URM GROUP CRO Nabil Abu el Ata Accepted into Forbes Business Council

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Dr. Nabil Abu el Ata, Co-founder and Chief Research Officer (CRO) of URM GROUP, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Dr. Abu el Ata was selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

As a member of the Council, Dr. Abu el Ata has access to exclusive opportunities to extend his professional influence and collaborate with other respected leaders. Dr. Abu el Ata will also author original articles to share his expert insights and contribute to published Expert Panels alongside other experts on

“I am honored to have been accepted into Forbes’ Business Council to join like-minded professionals, extend our company’s strategic vision, and amplify its impact on the industry leaders we serve,” said Nabil Abu el Ata, Chief Research Officer of URM Group. “Connecting with other great minds encourages novel ideas and will lead our company to new opportunities. In return, I look forward to sharing the insights I have gained over my 30-plus years of experience as a scientist and business technology leader with other aspiring entrepreneurs.”


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Dr. Nabil Abu el Ata is an award-winning mathematician, inventor, and author of Solving the Dynamic Complexity Dilemma, The Tyranny of Uncertainty, and Leading from Under the Sword of Damocles. In the late 1970s, the predictive accuracy of Abu el Ata’s algorithms made it possible to launch the first satellites into orbit. Since then, he has dedicated his career to helping business, government, and scientific leaders harness the power of algorithmic intelligence to bring dynamically complex problems into focus and turn organizational goals into executable strategies. As the co-founder and chief research officer of URM GROUP, Abu el Ata drives awareness, adoption, and development of digital twin technologies and intelligent decision-making tools in alignment with the demands of the fourth industrial revolution.


URM GROUP delivers the answers executives and operational teams need to consistently deliver value and control risks arising from the complex nature of global business operations. Using a unique combination of digital twin technologies and intelligent decision-making tools, URM GROUP products bring problems into focus and verify which actions should be taken to advance business goals. Leaders within critical infrastructure, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and governments use X-ACT® to deliver operational excellence and make informed decisions relating to a wide range of strategic objectives, including optimization, digital transformation, green supply chain, and smart manufacturing.

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