The next TIM Lecture will be given by Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS.
Time and location
The lecture will take place on Jun 19, 2014, at 6-8pm in the River Building, Room RB 2200. Please register below to help us plan the event.
Biography of Speaker
Ibrahim Gedeon is one of the global telecommunications industry’s most colorful and respected executives, Ibrahim Gedeon has carved out an international career by combining equally large measures of skill in applied science, penetrating insight into a complex industry, and outright irreverence in sharing his thoughts and opinions.
Ibrahim began his career in telecommunications engineering and research in 1990 when he joined Bell Northern Research, designing signal-processing software in the Cryptographic Systems division. He moved to Nortel Networks in 1994 where he provided technical network design expertise to a global customer base. He was named vice president and director of Data Network Engineering at Nortel in 1996; vice president of Internet Brand Management in 1999, and senior vice president of Wireless Engineering in 2000, where he led the global engineering team responsible for operations, sales support, and systems engineering.
Ibrahim has held numerous leadership roles in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has also received numerous professional awards and various forms of industry recognition, including being named three times to the Global Telecoms Business magazine’s “GTB Power 100,” a list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the telecoms industry. Ibrahim also serves on the board of a number of industry associations, including the Washington, DC based Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and Industry Canada’s Communications Research Centre.
He joined Vancouver, BC based TELUS in 2003. In his role as CTO he is responsible for technology strategy, service and network architecture, service delivery and operational support systems for the company’s wire line and wireless divisions, as well as service and network convergence, enterprise applications and network infrastructure strategies and evolution.
A native of Lebanon, he has a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Masters' in Electronics Engineering from Carleton University. In 2010 he received a Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia. He currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.