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STEP X will feature the latest autonomous technology and experiences, smart technology displays, and talks on the latest developments in future tech.

2018 Speakers

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Colin Rhys

Hyperloop One

Colin Rhys

Hyperloop One

Colin Rhys’s desire to explore the human experience in relation to environment and creativity launched in 2004, with his role as owner/executive director of the RHYS art gallery. Simultaneously at RHYS’s founding, Colin began his education at Tufts University later earning degrees in Fine Arts and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Nine years, stunning international exhibitions in six different continents & over thirty-two countries later, RHYS was a globally-recognized brand. Ignited by his unequivocal success in fine arts, Colin was driven to the intersections of design and architecture in 2010. He began building and designing bespoke residences in the greater Los Angeles area for the Xanadu Group, with the purpose to enrich human experience in physical spaces. His Xanadu spaces were more than just homes, with work spanning commercial projects and high profile landscapes. Colin became a master craftsmen of entire environments, capable of creating aesthetic worlds for his clients that held not only innovation, but purpose.  Inspired to adventure not only in his design, Colin founded the Xanadu Explorers Society in 2012. Guided by the pursuit of knowledge and interpersonal connection through the outdoors, the Explorer’s Society knows no bounds. With expedition goals to see all natural seven wonders of the world in seven years — Paricutin volcano, the Aurora Borealis and the Grand Canyon already visited — the journey remains to unfold. By 2016, after recognized successes on multimillion dollar projects—several of which earned international acclaim, awards and critical acknowledgement, including multiple features on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing – Colin was ready for his next creative evolution. Hyperloop became that visionary opportunity where Colin’s passion of the experiential and his expertise in design intersects with a company whose mission will rewrite our ideas of transportation.

Georges Aoude

Derq

Georges Aoude

Derq

Dr. Georges Aoude is the CEO and co-founder of Derq, an MIT spin-off with a mission to eliminate road accidents for both conventional and autonomous vehicles using patented artificial intelligence and connected vehicle technology. Derq has been hailed in the media, including CNN, BBC, and TechCrunch as the leading advanced technology start-up in Dubai. In 2017, Derq was only Middle East start up to be selected to join the prestigious Techstars Mobility program in Detroit, and opened an office in Michigan to expand operations and business to the US market. See recent BBC (http://tiny.cc/DerqOnBBC) and CNN (http://tiny.cc/DerqOnCNN) coverage of Derq. Dr. Aoude holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, where he worked closely with NASA, US Navy, and Ford. Dr. Aoude is also an inventor and his patented work in connected and autonomous technologies has been featured in the press, including New York Times, Wired, and MIT News. His satellite research has also been tested and validated in the International Space Station in collaboration with NASA. Dr. Aoude has consulted governments and global companies in North America and the GCC for more than 10 years. His points of view are regularly published in key outlets including Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Brink. He is a board member of the Transportation Research Board and the MIT Arab Alumni Organization.

Sam Blatteis

The MENA Catalyst

Sam Blatteis

The MENA Catalyst

A tech executive, global thought leader, and specialist on the Middle Eastern digital economy, high tech public policy, and Middle Eastern market access. Sam Blatteis sat at the table representing Google as MENA high tech laws have been drafted, that will affect the region for years to come. He has spent the past two decades at the intersection of the Middle Eastern digital economy and high tech public policy making. As Google’s Gulf Countries Public Policy Lead, Sam was responsible for all of Google’s policy diplomacy in the region winning policy wars, delivering mega-scale Middle East public policy programs, and building up the region’s high tech ecosystem. He worked in Google’s US and Middle East offices on the full range of public policy matters that impact the Middle East’s high tech sector. Sam worked at the highest levels of government, in Arab royal palaces and beyond, advising Arab leaders on high tech bills that impact the Middle Eastern digital economy. Mr. Blatteis has received numerous national and departmental awards for Gulf public policy and high tech ecosystem development programs from the U.S. National Fulbright Scholarship to being acknowledged by Google’s Philanthropic arm as leading, “one of Google's most impactful philanthropic programs to date”(2015). Sam has a deep track record of writing and delivering intelligence and presentations on global high tech policy themes to senior-level audiences. He has been interviewed as a specialist on Middle East social media public policy and strategic affairs by The New York Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. Sam is widely known as among the most well-connected people in the Middle East. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate, the State Department, and Deloitte and Touche. His previous roles included advising the White House, Fortune 500 Companies, and numerous head­-of­-state offices on the Middle East public policy landscape and regional innovation. Blatteis has a masters from Georgetown in Middle East Public Policy and studied Arabic and Chinese for five years, each. He has worked and lived in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, Syria, Cairo, and the United States. Sam is from Silicon Valley, where his family has been north of 100 years.

