Meet the

Drawn from industry and academia, the Institute of Data education committee guides the development of certification standards and education to ensure that our education programs meet the needs of members and the industry.

Allen Nugent
Allen Nugent

Allen Nugent is an experienced Data Scientist with industry expertise in customer behaviour, risk prediction, customer service, HR and eHealth. From 2015, Allen worked as a consultant to SME and enterprises, supporting digital transformation through predictive analytics and data systems for informing strategic decision-making and driving smarter business operations.

Ahmed Fattah
Ahmed Fattah

Ahmed Fattah is the Chairman of the Academic Board and the Senior Data Science and AI Trainer at the Institute of Data. Ahmed is an experienced Full Stack Data Scientist and was the former AI Solution Architect at IBM where he held various roles in IT and Analytics for over 15 years. Ahmed’s extensive commercial experience covers local and international projects, successfully designing and implementing technology projects for IBM at SMEs, enterprises and government.

Alfred Krzywicki

Alfred Krzywicki is a Research Fellow in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia, with a background in both software engineering and AI. Alfred received his Ph.D. from the same university in 2012, working on social media analysis and contributed to the implementation and commercial deployment of a recommender system. Alfred's current research interests include recommender systems, text and stream mining for knowledge extraction from web and social media documents.