Abbes Seqqat

Chief Information Officer, Forbes Middle East

Abbes Seqqat is Forbes Middle East Chief Information Officer leading the organization digital transformation effort to disrupt the media industry in the region. Prior to joining Forbes Middle East, he spent 13 years at IBM US heading up multiple business units. His most recent role was to lead IBM Watson global technical sales organization from 2013 to 2017. Abbes head up IBM managed services business unit in Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2009 to 2013.

Before IBM, Abbes worked as a business and technology consultant for Accenture US in financial services industry with a focus on artificial intelligence wealth management solutions. Abbes holds a bachelor degree in computer engineering out of UNCC and a MBA in Global Strategic Management from Pfeiffer Business School.

Abbes is passionate about artificial intelligence, IoT, quantum computing and enjoys playing tennis, soccer and golf.