Naguib Attia, Former Distinguished Engineer and VP, IBM Global University Programs
Dr. 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, Dr. 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 twenty-five years of industrial, manufacturing, research and academic experience, Dr. 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.
Dr Attia holds a Ph.D. Computer Science from University of Essex, England. Dr. Attia has a rich academic background with assignments from Chair, Computer Science Departments of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, The American University in Cairo, Egypt and University of Essex, England. He has actively published several papers in different journals and has presented papers and lectures at many international conferences.
Dr. Attia Naguib was the chair of Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) Technical group, a Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE), member of ChemIT, and other industry organizations.