Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

At Oracle OpenWorld Middle East, you’ll meet the minds behind the breakthrough ideas that are changing the world. Get inspiration from the thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and shapers of the future who are changing the face of business, redefining what's achievable, and the technology empowering them. They’ll give you insights that can revolutionise your organisation, markets, and customers. Check back for more speakers in the coming weeks!

His Excellency Mohammed Gheyath

His Excellency Mohammed Gheyath

Executive Director of Cybersecurity Operations, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority

His excellency Mohammed Gheyath currently serves as the Executive Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA). With over 18 years of professional experience, the accomplished Emirati executive specializes in organizational development, business function set-up, and technology management and development.

In his current capacity, H.E. Gheyath spearheads the ADDA’s efforts to adopt new technologies and initiatives to further enhance the cybersecurity infrastructure and cyber ecosystem. Gheyath’s strong leadership and constant support to the ADDA’s strategy have successfully culminated in the development of a common security transformation framework for all Abu Dhabi government entities, that increases the IT protection of the Emirate and the country’s digital infrastructure, systems and data.

Prior to joining ADDA, H.E. Gheyath was responsible for setting up the new function of the Information Security Regulatory Affairs at the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA).

He was also the Director General of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program, a world-class innovative education system that uses the latest technologies in the industry. Under his leadership, Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program launched the world’s first Smart School Transformation Framework that was implemented in over 250 schools across the UAE to help them transform into smart institutions.

H.E. Gheyath held several prestigious positions in various leading regional and international organizations. Among these were Vice Chairman of the Telecommunication Standardisation Advisory Group (TSAG) in ITU/UN; Chairman, the World Telecommunication Standardisation Assembly in Dubai, which attracted 900 delegates from more than 120 countries; Chairman of the National Committee responsible for the establishment of the UAE National infrastructure Operator, the third operator in the UAE; Head of the UAE delegation in the ICANN Government Advisory Group (GAG); and Technical Lead in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the US.

H.E. Gheyath holds a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Khalifa University. He was one of the first patch of UAE executive leadership program. H.E. Gheyath has recieved many awards, among which the Prime Minister Office Appreciation certificate for effective participation in the Free Trade Agreement with the USA and EU, the Emirates Award for Government Excellence (2015), and the World Summit for Information Society Award (ITU / UN),

Miriam Burt

Miriam Burt

Managing Vice President, Gartner

Miriam Burt is a Managing Vice President with management responsibility for the Retail Industry Advisory Services team. She also has a research portfolio which includes global retail business and technology trends, digital business, multichannel, customer processes, the future of customer experience and how people use technology. Mrs. Burt's technology research areas include point of sale, digitalization of stores, the Internet of Things, mobile, blockchain and AI.

Khalid Al Ameri

Khalid Al Ameri

Content Creator and Actor

Khalid is an Emirati content creator who tells stories that bring the world together, he creates culturally-relevant material that is made for an international community. His viral videos such as "When Muslims Celebrate Christmas" and "Shopping While Married" in addition to his two seasons of "The Ramadan Show" have built an audience on his Facebook channel of over 3 million people. Khalid graduated from Stanford University and was featured in the 2018 list of Top Young Influential Arabs by Arabian Business as well as being the first social media personality to be awarded a Dubai Star in the Downtown Dubai Walk of Fame.

Dr Daniel Hulme

Dr Daniel Hulme

AI Expert, and CEO, Satalia

Daniel Hulme is the CEO of award-winning AI solutions company Satalia, and Director of University College London’s Business Analytics Masters degree. He looks at how AI can solve the most challenging problems and deals with its business, ethical and social implications, as well as wider technological and economic developments. Passionate about creating a positive technological future, Daniel sees his mission as making AI accessible and understandable whilst also providing a framework for avoiding the potential pitfalls. He works at the intersection of technology, innovation, organisation and ethics. After studying computer and cognitive science, as well as management and computational complexity, and gaining a doctorate in AI, Daniel has since balanced work in both academia, public and private sectors. He's worked as a consultant for a range of technology companies in the UK and US. He’s served on and founded advisory bodies and steering groups largely focused on the economic, employment and ethical implications of technology, data and AI. He's also contributed to numerous books, articles and podcasts on AI and the future of work. He looks at how organisations can thrive, how they will innovate faster and more naturally, but also how the ethics and values of consumers and employees have to be incorporated.

