Basil Ayass

Education Lead - Middle East, Turkey, and Africa


Basil Ayass is the Regional Sales Lead at Google Cloud for the Education and Healthcare sector in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. He describes himself as an extroverted nerd with his head in the cloud. Basil joined Google from Nutanix where he served as the Regional Sales Director for the Middle East. Prior to that, he held a number of sales and marketing leadership roles with Dell EMC, VMware, and Sun Microsystems. Basil has an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a Bachelor in Computer & Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Fluent in both Arabic and English, he lives in Dubai with his wife Nadine and 2 sons: Dan and Theo.


Future Transformation Zone

16 November 2022 | 15:00 - 15:20 | English | Reinventing the learning experience with Artificial Intelligence

We’re living in unprecedented times in education with a widening learning gap. The misalignment of competencies needed to perform work in today’s digital world has never been larger. As microcredentials and professional certificates exponentially grow in popularity, academic institutions need to transform to align to this changing world. Recent advances in Artificial intelligence have positioned this technology to play a critical role in this transformation. Join us at this session to see how Google Cloud and our partners are using AI to dynamically create digital academic content at a much faster rate, offer more personalized and adaptive learning and automate repetitive manual tasks to help teachers spend more quality time with students.