Ali Ahmed, a senior manager at Cisco Systems, has more than 18 years of experience assisting companies in managing energy and developing cost-effective strategies to reduce energy consumption and improve environmental sustainability.
In his current role leading the Global Energy Management and Sustainability team within Workplace Resource, Ali and the team focus on developing offerings and leading programs to improve sustainability while reducing operational expense and improving client satisfaction within Cisco facilities. Although the team leverages technology to achieve many of these goals, change management and occupant engagement are critical to success and play an important role in the design and execution of each project.
Ali has collaborated worldwide with both industrial and commercial companies as well as government and institutional facilities to analyze and apply a wide range of technological and operational improvements specific to the issue of energy management. He has specific knowledge in the operation of heating and cooling systems, small-scale generation including combined heat and power, and electrical systems. Ali is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Energy Manager, and Certified Energy Auditor with the Association of Energy Engineers.
Prior to Cisco, Ali worked for Deloitte Consulting, Rockwell Automation, and Novar, a division of Honeywell, in a variety of roles from sustainability consulting to engineering to business development. Ali completed his Executive MBA at the Weatherhead School of Management and also earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Case Western Reserve University.