Imran Sayeed

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Imran is a visionary, high-impact executive and respected thought leader who was recognized in 2013 by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders. He is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is the Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at Teach The World Foundation, a non-profit that promotes a scalable approach for children’s literacy using low-cost tablets and educational games.

Mr. Sayeed served as the Chief Technology Officer for NTT Data, Inc., the sixth largest IT services company in the world with $16 Billion in revenue, and part of NTT Group, the world’s largest telecommunications company with $130 Billion in revenue and 220,000 employees. In this role, Sayeed works with the leadership to help define the technology strategy and direction for the global organization. Sayeed came to NTT through its acquisition of Keane, where he led a 7000 person technology consulting organization and before that netNumina, a boutique technology strategy and consulting form that he founded and grew from a 15-person startup to one of Computerworld’s Top 100 emerging companies and Inc 500’s fastest growing businesses. Previously, as a founder of Open Environment, Sayeed grew the company from a 10-person startup to an IPO.

Mr. Sayeed is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches in the MBA program. He was also the founding global president of OPEN, an entrepreneurship and leadership organization, which has over 5000 executives and entrepreneurs in 11 cities around the world. He also holds a patent on Internet technology he jointly developed with Citibank. Sayeed was named by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013.

Mr. Sayeed attended Brown University where he majored in Engineering, and Harvard University, where he did post-graduate work in business, marketing and product development.

My Sessions

The Building Blocks of a Muslim Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Fong Auditorium

Entrepreneurship is a powerful yet elusive path that rewards success with financial independence, stability and freedom. However, successful entrepreneurs don’t arise in a vacuum, and Muslim entrepreneurs face additional challenges and opportunities on the path to commercial success. In order to create world-class Muslim business and entrepreneurial leaders, we must systematically address the following requirements. […]

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