Walid is the senior director of artificial intelligence and cloud solutions at Intel artificial intelligence group. His team has collaborated with key Intel partners and delivered cutting edge deep learning, analytics and cloud solutions to various industry sectors; ranging from infrastructure, to secure and trusted deployment all the way to deep learning enterprise solutions, business intelligence and big data. Prior to his current role, he lead the customer enablement teams at Intel datacenter group, revolutionizing the line of business solutions at major international banks; exchanges, media, cloud and Telcos customers. Before that, he was the director of ecosystem engineering in the mobility and communications group, Intel corp., where his team established strong partnerships between Intel tablets, the software vendors, and their customers, resulting in major impact on Intel market share in the enterprise tables. Prior to joining Intel, Walid was a senior manager with a sovereign private equity, Mubadala, an investment entity solely owned by the government of Abu-Dhabi. Walid managed a global semiconductor R&D eco system portfolio. Prior to this role, Walid lead the development of many products across his tenure with Microsoft, Redmond, WA and Intel, Santa Clara, CA, Philips, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Walid holds 47 granted patents with USA patent office and more than 40 peer-reviewed technical publications.
He has studied executive management at Harvard business school, and holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1999. He received his M.Sc. in computer science from the Imperial College, London University, London, UK in 1994 with distinction.