Alexander George Farkouh HND MIET MInstP MBCS

4 Mays Close, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0XL England

Mobile: +44.7973112104   Fax: +44.8435326572   Email: alex at farkouh.net *   Web: http://alex.farkouh.net/


I am a senior ICT professional with over twenty years experience of designing, installing, commissioning, maintaining and project managing a wide range of information technology solutions for the security and communications markets. I am a natural trouble-shooter and problem solver with first class computing skills.


Key Expertise


Career History

2012 - Current
Director, SLD Security & Communications

2011 - 2013
Technical Manager, SLD Security & Communications

1993 - 2011
Technical Sales Manager, SLD Security & Communications

Expert in the field of IP based Internet (and Intranet) digital video broadcast systems including broadcast systems for large scale public and private audiences. I have been the lead engineer on a number of high profile IP broadcast projects including:

I was overall project manager and my involvement included the overall system design from the customer's initial requirement, coordinating the installation process with suppliers, managing the engineering team during the installation process, the installation of the video encoders and video broadcasting servers and managing the ongoing service and maintenance for the duration of the project.

Expert in the field of IP based network video surveillance systems for security, safety and process monitoring applications in commercial, industrial and educational environments using equipment from leading manufacturers including Active Imaging, Axis Communications, VCS (Bosch), Mitsubishi Electric, JVC, Sony and Milestone.

I have been the lead engineer on a number of video transmission projects on the rail network working for Amec Rail and RailTrack / Network Rail including equipping the Three Bridges signal control room with remote video monitoring of strategic points on the rail network using Thales leased lines and video monitoring of remote signal control rooms from the Clapham Junction control room using the Thales PSTN network.

I have wide experience with digital video recorders for surveillance applications, with a special emphasis on the Mitsubishi Electric range as I have run a Mitsubishi Electric Digital Service Centre installing and maintaining a wide range of digital video recorders.

I have many years experience with Business to Business sales for security, communications and information technology. Public sector sales including the prison service, local government and government departments. Retail sales experience for electronic security and portable communication devices.

I have experience of installing and administering a wide variety of computer systems, including hardware and software support; I also have knowledge of a wide variety of operating systems and application software.

I have extensive experience with web design, web site management, site hosting and maintenance; I have designed and implemented a number of corporate web sites and been involved in the hosting and management of a number of sites for third parties.

I have worked for many years supplying, installing, commissioning and maintaining a wide range of video surveillance equipment from leading manufacturers, from simple single cameras systems to large linked multi-site systems, using traditional analogue and new digital technologies.


Studies

1992 - 1994
BSc course in Applied Physics with Microelectronics & Computing at Kingston University London

1990 - 1992
HND course in Applied Physics with Microelectronics & Computing at Kingston University London

Experience with Dec VAX, Unix, Novell Netware, Pascal, Modula2, Basic, Fortran, IP infrastructure and online systems. Work experience was at the Automatic Data Processing mainframe data suite in Staines as a system operator where I gained experience with VM and large scale payroll systems and studied the VM training course.


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Interests

I am a single 45 year old British national with a full driving licence. My main out of work interests include paintball, physics, computers, networking and the Internet. I created and administer the Farkouh.NET Internet community which enables Farkouh family members around the world to keep in touch and share family news. I am a member of the English paintball community and a member of the "Jolt" paintball team and so I am to be found down at the local paintball field on a Sunday afternoon. I am webmaster of the Team Jolt website which allows the team to keep in contact with each other, our supporters and sponsors. I have also played golf since I was seven years old and enjoy travel.

I am a Governor of the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and also a Member of the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. If you are a service user of SABP and have a query about the Trust and their policies, please feel free to contact me.


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