Bibop Gresta

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.

Bibop Gresta

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.

Expert in finance, transportation and media, Bibop G. Gresta has dedicated himself to improving the world. A world-renowned speaker, he has spoken about and discussed the future of transportation and human mobility at many high-level global meetings such as the World Economic Forum and the United Nations. He is a respected activist in Transhumanism and Ethical Entrepreneurship. He founded Bibop S.p.a, a digital content firm; he sold 40% to Telecom Italia for 11bn Italian Lira, creating one of the earliest successes of the Italian New Economy. In 2004, he co-founded the influential startup incubator Digital Magics SPA, responsible for more than 70 companies, and served as venture partner. He entered into the venture capital market in 2011 with two publically- traded companies in the United Kingdom and Germany. In 2014 Bibop partnered with HTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn to become Chairman for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.

Nadim Ghrayeb

Cadillac

Nadim Ghrayeb

Cadillac

Head of Marketing for Cadillac Middle East, is responsible for driving all strategies relating to sales operations across the region and the communication of the brand. His previous position as the Regional Brand Manager for Cadillac Middle East saw him focusing exclusively on achieving long-term marketing objectives and delivering sustainable brand growth solutions. Prior to that, Ghrayeb oversaw the vision and management of marketing initiatives for GMC Middle East. As part of this role, he led communications campaigns that helped to elevate the brand’s legendary reputation. Ghrayeb first joined GM as a Marketing Manager for Cadillac Middle East, a title that saw him spearhead cross-media communications initiatives for the luxury auto brand – spanning myriad product launches – across key markets. Ghrayeb holds a Bachelor of Science from Beirut’s Lebanese American University.

Sven Hackmann

NEXT Future Transportation

Sven Hackmann

NEXT Future Transportation

A venture development expert with diverse leadership experience recognized for creating exponential growth initiatives for both public and private companies.  Hackmann is Managing Partner at Rapid Venture Partners, a venture development firm that supports experienced entrepreneurs in the process of internationalization, providing privileged access to the most relevant markets and the most appropriate financing solutions. He serves as interim Executive Vice President of NEXT Future Transportation, and innovative autonomous modular Pod startup that was introduced at this year’s World Government Summit in Dubai. Previously, Hackmann served as Executive Vice President of Veremonte, an international investment and holding company based in London.  He was responsible for developing Veremonte’s growth strategy, including acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures and partnerships. In that capacity, he worked on the development of Formula E, the first FIA sanctioned all-electric racecar series. Prior to joining Veremonte, he spent twelve years in various leadership roles with Siemens and was widely recognized as an intrapreneur for supporting the launch of multiple businesses. As Vice President of the Siemens US Cities Program, Hackmann was responsible for the organizational development, roll out and ongoing success of Siemens’ strategic initiatives related to cities and infrastructure development. Within Siemens Healthcare, he was globally recognized for developing the company’s entrepreneurial healthcare business.

Frank Noppel

Flugauto

Frank Noppel

Flugauto

Frank has been involved in several start-ups throughout his life which includes founding and running an air taxi operation in the UK. He is most recently involved with developing an autonomous flying vehicle, with the ultimate goal of reducing travel time by moving transport from land to air. Frank is an accomplished aerospace engineer and private pilot, and has work experience in the aerospace and automotive industry including Airbus and BMW.

