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ITU Workshop on “Disaster relief systems, network resiliency and recovery"
Geneva, Switzerland, 25 June 2012 Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

 

Biographies

 

gabbas.jpgGhani Abbas (Ericsson, Sweden)
Ghani Abbas has spent over twenty years in SDH and Optical Networks business with Marconi and Ericsson. He is currently an international standards Consultant with Ericsson DUIB Technology, Network Architecture group. He previously held various engineering development and management posts. Ghani is the rapporteur for ITU-T SG15 Q9, which develops standards for transport network equipment and network restoration and protection. He is a member of the OIF board of Directors and an active member of IEEE802.3 and  ITU-T SG15. Ghani holds a number of patents in transport network technologies.
Ghani received B.Sc (Honour) and M.SC from Manchester University in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D degree in Electronics from Southampton University, UK.
asanders.jpg​Amy Sanders (Alcatel-Lucent, USA)
Amy L. Sanders received her Masters in Management from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.  In addition to her MBA, Ms. Sanders holds a Masters of Arts in Chinese Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Upon completing her MBA, Ms. Sanders joined AT&T Network Systems as a Product Manager for the 5ESS® Switch for the Chinese market.  Ms. Sanders joined Lucent Technologies, Inc. when it was spun-off from AT&T.
She served as Director of International Public Affairs for Lucent Technologies in Washington, D.C.  Her area of responsibility was trade and regulatory issues relating to Lucent’s business in Asia.
Ms. Sanders joined Lucent’s Wireless Business Unit as Senior Manager for Government and International Affairs in 1997.  On 1 December 2006, Lucent Technologies merged with Alcatel and became Alcatel-Lucent.  Ms. Sanders is now a Director, and her team addresses technical regulatory issues in the global arena that affect Alcatel-Lucent’s business.  Her specific area of responsibility within the team includes representing ALU in the ITU-R, the ITU-D, CITEL, and APT.
In the ITU-R, Ms. Sanders participates in the development of recommendations on radio standards and spectrum and is vice chair of the group developing frequency arrangements for IMT. She has participated on the US delegations to CPM and two WRCs.  She is the Disaster Relief Rapporteur to ITU-R Working Party 5A and chairs Working Group 3 on Public Protection and Disaster Relief.
In the ITU-D, Ms. Sanders is a Rapporteur for Q.25 on Broadband for developing countries.
In CITEL PCC.II, Ms. Sanders was the Alternate Coordinator for Agenda Items 1.5 and 1.17 for WRC/CMR-12.