Speakers
Elizabeth Lumley Managing Director and Thought Leadership, Rainmaking

Liz Lumley is Managing Director, Thought Leadership at Rainmaking. She has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as Managing Director at Startupbootcamp FinTech London and as an editor at financial services and technology newswire, Finextra. In addition to being an internationally recognised conference speaker and moderator, she is also a regular contributor to Brett King’s Breaking Banks radio show on the VoiceAmerica Business channel.

Twitter:@LizLum
Erik Katz Founder and CEO of Circuit Launch, Managing Director of Hardware at Hackers/Founders

Erik Katz is a technology advisor and entrepreneur who is immersed in the Maker Movement and Hardware startup scene in Silicon Valley. He has worked with companies such as TechShop, Maker Media and several start-ups. Erik also founded and ran a boutique technology consulting firm for more than a decade. Erik is the founder of the non-profit Maker Mart, which produced Makers@theMint, as well as founding HardwareCON. Erik is currently Founder and CEO of Circuit Launch, a co-working space for Hardware Startups located in Oakland, CA.

Fahad Al Shatti Vice President Strategic Projects, Agility

Fahad worked in multiple capacities with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation leading up to his position as Chief Representative of different Kuwaiti oil in China. In 2010, he joined the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) as their Chief Representative in Beijing, establishing their offices and promoting KIA’s business. He successfully increased KIA’s QFII and M&A as well as supported KIA’s pre-IPO deals. 2015 Joined Agility Global Logistics as Head of Venture Capital Team. Since then he become active VC investor in MENA.

Twitter:@q8china
Farshad Nowshadi VP at Saman Bank, VC at Level39 FinTech-London

Twitter:@farshadn
Mohamed Abo El Fotouh Senior Consumer Engagement Manager – MENA Digital & Media, PepsiCO

Nadine H. Haram Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Proximie

Dr. Nadine H. Haram is a Surgeon, Lecturer and Clinical Entrepreneur, appointed NHS Clinical Entrepreneur, Council member of BAPRAS Innovation UK, UCL Honorary Clinical Lecturer, and council member of the Royal Society of Medicine Plastic surgery section, amongst others. Nadine drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery and co-founded Proximie in 2014, an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves into any operating room to guide, teach, train and support other surgeons and medical experts independent of any specific hardware.

Twitter:@DrNadz
Olivier Cohen Regional Manager, Middle East, Hootsuite

Olivier Cohen is a regional manager for Middle East at Hootsuite. He is an experienced and successful senior leader with a proverb track record developing go-to-market strategies and leading teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His career spans over a decade of working at some of the most influential software companies in the region including Acronis, Vision Solutions and Double Take, culminating with nearly 2 years in his current role at Hootsuite.

Twitter:@cohen_olivier
Sarjoun Skaff Cofounder and CTO, Bossa Nova Robotics

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