Monday, January 23, 2012

Suhayya Abu-Hakima

Technology entrepreneur, high-tech visionary

One of Canada’s very few female founders and CEOs in the field of technology.

Co-Founder, President/CEO of Amika Mobile Corporation launched in 2007 in Kanata (Ottawa).

Her first company, launched as a spin-off from NRC in 1998, is AmikaNow! ; over her tenure as a CEO,  has created over 180 jobs.

Holds a B.Eng. from McGill University, M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Carleton University specializing in Artificial Intelligence.

Is an adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa and has mentored countless undergraduate and graduate students in AI.

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Centers of Excellence.

Has contributed to the Prime Minister's Task Force on Women Entrepreneurs and has given countless invited talks on entrepreneurship, AI as it pertains to messaging and security.

Was chosen Canada's Advanced Technology Entrepreneur in 2007; has filed 30 International patents in messaging and content analysis; has published and presented over 100 papers.

Was named to the Order of Ontario in 2011 for excellence and achievement.

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