Omar (Linkedin profile) is a multi-talented individual with extensive industry expertise on the latest technologies and currently leads the ICT Fund, a UAE federal investment fund focused on Education, R&D, Incubation & National ICT Projects.
Starting out as a technology entrepreneur, Omar has displayed entrepreneurial traits at an early age leading him to occupy various roles in leading technology and prominent government positions at a very young age.
Omar also presents his latest insights on the future of technology and the latest developments on his weekly radio show on public radio.
With knowledge in the local and international landscapes that shapes the technology ecosystem, Omar has presented many talks on technology, entrepreneurship and knowledge based economies at many universities and events.
Omar comes from a technical background with an engineering degree in telecommunications, where he is well versed in the ICT sector in technologies such as Web, Mobile, Satellite, Fiber Optics, Broadband, Wireless and Wired technologies.
In addition to his technical background, Omar also possesses entrepreneurship traits and knowledge of marketing and sales, operations, R&D, and management of medium and high-tech businesses.
The ICT Fund has a determined mission to provide targeted funding and advisory services to companies, organisations and individuals to empower them to develop the innovation and knowledge capital of the ICT sector with their research, education and entrepreneurship.
The Fund strives to promote a culture of entrepreneurship in the ICT sector and improve linkage between industry and academia to ultimately promote the involvement of UAE nationals in the realm of scientific and technology research.