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Ahmed Bahaa Farid
Ahmed Bahaa has delivered a session in the EDC 2016 that has been keynoted by Microsoft CEO - Mr. Satya Nadella.
Dr. Ahmed Bahaa is a as principal technical consultant in an Egyptian Microsoft Gold partner (Compu Pharaohs). Additionally, he is A. Professor in the Faculty of Computers and Information – Helwan University. Moreover, Dr. Ahmed is an ISO advisory committee member for ISO JTC1. In 2010 Microsoft has ranked Ahmed as one of the top elite 100 IT worldwide thought leaders thus, he joined the Regional Directors group as a representative of Middle East & Africa. Till this now, he is the only African member in this group allover the world. Ahmed has a 20-years of experience in ICT field, and more than 87 projects that served the national, and regional levels (including Egypt's ICT indicators project that won the first prize of the ITU in December 2014, and Egypt's ICT dashboard project that won the first prize of Public Service Administration (PSA) of the United Nations for in 2013. Both projects have been won under the name of Egypt. Furthermore, He has been awarded many International awards in the ICT field. This includes but not limited to; the Golden Global Impact award from Microsoft Corp in Redmond-WA in USA as one of the top 50 worldwide technology influencers in 2010 , the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for ten years in a row in the software engineering field with an additional MVP in Microsoft Azure. This makes him the only Arabic IT expert across history to have this achievement (10+1) MVPs.. Dr. Bahaa has been selected as a member in the Microsoft customer Advisory Council of the Cloud-Based load testing Microsoft product as one of the top 10 experts in this technology worldwide.He is a frequent expert and speaker in international technical events including, but not limited to; TechEd Europe 2007 and 2008 in Barcelona-Spain, TechEd Europe 2009, 2010 in Berlin-Germany, TechEd Middle East 2011 in Dubai-UAE, TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam-Netherlands, Worldwide ALM Summit 2013 in Redmond, WA- USA, Microsoft Visual studio 2013 Launch in Burj Khalifa- Dubai, and MDC 2016 (keynoted by the CEO of Microsoft Corp). In 2014, Microsoft has considered Dr. Ahmed Bahaa as a prominent worldwide technical community leader and posted an interview with him on the home page of the MVP award. Ahmed is a father of two sons; Bahaa, and Omar.