Meet our Mentors

Zeina B.

Zeina B.

Strategy & Ops, Omnichannel Product Lead, EMEA, Google

Zeina has been at Google for 6+ yrs predominantly covering Omnichannel Advertising products. Prior to joining Google she had my own Startup where I took part in Canada's premier Startup Accelerator, MaRS Discovery District. She learnt so much and grew exponentially from that program and look forward to giving back to the startup community via the GFS Accelerator MENA program.

 

Martin Roeske

Martin Roeske

Senior Manager - Government Affairs & Public Policy, Google

As senior manager of Public Policy and Government Relations at Google, Martin works on public policy campaigns across the full range of policy issues that impact Google and the web. Key issues include technology innovation, data protection/privacy, socio-economic development and entrepreneurship. He is passionate about maximising human potential through technology and has spent his career building and implementing tech solutions to address a wide range of social and economic challenges.

KC Ayyagari

KC Ayyagari

Specialist Infrastructure Customer Engineer, Google 

KC Ayyagari works for Google as a Sales Engineer and he specializes in Cloud Infrastructure Modernization. Based out of New York, in his role, he focuses on Google Cloud technologies and works for enterprise sales teams. Prior to Google, KC worked for Microsoft, IBM, Thomas Reuters, Infosys and he has over 13 years of industry experience. A startup mentor, program manager and a trained architect, he has been active in the space of cloud computing for over 10 years.

Abdelfettah Sghiouar

Abdelfettah Sghiouar

Cloud Engineer, Google

 Cloud Engineer living in Stockholm, Sweden. I am an evangelist for cloud, Kubernetes and Serverless with background in building highly scalable applications.

Pratik Thaker

Pratik Thaker

Product Manager, Google

A current Product Manager at Google working on AI/ML applications in Search. Was the second employee with an an aerospace startup working on a private Moon mission (part of the GLXP), one of the first ten PM's at Careem, and co-founder of an architectural consulting company in Dubai. 

Mehdi Dahmani

Mehdi Dahmani

Customer Solutions Engineer, Google

Helping Google's large customers with sophisticated technical custom solutions for their advertising problems within Google's marketing products. I enjoy teaching and mentoring!

Shinez Chalabi

Shinez Chalabi

Industry manager, Google

Shinez is an industry manager at Google Dubai where she advises clients in the government, tourism and telecommunications on their Google digital strategy and execution. She has been an active part of Google for Start-ups and mentors on strategy, pitching, business development and early stage fundraising. Shinez is an industrial engineer and holds an MBA from Oxford University.

Ziad Jammal

Ziad Jammal

Digital Natives Lead - Google Cloud, Google

Passionate about solving business and techical challenges while leveraging cloud services. At his current role at Google Cloud, he spends most of his time with digital natives, with their leadership and technical teams to make sure we craft the right strategy - as well as the right adoption - that can help grow and transform their businesses. He joined Google Cloud in 2017 and I am based out of Dubai.

Chaza Merchak

Chaza Merchak

Product Marketing Manager, Google

Chaza is passionate about building programs to help businesses on their journey towards digital marketing transformation. She also looks after ThinkwithGoogle, Google's thought leadership platform in MENA. With experience across both consumer and business marketing, Chaza is eager to support and work closely with the startup community. 

Ayman Farhat

Ayman Farhat

Web Solutions Lead, Google

I'm a web engineer and technical lead with a passion towards building and scaling tech products. I currently lead the design, development and delivery of mWeb tools, integrations and audits with Google's largest Advertiser and Publisher tech teams across emerging markets. On a mission to help teams and developers build a faster and more accessible web for everyone.

Dalia Elfiki

Dalia Elfiki

Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Google

Dalia is a Communications & Public Affairs Manager at Google covering the Middle East and North Africa region. As a spokesperson for Google, Dalia focuses on Google Arts & Culture, online safety and digital wellbeing among other areas. Before joining Google, Dalia worked in communications for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Doctors without Borders as well in the media with a production house in Egypt and a multimedia communications agency in the UAE. Dalia was born in Egypt but has lived in five different countries from a young age. Dalia has a Masters of Global Affairs in International Security and BA in Media and Communications and Political Science.

