Asif joined PDS in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer & President. He is responsible for setting and executing all aspects of company strategy. Asif brings extensive experience in enterprise Information Technology, including systems, software, and applications. He has held executive management roles at large public companies and small and medium privately held companies, including multiple startups. Prior to joining PDS, he served as Vice President, Communications Global Business Unit of Oracle Corporation. Before joining Oracle, Asif served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GoAhead Software, Inc., a telecom infrastructure software company that was acquired by Oracle. Previously, Asif led the operations at Iospan Wireless, a pioneer in broadband wireless, that was acquired by Intel Corporation.
Dr. Naseem’s prior experience includes executive management roles at AT&T Bell Laboratories, AT&T-NCR and Motorola, where he established and ran successful systems and software businesses that leveraged state-of-the art technologies. Asif served as an ex-pat in Europe as the General Manager of the Internet and Connectivity Solutions Division of Motorola, where he was responsible for establishing and running, an innovative software applications business for large telecom operators and enterprises in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition to operational experience, Asif has successfully led several national and international mergers and acquisitions.
Asif holds an MSc in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Michigan State University. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School’s Program in Negotiation and studied Leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership in Brussels, Belgium. Asif is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University, where he lectures on entrepreneurship and a wide variety of topics currently challenging the information technology industry. Asif is also a 2014 M+Visión Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a faculty/mentor for the MIT LinQ as well as StartMIT programs.
Dr. Naseem has served on the Board of Directors of several companies; he was elected to three terms as the President of the Service Availability Forum, an international consortium setting standards for the telecom industry. In addition, he has received numerous industry and academia awards and recognitions, most recently as the John D. Ryder Distinguished Alumni Award of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan State University. Asif writes frequently and his work has been published in more than 20 technology and business publications. He is often invited to speak at industry and academia events.