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  • Meet the Initiators of Change | 90 Regional & International Speakers
  • Stand Taller at the Digital Showcase | The Digital Summit's Startup zone
  • Mingle and Connect | 1000+ Exclusive Attendees & 70 Exhibitors
  • Meet the Leaders at the MatchUp | 1-on-1 Exclusive Meetings

Business Transformation

Enterprises and governments are investing heavily in mobile and social integration to improve efficiency, service and quality. And for good reason: according to a study by McKinsey, corporates that turn their digital strategy into a competitive advantage enjoy 20% increased valuation over those who lag behind. From smart electric grids to public transportation apps, from logistics providers tracking big data to optimize fuel consumption, to banks using social media to source ideas for new financial products, the ArabNet Summit will explore how public and private sector organizations are integrating new technologies to transform how they work.

Digital Entrepreneurship & Startup Showcase

Technology entrepreneurship is booming in MENA, with more than $700M invested in 400+ deals in technology startups in the last 3 years. The ArabNet Digital Summit will be the most comprehensive gathering of investors - from MENA to Silicon Valley - representing billions of dollars of potential investment. It will include a dedicated track for entrepreneurs helping them to scale and raise funding for their businesses. It will also feature the Digital Showcase, giving 40 fast-growing young companies the opportunity to showcase their business, and connect in 1-on-1 meetings with investors and clients through the MatchUp.

The Future of Media

The ArabNet Digital Summit will bring together industry leaders from brands, publishers, agencies and technology platforms to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities in digital media and marketing. With the surge of platforms, the race is on to capture consumer share of mind and share of wallet. ArabNet will tackle how to leverage native and programmatic advertising, snapchat and new social media platforms, video content and much more.

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Mohammed Shael Al Saadi
Chief Executive Officer, Business Development & Strategy Sector, Department of Economic Development, Dubai Government
Aaron Fu
Managing Partner (Africa), Nest
Abdulla Ali Al Madani
Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Technology Support Services, Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai Government
Alessandro Piol
Co-founder & Partner, Alpha Prime Ventures
Alex Saber
Chairman, Middle East and North Africa, Publicis Media
Alexander "Sasha" Galitsky
Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Alfonso de Gaetano
Head of Publisher Business Solutions for Emerging Markets, Google
Andrea Barrica
Co-founder @inDinero & Venture Partner, 500Startups
Andrew Bradford
Chief Digital Officer, Ipsos Connect, Ipsos
Assem Hijazi
VP ICT & Smart City Division, Al Ahli Holding Group
Dani Afiouni
Head of Consumer Engagement & Media - Middle East & North Africa, PepsiCo
Ed Spiegel
Entrepreneur in Residence / Mentor, 500Startups
Eric Osiakwan
Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital
Frédéric Oru
Co-founder and Head of International, NUMA
Gary Stewart
Director - UK, Wayra UK
Hussein M. Dajani
Chief Operating Officer, Hug Digital
Igor Ovcharenko
Regional Manager for CEE & MENA, Seedstars
James Temple
SVP - Executive Creative Director, MD, EMEA, R/GA
Jane Zavalishina
CEO, Yandex Data Factory
Kareem Abdel Aziz
Head Telecom, Media and Technology Investments, MENA, IFC - International Finance Corporation
Kelsey Cullen
Director of PR, 500Startups
Khalil Jessa
Founder & CEO, Salaam Swipe
Lana Y. Ghanem
Corporate Strategy & Development Director, Office of the CEO / Managing Director of Hikma Ventures, Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Mark Pilkington
Chief Executive Officer, Kamal Osman Jamjoom
Monty Metzger
General Partner and Co-Founder, Digital Leaders Ventures (DLV.vc)
Muhammad Nagi
Founder, Managing Director, Al Maqarr
Nader Kobeissi
Managing Director, MENA, OnDeviceResearch
Neil Dugal
Corporate Counsel, 500Startups
Nick Rockwell
Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times
Paul Papadimitriou
Innovation Scout and Founder, Intelligencr
Philip Macartney
VP head EMEA, Affinio
Raph Crouan
Managing Director & Founder, Startupbootcamp (IoT London)
Regina Mbodj
General Director, CTIC Dakar
Richard FitzGerald
Founder & Managing Director, Lovin Dubai
Rogier Croes
Chief Digital Officer, MEC Global
Samer Choucair
Vice President, Crescent Enterprises Ventures
Scott Amyx
CEO, Amyx+
Stefano Maruzzi
Vice President EMEA, GoDaddy
Thomas Cilius
CEO & Co-founder, Snaplytics
Tugce Ergul
Co-founder & Executive Director, Angel Labs
Vikram Krishna
Head of Group Marketing & Customer Experience, Emirates NBD
Zafer Younis
Partner, 500Startups
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