NUST Islamabad is proud to organize its third SGu Fireside Chat this October and contribute to the worldwide wave of #SG300. On this event, we will be hosting Mr Saad Hamid, one of Pakistan's brightest minds and most dynamic personality. Saad Hamid is a multi-talented personality who is wearing multiple hats simultaneously and is currently CEO of DEMO Enterprise. Saad Hamid from the Global Shapers Islamabad Hub joined the Pakistani delegation led by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos, Switzerland.
Developer Community Manager
Saad Hamid is a technology entrepreneur and digital ecosystem builder based at the National Incubation Center Pakistan as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). He is currently the Developer Community Manager for Google in Pakistan, he was previously serving as CEO of DEMO which provides consultancy, trainings, services, and research in impact-driven verticals such as innovation, entrepreneurship, skills development, technology and communications.
Saad is also the founder of SkillsFirst which is one of the biggest digital skills development program in Pakistan and also works as an advisor to national scale digital skill training programs such as KP Youth Employment Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister’s eRozgaar program in Punjab and DigiSkills Training Program under Ministry of IT & Telecom.
Saad has previously been affiliated with Invest2Innovate which is a premier accelerator for startups. His has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, startup consulting, innovation management, design thinking, digital strategy, brand development, community impact and training and he has had opportunity to work with TED, WEF, IDEO, UNICEF, UNDP, Upwork, World Bank, UKAid, Telenor and Mobilink on various projects and initiatives related to community building, ICTs for Development, E-solutions & Freelancing, Digital Marketing and Design Thinking.
Saad is a Global Shaper at World Economic Forum, TED-Ed Innovator and an Acumen Fellow. He also runs the Google Developers Community in Islamabad as Pakistan’s first Google Developer Expert (GDE) and serves as as an active mentor to the startups at in the ecosystem. Saad is an alumni of Telenor Youth Forum and has long been affiliated with TED as Senior TEDx Ambassador to the region as licensee and curator of TEDxIslamabad and has also been awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Fellowship for TEDxChange.
Saad has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as one of the Davos50 Innovators in 2018. He is an active member of the Corporate Pakistan Group (CPG) and is a member of advisory board for Sehat Kahani, Accountability Lab Pakistan and Incubation Center of University of Central Punjab.
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