CHICAGO, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shapiro+Raj, the sixth-largest independent insights and inspiration company in North America, today announced that Nizam Sayeed has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer of the firm as well as Managing Director of its Digital Insights and Intelligence Practice (DIIP).
Nizam was previously Co-Founder and CTO of MutualMind, a leading provider of real-time social-listening analytics, visualization and engagement solutions. Shapiro+Raj acquired MutualMind in 2016 and combined their digital technologies with its insights products and services to deliver a new level of speed, agility and actionable next-generation insights to its clients.
"In today's constantly evolving landscape, finding new and innovative ways to integrate data and technology are becoming the key enablers of getting to powerful insights for our clients. Nizam is a new kind of CTO – he's an artist with a data-driven mind. I've been blown away by his ability to jump in and create productized solutions that are allowing us to help our clients get to better answers faster," said Zain Raj, Chairman and CEO of Shapiro+Raj.
In his new role, Nizam will lead the technology teams across the Shapiro+Raj network to deliver new products, capabilities and innovations by leveraging new and emerging technologies. He will also be the company's lead evangelist to reframe its point-of-view for this digital age by identifying and partnering with other firms and groups that share similar perspectives, vision and values.
"As an avid technologist, I enjoy finding simple and intuitive ways to solve problems through products that connect with users at a very human level. In my new role at Shapiro+Raj, I am getting a unique opportunity to create new and innovative technologies that will push the envelope in the world of research and insights. We've developed Client Learning Centers (CLC) as a platform through which end users can explore, understand and visualize their research data on top of our proven analytics architecture. We launched a Social Adaptive Recruiting functionality to help us identify and recruit respondents that more traditional recruitment firms still find elusive. The S+R Rapid Research product gets us to deeper insights into people and issues with much faster turnaround times than traditional research methods. This growing list of technology-driven capabilities is just the beginning of what we have in store for the future. I am extremely excited to work with the team to innovate, find better ways to understand people, their needs and to disrupt the research industry as a whole."
Nizam holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Baylor University. He is a national member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and an active member of the International Rescue Committee's GenR program.
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Shapiro+Raj is the sixth-largest independent insights and inspiration company in North America. Our mission is to help Fortune 500 clients find new and different ways to grow their brands in today's continually reshaping landscape. We have integrated behavioral science principles with behavioral economic capabilities and battle-tested brand marketing experience to creatively connect the dots between what consumers think, feel, say and do. The results are powerful commercially viable insights that identify new pathways for growth. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm has offices in New York, Dallas, and Pune, India.