Ahmed Fares

Ahmed Fares

  • Information Systems
  • PhD Program
  • Student
  • Tags:
  • phd

Contact Information

Email: faresa@mcmaster.ca
Office: DSB A211
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26944
LinkedIn Profile

Ahmed joined the DeGroote Ph.D. program of Information Systems in September 2017. His primary research interest focuses on trust in Blockchain. His areas of expertise include Blockchain, Business Analytics, Enterprise Systems, Accounting, and Digital Transformation. Ahmed is passionate about Blockchain technology and its potentials to revolutionize our life.

SupervisorKhaled Hassanein

  • M.Sc. Accounting, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • Online Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology, Amity University, India
  • B.Sc. Accounting, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt

Teaching Assistant

  • Teaching Assistantship Experience at DeGroote School of Business
    • MBA I603: Competing Through Digital Transformation and Analytics
    • MBA BL603: Competing Through Digital Transformation and Analytics
    • MBA I604: Creating Customer Value
    • MBA K650: Information Systems in Business
    • 2KA3: Information Systems in Business.
  • Accounting Department, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt

Research Assistant

Recent Projects

  • Nov.2015-Aug. 2017 – University Quality Management and Assurance Project by the Quality Assurance Unit, Faculty of Commerce- Alexandria University.
  • Apr.2017-Jul. 2017 – Developing Curriculum using Moodle in the “Distance Learning and Pedagogical Innovation –ADIP” Project, Co-funded by the Tempus Program of the European Union (http://www.tempus-adip.org/)
  • May 2020 – present: Serving as the president of the DeGroote Doctoral Students Association (DDSA), McMaster University, Canada.
  • May 2019 – May 2020: Serving as the Administrative Director at DeGroote Doctoral Students Association (DDSA), McMaster University, Canada.
  • Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016: Reviewer at the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P) e-ISSN: 2236-269X.
  • Mar. 2015 – Aug. 2017: Volunteer in the “Environmental Development and Society Service” committee at the Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt.


  • Entrance Scholarship, 2017, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
  • Alexandria Graduate Young Researchers (Alex GYR) Scholarship, 2016, Alexandria University in Egypt to conduct research at McMaster University, Canada
  • American University Social Researchers Scholarship, 2012, Ford Foundation, Egypt
  • Pan African Scholarship, 2012, Amity University, India
  • Ranked 2nd in the Class of 2009, Accounting Department, Alexandria University, Egypt


  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics, 2017 EMC Academic Associate certified by Dell EMC
  • Blockchain Certificate, 2016 Waterloo University, Canada

Peer-Reviewed Publications 

  • Fares, A., Hassanein, K. 2019. “What Drives Decentralized Cryptocurrencies Users’ Continuance Intention? The Case of Bitcoin,” in PROCEEDINGS OF Pre-ICIS SIGBPS 2019 Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contract. München, Germany.
  • Fares, A., Mandour, M. “Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation in an Egyptian Healthcare Entity: Motives and Expected Impacts.” E-CASE & E-Tech 2014 – Fall Session Conference, Tokyo, Japan.


  • Community Presentation: Hassanien K., Fares A.The Critical Role of Knowledge in Cultivating Users’ Trust in Bitcoin,” Blocktech Connect Hamilton 2018, Ontario, Canada.
  • Poster Presentation: Fares A., Hassanien K. “Bitcoin’s Stakeholders and Their Interactions,” MERGE program 2018, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.