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CEO & Director, International Data Group

CEO of Needham-based IDG, the world’s leading data, research, and media company for the technology industry, Ali has become the tech industry’s one to watch. Before his work at IDG, Ali was the CEO of Carbonite, growing its revenue to over a half-billion dollars in four years, and chief strategy officer at Hewlett Packard, where Ali played a pivotal role in the company’s turnaround.


Throughout his career, Ali has received a plethora of awards including the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for New England (2022), CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (2018), and 100 Most Influential People in Boston by Boston Magazine (2021, 2020 & 2018). Ali has served on various boards of publicly traded companies including iRobot, Henry Schein, Carbonite, and City National Bank. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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