MENA ICT Forum 2022

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan

President

Royal Scientific Society

Jordan

H.E. Ahmad Hanandeh

Minister

Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Jordan

H.E. Kholoud Saqqaf

Minister

Ministry of Investment

Jordan

H.E. Usama Al-Sadawi

Minister

Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Empowerment

Palestine

H.E. Moctar Ahmed Yedaly

Minister

Ministre de la Transition Numérique de l’Innovation et de la Modernisation de l’Administration

Mauritania

H.E. Ishaq Sider

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology

Palestine

H.E. Amr Talaat

Minister

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Egypt

H.E. Yousef Al-Shawarbeh

Mayor of Amman

Jordan

H.E. Adel Al Sharkas

Governor

Central Bank of Jordan

Jordan

H.E. Maha Al Bahou

CEO

Jordan Payments and Clearing Company

Jordan

H.E. Feras Milhem

Governor & Chairman

Palestine Monetary Authority

Palestine

H.E. Bassam Alsarhan

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners / CEO

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission – TRC

Jordan

H.E. Barry Lowry

CIO

Government of Ireland

Ireland

H.E. Marwan Juma

Chairman

Oasis500

Jordan

H.E. Suzanne Afanah

Managing Partner

Advvise

Jordan

H.E. Mohammed Al Ja’fari

Chairman

Innovative Startups & SMEs Fund

Jordan

H.E. Zaher Qatarneh

Secretary General

Ministry of Investment

Jordan

H.E. Afnan Alshuaiby

Executive Director

Women Development Organization

Egypt

H.E. Omar Nahar

Director of Planning, Ambassador for Cybersecurity

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jordan

May Li

Huawei Middle East Carrier Network Business Group, Solution Marketing VP

Huawei

Jordan

Maria Ulmer

Director General

Federal CDO
Digitalisation and eGovernment

Austria

Eugene Kaspersky

CEO

Kaspersky

Russia

Ziad Khalaf

Chairman

International Development Bank (IDB)

Iraq

Ubaydli Ubaydli

Chairman

Arab ICT Union

Bahrain

Amjad Swais

Chairman

Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j)

Jordan

Anna Brailsford

CEO

Codefirst Girls UK

United Kingdom

Dave Feenan

Director

Digital Technology Skills Limited

Ireland

Tawfiq Khalili

Country Manager – Kuwait

ProgressSoft Corporation

Kuwait

Elizabeth Strickler

Director

Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation

United States

Justina Bieliauskaite

Projects Director

European Digital SME Alliance

Belgium

Aiman Mazahreh

Co-Founder, CEO

STS

Jordan

Abeer Qumsieh

Chief Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Officer

MakenE

Jordan

Bashar Hawamdeh

CEO

MENAITECH

Jordan

Walid Tahabsem

President & CEO

Integrated Technology Group (ITG)

Jordan

Anthony Mills

Executive Director | Founder & CEO

Global Innovation Institute | Legacy Innovation Group

United States

Filios Papastylianou

Strategy Director HCM, ECEMEA

Oracle

Cyprus

Nael Salah

Managing Director

ESKADENIA Software

Jordan

Abdulrahman Aljiffry

Accelerator Manager TAQADAM

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Saudi Arabia

Hani Alhaj

VR Director

UBITC-Livaatverse

Jordan

Arvind Gupta

Co-founder and Head

DigitalIndia Foundation. Technology-Startups - NewMedia. WEF, OECD

India

Bashar Kilani

Managing Director

Accenture Middle East

United Arab Emirates

Amir Baradaran

Founder & CEO

ABXR Studio

United States

Bandar AlAmer

Board Member

MeemAin for Education

Saudi Arabia

Tambi Jalouqa

CEO

Propeller

Jordan

Ashraf Alqudah

CEO

Tjdeed

United Arab Emirates

Alaya Bettaieb

Managing Director

Smart Capital - Startup Tunisia

Tunisia

Dato’ Dan E. Khoo

CEO

World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)

