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       Sr. Process Engineering Consultant, Verizon Lean Six Sigma BlackBelt                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Safwan Aly is an Associate Director of IT at Verizon. His current work focuses on business requirements, specifications, design, business Intelligence, and analytics. He holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence in Design (AID) from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, where he taught as an Adjunct professor for 4 years. He also holds a Masters of Architecture from the School of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, CA. Safwan graduated 1983 with B.Sc. of Architecture and City Planning from the School of Architecture at Cairo University, Egypt where he worked as faculty and an architect for 4 years before moving to CA in 1987.
Safwan is a Project Manager Professional (PMP) and is certified by the Project Management Institute of America. Since he completed his Ph.D.
In 1998 Safwan worked as a software engineering consultant and headed various PM offices, he led the development and delivery of large     scale IT projects at Trilogy, Austin, TX, I2 Technologies, Dallas, TX and at Verizon, Irving, Texas