Meet Dr. Shahid Mian – Pioneering Enterprise Architect and Advocate for Diversity

We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Shahid Mian, a certified Enterprise Architect, Chartered Engineer, and Fellow of the Institute of Directors, as the newest member of our esteemed Women Empowering Defence (WED) community. Dr. Mian’s impressive career journey and unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion make him a valuable addition to our growing network.

A Journey of Excellence and Expertise

Dr. Mian’s career journey is a testament to his dedication to excellence. He began as a graduate engineer at Cogent Defence & Security Networks in 1997, where he honed his skills and expertise in managing and delivering projects, both in the enterprise and military communications systems domains. Over the years, he progressed through the ranks, earning recognition as a Senior Network Engineer before taking on the role of Consulting Systems Engineer at BAE Systems in 2007.

Not content with merely professional accomplishments, Dr. Mian pursued academic excellence alongside his career. In 2003, he completed a PhD at Cardiff University, delving into state-of-the-art network traffic models for multimedia networks. His contributions to this field were notable, resulting in sole-author journal publications in prestigious journals like the IET and IEEE.

Empowering Enterprises through ITSUS Consulting

In 2009, Dr. Mian co-founded ITSUS Consulting with a vision to provide exceptional consultancy services to enterprises and government organizations. Under his leadership as Managing Director, ITSUS Consulting has forged partnerships with industry giants such as Airbus Defence & Space, Dstl, General Dynamics, and more. These collaborations have led to groundbreaking innovations and solutions in the realm of enterprise and military communications.

Dr. Mian’s commitment to excellence extends beyond project delivery. He has championed best practices within the company, including obtaining certifications like ISO 9001, Cyber Essentials, and Cyber Essentials Plus. Currently, he is leading the charge towards ISO 27001 accreditation, highlighting his dedication to maintaining the highest standards of quality and security.

A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Shahid Mian’s support for WED is rooted in his deep belief in diversity and inclusion. As he passionately states, “WED provides the perfect platform to support the many talented women in my organisation, and across the industry, with creating that better tomorrow.” His commitment to fostering a more inclusive future aligns seamlessly with WED’s mission to empower and elevate women within the defence sector.

Join Us in Welcoming Dr. Shahid Mian

We are excited to welcome Dr. Shahid Mian to our vibrant and dynamic WED community. His wealth of experience, academic achievements, and dedication to diversity and inclusion make him an invaluable asset as we work together to drive positive change within the defence and security sectors.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and insights from Dr. Mian as he shares his expertise and experiences with our community. Together, we are stronger, and together, we empower change.

Empower. Elevate. Excel.

Warm regards,

Team WED

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