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Ahmed S. Elsheikh

Senior R&D Expert at ITIDA

Cairo, Egypt

Warwick MBA, MSc | Digital Strategy, Blockchain, Data & Analytics Advisor | Enterprise Architect | Agile & Lean Six Sigma Coach

I help organizations doing better "Digital & Agile Business" using wide exposure to “Digital Transformation” strategies, business models and technologies such as Blockchain, Analytics & Enterprise Architecture as well as “Agile Transformation” methodologies. 

I have diversified work experiences as Digital Strategist, Blockchain Advisor, Data & Analytics Advisor, Enterprise Architect, Agile Coach, Six Sigma Coach, and Product & Quality Manager. I hold an MBA, MSc and many professional credentials from IBM, Open Group, Scrum Alliance, AIPMM, ISACA & CMMI Institute. Being exposed to many verticals & played multiple leadership roles; created a unique "T-shaped" skills profile that drives growth in the current digital disruptive economy.

Core Competencies: Advise Digital Transformation Initiatives ? Lead Blockchain R&D Projects ? Conduct Blockchain Research ? Consult Smart Education Initiatives ? Build Business Cases for Transformation ? Design Digital Business Models ? Design Transformation Visions ? Assess/Benchmark AS-IS Situations ? Architect Enterprises/Businesses ? Formulate Architecture Transitions Roadmaps ? Coach Agile/Scrum/Lean Transformations ? Architect ALMs/DevOps Systems ? Design Performance BI Systems ? Visualize Analytics Dashboards ? Coach Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Projects ? Manage Strategic Products ? Manage Strategic Innovation ? Design Professional Services ? Manage Professional Service Delivery ? Manage Portfolio/Programs/Projects ? Guide CMMI Accreditations ? Conduct COBIT5 Assessments ? Lead BPM/BPR Improvement Initiatives ? Design Quality Management Systems ? Teach Accredited Courses ? Design/Deliver Courseware BOK/Exams ? Consult Organizations ? Coach/Lead Teams

Email: ahmed.elsheikh@alumni.warwick.ac.uk

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Cairo, Egypt
Speaking Topics: Digital Transformation Strategies, Blockchain, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, Agile, Six Sigma

Ahmed S. Elsheikh Points
Academic 51
Author 13
Influencer 20
Speaker 18
Entrepreneur 170
Total 272

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.46
Analytics 31.60
Blockchain 37.44
Business Strategy 35.03
Change Management 32.46
Design Thinking 31.03
Digital Disruption 36.78
Digital Transformation 31.16
Emerging Technology 33.13
Fintech 30.53
Govtech
Innovation 31.93
Open Innovation
Predictive Analytics
Management 32.00
Cybersecurity 30.78
Project Management 30.87
Entrepreneurship 30.09
Business Continuity 30.21
Privacy 30.44
Security 31.93
Cloud 32.16
DevOps 37.29

Industry Experience

Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services
Telecommunications

Publications

4 Academic Certifications
Master of Business Administration - MBA (Strategic Digital Business Analytics)
University of Warwick - Warwick Business School, UK
July 23, 2014

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Tags: Analytics, Business Strategy, Management

Master of Science - MSc (Computer Engineering - Network Security)
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
July 30, 2006

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Post Graduate Diploma in Quality Management
American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt
September 30, 2004

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Management

Bachelor of science Computer Engineering
Mansoura University, Egypt
July 15, 1998

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Tags: Innovation

1 Academic Course
Professional Continuing Education, Software Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
December 31, 2007
Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Intermediate Concepts & High Maturity
Performance Driven Process Improvement & Statistics
Team Software Process (TSP) Coaching & Mentoring
Software Process Definition & Enhancements
Personal Software Process (PSP) Teaching
Process Improvement Methodologies

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Management

13 Article/Blogs
Disciplined Agile Enterprise Architecture: Build Business Agility with Agility in The Digital Economy
Linkedin Article
May 16, 2016

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Tags: Agile, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

Agilists: 2 Critical Aspects About Agile Estimation With Story Points
LinkedIn Article
April 26, 2016

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Tags: Agile, Management, Project Management

Disciplined Agility: Pragmatic Solution, No Jargon
LinkedIn Article
September 15, 2015

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Tags: Agile, Management

Disciplined Agility: "Agile" In Non-Agile Contracts
LinkedIn Article
September 08, 2015

