Farhad Sayeed has been an IT leader in various software development, insurance, and airline industries for more than 25 years. He spent the last 16 years at American Airlines, implementing enterprise technologies in various lines of business, such as cargo, loyalty, employee technology, regional airlines, and more.
Farhad provides vision and technical know-how in a wide variety of areas, including compute (on-prem and cloud), storage, data protection (backup, archiving, and so on), load balancing, virtual desktops, and infrastructure as code. He is a pioneer in hyperconverged/converged and virtualization technologies, and he led an OpenStack implementation to support Pivotal PaaS for vital airline applications.
Farhad architected and oversaw the governance of American Airlines’ first public cloud (Azure). His deep technical knowledge extends from designing and operationalizing data center and hybrid cloud solutions through implementing automation via CMP, SDN, CI/CD, and the like.