Ahmar Abbas is the Vice President of ASP Services at Blackboard Inc. Previously he was Founder and Managing Director of Grid Technology Partners, a technology market research firm. He has held senior management position at Ciena Corporation, Zaffire Inc, UUNet Technologies and Salomon Brothers.
He is the author of Grid Computing: A Practical Guide to Technology and Applications, (Charles River Media, 2004). Abbas has been frequently quoted in Business Week, Red Herring, CIO and other technology publications.