Speakers

Bringing Together the Who’s Who of Digital!

The ArabNet Digital Summit 2017 brings you the “behind-the-scene” initiators of change from across the world.
Over 80 speakers will join us this year as we pave the way for the latest in digital.

Alpesh Doshi Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Fintricity

Alpesh Doshi is a globally renowned thought leader in how organisations can transform and future-proof their business using emerging technologies, particularly around digital, big data & analytics and blockchain. He is focused on innovative thinking and practical strategies to add value for his clients fast and often, introducing the agile approach of working to digital transformation.

Twitter:@alpeshdoshi
Cameron Kashani Co-Founder and Partner, The Human Accelerator

Twitter:@CamSKashani
Chris Adelsbach Managing Director, Techstars

Twitter:@ChrisAdelsbach
Dana Adhami ‎Head of MENA, Maker Studios

Faisal Khan Banking & Payments Consultant + FinTech Scout for VCs/PE,

Faisal Khan is a banking / payments consultant specializing in cross-border payment system and a digital money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on banking, money and payments. Mr. Khan is an advisor to Hippocorn (a VC company out of Denmark) as well as a talent scout for Series A & B financing for various fintech VCs/funds. He is also a frequent contributor to popular Q&A site Quora. His official website is at www.faisalkhan.com.

Twitter:@babushka99
Jeff Lynn Chief Executive Officer, Seedrs

Twitter:@jeffseedrs
Jesse Middleton General Partner at Flybridge, Co-founder of WeWork Labs

Lauren Maillian Entrepreneur, Global Marketer, Startup Advisor, Speaker, TV Personality and Best-Selling Author,

Twitter:@LaurenMaillian
Luke Krueger President, VA Angels International

Luke is an Entrepreneur turned part time Investor, board member & advisor. Luke is the President of VA Angels International, the global arm of VA Angels; Canada’s largest and most active Angel Investment Network. Luke speaks, trains and mentors companies around the world while finding strategic partners in the regions where we work, including the World Bank, Canadian Government and XCala. Luke is deeply interested in social enterprise and impact investing having previously worked with Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. He is equally passionate about building new startup ecosystems, investment communities, developing new entrepreneurs and basketball.

Twitter:@luketkrueger
Noor Sweid Chief Investment Officer, Dubai Holding (DHx)

Twitter:@nsweid
Ovais Naqvi Managing Director, The Abraaj Group

Rasool Hujair Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Finance

Ronit Ghose Managing Director, Global Banks Sector Head, Citi Research

Ronit Ghose is Global Sector Head for Banks in Citi Research. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in Europe, the Middle East and North America. He is the lead author of Citi's global fintech research GPS reports. Before Citi, Ronit worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant for the former UK Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. Ronit is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Scott Lamb Vice President of International, BuzzFeed

Twitter:@scottlamb
Tim Wolfs Chief Digital Officer, Altavia Group

Twitter:@tikkes
Ussal Şahbaz Innovation Leader - Turkey, GE

Twitter:@ussal