Carlos Placido

Experience in Leading-Edge Solutions

Carlos Placido founded Placido Consulting in 2004, bringing over ten years of Internet-age experience on the delivery of data / video / voice converged systems over satellite and terrestrial networks. He is known for his “out-of-the-box” analytical skills that allow him to find the right solutions to complex technology challenges.

Prior to founding Placido Consulting, Carlos led an R&D team of principal and senior engineers at the Intelsat Technical Laboratories in Washington, D.C. As the manager of data and video technology development initiatives, he was responsible for identifying and validating emerging video and data technologies for the potential introduction of new services and enhancement of existing ones. Carlos’ most recent activities have been in the areas of advanced video networks, IP television (IPTV), satellite multicasting and broadband. At Intelsat, he made significant contributions on video systems, Internet throughput enhancement, enterprise content delivery, IP/ATM quality of service and high-speed satellite LAN networks, with a patent-pending solution on multipoint satellite Ethernet networks.

Prior to joining Intelsat in 1999, Carlos was a specialist engineer with Telintar, the international carrier of Argentina, where he engineered and managed the implementation of a number of large infrastructure projects including satellite earth stations, transmission systems, digital carrier voice compression, switching and a mobile station for occasional-use international events. Prior to joining Telintar, he spent two years as a post-sales network support engineer at Impsat Fiber Networks.

Carlos holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business and an MS/BS engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires.