Dr. Naguib Attia was responsible for setting up IBM academic relations strategy, creating next generation global technical training programs in collaboration with universities, research institutions, and manage the overall award programs budgets. Previously, Attia was the VP& CTO of IBM Middle East and Africa. With over 25 years of industrial, manufacturing, research and academic experience, Attia has contributed to shape the development of IBM’s intellectual capital, industry insights and overall solution portfolio for IBM. His specializations include Cloud, Business Analytics, Security and Supply Chain optimization.
Attia was the chair of Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) Technical group, a Senior member of IEEE Computer Society, member of ChemIT and other industry organizations. Attia holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Essex, England.