Ike Syed
Franklin Fellow
Office of the Chief Economist
Term of Appointment: 11/2016 to present

Ike Syed has served as a Franklin Fellow in the Office of the Chief Economist since November 2016. As an ICT industry veteran, Ike will advise on policy impacts of data localization, cyber-security and other next-generation technologies. Previously, Ike worked as a Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Connectloud, a Cloud Computing company. Before Connectloud, he was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman and a finance executive at Fidelity Investments, where he advised corporate leaders globally on critical strategic and business issues. In the past, Ike has led product management and research initiatives at Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley and Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories. Ike received his BASc (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a MS in Computer Science from Boston University. A licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), he obtained his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.