Director, Digital Services Planning and Risk Assessment, NTRA, Cairo, Egypt

Ramy Ahmed Fathy is the Director of Digital Services Planning and Risk Assessment at the Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA). As the Director of Digital Services, he seeks the development and implementation of sustainable and effective digital services in the Egyptian market. His role at NTRA includes the development of guidelines, regulatory frameworks, viable business models, and effective specifications & technical operating parameters, which ensure efficient and effective services' operation. He is leading the design, and specifications development of intelligent and digital services; addressing interoperability, risk, regulatory impact assessment and services’ market adoption while employing a wide set of tools related to radio network planning, transport design, market modeling, and optimization.
Fathy has been actively involved at the different stages of development of various intelligent ICT systems and services, in addition to numerous ICT-for-development and digital transformation initiatives including national broadband networks, smart cities, m2m and IoT enabling regulatory frameworks, smart utilities, eGov, water management, and next generation access planning. His 15 years of experience include projects design, budgeting, and planning of smart cities, enterprise automation, DTV transformation, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Over the past 10 years, Fathy has served in key roles in the international standardization arena. In 2012, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the ITU-T Focus Group of Bridging the Gap between Innovations and Standardization (Focus Group Innovation). One year later, he was elected as the Chairman of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Water Management for a period of two years. Currently he is serving as the Vice Chairman of the ITU-T Study Group 20 (SG20) on IoT and its applications including smart cities and communities since late 2015 where he is leading activities related to the standardization of end-to-end architectures for IoT and smart cities, intelligence, mechanisms for the interoperability of IoT applications, security, and identification aspects of IoT systems.
Fathy has a PhD in electronics and communications. He has led R&D projects in radio network planning and optimization, cognitive radio systems, video coding, cryptography, DSP/FPGA/GPP based implementations of consumer electronics products and satellite communication systems. He has numerous publications in esteemed journals and conferences, and he's the author of one book in electronics.