Regional Head – Europe
Responsible for Business Development and Strategic Client Relationship in the European Region across the industries viz; Information & Communication Technology, Life-sciences and Engineering to provide world-class services across the Intellectual Property lifecycle for corporations and law firms.
In his current role at Sagacious IP as Regional Head for Europe, Faiz is responsible for growing Sagacious IP brands and business in Europe as well as driving key strategic corporate initiatives globally. Focus markets remain Germany, France, Switzerland, Benelux, Nordics and UK alongwith pursuing interests from other European countries. He will work with inventors, tech-innovation driven companies and IP law practices on ‘all things IP’ – including services in IP search, research & analytics, tech landscaping, R&D trending, Innovation management, Custom IT for IP, IP due diligence for M&As, Tech Transfers, in addition to India Filing support for European companies.
To this role, Faiz brings over 15 years of global experience in technology & management consulting combined with advanced learning at top-ranking tech & b-schools. Having coded an open-source AI chatbot as early as 2002 and developing an XML parser on pre-enterprise IBM PL1, to advising businesses, driving national tech-adoption-pilots, international conferences, innovation challenges and industry award programs, he is a biz-tech enthusiast. He is proactive in assessing needs, tracking markets & formulating strategic solutions that deliver results.
Prior to Sagacious IP, Faiz co-founded pManifold in 2010 – a sustainability-focused management consulting firm – with the vision to improve public & private service delivery for masses. The firm served developmental sectors of Smart Cities, Power, Water, Waste, Health & Education. He was instrumental in designing & delivering solutions in customer experience measurement, marketing, feasibility & program management to clients including World Bank, UNEP, QCI, NIUA, Copper, Accenture & SAP. He continues to advise pManifold and two other ventures, – a custom mobile app development firm – & Nexterg – an implementer of energy-efficiency solutions like solar rooftops in India.
Earlier, Faiz served for 6 years as an IT Consultant at Cognizant in Pune, Chennai, Kolkata & Zurich, architecting solutions and leading distributed teams for clients like First Data UK, AT&T USA & Credit Suisse Switzerland. In 2009, he did a full-semester, in-company project in the Digital TV Product Marketing function of NXP Semiconductors Netherlands.
Faiz believes in volunteering & serves as Honorary Secretary of Nagpur First since 2014 & as Special Invitee to Executive Committee of Vidarbha Industries Association since 2017. He is academically inclined & has taught full-semester MBA courses in Entrepreneurship, Research & Analytics as a visiting faculty at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar & others.
Faiz holds an MBA from HEC Paris and was an international scholar at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He also holds a company sponsored MS in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani and a BE in Electrical Engineering from VNIT Nagpur.