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Ghida Ibrahim

Speciality:
Mentor
Experience:
10 Years

Personal Information

A data scientist, IT & Network Engineer, entre(intra)preneur, educator, lifelong learner and truly global citizen with so many passions and interests including using advanced analytics for engineering a more inclusive internet, building AI products to empower people, preparing people for an AI and data-driven future, and stand up comedy!

Dr. Ghida Ibrahim works as a quantitative engineer/data scientist in the edge infrastructure team at Facebook London, where she builds data driven tools and models, and performs in depth analysis to drive the expansion and optimize the operation of one of the largest and most complex networks forming the internet.

Many of the projects that she led aim at leveraging Facebook data insights to help build a more inclusive internet, through increasing internet penetration and the quality of experience witnessed by people worldwide online. Prior to joining Facebook, Ghida worked for 6+ years in the Telco and media industries, in France and the Netherlands, performing a multitude of roles including data science and machine learning, network capacity planning and platform design, R&D and academic teaching. She holds a PhD and Masters in ICT Engineering from Telecom ParisTech, France leading Grande Ecole in ICT, and completed online specializations in data science, machine learning and deep learning.

Ghida is the founder of Rafiqi (rafiqi.net), a platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) for connecting refugees to life opportunities. Rafiqi is currently being piloted in the UK, has been recognized by TechCrunch as one of 25 most innovative new projects using tech to help refugees, and was a finalist of many awards including Techfugees Global Challenges competition and the Tech for Good UK awards. Ghida served as an technical advisor, trainer, speaker and board member for over 5 NGOs working on youth and women empowerment through tech and entrepreneurship, in the Arab world, the UK and the Netherlands. She has already provided free in-person workshops on data science and machine learning to over 500 domain outsiders in the Middle East, Europe and India, and is currently working with Edraak (edraak.org) and Facebook Developer Circles on developing the first MOOC on data science in Arabic, expected to reach 70000 learners in 2019.

She is an appointed member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Councils and Expert Network, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. She is also a One Young World Ambassador driving SDGs action within Facebook. Ghida is also an occasional performer of improvisation and stand up comedy.

Skills

Leading from the Front
90%
With ideas that Work
50%
by organising teams with purpose
85%
Amplifying through technology
70%
How did I acquire these skills
  1. Running a business vertical for an $11 billion technology company
  2. Conceptualized and delivered ideas resulting in brand new business ventures
  3. Built and managed teams with a sense of purpose and outcome
  4. Leveraged technology to amplify outcomes
  5. Motivated and Inspired teams to persevere

Languages

English
70%
Hindi
40%
Tamil
100%

How did I learn these languages

  1. English has been my language throughout the school & at work
  2. Learned Hindi from colleagues & practice regularly with friends
  3. Tamil is my mother tongue

Certifications

Machine Learning by Andrew Ng
70%
Deep Learning by Andrew Ng
20%
Justice by Michael Sandel
65%

How did I earn these certificates

  1. Machine Learning from Coursera
  2. Deep Learning from Coursera
  3. Justice from Harvard University

My Journey & My Experience

1976

Born in Madurai, India

1993

Studied in Chennai, India

1997

Completed University in BITS, pilani

2000

Worked as an SAP consultant

2000

Joined Infosys

2004

Product Manager at TIBCO, Palo Alto

2006

Program Manager at UBS, London

2019

Multiple Leadership Roles in Infosys Europe

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