Refernces and Reviews

Testimonies from Industry's Top Executives and Experts

"Ahmed is an incredibly smart and insightful security professional. He understands security and attacks at the deepest levels yet can apply solutions practically. Articulate and purpose-driven, Ahmed is a valuable asset to any company who cares about security."

Stuart McClure, CEO/President, Founder at Cylance, Inc.

"I worked with Ahmed on several advanced security technologies that provided a unique and valuable synergy between hardware and software. Ahmed applied his deep security knowledge and deftly integrated his knowledge of Intel architectures to help guide our joint work. Ahmed is a pleasant person to work with working very well in a collaborative team manner. He provides both detailed input as well as an excellent high level vision of the objective while remaining agile to readjust as the program proceeds given the inevitable twists and turns. I high recommend Ahmed."

Jerry Bautis, VP and GM, New Devices Group, Intel Corporation

 "It is clear from my interactions with Ahmed since he joined Citrix that he is an extremely innovative thinker. He takes the time to listen to the business and technical challenges faced by customers and partners before proposing thoughtful solutions and approaches. As important, Ahmed recognize that one company cannot do everything. He works in a highly collaborative way to initially nurture and subsequently strengthen/broaden ecosystems. Three specific initiatives come to mind during our time working together: Ahmed participated in the launch of the first 64-bit ARM based silicon optimized for use in servers (Applied Micro's silicon). Ahmed was Citrix's executive sponsor and led their participation and engagement in Linaro. Ahmed has driven Citrix's product roadmap to bring Xen software to the ARM architecture 

Ian Ferguson, VP of WorldWide Marketing and Strategic Alliances, ARM

"Ahmed is a gifted security professional with the exceptional breadth of knowledge about computer security. I had a privilege to work with him on multiple projects and it was always a pleasure. His focus on the goal along with the professionalism and communication always yields great results."

Prof. Igor Muttik, Anti-Malware Industry Guru

"Ahmed is an innovative architect always thinking about disruptive technologies. We worked together on two completely different security solutions, while Ahmed was the CTO leading advanced technology group; and the solutions were as interesting as the debates/ discussions we had thinking through those. Ahmed challenges traditional thinking and enables organizations to think different. Great resource to have on any team."

Shailaja K. Shankar Senior Vice President, Consumer and Mobile, Intel Security