Malaysia

Luma Fawaz

CEO

Oasis500

Jordan

Abdallah Al-Zoubi

Professor

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Jordan

Bassam Maharmeh

President

National Cyber Security Center

Jordan

Emin Vali

Co-founder

Metafluence: Virtual City for Influencers

United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Alhujairy

Chairman & Group CEO, Gulf Future Business 

Founder & Chairman of Internet Society – Bahrain Chapter

Bahrain

Nabeel Alfayoumi

Managing Director

Digiskills Association

Jordan

Houssem Eddine Touil

Founder

Chamber Index

Tunisia

Hani Idris

CEO

International Development Bank - IDB Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Hadi Alshakhori

Business Incubation Manager

Saudi ARAMCO Entrepreneurship Center

Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Al-Muhtaseb

CEO

The Innovative Startups and SMEs Fund

Jordan

Jackson Liu

Vice President

Head of imo
Singapore

BIGO Technology

Singapore

John O'Dea

CEO

TechIreland

Ireland

Hazem Mulhim

CEO

Eastnets

Jordan

Anton Ravindran
Founder CEO Smartlaw Pte Ltd, Founder GICT Pte Ltd Advisor & Practice Lead, Digital Ventures Pte Ltd, President, Cloud Computing Chapter (SCS) Author: “Will AI Dictate the Future?”

Singapore

Mahmoud Sulaiman

Director

Investera

United Arab Emirates

Jay Tuck

Bestseller Author & Global Speaker

Germany

Mohab Anis

CEO

INNOVETY

Egypt

Ehsan Zadmard

CEO and Founder

Alveri GmbH.

Austria

Lana Ghanem

Managing Director

Hikma Ventures

Jordan

Maysa Al-Hussaini

M.D. FRCPath CIP® ​Full Member. Consultant Histopathologist/Neuropathologist Chair, Institutional Review Board 

King Hussein Cancer Center

Jordan

Mustafa Kugu

Founder

FASTER Community

Turkiye

Olga Fragis

Founder and CEO

Live Assets

Canada

Usama Houlila

Principal

CrossRealms International, Inc.

United States

Muhannad Taslaq

Entrepreneur | Angel Investor | President | CEO | Board Member

Integral Reality Labs, Inc.

United States

Omar Hatamleh

Author, Between Brains

United States

Mohammad Nagaty

CEO

PIE

Egypt

Mohammed Alzubi

Founder & Managing Partner

Nama Ventures

Saudi Arabia

Nidal Bitar

CEO

Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j)

Jordan

Richard Kerby

President

Richard Kerby, LLC

United States

Mutaz Nabulsi

CEO

Estarta Solutions

Jordan

Omar Shaban

Co-founder and CEO

The Space

Saudi Arabia

Nidal Qanadilo

Managing Partner

ArcCapital

United States

Ruba Darwish

Country Manager BMB

Board Member int@j

Jordan

Rami Qawasmi

CEO

Mawdoo3

Jordan

Rami Darwish

Founder & CEO

Arrow Labs

United Arab Emirates

Theresa Cullen

Pima County Public Health Director

RADM

United States

Safa Nassereldin

Presidential Secretary-General - Presidency office, Ass. Prof. at Faculty of Engineering

Al-Quds University/ Higher Council for Innovation and Excellence

Palestine

Sana Farid

General Surgeon, AI & XR Strategist

Munfarid Consulting

United Arab Emirates

Ilteris Oney

Head of MO Business

Atrify

Germany

Ahmad Shadab Taiyabi

President

Singapore FinTech Association

Singapore

Talal Tabbaa

CEO

CoinMENA

Bahrain

Tamer Azer

Partner

Shorooq Partners

Egypt

Ibrahim El Badawi

Founder & CEO

01Gov

Australia

Karim Samakie

Innovation Driven Enterprise Director

Digital Cooperation Organization

Saudi Arabia

Qusai Alsaif

CEO of Sadu Capital, CEO of Saudi VCPEA

Saudi Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Saudi Arabia

Rabih M.Baalbaki

President

EdTech Syndicate

Lebanon

Omar Ayesh

CEO

Electronic Health Solutions (EHS)