Kevin Naddaf

Kevin Naddaf

Government Affairs & Policy Events Manager, Google

Government Affairs & Public Policy expert with an entrepreneurial spirit, passionate to empowering the governments through tech adoption and contributing to a virtuous tech ecosystem. Polyglot, in love of learning new languages.

Maha Afifi

Maha Afifi

Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Google

I lead Google's Government Affairs and Public Policy Issues for Egypt. We are working on strengthening relations and providing support to the government on an array of different issues. Since the spread of COVID we focused on providing the needed support for the government and health authority to spread authoritative information about the pandemic, and now the vaccines. In addition, we are currently focusing on providing support that enhances economic recovery .

Marwah Khost AlJarkas

Marwah Khost AlJarkas

Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Google

Marwah is Communications Manager at Google responsible for the Middle East and North Africa. Her role is to inform and educate users, businesses, entrepreneurs and advertisers about Google’s MENA programs, distinctive values and products by creating and delivering consumer, business and brand reputation strategies and plans. Since joining Google, she has led the launches of Google Digital Skills program - “Maharat min Google”, Internet Safety Platform - “Abtal Al Internet” and ""Grow Stronger with Google"", working with content creators, publishers, governments and large and small businesses across industries in the MENA region.

Rasha El Hallak

Rasha El Hallak

Senior Government Affairs and Public Policy Analyst, Google

Rasha El Hallak works on Google's Government Affairs and Public Policy team in Dubai. She focuses on a range of policy issues affecting the tech sector across the MENA region, building relationships and working on key initiatives with governments. She works on a variety of initiatives that capitalize on the internet as a tool for economic empowerment of businesses and women in MENA. She is also active in using Google technology as a tool for highlighting the diverse cultures of the MENA region. Before joining Google, Rasha worked as a security analyst with a joint venture between Control Risks and International SOS in Dubai and with the UNHCR in Beirut. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut.

Mohammed Jabak

Mohammed Jabak

Senior Business Development Consultant, Google

Having been born and raised in Saudi Arabia, I have an immense love for the Region and would love to translate this by supporting businesses take that step to transform digitally

Sebastian Schmidt

Sebastian Schmidt

Software Engineer, Google

Sebastian Schmidt is an engineer on Firebase's San Francisco-based team, working on the iOS, Android, and Web SDKs for Firestore and the Realtime Database.

Kamil Brzezinski

Kamil Brzezinski

Product Manager, Google

Kamil is a Product Manager at Google, responsible for the development of Google Compute Engine services. Google for Startups Accelerator program mentor. Experienced with public cloud products and solutions launching different customer facing products. Used to work for media and gaming industries, e-commerce and social networks. Launches various mobile applications and games in the past. Education, logistics, gaming startups co-founder in technical roles. MSc in Electronic and Telecommunication. Private pilot and gamer in free time.

Mariusz Gasiewski

Mariusz Gasiewski

CEE Mobile Gaming Lead, Google

Mariusz Gasiewski has been with Google since 2007. He is leading mobile gaming and apps initiatives at Google for Startups Campus in Warsaw, supporting growth of mobile gaming and apps ecosystem in in the CEE region. During most of his career was helping some of Google’s biggest clients in Central and Eastern Europe in preparation and implementation of mobile measurement strategies. He is a frequent speaker at gaming and mobile conferences and a founder of GameCamp (www.gamecamp.io), one of the biggest mobile gaming and apps specialists communities in Europe.

Ahmed Sobhy

Ahmed Sobhy

Program Manager, Google

Ahmed is an IoT Expert, Founded XIOT company (XIOT.IO) for IoT solutions, Vice Chair of IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Egypt Chapter, Co Founder of Google Developer Cloud Community Egypt (GCDC Egypt), former project manager for ROV Arab (ROVArab.org), Minesweepers Competition (Landminefree.org) and teaching assistant at October 6 University. Ahmed is Passionate about new technologies: IoT, ML, AI, Robotics and Hardware Development.

