Imran Ali is a founding partner of CARBON:imagineering, a boutique digital innovation and R&D practice, exploring the impact of emerging technologies.
Previously, Imran was the first generation of Freeserve employees, established the Technology Research team for Orange UK, was part of the advisory boards of O’Reilly’s ETel conference, the mobile messaging startup Treasuremytext and, the eComm conference, as well as serving on the boards of venture-backed ensembli, bmedi@ and two years as a trustee of the Impressions Gallery. Imran has also served as conference director of Manchester’s FutureEverything festival and cofounded LSx, curating and producing technology industry events across the Leeds City Region.
Recently Imran became a trustee of Halifax’s IOU Theatre and the Media Centre in Huddersfield. Imran also featured in Tech In Leeds, a documentary charting Leeds’ impact on the digital industry, undertaking a residency as an associate artist at Freedom Studios and joining the founding team of 30 Chapel Street, an arts, tech and social enterprise hub in Bradford.