Name: Al Bennah
Program: Professional Evening MBA – RTP Campus
Previous Education: East Tennessee State University, B.S. Computer Science
Al Bennah is an experienced computer software professional with more than 15 years of continuous industry experience. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Teradata Corporation’s Raleigh, NC. In 2014, Al was honored to receive Teradata’s New Employee of the Year award. Prior to joining Teradata in April 2014, Al worked at IBM in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park for more than 14 years. In 2013, Al was awarded the distinction of IBM Master Inventor for his strong contributions to IBM’s patent portfolio.
Al holds a BS in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University and is an IBM Certified Systems Expert on Lenovo’s Intel-based and IBM’s Power-PC based hardware and software platforms. He is currently an MBA candidate in the NC State University Jenkins MBA program. Al has been issued 17 patents both in the United States and internationally, and has more than 25 patent applications pending review by the US Patent and Trademark Office. He believes strongly that the combination of his deep technical experiences and newly-gained business education can help him make a bigger impact in conceiving of and delivering products that will help us reimagine our world.