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Basem Neseim’s Rhode Island story began in Alexandria, Egypt, where he was born and raised.
Choosing Bryant University to pursue his bachelor’s laid the foundation for his career at local insurer FM Global, where he began in 2002 as a co-op student. Nine years and three promotions later, he now is a manager of the company’s insurance-processing systems.
He helped lead a team of software engineers in the development of the largest software release in the company’s 176-year history, the Client Service System release 6; the software integrates different data sources and automates several business processes, such as invoicing and the delivery of insurance policies.
In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, the 34-year-old Neseim also helped coordinate FM Global’s data-center move from its former corporate headquarters on Atwood Avenue in Johnston to Central Avenue. He worked to ensure that the company would experience minimal downtime during the move.
Neseim, during his tenure at FM Global, has also managed to earn his master’s degree in information technology from Harvard University, where he has taught a graduate course on information-management systems since 2007.
He also co-chaired the Global Partnership and Development committee of the 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Chief Information Officer Symposium; more than 900 CIOs attending this year’s annual symposium.
Outside the workplace, Neseim is one of five referees for the FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – robotics competition and volunteers as a mentor for the Tech Collective. •
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