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Ahmar Abbas (Blackboard Inc.)

Ahmar Abbas
Vice President

Washington, District of Columbia

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Ahmar Abbas is the Vice President of ASP Services at Blackboard Inc. Previously he was Founder and Managing Director of Grid Technology Partners, a technology market research firm. He has held senior management position at Ciena Corporation, Zaffire Inc, UUNet Technologies and Salomon Brothers.

He is the author of Grid Computing: A Practical Guide to Technology and Applications, (Charles River Media, 2004). Abbas has been frequently quoted in Business Week, Red Herring, CIO and other technology publications.