North Texas Leadership Development Academy
Where Business & Leadership meets

Team

20+ Years of Delivery

 

 

Founder

Dr. Raed Omar Sbeit

 
     

 

 

 

Globally Recognized IT & Network Technology Strategy Executive, Cyber Security Thought Leader, Business & Engineering Professor, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt & Author. Dr. Sbeit launched North Texas Leadership Development Academy to train, coach and mentor professionals on latest Leadership and Process Excellence skill sets to grow their careers.
Dr. Sbeit is a Senior Manager for NSS Enterprise Architecture & Service Delivery Automation Excellence team to ensure NSS continuously evolve solutions to meet changing demands, focused on identifying, vetting and implementing Architecture Strategies that will streamline DevSecOps, Agile, VCP Onboarding, End to End (E2E) Enterprise Software Architecture, Quality Engineering and Security Automation. Previously Dr. Sbeit instituted a Balanced Scorecard to measure the quality of IT Team that resulted in a 40% reduction of defects and delivering an annualized benefits exceeding $8M. Coached 12 Green Belt projects delivering an annualized benefit exceeding $5M. Trained hundreds in a Lean Six Sigma Process Excellence & Design and Innovation with the emphasis on MVP concepts & Agile Mindset. Dr Sbeit managed the delivery of the Frontier releases for 500 + applications with overall SLA Budget exceeding $90M while managing a globally diverse team of 45 members. 
Dr. Sbeit earned a Doctoral in Engineering Management and MS in Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU). He completed his Mechanical Engineering degree from American University of Beirut. He earned Executive Graduate Certificates in Strategic Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Negotiations and Leadership from the Cox School of Business at SMU.
Dr. Sbeit is an author of ~Telecom Mergers Economical and Technological Effects, Verizon As Case Study. Dr. Sbeit serves on the City of Irving Green Advisory Board, Irving Police Advisory Board and on other Professional and Educational Organizations.

Experience

Verizon, Global Network Systems Transformation Executive

January 2015 - Present

Senior Manager for NS Transformation Office. Lead Enterprise Architecture & Service Delivery Automation Excellence team to ensure NSS continuously evolve solutions to meet changing demands . The NSS Enterprise Architecture & Service Delivery team is focused on identifying, vetting and implementing Architecture Strategies that will streamline DevSecOps, Agile, VCP Onboarding, End to End (E2E) Enterprise Software Architecture, Quality Engineering and Security Automation. The NSS Enterprise Architecture & Service Delivery team will also engage in Contract Management, NSSi Onboarding, NSS Dashboard & KPI reporting, Innovation and Process Excellence.Senior Contracts Manager Strategic Network Architecture for Verizon Wireless Network Solution Services Team. 
•    Provide direction and support for all NSS initiatives including new projects and new service request from our customers. Managed the contracts for 60+ Vendors; overall Spend Budget exceeding $150M. 
•    Leading VZW Network Cost Transformation target of $10M savings in Contracts.
•      Managed a global team of 50+ IT employees and contractors across several international and domestic locations.
•    Awarded Verizon Leadership Ovation Award, 2011

Verizon, Senior Process Manager

January 2000 - 2015

Achieved $10M cost transformation reductions through instituting a Balanced Scorecard for SDLC Key functions.
Mentored 12 Green Belts and delivered $10M benefits through revenue generation and realization.
Lead an IT Transformation program through VLSS to transform our IT shop to an agile, continuous improvement organization. The project will deliver $10M benefits through improvement efficiency.
Generated new development products for VZ that focuses on latest innovative solutions.

Various Universities, Adjunct professor

January 2010 - Present

Teaching graduate course ”Monitoring, Auditing, Intrusion Detection, Intrusion Prevention, and Penetration Testing”. Teach CYBERSPACE AND CYBERSECURITY online course at UMUC. Rated as an Excellent Professor.

As an Adjunct Professor at UTD, Jindal School of Management (JSOM), Graduate School of Operation Research & IT Management Program, teaching a graduate course on Data Communications.

As an Adjunct Professor at UNT, Graduate School of Engineering Technology in MSES Graduate Program in Engineering Management Program, I have taught Product Quality, Project Management, Quality Management, Professional Presentations and Product Design and Technological Innovations
Rated as an Excellent Professor

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
D.E. Engineering Management
 
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
M.S. Software Engineering
 
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
B.E. Mechanical Engineering

AWARDS

Verizon Lean Six Sigma and VLSS Design Black Belt Graduate
Verizon Individual Leadership Achievement Award
2005 Verizon CIO Judy Splitz FTTP IT Outstanding Achievement Award. Best Paper in Cybersecurity Education Team work

CONTACT

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