Salim Abid

Google DevRel Ecosystem MENA Regional Lead

Google Developers Ecosystem Regional: MENA (Middle East and North Africa). Focused on enabling Women and developers accross the region through DevRel programs

Salim is a vivid advocate for Agile Software development processes. Passionate about new technologies: IoT, Connectivity, and Software development. Managed multiple international teams and now drives programs across the globe. 

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Abdelrahman Omran

Google DevRel Ecosystem, Tech Expert

Abdelrahman Omran is part of the ecosystem team working on empowering the communities to have more impact, be scalable, and self-sustainable. He is also a proficient Software Architect, and he considered himself Open Source Evangelist (10k+ Github commits)! He used to have his own startup named "Rinvex", where they build enterprise solutions for SMEs. One of the projects he’s proud of was building a platform for competitive cyber security challenges for both consumers and businesses, where security professionals from over 67 countries, and 98 universities, compete in both online and live CTF competitions.

He have been working with the community for many years as a GDG/WTM organizer and mentor, as well as a GDE/Google Developer Expert for Web, Cloud, Assistant, and Identity. One of his passions is empowering developers at any experience level to attain new skills that allow them to grow both personally and professionally. Within the past three years he’s proud to have trained over 15k+ developers / entrepreneurs, and reached total of 58k+ of audience, plus around 2 million online impressions. 

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Rayan Al Zahab

Google Developer Expert, Mckinsey Digital Analyst

Google Developer Expert; BambooGeeks Founder, GDG Coast Lebanon Lead, Women Techmaker Lead, Dubai GDG & Cloud GDG Lead.

Rayan Al Zahab works as an IT Consultant and specializes in software architecture, design and development; A passionate programmer, Trainer, international speaker and an advocate for gender diversity in the tech industry. She is the first female Google Developer Expert in MENA. 

Rayan is the founder of BambooGeeks a startup aiming to empower youth to launch their programming career through human-centered coding BootCamps.

KC Ayyagari

Google Startup Ecosystem Partnerships Manager

KC is a ​Partnerships Manager at Google and takes care of the startup ecosystem in India. Having worked at Microsoft, IBM, Thomas Reuters, Infosys - he has over 11 years of industry experience and is on a mission to help startups become successful by build world-class solutions quickly to the market. A post graduate from BITS Pilani and a trained architect, he has been active in the space of cloud computing for over eight years and had experience in architecting and designing solutions for large enterprises, startups and State Governments in India.​

Ahmed Abu Eldahab

GDG Lead, Expert; Savvy Arabia CTO

Ahmed is an entrepreneur, public speaker, passionate about mobile and web applications development, loves solving software engineering challenges across the stack, and he has more than 15 years of professional software engineering experience in desktop, web, and Mobile. He is FlutterEgypt founder & community lead since 2017, co-founded PHPEgypt group at 2003, and currently he’s Co-Founder and CTO at Savvy Tech company. In his own words “Some people like to build software, I am proud to say I'm building developers”.

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Abdulaziz Alhammadi

Google Developer Expert

Aziz is interested in everything related to products, planning, collaboration, community and growth, he is working as a CEO for Technical company. additionally, he is a consultant to many governmental and private agencies. He also founder of products platform called Rqeem it works to share best products on the internet to everyone, and more than 10 products on the internet.


Sharif Al Motawally

Founder, CEO, Mentor, Strategy Consultant, Technology Writer, Public Speaker on startups and technology

Sherif Metwally is the co-founder and CEO of Informatica Information Systems, a leading technology transformation and innovation company with global clientele and operations in 15 countries spanning Europ, MENA, USA and Southeast Asia. 

Sherif helping to build technology and enterprises strategies using 30 years of experience in Information Technology, AI, and software development as well as his experience in management, marketing, media and, business intelligence. 

Mr. Metwally is also a technology writer and an active advocate of Free Open Source Software FOSS. Mr. Metwally is also actively mentoring startups and has mentored hundreds of technology startups across the Middle East.


Sachin Kumar

Google Developer Expert | CTO at TupeloLife | Speaker | Mentor. Technology enthusiast who believes can change the world.

Founding Team Member and Chief Technology Officer at TupeloLife (a connected health company), Google Developer Expert, Speaker, Writer, Blogger, Mentor, and Youtuber. He developed an early fascination for technology and since then have always been on a quest to learn, share and innovate. Has vast experience building Voice applications, VR, AR, IoT, Mobile, etc. As CTO at TupeloLife, he has elevated the company in the connected healthcare ecosystem by using various innovative technologies from its inception to date. Also, loves to share the experience and learnings of the products and services with the community to inspire them to build a better future. He has vast experience building solutions for the Healthcare industry and responsible for building and providing a platform for the American Heart Association’s National Hypertension Program in the United States. Recognized as an expert in technology and leadership, invited by world-class institutes and startup accelerators to participate in public lectures, mentorship, and training. 


Fares Al-Qunaieer

Artificial Intelligence Advisor at Saudi Information Technology Company | Google Developer Expert (GDE) in Machine Learning

Dr. Fares received his B.S. degree in software engineering and M.S. degree in computer science from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia, and his Ph.D. degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He has more than 14 years of experience in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. He worked in several Artificial Intelligence projects, such as, license plate detection and recognition, biometric pattern analysis and recognition (iris and face), tumor and breast cancer detection and classification, prostate segmentation in MRI images, epilepsy detection and prediction through EEG signals, Arabic sentiment analysis, and Arabic Chatbots training. With a mixed background in Software Engineering and Machine Learning, he is able to understand and design the complete lifecycle of applied Artificial Intelligence and develop real-life solutions and products. 


Dr. Ahmad Khwileh

Technical Consultant - Data Science & Marketing

Dr.Ahmad Khwileh is a senior consultant on AI & Data science at Google MENA HQs in Dubai. He leads the newly established Machine Learning group on a mission to activate an Artificial Intelligence transformation for the largest partners and clients in the region.

Ahmad has over 12 years of experience, 7 of them spent working at Search and Publisher Quality teams at Google where he led the development of multiple large-scale AI solutions to protect Google ads and search ecosystems from fraud and spammy content on the Web. He holds a PhD in Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence from Dublin City University in Ireland, Masters and Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Yarmouk University in Jordan. He is actively conducting part-time research and reviewing for many scientific journals specialized in areas including Arabic Natural language processing, Information Retrieval and Data Science. His research contributions were published in multiple top tier peer-reviewed conferences and AI Journals such as the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research and others.   

AMahdy Abdelaziz

International technical speaker, trainer and developer advocate. Passionate about Mobile and Web apps development, including PWA, offline-first design, in-browser database, and cross platform tools. 

Dr. Omer Dawelbeit

Expert Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and Google Developer Expert (GDE) in cloud

Amél Sellami

Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Instadeep

Amel is an Artificial intelligence engineer at Instadeep, She graduated from National School of computer science in Tunisia and specialized in Artificial intelligence. She was invited by Facebook to take part in F8 conference and hackathon where she developed along with her teammates an application to fight illiteracy in the world using machine learning. She is also part of OpenMined an international privacy-preserving machine learning community. Last but not least, she is a lecturer in events like Devfest, Deep learning Indaba and AI Hack Tunisia.