Kamran Ahsan

With professional experience of 25 years in ICT, Kamran Ahsan brings demonstrated achievements in building, transforming and accelerating business plans by propelling technological, financial and people performance. He offers a unique combination of technology and business acumen with a credible track-record in serving public and private sectors and service provider organizations in the Middle East, North America and Pakistan. He specializes in strategic planning, product development, GTM execution, curating synergy through partnerships, customer advocacy and acquisitions for multi-fold growth.

A senior leader of e& enterprise (formerly Etisalat Digital), Kamran built the Cybersecurity business from ground-up, commercially grew the practice in six years with 20X revenue, architected one of the most strategic acquisitions of cybersecurity in the region and successfully
led the M&A integration process resulting in 25% market share. In his interim management assignment in 2020, he served as a CTO of UAE Trade Connect (UTC), UAE’s first and only national trade finance network powered by Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technology – DLT)
and AI.

Under this responsibility, he and his team built technology, security and operations units and successfully industrialized the platform.
In his current role, Kamran is tasked with establishing and running the AI & Smart Data Business managing product development, GTM, data science and technical architecture teams. He is building AI capabilities around people, platforms, portfolio and partnerships – an ecosystem
powered by a unique service stack and geared for delivering verticalized AI Solutions with faster time to value and measurable ROI.

Kamran earned a Masters in Applied Science degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada. He has been a frequent keynote speaker on Digital Transformation with emphasis on Cyber Security and AI in local and international summits.

Kamran is a Certified CISO, a Certified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer and holds professional certifications in ISO 27001 and IT Governance (COBIT).