Dr. Asif Naseem joined PDS as President and CEO in December 2014 and is responsible for establishing and executing the company strategy.
Asif brings extensive experience in all areas of enterprise IT, including software, systems and applications. He has held executive management roles at large public companies and small and medium privately held companies, including multiple startups. Prior to joining PDS, he served as Vice President, Communications Global Business Unit for the Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for growing the telecom infrastructure equipment and services business for network equipment and service providers. Before joining Oracle, Asif served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GoAhead Software, Inc., a telecom infrastructure software company that was acquired by Oracle. Previously, Asif led the operations at Iospan Wireless, a broadband wireless company that was acquired by Intel Corporation.
Asif’s experience also includes executive management roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T-NCR and Motorola, where he established and ran successful software, systems and applications businesses. He lived in Europe for several years while working as a general manager in the Internet and Connectivity Solutions Division for Motorola, where he was responsible for establishing and running the software applications business for large telecom operators and enterprises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition to operational experience, Asif has successfully led several national and international mergers and acquisitions.
Asif holds an MSc in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Michigan State University. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School’s Program in Negotiation, and studied Leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership, a global provider of training and research on leadership and development. Asif is also an adjunct professor at Michigan State University, where he lectures on entrepreneurship and a wide variety of topics currently challenging the IT industry, and is an M+Visión Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Asif writes frequently and his work has been published in more than 20 technology and business publications. He is often invited to speak at industry and academia events.