Ghada is the Director of Repeatable Digital Solutions – Design & Development Center of Excellence (COE) at GE Digital MENAT & SSA. She is a technology leader with 15 years of experience in IT, leading both pre-sales and large-scale project delivery in multiple regions.
She has started her technical career journey in 2003 by joining IBM as a Software Engineer. Throughout her career in IBM, she has worked closely with sales teams and customers C-Level executives to build sales pipelines for the organization and secure winning profitable projects. In 2015 Ghada was identified as top technical woman talent for IBM Middle East & Africa region. She was nominated for one year assignment in the US to join IBM Corporate Headquarters and be part of IBM Corporate Technology Evaluation team. Ghada has also played an important role in leading projects related to setup and launch of the IBM Watson IoT Headquarter located in Munich.
Ghada has joined GE Digital on June, 2017. She leads a team of UX designers, software engineers, data scientists, and data analytics experts to develop global repeatable digital solutions that can accelerate both go to market and projects implementations. The solutions are focused on industrial internet of things platform, connecting to assets, collecting data and applying advanced analytics & machine learning to provide operational and business optimization. In July 2017, Ghada was named as the Society of Women Engineer (SWE) Ambassador for the UAE.
Ghada is an Open Group certified Distinguished Architect. She has patents and publications. She is an active career coach, and technical mentor. Ghada holds Bachelor (2000) and Masters (2004) degree in Computer Science from the American University of Cairo. She was born and raised in UAE.