Umer Anwer

  • Ontario, Canada, CA ON

Work History

Work History
May 2014 - Present

Innovation Advisor

Clarus Innovations
Sep 2008 - Present

Engineering Manager

SWS Warning Systems Inc
At SWS I brought my background of Telecommunications and Power Electronics Systems Design to give this niche automotive sector a fresh breath of air. My principal involvement has been as a mentor, and a guide to strengthen a group of very talented engineering professionals and enabling them to design and develop and manufacture some of the best products known to this niche industry sector. I am proud of the fact that I was instrumental in successfully revamping the engineering infrastructure. I have to my credit more that one hundred thousand units sold carrying designs exclusively created and crafted by me and my team, in addition to that SWS today has a vision of the future due to my and my teams efforts over the past few years.
Apr 2001 - Jun 2008

Information Technology Adviser / Consultant

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Planning and Development of current and future Vision of IT for the Province.
Mar 2006 - Jun 2008

Chief Systems Architect

Nuovo Systems Inc
Head of Design and Development, with main focus on Industrial Automation Systems and Technologies. Achievements: - Architected, Planed, Design & Development of worlds first telemetry solution for distributed motioning of municipal water management system, leveraging existing GSM and Satellite Communications Network, and using Google Earth as an Open Source GIS viewing system
Jun 2006 - Sep 2007

Assistant Professor (Visiting) for Department of Computer Systems Engineering

NWFP University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar Pakistan
Taught Undergrad and Post Grad Courses in Analog Electronics, Embedded Systems, and Parallel Computing. Mentored and Supervised Undergrad and Post Student Projects Final Term Projects, Designed Subject Specific Curriculum and Conducted Examinations. Achievements: - My Students are my achievements in life, my biggest struggle and success has been rearing the spark of genius and innovation amongst the students,. - I am proud to have been credited by my students to have enabled them to discover their inner gift and talent and apply that to best their problem solving skills. - Most of my students felt inspired by my teaching approach and went to further their studies and for the ones that have come back to the education system are now teaching using the principals and methods based on the same concept as mine. - Introduced and successfully practiced the "Nothing is Impossible or too big of a job" principal of teaching by giving out seemingly impossible projects and assignments and exam questions and then having the students learning concepts and principals by going through the quest of solution finding.


1997 - 1999


National University of Science and Technology
Graduated with Gold Medal for MS-CS3
1994 - 1997


University of Peshawar
Graduated with overall third position in the Department of Electronics.
1992 - 1994

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

North West Frontier Province University of Engineering and Technology





Signal Processing


Electrical Engineering


Team Building




Digital Electronics


Software Engineering





PCB Design with Altium / Cadence Allegro - ORCAD / Mentor PADS-PCB

FPGA / CPLD / SOC Mixed Systems Design

Embedded Systems Design Atmel AVR, Intel x86, ARM, MIPS32

Embedded Systems Design PIC24, dSPIC, PIC32, TI MSP430, TI OMAP Cortex A8 / A9

32Bit / 16Bit / 8Bit Microcontrollers & Microprocessors based design


Embedded eSATA, PCIe, 232, 485, USB, FireWire, Ethernet Design

SMPS Design for Power and Lighting Applications

High speed pcb design for 2/4/16 layer


Design for EMC compliance

CSA / UL Oridinary Locations Testing and Certification

Radio Network Planning

SR&ED Documentation Control

CSA / UL Hazardous Locations Testing and Certification


Digital Signal Processors

Embedded Systems

Strategic Planning

Visual Basic


Real time operating systems

32 / 16 / 8 bit CPU Devolopment

Analog high speed mixed signal design

Wireless Sensor Networks

Electronics Design for Offshore Manufacturing

Automotive Electronics

Design for Manufacturing

Product Development

Team Leadership