18. Innovative Communication Systems for Situational Awareness during Crises

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Presenter: Mr. Hassan Abouwafia, Senior Manager Wireless Business Development, Alcatel-LucentMr. Hassan Abouwafia, Senior Manager Wireless Business Development, Alcatel-Lucent presentation

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 14:30-15:00

Situational Awareness (SA) during Crises requires Communication Systems able to timely provide to authorities and citizens all the information they need for the perception,  comprehension and projection of the situation.

This session presented the experience of a multiyear Research program (and relevant field trials) focused on Emergency Telecommunications carried out by Alcatel-Lucent, where the requirements for SA during different types of crises have been assessed: hydro-geological calamities, earthquake, volcano eruption, air pollution, terroristic attacks… On the basis of these requirements the proper strategy / approach for effective “Communications with Communities” has been assessed and gradually implemented. The outcome has been an innovative Communication System  that can be used for several applications for humanitarian response and to bring benefits to communities. Specific models are being assessed in order to facilitate the access to the solution from all the countries, in order to use it for humanitarian aid.

Mr. Hassan Abouwafia, Senior Manager Wireless Business Development, Alcatel-Lucent

Mr. Hassan Abouwafia, Senior Manager Wireless Business Development, Alcatel-LucentAs Senior Manager Wireless Business Development, Alcatel-Lucent, Hassan works with a regional team to define and develop Wireless/LTE business strategy and opportunities throughout META towards carrier customers; to support Key account teams in penetrating new Wireless/LTE segments.

Prior to his current position at Alcatel-Lucent, Hassan held various positions in Project Management, Marketing, Sales and Business development functions across service providers’ and equipment vendors’ domains. Hassan has more than 15 years’ experience in telecommunications, He holds a Bachelor degree in Telecommunications Engineering and Master’s degree in Engineering Management. Hassan has been appointed as official speaker in various Telecommunication conferences across Middle East & Africa, as well as some personal appointments for delivering Technology lectures for the American University in Cairo, Helwan University & IEEE

Links to related material:
UE Research Project with Alcatel-Lucent: ESS-Emergency Support System