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Tags: Agile, Management

Disciplined Agility: The Vision-Driven Development
LinkedIn Article
September 01, 2015

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Tags: Agile, Business Strategy, Management

Disciplined Agility: The "What" And The "Why"
LinkedIn Article
August 27, 2015

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Tags: Agile, Management, Project Management

Disciplined Agility: The Power Of Communication
LinkedIn Article
August 23, 2015

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Tags: Agile, Management, Project Management

Disciplined Agility: Product Planning And The Visible Trap
LinkedIn Article
August 20, 2015

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Tags: Agile, Business Strategy, Project Management

Boost Your Career In Hard Times With A Carnegie Melon Certificate
LinkedIn Article
March 29, 2015

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Tags: Management, Project Management

"Software Engineer" or Just a "Coder"...???
LinkedIn Article
March 04, 2015

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Tags: Management

The Outsourcing Pie Is Getting Bigger, Are You Ready?
LinkedIn Article
February 25, 2015

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

The Greatest Sin In The Time Of Crisis
LinkedIn Article
February 22, 2015

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Tags: Business Continuity, Business Strategy, Management

Grow Your Business in Tough Times
Linkedin Article
February 14, 2015

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Management

17 Industry Certifications
The Open Group: Authorized TOGAF Trainer 9.2
The Open Group
May 13, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

IBM Microservices Specialist
IBM
January 06, 2019

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Tags: Cloud, DevOps, Innovation

IBM Hyperledger Composer Foundations
IBM
January 01, 2019

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Hyperledger Fabric Chaincode
IBM
January 01, 2019

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Hyperledger Fabric Integration
IBM
January 01, 2019

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

R3 Corda Certified Developer
R3
November 30, 2018

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

COBIT 5 Assessor
ISACA
September 30, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner
IBM
September 19, 2018

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Innovation

Blockchain Fundamentals
IBM
September 19, 2018

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

IBM Garage Method for Cloud Advocate
IBM
May 31, 2018

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Disruption, Innovation

The Open Group Certified: TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2
The Open Group
May 14, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

The Open Group Certified: TOGAF Essentials 2018
The Open Group
May 14, 2018

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer
IBM
December 04, 2017

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

The Open Group Certified: TOGAF 9 Certified
The Open Group
April 25, 2015

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

The Open Group Certified: TOGAF 9 Foundation
The Open Group
April 25, 2015

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

COBIT 5 Implementation
ISACA
January 26, 2015

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

COBIT 5 Foundation
ISACA
November 06, 2014

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

2 Journal Publications
Disciplined Agility as a Strategic Enabler Capability for Facilitating Internal Organizational Changes Using the Synergy between SEI-TSP/PSP and Agile Methodologies
The International Journal of Software Engineering (IJSE)
April 21, 2016
The synergy between the disciplined (i.e. plan-driven) and agile (i.e. adaptive) approaches can achieve results that exceed any one of them separately in software development. In this paper, we focus on how introducing the disciplined agility approach called “SEI-Team Software Process” in MiniMax Software helped the company deals with the transitions between different stages in the internal learning and development change. Major stages, their discovered challenges, the needed methodological shifts and achieved breakthrough improvements in each stage will be explained. This development cycle can be summarized into three major stages. Summary of achievements per stage will be presented as well as a cross-stages analysis to illustrate the impact of these transitions and changes.

Keywords: Agile Methodologies, Disciplined Agility, Internal Organizational Change, SEI-Personal software Process (PSP), SEI-Team Software Process (TSP), Strategic Enabler Capability.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Management

IPLess Stochastic Anonymous Routing Algorithm Using Multi-Agent Systems.
International Journal of Network Security (IJNS)
March 01, 2007
The ability of communicating with a selected party anony- mously is an important aspect of network security. Com- municating anonymously means that no adversary can discern who is communicating with whom at which time and how much information is being sent. A great deal of work has been performed to provide such anonymity with different degrees of success. We propose an algorithm for anonymous communication that is based on the notion of the traditional onion routing algorithm. However, the proposed algorithm relies on a stochastic approach and is carried out by a swarm of cooperating mobile agents. We introduce the concepts of anonymous game, linear hetero- geneous onion and non-linear heterogeneous onion to pro- vide data manipulation. We provide mathematical mod- els that are based on the algorithm, to estimate the degree of anonymity. Applying this algorithm, and the accom- panying models, one is able to measure quantitatively the success probability of message delivery. We show that this message delivery is successful with no receiver address be- ing part of the message. In addition, a detailed security and impact analyses are provided.

