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Aziz Ahmad is the President and CEO of UTC Associates, Inc., a leading technology consulting, systems integration, business solutions and services company.
An accomplished business leader, Aziz was the lead architect of AT&T’s 21st century networks. He directed AT&T’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) Team/Consortium, which was created to research, develop and demonstrate next generation broadband access based on IP and Multi-wavelength optical technology. The Consortium’s effort delivered both quantum advances and various global successes in late 90s. Aziz’s work required AT&T’s Sr. management sponsorship and coordination across several hundred technical, academic and management personnel and teams spread across the United States.
Mr. Ahmad is on the board of directors and an early stage investor in various companies, He founded Vonair, Inc. a leading multimedia-based application, and Netra Systems, and co invested in Vidtel, all three companies later successfully were sold. Mr. Ahmad is the co-founder of CodersTrust, a company supported by the Danish Government’s DANIDA consortium, with a vision to democratize access to education via the Internet on a global scale.
Mr. Ahmad recently was appointed as Sr. Advisor Global IT affairs for World Sports Alliance. Mr. Ahmad’s relentless effort is to serve society at large. He has served on the board of various educational and non-profit institutions, including: The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology of NYC department of Education, the Engineering Leadership Council at the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York and South Asian Business Networks (SABAN).
Mr. Ahmad is a member of Economic Development Committee appointed by Mayor of Marlboro Township of the State of New Jersey and a troop committee member of his local council of Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Ahmad is on the board of directors of US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce – NE (USPAACC-NE), the oldest and largest pan Asian American organization representing Asian American business in the United States.
Mr. Ahmad is the recipient of the City University of New York’s First Asian American Distinguished Alumni Award. He was inducted into the Wall of Honor at the Grove School of Engineering (the City College of City University of New York).
Mr. Ahmad is the recipient of SBA Emerging Leader by Small Business Administration (SBA). Mr. Ahmad was honored in NASDAQ and NYSE closing bells ceremony for his significant business success and many philanthropic endeavors. Most recently, Mr. Ahmad was recognized by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli for vital contributions to New York City’s thriving business and technology sectors.
A leading community leader and benefactor, Mr. Ahmad has established both the "Aziz Ahmad Leadership Lectures Series" and an entrepreneurship Institute at the City College of New York, CUNY, where Fortune 500 corporate leaders are invited to offer keynote speeches.
Mr. Ahmad participates in numerous speaking engagements, keynotes and panels across the area of technology and social venture initiatives. These include, a presentation in Guatemala about the importance of technology and innovation for underserved and un-served regions of the world; and another with Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, and Morten Lund, co investor of Skype, in Copenhagen, Denmark about improving technological skills for students of underdeveloped and emerging countries. Mr. Ahmad’s recent panel participation included into World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 and 2018 in Davos and United Nations, in New York in the area of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Mr. Ahmad holds B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York (CUNY) and an Executive Management program from Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.