Naguib Attia

Naguib Attia

VP, IBM Global University Programs, IBM

Dr. Naguib Attia is a Distinguished Engineer and VP of IBM Global University Programs. He is responsible for setting up IBM academic relations strategy, creating next generation global technical training programs in collaboration with universities and research institutions and managing the overall award programs budgets. Previously, Attia was the VP & CTO of IBM Middle East and Africa. He was responsible for inventing and leading technical solutions for MEA as well as leading the Africa Skills Initiative. With over 25 years of industrial, manufacturing, research and academic experience, Attia has contributed to shaping the development of IBM’s intellectual capital, industry insights and overall solution portfolio. His specializations include Cloud, business analytics, security and supply chain optimization.

Attia has a rich academic background with assignments as Chair, Computer Science Departments of Johnson C. Smith University, The American University in Cairo and University of Essex, England. He has published several papers in different journals and has presented papers and lectures at many international conferences.
Attia was the chair of Aerospace Industry Association (AiA) Technical group, a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society, and a member of ChemIT, amongst other industry organizations.

Attia holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Essex, England.

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