William Foy, RCDD, ESS, NTS, OSP, WD
Director, Solutions Architect, S2N Technology Group
7500 Old Georgetown Road * Bethesda, Maryland 20814 United States
Director, Solutions Architect at S2N Technology Group, a fully owned subsidiary of Clark Construction Group. Developing comprehensive solutions to complex communications and infrastructure requirements of a diverse customer base. Working all aspects of construction from design, design assist, implementation and commissioning, this position requires diverse, forward thinking openness to new ideas and technologies. With a client portfolio in many vertical markets including healthcare, higher education, commercial office space, museums, stadiums, arenas, and data centers, clients demand solutions to technological issues that are state of the art and customized to meet their specific needs. The Director, Solutions Architect, consults with clients on projects involving inside and outside plant structured cabling, electronic security, distributed antenna systems, nurse call, infant protection systems, RTLS, WiFi systems, and data centers. The role begins with client interviews to determine needs and moves throughout the project life cycle from conceptual design to commissioning. Close ties are developed and maintained with the ACE community as well as vendors and suppliers to stay appraised of the latest trends in construction, planning, and infrastructure design. This position is not only tied to the design and engineering role, but also to the implementation and construction of the completed solution. The Director, Solutions Architect is directly involved in the budgeting, bidding, and award phases of the technology implementation and construction process. Potential subcontractors are interviewed, evaluated, and briefed on project details to assure consistent scopes of work are provided to the implementation teams. Bids are evaluated, and budgets are reviewed before final awards are proffered. During implementation, the Director, Solutions Architect acts as liaison to the implementation teams to review RFI’s and submittals, to provided options and/or alternatives where needed. Finally, commissioning and test plans are developed and implemented with oversight of this position.
William Foy has been in the telecommunications industry for over 35 years. He is the Director, Solutions Architect for S2N Technology Group headquartered in Bethesda Maryland. In his role at S2N, Mr. Foy specializes, but is not limited to federal technology projects involving structured cabling, outside plant infrastructure, electronic security, distributed antenna systems, and WiFi systems. Mr. Foy’s extensive career includes positions in data center operations, software development, and telecommunications design and project management. Mr. Foy is certified by BICSI as an RCDD, NTS, OSP, WD, ESS specialist and is currently working to obtain is certification in data center design through BICSI’s DCDC program. Mr. Foy has worked on several publications for BICSI including the BICSI dictionary as well as on the editorial committee for the BICSI Electronic Safety and Security manuals. Mr. Foy is a former BICSI master instructor of the Electronic Safety and Security design specialty courses. Mr. Foy is often seen at the BICSI regional meetings, volunteering in any way necessary to help promote BICSI and its role in educating the telecommunications community. Prior to his current role at S2N, Mr. Foy was a Technical Systems Engineer for Panduit where he traveled extensively throughout the East coast developing telecommunications solutions for multiple vertical markets including education, hospitality, healthcare, and data centers. Mr. Foy maintains numerous relationships with manufacturers and distributors to stay abreast of the latest trends and technology in the industry. Outside of work, Mr. Foy is one of 12 children and is recently married to his long-time best friend of 21 years. He has two children of his own as well as four step children from his new bride. His interest includes home improvement, gardening, and hiking.
Involvement with BICSI activities, committee and membership:
BICSI Member since 1997, BICSI Dictionary contributor and editorial committee 1999, BICSI ESS manual editorial committee 2005, BICSI ESS manual editorial committee 2008, BICSI master Instructor 2009 – 2014, BICSI regional meetings volunteer support