Digital Marketing Trainer & Keynote Speaker, Informa Middle East
Bio: Digital marketing consultant and author who has worked with Oracle in Italy, Spain and Ireland.
Christian’s areas of expertise include: digital marketing strategy, mobile marketing, and web analytics.
His passion for digital marketing goes back to 2003 when he pioneered the introduction of PPC in Oracle.
Christian is a Digital Marketing Trainer for Informa and the Digital Marketing Institute, and has so far trained more than 3500 marketing managers, including MICROSOFT, ORACLE, Burj Al Arab hotel, Armani, Mobily, Huawei, AL HABTOOR, and digital marketing agencies.
His experience comes from six years in Consulting, ten years in Sales & Marketing, six years in Management, five years in Training.
Strategic Marketing Consultant, Vanrise Solutions
Bio: Following her work in traditional marketing, B2B marketing and experience gained in the IT sector, Darine has been committed to Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultancy and Training for prominent regional companies, as well as working with the vibrant Lebanese online community on organizing events and other crowd-sourced activities.
She specializes in helping organizations train & build their internal social media teams, integrating social media inside out and taking full control of their strategic digital presence.
International Expert In Cards, Payments and Market iInfrastructures, Bruggink Consultancy
Bio: Diederik Bruggink has been active in the payments business since 1998.
He is an International Expert in Payments, Cards and Market Infrastructures. He was the VP for MasterCard and VP at ABN AMRO and worked within or completed strategic assignments at key companies in Cards, Payments and Transaction Banking such as The Royal Bank of Scotland, WorldPay, ABN AMRO, MasterCard, Capgemini, ING, OP Bank, International Card Services, Equens (predecessor Interpay), TSYS, Eufiserv, Vodafone, SafetyPay, Ingenico ePayments , Monnet (EU Bank initiative to create a new European payment card scheme), and Efma .
Chief Strategy Officer and CEO Advisor, BelCash Technology Solutions PLC
Bio: With a strong technology background, significant commercial and product experience, this has led to a number of patented inventions, including the Vodafone Machine to Machine platform.
Greg is trusted by numerous Tier 1 organisations with P&L ownership, leading and inspiring large teams, developing new business changing innovations, troubleshooting operational management and then supplying business growth, strategic analysis.
He successfully ran the M-Pesa Mobile Money business for Vodafone globally with a number of complex political stakeholder situations.
Information Security and IT Auditing Section Head, Electronic Banking Services Ltd. (EBS)
Bio: An Information Security Expert with long experience in the field.
Hisham has detailed knowledge of information security standards and best practices.
His experience also includes establishing an Information Security and IT auditing department, designing and managing security aspects of newly developed and running payment systems.
Principal Analyst - social BI, Ubiquity Consulting
Bio: Kaveer is the founder and Principal Analyst at Ubiquity Consulting – a social business intelligence consultancy.
Kaveer specializes in the second wave of social media: intelligence. Prior to this, Ubiquity, specialized in reputation and stakeholder governance and strategic communications. Kaveer has vast experience, consulting for organizations across the private and public sectors.
Prior to founding Ubiquity, he was Head of Strategy for the Public Relations arm of FCB South Africa. He began his career in media and communications at FinWeek in 2002 as South Africa’s youngest economic reporter at the time, covering trade, competition, macroeconomics and economic development. His mission and purpose – defined by his career – is making every voice count.
Chief Strategy Officer, Zain SD
Bio: Results-driven Strategist with 20+ years of leadership successes in fortunate 100 companies spanning software development, telecommunications, IT, strategy & business development, and program management.
Mohammed Abd ElHalim
Senior Advisor Consultant, Global Professional Services, Dell EMC
Bio: Mohamed is a Cloud and Infrastructure Transformation expert coming with 12+ years of experience within leading IT & Teleco firms.
He has variety of experience in Internet & Data services, Cloud & IT transformation related solutions delivery & marketing. He managed to launch many cloud platforms within MEA region like Vodafone Egypt Public Cloud.
Mohammed Naseem Ul Haq Zaki
Advisor Digital Transformation, REGERA FZCO
Bio: At the helm of business and technology leadership across the Middle East, US, Japan and India, Zaki had the privilege of learning, participating and experiencing work in these vividly distinct and different economies, managed a variety of complex & federated business models.
With advent of technology and the inherent needs of transformation, Zaki has led several initiatives of strategy formulation and execution of transformation projects across Government and various multinational companies across Telecom, Technology, Utilities, Education and Healthcare. Specializes in Digital Transformation, Business Management, Technology Leadership, Startup Incubation, Social Entrepreneurship and Smart City solutions.
Zaki is an expert in congregating business and technology, with excellent techno-commercial acumen and contextual intelligence (CREATIVITY). Best in presales, business acquisition, product management, solution design (INNOVATION), resource augmentation (LEADERSHIP) and an avid mentor.
Country Representiative , African Union Students Council
Bio: Moneera Yassien 20 year’s old Economics and quantitive analysis student, works as PR and communications coordinator at IEC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Community) to support entrepreneurs in Sudan and became a delegate for the global Entrepreneurship Network, Moneera is a state gov Alumni and UNDP Youth Leadership regional program mentor and Alumni.
DIRECTOR, Finova360 Pvt Ltd
Bio: Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller DIGITAL THE NEW NORMAL FOR BANKS – “Why You Can’t Ignore The Digital Revolution.
Raj is a banker with over two decades of experience in multiple geographies in India, Nigeria and Kenya leading the ever-changing banking and financial landscape.
He has been associated with leading banks in Asia and Africa at various C level positions with hands-on experience on revamping banking set up with extensive experience on digitization.
He has been keynote speaker in various conferences and business forums across Europe and Africa where his expertise in Digital Banking has been highly valued. Author of Amazon #1 Best Seller DIGITAL THE NEW NORMAL FOR BANKS – “Why You Can’t Ignore The Digital Revolution.
Founder, Inburru Technologies
Bio: Suren Govender has spent his 23 year career in a variety of leadership roles at large corporates including Dell, IBM and Accenture.
He is an accomplished leader within any dynamic environment, and leverages his expertise in Disruptive Transformation, Sales, Digital Strategy, Operations and Strategic Business Management to deliver enhanced value for clients.
Suren recently began his own entrepreneurial venture to realise value from his extensive experience and business network.
Online Monetization & Marketing Lead - MSN Arabia Market, Microsoft
Bio: Tariq is an experienced Online Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the FMCG, Media and computer software industry.
Skilled in Digital Strategy, Sales, Media Selling, Corporate Communications, and Market Research. Media and communication professional with marketing management consultancy experience.
Author, Destination Innovation
Bio: Tom Vassos has taught marketing, business model innovation and leadership courses at several universities around the world, and has worked in the technology industry as an innovation and marketing practitioner at IBM for 35 years.
He is the author of the book "Strategic Internet Marketing" (translated into 6 languages), and author of "Destination Innovation: Creative Mobile Marketing and Commerce Strategies."
Mr. Vassos has spoken at universities and corporate events in 44 countries around the world, and is a frequent guest expert on TV, radio and blogs discussing the economy, technology, mobile trends and social media marketing.
Head, Mobile Banking, The Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Bio: Wakaba has spent close to 10 years in the banking industry working in developing and implementing various alternative banking channels from Cards to Internet and now Mobile banking.
As the Head of Mobile Banking for Co-operative Bank of Kenya, he is tasked to drive the uptake and continued success of Mobile Banking as an alternative to branch based banking.
His prior experiences involved innovating products around card business and dealing with High net worth and Diaspora customers to tailor make financial solutions for them revolving around various channels. He was also instrumental in the introduction of e-commerce as a viable option for merchant business in Kenya in addition to being among the pioneers of Bank driven mobile lending solutions.
Wakaba holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya and is currently finalising on an MBA majoring in Finance from the same institution.
Dr. Osama Ibrahim Ibrahim
General Manager, Intelligent Solutions for System & Software