About VAZA International

VAZA International was founded by Dr David E Probert with the following Mission :

              I.     "Pro Bono" Services: To provide innovative strategic business & technology support in partnership with my network of  international associates. VAZA Services are typically delivered  "Pro Bono" (No Fee) to International Development Agencies, leading Educational Establishments and recognised National & International Professional Institutions.

           II.      Emerging Technologies: To Create & Communicate Forecasts &  Practical Applications for Emerging Technologies. These include Real-Time Cybersecurity & Intelligent Surveillance, Multimedia Communications,  4G Mobile & Wireless Networks, Self-Organising Networks, A.I. and the "Internet of Things".

         III.      Sharing and Mentoring: To Share my Life-time Professional Experience, and to provide Mentoring in the fields of Cybersecurity for Critical Business Sectors, Artificial Intelligence, and Strategic Business Modelling,

During the last 35 years, Dr David E Probert has provided the vision & thought leadership for many successful projects:

·        Long Range Planning Model (LRPM) – The 1st Dynamic Strategic Planning Model for British Telecom that was developed during advanced management research  at Cambridge University during the late-1970’s. The model was used to support BT Board Level's strategic decision-making during "privatisation”.

·      UK Goverment Advisory Board: Member of the UK Government "Alvey" Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems during the early 1980s. This pioneering UK Technology Initiative led to the funding of collaborative AI Projects between Industry and UK Universities & Research Sector.

·        Computer Integrated Telephony (CIT) – Established and led British Telecom’s $50M EIGER Project during the mid-1980s’ to integrate computers with telephone switches (PABX’s). This resulted in the successful development and launch of CIT applications for global telemarketing operations.

·        Blueprint for Business Communities – Visionary Presentation for Digital Equipment Corporation during late-1980’s that included the creation of the “Knowledge Lens” &  “Community Networks”.

·        European Internet Business Group (EIBG) – Established and led Digital Equipment Corporation’s European Internet Group for 5 years, from 1994 to 1999. Projects included Internet Support  for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia & the Former Soviet Union. He was a member of the European Board for Academic & Research Networking (EARN/TERENA) from 1991 to 1998.

·        Supersonic Car (ThrustSSC) – Worked with Richard Noble OBE, and the Mach One Club to Launch & Manage the Multi-Media & eCommerce Operations for the World’s 1st Supersonic Car: ThrustSSC.

·        KolaNet – Established and led the KolaNet Project within the Arctic Kola Peninsula, Russia. This multi-national project run from 1992 to 1998 and provided Internet Communications, Web-Sites and Professional Training to Research and Government Institutions within both Russia and the Former Soviet Union. The primary applications for KolaNet were the monitoring of radioactivity from nuclear power plants and sea-borne reactors as well as other harmful industrial chemicals & heavy-metals.

·        Secure Wireless Networking – Business Director & VP for New Ventures to establish a portfolio of innovative secure wireless networking products with advanced technology partners from both UK and Taiwan. Dr Probert was also appointed as the New Products Director to a well-known UK Group plc in the networked security products sector prior to its successful acquisition by a major US corporation.

·        Professional Master Classes - National Cybersecurity & "Smart" Systems: In-Depth Lectures in National Cybersecurity & "Smart" Business Systems to UTECH, Jamaica & UITE, Armenia.

·        National Cybersecurity – Worked with International Development Agencies including USAID, EU/TACIS and UN/ITU.on eGovernment & Cybersecurity Missions in the Caucasian Countries of Armenia & Georgia. Publications & Proposals from these Regional AID Missions include the  "Roadmap for Real-Time Armenia" & "Cybersecurity for the Georgian Parliament & Government".

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Dr David E Probert is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and he has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mathematics (Bristol University), and PhD Degree from Cambridge University (Churchill College) in the field of Self-Organising Systems (“Evolution of Stochastic Automata”). His bio is included in the 2007-2016 Marquis Who's Who in the World.

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