Syed Alam

Syed Alam

Company: Accentedge

Job Title: Founder and CEO

Syed Alam is Founder & CEO of accentedge, a leading digital transformation company headquartered in Chicago.  He brings over 30 years of proven leadership in the fields of information technology, cloud computing, analytics and content protection.

Prior to founding Accentedge, Syed served as the Global Leader for Cloud Computing & Digital Workspace for Abbvie, Inc. overseeing global collaboration, cloud infrastructure, and solution architecture programs for this $28-Billion pharmaceutical company. He planned and lead digital transformation efforts, digital workspace, cloud computing, search, analytics, and content protection transformation initiatives.

Mr. Alam was Managing Director of Alam & Company, a consulting company he founded that specialized in design, implementation, and management of on-premise and cloud-based technology solutions for a wide range of markets, including health care, agriculture, sustainability, professional services, and media.  He also served as a Program Manager for Miller Brewing Company, and was the Founder and President of SoftGear Corporation, an award-winning technology company.

Syed holds an M.B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and received his B.B.A in Management Information Systems & Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has completed Strategy & Innovation programs from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology.).

Syed Alam Seminars

  • Pitch it! by 1871 Wed 26th Sep 03:00 - 03:50

    Pitch it! by 1871


    This unique presentation will see start-ups from 1871 sharing their latest cyber security innovations…

    1871 is the home of nearly 500 early-stage, high-growth digital startups and more than 1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. Visit for more information. Located in a 150,000 square-foot space over four floors in The Merchandise Mart, 1871 has more than 600 current mentors available to its members, as well as more than 80 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds and other organizations that make its extensive matrix of resources possible.



    Syed Alam, Founder & CEO, accentedge

    Securing Your Future: Using AI to Stop Cyber Criminals in Their Tracks
    In the ever-evolving digital landscape, your company’s data is exposed to internal and external threats every day. At Accentedge we use a world-wide network of sensors and software, including Machine Learning and AI, to detect patterns of potential problems and stop them in their tracks.

    Our information security platform is a comprehensive solution to defend against any kind of security theft, breaches or misuse of data and is continuously learning and improving over time. As a result, we can not only safeguard your corporate information, but also deliver major cost reductions, streamline workflows, automate processes and improve compliance.


    Brad Arlen, CEO, OneMe PBC

    Transforming Data Privacy From an Expense into an Asset
    Organizations willing to make a cultural shift that respects individual data privacy thru transparency, integrity, and self-sovereignty in the use of their data, will uncover entirely new product and service opportunities that transform the expense of data privacy into an asset.


    Anil Saldanha, Founder and CEO, Seamless Technologies Inc

    Cyber Risk Management made easy
    Cyber Risk Management has become a critical need for companies that deal with sensitive data primarily in regulated industries such as Healthcare, Finance and HR. The session will focus on the elements of a successful cyber risk management strategy and a roadmap to adopt one. The session will highlight some critical use cases that the startup has successfully worked on.


    Syed Alam

    Syed Alam

    Time / Place

    Wed 26th Sep 03:00 to 03:50

    Cyber Hack Theatre