Haider Ahmed

Focused on efficiency and results.

About me

Haider Ahmed headshot photo at the Deca Ryerson Evolve conference 2016.

I’ve done 1 co-op placement at Eli Lilly in the Digital/Analytics unit and 2 placements at IBM, where I worked on the WA/CA platform (Hybrid Cloud unit – Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics). I am a full-time student enrolled in the Business Technology Management co-op program at Ryerson University. My program covers various business topics such as Accounting and Finance, Law, Economics and Marketing and it also cover IT topics such as Systems Analysis and Design, Business Process Design, Data and Information Management, IT and Enterprise architecture and Project Management.

I worked with a team of developers at the IBM Toronto Lab to contribute to the development of Dashboards, App tool-kits and the web interface for Watson Analytics. I used modern web technologies such as React and Webpack. I also solidified my JS and Node.js skills.

During my time at Eli Lilly, I used my analytical skills to find actionable insights and also helped the digital team with developing SEM and SEO strategies. I was also responsible for UX/UI management of the lillypro platform and create a more streamlined and friendly experience for the users.

I also freelance for fun! I've designed 3 sites for large scale concerts which featured Drake, Future, Diplo, French Montana, Dj Esco, Diplo, Baka, Roywoods, dvsn and other OVO members.
1st Concert (Drake and Future): 7500+ tickets sold-out in 5 mins
2nd Concert (Drake and DJ Esco): 2000 tickets sold-out in 2 mins
3rd Concert (Various A-list artists): 15000 tickets sold

Skills and Specializations







Analytics: Tableau and RapidMiner


Database management(Mongodb, MS. SQL and MySQL)

SEO/SEM (Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google AdWords)

Past Experience

Haider Ahmed with the IBM Watson Analytics team at the Toronto Spadina Lab.

IBM (Summer 2017): Watson Analytics Developer

Used modern web development technologies like React.js and webpack to develop and redesign different segments of IBM Watson Analytics.

Key Responsibilities
  • App toolkit: Helped the team by creating new dashboard components and implementing them in an app toolkit.
  • Guide: Created a sample app from scratch that displayed the different use cases of the app toolkit and also included detailed instructions to help other developers start using the react components without any trouble.
  • Defects fixes: Collaborated with the team to fix UI and performance bugs.
  • Environment setup: Helped the team with complex environment setups.

Term Rating: Excellent performance

Haider Ahmed with the IBM Watson Analytics developers at a party.

IBM (Fall 2016): Front End Developer

Used multiple web development technologies to develop and test different segments of IBM Watson Analytics.

Key Responsibilities
  • Web Development: Responsible for developing responsive segments for the Watson analytics platform. Used Wireframes to follow design requirements for both mobile and desktop devices.
  • Site Responsiveness: Worked with designers to specify site functionality, features and styling for both mobile and desktop devices.
  • Clean code: Followed team’s guidelines for writing code and using global variables.
  • Testing: Wrote test cases and helped debug errors to pass the testing phase.

Term Rating: Outstanding performance

Haider with the Eli Lilly Canada's Digital/IT unit.

Eli Lilly (Summer 2016):IT/Digital Summer Intern

Responsible for assessing UI/UX of Lilly Pro, an online platform for HCPs, using Analytics data and preparing solutions to improve user experience

Key Responsibilities
  • UX Management: Used analytics data and UX principles to find flaws in UI that could be fixed to improve the user experience.
  • SEO: Evaluated the meta tags and content of different affiliated websites to find strategies that increase the traffic generated through organic searches.
  • SEM: Planned SEM strategies with the Digital team in order get the best ROI and the most conversions for the given budget.
  • Analytics and visualization: Used Tableau and MS Excel to create analytics reports for the affiliated websites that gave insights on user behaviour and activity patterns and their relevance to the real world as to why certain events took place.

Term Rating: Very good performance

Haider Ahmed, Mitul Shah, Razi Syed and Abdullah Memon at the RBC Next Generation Innovators Hackathon, where they secured 3rd place.


Worked in agile enovironments to create wireframes, mockups and working prototypes of ideas within a very short amount of time.

  1. UofT Hacks 4 (2017)
  2. Hack the 6ix (2017)
  3. GM AI hacks (2017)
  4. RBC NGI Hackathon (2017) - 3rd Place (Demo App)

Student Group Involvement

Deca Ryerson - Vice President of IT (2016/17)

  • Working the marketing team to come up with website features and ideas.
  • Documenting the scope of the student group to align the vision of Deca Ryerson with the marketing efforts.
  • Manage the creative and IT team to maintain consistency of the student group marketing.

REC - Director of IT (2015/16)

  • Used Google Webmaster console to increase site online traffic.
  • Effective website development through WordPress and other web technologies.
  • Implemented the SQL databases for e-mail tracking, contacts and subscriptions.


The 6 Concert (Ft. Drake and DJ ESCO)
Featured on multiple media outlets including The Toronto Star, The Eyeopener and BlogTO. Click here for a short clip from the concert.

Parade and Concert 2015 (Ft. Drake, Future, Miguel, Zeds Dead and Norm Kelly)
Featured on multiple media outlets including CTV News, The Toronto Star, The Eyeopener, Now Toronto, Huffington Post and BlogTO. Click here for a short clip.

End Of Exam SZN Mega Party (Ft. Jordan from Majid Jordan and OB OBRIEN from OVO).

Toronto's Most Popular Club: La Vie Toronto. La Vie is known for hosting big events and private parties with Drake, Travis Scott and other big names in the entertainment industry.

Rajan (Popular for recording his own Toronto Raptors anthem)
Featured on multiple media outlets including Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, Metro Canada, Now Toronto, Huffington Post and CP24. Click here to find out why Rajan made the news.

Pet Vu is an online shop for a GPS Pet Tracking device sold accross Canada.

Sparkling Events Management proudly offers catering services for your personal or business needs.

Ryerson Entertainment Conference is a one day conference targeted towards students interested in the entertainment business.

ImpactRU was a student group running for the 2016-17 RSU Elections, they won by twice the amount of votes in each sector.

Other projects:

Feel free to reach out to me!
Haider Ahmed © 2017