Ministry of Communications and Information Technology


Hossam Osman is the Advisor to the Minister for Technology Innovation, Electronics Industry and Training at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and the Vice President of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), spearheading the development of the ICT industry in Egypt.

Osman's mandates include supervising the Software Engineering Competence Center (SECC), the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), the IT Academic Collaboration (ITAC) program and Egypt Makes Electronics (EME) Initiative.

Possessing over 30 years of experience in IT and software engineering, Osman gained his experience through working in industry, academia, private and governmental organizations, small and national-level projects, and domestic and overseas companies. He held a number of positions in Lucent Technologies- USA, ITIDA and other local Egyptian companies. His academic experience includes working in Queen's University- Canada, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Ain Shams University and the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT).

Osman received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, in 1985 and 1990, respectively, as well as a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Queen's University, Canada, in 1996. In 1996, he received the Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Thesis Award from Queen's University, for his PhD thesis, and was selected as Ontario's best post-graduate student in computing, by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) in 1996.

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