Joy Ajlouny

Joy Ajlouny

Former CMO & Co-Founder of Fetchr

Businesswoman, motivational speaker ,serial entrepreneur and advisor, Joy Ajlouny is a flash-bang grenade thrown into the Middle East. Born and raised in California to Palestinian refugees, Ajlouny has built a reputation for her success in startups and ventures worldwide, all the while disrupting the status quo of women in buisness. Belonging to the top one percent of female entrepreneurs, the self-made entrepreneur has “gamified rejection” and carved her space in the business world.

In 2015 Ajlouny co-founded Fetchr, the Silicon Valley-backed tech company that was created to tackle the Middle East’s “no address” issue, which has been long been a hindrance to growth in emerging markets. She facilitated $11 million in initial investments in Fetchr, as well as $41 million in a series B round in 2017.

Ahead of founding Fetchr, Ajlouny was the driving force and sole entity behind the e-commerce luxury fashion platform Bonfaire. Over the last decade, her unmatched knowledge and expertise in funding and investment, startups and marketing strategies has compounded into what’s known as the “Joy effect,” a term that refers to the ripple of her influence on a multitude of new and once suffering companies. Considered an expert in emotional marketing, she follows the rule of thumb that in order to be successful, you have to “fall in love with your customer.”

As a self-made woman in the industry, Ajlouny is passionate about encouraging and investing knowledge into the young women of tomorrow. Her talks are not only centered upon her businesses, but on the realities of being a female entrepreneur, the double bind and the relentlessness it takes to secure a position that counters the traditional roles allocated for women.

Peter van Manen

Peter van Manen

Former M.D. McLaren, Electronics, Data and Tech Division

Peter Van Manen spent over 20 years at one of motorsport’s most famous names, McLaren. As MD of the company’s electronics, data and technology division, he led developments in both the F1 team as well as partnerships outside sport from aviation to healthcare. Before joining McLaren Electonics (later to become McLaren Applied Technologies), Peter worked in areas from coal mining to transport and defence.

A career engineer he has been involved in technological developments that have changed industries and been adopted as standards. In Formula 1, Peter has been a part of huge advances, from the first introduction of active suspension to today, where each car produces over 750 million data points from 500 parameters in real time over the course of a race.

Away from motorsport, he also looks at what working with data has taught McLaren in order to help other sports and industries. He examines the use of F1 methods of telemetry and data collection in applications like the intensive care baby unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital, where the use of real time analysis has seen a 25% decrease in life-threatening incidents. He also looks at how technology will be used in the smart city of the future, adopting data platforms and systems to monitor environment, transport, energy, utilities and infrastructure.

Raha Moharrak

Raha Moharrak

Adventurer and Mountain Climber

Always a curious child, for as long as she can remember, Raha dreamed of challenging adventures, seeing the world and perhaps even changing it. From a young age her eccentricity was obvious, blessed with parents who never asked her to change, teaching her to dream big and live even bigger, and raised her with the belief that life is what she makes of it and her dreams are a reflection of the endlessness of her capabilities.

Graduating with a bachelors in Visional Communications from the American University of Sharjah then started her career at a leading advertising agency, Raha’s life changed the day she summited Kilimanjaro and challenged herself, her society, and culture. It was there, between the clouds, standing on Africa’s roof where her spirit could no longer be silenced and nothing could hold her back from her love of adventure, Kilimanjaro open the doors to 8 more summits, yet still her love affair with altitude was insatiable, and her curiosity as to where her limits were grew fierce, just when she thought she found them, she set eyes on Everest, and the dream that turned her into an accidental role model was born, on may 18th 2013 a year after seeing the legendary mountain Raha made history by being the first Saudi woman to summit Everest, forever proving we could attempt the impossible and maybe even achieve it no matter where we are from, she’s living proof that if children are raised confident and curious, unapologetically who they are, then we’re capable of anything, Even for a Saudi woman to stand on top of the world.

Moharrak is a well-known speaker and has held motivational and inspirational speeches across the region and has received fantastic reviews from the audience. She has also been seen on TV, Radio and in numerous newspapers. She presents both in Arabic and in English.

Steve Miranda

Steve Miranda

Executive Vice President, Oracle Applications Product Development

Steve Miranda is executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, product development, and product delivery for the entire portfolio of Oracle Applications and related services. Miranda's primary focus is on delivering the industry's most complete, proven, and innovative set of cloud solutions encompassing enterprise resource planning; supply chain, human capital, and enterprise performance management; customer experience; and Oracle Data Cloud applications.

Miranda joined Oracle in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. In 2007 he was asked to lead the engineering of Oracle's next-generation suite of software applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. Under his leadership, Oracle has delivered on its promise to help applications customers innovate and remain competitive while leveraging their existing IT investments and increasing the value of those investments with new Oracle products and services.

