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+ Candace G., Administrative Specialist, SEMCON
"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Jay in engineering, verification, integration and test group activities at the Federal Aviation Administration. He is a top-notch telecom professional with significant network experience and great technical skills.

Soon after joining the FAA, Jay's talent and knowledge was recognized and he was placed as Team Manager. Jay was instrumental in developing and managing a staff of professionals that provided superior technical support for various FAA teams while simultaneously staying focused on management and company objectives.

Jay has been the technical driving force not only for the Enterprise Product Support Team and for the Telecommunication Support Group but most importantly for the FAA Telecommunication Infrastructure (FTI), which is an extremely critical program for the NAS.

His attention to detail and strong work ethic coupled with his natural business acumen make him a huge asset to any organization. I am proud to call myself a peer to someone who sets the bar so high." January 26, 2011

+ Tony C., Principle Member Engineering Staff, SES Engineering
"I worked with Jay on a major TP TV implementation program for SES. Jay's technical prowess is impressive but even more so is his dedication and his work ethic. Jay consistently did whatever it would take to get a job done or complete a particular task." December 18, 2008

+ Bill B., VP Media Strategies, SES Americom
"Besides technical competency, Jay is a willing guy who has taken on lots of new IP application issues and solved them for us. He has been a reliable and thorough contributor to leading edge systems development." December 13, 2008

+ Christopher K., Principal Member Engineering Staff, SES Americom
"Jay is an extremely knowledgeable Network Engineer. His vast knowledge base enables him to provide immediate solutions to problems or requests. His expertise aided our team in a swift roll out for a VoIP and Internet service for Maritime applications. In this project, he took lead on the network design piece and led the effort to resolve any problems that arose. With his knowledge and dedication, Jay is a highly dependable coworker." December 3, 2008

+ Kelly D., Principle Engineer - Terrestrial Systems Engineering, SES Americom
"Jay came into the company at a time of transition where the IP network needed better documentation and we were attempting to revisit configurations and defining architecture to support several new drivers in the requirements. Within days, he met the challenge and adopted full responsibility to quickly instill leadership across many interconnecting networks. A real service to the company." November 12, 2008

+ Indra K., Principal Engineer, SES Americom
"Jay is a talented network engineer who brought an attention to details for networking elements in satellite communications systems/ Maritime mobile broadband and IP Prime designed by the SES terrestrial systems engineering group. He has an approach of persistently pursuing the architecture of the network in a highly organized manner until a stable network is achieved. His hands-on skills with Firewalls, switches, routers, IP backbone and optical backbone is highly professional. Jay will be an asset to any team putting together a communications network." November 7, 2008

+ William M., Principal Member Engineering Group, SES Americom
"Jay was brought on board at SES Americom while I was working on the IP Prime project as a primary engineer. The project was in need of IP Networking experts to assist in several areas. Jay stepped in and provided this expertise in a professional and dedicated manner. Many of the networking elements of the IP Prime system benefitted from Jay's input, and it was a pleasure to work with him." November 5, 2008

+ Peter C., Sales Manager, Furukawa America, Inc.
"Jay always showed a very professional outlook to internal and external customers. I appreciated his tireless and genuine efforts to close action items to satisfy the customers. Jay's attitude and his willingness to meet goals are his great talents." April 2, 2009

+ Tony J., Optical Sales Engineer, Nortel
"I worked with Jay while at Nortel. Jay was a Sr. Network Architect and soon became a Sales Engineer. During that time he worked with the Optical, Data, Voice and Wireless divisions. Jay is a team player who will role up his sleeves and help out his coworkers." November 5, 2008

+ Stanley T., ADVA Optical Networking
"We were bringing a new product for our Network Core and Jay was a great help to us with the product and was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him." December 9, 2008

+ Edward Caulfield, Director, Global Technical Support, ADVA AG Optical Networking
"I worked with Jay and supported him from Germany. Jay was always a pleasure to work with - friendly, sincere, well informed and consistent in his execution." November 7, 2008

Informatics Management

Rupal Thakkar, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Informatics Solutions LLC since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (focusing: Economics, Business Management and Accounting) from Gujarat University, India. Ms. Thakkar also is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Ms. Thakkar is a professional business administrator who brings 12 years of core program/project life cycle management including business and technology background in industries such as Pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, financial and Investment banking services, and web-based technology consulting experience to Informatics Solution LLC. She develops primary goals, operating plans, policies, and short and long range objectives for the organization. She is responsible for the vision, growth strategy, and total leadership of the business. She provides general oversight of Informatics Solutions' activities including fiscal activities, budgeting, business initiatives, consulting program development and resources. She assures that the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders. Throughout her career she has consistently demonstrated proficiency contributing to business operations and systems improvement in both internal and client facing consulting roles.

Jay Thakkar, President and Co-founder of Informatics Solutions LLC since 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Science from Gujarat University, India and M.S in Telecommunication Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ; He also holds several industries recognized certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cicso Certified Network Professional (CCNP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Mr. Thakkar is a pioneer leader and strategist with over 18 years' experience in the Information Technology, Telecommunication, Systems and Security engineering, software development, storage application, Broadband Cable infrastructure, Wireless, IPTV and VoIP technology, Optical backbone, RF/UHF/VHF and Satellite communications and business management, technical talent and analytical expertise in overseeing technology improvement initiatives and aligning information service with business goals. He has leveraged his experience in the design of Informatics Solutions, LLC innovative products and services. His vision is that prudent, practical IT solutions can be cost effectively achieved and sustained. Consistent with his vision, Informatics Solutions provide complete knowledge transfer throughout engagements; empowering clients to maintain their program. He is experienced with leading enterprise-wide implementations that streamline operations, optimize productivity, and introduce systems efficiencies in a cost effective manner. Well regarded for the ability to drive processes; develop and motivate high-performance teams; an articulate presenter with outstanding interpersonal skills; He has held positions with such companies as Cardinal Systems, AT&T, ADVA Optical, Nortel Networks, Fitel Technologies (Born from "Furukawa Information Technologies and Telecommunications,"), Ses-Americom (previously known as RCA Americom/GE Americom), SEMCON and STG Technologies (Serving the Federal Aviation Administration).