Shahir A. Daya is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO in the IBM Cloud Transformation Team. He is an IBM Senior Certified Architect and an Open Group Distinguished Chief/Lead IT Architect. Shahir has over twenty-three years at IBM with the last seventeen focused on application architecture assignments. He has experience with complex high volume transactional applications and systems integration. Shahir has led teams of practitioners to help IBM and its clients with application architecture for several years. His industry experience includes travel & transportation, banking, financial services, retail, public sector, and telecommunications. Shahir is currently focused on Cloud-Native and Microservices Transformations.

As CTO, Shahir is responsible for overall solution design and technical feasibility for client transformation programs. He has supported the design and standup of a joint client and IBM delivery centers, multiple mainframe and platform modernization programs, and microservices strategy and execution across multiple industries.

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