Former Executive Director of the International Space Studies Program
Joining us from Houston with a technical overview of Open Innovation techniques and lessons, Omar was the former Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering at NASA. His role empowered NASA’s creative thinking to tackle moon-shot challenges, develop their capacity to explore innovative ideas and create solutions to solve future challenges, all accomplished by exploring undiscovered creative potential. He has led four annual Cross Industry Innovation Summits in Houston to explore solutions and identify new strategies through future technology collaboration. Omar is also the former Exec Director of the Space Studies Program at International Space University. Prior, he was the Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA ARC responsible for identifying new and promising areas of scientific research and supporting technologies that can be integrated into the Centre’s capabilities. Omar has four engineering degrees and twenty years of aerospace industry experience.