As Chief Architect for TELUS digital, Ahmad acts as the face of the engineering organization within TELUS digital, and responsible for the architecture of TELUS digital’s systems - systems that need to scale to support millions of digitally engaged TELUS customers.
Previously lead a global team of engineers as VP of Engineering at Kong, a San Francisco based startup, focused on powering API driven software.
Prior to joining Kong, Ahmad lead large development teams across various industries in delivering global scale projects. Most recently as the Development Manager of Digital Operations at the CBC where he oversaw the launch of two Digital Olympics and many digital projects accessed by millions of Canadians at home and overseas.
Ahmad started an initiative to redefine Software Development Methodologies, dubbed the “Open Development Methodology” and is currently traveling around the world speaking at conferences to evangelize and fine-tune this new approach to software development.
During his travels, Ahmad meets with technologists around the world and records the “Hacker Bio” YouTube Series & Podcast. An exploration into the daily lives of Software Developers, Hardware Tinkers, Engineers and Technologists to better understand the culture, mindset and motivation of this generation.