John Parker is a founding director of Transfinite Systems. He has worked in the field of radio communications since 1990 and has a solid academic background in theoretical physics and an MBA with a specialisation in Financial Strategy.
John has a First Class degree in Astrophysics and a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics. His PhD concentrated on aspects of theoretical particle physics. After graduating he spent 18 months in post doctoral research and 6 months in simulation modelling of nuclear fast reactor cores, before beginning to work in the satellite communications industry at Eutelsat in 1990. He is an expert in radiocommunications and satellite communications systems analysis.
John worked on the original specification and development of the Visualyse product range in the early 1990s and has continued to support the VIsualyse user community since then. John has developed and delivered training courses for Transfinite and other training bodies. Courses cover Satellite Coordination procedure, theoretical elements of interference analysis, ITU-R structures and procedures as well as all technical aspects of Transfinite's software range.
John has in depth experience of the ITU-R process, having represented clients in Study Groups 4 and 3, Working Party 9D, JRG8/9, and also at the TIA in Washington. John's analytic ability is complemented by his experience in the international arena and ability to present a technical case clearly and authoritatively
John also works as a business advisor and mentor to SMEs and start-ups, providing support in company formation and in the definition of routes to market for innovative products and services.