A.Mahdy Abdelaziz

A.Mahdy Abdelaziz

Technical Trainer, Google

Passionat about web and mobile app development, including PWA, offline-first design, and cross platform tools. Also interrested in Android Internals, ML, and Cloud.

Pierre Daher

Pierre Daher

Head of Google Workspace Renewal & Expansion, Google

Pierre has been part of the Google Workspace team for 8 years and is currently leading the South Europe and Emerging Markets Region. His team works with medium and large size companies on their Digital transformation through Collaboration, Communication and Management tools which are part of the Google Workspace portfolio. Prior to Google Pierre had a mix of professional experiences in Entrepreneurship, Consulting, FMCG and Banking. He holds a Masters degree in Marketing and has participated in Google Executive development programs such as: Google Business Academy with Duke University and Google Marketing Academy with the Wharton School.

Zain Masri

Zain Masri

Product Marketing Manager, Google

Zain Kamal Masri is the Head of Brand & Reputation at Google MENA. Zain launched "Maharat min Google", a digital skills program that trained over 1,000,000 people, of which 50% are women and 54% found a job or grew in their business/career as a result. She also launched “YouTube Batala,” a content hub featuring more than 400 female creators from across the Arab world. Masri and her team help Google select the doodles for the region. At least 50% of doodles in the Arab world have celebrated women.   

Mariam Dabboussi

Mariam Dabboussi

Product Marketing Manager, Google

Mariam Dabboussi looks after Growth and Social Marketing as well as Consumer Research for the Middle Eastern and North African region. Her key accomplishments at Google include launching the Google Assistant in Arabic in 18 markets, creating a Guinness World Record Breaking Iftar Livestream garnering +3.5M playbacks within 24 hours, and experimenting with media optimization in the most recent Google Search campaign, shaping media targeting in 2021+. Prior to Google, she worked on a business incubation project with BCG, BCG Digital Ventures, and ADNOC Distribution. She holds a BEn in Industrial Engineering from the American University of Beirut, and an online Social Marketing Specialization from Northwestern University.

Edward Wiese

Edward Wiese

Strategic Accounts Lead, Google

 

Skye Herrick

Skye Herrick

Senior Analytical Lead, Google

Skye is a performance marketing expert and Senior Analytical Lead for Ads and eCommerce at Google. At Google Skye has been focused on analytics, operations, and research about Google Ads and supporting Google Ads customers. He has mentored numerous businesses and non-profits on multiple continents and has a passion for social entrepreneurship, development, and small businesses. Skye holds a BA in International Relations from Brigham Young University and is currently pursueing a Masters of Science in Analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Joe Davis

Joe Davis

Product Marketing Manager, Google Play Academy, Google

Joe leads global marketing for Google Play Academy, an online learning platform that helps app and game developers grow and succeed on Google Play. Previously, Joe led policy education and outreach for Google Play. He also managed global policy training operations for YouTube’s Trust & Safety team. Joe received his M.S. in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco, and a B.A.in Organizational Communication from Washington State University. He lives in Austin, TX

Sam Stern

Sam Stern

Developer Relations, Google

Sam has been on the Firebase Developer Relations team for over 6 years. He's passionate about all things open-source.

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Tanvi Shah

Product Manager, Google

Product Manager - Search for New Internet Users Tanvi is a Product Manager based in Google’s London office. She is working on rethinking Search for the next 1B users from emerging markets who have very different needs and user profiles compared to current mature Search users. While at Wharton, she interned in Mountain View and worked with the Google Assistant team on their digital wellbeing and music detection features. Before Wharton, she was a Product Manager at a Sequoia backed FinTech startup in India - Chillr (now acquired by Truecaller) - trying to digitize India’s payments and banking system: at a time where only 2% of Indian consumer transactions happened online. She launched Chillr’s micro-lending and payment gateway products. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Pune. 

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Nikolas Mangold-Takao 

Product Manager, Google

PM at Google Shopping, previously founder of B2B IoT startup for Video Analytics. 

