Hossam Osman
ITIDA VP, SECC Chairman and TIEC Chairperson

Dr. Hossam Osman is ITIDA’s vice president to manage Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC), Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), and Information Technology Academic Collaboration (ITAC). These bodies, chaired by Osman, offer advice and training to promote best practice in software engineering and amongst information technology practitioners. They develop software and IT services through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in ICT.

Dr. Osman has more than 28 years of experience as a developer, manager, instructor, researcher, and consultant in IT and software engineering. His experiences range from academia and industry, private and governmental organizations, small and national-level projects, to domestic and overseas companies.

Dr. Osman's academic experience includes working at Queen's University in Canada, Royal Military College of Canada, Ain Shams University in Egypt, and Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Egypt. His industrial experience incorporates working in Lucent Technology in the USA, Egypt's IT Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), and local Egyptian companies as the Egyptian Company for Internet and Digital Infrastructure (aka, Nile Online), Data Management Systems (known as DMS), and ASSET.

Dr. Osman received electrical engineering BSc and MSc from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 1985 and 1990. He has electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. from Queen's University. Queen’s University awarded his Ph.D. thesis the Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Thesis Award in 1996. Canadian Advanced Technology Association (CATA) selected him as Ontario's best post-graduate student in Computing in 1996.

Dr. Osman published, as principal author, in reputable journals as Neural Computation, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

Dr. Osman received training in software and IT best practices, innovation, and embedded systems by prestigious first-class institutes. SEI of Carnegie Mellon, Harvard Business School, SQS of Germany, MDS of South Korea, and QAI of India were among these institutes. He achieved the certifications of ITIL Expert and ISTQB CTFL, and Intermediate Concepts of CMMI and COBIT 5.0 Foundation. ​​