Data Center POST had the opportunity to connect with Nabeel Mahmood, Managing Director of Nomad Futurist Foundation (Nomad Futurist). Nabeel’s career is driven by one question – what’s next? With his passion for the power of technology to deliver competitive and transformational change, he offers unique insights about the topics upcoming at PTC’24. Learn more about this futurist’s views by reading the interview below.

Data Center Post (DCP) Question: PTC’s Annual Conference is a strategic springboard for the global communications industry, and this year is no different. How is your business addressing AI needs, keeping in mind the upcoming rules and risks associated with AI?

Nabeel Mahmood (NM) Answer: Though Nomad Futurist and its foundation is a non-profit, we continue to address the importance of ethical and responsible AI practices whilst considering regulations and risks. Our outreach includes, and is not limited to, educating educators, users, and the next-generation with a keen focus on Ethical AI Principles that guide the development and deployment of AI systems. This includes considerations of fairness, transparency, accountability, and user privacy. We continue to educate users and stakeholders about the capabilities and limitations of AI. Managing expectations and providing clear information can reduce the likelihood of misunderstandings and dissatisfaction.

DCP Q: At PTC’24 there will be a few sessions focusing on the status and opportunities in the telecom market. From telecom equipment, services, and wireless communication, which area of the industry does your company focus on, and where do you see the industry heading in the next 5-10 years?

NM A: Nomad Futurist focuses on every bit of the Information Technology sector (ex: from Dirt to the Bit of computing) and from Sports to Retail, Transportation to Artificial Intelligence, i.e. every possible vertical. Predicting the future is inherently uncertain, but based on current trends and developments the progress in quantum may lead to the development of more powerful large-scale practical applications including but not limited to security.

DCP Q: At PTC’24, on January 23, 2024, the Infrastructure Builders panel will discuss how the world will look in 2033 (10 years), when we are one-third of the way through the digital century. How are you approaching projects and planning for future growth with the shifting utilization of digital infrastructure?

NM A: We believe that the future requires the ability to adopt agile methodologies to enhance flexibility and adaptability whilst developing platforms and infrastructure that are modular, scalable, and sustainable.

DCP Q: PTC’24 is the 46th annual PTC Conference. During this four-day event, how can people meet or learn more about you (or after PTC’24 )?

NM A: We welcome the opportunity to connect with your readers and PTC’24 attendees on social platforms. You can easily find as at @nomadfuturist or simply look out for the nomads…

DCP Q: What else would you like for our readers to know that you haven’t already shared about your company?

NM A: The Nomad Futurist Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to demystify the world of digital infrastructure and the related technologies that impact every aspect of our daily lives. Our primary focus is to empower and inspire younger generations through exposure to the underlying technologies that power our digital world and cultivate the next generation of industry leaders. Through the contributions of our supporters, we are launching global programs in partnership with a range of education providers, NGOs, and other nonprofit organizations committed to educating children in underprivileged communities, promoting diversity and inclusion, and opening up opportunities for growth and new career paths. Connect with us on your social platform of choice @nomadfuturist

If you want to learn more about PTC’24, please visit: The event takes place January 21-24, 2024 in Honolulu, HI – registration is still open for those interested in attending.

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