Chief Technology Officer
ST Engineering iDirect
Frederick Simoens is the chief technical officer at ST Engineering iDirect, where he is responsible for the oversight of all technology decisions and serves to drive the strategic direction for product development, technology alliances, plus mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Simoens worked at Newtec where he launched the DVB-S2X standard within Newtec’s platform, and in 2015, he became VP of product management, which led to a promotion to CTO. His key areas of expertise include physical layer technologies, satellite communications and digital modems. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Ghent and is the author of 40+ publications. Simoens obtained a Master degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. degree in digital communications, both from the University of Ghent. He is currently pursuing an MBA degree at the Vlerick Business School.