As head of the Energy Information Management program at KAPSARC, Amar is responsible for running all facets of the energy data portal design, development and research insight web apps. He has over 20 years of experience building data management platforms for research and technology industry. Prior to joining KAPSARC, Amar was chief information officer for Swiftpage, responsible for all technology and customer care delivery. At Swiftpage he led the tech transformation into enterprise-ready platforms from a startup mode. Before that, he was information technology vice president at IHS, where he led the design and implementation of global data operations, tech platforms and strategies. He also served as senior director of i2 Technologies’ data consulting services division for a decade, holding several international positions.
Head of Energy Information Management
- Primary Program Energy Information Management
- Research Interests Data science, energy data management and insight web apps
Machine readable energy, economics and climate data is feedstock for energy economic models and research to derive policy insights. As value of data is increasing significantly, data flow and model management tools need further advancement. In this workshop we will discuss how to advance best practices of data, energy economics models management and importance of […]
As a response to recommendations from the “Energy open data ecosystem, policy scenario models & tools” workshop series organised by KAPSARC since 2018, IEF and KAPSARC have jointly examined KAPSARC data and modeling resources to improve energy balance compilation with Saudi Arabia as a case study. The project successfully identified key opportunities and challenges in […]
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