Haitham S. Hamza (IEEE Member, ACM Member) is the R&D Department Manager at the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC) of ITIDA. He established and currently manages the Open Data Institute (ODI) Cairo Node in Egypt, the first ODI node in Africa and he is a Registered ODI Trainer.
Haitham is passionate about designing polices and technologies for adopting and spreading the culture of Open Data in science and research. He is also a member and the co-founder of the IoT-Egypt Forum.
He is also the National Contact Point (NCP) for ICT for the H2020 EU funding progamme in Egypt.
Dr. Hamza is an ITIL Expert, Certified COBIT Assessor, and TOGAF certified. He has delivered several consultation and training services to IT companies in Egypt and abroad in various areas in IT.
Haitham is an Associate Professor of Information Technology at Cairo University, Egypt. He received the B.S. (Honors) and the M.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He received the M.S. and the PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), USA in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is a Fling fellow to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has more than 80 papers published in international conferences and journals. His current research interests include Open data, software modularity theory, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) cross-layer analysis and optimization.