DIRECT CONTACT INFO: Andrew Walding – email awalding@gmail.com – phone 214-405-3708

SUMMARY

Over thirty years of data and telecommunications industry experience with emphasis in networking and development engineering of real-time hardware and software for access, transmission, and network management telecommunications systems including implementation, network and field operations, data center, sales/engineering support, training, product introduction, and international business.  Desire to continue to advance experience in voice and data networking integration using TCP/IP, MPLS, AToM, Optical, Ethernet, Frame Relay, 802.11 Wi-Fi Wireless and associated telecommunications technologies.                       

  • Instructional Design and Training of technical “Hands-On” and “Web Based” technical courses
  • Mastered web-based delivery methods of training and student engagement
  • Built complete LMS based in Moodle
  • Built complete web site based in Joomla
  • Built complete Wiki Web Site based in Mediawiki
  • Network Design/Simulation/Implementation using GNS3 and other tools
  • Development Engineering with latest technology & process
  • Full program P&L responsibilities
  • Customer interface, network planning, and molding solutions to challenges
  • Product Life Cycle planning, attainment and fulfillment
  • Object Oriented Design processes
  • International business collaboration management
  • CDMA Wireless Radio/Satellite
  • TCP/IPv4/IPv6, DiffServ, RSVP, Internet and Intranet Design
  • L2 - Ethernet 802.x, VLAN, Switching, VxLAN
  • 802.11 Wi-FI Wireless Networking, site survey, design
  • MPLS, GMPLS & MPLS-TP, L2/L3 VPN, AToM, Traffic Engineering, Frame Relay
  • Voice/Video communications, Voice over Packet (VoIP, VoMPLS)
  • L3 - IPv4, IPv6, Routing Protocols RIP, EIGRP, IGRP, OSPF, BPG, IS-IS
  • Digital Loop Carrier, Digital and Optical Cross-connects
  • SDH/SONET/WDM/DWDM and IP over Optics
  • Network Management, HP Openview
  • HTML/JAVA/BASIC/Visual Basic/SmallTalk/C/C++/Python

 

PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  1. Patent US#6,031,845 "Allocation of Bandwidth to Calls in a Wireless Telecommunications System" [pending in UK: #9709802.4]
  2. Patent US#6,181,710 "Handling of Telecommunications Signals Passed Between Elements of a Telecommunications Network" [pending in UK: #9712172.7]
  3. Patent US#6,181,710 "Integrated Element Manager and Integrated Multi-Services Platform"
  4. Patent US#6,600,815, UK: #9626779.4 "Telephone Network Access Adapter"
  5. Patent US#7,643,434, on VPN Management in MPLS/IP Networking
  6. "MPLS", 199 page book available through iTunes/iBooks, ISBN 978-0-962-23945-2
  7. “Exploring Packet Analysis with Wireshark™”, a 2 or 3 day instructor led skills-based course
  8. “Exploring Packet Analysis with Wireshark™ Data Center Edition”, a 2 or 3 day instructor led skills-based course
  9. “Exploring Packet Analysis with Wireshark™ Voice Edition”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  10. “Exploring Packet Analysis with Wireshark™ Wi-Fi Edition”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  11. “Exploring Advanced Packet Analysis with Wireshark™ Hackathon”, a 1 day instructor led skills-based course
  12. “Hands-On TCP/IPv4 Fundamentals”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  13. “Hands-On Ethernet and TCP/IPv4 Fundamentals”, a 3 day instructor led skills-based course
  14. “Hands-On Ethernet and TCP/IPv4 Fundamentals”, a 5 day instructor led skills-based course
  15. “Hands-On Advanced IP Networks and Protocols”, a 2.5 day instructor led skills-based course
  16. “Hands On Advanced L3 Routing with OSPF and BGP”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  17. “Hands-On IP L3-VPNs”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  18. “Hands-On Wireless LAN Operations”, a 2-day knowledge and exercise skills-based course
  19. “WLAN Operations for Customer Service Representatives”, a 1 day knowledge and exercise skills-based course
  20. “Hands-On MPLS & L3VPNs”, a 2.5 day instructor led skills-based course
  21. “Hands-On Advanced MPLS Functions”, a 2.5 day instructor led skills-based course
  22. “Hands-On MPLS Traffic Engineering”, a 2.5 day instructor led skills-based course
  23. “Hands-On MPLS Troubleshooting Skills”, a 2.5 day instructor led skills-based course
  24. “Hands-On Quality of Service”, a 2.5 day instructor led skills-based course
  25. “Hands-On IPv6”, a 2 or 3 day instructor led skills-based course
  26. “IPv6 101”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  27. “Hands-On Ethernet and IPv6”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  28. “Hands-On Advanced IPv6”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  29. “Hands-On Advanced IPv6 Security”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  30. “Hands-On Wireless Networking”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  31. “Hands-On Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  32. “Mastering AToM, VPWS/VPLS, and L2VPNs”, a 2 day instructor led skills-based course
  33. “Mastering Generalized MPLS (G-MPLS)”, a 2-day instructor led skills-based course
  34. “IP Multicast and IPTV”, a 1-day knowledge and exercise skills-based course
  35. “The Basics of MPLS L2-VPN Services”, a 2-day knowledge and exercise skills-based course
  36. “The Basics of AToM (Any Transport over MPLS)”, a 2-day knowledge and exercise skills-based course
  37. “Network Science”, (co-authored) a ½ day course for engineering new hires at Cisco
  38. “IPv6 Technical Briefing/Overview”, a ½ day web delivery course
  39. “Virtualization Technical Briefing/Overview”, a 1 day web delivery course
  40. “802.11 Wireless Technical Briefing/Overview”, a 1 day web delivery course
  41. “Evolving TDM to IP”, a 1 day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies
  42. “From POTS to Pipes 1 – The Fundamentals of TCP/IP”, 1 day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies
  43. “From POTS to Pipes 2 – The Fundamentals of VoIP and IPTV and Multicasting”, 1 day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies
  44. “From POTS to Pipes – Front Office”, 1 day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies
  45. “Building a Business Case for Voice and Video over IP”, (co-authored) a 1 day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies
  46. “Delivering IP Services with QoS”, 1 day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies, Associations and Equipment Manufacturers
  47. “Anticipating Customer Needs and Wants”, 1 day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies, Associations and Equipment Manufacturers
  48. “Fiber to the Node (FTN) or WiMAX?”, (co-authored) , ½ day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies, Associations and Equipment Manufacturers
  49. “IP in 5 Years”, ½ day seminar for Independent Telephone Companies, Associations and Equipment Manufacturers
  50. “Telecommunications 101”, a 1 day instructor led or online skills-based course
  51. “IPv4 Addressing 101”, a 1 day instructor led or online skills-based course
  52. “IPv4 Routing 101”, a 1 day instructor led or online skills-based course
  53. “Ethernet 101”, a 1 day instructor led or online skills-based course
  54. “MPLS 101 (MPLS Fundamentals)”, a 1 day instructor led skills-based course
  55. “MPLS 201 (MPLS Layer 3 VPNs)”, a 1 day instructor led skills-based course
  56. “MPLS 301 (MPLS Traffic Engineering)”, a 1 day instructor led skills-based course
  57. “MPLS 401 (MPLS Layer 2 VPN, VPLS, VPWS)”, a 1 day instructor led skills-based course
  58. “Requirements Management using ReqPro/ReqWeb” – a five course series of hands on courses for development engineers
  59. "Understanding MPLS", a two day instructor led knowledge-based course
  60. “Understanding MPLS BGP VPNs”, a two day instructor led knowledge-based course
  61. “Understanding Quality of Service”, (co-authored) a two day instructor led knowledge-based course
  62. “Understanding IP over Optical Networks”, a two day instructor led knowledge-based course
  63. Numerous courses and papers for CellStream clients under non-disclosure.
     

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CellStream, Inc., Plano, TX

Apr 98 - Present

President & Founder

Provide international and domestic telecommunications consulting, network design, and training services to major communications corporations.  Areas of expertise are in Telecommunications Systems and Technologies, Security, Transmission, Switching and Access systems.  The focus of this expertise is in the Software and Computing technologies implemented in complex systems and networks including network configuration, advanced packet technologies (data, voice, and video), technology training, program/business development, documentation of new advanced products, program management and engineering support solutions.  Provide international and domestic telecommunications training seminars (usually 2 or 3 day, hands-on), public and private, in key subject areas: IPv4, IPv6, TCP, WLAN, Ethernet, Wireshark (Ethereal), MPLS, MPLS-TP, AToM, GMPLS, IP over Optical Networking, Voice over IP, Traffic Engineering, QoS and other subjects/technologies. Provided complete system architecture/design for an MPLS core for a major WISP in Oklahoma and partial designs to two other major service providers. Generate white paper and technical documentation using state of the art tools and methods.  Provide consulting, research (claims charting), and testifying expert witness services in areas of intellectual property, telecommunications, systems (hardware and software) engineering and design.

DSC Communications Corporation, Plano, TX

Feb 97 – Apr 98

Senior Director ATM/Frame Relay Group

Primary responsibility to develop ATM/Frame Relay program with rapid cycle time focus while minimizing expenditures using object oriented design and processes.  Responsible for program plan, team assembly, and product P&L.  Delivered proof of concept on schedule/budget and product/ network management approach that has been demonstrated to fully align to customer network requirements and desires.  Mastered ATM/Frame Relay voice and data interworking requirements and assisted in establishment of OEM arrangements and agreements for software, hardware and partner corporations.  Considered the primary program architect for the project.

