Shahid Ahmed

EVP New Ventures & Innovation, NTT

Shahid Ahmed

Speaker Bio


Shahid Ahmed is Group EVP at NTT, a telecom, digital infrastructure, and managed services leader. He is responsible for New Ventures and Innovation.

During his 30 years in telecommunication, he has been at the forefront of the industry’s evolution. He has driven innovation and growth by creating new digital business capabilities that leverage emerging technologies, IoT, Data, and Analytics for companies such as Accenture, PwC, and Sprint.

In February 2014, Shahid was appointed as an Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), advising on technology issues facing the United States. In this role, he has worked on several network policy issues and is currently the chair for IoT and 5G working groups.

Shahid is a visiting professor teaching an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) course at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Elmhurst College and a Master’s in Engineering Management from Northwestern University. He resides in Chicago.