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Electrical Engineering Engineer

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 23, 2018

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Donglin (Doug) Shen

Tel: 613-***-**** (Home) 613-***-**** (Mobile) 858-***-****(Work)


Highly Experienced ICT and Mobile Telecom Expert and Executive


Senior technical expert in ICT and mobile communication industry with diversified technical and management experience within large organizations, public companies, and start-up firms, I have worked in a variety of areas for both equipment vendors and service providers, with balanced experience of strategic planning, product R&D, product management, and industry standards development, I have acquired an in-depth knowledge and experience of IT and telecommunication network technologies and businesses practice.

I gained extensive experience in dealing with government agencies and private companies, having worked with the United Nations, Government of Canada, Government of China, International Organizations, telecoms equipment vendors and service providers worldwide.


Technology and business leader with strong business acumen;

A strategic thinker with expert technology and business forward looking capabilities;

Earned a reputation and strong influence in the industry, having actively participating in Forums, Summits, standards bodies, industry consortia and alliances as a major contributor

Well received system architect and communication protocol expert with strong analytical skill;

Customer relationship builder through supporting sales, pre-sale and technical marketing activates;

Know and understand both mature and emerging markets well. Have worked with European customers and supported sales in Middle East, Africa and South/Latin America;

Experienced standard/regulation and specification expert with 3GPP, ATIS, IEEE and ITU and actively contributed to 2G, 3G and 4G standard;

An effective communicator in the industry at conferences, workshops and marketing events, and by working with consulting firms;

Confident and comfortable with media, journalists and PR companies and can deal smartly with tricky questions from the press to promote company’s image and best interests;

Keeping updated on the latest technology and industry development: capacity in evaluating technology and business cases to differentiate fads from real technological advancement;

Capability to build and manage multifunctional teams in a matrix environment to achieve the business goals, through open communications, coaching and mentoring;

An excellent team player, generous, assertive, honest and ethical. A technical leader to influence senior management, team members and industrial partners;

A good team player and listener who believes every perspective is worthy and that good decisions are rendered only after all possible viewpoints and positions are considered;

Extensive RF design and system engineering experience;

A patent expert with practical patent analysis, evaluation and negotiation skills and experience;

Very good cross-culture background and know how to work effectively in a multi-culture environment.


Independent Consultant, business affiliation to EJL Wireless Research, Principal Analyst (10/2014 – present)

-Focusing on technology research, market evolution and business strategy studies, with focus on 5G NR features (such as mmWave, massive MIMO, LAA etc.), SDN/NFV(open NFV, MANO, CORD etc), C-RAN, IoT(MTC), Unified Communications, open source development etc.

-Completed C-RAN, vEPC and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) technical reports. Provided with consulting report on 5G and IoT technology, and business evaluation to telecom equipment OEM clients

-Played the role as an industry expert through chairing sessions or as keynote speaker in “NFV World Congress”, “SDN and Open-flow World Congress”, and “Carrier Network Virtualization conference”

-A member of industry expert platform offering on-call consulting services for diversified clients of finance industry and consulting firms, covering the areas of mobile devices; telecom infrastructure; semiconductor; network technologies and services; market research; intellectual property strategy and miscellaneous topics.

-Working with law firms and referral companies to offer expert witness services, technical issue consultation, and patent evaluation report

-Consultant for a medical device start-up company. Specialized for remote medical device R&D and biomedical equipment related issues including sensors, data collections, secure network applications and overall network architecture - a pioneer on mobile health research.

ZTE (USA) (2005 to 2014) VP/CTO

Joint ZTE (USA) in 2005 and served as a technology and business expert in several management positions, including VP of product management, VP of advanced research and standards, VP/CTO of wireless product and marketing, and VP of strategic planning. My responsibilities include:

-Analyzing market trends and customer requirements, coordinating with customers, business units and product lines, defining mid and long term roadmaps of technology, and product strategy

-Provided the guidance for product R&D teams on technology evolution and strategic R&D direction, responsible for product R&D roadmap

-Coordination with the senior executives and engineering teams of global customers to build up effective strategic partnership.

-Lead and drive customer oriented product strategy and business development for both mobile devices and infrastructure business units. Coordinate and drive project execution with sales, marketing, P&L and senior managements;

-Functioned as a bridge between product design teams and customers to facilitate the effective communications between them through pre-sale and marketing activities;

-Intensively worked on international business development and cooperation. Having worked with 64 telecom service operators over 46 countries;

-Recruited and set up an industry standard team to support global standards activities and advanced research with annual operational budget around US4.5 million. Trained and led the team (more than 100 scientists and engineers) from a clean start to advance quickly and perform in 3GPP, ITU and other standards bodies;

-Defined and drove broadband data network evolution strategy and solution roadmap including radio access network, transport network, core network and mobile device related issues with feature/budget planning and execution;

-Well received and respected technical expert from product R&D teams. Provided consultant service to product R&D teams when they encountered challenging issues;

-Participated as an expert on IPR review and evaluation, contributes the decisions on licensing related issues. Actively participated and contributed in LTE patent pool studies and negotiations. Secured internal buy-in to become a member of VIA LTE patent pool;

AT&T Wireless Services, Senior Technical Staff, Team Leader, (Oct. 99 to Apr. 05)

-In CTO’s organization responsible for technology, architecture and standard

-Vendor management on 3G mobile communication specifications development.

-Key contributor to 3GPP specification committee;

-Major contributor to UMTS1800/1900, and AGPS minimum performance specifications, drove VoIP activities in standard organizations (3GPP and IETF)

-Coordinated with vendors and other operators on key standard issues in order to achieve consensus in the industry to meet AT&T’s business objectives;

-Planned and participated AWS’ 3G (UMTS) network Field Operation Approval (FOA);

Metawave Communications (1997 – 1999)

Director, Product Research and Development (Jan. 97 – Sep.99):

-Built and led GSM smart antenna product development team, including the management of a team of 28 engineers which covers multiple expertises in following areas: system engineering, RF design, digital HW design, software design, mechanical engineering and wireless network optimizations. The job function included project planning and budgeting, team building, engineering management, and coordination with manufacturing partners and service provider customers.

-Led a feasibility study group on beam switching and adaptive array smart antenna technology for IS-136 and GSM system.

Nortel Networks, Senior System Engineer, Team Leader, (Mar. 94 - Jan. 97):

-Base station radio product design and development;

-IS-136 specification development as Nortel’s main contributor to the standard community;

-Test environment design and development for cellular base station system;

-Product specification management, software development, test & verification coordination among multi-side development teams.

Nortel Networks, Software System Engineer, Team Leader, (Aug.91-Mar.94):

-Design team leader for cellular base station controller/DSP software design and development.

-IS-136 network authentication and encryption architecture design.

-Field support for software delivery and field debug and verification.

State Seismological Bureau of China, Project Manager (Feb.82 – Jan. 90):

Project leader/manager of a United Nations funded project - Wireless Telemetry (SCADA) system for Northern China Earthquake Prediction Experimental Field, which was a US$4 million project (UNDP funded). It is an IoT (MTC) network according to current term and expression.

My responsibility covered network design, development and deployment, including such duties as project budgeting, planning, management, drafting system design requirement specifications, performing system integrations and test verifications

Chinese Technical authority of UNDP project, Energy, Mines and Resources of Canada (Jun.86- Jan.90)

Led system design of UNDP-funded project "North China Seismic Data Network, as technical authority of China government and a project coordinator among China Seismological Bureau, UNDP Beijing office and Canadian Government (Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Commercial Corporation) on technical and project management issues;


Advanced Project Management UCLA Extension Program

Master of Electrical Engineering University of Ottawa, Canada;

Graduate School, University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing, China

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Northeastern University, China


2 conference papers and 1 magazine paper

3 patents are awarded

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