Venue Changed: OPEN Chicago’s monthly meetup - Jan 31st 2016
OPEN Chicago is proud to present Mr. Farhan Masood and Dr. Khan Siddiqui as keynote speakers for the Jan’16 monthly Open Chicago meetup. This OPEN-Chicago meetup is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs and professionals to learn from experiences and insight of industry leaders.
Dr. Khan and Farhan Masood will share their life journey and some insights about their respective industries
When: 10:00 am to noon Sun, Jan 31, 2016
Where: Suite 100, 73 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
The objective is to provide an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals to network with industry leaders and learn from their personal experiences.
Startup Founders and Co-Founders
Developers and Programmers
Mentors and Advisers
Investors and Service Providers (legal, finance, marketing, etc.)
Dr. Khan Siddiqui
Dr. Khan Siddiqui is a serial entrepreneur- currently the President, CTO and Chief
Medical Officer of Higi llc. Dr. Siddiqui is responsible for the strategic direction of the company
and leads the team in the development of Higi’s products and technologies. Higi is a consumer
centric health engagement company that uses a combination of interactive and social tools to
help consumers easily measure and track their body, lifestyle and community.
Prior to higi, he was a Physician Executive and Principal Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for platform engineering for the health solutions group. He was responsible for engineering execution on various enterprise health products as well as personal health record for consumers. One of his key achievements at Microsoft was stimulating computer vision research that led to the classification forest algorithm, which is the foundation technology in Xbox Kinect.
Farhan Masood is an inspirational entrepreneur from Lahore and a tech innovator physical security space, who left a dream job in Dubai to pursue his career as a self employed professional. Farhan dropped out of Forman Christian College (Lahore) at the age of 19 to work for the King of Dubai when Voice of America broke his story from Washington as the originator of Arabic, Persian and Urdu languages on the internet in 1997.
His technological genius has been recognized across the globe over the last twenty years. With 37 International Awards and accolades, he is among the most innovative tech entrepreneurs from Pakistan. As the project director of Dubai e-Government he was directly involved in Immigration and Border security related projects worth over $196 million. Over the years Farhan has conducted extensive research on human identification and access management (IAM) and is amongst the pioneers of the emerging concept of Internet of People.
Farhan came to states after winning the Business Acceleration Program (BAP 2012 Competition) organized by MIT Enterprise Forum and Global Innovation through Science & Technology Award, organized by the US Department of State which caught the attention of investors and partners and became instrumental for the formation of SoloInsight in the US.
Thank you: We would like to thanks Volante Systems, Mr. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General of Pakistan, and our Charter members.