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Speaking Engagement

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Here are collection of my latest speaking and engagements related to human-centered experiential design, strategy, emerging tech, and culture.


Guest Entrepreneur: Research to Startup x Qatar Foundation & Partners

23 serial entrepreneurs from 17 countries, 27 researchers with 9 world-class technologies, 4 world renown mentors and 10 facilitators at the Research to Start-ups Second Cycle. Partnering with Qatar Foundation / Qatar Science and Technology Park, for the 2nd Edition of the Research to Startup Program. Together, Research to Startup team have recruited an impressive, diverse and talented group of 23 highly-experienced technology founders from around the globe to partner with researchers in Qatar during this one-week immersion. The challenge they've accepted: to found new or strengthen existing tech startups by incorporating cutting-edge technologies developed at Qatar's world-class research institutions. With our support, they will seek to design scalable business models using Global Scaling Academy's #blitzscaling toolkit. Should they succeed, the Qatar Technology Venture Fund and Valuer.ai will help them find the investment and corporate partners, respectively, that will propel their growth.

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Selected technology from QCRI & VCU-Qatar

Selected technology from QCRI & VCU-Qatar

Global Blitz Scale Mentors: Scott Johnson, Chris Yeh, Jeffrey Abbot

Global Blitz Scale Mentors: Scott Johnson, Chris Yeh, Jeffrey Abbot

Research To Startup Team from Global Scale Academy, QSTP partners from Innovation Hub, Intellectual Patent Law, QCRI and Qatar Venture Fund.

Research To Startup Team from Global Scale Academy, QSTP partners from Innovation Hub, Intellectual Patent Law, QCRI and Qatar Venture Fund.

First Night dinner Chris Yeh leads the Hamilton Dinner Experience to encourage equal sharing and team bonding.

First Night dinner Chris Yeh leads the Hamilton Dinner Experience to encourage equal sharing and team bonding.

Entering in to the Qatar Science and Technology Park where the innovation and incubation happens in Doha.

Entering in to the Qatar Science and Technology Park where the innovation and incubation happens in Doha.

The Startup Bus AKA the Money Asking Bus. Getting ride from HBKU to QSTP to present our pitch.

The Startup Bus AKA the Money Asking Bus. Getting ride from HBKU to QSTP to present our pitch.

I’m up pitching– Presenting the opportunity of Qatar’s enhanced nano tech aerogel, a phase changing agent can have a potential impact to the functional and smart apparel market.

I’m up pitching– Presenting the opportunity of Qatar’s enhanced nano tech aerogel, a phase changing agent can have a potential impact to the functional and smart apparel market.

Visiting the nano tech lab where the magic happens with Dr. Khaled Saoud lead physicist and the inventor of the patented technology.

Visiting the nano tech lab where the magic happens with Dr. Khaled Saoud lead physicist and the inventor of the patented technology.

Sitting in Preslav Nakov’s presentation on countering fake news and propaganda with AI.

Sitting in Preslav Nakov’s presentation on countering fake news and propaganda with AI.

Taking a short break with cohort member Saman and entrepreneur currently working in the blockchain chain with business in Canada.

Taking a short break with cohort member Saman and entrepreneur currently working in the blockchain chain with business in Canada.

Up we go . . .

Up we go . . .

At night Doha glistens like gems along the water.

At night Doha glistens like gems along the water.

Fun night out with the gang. We toasted to Scott and Chris Birthdays. Intended to be a surprised but when we ALL communicate via Slack . . . not so much :)

Fun night out with the gang. We toasted to Scott and Chris Birthdays. Intended to be a surprised but when we ALL communicate via Slack . . . not so much :)

We did the tourist thing . . . Dune bashing and ATVs on our last day as a group. How can we be in the middle of the desert and not hit the sand dunes?

We did the tourist thing . . . Dune bashing and ATVs on our last day as a group. How can we be in the middle of the desert and not hit the sand dunes?