Ghufran Ahmed

Ghufran Ahmed

VP of Software Support, Middleware, Analytics & Paas Cloud Services

Ghufran Ahmed is Oracle’s VP of Software Support, Middleware, BI and Hyperion, leading a large globally distributed organization.  Prior to joining Oracle, Mr Ahmed was at eBay, Inc. as the Senior Director for the Global Services Solutions Technology group in the eBay Marketplaces division.  In his approximately 15 years tenure at eBay, Mr. Ahmed led successful transformational technology, process and peoples, change overseeing some of the most complex business funded projects resulting in significant business growth as well as savings. Mr Ahmed also led the work in predictive analytics using Machine Learning in different domains such as fraud prevention and detection and payments verification. Prior to eBay, Mr Ahmed was the VP of Engineering at Bluelight.com where he led the development of a highly scalable system for the commerce retail website including setup of the data center infrastructure, implementation of CRM, Loyalty, Order Processing, Payments, and Logistics Integration with some of the industry’s largest retailers. Over the past 20 years Mr Ahmed has led larger and more complex technology organizations and initiatives and currently manages a team of over a 1000 passionate employees.  Mr Ahmed has previously held technology roles at Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.Ghufran earned MS from Stanford University in Engineering and a dual BS/BA degree from California Institute of Technology and Bowdoin College.