Mir Ali
About Me

Mir Ali has over 18+ years of experience leading technology teams across financial services, travel & transportation, automotive, and information technology industries. He has substantial experience leading large-scale multiyear program and managing multi-million dollar complex technology portfolios. He excels in areas such as digital transformation, cloud strategy, DevOps/DevSecOps, data science, product development, enterprise architecture, agile transformation, and team leadership. 

 Mir’s career began with a stint at prominent airliner United, where he served as Senior Manager IT of Application Development. He’d soon move on to become Senior Manager Engineering & Chief of Staff at location platform company HERE Technologies. Followed by a four-year stretch as Head of Platform Engineering at Fitch Group. That company’s Senior Director Max Zalaznick hailed Mir as – “highly motivated,” and – “capable of demonstrating strong expertise in a wide array of thought leadership, innovation, planning, and execution skills.” Mir’s next challenge would be in the role of Senior Director of Product Development and Architecture for an auto sales enterprise Net Direct Dealer Solutions. He’d earn rave reviews and once again prove himself to be an asset to his employers and colleagues with company Chief Product Engineer Brandon Burris calling him – “a truly gifted architect and technical leader but moreover, one of the finest individuals I have ever met.” Earlier this year Mir settled into a new position at Chicago-based software firm Entrigna as Head of Solution Delivery & Architecture. Where his job duties include developing and executing the technology strategies and roadmap to meet client objectives with existing and/or emerging technologies in healthcare and life sciences.

Mir holds a Bachelors of Science in Management Information System from Northern Illinois University Dekalb, Illinois.
He lives in the city of Chicago, IL. with his wife and four children.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, attending speaking engagements, and playing the English sport of cricket.
He and his wife also operate a private non-profit 501c(3) elementary school out of Wheaton, IL. called Carriers of Light.
The educational institution was first founded by the couple in 2013.

Achievements To be known as a Business Transformation leader, helping organizations to reinvent their process and jump-start innovation using artificial intelligence and relevant technology.
Area of interest include text mining, knowledge extraction and cognitive bots.
My Objective

Share practical knowledge that anyone can use to get a job or to level up. My goal is to merge “Theory” with “The Practical” and show students how to apply what they learn right away. This can be a new job in IT with no previous experience, leveling up at an existing company, or even switching careers altogether.