Keywords: Anonymous communication, mobile agent, network security, onion routing, stochastic process

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Tags: Privacy, Security

3 Media Interviews
SECC Knowledge – Six Sigma Methodolgy
SECC Knowledge Series
August 13, 2014
6 sigma is a scientific methodology for solving chronic problems which have not been able to be solved using intuitive approaches such as the control of defects on the software products as explained by Ahmed S. Elsheikh, one of SECC Experts who speaks about the impact of implementing 6 Sigma Approach.

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Tags: Analytics, Business Strategy, Change Management

SECC Knowledge – Systematic Reuse
SECC Knowledge Series
August 12, 2014
With the start of new projects, any software developing company would go back to already developed software codes related to new the project so as not to start from the scratch. This is called ad-hoc reuse. However, this may result in redundant code and uncontrolled quality. To avoid such negative effects, systematic reuse is the approach used from day one in the project, where software developers plan to build the software for future usability as explained by Ahmed S. Elsheikh one of SECC Experts.

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

SECC Knowledge – SEI-TSP/PSP
SECC Knowledge Series
August 04, 2014
PSP/TSP are two processes established by the SEI to help individuals and teams achieve high quality in the software development and to ensure timely project delivery within affordable budget as explained by Ahmed S. Elsheikh, one of SECC Experts who speaks out about this technology line.

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Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Digital Disruption

4 Profiles
My Online Profile on Google Scholar
Google Scholar
September 10, 2022

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Tags: Management, Change Management, Business Strategy

My Online Profile on ResearchGate
ResearchGate
September 10, 2022

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Business Strategy

My Online Profile on ORCID
ORCID
September 10, 2022

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Tags: Management, Business Strategy

My Online Profile on Credly
Credly
September 10, 2022

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Business Strategy

1 Speaking Engagement
The African FinTech Trends and Blockchain Innovation
FAMECSE 2022
June 08, 2022

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Tags: Blockchain, Fintech, Innovation

5 Webinars
The Hidden Factors of the Successful DX Strategies
SECC Webinar
August 04, 2022
The real typical success rate of the digital transformation initiatives on the ground is not high at all, which forces both the decision-makers on the executive level and practitioners from the technical field to re-examine their digital transformation strategies and tactics. Usually, the formulated digital transformation strategies are rich in terms of their transformation visions, business goals, desired outcomes, utilized technologies, and key performance indicators. However, on the other hand, there are some other critical factors that are usually ignored, overlooked, or at least underrated.

This webinar is going to highlight these hidden factors by investigating the digital disruption dynamics, business model innovation, different industries' characteristics, as well as the seismic shifts generated by the different emerging disruptive technologies.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Blockchain Enabled Digital Transformation in Banking Sector
SECC Webinar
August 20, 2019
The financial services industry is one of the highly impacted industries within the digital economy due to the “Digital Transformation” wave derived by the “Disruptive Emerging Technologies”. Blockchain technology had started to change the way of doing business around the world, and currently, is disrupting financial business models in general, alerting the banking sector and deriving the FinTech revolution. This creates a great pressure on software companies as well as financial institutions to investigate this rapidly evolving technology either to exploit the fast-growing opportunities or to avoid the expected threats that may result from ignoring this distributive wave. This webinar is going to focus on the Blockchain use cases in the banking sector that enable banking digital transformation.

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Fintech

Will You Survive The Perfect Storm Design Business Agility With TOGAF
SECC Webinar
December 15, 2016

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Tags: Agile, Business Strategy, Digital Transformation

How Lean Six Sigma Can Solve Chronic Problems in IT Software
SECC Webinar
September 14, 2014

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Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Management

Transform Your Software Development Capabilities Webinar
SECC Webinar
May 13, 2014
This Webinar explains how software professionals and companies can transform their software development capabilities to a higher level to win the severe competition during the bad economy. Ahmed S. Elsheikh, the presenter, discussed some critical capabilities such as how a company can deliver faster, more frequently and with higher quality as well as how to reduce the overall project cost.

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Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Digital Disruption

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