Red Ninja Studios
Lee Omar is CEO of Red Ninja, a design-led technology company that co-creates technology using its expertise in data science, the Internet of Things, smart cities, electrical engineering and app development. He is also co-chair of the City Standards Institute, a collaboration between the UK’s Future Cities Catapult and the British Standards Institution that is bringing together cities, businesses, academia and innovators to identify the common challenges that cities face, find ways to overcome those issues and introduce standards to help steer the evolution of smart cities in future.
Lee worked on the Foresight Future Cities program, which was led by the UK Chief Scientific Advisor and looked at the opportunities and challenges facing UK cities over the next 50 years. He also advises the Indian government on smart cities and Open Innovation at President and Chief Minister level. In 2010, Lee founded Connected Liverpool; a public, private, academic partnership that aims to enable Liverpool to become a smart city. He has deployed future city technology pilots and R&D led projects in the areas of intelligent mobility, smart energy, open data, digital health. Recently, he been working with Google, in Silicon Valley, on R&D for the Internet of Things for health and social care in cities. Lee also has a weekly slot on BBC, discussing technology trends.
Before entering the technology sector, Lee worked in Human Rights sector for 11 years, working with refugees to rebuild their lives.