Dr. Adnan led the establishment of the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) in 2009 at the Qatar Science & Technology Park. It is the first independent innovations institution in the region focused on translating local large-scale innovations into scalable digital businesses in the field of Intelligent Mobility and Internet of Things platforms and solutions.
Before moving to Qatar in 2007, Adnan worked for 10 years at AT&T Wireless in Seattle, USA where he served in a number of senior management positions covering product innovations, emerging technologies, systems engineering, and product realization. Before that, Adnan worked as a Senior Manager at Nortel Networks in Canada in the advanced technology group, and as a Senior Consultant at the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Adnan serves on the Dean’s Industrial Board of Texas A&M University in Qatar, and is an advisory board member of the Arab Innovation Network.
Adnan received his PhD in Digital Mobile Communications (Electrical Engineering) from Queens University, Canada. He has 13 issued and pending patents, 100+ referred publications.