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Akram Ahmed

Senior Lecturer, Computer Information Systems
MBA, Northeastern University, 1995
BS, Northeastern University, 1993
Office: Smith Technology Center 405 | 781.891._2713 |

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Akram Ahmed brings a portfolio of expertise in business, and technical know-how with emphasis on solving business problems using information technology solutions. He spent over 20 years in IT technical and managerial roles in the corporate environment which included working in the IT department of Fortune-75. Earlier in his career, Akram was involved in several e-commerce initiatives as a software developer. His strategic, and managerial involvement included lead roles in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and data warehousing systems. . As a firm believer in the presence of IT practitioners in the classroom, Akram continues to provide IT know-how as an independent consultant. Currently, he provides consulting support to on-line software start-up in all phases of software product development from requirements and specifications to go-to-market.

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include Visual Basic, MS Access, SQL, and introductory IT courses. Interest in teaching, and have taught at Bentley, graduate courses in Enterprise Architecture and IT Policy (CS-600 and CS-800 levels). Before joining Bentley, taught courses in networking, programming, security, operating systems, and management of information and technology.

Research Interests

My research interests span the customer relationship management and software development areas.

Consulting/Practice Interests

Actively consults in the IT field in the areas of database and system integration. Currently providing consulting support with the planning phase of an on-line scheduling commercial software. Role will continue during other Software Development Life Cycle phases.

Professional Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


Department Service
Committee Member for CIS Marketing Committee, 2013 - Present
Committee Member for CIS department Task Force on Evaluation of Teaching, 2012 - Present
CIS Faculty Representive, 2014 - 2014
Meeting with New Candidates being considered for hiring, 2013 - 2013
Approved request for graduate lab assistant to sit for CS150, 2013 - 2013
As per SANDBOX lab request, I volunteered to lead a group of graduate students on a visit to Akamai, Cambridge, MA, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for CIS Marketing Committee - Major/Minor Fair October 2013, 2013 - 2013
Committee Member for CIS Marketing Committee - Open House September 2013, 2013 - 2013
Assisted with promoting department programs, 2012 - 2012
Provided assistance with IT101 course development, 2010 - 2010
Provided assistance with EQUIS for BSCIS course work , 2010 - 2010
Assisted with promoting department programs, 2010 - 2010

University Service
OAS Peer Tutoring Application Development Support for Bentley’s Office of Academic Services Tutoring Program, 2014
Event Attendee/Member for Share Your Experience on Online courses - Pedagogical Approaches , 2014 - 2014
Task Force Member for Super Computer Cluster Competition, 2014 - 2014
Faculty Representative for Boston-based Student Cluster Competition , 2014 - 2014
Conference Member for Travelers Business Intelligent Internship Conference , 2014 - 2014
Coordinating activities to Invite Guest Lecture from Athena Health for Other Activities, 2013 - 2013
Provided assistance with probation process for Academic Probation and Suspention, 2013 - 2013
Coordinating activities to Invite Guest Lecture from Other Institutions for Other Activities, 2012 - 2012
Coordinating activities to Invite Guest Lecture from Industry for Other Activities, 2012 - 2012