Lead Independent Director
Mohamad Ali has served as a director since August 2015 and brings extensive experience with capital allocation in technology companies, as well as strategic software development, including cloud infrastructure and data analytics. Mohamad became chief executive officer and a director of International Data Group, Inc. (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, events and research company, in August 2019. Prior to this, he had served as the president, chief executive officer and director of Carbonite, Inc., a global leader in data protection, since 2014. Mohamad successfully led Carbonite’s continued growth, serving the ever-evolving technology needs of small and midsize businesses and consumers. Previously, Mohamad served as chief strategy officer at Hewlett-Packard, a manufacturer of computers and enterprise products, from 2012 to 2014 and president of Avaya Global Services, an enterprise communications company. He also served in senior leadership roles at IBM Corporation, a multinational technology and consulting company, where he acquired numerous companies to build IBM’s analytics and big data business. Mohamad is a director of Oxfam America and Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and previously served on the board of directors of Carbonite, Inc, City National Corporation and City National Bank. The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council recognized Mohamad as “CEO of the Year” in 2018 and he was named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2008 “40 Under 40” list. Mohamad holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Stanford University.