Dr. Umar Saif holds a BSc. from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge, He is also the founder of Plan9, Pakistan’s largest startup incubator and is often credited as one of the main forces behind the IT ecosystem in Pakistan.
Founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University and Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board
Editor In Chief of Pakistan Edition of MIT Technology Review.
- Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of the highest Civilian Awards in Pakistan.
- Google Faculty Research Award
- MIT TR35: World Top 35 Young Innovators
- Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
- MIT Technovator Award (Grassroot Technologies)
- Microsoft Research (MSR) Digital Inclusion Award
- National Commonwealth Scholar, University of Cambridge
- Mark Weiser Award (IEEE Percom’08)
Umar Saif tweets @umarsaif