Aya Sadder

Intelak

Aya Sadder

Intelak

The Incubator manager of Intelak, the first Aviation & Travel Incubator in the MENA region; a partnership between The Emirates Group, GE and Etisalat Digital. Sadder is also part of the Emirates Group management team for the Dubai Future Accelerators program as well as a founding team member from the Emirates Group X team for Aviation X Lab under Area 2071, the latest government accelerator program under HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. All of these programs serve to support the startup ecosystem within the UAE's ambitious plans for the future, to ensure that the country sets the highest global standards for services, systems, and experiences in aviation. Sadder has also delivered a TEDx on The Role of Startups in the Experience economy and serves on the host committee of Babson College, the #1 entrepreneurship school globally. Sadder was also the lead organizer for Startup Weekend Dubai and Abu Dhabi for three consecutive years working under the umbrella of Techstars and Google. Sadder has also been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017 by Entrepreneur Middle East.

Cécile Cremer

Wandering the Future

Cécile Cremer

Wandering the Future

A "wild at heart", world-wandering Innovation Expert and Concept Designer born and raised in the Netherlands. She was one of the first five graduates in Europe with a recognized bachelor in international trend research and innovation concept design. With a huge passion for our world and her obsession with the Future, she soon grounded her first business, Wandering the Future. Cécile is a little obsessed with the Future and she aspire to be the voice of the ever-changing needs of the intercultural consumer by being a creative innovator, supporting brands to meet these future demands. Her focus is international and with companies and organisations like a.o. Volkswagen, Ministry of Education UAE, BNP Paribas, Internet & Mobility World and E.ON her focus is being lived after. Next to creating the future together with others Cécile is an inspired International Keynote Speaker, including a TEDX Talk, who always gives her listeners something to really think about. Last year she was appointed Global President of World Wide Trend Network LaFutura, as youngest president ever. Her speciality is not to inspire people regarding the future, but to make them understand the underlying needs and the value shifts that drive change and hand them the tools to translate these findings into actions. Therewith she has a very unique approach to understand tomorrow, today.

Nadim Taoubi

Natufia

Nadim Taoubi

Natufia

Nadim's has 4F as passions: family, friends, food and fashion. As an early-converted Natufian, he joined Natufia Labs founders as Chief Operations Officer. There, he oversees company’s corporate finance, investor relations, strategic growth and business partnerships. After a successful career in financing and advising tech companies at Deloitte and LD&A (now Drake Star Partners), he jumped into the light side of the force and launched in 2012 an e-commerce company Ooolala in the Nordic region. The company was sold in 2016. He holds two Master degrees: in Electronic Engineering from ISEP Paris and in Strategy Management from HEC Paris.

Christopher Fernandez

Block Gemini

Christopher Fernandez

Block Gemini

As a seasoned IT entrepreneur and investor, Chris has been active in the blockchain space since its infancy. With significant experience in digital media, software development and cyber security, he recognized the power and potential of blockchain, and as an early adopter, has seen returns of more than 25,000% on his investment portfolio. Chris’s entrepreneurial drive and passion for emerging disruptive technologies pushed him to start Block Gemini, the venture that has quickly become a leading blockchain consultancy and solutions provider in the MENA region. Presently, Chris is not just a successful CEO, but also a thought-leader and activist in the Dubai business- and crypto community.

Mohamed Elawad

Medativ

Mohamed Elawad

Medativ

An entrepreneur and technologist, Mohamed is Founder and CEO of Medativ, a Dubai based research and consulting firm focused on leveraging technology to advance healthcare in the region. Mohamed is also involved in initiatives utilizing technology to advance food supply-chains in East Africa and using machine learning to improve precision medicine.

Helen Liang

FoundersX Ventures

Helen Liang

FoundersX Ventures

Dr. Helen Liang, Managing Partner of FoundersX Ventures in Silicon Valley. Dr. Liang has invested in over 20 early stage tech companies in AI and Big Data value chain, including robotics, drones and autonomous driving. She has over 10 years of experience in new product development and early stage technology investment in high-tech industry. Dr. Liang has been an invited speaker at the AI Forum in 2017 World Internet Conference (Wuzhen Summit) in China and at the AI Roundtable in 2018 World Government Summit in Dubai. Dr. Liang teaches Design Thinking & Product Innovation in Stanford University and Tsinghua University as a guest lecturer. She also serves as a judge for Stanford BASES Challenge.

