Emil Novakov

Mobile Technologies Specialist

✔ Multi-lingual telecoms engineer with deep focus on enterprise mobility, security, networks, cloud/SaaS solutions and web applications.
✔ Proven track record of successfully conducted mobility projects for global organisations involving mobile workforce enablement, apps, security and BYOD across all mobile platforms.
✔ Specialised in pre-sales engineering involving quick requirement gathering and design of solution architectures in competitive environments.
✔ Deep understanding of the mobile ecosystem with strong contact record.
✔ Team building and leadership skills.
✔ Entrepreneurial and can-do spirit.
✔ Strong cross-cultural communications skills with live and work experience in France, Germany, USA and UK.


Current job


Professional Services - Technical Consultant / Sales Engineer

UK - Milton Keynes
2011/08 - present
AirWatch is a global provider and innovator of enterprise-grade smartphone security and mobile device management solutions. Positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011, AirWatch secures, monitors, manages and supports an enterprise's entire multi-platform fleet of mobile devices. As a technical consultant for EMEA, I am helping our customers and partners to leverage our products to meet their needs in mobile device management. This involves:
  • deployment of our products in complex business IT infrastructures
  • pre-sales demos and discussions with technical interlocutor
  • training on our products and their interaction with Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry devices
  • training of partners and resellers
  • technical support and troubleshooting


Georgia Institute of Technology more ...

Master of Science (M.Sc) in Electrical and Computer Engineering

USA - Atlanta, GA
2010 - 2011
Selection of completed courses:
  • Network security
  • Internet applications and services
  • Mobile applications and services
  • Fiber-optic networks
  • Coding theory and applications
  • Sensor networks
  • Healthcare IT (SOA architectures)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Quantum security of information

Each course involved a team project, see projects page for more details.
Teaching assistant for more than 100 students in the "ECE3076 Computer Communications" class, including networking labs.
Student GPA: 3.87.
Georgia Tech is ranked 4th best US engineering school in the 2011 U.S. News ranking.

Institut Télécom - Télécom Sudparis more ...

Diplôme d'ingénieur (Master's degree) in telecommunications
Specialization: mobile networks and multimedia services

France - Paris
2007 - 2009
Selection of completed courses:
  • IP Networks
  • Wireless networks
  • Propagation and signaling in telecommunications
  • NGN and IMS Services
  • Mobile networks architecture and protocols
  • SOA and service discovery

Master's final project: Decision algorithms for handling the handover between 3G and IEEE 802.11 networks. See projects page for more details.
Télécom Sudparis, member of the Institut Télécom, is one of the top French telecommunications schools and trains qualified engineers for most of the ICT jobs.
1 reference available upon request.

Lycée Champollion more ...

Preparatory classes in mathematics and physics for the French "Grandes Ecoles"

France - Grenoble
2005 - 2007

2-year of strong theoretic preparation in mathematics and physics for the competitive entrance examinations to the French "Grandes Ecoles".
Final project: design and benchmark of a doppler radar for measuring velocity.
1 reference available upon request.

International High School Europole more ...

Double high school degree: French Baccalauréat S and German Abitur

France - Grenoble
2001 - 2005

French Baccalauréat S - Mathematics and Physics, with honors (> 85%).
German Abitur with distinction, avg: 1.0 / 1.0.

Skills Distribution


BMW Group - BMW TeleServices more ...

Test and quality manager for telematic services and iPhone App designer

2010 - Munich
6-month intern.
Planning, organization and performing tests of innovative telematic services in the BMW ConnectedDrive department:
  • Teleservice BatteryGuard
  • “myBMW Remote” iPhone App for BMWs next electric vehicle (BMW ActiveE)
Functional and screen design of the 2nd Release of the “myBMW Remote” iPhone App (confidential).
Additional tasks:
  • Brainstorming about business models for future telematic services
  • Performance benchmark of BMW’s backend IT-infrastructure for providing telematic services

Developed skills: testing, Vehicle-2-Infrastructure communications, vehicle bus and communication systems (CAN, MOST, FlexRay), bus monitoring tools, IT-architecture for providing telematic services, IT project management (ITPM).
2 references available upon request.

Setics more ...

Telecom consultant for the french telecom regulation authority ARCEP

2009 - Paris
2-month intern.
Setics is a one of the main independent French consultancy firms dedicated to telecom.
Overview of the telecom consulting business. Developed projects:
  • Sub-loop unbundling for extending the DSL range: study of different technologies for bringing broadband Internet to customer's located in broadband blackspots
  • DSL cartography
  • Fiber-optic network design

Developed skills: MS Excel macros development, consulting project stages, DSL technology, fiber-optic network architecutre.

Wifirst more ...

Student project manager

2009 - Paris
2-month project
Wifirst is an Internet service provider specialized in the deployment of WiFi networks in student residences.
  • Technical and economical analysis of several DSL collecting methods in order to build a collecting network for more than 30 000 users
  • Project management (team of 5 students)

Developed skills: project management, backbone network architecture, negotiation with providers.

Webdesigner more ...

Self-employed (auto-entrepreneur)

2008 - present
Developed dozen of websites for student organization and companies. Examples of developed websites:

Developed skills: webdesign, database conception (MySQL, PostgreSQL), Photoshop, negotiation with customers, contract writing, administration of a small company.

France Telecom R&D/ Orange Labs more ...

C/C++ Software developer

2008 - Grenoble
2-month intern.
Project "Hostos-Geoloc" in the BIZZ/MUSE lab of France Telecom R&D.
I was responsible for the implementation of geometrical algorithms for placing WiFi-localized tags on a map:
  • Work on a Wi-Fi indoor localization platform
  • Development of a graphical application with the Qt Graphics View Framework

Developed skills: C/C++ development, multithreading, sockets, XML parsing, geometrical analysis algorithms.
1 reference available upon request.


Software & OS

  • MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project, OpenOffice
  • Matlab/Simulink, Wireshark, Sybase Power AMC Designer
  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MapInfo
  • Windows, Linux: Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuse

Student Community Life

  • Organization of several events on the Télécom Sudparis campus: concerts, gala evening, recruitment forums.
  • Guitar player in the musical "Carmen" of Telecom Sudparis.
  • AIESEC: Development of the Intranet for the world biggest student organization (local office)


  • Sports: Tennis, skiing, running.
  • IEEE student member