Hamid Benbrahim

Hamid Benbrahim

Vice President and Head of the Center for Applied Complexity at Fidelity Investments

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Location:
200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
HQ Phone:
(617) 563-7000

General Information

Experience

Institute for Executive Education

Education

MBA  - Finance , Columbia Business School

MSEE  - University of Caen , France

PhD  - Engineering , University of New Hampshire

Affiliations

Head of the Mobile Yellow Pages Business Unit  - Verizon

Board of Advisors Member  - The Sawyer Business School

Member of Advisory Board  - Optimum Communications Services Inc

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Hamid Benbrahim, Fidelity Investments
Hamid Benbrahim is Vice President and head of the Center for Applied Complexity at Fidelity Investments addressing systemic risk in financial markets, self-organization in large corporations, and robustness and security in large technology infrastructures. Prior to joining Fidelity Dr. Benbrahim advised Venture Capital firms on investments and going to market strategies in mobile and social media. During his thirteen year tenure at Verizon Communications (previously GTE) Dr. Benbrahim assumed a number of business operations and technology roles. He led the deployment and design of Fault, Configuration, and Performance Management systems and processes for voice, data, and mobile Network Operations Centers in the US, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Argentina. As Chief Technology Architect he led a number of large software integration and deployment projects including the integration of large backend systems for the domestic yellow pages business unit and modernization of billing and customer service systems and processes for Verizon's mobile business unit in the Dominican Republic. As head of the Verizon's mobile yellow pages business unit in 2003, Dr. Benbrahim was responsible for the launch of new mobile phone products including local advertising, weather, movies, maps, and driving directions. Dr. Benbrahim holds a PhD in Engineering (robotics and machine learning) from the University of New Hampshire, a DEA in Control Systems from Universite de Caen, France, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

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Hamid Benbrahim Hamid Benbrahim is vice president, Applied Complexity Research at Fidelity Investments.
Prior to joining Fidelity Dr. Benbrahim most recently advised Private Equity firms on mobile technology and digital media. He began his technology and telecommunications career with GTE Laboratories (now Verizon) where he assumed a number of research and operations roles, including Director of Advanced Technology group managing the mobile yellow pages business unit and leading technology architecture initiatives, Director of Project Management for Verizon International where he led projects in restructuring of billing and customer service operations, and consolidating voice, data, and mobile network operations centers in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Argentina. Dr. Benbrahim holds a Ph.D. in robotics and machine learning from the University of New Hampshire, and an MBA in finance from the Columbia Business School.

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Hamid Benbrahim, Fidelity Investments
Hamid Benbrahim is vice president and head of the Center for Applied Complexity at Fidelity Investments, where he addresses systemic risk in financial markets, self-organization in large corporations, and robustness and security in large technology infrastructures. Prior to joining Fidelity Dr. Benbrahim advised venture capital firms on investments and going to market strategies in mobile and social media. During his 13-year tenure at Verizon Communications (previously GTE), Benbrahim assumed a number of business operations and technology roles. He led the deployment and design of Fault, Configuration, and Performance Management systems and processes for voice, data, and mobile Network Operations Centers in the US, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Argentina. As chief technology architect, he led a number of large software integration and deployment projects, including the integration of large backend systems for the domestic yellow pages business unit and modernization of billing and customer service systems and processes for Verizon's mobile business unit in the Dominican Republic. As head of the Verizon's mobile yellow pages business unit in 2003, Benbrahim launched new mobile phone products, including local advertising, weather, movies, maps, and driving directions. Benbrahim holds a PhD in Engineering (robotics and machine learning) from the University of New Hampshire; a DEA in Control Systems from Universite de Caen, France; and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

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