Jihad Tayara

Du

Jihad Tayara

Du

The Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships at du, focusing on new collaborations and initiatives in the ICT & Smart Services space and managing relationships with du’s strategic partners. He lead the engagement and commercial negotiation of the Smart Dubai Platform win and the launch of the first smart city WiFi UAE initiative. He is also leading ICT and IOT sales in Government and Large enterprises   Mr. Tayara joined du in 2006, at the inception of the company. Prior to this, he worked for Motorola networks in Dubai, Orascom in Cairo and Investcom in Beirut. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge.   Mr. Tayara is an accomplished Triathlete who participated in many races including The Ironman 2015 Championship held in Texas, USA.

Wafa Al Hameedi

Emaar Knowledge Ltd

Wafa Al Hameedi

Emaar Knowledge Ltd

The Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Knowledge Ltd (EKC). EKC spearheads the establishment of higher education institutions in King Abdullah Economic City, in collaboration with globally reputed academic partners. Under Al-Hameedi’s leadership, EKC established the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC). MBSC is Saudi Arabia’s first world-class business educational institution to focus on entrepreneurship and leadership. The College is developed in partnership with the Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation, Babson Global and Lockheed Martin. In addition to her role as Chief Executive Officer of EKC, Al-Hameedi is also the Chief Information Officer of Emaar the Economic City (EEC), the master developer of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), one of the largest privately-funded new cities in the world. Al-Hameedi is leading King Abdullah Economic City’s ambitions to become one of the largest privately-funded Smart City economic projects, by digitally transforming its customer experience and leveraging upon the latest technology and innovative digital solutions to foster socio-economic development and enhance aspects of the City’s livability, workability and sustainability Al-Hameedi spearheads a combined portfolio of over SAR 1.5 Billion riyals across smart city technologies, innovation, telecommunications, design, construction and higher education development initiatives. Al-Hameedi serves as a Board member of an international investment company and supported the activation of the Jeddah Shapers Hub, part of the global shapers community; an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Al-Hameedi holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Georgia Tech University, Atlanta where she graduated with the highest honours of Summa Cum Laude. In addition, she has completed the Harvard Real Estate Development Program.

Hady Onk

GE Solution Architecture

Hady Onk

GE Solution Architecture

General Manager, Solution Architecture for GE Digital across the Middle East, Africa & Turkey. He has more than 20 years of experience in the digital space, and has worked in a number of domains including Digital Media – Developing game show applications and sports analytics; Digital Education – Learning management and content management systems and developing interactive education content; and for nearly a decade, working with GE Digital. In this capacity, Hady has led some of the most groundbreaking projects in the region, including the first virtual university in 2002, and the first e-learning Centre of Excellence. The bulk of Hady’s career was spent in leading professional services teams, operations, and solution architects. Currently, Hady leads the entire Solution Architecture team for GE Digital, the leading software company for the Industrial Internet of Things. GE Digital reimagines the infrastructure of industry by connecting software, applications, and analytics to industrial businesses. Hady was born in Lebanon and has been living in Dubai for the last 15 years. He is a computer science graduate (1997) from the University of Balamand. He is currently based in Dubai.

Joanne Kubba

UBER

Joanne Kubba

UBER

Joanne is currently the Director of Public Policy for Uber, covering Middle East and Africa. Her core focus at Uber is to work with key governments and regulators to help define the right parameters for Uber to operate while showing the impact that the company can make in delivering economic opportunities and investment into the region. In her career, Joanne has focused on startups, entrepreneurship, and strategic partnerships across government and business. Joanne joined Eureeca, a global crowd-investing platform, as the Head of Strategy and Partnerships with a core focus on helping startups be able to grow, scale, and succeed while empowering the crowd to participate in the growth process. A significant part of her career was spent at Google as Head of Public Affairs MENA where she focused on supporting the mission to grow Arabic content online through public policy, communications, and strategic partnerships. Joanne completed her master’s degree in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in 2007.