Prior to Oracle, Miranda worked at GE Aerospace. He holds degrees in mathematics and computational sciences from Stanford University.

Philippe Mathieu

Philippe Mathieu

Executive Vice President, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan

Philippe Mathieu is executive vice president of Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC) and Japan; he reports to Oracle CEO Safra Catz and is a member of Oracle's executive committee. He is responsible for driving the expansion of the company in the region and its transformation to the Cloud together with a team of 20,000+.

Previously, Mathieu was senior vice president Strategy and Operations (COO) for Oracle International. He joined Oracle in March 2007 following the acquisition of Hyperion Solutions, as Oracle's vice president of finance (CFO) for EMEA.

Prior to Oracle, Mathieu held senior management positions in US based enterprise software companies including PeopleSoft, Commerce One and Sybase.

Mathieu has accumulated 25 years of international experience in the IT industry.

Erik Brieva

Erik Brieva

Chief Executive Officer, Stands

Award-winning entrepreneur and strategist, with extensive experience driving companies to successfully achieve innovation, revenue and business growth. Named among the top 50 Most Admired CEOs (The Technology Headlines, USA, 2019), top 100 Leaders of the Future (Capital Magazine, Spain, 2009), and Entrepreneur of the Year (Entrepreneurs Magazine, Spain, 2006) among other recognitions.

CEO at Strands Inc. boosting its international expansion and strengthening its position as global FinTech leader, by empowering 650 banks worldwide with Artificial Intelligence. Previously, founded Polymita Technologies (acquired by Red Hat) pioneering the Business Process Management (BPM) software industry, recognized as a Visionary by Gartner (Magic Quadrant 2009 & 2010) and Major Player by IDC (MarketScape 2011). Co-founder of multiple companies within enterprise software, mobile and Internet businesses, including Intelligent Software Components – iSOCO (acquired by Santander) and Enzyme Advising Group (acquired by Nexe Group).

Founder of Bcombinator (www.bcombinator.com), helping startups to scale up through incubation, acceleration, education, mentoring, advisory and fundraising. Raised €30M among all portfolio companies.

Board Member and President of the Entrepreneurship Commission 22@Barcelona, Member of the CEO Collaborative Forum and Member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Academic Director and Professor at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Lean Startups and Leadership.

Farid Farouq

Farid Farouq

CIO, Dubai World Trade Centre

Mr. Farouq has over 18 years of experience in the IT Industry spanning multiple sectors and is currently the CIO of Dubai World Trade Centre.

Mike Bhaskaran

Mike Bhaskaran

Chief Technology Officer, DP World

Mike is a visionary leader with comprehensive experience in Ecommerce, Supply Chain, Logistics, Robotics & Information Technology. At DP World, he is responsible for driving digital transformation to enable Smart Trade and Block chain.

In past, Mike was Chief Supply Chain Officer at Staples where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of technology for Supply Chain. At Beyondtherack.com, Mike was Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer where he was responsible for Global Logistics, Transportation, Fulfilment & Information Technology infrastructure & Software Development efforts. Mike also worked as Vice President, Global Logistics of Starbucks Corporation & Director of Global Transportation Operations & Technology at Amazon.

Lluis Esteban Grifoll

Lluis Esteban Grifoll

Chief Data Officer, CaixaBank

Lluis Esteban Grifoll, Chief Data Officer (CDO), CaixaBank. He holds a Degree in Computer Science from UPC University (BCN), Management Development Program (PDD) from IESE (BCN), Master in software engineering, in technical developing IT applications and environments, and Graduate Certificate in project management for managers from UPC University (BCN). Lluis has been working in CaixaBank, one of the leading banks in Spain, since 1988. Currently, he is CDO of CaixaBank, and he is in charge of the Informational Systems and leader of the Big Data Program and Cognitve & A.I. projects, and member of the Big Data Working Group in BigDataCoE. In previous roles, he was the Special Projects Department Director, the COO of Banco de Valencia (during integration of the bank), Security Director, Branch Channel IT Director and Electronic Channel Director.

Ellen Dubois Du Bellay

Ellen Dubois Du Bellay

Chief Human Resources Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ellen Dubois du Bellay is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding. Ellen’s goal is to create an employee-driven culture and an environment that encourages empowering leadership and strong customer-focused outcomes. She believes in partnering with all aspects of the organization to create innovative ways to source, hire, develop, lead and inspire people to be their best selves; deliver industry-leading business results; and ensure the highest standards are achieved.

