Rachad ALAO – Chief Technology Officer

Phone: (514) 934-5543 ∙ Email: rachad_alao@yahoo.com

 

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

·         High-tech executive with a strong background in embedded Consumer Electronic device technologies

·         Outstanding knowledge of Digital TV Set Top Box (STB), Mobile phone and Networking technologies.

·         Excellent knowledge of embedded Flash® and HTML5 engines.

·         10+ years of international technical leadership experience (US Silicon Valley, Canada and France).

·         Inventor of several patents (encryption, communication protocol, communication gateway, etc.)

 

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

 

·         Chief Technology Officer at Bluestreak Technology (Montreal, Canada)

since May 2010

Bluestreak Technology is a leading Flash® and HTML5 based UI Engine and Application Frameworks vendor for embedded Consumer Electronics devices (Set Top Boxes, Mobile Phones, Digital TVs, Tablets, etc.).

 

Responsibilities include:

 

Achievements include:

 

 

·         Various Senior Management positions at Bluestreak Technology

September 2004 April 2010

 

Positions included VP Engineering (Americas), VP Technology, Deputy CTO, Chief Architect and Technical Manager

 

Responsibilities included:

 

Achievements included:

 

·         MTS at TiVo (Silicon Valley, California), owner and CTO at Voodoo Tech

May 2003 to August 2004

 

 TiVo is a world leading company in Personal Video Recorder systems.

Voodoo Technologies is a software development and consulting firm I founded.

 

Achievements included:

 

 

·         Software Architect at OpenTV US (Silicon Valley, California)

January 1999 to April 2003

 

OpenTV is a world leading company in Digital Interactive TV software.

 

Achievements included:

 

 

·         Software Engineer at OpenTV Europe (Paris, France)

August 1998 to December 1998

 

Achievements included:


 

·         Academic Experience

November 1995  to July 1998

 

Achievements included:

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

·         Telecom Paris (Paris, France) – a “French Ivy League” School (Grande Ecole)

September 1995 to July 1998

Master in Telecommunication Engineering

 

·         "Mathématiques Supérieures / Mathématiques Spéciales"

September 1993 to July 1995

National Preparatory Class Program emphasizing Mathematics and Physics. This is an elite undergraduate program leading to competitive examinations for admission to French graduate-level engineering institutes ("Grandes Ecoles", i.e. “French Ivy League” schools).

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

 

 

PATENTS:

1

7,669,212

Full-Text

Service platform suite management system

2

7,490,346

Full-Text

Digital television application protocol for interactive television

3

7,484,236

Full-Text

Service gateway for interactive television

4

7,305,697

Full-Text

Service gateway for interactive television

5

7,221,757

Full-Text

Method and system for accelerated data encryption

6

7,017,175

Full-Text

Digital television application protocol for interactive television

 

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