Saad Hamid is a technology entrepreneur and digital ecosystem builder. He is the founder of School of Skills which is a future school that aims to teach skills of the future to youth in emerging economies such as technology, storytelling, creativity, innovation, design thinking, emotional intelligence, soft skills, social consciousness, entrepreneurship etc. Until recently, Saad was associated with Invest2Innovate as their Country Lead in Innovation which helped young entrepreneurs accelerate through success and connect with opportunities and investment.
Saad has worked with TED, WEF, IDEO, UNICEF, UNDP, Upwork, Google, World Bank, UKAid, Telenor and Mobilink on various projects related to digital empowerment and community building and is currently playing a key role in running the Chief Minister’s e-rozgaar program in Punjab and Youth Employment program in KP.
Saad is a TED-Ed Innovator and an Acumen Fellow. He also runs the Google Developers Community in Islamabad as Pakistan’s first and only Google Developer Expert and serves as as an active mentor to the startups at Plan9 Tech Incubator, WeCreate, Nest I/O, Invest2Innovate and Startup Weekend Islamabad. Saad is an alumni of Telenor Youth Forum and is active member of the TEDx community where he serves 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. He is a part of the Advisory Council for Global Shapers Community by World Economic Forum and serves as an advisor to Pakistan’s top startup in telehealth - DoctHers.