Dr. Sam Arafeh, is the founder and principal consultant at www.ieSEAM.com, a 40+ years practitioner whose experience impacted 1,000+ recipients in 200+ high profile organizations such as Mobil Exon, NASA, US Government, State of California, City of Los Angeles, Arab National Bank, US Airforce, Saudi National Guard, Saudi Arabia Navy, ARAMCO, Boeing, Yahoo, Kellogg, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton among others. His focus is deploying emerging new technologies of Big Data, Cloud and Analytics to Medium and Large Enterprises to “Maximize Enterprise Performance” in terms of Lower Cost, Waste and Risk while Increasing Revenue, Profit and Equity.”

 

He provides management and technical services in Enterprise Analysis, Strategic Planning and Project Management for the US and the Middle East Federal & States Governments, Public and Private enterprises. He managed and directed Enterprise applications, spearheading web based development including Corporate Mission applications via Marketing, Sales & Operations functionalities, from inception through implementation in the US and the Middle East.

 

He has total experience in enterprise architecture, analysis, strategic planning, business organization, development and management. One of his applications was a Web based Marketing Communication/Branding and Operation serving 1,000 offices and 5,000 users involving 80 headcount of marketing, sales, technical, operations and financing experts for 4 years.

 

He served on boards of directors and advisors; assessing business plans and conducting business ventures’ technical, financial, management, marketing, feasibility, and due diligence. He was one of top executives at www.RemedyStaff.com, as a Chief Technology Officer, who took public the 30-years old company in 1996. He is a former “Professor and Researcher” at the University of California www.UCI.edu for 15 years, and published 40+ research papers. He was on the “Executive Committee” of the largest Angels Investment Group in the USA www.TechCoastAngels.com helping entrepreneurs reach their goals.

 

He is a director at www.TaprootFoundation.org, one the largest US non-profit organization, helping other non-profit organizations maximize their performance in contributing to society. He is an active community member helping the youth, young professionals and the disadvantaged, in the US and Middle East, to reach their goals. He is a senior member of the American Egyptian Scholars since 1975. He earned his B.Sc. E.E. from Ain-Shams University, Egypt and his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University, SMU www.SMU.edu in the USA.

He is located in Los Angeles with his 80% engagements in the USA, and his 20% engagements Internationally.

Research & Publications

 

TEXTBOOKS:

1. “Systems Models" S.A. Arafeh in: "Advances in Control and Dynamic Systems." C.T. Leondes, (Editor). Academic Press.

 

2. "Hierarchical Statistical State Estimation & Parameters Identification in Large-Scale Systems."  H.G. Sing & A. Titli (Editors). North Holland Publishing Co.

 

3. "Multilingual Software Tools." S.A. Arafeh and S.A. Abu-Mostafa in: "Computers and Languages." Pierre A. MacKay, (Editor). Hemisphere Publishing Corp., New York.

 

 

REPORTS:

 

1. “Next Generation eBusiness Infrastructure Strategic Planning, Assessment & Recommendations.” California Public Employee Retirement System. Sacramento, California, 2000.

 

2. “A Re-Engineering Study Report For Remedy’s Mission Critical Applications & New Technology Infrastructure.” Prepared for Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Aliso Viejo, California, 1996.

 

3. “Information Technology Business – A Quantitative & Qualitative Assessment Report.” Prepared for Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Aliso Viejo, California, 1996.

 

4. “A Technology Assessment Report For Remedy’s Strategic Applications Architecture, Design, Implementation Framework.” Aliso Viejo, California, 1995.

 

5. “Multilingual Automated Financial Accounting & Reporting System.” Prepared for Mobil Oil Corporation, Fairfax, Virginia, 1990.

6. "Software Vendor Qualification: Cycle, Factors, Metrics, Elements and Evaluation'. Prepared for the U.S. Air Force, Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, 1982.

 

7. “'Incremental-Build Concepts of Software Development - A Rapid Prototyping Approach." Prepared for the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, 1981.

 

8. “A Generalized Simulation Tool for the Evaluation of Current and Future USAF-SD Software Development Processes". Prepared for the U.S. Air Force, Aerospace Corporation, 1981.

 

9. “Satellite Global Positioning & Identification System - Computers Network & Data Bases Simulation Software Package." Prepared for the LJ.S. Navy, Hughes Corp., Fullerton, 1980.

