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Imran Sayeed

NTT DATA Inc. & MIT Sloan School of Managemen
CTO & Senior Lecturer, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Imran Sayeed is the CTO for NTT DATA, Inc. which is part of NTT Group, the largest telecommunications company in the world with $130 Billion in revenue and 220,000 employees worldwide. In this role, Sayeed works with the leadership to help define the technology strategy and direction for the global organization. Sayeed also leads NTT DATA’s Digital practice, which helps clients realize the business value of digital investments, and helps them compete against the hottest upstarts in their industry. 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. He also holds a patent on Internet technology he jointly developed with Citibank. Sayeed was recently 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.