The Common Good in the Digital Age

Aziz Ahmad

UTC Associates, Inc, CEO - USA, New York

Keynote speaker Session 3: Future of work


Aziz Ahmad is the President and CEO of UTC Associates, Inc., a leading systems and Technology Consulting company headquartered in New York City.

Mr. Ahmad co-founded CodersTrust, It is to bring applied education to the 99% with special focus in ICT. The concept is to minimize cost and supply education globally through an online platform supported by human mentors. The objective is to provide a “learn, earn and pay back” concept, which can remove barriers for even the poorest to develop their own skills and lifestyle. CodersTrust empowers young talented individuals by giving them the tools to change their lives and prospects for the future.

An accomplished business leader, Aziz was the lead architect of AT&T’s 21 st century networks. He directed AT&T’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) Team/Consortium, which was created to research, develop and demonstrate next generation broadband access based on IP and Multi- wavelength optical technology. The Consortium’s effort delivered both quantum advances and various global successes in late 90s.

Mr. Ahmad is the recipient of the City University of New York’s First Asian American Distinguished Alumni Award. He was inducted into the Wall of Honor at the Grove School of Engineering (the City College of City University of New York). Mr. Ahmad is the recipient of SBA Emerging Leader by Small Business Administration (SBA). Mr. Ahmad was honored in NASDAQ and NYSE closing bells ceremony for his significant business success and many philanthropic endeavors. Most recently, Mr. Ahmad was recognized by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli for vital contributions to New York City’s thriving business and technology sectors.

A leading community leader and benefactor, Mr. Ahmad has established both the "Aziz Ahmad Leadership Lectures Series" and an entrepreneurship Institute at the City College of New York, CUNY, where Fortune 500 corporate leaders are invited to offer keynote speeches. Mr. Ahmad’s relentless effort is to serve society at large. He has served on the board of various educational and non-profit institutions, including: The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology of NYC department of Education, the Engineering Leadership Council at the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York, the Economic Development Committee appointed by Mayor of Marlboro Township of the State of New Jersey. Mr. Ahmad holds B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The City College of New York (CUNY) and an Executive Management program from Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.