In addition to teaching at Northwestern University, Shahid is currently an advisor to several early-stage firms focused on the wireless and IoT helping entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into world class companies.

Shahid was a Partner at PwC responsible for several digital practices including Emerging Technologies, IoT, Data & Analytics, PwC’s Emerging Technologies Lab. Prior to PwC, Shahid had a 20-year career with Accenture as a Managing Director responsible for Accenture’s North America Communications $1B+ business. 

He serves on the advisory boards in the Smart Network Council, Cellular Telecommunication and Internet Association (CTIA), Northwestern University Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) program and The Coral Group.

In February 2011, Shahid was appointed as an Advisor to the FCC advising on technology issues facing the United States.  Shahid has worked on several policy issues and currently serves as the chair for IoT and cyber-security working groups.

Shahid Ahmed, Adjunct Faculty, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University