 

Sam Stern

Gennadiy Nissenbaum

Sales Manager, MENA Google

 I have software engineering background, co-founded a startup (learned a lot from this experience!), then worked for a Venture Company fund where I managed an acceleration program and helped portfolio companies with problem-solving and business development. At the moment I'm leading one of the EMEA Emerging markets Large Customers Sales teams at Google. Co-founder and currator of the largest internal community StartupX which brings together Googlers who are interested in startups, Venture Capital and innovation.

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Martin Pauser

Staffing Manager, Google

I'm an experienced people manager and member of the POPS organisation for more than 10 years. I have experience in hiring, onboarding, HR process set up, benefits and payroll.

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Fernando Belfort

Head of SMB, Waze Ads, North America, Google

Passionate about building businesses and teams from the ground up - with intense experience with both planning and executing marketing, channel and sales go-to-market strategies in both North America and Latin America. Former business consultant, working in Tech markets since 2005 and with digital media sales since 2014. Curious, high-energy and results-driven professional, has exponentially grown business unit's market shares, revenues, and margins both rapidly and sustainably. International academic background, with an IGCSE and IB Diplomas from the British School of São Paulo. In addition to being an Economist, holds both an MBA with Competitive Intelligence specialization and an Executive MBA from HBS. Also holds international certifications regarding Behavioral Economics (HBS), Innovation (MIT), Product Strategy (Kellogg), Sales Strategy (Kellogg), Negotiation (HBS), Competitive Intelligence (Academy of Competitive Intelligence) and Marketing Strategy (Reforge). Native Portuguese and English-speaker, advanced Spanish and beginner French. Brazilian and Portuguese citizen.

 

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Peter Bouchard 

Vertical Lead, Engagement Manager, MENA Google

I am a leader who helps companies build stronger bonds with people they care about most by using data, technology, science and talent to drive positive financial change. I am an experienced executive with a record for helping B2C companies deploy talent, technology, analytics, research and capital to transform how they operate, and build stronger, data driven, relationships with consumers. Peter has consulted some of the top brands across media, entertainment, government, telecom, nonprofit, automotive, political and technology industries on how to reshape their futures by leveraging data, insights, and technology. Peter co-founded a company and defined an operating strategy that led to $200MM+ in revenue, $80MM+ of capital raised and 300+ data scientists, research scientists and software engineers hired all within its first five years.

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Joseph Akl

Marketing Campaign Manager - Global Partnerships, Google

I am Lebanese Canadian and have been working for Google for almost 3 years now. I am based in Dublin.

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Srikanth Desikan

Group Product Manager, Google

I have lived and worked in the SF Bay Area for over 25 years. I started my career in the US at Silicon Graphics(SGI). Since then I have had roles in product management, marketing and engineering in the consumer space( founded a games search engine company-Gameseekr, launched advertising within games - Neoedge, multiple roles at Disney ) as well as enterprise companies(Siebel, Agile, SparklineData/Oracle). Most recently I co-founded SparklineData( 2014 funded by Xooglers!), a fast query engine on large datasets that was acquired by Oracle in 2018. At Oracle I managed Big Data/Spark cloud services and then built and managed a team of PMs, UX designers, TPMs and Solution Architects for Observability( Logging and Monitoring), Streaming, Cloud Events and Notifications. 

 

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Enxhi Popa

Product Finance Lead, Discover, Google

I worked for 4 years at Compass, a $6 bn real estate tech company, focusing on capital raising (Series C-G), financial modelling, M&A, and expansion strategy. At Google, I have worked on building driver-based revenue models for a $700m product, creating pricing models for distribution deals, and doing market research analysis.

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Marina Bonetti

Creative Strategy Lead, Google

 

I am a Creative Strategy Lead at Google covering the region of MENA, Turkey and South Africa. As part of my role I help advertisers build communications and branding strategies that are user-first and impactful, leveraging design thinking as a way to deliver human centered experiences. I have been working within the creative industry at Google for the past 4 years across Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that I have been working in and outside of Google in analytical roles, bringing to life data and extrapolating relevant insights within the industries of CPG, Tech, telecom and Finance.

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RUSLAN MURSALZADE

Product Marketing Manager, Google

Technical product marketing and product management professional with 9+ years of experience in the enterprise software and SaaS/Cloud markets. 

 

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Panos Lamprakos

Sales and Business Development, Internationalization and Scaling, Finance, Google

Panos joined Google in 2010 and has worked in various industries ever since. He is currently in charge of the large customer sales department for Greece, Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and bachelors from UCSB.

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Yemi Falokun

Product Management, Technical Infrastructure, Sales and Business Development, Funding and VC connections, Google

Yemi Falokun is a Cloud Solution Architect with experience of developing solutions for Financial Industry customers. Skilled in Professional Services, Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing (PaaS & IaaS), and Solution Architecture. Strong information technology professional with a Post Graduate Diploma focused in Distributed Systems Design from Birmingham City University. Currently an ISV Solution Architect working with Top 200 Global ISVs to implement their solutions on GCP and drive additional value for their customers with One Google.

Abdulaziz Alhammadi

Abdulaziz Alhammadi

Google Developer Expert,
CEO, TechTrans

Abdulaziz is a technical speaker, trainer, technology addict, IT Consultant and specialist, with 10+ years as CIO. Currently, he is a CEO for a tech company based in Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. He enjoys speaking in meetups, writing blogs about Digital transformation and training in the technology field.

Ruqiya Bin Safi

Ruqiya Bin Safi

Google Developer Expert,
Data Science and AI/ML Consultant, Techie bits

Ruqiya is a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, Women Techmakers Ambassador, R&D Member at Bayan, and Machine Learning & Data Science Consultant at Techie bits. She write and speak about AI, and works on AI/ML and Data Science projects.

Majd Jama'ah

Majd Jama'ah

Google Developer Expert,
Cloud Architect and DevOps Engineer, Baaz 

Majd is a Cloud Architect & DevOps engineer at Baaz, Cloud consultant for private sectors, Solutions architect certified from Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, and a community mentor. He is responsible for converting the technical requirements of a project into the architecture and design that will guide the final product and getting on board with any new and exciting technologies that are bound to emerge in the cloud arena.

Ameen Altajer

Ameen Altajer

Google Developer Expert,
CEO, INFINITEWARE

Ameen is the CEO of INFINITEWARE, an artificial intelligence company that provides products and services to several clients across the globe, INFINITEWARE has been working with large clients such as Saudi Aramco, STC, Zain and the government of Bahrain. He's also a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, and an author in the same field.

Amel Sellmi

Amel Sellmi

Google Developer Expert,
ML Research Engineer, InstaDeep 

Amel is a Research Engineer in machine learning at InstaDeep, a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, the host of OpenMined AMA, a privacy-preserving machine learning community. She is a speaker in various events like Gitex, Google4Mena, Deep learning indaba, and DevFests.

Sachin Kumar

Sachin Kumar

Google Developers Expert,
CTO, TupeloLife

Sachin is a Google Developer Expert, Founding Team Member and Chief Technology Officer at TupeloLife (a connected health company), Founder and Lead Organizer for GDG Doha, Speaker, Writer, Blogger, Mentor, and Youtuber. He has vast experience in Voice computing, AR/VR, Machine Learning, Cloud, IoT, mobile, web, and more. Recognized as an expert in technology and leadership, invited by world-class institutes and startup accelerators to participate in public lectures, mentorship, and training.

Mais Alheraki

Mais Alheraki

Google Developers Expert,
Software Engineer, NyarTech 

Mais is a software developer and UI/UX designer, with experience in creating cross-platform mobile and web applications. Flutter and dart GDE, GDG Cloud/WTM Saudi organizer and a public speaker.  

Youssef Bendhieb

Youssef Bendhieb

Google Developers Expert,
Artificial Intelligence Engineer, InstaDeep

Youssef works as an Artificial Intelligence Engineer at InstaDeep. He is passionate about Robotics, Computer Vision, and High Performance Computing. He's a multidisciplinary, self-motivated, and trilingual Robotics Engineer, A lifelong learner, passionate about robotics, and have tutored and taught at all levels of engineering school. He is enthusiastic about designing and developing high-quality robotic, mechatronic and AI-based products.

