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Francois Y. Simon


A Network Communications Project Manager, Wide Area Network (WAN) Architect, and System Designer with twenty years experience with Current and Legacy Technologies and their Associated Protocols.

He is known as innovative Team Leader and Team Player with special strengths in Problem Solving and Analysis. Held various engineering positions related to telecommunications, IT, power metering, and test automation technologies. Published various white papers and was granted two patents.

Graduated from CNAM in Paris with equivalent BS Physics and Math. Have worked in various companies in the US since 1971, including Philips, General Electric and IBM.

Currently working for a small IT Consulting firm - Pilot Research Associates, Inc - located in Fairfax, VA as VP/CIO and also working on projects related to Telecommunications Network (backbone) Architecture and their supports (i.e Network Operation Centers (NOC).

He is being awarded
  • General Electric 1980 Power Systems Sector Engineering Award: Outstanding Technical Contribution - Received in February 1981

  • General Electric Award to Inventors: Received in February 1984

  • IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award: Received in November 1988

  • IBM Authorship Award: Received July 1990

  • IEEE Certificate of Appreciation: Outstanding Contribution to IEEE Std. 802.11 Received July 1998


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