 

10. “Advanced Energy Storage & Distribution System - Research Assessment & Problems Identification." Prepared for the Department of Energy, Jet Propulsion Labs, Pasadena, 1979.

 

11. “Real-Time Contingencies Simulation, Analysis and Control - Development, Design and Implementation." Prepared for PEPCO Utility’s Electric Power System, Boeing, 1974.

 

 

PAPERS:

 

 

  1. Arafeh. A. S. and Arafeh S. A., “Business Process Management iHealthcare."The case of “Continuous Performance Improvement.” A.E.A.S Conference, Cairo, Egypt, 2013.
     

  2. Arafeh, S.A. and Fathy, Tarik, “On the Means to Mitigate Traffic Congestion in Egypt.” A.E.A.S Conference, Cairo, Egypt, December 2012. 
                                 

  3. Arafeh, S.A., “Business Stakeholders Team Roles for Enterprise Analysis – Effective Work Division Strategy.” Global Knowledge, Cary, North Carolina, September 2010.
     

  4. Arafeh, S.A., “Project Management Best Practices For Maximum Performance - Effective Integration of Multiple Disciplines.” Global Knowledge, Cary, North Carolina, April 2010
     

  5. Arafeh, S.A., "Enterprise Analysis, Development & Management Using Best Practices for Maximum Performance”. Global Knowledge, Cary, North Carolina, December 2008.
     

  6. Hosni, H.A. and Arafeh, S.A., “Healthcare Global Tourism Business In Egypt.” A.E.A.S Conference, Cairo, Egypt, December 2008. 
     

  7. Arafeh, S.A., "The American Egyptian Business & Investment - The Best, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly". A.E.A.S Conference, Long Beach, California, December 2007.
     

  8. Arafeh, S.A., "Helping to Employ the Egyptian Disadvantaged - A Matchmaker System for the Unemployed & Misemployed ". A.E.A.S Conference, Long Beach,  December 2007.
     

  9. Hussein, N. and Arafeh, S.A., "Local & Expatriate Effort To Develop A Startup Business - A Case in Point: Dar Al Tarjama". A.E.A.S Conference, Cairo, Egypt, December 2006.
     

  10. Arafeh, S.A., "The Software Role in Computers". Computer Processing & Transmission, Kuwait, April 1985
     

  11. Miller, M.D. and Arafeh, S.A., "Incremental Build for Software Development - A Rapid Prototyping Approach". Aerospace Corporation Publication, January 1981
     

  12. Miller, M.D. and Arafeh, S.A., "Software Vendor Qualification: Cycle, Factors, Metrics, Elements and Evaluation" Aerospace Corporation Publication, January 1982
     

  13. Arafeh, S.A.,'A Generalized Simulation Tool for the Evaluation of Current and Future USAF- SD Software Development Processes'. Aerospace Corporation, September 1981.
     

  14. Arafeh, S.A., and Schinzinger, R.E., "Estimation Algorithms for Large-Scale Systems." IEEE- PES Transactions, 1978.
     

  15. Arafeh, S.A., Kilmer, R.E. and Rumbaugh, J.H., "Closed-Loop Computer Control of Systems." IEEE-PES Transactions, July/August 1977.
     

  16. Arafeh, S.A., "On the Implementation of Large-Scale Information and Control Centers". IEEE Canadian Communication and Power Proceeding, October 1976.
     

  17. Arafeh, S.A., "Real-Time Interactive Management Systems". Proceeding of the International Information Sciences and Systems, Patras, Greece, 1976.
     

  18. El-Shaer, H. and Arafeh, S.A., "Computer-Based Real-Time National Control Center for the Unified Egyptian Network". A.E.A.S. Proceeding, Cairo, Egypt, 1976.
     

  19. Abdel-Wahed, F. and Arafeh, S.A., "On the Coordination of the Commodities Transportation Systems". A.E.A.S. Proceeding, Cairo, Egypt, 1976.
     

  20. Arafeh, S.A., De Smith, W.E. and Greening, C.P., "A Corporate Community Early Career Guidance Service Program". IEEE - Frontiers in Education Proceeding, 1976.
     

  21. Moustafa, M.E. and Arafeh, S.A., "Management Information System for Optimum Pricing.' A.E.A.S Proceeding, Cairo, Egypt, 1974.
     

  22. Arafeh, S.A., "Modern Management Information and Control Systems". A.E.A.S. Proceeding, Cairo, Egypt, 1974.