A visionary and empowering CEO, Serial Entrepreneur and an inspiring International Speaker on the subjects of Cyber Resilience, Cyber Warfare and Cyber Defense.

Mr Sheraz Ali is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and digital transformation advisor to businesses and federal governments. With over 9+ years of experience in diverse management and consulting roles in the fields of Information & Technology Services, Business Consulting, Financial Services, Cyber Security and Risk Management, he helps enterprises to innovate and excel in highly competitive and rapidly changing business environments. 

He supports businesses and federal governments with their digital transformation so that they effectively and efficiently can innovate and build disruptive products and services by integrating the power of emerging technologies such as: Fintech, Blockchain, IoT, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing.

Professional Education

  • 2015- 2016

    Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Business and Information Technology

    EMBA Thesis on "PHISHING AWARENESS" The role of personality traits and cognitive factors in phishing susceptibility. The thesis was graded with a final grade of "9" (A+).

    Academic and Practical Supervisors:

    Dr. Sharda Nandram (Nyenrode Business Universiteit)
    Prof. Dr. Nick van Dam (McKinsey & Company)
    Mr. Karsten Speckmann (NATO Communication and Information Agency)
    Dr. Trajce Dimkov (Deloitte Digital)
    Prof. Dr. Ir. Andrzej Hajdasinski (2nd Reader, Professor of Transformational Outsourcing, BDM at Capgemini)

  • 2015 – 2015

    NATO NCI Agency International Cyber Security Summer School

    Key Areas of Study:

    - Cyber Attacks vs Cyber Defense
    - Trends in Malware via Portable Devices
    - Biometrics and Digital Signatures in Mobile Authentication

    Course provided by: Europol, NATO NCI Agency, The Hague Municipality, Dutch Federal Government and The Hague Security Delta.

    Yourtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXjZNhfrDbk

  • 2014 – 2014

    University of San Francisco: USF Silicon Valley Immersion Program IT Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Key Areas of Study:

    Clearly Silicon Valley is seen as the most successful IT innovation cluster worldwide. There have been various attempts to imitate the goals, structures and cultures of Silicon Valley elsewhere around the world.

    As a part of the Silicon Valley Immersion program “Innovation and entrepreneurship” we visited several large companies (Google, HP, Ebay, Paypal etc) in the Sillicon Valley. During the company visits we did field research to answer the following main and sub research questions:

    Main Research Question: Is it possible to imitate the success of the Silicon Valley area elsewhere and what are the preconditions for achieving this?

    Sub Research Questions:

    1. In which way do you organize your activities and partners to innovate?
    2. Which key resources are essential for innovation?
    3. Which business model is most optimal to stimulate innovative behaviour?
    4. How do you invest in new activities or green fields?

Recent Projects

  • 2015- 2016

    NATO Communication and Information Agency (Cost Effectively Raising Phishing Awareness)

  • 2012 – 2015

    Various Consulting projects (e.g. Cyber Risk and Resilience, Change Management, Process Improvement, Digital Transformation and Business Excellence)