Ellen brings more than 25 years’ experience as a senior HR leader to the company, and was most recently a founding partner of Inside Out International, a consultancy collective working with companies across the globe to drive performance through people. Prior to this Ellen was Senior Vice President of Global Talent Management at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Ellen grew up in Australia and has lived and worked in Thailand, the UK, the US, France and Canada. She has a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Coaching and Consulting for Change from INSEAD in France, where her research focused on the psychology of the modern workplace.

Rupak Sircar

Rupak Sircar

Group HR Head for Hospitality & Emerging Businesses, Landmark Group

Rupak is the Group HR Head for Hospitality & Emerging Businesses at Landmark Group. He is also responsible to technology driven HR transformation for the Group.

Rupak has extensive experience in the field of HR and has held leadership level HR positions in organizations like Royal Bank of Scotland, ING Group, ICICI Bank & Bank Muscat.

Rupak has keen interest in the areas of Future of Work, HR Transformation, Change Management, Talent Management & HR Technology.

Rupak is a Fellow in Global Talent Management from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Wharton and also holds an MBA in HR.

Fadi Shanaah

Fadi Shanaah

Head of Construction, Infrastructure & Hospitality, Etisalat Enterprise

Fadi Shanaah is the Senior Director of Etisalat Enterprise Sales heading the construction, infrastructure, Hospitality & private healthcare verticals in UAE.

In his role, Fadi is also in charge of leading the strategic planning and strategy for Smart City & 5G for business.

Meticulous and highly accomplished Business leadership professional with over 20 years' experience in Sales & Business Development leadership in the MEA region across a range of multinational leading technology organizations in the ICT, System Integration, Smart City, IoT and Automation & Control industries. Prior to Etisalat, Fadi worked in some regional leadership roles with International and regional firms such as MEA Regional Director of Business Development, responsible of the Smart City & E-Health practices at Orange Business Services (France), Regional General Manager of Schreder Group (Belgium), Director of Strategic industries at Honeywell (USA), Director of Business Development at conject (Germany) and others.

Utilizing extensive communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, Fadi has built and developed effective working relationships with Executive-level clients and Board-level stakeholders in the public and private sectors across the region.

A decisive leader who maintains exceptional quality standards which meet with organizational objectives, thrives under pressure and focused on achieving results in building new territories and maximizing opportunities with a deep understanding of market and customer requirements.

Fadi has a computer & control engineering background and holds a Master degree in Advance Information Technology & Business Management from University of Wales in UK. He works and lives based in Dubai since 2005.

Fadi also has been a regular public speaker at various ICT, Telcom & Smart City conferences throughout the MEA region. For more information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fadishanaah/

Ade Bajomo

Ade Bajomo

Executive Director Information Technology and Operations, Access Bank PLC

Ade Bajomo is the Executive Director for Information Technology and Operations at Access Bank Plc. Bajomo has a wealth of experience and track record of delivery in the global financial services sector spanning banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance. He has led major transformation and service enhancement programmes, driven business growth initiatives, mergers, acquisitions and integration of acquired entities within sector. Prior to joining Access Bank, Bajomo worked at The Nigerian Stock Exchange, leading the digitization of its services and establishing a robust trading platform and ancillary ecosystem to drive market liquidity, automation, enhanced regulation, new product development, market data and revenue diversification. Bajomo has an active interest in innovation within the financial services sector and participates in several Fintech initiatives. He has over 25 years of professional experience and has held several director level/leadership positions in the UK financial services sector.

Dr. Zakir Malik

Dr. Zakir Malik

Group General Manager Human Resources, Al Shirawi Group of Companies - UAE, Qatar, Oman & Kuwait

Dr. Zakir is an experienced Human Resource professional with 18+ years of experience. He has worked in all the gamut of Human Resource function and has been involved in senior level decision making.

He is responsible for developing and implementing HR programs and policies at Al Shirawi Group in alignment with the group's overall objective. He is leading a team of 30 HR professionals who look after different companies within the group.

Dr. Zakir Malik is a well-established speaker & panelist in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and India and has delivered on various platforms such as Work 2.0, MENA HR Summit, ARAB Future Cities Summit, Wellbeing at Work, Recruitment Tech Mena etc.

Diego Pantoja Navajas

Diego Pantoja Navajas

Vice President of WMS Cloud Development and the former founder and CEO, LogFire

Diego Pantoja Navajas is Oracle Vice President of WMS Cloud Development and the former founder and CEO of LogFire. He is an industry thought leader in SCM who enjoys exploring the impact of advanced and emerging tech on supply chains. He is a regular contributor online at Supply Chain Management Review.

