Furqan Ahmed Hashmi is currently working as IT Operations Leader at the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA). Currently, he is involved in IT planning and strategy, architecture and design, information security management, infrastructure and operations management, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, and project management. Prior to EIA, Furqan worked in various consulting firms where he provided technical advisory and consulting services to government organizations, telecom operators, financial institutions, brokerage firms and insurance companies. He holds a Master‘s in Telecommunications and Internetworking, and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems. In addition, he is a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect.