Ahmed Banafa 

Award Winning Author, IoT & Blockchain Subject Matter Expert and Professor at San Jose State University

Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations, and management, with a focus on IoT, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and AI. He is the recipient of the Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco, Author & Artist Award 2019 of San Jose State University.

Ahmed was named as No.1 tech voice to follow, technology fortune teller, and influencer by LinkedIn in 2018, his research featured on Forbes, IEEE, and MIT Technology Review, and he has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, and Fox. He is a member of the MIT Technology Review Global Panel and author of “Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT) using Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, which won 3 awards: The San Jose State University Author and Artist Award, One of the Best Technology Books of all Time Award, and One of the Best AI Models Books of All Time Award. His second book, “Blockchain Technology and Applications”, is credited as one of the Best New Private Blockchain Books and has been used at Stanford University and other prestigious schools across the USA.

Ahmed studied Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University, Cybersecurity at Harvard University, and Digital Transformation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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