Online Video Production
Historically driven by revenues from the production of TV commercials, video production companies now have tremendous opportunities online: from creating their own shows to developing shows for the brands they work with. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will explore the new opportunities for production houses as online video continues to grow.
Technology in Banking
Banks in MENA have been aggressively introducing smart solutions and digital channels to support the needs of their tech-savvy customers. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will look at online banking, smart branches, mobile apps, payment solutions and new platforms that are being adopted nationally and regionally.
Online Customer Service
Digital media has opened up new touch points between corporates and their clients - and new forums for customers to complain and air their frustrations. ArabNet Beirut will investigate how enterprises are extending their customer service efforts to digital channels -- including online video, chat, and social media -- and the impact on their internal organization and processes.
Anatomy of an Acquisition
Lebanon has seen a number of recent acquisitions in the online space, including Shahiya's purchase by Cookpad and Webedia taking a majority stake in Diwanee. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will explore how acquisitions are brokered from initial outreach, to negotiating the terms, to closing the deal - and what happens afterwards.
Artists and Celebrities as Online Brands
Independent (Indie) artists have been leveraging digital to raise funds for their music and to stay closely connected with fans. On the other hand, TV Celebrities have been using digital platforms to extended their reach beyond the silver screen. ArabNet Beirut 2015 will explore online persona management, as well as the obstacles and opportunities inherent to managing digital celebrity.
The ArabNet Design+Code Day is back, with focused workshops to help designers, developers and entrepreneur to build better web and mobile products and businesses. The day will include specialized workshops on a wide range subjects, including: developing animated websites; understanding term sheets; understanding user interface elements; and mobile design.
Manager; Media, Consumer Engagement & Agency Relations – Mashreq,
Co-Founder & CEO,
Founder & CEO,
Xische & Co.
Managing Director Eastern Europe & MEA,
Founder & CEO,
BLC Invest SAL
Business Managing Director,
Leap Ventures - Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab
Hani Abu Arab
CEO & Founder,
HE Nicolas Sehnaoui
Ministry of Telecommunications
HMA Tom Fletcher
Head of Digital Operations,
Mercury / M&C Saatchi
Digital Director & Partner,
Speaker & Strategist | Startup Advisor | Board Member,
New York City Based Accelerator Programs | JuiceLabs
Senior Digital Designer,
Lt. Col. Joseph Mousallem
Head of Public Relations Department,
Internal Security Forces
Band Manager, Composer, Music Producer and Guitarist,
CFA - Business Presenter,
Sky News Arabia
Chairman & CEO,
Berytech and Berytech Fund
Former Minister and GM,
General Manager EMEA, Social.com,
Deputy Chief Operating Officer,
Designer Team Leader,
Communications Manager - Levant,
Executive producer & GM,
Roy Bou Abssi
Online Lifestyle Network (OLN)
T-Pay / TracerHub
MEA Operations Manager,
Co-founder & Tech Lead,
Head of Strategic Business Development,