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Inspiring Innovation

22 January 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm


Many of the most important and successful innovations in human history have happened when the key ingredients are inspiration and passion. Join EBTIC Innovation Club, as we host a series of speakers from the region who have made their start-ups by focusing on what they enjoy best... their personal passions. What were their journeys, their motivations and their inspiratons that helped them towards building their own successful businesses.

Mr Khalid Shareef is the Vice President of Internet of Things and Value Added Services in Etisalat. With many years’ experience in launching new and innovative world-class products to market that create value to shareholders, customers, employees and business alike. Mr Shareef will introduce an exciting new organisation within the company, Etisalat Digital. He will explain the various themes and strategies of this new area, which may inspire you to consider focusing your entrepreneurial efforts on resolving some of the challenges and opportunities Etisalat Digital face.

Manar Al Hinai is an award-winning Emirati marketing and branding consultant, luxury expert, and entrepreneur focused on helping international and local clients best reach their target audience. She has been the recipient of several honours, which include being named Abu Dhabi Arab Woman of the Year in 2011 and her presence in the list of 100 inspirational individuals in the UAE in 2012 and 2014.

Rana Abusidu is serial entreprenuer who has started a few companies, most recently CookGeeks, a social network for fans of food and cooking, that also provides IT services for the food and beverage industry. As a member of both the Abu Dhabi and Dubai Businesswoman Councils, Rana is passionate about building awareness, educating and enhancing positive change in the community towards the acceptance of women in business.