We Are… IT! Feature Friday – Shahid Ali


Shahid Ali

IT Systems Integration Specialist


What degrees do you hold?

Masters in Computer Science – Marshall University
Bachelors in Information Technology – University of Pune (India)

Describe your role in MUIT in 10 words for less:

ERP focused responsibilities and develop programmatic solutions to complex enterprise problems.

Favorite thing about working in IT or at MU:

Autonomy – I’m allowed to be Innovative.
Collaboration & Culture – Everyone in Marshall shares the same vision, work for the betterment of our organization and the community.

Favorite Restaurant in Huntington/Charleston area:

Laury’s Restaurant in Charleston.

Favorite Vacay Spot:

California Bay Area.

Who inspires you?:

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo. This quote reflects my ideology. Travelling is one of my parallel inclinations. I feel there is so much to absorb from the world, and every new destination makes us wiser and more experienced than before.

Currently Watching/Binging:

Seal Team, Altered Carbon and Boss Baby Series

Something you can’t live without?:

Family – My family, is, was and, always will be my strength
Professionalism – In order to compete and keep up the pace with the competitive world, it is equally important to embrace your inner self

Most adventurous thing you’ve done?:

An aerobatic thrill ride in the World War II Stearman Biplane.

Coolest thing you’re currently working on?:

AR SDK for developing iOS App.

Hobbies/Pastimes:

Playing guitar and reading books.

Additional Interests:

I volunteer with Marshall Artists Series to work at Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.