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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 software engineer, consultant, and Microsoft Regional Director currently living in Cairo, Egypt. He acts a principal technical consultant in an Egyptian Microsoft Gold partner (Compu Pharaohs). Additionally, he is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Computers and Information at Helwan University. Moreover, Ahmed is an ISO advisory committee member for ISO JTC1.

Furthermore, Dr. Bahaa have been awarded many International awards in the ICT field. This includes but not limited to; the Golden Global Impact Award from Microsoft of Redmond-WA in USA as one of the top 60 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.

In 2010 Microsoft chose him as one of the top elite 100 IT worldwide thought leaders. Thus, he joined the Regional Directors Program as a representative of the Middle East & Africa. Up until April 2016, He had the pleasure of being the only representative of Africa in this group.

Ahmed has 20-years+ of experience in the ICT field with more than 87 projects that served the national, regional, and international levels. This includes Egypt's ICT indicators project that won first prize at the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) in December 2014 and Egypt's ICT dashboard project that won first prize of Public Service Administration (PSA) of the United Nations in 2013.”

In 2013, Dr. Bahaa was selected as a member in the Microsoft Customer Advisory Council (CAC) of the Cloud-Based load testing Microsoft product as one of the top 10 experts in this technology worldwide.

Ahmed Bahaa is a frequent expert and speaker in many international technical events including, but not limited to; TechEd Europe , TechEd Middle East Worldwide ALM Summit USA, Microsoft Visual Studio Launches, and other events that have been keynoted by Microsoft Corp's CEOs).

In 2014 the Microsoft MVP team posted an interview with him on the MVP award home page.

Ahmed is a father of two sons; Bahaa, and Omar.
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