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Entrepreneur Workshop Series: Abed Shaheen – InfoFort

Sep 19, 2017

Digital Globalization and Global Data Flows: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Businesses to Compete Globally

Entrepreneur Workshop Series, organized by Young Arab Leaders in strategic partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (Dubai SME) under its educational arm Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy & the Hamdan Innovation Incubator, held its 8th out of 10 sessions last September 19, 2017 at the Business Village, Deira, Dubai, UAE. This entrepreneur-focused series presents unique topics to the UAE startup community with regional mentors & speakers aimed at educating & providing entrepreneurs with tools to launch or scale their businesses.

Key Points of Discussion:

    • How global data flows are impacting globalization today
    • How data is democratizing the global economy & shaping digital globalization
    • How cities like Dubai are joining the global data & trade hubs
    • How can entrepreneurs & SMEs benefit from digital globalization & compete globally

About the Speaker

InfoFort is the leading Information Management Solutions Provider in the Middle East, Africa & Asia. InfoFort helps its clients, from SMEs to Fortune 500 companies, to secure, better manage their data, digitize & automate their manual process.

Abed is responsible for positioning the company, developing & driving its global strategy & leading its expansion & growth. He has grown the company to today become the leader in 20+ countries, is currently driving its expansion & acquisition strategy into key growth markets, & leading its digital transformation. Abed is passionate about strategy, leadership, innovation ecosystems, startups, technology, & empowering information driven sustainability initiatives. He recently launched Skillpowerment, a platform to battle youth unemployment & its related poverty through connecting youth to companies for real market based skill sharing.

Abed holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and he also received his MBA from Bowling Green State University (BGSU), USA. Moreover he has also completed executive management programs at MIT, USA, IMD, Switzerland and Singularity University, San Francisco. He is an active member of the Aramex global management team, its information security council, a member of the Executive Leadership Council at AIIM, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Leadership Initiative. He is passionate about writing and speaking on topics related to strategy, innovation, information management and governance.