The people behind Mage Networks.
Who we are
Dr. Sayed-Amr (Sisso) El-Hamamsy
One might expect that a man with 46 patents would be purely research-driven and not necessarily business-oriented. But Dr. Sayed-Amr (Sisso, pronounced SEE-so) El-Hamamsy’s innovations have been so ground-breaking and fought-over in the technology world, that he has experienced every facet of business as well. After 15 years in Research & Development with General Electric, Sisso found his inner entrepreneur, and ventured out to develop private and public companies (most notably WiLAN – now with over 10,000 patents licensed around the globe), raise millions of dollars, arrange licenses to Fortune 100 Companies, and hire and manage hundreds of people. He also experienced the difficult sides of business: tech-bubble bursts, aggressive lawsuits to protect patents, partnership conflicts and bankruptcy, nonetheless emerging with a hard-won reputation for honesty, and fortunately, his health! Now with over 30 years in the technology sector, and as the CEO and President of Mage Networks, Dr. El-Hamamsy balances wise skepticism with still-passionate optimism as to exactly what he needs to do to drive Mage Networks toward global leadership in the wireless internet technology sector.
Brad brings 29 years of sales and management consulting experience to the Vice President of Sales role at Mage. He has designed and implemented sales and marketing programs in several small, midsize and enterprise organizations, with emphasis on launching new companies, new divisions and new profit centers. He has trained and been certified in programs from Dale Carnegie, Sandler, Miller Heiman, and Brian Tracy/FocalPoint. Brad’s experience in the IT distribution channel spans over 2 decades. Throughout his career he has acquired extensive product certifications from a huge range of technology vendors, including software licensing designations from Microsoft, VMWare, Citrix, HP, and other Tier 1 vendors. Brad will leverage his technology sales experience, along with his extensive network of partners and connections in engineering, energy, construction and IT, to introduce Mage to a variety of Canadian markets.
Scott A. Eden
Scott is an accomplished technology executive with a unique combination of business development, consulting experience, and stakeholder intelligence that delivers dramatic improvements in operational efficiency. Scott A. Eden holds an Executive MBA from The University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business in Calgary, Alberta, a B.Sc. from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, and numerous industry certifications. Since 1996, Scott has worked with technology management and solutions delivery in the corporate and non-profit sector, which have given him a strong understanding of the intertwined relationship between business and technology. He has led Global IT Operations for several multinational companies, and successfully implemented the Systrust and CoBIT Lite governance models to meet regulatory guidelines.
Dr. Ahmed N. Zaki
Dr. Ahmed Zaki is, in the words of Dr. El-Hamamsy, “One of the best software engineers I have ever worked with, and that includes hundreds of engineers.” He is meticulous, follows rigorous procedures, has a deep understanding of wireless embedded firmware, and refuses kludge solutions as he strives to address root causes of any problem he encounters. He received his BSc and MSc from Cairo University, Egypt in 2000 and 2005, respectively, and his PhD from the University of Calgary in 2010, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. During the period from 2004 to 2005, he worked with SysDSoft Inc. (Egypt) as a software engineer for embedded wireless telecommunications systems. In this capacity, he worked on the design and development of several wireless standards including WiMAX (IEEE 802.16) and CDMA EV-DO. From 2006 to 2010, he pursued a PhD at the University of Calgary. His research focused on innovative radio resource management algorithms for 4G and LTE-Advanced telecommunications systems. He is active in the development of many wireless communication and networking protocols for embedded systems. He and Dr. El-Hamamsy have worked together for over 8 years in several different companies, including SRD and Quattro Innovations.
Dr. Ahmed N. Zaki
Dr. Mohamed Ammar Al Masri (Ammar)
Dr. Mohamed Ammar Al Masri (Ammar) is a dedicated, innovative and technically proficient wireless communications engineer with over 10 years’ experience in wireless communications. He’s an analytical professional specialized in wireless system modeling and system testing automation. He’s a team oriented leader skilled in managing complex projects in various environments. Dr. Al Masri received his B.Sc. from Damascus University, Syria in 2007 in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, AB, Canada in 2011 and 2016, respectively. His Master’s degree research focused on innovative mobility management algorithms for VoIP services within heterogeneous wireless networks. His PhD research focused on cutting edge mobility-aware traffic offloading algorithms in heterogeneous wireless networks. From 2016 to 2017, he worked at SAIT as a telecommunications researcher. He developed and automated test plans for various wireless communications protocols operating in a Linux-based environment. He joined Mage Networks as a telecommunications engineer in April 2017, where he was a key developer of MagiLink firmware.
Dr. Robert Schulz
“Dr. Bob“ Schulz is a Professor with the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, a role he has enjoyed for the past 45 years. He has received 25 outstanding teaching and service awards, including top-10 teaching professor among 39,000 Canadian professors in all disciplines. He has four degrees, including a BSc (Engineering) from Notre Dame and Ph.D. in Business from Ohio State. Bob has been an angel investor, director, and/or advisor/mentor for more than 30 public or private companies, many involving technology companies founded by former students. He is well-known as a “super-connector” and is a Board Director of the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI).
Dr. Robert Schulz
Mage Networks opens the doors of opportunity by making Internet universally accessible everywhere.
Most would tell you that it’s fairly easy to access high-speed Internet in urban areas. There is no shortage of users in cities, to make quality broadband a good investment for an Internet Service Provider. But service quickly degrades beyond high-density communities,.
Rural areas have significantly slower service, if any. Parks and roads are underserved or unserved. Resolving this problem is expensive and slow, as the cost vs. benefit to service such areas is difficult to justify for many ISPs. The tower infrastructure required is expensive, unsightly and takes a great deal of planning.
Our mission at Mage Networks is to use our revolutionary technology and connect underserved and unserved areas with high-speed Internet coverage, quickly and inexpensively.