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Innovations in Wellness: Elevating the Standard of Well-Being

Imran Sayeed

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Imran Sayeed

Imran Sayeed is part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation faculty at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches Disruptive Technologies, New Business Models, Corporate Innovation and the Future of Learning. He is also the founder of Teach the World Foundation, a non-profit that promotes a scalable approach for children’s literacy using low-cost tablets and educational games. Sayeed also serves on the board of directors of Engro Corp, a multi-billion dollar publicly traded conglomerate in Pakistan and on the Industry Advisory Board of HERE Technologies, the largest mapping and navigation company in Europe. His role in 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, the 6th largest technology consulting company in the world with 75,000 employees in 45 countries and $16 Billion in annual revenue. In this role, he helped clients realize the business value of digital investments, and helped them compete against the hottest upstarts in their industry. Sayeed also led global innovation across NTT DATA focusing on Disruptive, Incremental, Top Down, Grassroots, Industry-specific and Horizontal innovation and the mechanisms for developing, measuring and creating impact across 4 continents. Sayeed came to NTT through its acquisition of Keane, where he led a 7000 person, $750MM technology consulting organization spanning North America, Europe and Asia and providing end to end IT services from strategy to implementation and outsourcing.

Prior to Keane , Sayeed was an entrepreneur for 13 years, having founded 2 successful software product and services companies. He was part of the 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 form 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. Sayeed has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Harvard Business Review and most of the leading business and technology publications for his work on entrepreneurship, digital technologies, and innovation. He is a keynote speaker at global conferences on these topics in North and Central America, Europe and Asia. Sayeed attended Brown University where he majored in Engineering, and Harvard University, where he did post-graduate work in business, marketing and product development.

With workplace wellness becoming an ever more critical benefit in attracting and retaining top talent, how do employers ensure that their offerings are best-in-class? This workshop offers an approach to designing such an offering. Using an interactive design thinking methodology, they will help the participants develop innovative solutions that don’t just satisfy employees, but also delight them!

No prior experience with design thinking or innovation required. They will teach you how to do that. You will, however, be expected to work collaboratively in a fast-paced team and pitch your ideas for a chance to win some exciting prizes!

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Innovating in Wellness using Design Thinking: An Interactive Workshop

With workplace wellness becoming an ever more critical benefit in attracting and retaining top talent, how do employers ensure that their offerings are best-in-class? This workshop offers an approach to designing such an offering. Using an interactive design thinking methodology, they will help the participants develop innovative solutions that don’t just satisfy employees, but also delight them!

No prior experience with design thinking or innovation required. They will teach you how to do that. You will, however, be expected to work collaboratively in a fast-paced team and pitch your ideas for a chance to win some exciting prizes!