The Founder and CEO of NXN

Ghazi Atallah is the Founder and CEO of NXN, the region’s leading consulting and digital services company for smart cities, digital government and next-generation technological innovation. Heading up NXN’s dynamic leadership team, he drives the strategic direction for the company and its portfolio of offerings, while helping government and industry leaders develop impactful digital transformation agendas.

Recognised as a digital transformation thought leader, Ghazi has more than 20 years experience in technology and technology services and has been the recipient of multiple industry awards. He has deep expertise in advising large private and public sector customers on digital transformation, innovation and developing smart digital ecosystems. He also excels at developing strong customer relationships, working closely with government decision makers to create strategies and master plans that help make their digital ambitions a reality.

Over the years, Ghazi has built a reputation for leading some of the world’s largest ICT companies, driving smart digital transformation across various lighthouse projects in the GCC. During his tenure at Cisco, he held a number of senior positions including Managing Director and Vice President for Cisco’s Service Provider business in emerging markets. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Cisco Middle East. In the past, Ghazi also worked at General Datacom’s R&D labs in Montreal, Canada, where he led the development of IP/ATM telecom access switch technology.

Ghazi holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Quebec, Canada and an executive MBA from Stanford & London Business Schools’ programme for enterprise.


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