Safder heads Huawei’s Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) Center of Excellence, prior to which he has held various leadership roles in global ‘blue chip’ companies. With over 20 years of experience across the world in industry verticals including real estate, smart cities and smart grid, Safder has enabled global companies to deliver exceptional results in new lines of business. Key to this success has been the innovative use of technology to drive business outcomes.
Having held senior leadership positions as the customer, the consultant and the vendor, this 360 degree view combined with over 10 years in the Middle East region gives Safder a rounded perspective of the market, challenges and opportunities.
The Smart City and IoT Centre of Excellence, leads the Huawei go-to-market strategy in this domain. The differentiated value proposition of Huawei will be the key to enabling Cities and Governments in the region to deliver on their Smart City plans. By understanding the needs and respective roles of Government Leaders, Master Developers and Telco service Providers, thus he is well positioned to enable smarter cities of the future.
Safder talks about the impact of technology, technology trend and the impact of tech in our lives.