Imran Sayeed is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition to EmpiricAI Ltd, Sayeed also serves on the board of directors of Dawood Hercules Corporation, a multi-billion dollar publicly traded conglomerate and on the Industry Advisory Board of HERE Technologies, the largest mapping and navigation company in Europe. His role on both boards is to drive digital transformation and promote the use of innovation to create new growth opportunities.
Previously Sayeed was CTO and head of the Digital practice for NTT Data. Sayeed came to NTT through its acquisition of Keane, where he led a 7000 person, $750MM global technology consulting organization. Prior to Keane, Sayeed co-founded Open Environment Corporation, a leading middleware product company that he helped grow from a 10-person startup to an IPO in 1995. He also founded NetNumina, a technology strategy and consulting firm that he led as Chairman and CEO, and grew from a 15 person startup to one of Computerworld’s Top 100 emerging companies and Inc 500’s fastest growing businesses, and subsequently sold to Keane in 2005.
He was also the founding global President of OPEN, an entrepreneurship and leadership organization, which has over 5000 executives and entrepreneurs in 14 cities around the world. He also holds a patent on Internet security technology he jointly developed with Citibank. Sayeed was named by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013 and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harvard Business Review for his work on entrepreneurship, digital technologies, and innovation. He is also the founder of Teach the World Foundation, a non-profit organisation that promotes a scalable approach for children’s literacy using low-cost tablets and educational games.
Sayeed holds a BA in Engineering from Brown University.