Ai4Software Conference

Program Committee

Magdy Hanna, Ph.D.

Program Chair

Dr. Hanna is a recognized educator, speaker and consultant in several areas of software engineering. His distinguished seminars on various topics have been highly rated by software professionals. His experience with software goes back to the mid 1970's, when he worked as a developer at the NCR Center and the American University in Cairo , Egypt . Over the last thirty-five years, Dr. Hanna has worked in all aspects and capacities of software projects and processes. He has trained over 50,000 professionals around the world over the last 20 years. His passion and enthusiasm for testing, process improvement, and software engineering are contagious.

Dr. Hanna is Founder, CEO, and founder of several organizations:

  • International Institute for Software Testing
  • International Institute for Software Process
  • International Conference on Software Process Improvement
  • Rommana Software

Dr. Hanna also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Software Test Professionals, a publication of the International Institute for Software Testing, now the Bug Free Zone ( As a professor of Software Engineering at the University of St. Thomas , he taught graduate courses on several software engineering topics with emphasis on practical software quality techniques. Dr. Hanna consults with companies to define and improve their software processes using disciplined software engineering approaches.

Dr. Hanna developed new approaches and methods in software engineering including the Scenario-Based Development and Testing (SBDT), Requirement-Based Project Management (RBPM), Software Quality Engineering Methodology (SQEngineer), the Unified Data Model (UDM), and the Data-Driven Object Model ( DOM ).

Dr. Hanna holds a Ph.D. and a Masters Degree in Computer and Information Sciences form the University of Minnesota , also a Masters in Operations Research from Cairo University , and B. Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from Suez Canal University, Egypt.

Aiman Abdelmalik, Ph.D.

Dr. Aiman Abdel-Malek brings over 25 years of experience as a senior executive leading healthcare business teams to develop innovative customer-centric business solutions. Dr. Abdel-Malek is currently the Executive Chairman, Advisory Board, Thirdwayv Inc., the leading company in secure connected healthcare solutions headquartered in Irvine California. Previously, he served as a Public company Officer & Executive Vice President at Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: Podd) until his retirement in April 2019. Prior to assuming this role, he was Insulet's Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Engineering. Under his leadership, Insulet launched the first FDA cleared smartphone controlled tubeless Insulin patch pump in the world- the Omnipod DASH platform-based connected diabetes management products. Prior to joining Insulet, Aiman served as President of Frictionless Life Analytics, Inc., a business development company which enables the growth of start-up ventures focused on secure Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) solutions. From 2012 to 2015, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Life, Inc., a mobile healthcare solutions Qualcomm subsidiary. From 1988 to 2012, he held various executive roles at General Electric, including General Manager - Global Services Technology at GE Healthcare where he launched the first GE predictive services offerings.

Aiman holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is an expert consultant to various Financial Investment Firms in digital Diabetes management market. Aiman serves as a Board Advisor to Biolinq, Inc (San Diego, CA), CuePath Innovation (British Columbia, Canada), and Cigniti Corporation(symbol: Cigniti.BO). He is the Chairperson for the Industry Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania PRECISE Center for Safe AI. Aiman has over 30 patents and publications and is a frequent keynote speaker at various digital healthcare, secure IoT, and mobile digital healthcare forums.

Philip Lew, Ph.D.

Philip Lew is the CEO at XBOSoft, directing strategy for the software quality and testing services firm. With over two decades of experience spanning engineering, product management, and executive leadership, Philip leverages both technical expertise and business acumen to help clients tackle the ever-increasing challenge of implementing complex software across expanding platforms.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Beihang University, with a research focus on software quality and usability. Philip has authored numerous publications in IEEE, ACM, and trade journals, cementing his standing as an industry thought leader. He is also the President of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a non-profit organization holding an annual conference each October, now in its 42nd year, dedicated to knowledge exchange in all facets of software quality.

As an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, Philip regularly presents at top software conferences on today’s pressing software engineering challenges. His talks equip audiences with practical, applicable advice on issues from Agile testing to user experience optimization to process improvement.

When he’s not speaking, Philip satisfies his zeal for exploration as an avid world traveler. He brings this passion for learning to his work and presentations, always seeking fresh perspectives to combine intellectual insight with humor, current events, and multiple viewpoints.

For more on Philip and his body of work across the software industry, see his website at He looks forward to connecting at an upcoming event.

Naser Badr

Naser is a thought leader adept at driving enterprise-wide digital transformations, notably transitioning organizations from project-centric to product operating models. With a focus on product management, enterprise-scale agile adoption, accelerated DevOps implementation, AI integration, and cloud migration, he has led initiatives benefiting over 12 million patients, providers, customer service, and prospects. These efforts prioritize consumer-centricity, continuous discovery, delivery, and alignment with organizational objectives, driving revenue growth, efficiency, and automation.

Naser is characterized by his high integrity, proactive approach, collaborative nature, and prudent risk-taking abilities. Thriving in challenging environments, he leverages deep analytics, IT expertise, and a keen eye for people's development to seize business opportunities. With a proven track record in leading large-scale implementations and digital transformation initiatives, he has successfully guided hundreds of professionals in highly matrixed organizations.

Naser's expertise extends to the implementation of complex solutions, cutting-edge technologies, DevSecOps/AI integration, cloud computing, analytics, delivering tangible business value on a global scale. He collaborates closely with business stakeholders, driving objective framing, OKRs, cost-benefit analysis, vendor selection, contractual negotiations, and solution implementation to achieve strategic objectives.

Beyond his corporate endeavors, Naser contributes actively to the professional community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute. He shares his knowledge as a guest lecturer at esteemed institutions like UCLA, covering topics such as DevSecOps. Naser is also a sought-after keynote speaker for major events hosted by PMI, where he imparts insights on leadership and program management. Additionally, he dedicates time to mentoring program managers and product managers, nurturing talent, and fostering growth within the industry.

Laurence Giglio

Laurence Giglio is a passionate software quality assurance engineer with 20 years experience and has a keen interest in the potential of AI to make a positive impact on the world.

Laurence has worked as a software test engineer, release manager, scrum master, technical writer, and with his knowledge and experience in testing, has managed software testing at startups, small companies and corporations.

Laurence is also a volunteer for and a reviewer for a publisher of technology books, projects and videos.

He holds a B.Sc in mathematics (University of Adelaide) and a Grad. Dip. in Computer Systems Analysis (University of South Australia), a member of IEEE, ACM and AMS and continuous learner in software engineering, AI and management science.