Mohammed Buallay

Mohammed Buallay

Google Developers Expert,
Data scientist, Tamkeen

Mohammed buallay data scientist from Bahrain and a GDE in machine learning, with a mission to empower individuals and companies with AI. He's public speaker, community organizer, mentor for local startups in Bahrain, and he love sharing his knowledge and advocate for AI. 

Elyes Manai

Elyes Manai

Google Developer Expert at Machine Learning

Elyes is a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, AI Consultant, Trainer & University Teacher, and has been helping startups in local Accelerators & Incubators for the past 2 years. He believe that the key to progress is to share knowledge so that we speed up learning and create better individuals faster. He's also a Microsoft Certified Educator, speaker, and ML trainer.

Ahmed Abu Eldahab

Ahmed Abu Eldahab

Google Developer Expert,
CTO, Kortobaa

Google Developer Expert in Dart & Flutter, An Entrepreneur, Public speaker, Technology advocate & Consultant, Web & Mobile consultant with more than 18 years of professional software engineering experience

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Lana Alattar

 CEO, Gudjuju Web Developments
serial social tech entrepreneur 

is the Founder and Lead of GDG Manama, runs the largest community in Bahrain, providing free trainings in 21st century and future of work skills. She is also a serial social tech entrepreneur that has dedicated her life to empowering socially good projects/businesses initiatives with technology. She is an active member of her community and helps shape the country's agenda through her community work and active participations at round table in the private and public sector.

Aymen Graja

Aymen Graja

Product Design Manager, Alrashed Capital Gp.

Aymen graduated as a Visual Designer, he worked as UX/UI Lead, UX Consultant for multinational groups. His passion for learning and sharing knowledge & expertise drives him to Doctoral Research in the UX field, teaching UX/UI Design at university, and leading UX Masterclass workshops for Tunisian startups. He believes that a product’s success comes from a User-Centred Design approach with simplicity at its heart.

Hamood AlHamadan

Hamood AlHamadan

Director of Sas Center for Entrepreneurship , Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology of Oman 

With 17 years’ work experience in the government sector mainly within ICT, his areas of expertise vary between Entrepreneurship and Startups development, and Talent Development with a versatile understand in Technology.

Maya Beyhum

Maya Beyhum

Financial Consultant at of Sas Center for Entrepreneurship , Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology of Oman

Maya is a financial consultant and mentor passionate about using her knowledge to guide startups and SMEs through their financial journey, at every stage of growth. Away from her finance management and accountancy roles with large corporations in the UK, she has helped over 100+ founders and leaders across a wide range of sectors to understand their financials, leverage their metrics, and boost their business’ performance.

Nouha Jaafar

Nouha Jaafar

Founder and UX Design Trainer, Lollipop Training

Nouha is the founder and CEO of Lollipop Training, GDG Carthage lead, WTM Ambassador, and international speaker. She is also UX Design trainer passionate about technology and innovation, and she mentors startups and students, in order to build creative products with a creative mindset, structural methods and innovatives techniques.

Ahmed El Zoughby

Ahmed El Zoughby

Chief Design Officer, XIOT

Fond of well thought user experiences his whole life, Ahmed is a multidisciplinary designer with an Architecture background who’s the Chief Design Officer at XIOT, A smart building technology company accelerating the push for a smart future. He's also the Principal Designer at AZ Design Studio, supporting emerging tech startups in their design endeavors from A to Z most importantly on Industrial Product Design. He's working on the cross roads between design and technology with deep focus on Emerging Tech, IoT Solutions and Consumer Electronics Products.

Nahedh Alharbi

Nahedh Alharbi

CTO, TechTrans

Nahedh is the Chief Technology Officer at TechTrans, with Masters in IT Management, and a mentor with Google Developers. Specialized in IT Management and Digital Transformation, with more than 10 years of experience.

Sherif ALMotawally

Sherif ALMotawally

CEO, Informatica Information Systems

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 Europe, 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. 

