Ali brings two decades of experience assisting Federal Government and commercial clients in meeting their technology services needs through innovative solutions. Ali is a Managing Director with Surdak & Company, a strategy consulting firm where we provide hands-on guidance on the use of leading technologies such as Social Media, Data Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Cryptography, and Blockchain. Ali is currently the Program Chairman for the Annual Wharton DC Innovation Summit, and recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Wharton Club of DC.
Ali served as Vice President of Consulting Services at Xcelerate Solutions, where he was responsible for the organization, development, and management of the delivery personnel. He led the strategic development efforts that helped the company achieve 35% annual growth year over year. Prior to Xcelerate, Ali was Chief Technology Officer for RF Telematics, an early-stage company focused on delivering the MedLogiq data management platform for the healthcare market. Previously, Ali served as the Chief Operating Officer for MedRed LLC which develops and sells Medical Records and Clinical Decision Support Systems to both Government and commercial markets.
Ali also served 8 years in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. House of Representatives in a variety of technology leadership positions. As the Senior Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, he led 700 employees and 1,100 contractors, and oversight for the $1.4B operating budget.
Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Wilkes University and an Executive Master’s Degree from the Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions
9:30 am – 10:45 am
Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges
Blockchain – From Myth to Reality
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Precision Medicine Now + Next
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm