Farid has a deep passion for applying innovative technology to solve real world problems. His professional journey began 23 years ago as a software engineer designing and building mission critical software for the aerospace industry at companies such as Allied Signal Aerospace, Canadian Marconi, Spar Aerospace and Lockheed Martin. His projects included control software for the pneumatic and bleed air systems for the Boeing 7x7 and MD11 aircrafts, GPS sensor unit for the Boeing 777 aircraft, and joint electronic unit for the Canadarm1.
For his next challenge in the late 90’s, he spent time honing his entrepreneurial skills with three different software start-ups in the telecom and financial services sectors helping them transform napkin ideas into commercial product offerings, building and growing each one into successful businesses.
As an entrepreneur, while he currently focuses his attention on driving technology innovation in the healthcare industry with information management, data analytics and decision support solutions, he makes no secret about that the fact that he loves anything to do with data and innovation in the Big Data space.
Farid is an avid soccer fan, active advisor and angel investor in emerging software start-ups.