Sreeraman Thiagarajan

Sreeraman Thiagarajan

CEO, Agrahyah Technologies

Sreeraman is co-founder and CEO of Agrahyah Technologies and aawaz.com. Agrahyah Technologie operates in the space of Voice, Cloud, and Audio solutions for enterprise clients. aawaz, the product owned and operated by Agrahyah is the the largest spoken-word audio and podcast network in Indian languages. Sreeraman is also a former GDE and currently a Launchpad Mentor for Google for Startups 

Vivian Rozario Gomes

Vivian Rozario Gomes

Director, SHNORH

Vivian Gomes is Design, UX and CX innovation strategist. His work has impacted a million of lives directly. He regularly mentors, conducts workshops and sessions around the world to help create end user/ customer-centered delightful experiences. He enables and helps empower teams to craft compelling validated user stories and develop a solution’s design ecosystems across multiple medium and devices for a connected, seamless end-user experience.  

Mahmoud Said

Mahmoud Said

Staff Software Engineer IICareem

Software Engineer and problem solver for technical, business and organizational problems. Thrives to identify and release bottlenecks to enable impact.

Baghdad Gherras

Baghdad Gherras

Data Science DirectorEradah Capital

I will be happy to help frame your project from idea to product. My main area of expertize is how do we leverage ML to build powerful products.

Sayak Paul

Sayak Paul

Deep Learning AssociatePyImageSearch

Sayak works at PyImageSearch where he applies deep learning to solve problems in computer vision, and brings solutions to edge devices. His areas of interests include self-supervised representation learning, model optimization. Outside of work, Sayak enjoys writing technical articles and giving talks at developer meetups and conferences.

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Ahmed AlKooheji

Digital Marketing, Social Media Expert, Community Manager

Ahmed has a diverse background working with both establishing new brands' online and maintaining the presence of large enterprises across all Digital Channels.

Zohra Slim

Zohra Slim

Co-Founder and CD&VOInstaDeep

Zohra is InstaDeep’s Chief Digital and Visualization Officer. She is completely self-taught with in-depth knowledge of software and system integrations. In addition, she possesses a unique drive which, combined with her second-to-none people management skills, ensures projects are delivered to excellence and on time. After leading a team of developers in India, Zohra co-founded InstaDeep.

Amine Kerkeni

Amine Kerkeni

Google Developer Expert, Head of EngineeringInstaDeep

Amine is leading the engineering team at InstaDeep. He joined the company four years ago after a career in software development where he lead engineering teams in various industries (semiconductor, consumer electronics, investment banking). Initially, Amine started deep learning and AI as a hobby, but ended up dropping everything to pursue his goal of deploying artificial intelligence to solve real life problems. He is driven by the ambition of replacing classic operational research techniques with AI. He has a Master of Engineering in software and a Master in Business Administration.

Mahmoud Al Nafei

Mahmoud Al Nafei

CEO, InvoSpark

Someone who is ambitious and passionate about technology. CEO of Invospark company and part of Google Developer Group Muscat. Specialized in Firebase/Google Assistant and web/mobile app development.

Stefano Serafinelli

Stefano Serafinelli

CEO - UX Director, TeaCup Lab

User Experience consultant & CEo at TeaCup Lab, user research agency. Mentor @ Google Launchpad for startups Certified Google Design Sprint Master.

Adam Wesolowski

Adam Wesolowski

VP of Growth, airalo

Growth Marketing evangelist and technical marketer. Built and sold his Growth Marketing Agency to Ladder.io. VP of Growth at Airalo.

Alice Bonhomme-Biais

Alice Bonhomme-Biais

ChezAlice Consulting, ChezAlice Consulting

Alice studied CS in France, then worked for 12 years at Google in New York (Google Maps, Google Websearch and Google Crisis Response) as a software engineer and team lead. Since 2017 she coaches the tech team of mission-driven startups to help them organize an engineering culture and tech stack which can be ready to scale.

Shama Rasal

Shama Rasal

Design Expert & Mentor

Shama is a Design Expert & Mentor working at the intersection of creativity, business, technology and psychology. She has designed products used by hundreds of millions of people all over the world. She is focusing on building products for Next Billion Users for now. Shama helps start-ups bring in a systematic & human centric approach to their products.

