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Abdulla Hisham
Born (1984-06-18) June 18, 1984 (age 33)
Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Residence Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater LBS College of Engineering ,
SLP
Occupation Cofounder and ED of Foradian Technologies
Website foradian.com

Abdulla Hisham is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Foradian Technologies, a Bangalore-based company that builds innovative web applications for education domain. IndianExpress quotes "Foradian, born in a town that nobody can point to on a map, but selling its product globally". [1]

Hisham is a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Kannur University, India and won the nation-wide attention for the final year engineering project involving hacking of electronic magenetic waves commonly known as Van Eck phreaking. [2] [3] [4]

Hisham worked as a control system and automation engineer and lead the famous automation project for UAE University, which is ranked as the best Research University in the GCC and the world’s largest, single education public-private partnership project. Project comprised of automating 46 buildings in total. [5] [6]

Foradian Technologies was started in 2009 by eight childhood friends in South India. Hisham played a crucial role in growing Foradian from a small town startup to a profitable technology company and helped in winning prestigeous awards including MIT TR35 2012 Award [7] [8] [9] , Edustars Award [10] [11], Star Enterpreneur Award [12] and NASSCOM Emerge 10 [13] [14] [15] for innovations in technology and business model in education . Fedena was also listed in the prestigeous NASSCOM Social Innovation Award finalist 2013. [16]

Hisham is a TEDx speaker [17] and was invited to speak at various international conferences like International FOSS Conference India [18] , Indiana LinuxFest USA [19] and various other institutes. Hisham is also a Startup Leadership Program fellow and he mentors various other product startups from India.


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Category:Bangalore Category:Businesspeople Category:Educational technology Category:Free software


--Abdulla Hisham (talk) 19:27, 5 February 2013 (UTC)