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Lee Omar

Lee Omar

UK, 2016

CEO, Red Ninja - Innovative tech company, creates technology for smart cities and digital health. Works with Chief Scientific Advisor to UK Government on Foresight Future Cities programme that advises government on technological change up to 2065. Lecturers at University of Oxford on Future Technology. Co-chair of City Standards Institute, founded by British Standards Institute and Future Cities Catapult, it’s defining a set of coherent standards for urban innovation. Has weekly slot on BBC, discussing technology trends. Worked on R&D projects with Google and is regular contributor to Open Innovation research at UC Berkeley, a member of Berkeley Innovation Forum. Advises Indian Government on Smart City technologies and business models at President and Chief Minister level. Before working in tech, worked in Human Rights sector for 11 years. Working with refugees to rebuild their lives. Founder and trustee of SOLA Arts, a registered charity that uses arts to empower underserved communities.