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Irfan Syed

Irfan Ari Syed is a Austin based technology and product management professional with almost a decade of experience building digital healthcare technology. He is currently a Product Manager at the healthcare AI company, Babylon Health. He started his career as a political staffer and remains active within local city government. His diverse Austin civic efforts range from being Mayor Steve Adler’s appointee on Austin’s Taskforce for Community Engagement to serving as a commissioner representing District 6 on the Austin Technology and Telecommunications Commission. In 2016, he served as a member of President Barack Obama’s domestic advance team. Fueled by his passion for civic engagement and technology, Irfan also founded an political event aggregation platform called Stand Up Texas. He holds a bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry from Texas State University and pursued graduate work at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business and John’s Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.

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