Melissa Henriksen is a consulant and teacher for CellStream Inc., a global computing and telecommunications
consulting group based out of Plano, Texas.
Ms. Henriksen has a bachelors Degree in Computer Science having attended University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary.
She is a superb lecturer, author, instructor and course developer focusing on packet switching, routing, and internals of Cisco operating systems for the past 11 years.
Dr. Avril Salter is a world renowned specialist in wireless deployments. She has over 20 years of experience in both the wireless and computer industries. She has held executive and technical positions at small startups and major corporations, including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola and Sprint.
Dr. Salter played key roles in making first GSM phone call in Frankfurt in 1991, the first CDMA deployment in Hong Kong, and the roll-out of WiMAX in China and the United States. She has worked extensively on the highly successful 802.11 Wi-Fi technology, and is a Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Wireless. Recent assignments include work on virtualization in the RAN, device certification, and LTE deployments.
Dr. Salter develops and delivers IT technical training, white papers, and web content with a focus on practical implementation. Dr. Salter received her Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Reading, UK. She currently resides in California.
David Hamblin has over 25 years experience developing telecommunication and data communications equipment in both technical managerial and individual contributor roles.
His teams have ranged in size from small focus groups to a large international development organization. He and his teams have evaluated and implemented a wide range of technologies including:
- TDM: high order (STS and above), low order (VT), Voice (DS0)
Mr. Walding enjoys more than twenty five years of hands-on/front-line experience in the communications industry. His experience spans access engineering, transmission systems, network management, network implementation scenarios, network and field operations, sales, and engineering support. In all of his varied roles, he has maintained a focus on emerging technologies: how new technologies are implemented (in terms of both products and services), as well as how emerging technologies offer national and international business opportunities.
Mr. Walding began his career in field service in telecommunications. He held several positions supporting Central Office operations to satellite communications. He developed and engineered several RF products, was responsible for the design and installation of a satellite network control center using VSAT (very small aperture terminal) spread-spectrum technology. In his next position, Mr. Walding directed field service, customer service, and network operations for a regional office of a major news and information services provider: REUTERS INFORMATION SERVICES. In this capacity, he developed strategies and technical implementations for a private CATV Broadband network in San Francisco, CA.
Later, Mr. Walding joined DSC Communications Corporation, where he filled a number of positions. He began as Product/Program Manager for the DEX ECS3 and ECS1 digital cross-connects, and successfully positioned them for acceptance at MCI, the RBOCs and other major carriers. As Senior Product Manager for the Integrated Multiservice Transport Node (iMTN), he co-chaired two international collaborations for combined SDH and SONET standards. As Director, he managed the development of a Digital Loop Carrier product "Litespan 120", with 120-line electrical andoptical interfaces. Mr. Walding and his team defined the product, and developed deployment, project, and business plans.
As Senior Director, Engineering, Mr. Walding lead and managed the DSC engineering program for wireless local loop efforts in the United Kingdom, AIRSPAN, using point-to-multipoint CDMA / Spread Spectrum technologies. In his final position with DSC as Senior Director, ATM / Frame Relay Group, he was responsible for developing an ATM and Frame Relay program which met customer's networking needs with rapid program development times and low cost. Mr. Walding mastered ATM / Frame Relay interworking requirements and assisted in establishment of OEM arrangements, agreements for hardware, software, and corporate partners.
Following this comprehensive history of hands-on technical and business experiences, Mr. Walding founded CellStream,Inc., a telecommunications consulting firm based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX metroplex. He also became a member and author of the Technical Faculty of Telecommunications ResearchAssociates (TRA), and has since trained thousands of fellow telecommunications professionals in emerging technologies.
Mr. Walding has authored many industry documents including hands on courses on Ethernet, IP, Routing, MPLS/GMPLS and currently has five US patents, on subjects of wireless call bandwidth allocation, network access adapters, an ATM/FR interoperating system and signaling between elements of a communications network. Below is a summary of Mr. Walding's experience. You can find a copy of Mr. Walding's resume or a detailed resume by selecting the links at the top of this page.
Mr. Curtis is a certfied Professional Engineer and has built a solid background in telecommunications consulting and engineering.
Proven leadership skills running a family owned construction/engineering firm.