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Beautifully Autistic -Enabled to make a difference: What did my children teach me about life, business, and innovation?


​I never thought I would have an Autistic child, much less three. For parents with a child with Autism, having three children on the spectrum is unimaginable. Nothing prepared me for the news or the daily challenges that my sons would face in all aspects of life. 

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Interview with the News Gazette: “University of Illinois | 150 Years & Beyond



Anyone looking for Ahmed Abukhater during his days as an urban and regional planning master’s student could usually find him in one of two places.

There was the obvious one — the second-floor computer lab at Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, where he prepared for a career in technology that's led him to Denver. There, he's Boeing's point person for digital flight optimization, navigation, airspace and crew.

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Dr. Ahmed Abukhater, Faculty Expert, University at Albany, State University of New York



Expertise:  21st century urban development; resource access and allocation; conflict prevention and resolution; environmental planning; social justice; community design; water resources and international development planning

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Siliconangle Magazine: "Operational Intelligence: Using Big Data To Cut Through The Noise"

June, 2013


In a series begun yesterday, SiliconANGLE is providing overviews of some of the key presentations scheduled for next week’s MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts

All 4 Palestine: Dr. Ahmed Abukhater, athlete, environmentalist, business executive, geographer, and author  

August, 2013


Dr. Ahmed Abukhater, GISP, is the first athlete to represent Palestine at the World Association of Bench pressers and Dead lifters (WABDL) World Powerlifting Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2006. 

Interview with the Geospatial World Magazine: “Operational Location Intelligence is critical”

August, 2013


Dr. Ahmed Abukhater, Global Director of Product Management at Pitney Bowes, defines himself as a GIS person at heart. In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Ahmed talks about how “Operational Location Intelligence” has been a differentiator for Pitney Bowes

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Dr. Ahmed Abukhater: Author, Business Executive, and Record-setting Athlete

​IMEU July, 2013

Interview with the Institute for Middle East Understanding: “Dr. Ahmed Abukhater: Author, Business Executive, and Record-setting Athlete”

Interview: Autodesk and Pitney Bowes Partnership –

Bridging the Gap…Meeting the Challenge
Eric van Rees, Geoinformatics Magazine July, 2012

Dr. Ahmed Abukhater, Global Director of Product Management at Pitney Bowes talks about the recent partnership between Autodesk and Pitney Bowes, as well the choice of solutions for various stages of the project lifecycle.

Interview: Pitney Bowes, Autodesk, TomTom Team on GIS, Infrastructure and BIM Projects
Directions Magazine, April 18th 2013

Pitney Bowes, Autodesk and TomTom have teamed up to offer a solution that helps analyze and manage capital assets. Pitney Bowes' global director of product management, Ahmed Abukhater, answered our questions about the partnership and their integrated technology solutions.

Interview: Pitney Bowes, Autodesk, TomTom Team on GIS, Infrastructure and BIM Projects
Matt Ball, June 10th 2013

Pitney Bowes teamed with Autodesk in January of 2012 to bring their GIS and BIM/CAD products more closely together. The partnership has been focused on technology integration, and has rolled out several  solutions, including one focused on state and local government and community  assessments of capital assets. Informed Infrastructure editor Matt Ball spoke recently to Ahmed Abukhater, global director of product management at Pitney Bowes, about the ongoing integration effort, and the ideas behind the tighter integration.

Ahmed Abukhater … Thought Leader
Ruth Knack, APA, June 10th 2013

Interview with the American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Magazine. Planning’s executive editor, Ruth Knack, AICP, interviewed Abukhater (global industry manager for community development (urban and regionalplanning and economic development at ESRI) at APA’s national planning conference in New Orleans.

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