Dennis McCainEXPERIENCED WIRELESSPROFESSIONAL
EDUCATION ANDPROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS MS, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M BS, Electrical Engineering, Louisiana Sta...
OVERVIEW              OF    E XPERIENCE20 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – 1992 TO 2012 2011 – 2012 VP of Operations, M...
P UBLICATIONSBook Chapter       OFDM Wireless LANs: A Theoretical and Practical Guide. Sams Publishing, 2002Selected Pape...
CAPTAIN, U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS 1992 - 1996LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAINING, DISCIPLINE, AND WELFARE OF 46 SOLDIERS IN ...
SENIOR HARDWARE DESIGNER, RAYTHEON 1996 - 1998LEAD HARDWARE DESIGNER FOR THE DESIGN AND TESTING OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD...
SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER, NOKIA 1998 - 2006SENIOR RESEARCHER AND PROJECT MANAGER IN THE AREA OF PHYSICAL-LAYER HARDWAREARCH...
SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER, NOKIA 1998 - 2006• Demonstrated and presented the world’s first end-to-end    HSDPA system at Mob...
TECHNOLOGY MANAGER, NSN                                             2006 - 2009DROVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW BASEBAND WIREL...
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, MURATA                             2009 - 2011    DROVE THE WIRELESS MODULE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SMA...
VP OF OPERATIONS, METRUM TECHNOLOGIES 2011 - 2012C ELLULAR - BASED , WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND ENDPOINT AUTOMATION TECHN...
SUMMARY   Wireless professional with 20 years of experience covering    research, design, marketing/sales, business devel...
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  1. 1. Dennis McCainEXPERIENCED WIRELESSPROFESSIONAL
  2. 2. EDUCATION ANDPROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS MS, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M BS, Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University Registered Professional Engineer
  3. 3. OVERVIEW OF E XPERIENCE20 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – 1992 TO 2012 2011 – 2012 VP of Operations, Metrum Technologies 2009 – 2011 Director of Marketing, Murata Electronics 2006 – 2009 Technology Manager, Nokia Siemens Networks 1998 – 2006 Senior Research Manager, Nokia 1996 – 1998 Senior Hardware Designer, Raytheon 1992 – 1996 Captain, U.S. Army Signal Corps
  4. 4. P UBLICATIONSBook Chapter  OFDM Wireless LANs: A Theoretical and Practical Guide. Sams Publishing, 2002Selected Papers  Rapid Scheduling of Efficient FPGA Architectures for Next-Generation HSDPA Wireless System Using Precision C Synthesizer, IEEE International Workshop on Rapid Systems Prototyping (June 2003)  Scalable FPGA Architectures for LMMSE-based SIMO Chip Equalizer in HSDPA Downlink, IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (November 2003)  Compact Hardware Accelerator for Functional Verification and Rapid Prototyping of 4G Wireless Communication Systems, IEEE the 38th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (November 2004)  Untimed-C based SoC Architecture Design Space Exploration for 3G and Beyond Wireless Systems, Design and Verification Conference (February 2005)
  5. 5. CAPTAIN, U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS 1992 - 1996LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAINING, DISCIPLINE, AND WELFARE OF 46 SOLDIERS IN ATACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS UNIT Achieved a 100% communications readiness rate while providing critical radio links in one of the largest Army communication networks in support of a 70,000+ soldier Corps
  6. 6. SENIOR HARDWARE DESIGNER, RAYTHEON 1996 - 1998LEAD HARDWARE DESIGNER FOR THE DESIGN AND TESTING OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR APROPRIETARY DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM • Developed and maintained VHDL code for a signal-processing design utilizing FPGAs, and successfully verified and tested board design prior to system integration • Developed the software (Korn Shell) for controlling the versioning of factory test-equipment software
  7. 7. SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER, NOKIA 1998 - 2006SENIOR RESEARCHER AND PROJECT MANAGER IN THE AREA OF PHYSICAL-LAYER HARDWAREARCHITECTURE ANALYSIS AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR VARIOUS WIRELESS STANDARDS• Proposed and managed an annual project portfolio in excess of $1.5 million establishing the rapid-prototyping center of excellence for Nokia Research Center• Led the architecture and implementation of a complete HSDPA physical-layer design following a rapid-prototype methodology• Designed, implemented, and demonstrated the world’s first end-to-end HSDPA system• Designed, implemented, and demonstrated Nokia’s first IEEE 802.11a 5GHz prototype system supporting a peak data-rate of 54 Mbps• Led the L1 research on various wireless standards including IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.16e, 3GPP(HSDPA), LTE, and UWB
  8. 8. SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER, NOKIA 1998 - 2006• Demonstrated and presented the world’s first end-to-end HSDPA system at Mobile World Congress in 2003 establishing Nokia’s leadership in the 3G infrastructure market• Developed and presented 7 global HSDPA demonstrations for Nokia customers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone, and NTT DOCOMO driving Nokia’s leadership in the nascent 3G market • Nokia Experience Center in Helsinki • Nokia Mobile Experience Center in North America• Nokia garnered 50% of the HSDPA contracts in 2004 and 2005 as a result of this joint marketing
  9. 9. TECHNOLOGY MANAGER, NSN 2006 - 2009DROVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW BASEBAND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE NOKIASIEMENS NETWORK (NSN) BASESTATIONS• Collaborated with customers, academia, and technology suppliers of next-generation signal processors in the wireless market• Drove and managed strategic partnerships with key U.S. universities to foster the development of new wireless technologies for future NSN businesses• Developed and demonstrated NSN’s first HSDPA femtocell access point establishing NSN’s leadership in the femtocell market• Developed the architecture for a femtocell baseband/MAC SoC and implemented a femtocell CPE on new multicore DSP and FPGA platforms
  10. 10. DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, MURATA 2009 - 2011 DROVE THE WIRELESS MODULE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SMART ENERGY/AMI MARKET COVERING ZIGBEE, WIFI, BLUETOOTH, AND CUSTOM SOLUTIONS. Worked with Murata customers to define a wireless module for the smart energy market Drove the engineering development of an Ember- based ZigBee module for the smart energy/Advanced Meter Infrastructure market Launched two ZigBee-based modules and developed all marketing material including presentations, product briefs, press releases, website, etc.
  11. 11. VP OF OPERATIONS, METRUM TECHNOLOGIES 2011 - 2012C ELLULAR - BASED , WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND ENDPOINT AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIESFOR ENERGY / UTILITY A DVANCED M ETER I NFRASTRUCTURE “AMI” A ND S MART G RIDA PPLICATIONS • Supervised a record three-fold increase in year- over-year AMI sales volume • Drove the FCC, ZigBee, and Sprint certifications of Metrum AMI endpoint products • Drove the joint marketing with Verizon and Sprint on AMI opportunities
  12. 12. SUMMARY Wireless professional with 20 years of experience covering research, design, marketing/sales, business development, and operations Developed and marketed a broad portfolio of leading-edge wireless technologies Broad wireless background working with both standardized and proprietary systems Proven leader with management experience in both R&D and operations

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