Hamoun Messatfa
IBM Government Industry Leader Middle East & Africa, IBM

Speaker Profile

Dr. Hammou Messatfa is the IBM Government Technical Leader and Industry Leader for IBM  with a main analytics and cognitive competency and culture for better outcomes.


He has over 20 years of experience in delivering modeling and simulation services for public- and private-sector clients. This includes both project management and technical leadership in Business Analytics and Optimization, including predictive analytics, data and text mining, operations research, business process modeling and simulation, business forecasting, network optimization, and systems development.


Through IBM’s Academic Initiative, Dr Messatfa is helping universities and business schools to consider adding analytics in their course offerings, and establishing new degree programs.


Early in his career with IBM Dr. Messatfa was a Senior Researcher leading statistical and data

analysis projects at the Paris Scientific Centre taking a lead role in the formulation of IBM's Data Mining strategy, methods tools, techniques and related training for IBMers with diverse



Dr. Messatfa also held academic appointments with different Universities in the Mathematical Sciences Department where he taught courses in Operations Research, Statistics and Mathematics. He holds a Ph.D in Analytics for Social Choice Theory, along with a number of patents in the analytics arena

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