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Dr. Sherif is the Head of the Infrastructure Strategy & Architecture at the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du). He is a leading expert with more than 20 years of international experience in the strategy, design, development and implementation of next generation networks technologies and related infrastructure. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York, USA. From 1997 to 2008, he was working in the Wireless Business Unit at Lucent Technologies (which became Alcatel-Lucent in 2007), in Whippany, New Jersey, USA. In 2008, he moved to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to join the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co. “du“ where he has held several positions including the head of the Mobile Network Planning and has recently resumed the responsibility of being the Head of the Infrastructure Strategy & Architecture. He has published several related papers in various Technical Journals as well as multiple international conferences. He has multiple contributions to the 3GPP and other Telecommunications standards. He also has multiple granted patents in the USA. In 2015, Dr. Sherif co-authored a book titled “Design, Deployment, and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks: A Practical Approach”.