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Gaurav Singh is the Founder of JPIN, which is building the world’s most trusted venture capital and growth platform.
Based in UK, Gaurav is a versatile leader and a passionate start-up mentor with over a decade’s experience in scaling companies across a wide array of sectors. His vision is to enable entrepreneurs become global giants on the fundamentals of Spiritual Economics.
As a seasoned angel investor backed by a history of building a diverse and robust global investment portfolio, Gaurav has a penchant for impact drive investments, supporting sustainable startups that are shaping the future
He is an adept business strategist and prior to founding JPIN, has a rich experience serving global businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies such as Thomson Reuters and Refinitv, where he managed a US $ 1 Bn financial intelligence ecosystem.
Gaurav has received various awards, the most recent ones being the ESG Impact Award 2022 for Empowerment of Rural Communities and the Global Visionary Iconic Award 2022 for his contribution to the startup ecosystem and the business world.
Associate Director, Solution Consulting, Kissflow
Sriram heads the presales for the Europe and Middle East region at Kissflow. He has profound industry knowledge and has been working with large enterprise customers, helping them define their digital transformation roadmaps. His expertise across domains and industry verticals helps him effectively spot and resolve customer pain points and drive business growth. Having worked with leading tech providers like Oracle and Salesforce, he has extensive experience in ERP, CRM, low-code, no-code domain and cloud services.
Technical Director, Trend Micro
Manas Sarkar is the Technical Director of Trend Micro responsible for Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa region. Manas is a passionate technologist with over 24 years of Information and Cyber Security experience in roles including Regional Head of Managed Security Services for a Global Telco company, Pre-sales Head of India and SAARC for Trend Micro, Security Consultant, and a Solution Architect. He has a wide breadth of knowledge of both current and emerging technologies like Securing Cloud Infrastructure, Building Security Operations Center leveraging AI and ML technologies, understanding Global Threat scenario, DDOS protection Strategy and identify innovative technology solutions to solve Cyber Security challenges.
Area Distribution Lead – EEMI, NetApp
Farid Najjar is Area Distribution Lead - EEMI. He joined NetApp as Channel Sales Manager – MEA in August 2019. Farid is an accomplished, result-driven sales professional with an experience over 10 years in channel and sales at leading international companies.
In his current role, Farid manages NetApp’s Area Distribution across Eastern Europe, META, Iberia & LATAM. He constantly works on building a strong partner ecosystem in the region. Additionally, Farid believes that when you're able to build a genuine and trustworthy relationship with your customers and partners you can accomplish anything.
Prior to joining NetApp, Farid has served as the Distribution Manager ME & WECA in Veeam Software and as a Product Manager in Ingram Micro Levant.
Maya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering and also a Master’s in Business Administration.
Vice President/Industry Leader, OPX Technology-MENA & APAC
Over 18 years back, Pradeep started his digital transformation journey led by ERP & automations for the finance function. Since then, he has successfully delivered transformation results across multiple other domains for an enterprise, for example supply chain, manufacturing and project. Outside big 4 consulting, he has also driven internal transformation projects using cloud and automation for one of the biggest names in aviation. In the panel, he would share the management's perspective on the journey along with snippets on consulting wisdom relevant today, to have a wholesome panel discussion.
Editor, GEC MEDIA GROUP
I'm Sonal B Chhibber, a skilled professional who is able to take on the management and coordinating duties of any leadership role. Possessing extensive experience of supporting, developing and motivating teams to do better and to drive continuous improvements across a wide range of activities.
I'm an acclaimed, multi Award-winning Indian Writer, Editor, Journalist and Event Moderator and enjoy an exciting portfolio of work that allows me to inspire, create and communicate.
I currently work as an Editor with Gec Media group in UAE, specialsing in ICT publications, Events Marketing and Business Strategies.
