Jawad Khaki

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Uhuru Software Inc

17530 NE Union Hill Road Suite 120, Redmond, Washington, United States
Uhuru Software Inc
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Last Updated 7/16/2016

General Information

Employment History

Hardware Design Engineer Developing Hardware  - GEC Computers Ltd.

UNIX Development Consultant  - AT&T Bell Laboratories


Honorary Doctorate of Technology  - The O2


Board Member  - Research Bank

President and Founding Director  - Khaki Foundation

Advisory Board Member  - SB FOUNDATION

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Jawad Khaki is Co-Founder and CEO of Uhuru Software, Inc. where he is working on integrated application development platforms, management tools and services to enable rapid development and deployment of solutions in private or public clouds by enterprises and service providers.
In his previous role as Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corp., Jawad (until 2009) led engineers and business leaders to deliver integrated networking, communication and device technologies for the Microsoft® Windows platforms - empowering people with information and enabling them to seamlessly work, play and communicate. Jawad started his career at Microsoft in 1989. Graduating with a B Sc. (Hon) in Computer Engineering in 1979 from the The City University, Jawad spent his early career (1979-1985) designing and developing hardware, firmware and software for GEC Computers Ltd. and communication software for UNIX at AT&T Bell Laboratories (1985-1989). A native of Tanzania, Jawad has been an active since the age of 13 with various non-profit organizations in Tanzania, Pakistan, England and now in the Greater Seattle area in the USA. In 1997 Jawad helped establish the Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN) and served as its President until 2011. In December 2003 Jawad and his wife Kaniz established the Khaki Foundation to provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of society with essential needs and through educational endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering. Jawad was recognized nationally with the sixth annual Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation in May 2003. Jawad envisions an America that, with its rich tapestry of pluralism, incorporating all ethnicities and religions, inspires not only those just within its borders but all those who inhabit our planet.

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Jawad Khaki - co-founder and CEO
Jawad Khaki is a former Microsoft Corporate Vice President and a 20 year veteran of the company. Jawad led engineers and business leaders to deliver networking, communication and device technologies for Microsoft Windows client and server operating system platforms. Trained and educated as a computer engineer in London, Jawad started his career in 1979 as a hardware design engineer developing hardware and firmware for UK based GEC Computers Ltd. and then in 1985 started working as a UNIX development consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories. With roots in software development and long experience leading development teams on UNIX and Windows. Jawad understands the challenges that .NET developers face.

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Songea's Kids- Helping Children in Southern Tanzania

Jawad Khaki, CEO, Uhuru Software, Inc., who was born in Songea, gave the keynote address "There is More to Mine in Africa than Minerals".
See photos on the Songea's Kids Facebook page.

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