Ahmed Gomaa is a Digital Transformation thought leader, with a proven record to lead large-scale, cross-functional technology innovation and commercialization projects using Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Distributed Ledger technologies.
His recent publications leverage cryptocurrencies, and blockchain solutions to enable new business models that engage stakeholders, increase efficiency, and improve customer experiences. Ahmed's work is cited in more than 25 granted patents to companies including IBM, British Telecom, Deloitte, Intel, Microsoft, and SAP, to name a few. He is a founding committee member of the National Student Data Corps (NSDC). In partnership with the Northeast Big Data Hub, the committee is responsible for planning, designing, and launching activities to teach data science nationally, with a focus on underserved communities. Prior to joining Academia, he founded a technology company analyzing millions of online documents for sentiment analysis. As a Forty under 40 NJ Business Journal Award winner, Fulbright specialist, NSF SBIR/STTR reviewer, NSF I-Corps mentor, and technical lead, he works closely with the industry. He serves as the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Scranton. He uses ScrantonCoin and The Wayne House as tools to foster learning by doing and to promote the University values in a controlled ecosystem running on the blockchain. Ahmed is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)SM. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. in Information Technology from Rutgers University, NJ. He earned his M.Sc and B.Sc in Accounting from Alexandria University, Egypt. (resume)