematics System:

  • developing Hand Drawing Image Recognition Algorithms
  • defining Network Structure Description Language (NSDL): design, implementation (C) and test

1986 – 1987                   Patent Expert Computer Science and Electronics, National Patent Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

recherché & evaluation of 21 patent proposals


Academic studies

2001 – 2002                   Computer Science & Network Engineering, TU Ilmenau, Germany

1981 – 1986                   Information Technology / Digital Circuitry & Image Processing, TH Ilmenau, Germany

1980 – 1981                   Physics, Sofia University « St. Kliment Ochridsky »


Primary, secondary & college education 

1975 – 1978                   National Mathematical Gymnasium, Class of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria

1974 – 1975                   Sofia Mathematical Gymnasium, Sofia, Bulgaria

1967 – 1974                   basic school, Sofia, Bulgaria


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