I believe in the quote by Benjamin Franklin, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa
Mohammad Al-Jallad is the CTO for Hewlett Packard Enterprise UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa
In his role, he drives business, develops and manages long term strategic relationships with executives and business managers and works on shaping corporate strategies to accelerate digital transformation leveraging a technology portfolio spanning edge, cloud, data and services. Mohammad has an extensive geo and global experience in various sectors
He is ambitious passionate for customers and has a rich experience and a track record of success in geo and global roles encompassing consultancy, business development, sales and management
Mohammad holds a first honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer
Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and is a member
of Jordan Engineers Association (IEA) and Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE)
Founder and CEO, Sawwad
Sawwad is a character driven fashion brand, built on the latest hi-tech and sustainability methods.
It introduces a new breed of fashion companies born out of the changes in the current socio-economic needs. The brand’s mission is to create a digitally influential fashion universe which transforms the way of promoting Middle Eastern design via AI/AR technology built around an Arabian Sci-Fi comic storyline journey through powerful illustrations, sustainability messages, cutting - edge tech and music – all interacting simultaneously with the end user to create a cohesive universe.
The founder, Salma Awwad is the first Arab Editor In Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, with 20 years of experience working with some of the biggest names in the luxury and design industries.
She was responsible for the ground-breaking covers featuring three generations of the Kardashians, Nadine Labaki’s reflections of an Artist, & Will.I.am standing alongside 2 Arab Woman who lead the AI industry globally - titled “Robotics Revolution” - where she led her team towards pioneering the discussion in the luxury media industry around the dialogue between man vs. technology and sustainability in the Middle East.
A graduate of New York’s Parsons School of Design, she went on to work as a fashion designer for some of the world’s leading design houses in New York, including Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Alexander Wang and Narciso Rodriguez.
Her wealth of fashion expertise inspired her to create and locally manufacture Sawwad, an experimental 3D capsule collection focusing on the future of fashion and redirecting the language of fashion start-ups in the region.
Shifting from the corporate lifestyle to the reality of being a passion entrepreneur, her versatile background strongly places her as a thought leader in the Arab Fashion Industry, with immediate access to a global celebrity network and collaborations with industry leaders.
Commercial Lead, META AMD
Zaid Ghattas is the Commercial Lead at AMD. In this role, Zaid is responsible to drive AMD revenues from the Middle East, Turkey & Africa commercial, enterprise, and public sector end users & Solution Providers.
Zaid has had the rare privilege of working across many of the top global Information technology portfolio vendors including VMware, Intel Corporation, Hewlett Packard (HP), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), EPSON and OKI Printing solutions, and executed many technologies infrastructure projects in over 20 different markets, from opportunity creation through to execution.
Additionally, Zaid had completed a job rotation at Intel Head Quarters in the Silicon Valley, where he worked as a Global Sales Manager as part of the global Oracle account team. Zaid is a highly qualified, passionate entrepreneur & driven professional with a strong experience across almost all aspects of business including building successful sales & marketing strategy, Leadership & People management as well as product management and development.
Prior to starting his career, Zaid spent 7 years of his journey in Sydney, Australia where he worked & received his higher Education in Information Technology, Network Engineering from TAFE New South Wales in addition to completing a diploma in Machine Learning ML from Data to Decision at Massachusetts Institute of Technology- MIT.
Zaid is passionate about Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, HPC and has extensive knowledge in this area which uniquely positions Zaid as a thought leader within the information & communication technology domain.
CIO, Senior Vice President IT, Siemens
Digital Transformation & Strategy, Cloud Adaptation & Analytics initiatives for Siemens Middle East
Trusted advisor and partner for CxOs for Technology Strategy and Business Transformation with over 13 years experience of Project Management, Consulting, Digital Strategy & Data Analytics.
Hands-on practical experience in designing IT Road-map, build and delivery of transformation projects, working with experienced professionals across different geographies.
Experience in Integrated technology Projects for operational efficiency & cost reduction.
Advisory for IT, Compliance and Operational topics like Project Management, Process review, Technology strategy.
Specialties: Cloud Adaptation, Enterprise Systems, Outsourcing Advisory, ERP/ SAP Audits, Post and Pre implementation reviews. IT Governance and Sourcing.