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Ghufran Ahmed

Ghufran Ahmed

VP Software Support, Oracle

Ghufran Ahmed is Oracle’s VP of Software Support, leading a large globally distributed organization focused on for Analytics and Middleware products for enterprise customers both on premise as well as on Cloud.  Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Ahmed was at eBay, Inc. as the Senior Director for the Global Services Solutions Technology group in the eBay Marketplaces division.  In his nearly 15 years at eBay, Ghufran led successful transformations involving people, process and technology changes overseeing some of the most complex programs resulting in significant business growth as well as savings. He also led the work in predictive analytics using machine learning in different domains such as fraud prevention, detection and payment verification.  Ghufran also led the architecture and implementation of a scalable billing system with a versatile payment gateway to the top financial clearing houses including interfaces to Paypal. 

Prior to eBay Ghufran was the VP of Engineering at Bluelight.com where he led the development of a highly resilient and scalable e-commerce retail website including setup of the data center infrastructure, implementation of CRM, Loyalty, Order Processing, Payments, and Logistics Integration with some of the industry’s largest retailers. 

Ghufran earned MS from Stanford University in Engineering and a dual BS/BA degree from California Institute of Technology and Bowdoin College.