He has achieved numerous accomplishments in his career as a computer scientist and entrepreneur.

Dr. Umar Saif

Founding Vice-Chancellor of ITU

Dr. Saif founded the Information Technology University (ITU) in Lahore, Pakistan, which has become a leading institution in the field of technology education in the country.


PITB Chairman

He served as the Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and led several initiatives to improve the use of technology in the public sector, including the establishment of a computerized system for land records.


TED Fellow

Dr. Saif was selected as a TED Fellow in 2011, and his TED talk on how mobile phones are transforming healthcare in developing countries has been viewed over 1 million times.


Awards and Honors

He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of the highest civilian awards in Pakistan, and the MIT Tech Review TR35 Award.


Research Contributions

Dr. Saif has made significant contributions to the field of computer science, particularly in the areas of mobile computing, networking, and distributed systems. He has published over 100 research papers in top-tier conferences and journals.


Entrepreneurial Ventures

Dr. Saif has founded several successful startups, including Arbisoft, a software development company that has worked with clients such as LinkedIn, and Plan9, a technology incubator that has helped launch over 200 startups in Pakistan.



Dr. Umar Saif's achievements in academia, public service, entrepreneurship, and research have made him a leading figure in the field of technology and a role model for aspiring innovators in Pakistan and beyond.

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