FOUNDER & CEO
Syed Alam is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of accentedge, a leading digital transformation company headquartered in Chicago.
Mr. Alam is responsible for overall management of the company, setting its strategic direction, ensuring execution against corporate objectives, and be the champion for customers, employees and stakeholders. He sets the tone for company’s values, ethics, and culture through its commitment to helping customers gain competitive edge.
He brings over 30 years of proven leadership in the fields of information technology, cloud computing, analytics and content protection. He has delivered major cost reductions, automated processes, improved compliance, deployed enterprise-level solutions, and enhanced profitability for some of the largest organizations in the public and private sector.
Prior to founding accentedge in January 2018, Syed served as the Global Leader for Cloud Computing & Digital Workspace for Abbvie, Inc. overseeing global collaboration, cloud infrastructure, and solution architecture programs for this $28-Billion pharmaceutical company. He planned and lead digital transformation efforts, digital workspace, cloud computing, search, analytics, and content protection transformation initiatives.
From April 2004 to September 2013, Mr. Alam was Managing Director of Alam & Company, a consulting company he founded that specialized in design, implementation, and management of on-premise and cloud-based technology solutions for a wide range of markets, including health care, agriculture, sustainability, professional services, and media. He served as a Program Manager for Miller Brewing Company for April 2001 to April 2004, and was the Founder and President of SoftGear Corporation, an award-winning technology company from January 1993 to April 2001.
Mr. Alam began his professional Career in 1987 at M&I Data Services, now FIS, and held positions of increasing responsibility until 1992. He holds an M.B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and received his B.B.A in Management Information Systems & Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has completed Strategy & Innovation programs from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Syed resides in suburban Chicago with his wife and three kids. He is an avid cyclist, runner and swimmer and recently completed four triathlons as well as six marathons including the Chicago, New York City and Boston Marathons.