Khaled Elamrawi is the president of Brightskies. He co-founded the company in 2017, with focus on providing professional software services globally in the areas of automotive software development, and High Performance and Cloud Computing.
Prior to his current role at Brightskies, Dr. Khaled Elamrawi was Intel’s Regional Director for Enterprise Solutions and services in the Middle East. Prior to taking on that role Dr. Elamrawi was Intel’s General Manager, Egypt, Levant and North Africa. Before that, Dr. Elamrawi was director of Intel’s Platform Definition Center based in Cairo. The Cairo center is one of the four that Intel opened worldwide to define, plan and develop specific products for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region.
Dr. Elamrawi joined Intel in 1999 as a senior process engineer with Intel’s Portland Technology Development Group, developing lithography processes for Intel’s leading manufacturing technologies. He also contributed to the startup of Intel’s first 300mm wafer fab in Oregon.
Prior to his move to Egypt in 2005, Dr. Elamrawi was a launch marketing manager with Intel’s Business Client Group, responsible for the worldwide launch of Intel’s desktop platforms including microprocessors and chipsets.
Dr. Elamrawi was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1968. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in 1991 and 1994 from Alexandria University, Egypt, his Ph.D. from Old Dominion University in Virginia, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and received his Executive MBA from University of Oregon in 2004.
Hicham Joined Brightskies as Chief Operations Officer in November 2017. Hicham was previously the R&D director and deputy GM for Valeo Egypt, since 2011. Valeo Egypt is Valeo’s biggest software development center, employing more than 1300 Engineer and serving all of Valeo’s Business Groups
Prior to his role at Valeo Mr. Arafa worked with Intel Corp as the business development manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa, where he opened multiple offices for Intel in Algeria, Morocco and Libya. Prior to that Hicham served as the strategic initiatives manager for Intel’s Platform Definition Center based in Cairo. The Cairo center is one of the four that Intel opened worldwide to define, plan and develop specific products for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region.
Mr. Arafa joined Intel in the USA, in 1999 where he worked for the Enterprise Server Group, then The Embedded Intel Architecture Division as validation architect prior to his return to Egypt in 2003 to work for the Sales and Marketing Group.
Mr Arafa was born in Cairo 1971, he received his B.Sc in Electrical Communications from Cairo University in 1994, his MSEE, in high performance computing from West Virginia University, in 1998, and his MBA in technology management from the W.P.Carey school of business at Arizona State University, in 2003
Hossam Yahia is the chief Technical Officer for embedded systems in Brightskies. He has a total of 14 years of professional experience, most of them in Automotive software development. He co-founded the embedded systems service line in Brightskies by beginning of 2016 with special focus on Automotive market and the functional safety services.
Prior to this, Hossam worked as a functional safety expert in Valeo since 2012, where he led the deployment activities of ISO26262 in both product lines GEEDS and CDV and worked as a coach for functional safety for different development and testing teams. He also initiated the Software safety service line in Valeo Egypt.
Hossam led the software team of CIE in Valeo Egypt in the period from 2006 until 2011 where he led development and testing activities for Body controllers and Interior Electronic systems for both AUTOSAR-based and Non-AUTOSAR systems.
Before Joining Valeo, Hossam worked for the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences where he participated in the development and modeling of remote sensing satellite on-board navigation systems in the period 2004 to 2006.
Born in 1981 in Cairo, Hossam got his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Cairo University in 2003. and got his Master of Science degree in Communications and Information Technology â€“Software Engineering from Nile University in 2014 with special focus on software safety analyses.
Hossam authored six conference publications and gave two public speeches in international events about software safety. He is a Technical reviewer for safety critical systems at the US Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)world congress event since 2012. In addition, he is a worldwide trainer for functional safety in Egypt, France, Germany, USA, Ireland, Hungary, and Czech Republic.Â
His experience in automotive systems development and analysis include ADAS systems covering sensor development like Laser, Radar, Cameras, and feature development like ACC, AEB, Highway Assist, Automatic Parking and Surrounding Vision systems. He has also has experiences in high integrity Interior Electronic Systems and Electric Vehicle up to ASIL D.