Jordan

Gavin Millard

Deputy CTO

Tenable

United Kingdom

Mohammed Alzhrani

CEO & Founder

Jadwa Cloud

Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al Rasbi

Managing Director

Oman Technology Fund

Oman

Said Al Mandhari

CEO

ITHCA Group

Oman

Yousuf Al Bulushi

CEO

Oman Technology Fund

Oman

Jawad Abbassi

Head of MENA

GSMA

United Arab Emirates

Fares Sayegh

CEO

Roya Media Group

Jordan

Laith Zraikat

Senior Partner

Arzan Venture Capital

United Arab Emirates

Charles Shaban

Middle East Consultant

International Trademark Association

United States

Rahma Beaugrand

VP, Head of Customer Advisory and Presales Middle East South

SAP

United Arab Emirates

Wilfried Yver

Chief Digital, Data, Innovation & Money Officer

Orange

Jordan

Zoran Lazarevic

Chief Technology Officer for Market Area Middle East & Africa

Ericsson

United Arab Emirates

Diana Hollmann

Employment-oriented MSME-Promotion, Team Leader

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Romania

Zaid Ibrahim

Chief Commercial Officer

Umniah

Jordan

Saed Khawaldeh

CEO and Co-Founder

DESAISIV

Jordan

Steve Hutt

Director of Account Management

M-Brain

United Kingdom

Mazin Alzaidi

General Partner

STV

Saudi Arabia

Tamer AlMasri

Strategic Marketing Consultant

Badu Sahra

Jordan

Zeena Majali

Co-Founder

CRYSTEL

Jordan

Ashraf Arafeh

Director of Cloud Park

Tonomus

Saudi Arabia

Kamal Othman

Sr. Director, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya & Levant

Dell Technologies

Jordan

Hasan Haider

Founder and Managing Partner

+VC

United Arab Emirates

Elie Habib

Principal at Venture Consulting Partners, Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures

United States

Rabih Dabboussi

Chief Business Officer

Rakuten Symphony

United Arab Emirates

Amer Fatayer

Investment Director

Dubai Future District Fund

United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Mirghani

Partner

BIM Ventures

Saudi Arabia

Omar Christidis

Founder & CEO

Arabnet

Lebanon

Rasha Manaa

General Manager - Jordan

Flat6Labs

Jordan

Saud Alsahhaf

Associate

IMPACT46

Saudi Arabia

Nadim Khater

Managing Partner

Tech Stack Authority

United Arab Emirates

Wassim Kari

CEO

Parallel Health and Beauty

Lebanon

Yazan Hijazi

Director

CORE@HTU

Jordan

Ziad Al Masri

Project Manager

Startup Village

Jordan

Walid Faza

Partner and Chief Operating Officer

MSA Capital

Saudi Arabia

Kais Al Essa

CEO & Founding Partner

Vision Ventures

Saudi Arabia

Majdi Armouti

Founder of Digital Haze Consulting, Cyber Intelligence & Security -Government of Jordan (Retired)

Jordan

Waleed Bishouty

Partner

Habayeb Advocates And Legal Consultants

Jordan

Joe Robertson

Director of Information Security and EMEA CISO

Fortinet

France

Saddam Sayyaleh

Entrepreneur and Social Innovation Expert

I Learn

Jordan

Fadi Bishara

Founder & CEO

Blackbox

United States

Riyadh Radhi

Research Associate

KAPITA

Iraq

Samir Talhouni

Co-Founder

Sager Drone

Jordan

Leila Serhan

Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager

Visa

United Arab Emirates

Florin Vrejoiu

Executive Vice-President

ATIC - Association for Information Technology and Communication of Romania

Romania

Sameer Mubarak

Chairman

Nafith Logistics

Jordan

Alexandru Marin

Lead Blockchain Consultant

Zitec

Romania

Jenny Atout Ahlzén

Co-Founder and Partner

Amam Ventures

Jordan

Dennis Ardis

CEO

Liwwa

Jordan

Ulrich Hess

Team Leader

GIZ - I-FIN

Germany

Masters of Ceremony

Rania El-Kurdi

United Kingdom

Razan Amoush

Saudi Arabia

Yasmeen Bitar

Jordan