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Ph.D. , Microsoft Regional Director , MCSD, MCDBA
Ahmed Bahaa Farid
1- Delivered a session in EDC 2016 that was keynoted by Microsoft CEO-Mr. Satya Nadella. 2- Delivered a Keynote speech of the IEEE\EED that has been co-keynoted by HE Egyptian Minister of CIT
Dr. Ahmed Bahaa (Ph.D. Holder) is a software engineer, consultant, and a Microsoft Regional Director(RD). currently living in Cairo, Egypt. He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Computers and Information - Helwan University, and a Principal Technical Consultant of a Gold Microsoft Partner in Egypt that is called CompuPharaohs. Moreover, Ahmed is an ISO advisory committee that is responsible of producing the official worldwide ISO Arabic versions of IT standards. He is the only Arab RD who is an active MVP worldwide. Dr. Bahaa has 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, the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for 12 years in a row in the software engineering, and cloud fields. This makes him the only Arabic IT expert across history to have this achievement (12+1) MVPs. Ahmed is one of only 8 people worldwide who has three recognition titles (being a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, and Phd holder) In 2010 Microsoft has chosen 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. Ahmed has 20-years+ of experience in the ICT field with more than 100 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 1st 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 that was held in USA, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, UK, Dubai, Kuwait, and Egypt and other events that have been keynoted by Microsoft Corp's CEOs, and VPs). In 2014 the Microsoft team posted an interview with him on the MVP award home page. Ahmed is a father of two sons; Bahaa, and Omar.