Shams Hasan is the Infrastructure Solutions Manager for Dell EMC, covering Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META).  He is responsible for business and technology thought-leadership, strategic programs, and product strategy in META. Shams works closely with key customer accounts and business leaders on their Digital, IT, Workforce, and Security transformation agendas aligned to business strategy.  Shams also handles media relationships and responsibilities for the region and is an active industry spokesperson in external business forums.

Prior to Dell EMC, Shams served as the Head of IT in a world-renown research and education institute in the Middle East and also launched his own start-up successfully.  As both an engineer and a business person, he has 15+ years of experience in digital technology leadership and strategic roles.

With a diverse background from startups to large enterprises, from profit to non-profit organizations, Shams brings a unique blend of customer insights, a passion for people and innovation, and a broad understanding of technology’s role in the business agenda.  His interests focus on emerging technology and innovation accelerator trends, their impact and relevance to economic and consumer evolution, and the role of ‘digital’ in today’s business strategies.

In his personal time, Shams is active as a mentor, speaker, and advisor in K-through-12 as well as higher-ed education; he is a regular commentator in radio shows in the Middle East; and is a past TEDx speaker.