Dr. Suhayya (Sue) Abu-Hakima, an entrepreneur Co-Founder/CEO of Alstari Corporation, her third AI company focussed on safety and security. Sue is a rare woman tech entrepreneur with a reputation for excellence & innovation. As a successful three-time start-up entrepreneur, she has formed boards of directors & advisors & directed business strategy, ensuring products and services match customer need.
Her second startup Amika Mobile was focussed on critical & emergency communications. She transitioned that AI exit to Genasys as VP. Her first start-up, AmikaNow! spun from government R&D labs, focussed on AI and automatic content analysis. Its Compliance Business was acquired by Entrust & she transitioned it as VP Content Technology.

Her 38+ years in technology have resulted in an exemplary record as an Industry leader, employer, and pioneer. Sue holds over 45 International patents in AI, security, content analysis, emergency & mobile messaging. As many as 35 Global Companies have cited her pioneering patents including Google, Apple, Ford, etc. She has over 100 publications and respective speeches on AI and tech.

Sue has a B.Eng. from McGill University & honors AI M. Eng. & honors AI Doctorate from Carleton University. She has been active on Boards of Directors for 38+ years. She served for 8 yrs as Director & Vice Chair for Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE), for 6 yrs on the Private Sector Advisory Board for National Centers of Excellence (NCE). She served on Dalhousie’s Big Data Institute & McGill’s Innovation Board. She also served on the ENCQOR 5G board.

She was named by Security Products &Tech in their 2022 Hall of Fame issue for helping transform the security industry through innovation, dedication, and community participation. She was ASIS Chapter 140 Chair for Ottawa, Canada in 2021.

In 2021, she was awarded a Global Impact Women of Inspiration award from UWN. Sue was invested into the Order of Ontario in 2011 and honored with Queen Elizabeth II Medal for Service to Canada in 2012. Sue has been named to the Top 25 Women of Influence. She was also honored twice as a Top 100 Most Powerful by the WXN in the Trailblazer Category. Her startups have won 25+ awards including 6 US GOVIES & ASIS Judge’s Choice & Security’s Best in emergency communications and Top 10 Angel Backed company Nationally. Often an invited speaker, she has spoken at GSX, ASIS, RSA, Inbox, NetSeC, CTIA, Start-up Canada, & Global Affairs on entrepreneurship and technology.

– AI tech start-ups & exits
– public safety & security
– entrepreneurship
– frequent speaker engagements