Imran Sayeed

Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

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Imran Sayeed

Imran Sayeed is 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.

Sayeed is also 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.

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


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