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Terry Mirza

PresidentCompugen Systems, Inc.

Houston, TX

Member Since February 2024


Information Technology
Executive Leadership
Sales/Marketing and Strategic Partnerships


As an IT industry veteran, I have experienced the transformative impact technology has made on the way we work, learn, and live time and time again. From the early days of the Internet to the evolution of pervasive data, advanced analytics, and now AI—I am optimistic and energized by the benefits of technology on people, businesses, and economies around the world. Currently serving as the President of Compugen Systems, Inc. based in Houston and holding the dual role of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for our parent company, Compugen Inc. headquartered in Toronto, I take great pride in leading multi-generational teams across North America—contributing to nearly $1B of assets and financial performance. These results encompass people management, brand, strategy, and operations. My leadership style is driven largely by a human-centered culture, built on purpose, creativity, and values. Combining human talent with technology-enablement to make the world a better, more equitable place for all citizens. I believe this starts by democratizing access to technology and opportunity. I am a big believer in giving back and currently sit on the board of an international alliance which provides a world view on global challenges and demands for IT solutions. My personal interests include family time with my wife and daughter, global travel where I can experience and learn about different cultures, and what I like to call active living; engaging in a variety of outdoor sports like skiing, soccer, and biking. I embrace the ‘carpe diem’ philosophy, seizing every moment in order to live life to the fullest.

Published content

15 ways to maximize sponsorships and partnerships at annual conferences

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Follow these tips to increase your company's ROI on conference sponsorships and collaborations. Whether you're a sponsor or a collaborative planning partner, being involved in industry conferences is a huge opportunity to expand your company's reach. Both virtual and on-site events provide a chance for you to grow your customer base, gain exposure among professionals in your field and even shape industry trends. To that end, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members share their insights on maximizing the impact of these annual events on your organization. From collaborating with complementary businesses to creating engaging experiences, these strategies can help you make the most of your conference participation.

20 proven cold contact strategies for successful business partnerships and sales

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Revitalize your cold outreach strategy for more successful sales outcomes. In any industry, reaching out to a cold contact can be intimidating. The unfamiliarity can create anxiety and stress; however, with the right approach, it can lead to valuable opportunities. Below, Fast Company Executive Board members share their effective strategies for initiating contact with potential partners or clients. Follow their recommended methods to make a compelling first impression that can lead to a successful business relationship.

16 strategies to launch a creative work lab that fosters innovation

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Apply these best practices to pique your employees' curiosity and increase their participation. When employees begin to demonstrate stagnant behaviors or disinterest at work, it may be a sign that it's time to offer them a new challenge to keep them engaged in their current roles and potential growth at the company they represent. One way company leaders can boost their team's low morale is to build a creative lab within the confines of the organization to create "intrapreneurship" opportunities, as well as a timely reminder of the business mission and goals and why they're here. Below, 16 experts from Fast Company Executive Board offer their best strategies for designing safe spaces that give staff members a voice to collaborate on innovative ideas and solve problems that will help the company grow.

12 ways to nurture your personal and professional brand successfully

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Don't sleep on yourself. Apply these brand strategies to remain diligent about pouring into your future no matter where you are in life or work.  Whether you own your own business or represent your current employer, the fluctuating marketplace continues to demonstrate that nothing is guaranteed. That's why business owners who are also thought leaders and career professionals and are trying to elevate their industry stakes are all the wiser for nurturing their personal and professional brands simultaneously.  It may mean taking up a course to update their skills or knowledge on a particular industry topic, or it could be as simple as becoming more intentional about connecting with like-minded industry peers and mentors. Either way, professionals who are proactive in ensuring they have the potential to grow outside of any one organization or business venture are more likely to set themselves on course to secure a stable outlook for their future no matter what conditions the economy is facing.  Below, 12 Fast Company Executive Board members each offer one best practice for aspiring and current thought leaders who want to strengthen their personal and professional brands successfully.

10 reasons why telling your brand's story matters

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Sharing relevant content can build stronger business-client connections. Becoming a better storyteller for your intended audience members will not boost your business’s profit margins overnight, but learning to regularly share relatable content with live audiences or through digital communications is one step in the right direction. Here, 10 experts from Fast Company Executive Board weigh in on why storytelling through brand marketing ads and consistent outreach has the potential to increase your bottom line in the long run.

Company details

Compugen Systems, Inc.

Company bio

Compugen Systems, Inc., an affiliate of Compugen Inc., is an IT service delivery company that focuses on enabling your business outcomes. By coupling innovative technology-based solutions in the Modern Workspace and Hybrid IT with our uniquely crafted managed, professional, and field services; we’re turning the unreachable into the achievable. Every day, we will work to cultivate technology-based solutions that transform traditional customer service into uniquely crafted human experiences. Our vision is to redefine the Customer Experience. We believe that every day we have is another opportunity to innovate, inspire, and impact our world for the better.



Area of focus

Information Technology
Professional Services
Network Security

Company size

11 - 50