An expert in Smart City Strategy, Dr. Sed Saad is also a Strategy Advisor for Japanese and Dubai-based organizations. He was also Vice-President for MENA (Smart Mobility/Smart Cities) at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, where he initiated the first integrated Intelligent Transport Systems-Electric Vehicles project in the Middle East.
Given his academic and business experience in Japan, he brings an additional Global/Japanese perspective to the US and European schools of Smart City thinking. He aims to contribute to Dubai Smart City public policy and business strategy. His current research activities in Dubai/Japan are related to smart cities in space and futurist smart mobility.
In Dubai, he supervised 100+ strategic management capstone academic research on global smart cities since 2013. In Japan, he conducted research on Intelligent Infrastructure System Management, System Innovation/Partnership Models across and within Japanese High Tech Industries.
He is three-time nominee of the Japanese Government’s 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) research, and recognized by the Ogawa Telecommunication Foundation Award.
He holds an MBA from MIT, MPA from Harvard University, and a PhD from Waseda University (Japan).