Senior Lecturer, Technical Innovation Entrepreneurship & Strategic Movement at MIT
Imran Sayeed is the Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, and Entrepreneurship & Strategic Movement at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Working with MIT Enterprise Forum, he has started and developed entrepreneurial ecosystems in Central America and South Asia. Previously, Sayeed started and led the Digital practice for NTT Data, the 6th largest technology consulting company in the world with 75,000 employees in 45 countries and $16 Billion in annual revenue. He was also the Chief Technology Officer and head of innovation. Prior to Keane, Sayeed was an entrepreneur for 13 years, having founded two successful software products and services companies. He was also the member of founding team of Open Environment, a leading middleware product company that he helped grow from a 10-person startup, to an IPO in 1995. He then started NetNumina, a technology strategy and consulting company and as its CEO he expanded it from a 15 person startup, to one of the Computerworld’s Top 100 emerging companies. This was also mentioned on Inc 500’s fastest growing businesses that was subsequently sold to Keane in 2005.
He was also the founding global President of OPEN, the largest Pakistani entrepreneurship and leadership organization in the world, with over 5000 executives and entrepreneurs in 12 cities in the US, UK, Canada and Pakistan. Mr. Sayeed also holds a patent on Internet security technology that he jointly developed with Citibank. He was also named by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013. Moreover, Mr. Sayeed has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harvard Business Review and most of the other leading business and technology publications, for his work on entrepreneurship, digital technologies, and innovation. Mr. Sayeed is also the co-founder of Teach the World Foundation, a global literacy non-profit organization, that is using technology to radically transform how children across the world learn to read, write and do math. Sayeed attended Brown University where he majored in
Engineering, and Harvard University, where he did post-graduate work in business, marketing and product development.