Nayeem Islam is CEO and co-founder of Blue Hexagon. Previously, Nayeem was VP and Head of Qualcomm’s R/D group in Silicon Valley where he led an award-winning team building deep learning, sensors, and security products. He pioneered optimizations for a large family of machine learning algorithms on mobile phones, including deep learning. He lead the team whose innovations were a key part of Qualcomm’s patent portfolio. Previously, Nayeem was an executive at NTT DoCoMo, Amazon and IBM. At NTT DoCoMo and Amazon he pioneered innovations in mobile software. At IBM he designed and implemented the scheduling software for the SP supercomputers that were used in advanced applications including the chess program called DeepBlue that defeated the world chess champion Gary Kasparov.

Nayeem is well known as a pioneer in security and internationally recognized as such in 2017 when he was the co- recipient of ACM POPL’s 2017 Most Influential Paper award. His paper foresaw JavaScript security problems in 2007, long before the industry had taken notice. He is the author of a best-selling book and over 40 referred papers. He holds 80 patents in a wide range of fields from machine learning optimizations, to security. He has a PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an MS from Stanford University and a BS from Princeton University.