ዘኩርዕ ዜና፥ Meet Ghermay Araya, our March Alumni of the Month! Ghermay graduated from our deparment with a Bachelor’s degree in GIS in 1994. Ghermay is the founder and CEO of New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT) – a Washington, DC based Information Technology Products and Services Company (est. 2001). Read on for more background on Ghermay, as well as what advice he has for current students!
Ghermay has over 25 years of experience leading and implementing GIS and IT data and application development projects. He heads a dynamic team of professionals involved in the full-life-cycle of technology projects from big data analytics to public safety systems. Throughout the years, Ghermay has consistently used his deep background in GIS and a practical management style to solve real-world business problems for small and large clients alike, leading to innovative and lasting solutions. He currently manages teams deployed across both private and public sector customers including at the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce and Eastern States as well as private companies in the Utilities, Civil Engineering, Emergency Management and Public Safety sectors.
Ghermay is a consummate business development strategist and information technology consultant with a passion for organizing and leading teams to build sustainable technology solutions. In addition to operational management, providing high level guidance, and financing, Ghermay’s most important role is to encourage and provide the the NLT Teams with the entrepreneurial space and nurturing they need to build a world-class and scale-able solutions.