Umair is the Chief Innovation Officer at IDEATE Innovation Pvt. Ltd. which is Pakistan’s first dedicated UX design firm. He is a mechatronics engineer with a double master in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from TUBerlin and Warsaw School of Economics and has a Design Thinking certification from HPI Potsdam. He has co-founded two startups in Germany and Poland, in the domains of agriculture technology and shared economy sector, respectively. Previously, he has spent over 6 years in process engineering design, working closely with product technology centers in FMCG sector. He is a strong believer in technology and its potential to solve greater challenges that technology combined with deep user insights can be served as a great tool to solve a lot of social problems, especially poverty. We can use right solutions to mitigate poverty from the regions of the underserved part of the world and that we all who are ‘privileged’ has an innate responsibility to give something back to where think we belong.
Human-centered design, FinTech, IOT, leadership skills, Innovation Management, Business Modeling & Strategy.
architecture / design
research & development
anti-poverty / social justice
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