Dr. Hashim is a former IBM professional who received his PhD in Information Technology with AI from George Mason University. His dissertation and research focus was on Intelligent Agent Design and Conversation Continuity in immersive learning and teaching environments. Throughout his career he worked on intelligent agents and augmented environment designs for users in Telecommunications, Mortgage Finance, Healthcare , and Public Service & Public Safety domains. With strong experience in Enterprise Architecture, Dr. Hashim helped solve the problem of a suitable cognitive architecture for artificial intelligence. His interest areas include agents & environments, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.