Hani Elgebaly is the founder and chief executive officer of AvidBeam Technologies Inc., an AI company specialized in scalable video processing using deep learning, computer vision and Big Data techniques. AvidBeam developed object detection and classification video analytics applications for enhancing safety, security, and business intelligence. AvidBeam applications span markets such as Smart Cities, banks, hospitals, enterprises and transit systems as well as spotting insights and business intelligence in retail markets. AvidBeam was the winner of best AI startup at CES 2018 in LAS Vegas and was selected among top 100 African companies to impact the 4th industrial resolution by IFC among other awards.
During his tenure with Intel, he led the instantiation of Intel Mobile Platform Software Group in the US and in Bangalore, India in 2004 and championed the establishment of the first instantiation of Intel Labs in the Middle East and Africa in Cairo, Egypt in 2010. He also led the establishment of Wireless Center of Excellence (CEWA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Hani has more than 50 issued US patents, 10 international standard contributions and over 40 journal and conference publications. He is a Senior IEEE member and was nominated for Canada’s Governor General Award for scholarly academic achievement and for Canada Distinguished Researcher Award for unusual contribution in a PhD dissertation.
He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, M.S. degree in computational science from University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with highest honors from Cairo University, Egypt.