Innovation & Community Lead, Invest2innovate
Saad Hamid is a technology entrepreneur and digital ecosystem builder based at the National Incubation Centre Pakistan as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). He is the CEO of DEMO which provides consultancy, trainings, services and research in impact-driven verticals such as innovation, entrepreneurship, skills development, technology and communications leading to the wave of the fourth industrial revolution. Saad is also the founder of SkillsFirst, which is one of fastest growing digital skills development programme in Pakistan and also works as an advisor to national scale digital skill training programmes such as KP Youth Employment Programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister’s eRozgaar programme in Punjab and DigiSkills Training Programme under the Ministry of IT and Telecom. 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 an active mentor to the startups at in the ecosystem. Saad is an alumni of Telenor Youth Forum, State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Ashoka Changemakers 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.