Professional Endorsements:

Outstanding Leader

Outstanding Leader

"Ahmed is an outstanding leader of product management with a particular expertise in the area of GIS and location intelligence. Whilst leading the location intelligence product line at MapInfo/PB he successfully launched several key strategic products and was instrumental in helping define the companies on-premise vs SaaS product offerings. He is a spokesperson for the GIS industry, extremely knowledgeable and an asset to any organization." — John O'Hara, President, Pitney Bowes Software

Knowledge and Passion

Knowledge and Passion

“The two words that immediately came to mind in meeting Ahmed and our ensuing discussion on Urban Planning were; knowledgeable and passionate. It’s readily apparent that from his many years of research and field work Ahmed is acutely aware of the roles and needs of planning and development agencies. His passion for the science of community planning and development allow him to fully exploit his experience and expertise in his role.” — Mark McCoy, Industry Manager- Insurance, Esri

Positive, Determined and Driven

Positive, Determined and Driven

“Ahmed is one of the most positive, determined and driven individuals I have ever met. He is extremely motivated in bettering himself and his community. His extensive and dynamic education and experience has led to numerous endeavors, conferences, and publications. He is a hard worker who is well respected by his colleagues and friends. His character is one of high standards, which he sets for himself to live by and for others to look up to and admire.” — Laura Watkins, the City of Austin

Groundbreaking Innovator

Groundbreaking Innovator

“Ahmed is an experienced and creative person whose professionalism and attention to detail made him an invigorating and rewarding colleague. His level of knowledge and broad understanding of Urban Planning , GIS, design, and economics always served the software development process quite well, with the products we built together always pushing the boundaries of the disciplines mentioned above. I hope to work with him again one day!” — Matthew Baker, Spatial Information Manager

Industry Relationship Builder

Industry Relationship Builder

“Ahmed is a GIS professional with extensive industry knowledge. It was a pleasure working with Ahmed, knowing that if he was on the team, he would drive business to successful completion. A personable, dedicated relationship builder, he'll make an asset to any company.” — Kevin Hodson, Pitney Bowes

True Thought Leader

True Thought Leader

“Ahmed is a talented and energetic industry manager. His insights, writings and presentations are outstanding. He is a true thought leader. His contributions at team meetings are thoughtful, direct and valuable for all of us. We at Esri are proud to have him on the Industry Solutions Team.” — Bill Meehan, Director, Utility Solutions, Esri

Clear Communicator

Clear Communicator

“One of the things that continues to impress me about Ahmed is his consistent ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, at both the technical level and the executive level. Ahmed is a very clear communicator. He has the ability to understand geo-spatial technology and how it can be applied to the various fields of environmental design (planning, urban design, landscape architecture, architecture, etc.).” — William R. Miller, Director, GeoDesign Systems, Esri

Insight and Experience

Insight and Experience

“Ahmed is highly experienced in applying geospatial technologies to a wide variety of disciplines. His broad experience both in the public and private sector give him insight into the drivers of decision making. This practical understanding allows Ahmed to examine issues from many different angles and thus provide customers with the best possible solutions. It is a pleasure working with Ahmed.” — Shannon McElvaney, Manager, GeoDesign Services, Esri

Managerial and Diplomatic Talent

Managerial and Diplomatic Talent

“Ahmed brings a wealth of managerial and diplomatic talent to any organization. A well-honed professional, Ahmed provided a difficult to find skill set to the University of Texas IT Dept. His work with mapping the complex university wireless infrastructure was outstanding and earned him the accolades and respect of his colleagues. He is well liked by all. I heartily endorse this talented individual. I look forward to great things from Ahmed...a colleague and friend.” — David Ocean, HR, UTexas

Productivity, Ingenuity & Dedication

Productivity, Ingenuity & Dedication

“Ahmed’s productivity, ingenuity, enthusiasm, and dedication is truly astounding. He took us from a rough concept to the entire main campus imported into the GIS system in less than a year—with stops along the way to support other research projects.” — William Green, Director, Information Technology Services at The University of Texas

A Breadth of Experience and Skills

A Breadth of Experience and Skills

“Ahmed has a breadth of experience and skills to offer. His major skills are in GIS, urban design, and computer graphics. But he also offers much more, because of his research interests and his broad experience. My personal experience with Ahmed was that of someone able to confront challenges and succeed in an unfamiliar environment. His ongoing string of achievements continues to amaze me.” — Robert B. Olshansky, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

No Less Than Excellence

No Less Than Excellence

“Ahmed sets high expectations of himself and his environment. He is very competitive and always aims for his best performance. Ahmed is very hard working and persistent in his objectives in that he settles for no less than excellence.” — Zorica Nedovic-Budic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Managerial and Diplomatic Talent

“Ahmed brings a wealth of managerial and diplomatic talent to any organization. A well-honed professional, Ahmed provided a difficult to find skill set to the University of Texas IT Dept. His work with mapping the complex university wireless infrastructure was outstanding and earned him the accolades and respect of his colleagues. He is well liked by all. I heartily endorse this talented individual. I look forward to great things from Ahmed...a colleague and friend.” — David Ocean, HR, UTexas