Nik Page

Nik Page

Assistant to the Jr Floor Sweeper, Nik Page Experience Strategy & Design

Since launching one of the first teen led tech startups in 1979, working in the San Francisco tech world during the dot-com boom of the 90s through mobile and blockchain eras today Nik has been part of the entire personal device led tech revolution. His key lesson learned is, "If you don't know specifically who your adopters are and why they care about your project, you'll probably fail" and that the best hedge against failure is a deep understanding of your target and an experience designed specifically to engage and delight them.

Ndjido Ardo

Ndjido Ardo

Google Developer Expert, Chief Operating Officer, DScale.io

Ndjido Ardo BAR is a Lead Data Science at Davidson UAE and is at the moment working in a project related to the Dubai Smart City project. Ndjido earned a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics at Gaston Berger University in Senegal. His strong background in Maths is coupled with an excellent programming skill in languages like C/C++, Scala, Python. Ndjido loves functional programming and has the chance to use language like Scala to deliver most of Data Science project he is involved in. He has 7 years experience doing Data Science project, starting at Pasteur Institut as a researcher in BioStatistics. Around 2011 he co-founded a startup specialised in real-time agriculture online market (MLouma). In late 2012, Ndjido joined BearingPoint a French consulting company as a Data Scientist in its Machine Learning team named Hypercube. He was in charge of different activities: developing Algorithms, training customers in Data Science, delivering Machine Learning modelling to different customers. In late 2015, Ndjido joined AXA France as a Data Scientist and delivered a Credit Scoring Model build from customer-centric data and financial KPIs using a Deep Belief Network and a Gradient boosting model. Ndjido is not only passionated by Maths and AI, he is also an open source activist and love to speak in meetups and conferences what he has learnt from hours and hours of reading and practicing. It's a way for him to give back to community.

Lorena Maceratesi

Lorena Maceratesi

Co-founder/ UX Strategist, Holistic Interaction

My name is Lorena Maceratesi, from Argentina. I'm the co-founder of Holistic Interaction, a consultancy agency specialized in UX, research, design sprint, and innovation. We work for different companies improving their processes and the effectiveness of different companies' projects. I'm a tenured professor at the University of Buenos Aires in the School of Architecture and Design, and I teach interactive audiovisual projects. I'm a graduate image and sound designer from the same University where I teach. I have been working for fifteen years in digital product, I have worked in different roles including (agregar roles UI, web developing, research, audiovisual ). I specialize in UX, which I have been working in since 8 years ago.

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Faten Tebourbi

Graphic Designer - University Teacher, Esprit

Senior graphic designer and University teacher of UX Design , Multimedia, web Integration with 12+ years in teaching  . She is regional (MENA) UX Design instructor and has mentored startups to boost their products. Passionate about new technologies and design, she implements the latter in web innovation and apps development. She is also co-leader of GDG Carthage and WTM Ambassador.

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Nadim Habr

CEO Designhubz

"Nadim is the founder and CEO of Designhubz, a Techstars backed company that enables 3D & Virtual Try-On Augmented Reality product visualization on ecommerce websites and apps. He is a 2nd time founder and featured on the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30."

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Saif AL Essai

Founder, Nafas M.

Saif is a Serial Entrepreneur who worked in startups related to Mental Health, Logistics, Cyber-security and Digital Advertising, while he graduated in Software Development and lead a career in cyber-security, he always prefer to work on the business side of the startup giving him a unique perspective compared to the typical CEO or CTO.

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Doaa Aref

Founder and CEO Chefaa

I have been working in digital marketing for more than 19 years with my eye on creating successful businesses. I believing in seizing opportunities to the max.

Lorena Maceratesi

Ibrahim Aburajab

Co-Founder & CTO Viavii

"Ibrahim Abu Rajab Jordanian studied Computer Information Systems at The University of Jordan. A cloud business specialist, Started or joined in early stages in several startups like ViaVii, Redirect Tech, Mesbah, Atbaki, Altibbi and Web igniters. He had several achievements in building applications which reached over 1.5M downloads, alongside establishing several technology and product departments. Over 10 years’ experience in technology startups passionate about helping other startups to cross their technology barriers. Through these experiences, he developed a strong early-stage business establishment and team-building skills. Ibrahim enjoys solving problems using technology. "