Senior technology executive who leverages emerging and digital technologies to transform organizations, formulate new business models, and facilitate enterprise growth. Business technology strategist with a reputation for driving innovation, developing new revenue opportunities, streamlining IT platforms, and decreasing costs and time-to-market.
Saad has a wide range of experience that includes applied research, management consulting, and leading technology organizations. Currently he is working as Chief Digital Officer where he is responsible for developing overall digital strategy and driving enterprise-wide transformation of Zones’ business model and service offerings. Previously his consulting work focused on IT and digital strategy, new product development, and supporting private equity firms on technology related aspects of their portfolio companies. His technology leadership roles include, Global CIO at Scholastic and divisional CIO at Aetna and The Hartford. He has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he worked with clients on technology strategy and transformation of IT organizations. Additionally, he worked as a research scientist and product developer in the field of Artificial Intelligence at GE Corporate Research & Development and GTE Labs.
Saad has published numerous papers in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He has been a speaker on a number of IT leadership topics at various conferences. Saad has been named one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld magazine. He has a BSc in Computer Engineering from METU, Ankara, Turkey, a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA from RPI, Troy, NY.