Director of AI, Microsoft Global Black Belt, Asia
Salim Naim is the Director of AI for Microsoft in Asia where he leads a team of AI/ML specialists helping companies transform their businesses using emerging technology and advanced data science techniques. He is also a guest lecturer for Monash University’s Data Science for Managers and Masters of Data Science program, where he shares real life application and lessons learnt from projects delivered by his team.
Mr. Naim is a eighteen-year Microsoft veteran, and has been based in Melbourne, Middle East & Africa and Europe. Prior to this role, he was the Digital Advisory Lead for Microsoft Services in Australia, as well as a member of the Worldwide Digital Advisory Team where he was responsible for driving and managing delivery and growth planning for digital innovation. He was responsible for the development and execution of Microsoft’s digital transformation strategy and solutions portfolio with key industry solutions, partners and customers across Financial Services, Government, Education, and Sports. His team delivered solutions to the industry to help companies enable their business to improve value chain performance, accelerate product development & innovation, achieve operational excellence and build customer centricity.
With twenty two years of experience working in many industries including IT, advisory and consulting services spanning commercial and public sector, he is a highly-respected leader with a strong track record and extensive knowledge on the evolving challenges and opportunities experienced by enterprises today, and how organizations can prepare themselves for the future.
Mr. Naim is a self taught AI specialists that holds a degree in computing and instrumentation, including an MBA in Technology Management. He sits on the review board of International Association of Solutions Architects for the Australian chapter.
Originally from Australia, Mr. Naim is married with a young family and is an avid golfer and a passionate follower of Australian Football.