About Nomad Futurist

The Nomad Futurist podcast is designed to explore the evolution of technology and society and to inspire younger generations to select critical infrastructure and related technologies as a career path. Guest technology leaders are invited to discuss not only the innovative work that they do but also the fascinating personal journeys that brought them to where they are today, providing insights into a world that is often not well understood. The bi-weekly episodes are candid and conversational in tone and cover a range of industry-specific topics in a way that cuts through complexity. They also examine the world we live in, including the challenges of living through a pandemic and preparing for a technology career that may not yet exist. See full Press Release 

About the Co-Hosts

With real business experience and a deep understanding of technology, Phillip Koblence and Nabeel Mahmood know the difference between science fiction and useful forecasting. Rather than focusing on the distant future, they devote themselves to scanning the horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, thereby sharing a compelling vision of tomorrow’s opportunities.

For over two decades, Phil and Nabeel have provided a powerful catalyst for organizations to create a vision of the future and the will to innovate. As futurists, they deliver a dynamic and entertaining vision of change, blending technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

Phillip Koblence

Phillip Koblence co-founded NYI (www.nyi.net) in 1996. Since then, he has successfully navigated through an ever-shifting infrastructure landscape and grown the company from a single data center in Lower Manhattan to a robust network with executional capabilities in key national and international markets. His leadership over a span of more than twenty years has positioned NYI as a leader in hybrid infrastructure solutions. Part of NYI’s success is due to the strong emphasis placed on building lasting relationships with clients. Through this focus on customer experience, and an ability to cut through complexity and hype, NYI has set the bar in the industry for high-touch infrastructure solutions. Phillip is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been profiled by Data Center Knowledge, TheWHIR, MSPMentor, and NJ BIZ. He has also contributed to CRN and NJ Business Magazine. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with an engineering degree.

Nabeel Mahmood

Nabeel Mahmood is a Technologist, Futurist, and a Keynote Speaker. His career is driven by one question – what’s next? He is passionate about the power of technology to deliver competitive and transformational change and the need to develop digital leadership that will create the enterprise of the future. He believes strongly in simplification, with a purpose.

 Nabeel brings 20 plus years of experience leading large-scale global technology organizations through seasons of explosive growth via M&A, global expansion, implementing new business models, and technology innovation. His expertise include leading organizations through transformation changes, connecting IT to the needs of the business, technology innovation, Big Data, Cloud, ERP, IoT, AI, ML, RPA, Mobility, and Data Centers. He brings a unique blend of experiences spanning the entire breadth of technology from Grid to Chip. At heart he’s a true technologist and futurist, he is a proven strategist, winsome communicator, and leader with extraordinary vision and operational expertise within large, complex organizations.

Nabeel is a strategic CXO identifying opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies and is an advisor to CIO’s, CTO’s and CEO’s across a number of industries. He servers on multiple boards of private and publicly traded companies, including United Security Bank.