Prof.Ashraf Abdel Wahab
Dr. Ashraf Abdelwahab is a full professor of computer engineering, Electronics Research Institute (ERI), Egypt. He received his Ph.D. in 1992, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in Machine Learning and Evolutionary Algorithms. He has published over 60 research papers in National and International Journals and Conferences, participated in many research projects focusing on processes automation, and was a lecturer of Computer Science in Egyptian and American universities • Member of the Egyptian E-government Initiative since its launch in 2001 managing ERP, and ICT4D projects. In July 2004 he was appointed as the Senior Advisor to the Minister of Administrative Development (MSAD)and in August 2006, he was appointed as the Deputy to the Minister, responsible of supervising, monitoring and coordinating E-government and organizational development initiatives and coordinate the Ministry’s relations with international institutions (UNDP, OECD, EU and WB). • In March 2011- August 2012, he was appointed as Acting Minister, MSAD. He Supervised the implementation of many national projects: Government procurement portal, Egyptian Government Services portal, Government Family Database, Courts Automation, and the IT infrastructure for the National Elections (Received the UN Public Service Award, Government Procurement Portal, July 2011, National Elections Services, Government Services delivery category, in June 2012). • Joined Microsoft in December 2012 as the Corporate Affairs Manager, Egypt & North Africa, then moved in 2014 to Dubai as the Corporate Affairs Director for Egypt and Gulf. In July 2016, he moved to Microsoft 4Afrika initiative as CTO, and then the Industries Lead, supporting Digital Transformation in Financial, Agricultural and Public sectors till September 2018. • Dr. Abdelwahab is a member of several committees, two of which are the Advisory Committee to the Supreme Council for Digital Transformation, and the Supreme Committee for Administrative Reform, headed by the Prime Minister. • Starting January 2019, Dr. Abdelwahab is the Digital Transformation Director, Public Sector, Egypt for SAP.