Gulraiz Khalid

Unified inbox

Gulraiz Khalid

Unified inbox

The Director of Marketing and Sales for global intelligent IoT messaging company Unified Inbox. Currently responsible for handling key accounts in the Middle East, Gulraiz is working with various telcos and enterprises to help automate their customer service and communications. Gulraiz frequently writes about IoT, AI and technology-enabled productivity and is also an editor for telecom magazine Teletimes International. In his private time, Gulraiz is a football enthusiast and a passionate guitarist. Follow him on twitter at @gulraizkh

David Suarez

PwC

David Suarez

PwC

Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, based in Dubai, and leads all human capital consulting activities for the firm across the Middle East. David has over 20 years of experience in strategy and management consulting, focusing on organization and business operating model design, large-scale business transformation, corporate governance, human capital strategy, leadership development, organisational culture and change management. As a management consultant, David has served clients across a range of industries, including government & public sector, oil & gas, chemicals, automotive, healthcare, aerospace, and telecommunications. Prior to PwC, David was Vice President, Organization, Change and Leadership Practice at Booz & Company, and before that he worked at Deloitte Consulting, serving international clients across Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and the Far East. Prior to becoming a management consultant, David worked as a design engineer at Abaqus Inc., now a Dassault Systèmes company, in the U.S. David is also an Associate Professor of Strategy at IE Business School in Spain, where he’s been teaching courses on Strategy Execution for their Global MBA program over the years. He is also a member of IE’s International Advisory Board. David has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Brown University, Masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Product Design from Stanford University, and a MBA from IE Business School.

Nabeel Alzaka

Surface Mobility

Nabeel Alzaka

Surface Mobility

the Founder and the Executive Director of Surface Mobility Consultants. Surface Mobility is a locally based transportation consultancy with focus on the Smart Mobility, Big Data, Smart City implementations and “IoT for Transportation”. He is an internationally recognized expert in emerging technologies, such as Smart City / Smart Mobility, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, alternative transportation, governance and frameworks, integrated networks, command and control centers, and nonmotorized transportation. Nabeel has nearly 2 decades’ worth of experience in the transportation sector, spanning North America, Europe, and the Middle East where he has carried out a number of initiatives which include the planning, development, integration and operations of new age transportation systems and disruptive transportation technology.

Bassel Al Nahaloui

Careem

Bassel Al Nahaloui

Careem

Bassel Al Nahlaoui assumed the role of the Managing Director of Gulf at Careem in September 2017 to lead the company’s operations in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Business Development and Government Relations looking after strategic partnerships, corporates sales across the region while working closely with Governments to develop favorable regulatory frameworks to grow Careem’s business. Having advised and worked with firms across the Middle East and the United States in the past, Bassel brings over a decade of experience in management consulting and investment management. Bassel holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Purdue University, USA. In his free time, he likes to focus his attention on family and sports, and enjoys playing basketball.

Rifad Mahasneh

UBER

Rifad Mahasneh

UBER

Rifad is the Head of Public Policy for Uber in the Middle East. Prior to this position, he was a Strategy Manager at Al-Ghurair Investment, one of the region's largest family business conglomerates. His focus was on developing the group's overall strategy and identifying investment opportunities across the multiple sectors that the business operates in. Prior to that he worked in consulting, specializing in public sector and economic development mandates. Rifad completed his Masters Degree in Business Administration at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Mohamed EL KHDIME

VUL9 Security Solutions

Mohamed EL KHDIME

VUL9 Security Solutions

Co-founder & CTO of Vul9, Information security enthusiast whose passion for that field started at the age of 13, studied mathematics and computer science at Ibn Tofail University, Dropped out from the university to dedicate all his time to Vul9, prior to that he was a Google Ambassador in the MENA region and was leading a team of ethical hackers that managed to discover critical security flaws within the biggest tech companies in the world such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Paypal... Currently, he is focused on building a safer internet in the middle east by challenging all the existing traditional security patterns.

Sohan Dsouza

MIT

Sohan Dsouza

MIT

Sohan Dsouza is a doctoral student and research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He works in the MIT Media Lab's Scalable Cooperation group, on ways to solve social cooperation, information, and mobilization problems using a combination of technology and social science. He brings years of diverse research experiences to MIT, prior to which he accumulated years of industry work experience in some of the leading global and regional organizations. He is interested in social computation, crowdsourcing collaboration, virality, and social mobilization. He developed the crowdsourcing platform that helped one of his earlier research teams win the 2012 US State Department TAG challenge. Most recently, he co-developed the Moral Machine, a machine ethics crowdsourcing and dialogue platform that collected one of the largest ethical assessment datasets ever. His work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Transport, and IEEE intelligent Systems, and has been covered by major media outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, New Scientist, Scientific American, and the Associated Press.

