Mohammad Mahdi Kashef is an entrepreneur and an entrepreneurship consultant and Digital Transformation professor at Mahan Business School (MBS). He combines science with practice in his activities and publications. He is the author of cutting edge papers like   ‘Decision Support Tool for IoT Service Providers Cost-Performance Optimization for IoT-based Sensor-Actor Systems” and “Cost model based service placement in federated hybrid clouds”

Besides teaching in different business schools and institutions, Mohammad Mahdi Kashef served as a representative of the Iran Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. He is also co-founder and CEO of Digital Switch Company

He holds a Ph.D. in International IT Policy from Seoul National University, Master of IT management, from the Allameh Tabatabaee University of Tehran.