DSC Communications Ltd., Feltham, Middlesex, UK

Dec 95 - Feb 97

Senior Director Engineering

Promoted to lead and manage a major engineering program for Wireless Local Loop product with staff of 70 people including hardware, software, RF, systems engineering, test and 'greenfield' operations.  Assignment was an expatriate based in the United Kingdom.  Product is point to multipoint CDMA/spread spectrum technology based telephony bypass utilizing latest custom ASIC, processor and DSP technologies and OO software design.  Successfully gained British Telecom acceptance of product leading to orders in excess of $90M.  Instituted new methodologies for project/program performance tracking based on cycle time performance demonstrating time and cost to complete metrics.  Produced a product future vision concept and program plan including a number of patents in this area of technology.

DSC Communications Corporation, Plano, TX

Aug 94 - Dec 95

Program Director

Promoted to Director to be primary program manager in a rapid development project to produce an international Access Division Digital Loop Carrier product: Litespan 120.  Primary contributor in developing product definition, product launch, rollout plans, P&L forecasting, project and business plans.  The product was a 120 line primary MUX/ODLC product with electrical and optical network interfaces using V5.1 concentration techniques. Record of program delivery on-schedule, under budget.  Resulted in initial sales in excess of $4.5M.

DSC Communications Corporation, Plano, TX

Mar 92 - Aug 94

Senior Product Manager

Promoted to Senior Manager responsible for all project and program management on Integrated Multiservice Transport Node (iMTN 4/3/1/0 cross connect program using full custom ASIC and OO design using SmallTalk).  Acted as primary interdepartmental Launch Team chairperson.  Led to a Co-chair Technical and Program Committee position with two international collaborations for combined SDH and SONET standards.  Delivered initial international customer for the product and managed a collaboration with UK based company to provide network solution.  Developed and implemented Product Life Cycle Process. Primary interface to Bellcore for Technical Auditing/Analysis.

DSC Communications Corporation, Plano, TX

May 89 - Mar 92

Product Manager

Responsible for DEX ECS3 (3/3 cross connect) and DEX ECS1 (3/1 cross connect) products.  Successfully attained product acceptances at MCI and other major carriers and RBOCs.  Managed cost reduction and feature enhancement projects.  Responsible for all project/program status and performance and customer interface to development organizations.  Architect of plans to reduce inventory 60% improved cycle times by 200%.

Reuters Information Services, Los Angeles, CA

Oct 86 - May 89

Regional Manager

Directed all Field Service, Customer Service, and Data and Voice Network Operations activities for the North American Western Region supervising a staff of twenty-one.  Established 24-hour service procedures and customer contracts.  Developed strategies and technical implementations for private CATV Broadband network in downtown San Francisco.  Created and implemented fully automated trouble reporting system.   Implemented new point-to-Point based digital data network replacing loop-based system improving availability.  Reduced costs, improved service quality by reported 100%.

DMC Systems, Sunnyvale, CA and Equatorial Communications Company, Mountain View, CA

Aug 79 - Oct 86

Field Engineer, Product Support Engineer, Satellite Network Supervisor/Engineer

Conducted the initial design and installation of the Satellite Network Control Center specializing in VSAT spread spectrum technology. Established and composed all Standard Operating Procedures for the two-way communications networks operating on Galaxy and Westar satellites. Moved  up the technical ladder through the following positions (latest to earliest): Network Supervisor, supervised 10-18 controllers, engineers, and support personnel in high pressure environment; Product Support Specialist, providing training/support to nationwide service organization, composed service manuals and methods of procedure, developed and engineered two RF products for the company; promoted from Field Service to Product Support on various data and voice equipment, and working with a team developing one of the first point of sale terminal systems for credit cards; Senior Field Engineer, served as lead engineer for eastern region, implemented MTBF failure tracking system and Mean Time to Respond goals and measurement system for field service operations; Field Engineer, responsible for 101 accounts including multi-user CPM systems, satellite earth station service and installation.

Data Access Systems, Mountain Lakes, NJ

May 78 - Aug 79

Bench Tech/Field Engineer

Field Service on various Data and Voice equipment for Bell Labs, Beneficial Finance, and AT&T (as well as other customers).

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

  • Collin County Community College, Plano TX – AA Business Administration
  • University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT Electrical Engineering
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO Communications Technology Analyst Certification
  • National Association of Communications Systems Engineers - NTT1 Certification
  • Cisco Systems CCNA Certification (expired)
  • Cisco Systems MPLS Certification (current)
  • IPv6 Forum – Certified Silver Engineer
  • IPv6 Security – Hacking IPv6 Networks v4.0 certificate

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of Society of Communications Technology Consultants (SCTC)
  • Member of KIWANIS International
  • Member of the National Management Association; Management Skills Certificate in 1993
  • Member of the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs - 1998/99/00/01

LEGAL MATTER EXPERIENCE

  • Alcatel v. Cisco, Cisco v. Alcatel, Alcatel v. Cisco (cases involving a) the alleged stealing of intellectual property, trade secrets and software code, b) anti-trust)
  • BMC Software v. Crabby Hacker (case involving the alleged stealing of software code)
  • Fenner v. Dell, Hewlett-Packard (case involving infringement of multiple Patents)