Paul Papadimitriou

Intelligencr

Paul Papadimitriou

Intelligencr

The founder of Intelligencr, the global innovation scouting firm. Paul wanders around the globe to witness what the technological revolution actually means for the future of our youth, our cultures, and our ways of life — the geopolitics of disruption. Humans have always build tools to better their future, build stories to bond together. Paul looks at what the future of those common myths and those common tools looks like — how will we be living and working together. As a consultant, he architects innovation strategies shaped around a new augmented, nomadic & tribal human. As a sought-after keynote speaker, he inspires audiences on five continents, at impacting public and private events. Paul has shared stages with leaders like President Barack Obama, Microsoft CEO Staya Nadella, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, father of the iPod Tony Fadell, and many others. Paul is a serial entrepreneur. He understands the waves of technological and societal change before most do. He helped shaped the first ever commercial mobile website more than 20 years ago, participated in the birth of numerous startups ecosystems, from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro, launched multiple products and services globally, and invested in era-defining startups. He is the creator of multiple shows such as the critically acclaimed 'Layovers', on the future of travel, 'The Future of Finance', on the incredible changes in financial technology, or 'Notion - the Pain of Scale', on the future of the enterprise. Paul’s understanding of our time has appeared on The Economist, ABC, TF1 or the Japan Times. Organizations such as Microsoft, Conde Nast, eBay, Fujistu, Lagardere, SAB Miller, EDF, Ubuntu, EY, Criteo, Siemens, Tumblr, the EU or the ITU have trusted him to challenge them. 2 • • • • Paul is a Swiss, a Greek and a Finn. He has lived in Geneva, Tokyo, Manila and now resides in London. He’s an air travel nerd and chocolate lover.

Tamara Hamdan

Siemens

Tamara Hamdan

Siemens

Head of Media Relations, Middle East at Siemens. UAE-based PR professional and ex-journalist, passionate about telling stories through digital and traditional mediums

Melanie Noronha

The Economist

Melanie Noronha

The Economist

Melanie is an editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit’s thought leadership division in EMEA. Based in Dubai, her primary focus is on the Middle East and African markets. Prior to this, she was a Senior Analyst at MEED Insight, a research and consulting firm serving Middle East and North Africa. At MEED, she developed an expertise in bespoke market studies and financial modelling across a range of sectors spanning construction, finance, power and water, oil and gas, and renewable energy. She held previous posts working at the Office of the Chief Economist at the Dubai International Financial Centre, and at the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. Melanie has an MSc in International Strategy and Economics from the University of St Andrews, with distinction, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

IQ Sayed

Careem

IQ Sayed

Careem

IQ Sayed leads our engineering team and is responsible for Careem’s technology systems and services. He is relentlessly passionate about creating a world class R&D team at Careem. He brings nearly 15 years of tech industry experience, most of it from Silicon Valley, ranging from small startups to well known tech giants like VMware and Facebook. He is an alum of Stanford University, where he received his MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Scientific Computing.

Khaled Nabli

Siemens

Khaled Nabli

Siemens

Khaled Nabli is heading the MindSphere Application Center at Siemens in Dubai where he and his team collaborate with customers to innovate in the space of digitalizing Logistics and designing the Future Airports. Prior to joining Siemens, Khaled has worked as Lead Solution Engineer at Salesforce in Switzerland where he designed and implemented enterprise applications for Sales, Marketing and Service across Europe. Always passionate about the latest in technology, he studied computer science in Germany and joined the leading vendor for Analytics and Machine Learning software where he worked as Principal Solutions Architect for companies across EMEA and Asia Pacific. In his free time, Khaled loves to spend his daytime with his young family and the nighttime with photography and coding.

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What we’re covering

Automotive companies shifting from manufacturers to mobility companies

Mass adoption of Electric Vehicless

The Future of car ownership, safety, and regulation

Autonomous Driving & AI

Future smart homes & efficiency

Blockchain and IoT

Network Cost, speed, and latency effects

Smart Cities, IoT, Cloud

Job threats with advancement of AI

Safer and cheaper ways to build cities

Future of Identification and citizenship

AI, Robotics, Wearables

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