Dr. Hasan Alkhatib is a technology executive, entrepreneur, and innovator living in Silicon Valley, California. He is an international technology and business consultant. Alkhatib holds 74 US and international patents in the fields of networking, network security, and cloud computing. He is an international speaker and was the lead author of nine co-authors of The Computing 2022 Report, commissioned by the President of the Computer Society of the IEEE in 2014. The report projected the impact of progress in technology on society by the year 2022. He is the author of over 50 scholarly articles in the fields of networking, network security, and distributed processing.
Alkhatib started his career in 1981 as a professor of computer science and engineering at Santa Clara University, in the heart of Silicon Valley. In 1998, he founded and ran IP Dynamics, a software startup company that developed the industry’s first software defined VPN solution. It offered a service platform that enabled securing connections among any group of users and their services, based on group security policy. Members of the virtual group could connect from anywhere to anywhere, independent of their physical locations. The solution was adopted by major telecommunication carriers like AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, China Telecom, China Netcom, China Unicom, China Mobile, British Telecom, and Etisalat in the UAE. In 2008, he was hired by Microsoft to become General Manager of their Enterprise Networking Group, a $200 million business. He then became chief architect for networking and network security for Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure. Microsoft incorporated a version of the virtual VPN technology invented by Alkhatib in its Windows Azure platform. The solution enabled Virtual Machines in the cloud to be securely and automatically connected to enterprise on-premises resources without requiring complex setups.
Alkhatib received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California in 1983; an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology 1977; and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Baghdad in 1975.