Furqan Alamgir, co-founder and chief executive officer of Hull-based IoT and digital infrastructure specialist Connexin has been honoured as one of 2023’s Asian Tech Pioneers.
The award, by equality charity Diversity UK, recognises Furqan’s passion for innovation and commitment to transforming cities into sustainable, and connected environments.
Recently named as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies at the Northern Tech Awards, Connexin was founded in 2006 while Furqan studied medicine at Imperial College London.
Following his degree, Furqan dedicated many hours as a surgeon and contributed greatly to medicine, before moving into technology as a driving force to change more and more people’s lives on a community level.
Today, Connexin is an innovative technology company specialising in smart city solutions and IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity.
Furqan Alamgir being presented the Asian Tech Pioneer Award by Jon Gill, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (Image: Connexin) Furqan has established himself as a prominent figure in the field of smart infrastructure and the company is currently building its own independent Full Fibre 10Gbps network across Hull and the surrounding areas, while Connexin’s IoT and Smart Places team has secured partnerships with utility providers such as Yorkshire Water and Severn Trent to deploy its smart water network.
Outside of his role at Connexin, Furqan regularly contributes to technology and business communities, as an ambassador to the Goldman Sachs High Growth Business Development Program. He is passionate about promoting digital skills – particularly in the Hull area – and the company recently acquired Encompass Training, merging it with Connexin Academy, to boost digital skills and enhance employment opportunities for the community.
Furqan Alamgir, co-founder and CEO at Connexin said: “I am honoured to be recognised as an Asian Tech Pioneer by Diversity UK, among many other British Asians contributing to the impressive tech landscape in Britain. In fact, businesses led by entrepreneurs from ethnic communities contribute at least £75 billion a year to the UK economy.
“I feel proud to represent the city of Hull in the wider technology scene and look forward to continuing to drive the digital economy further in the North and beyond.”
Find out more about Connexin at connexin.co.uk
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