Shumon Zaman

Shumon Zaman

Vice president - Information Systems & Technology, Lamprell Energy Limited

Shumon Zaman has over 25 years of experience in the technology and transformation business. He has developed intuitive, technically advanced solutions to help to transform global enterprises to become more digital, innovative and competitive. He has proven excellence for turning high-level ideas and strategies into reality, demonstrated through improving the productivity of enterprises and new digital ventures. With a strong technical and business transformation background, in-depth knowledge of multiple global industries, proven business acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset, Shumon has become a thought leader in the Digital industry.

Jeremaiah Ochieng

Jeremaiah Ochieng

Director of Technology, d.light Solar

Jeremiah Ochieng is the Director of Technology at d.light Solar, driving d.lights overall Global IT strategy, Implementation and Operations. Previously he has held various Senior IT roles in Vodafone Group Plc driving the Global Operations for Vodafone Group's key Fintech Product M-PESA and in Safaricom Kenya, Vodafone's major subsidiary in Africa.

With over 18 years solid IT experience, Jeremiah has an exceptionally diverse skillset in Mobile Money, Service and Project Management, Leadership, Strategy, Innovation, Operational efficiency, Stabilization and cost leadership. A fluent Speaker of English, French and Kiswahili, Jeremiah also holds an MBA in Strategic Management and a host of industry certifications.

Walid Nsouli

Walid Nsouli

Division Director - Government Systems and Smart Services, ADEK

Experienced Program Director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Business Process, IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Management, and Leadership. Strong business development professional with a Enterprise Architect focused in Enterprise Architect from TOGAF.

Jerome de Mallmann

Jerome de Mallmann

Global Director of Performance and Productivity, DP World

Jerome de Mallmann is the Global Director of Performance and Productivity at DP World. He improves business performance through strategic planning, people performance, organizational effectiveness, digital transformation, and leading productivity initiatives.

He has developed his expertise for 10 years in Management consulting across Europe and the Middle East and the next 10 years taking on Executive management positions in large international groups. His drive is to make an impact with the highest tangible results possible. If there is a will there is a way!

He has shared his ideas and approach on how to drive business excellence and performance, and transform the HR function, speaking in various conferences in Europe and Dubai.

Jerome holds a Masters of Management from EM Lyon School of Management, a Masters of Business Law and a Masters of American Law. He is from Paris, now based in Dubai since 2005.

Vojko Kercan

Vojko Kercan

Managing Director, Dhimahi

Founder, Managing Director and Solution Architect of Dhimahi - A company active in the fields of Software Engineering, Blockchain and Internet of Things. Has broad experience in managing large software projects in the ticketing, insurance and retail industries. Under Mr. Kercan's leadership, the biggest online ticketing network in Europe, customer applications for world renowned insurance company and innovative blockchain solution for global sports retailer, have been successfully developed and deployed.

Banali Malhotra

Banali Malhotra

Director- Marketing, RAKBANK

As Director- Marketing at RAKBANK, Banali Malhotra is responsible to grow RAKBANK's brand dominance and drive innovative marketing strategies.

With over 20 years of experience across regions, she has successfully launched several campaigns and products that have earned many international accolades like Summit International Creative Awards and Advertising Campaign of the Year award by the Asian Banker. Her interview is featured in Oxford University's Marketing textbook showcasing RAKBANK's success story.

Under her leadership, RAKBANK has embarked on data-driven marketing to accelerate its digital maturity and growth. She's a regular contributor in the marketing press and has served on the juries of prestigious awards like Effies MENA, Festival of Media & M&M Global.

Her life story has been showcased in the inspirational book "Break the ceiling, touch the sky" by best-selling author Anthony A. Rose. She was conferred the title of "Asia's Most Influential CMOs" (GCC Edition) in 2015 by Asian Leadership Awards and "GCC's Best Marketer" in 2016 by the Middle East Leadership Awards. She was also felicitated among nine top Unstoppable Women achievers of Dubai.

Mohammed Shah

Mohammed Shah

IT & Smart City Director, Knowledge Economic City

A recognized IT executive with about 20 years' experience in leading edge IT and change implementation in the Middle East in areas of IT, Smart City, ERP, DSS, IT Outsourcing & transforming IT into a Profit Centre. Acclaimed as an agent of change with a track record of successfully implementing complex IT and change projects to a reference site standard meeting challenging deadlines on time and in budget.

Twice awarded as one of the Top 10 IT Managers of the Middle East and featured in numerous published articles in IT, Smart City and Project Management in the region's IT publications.

Ebrahim Alkhajeh

Dr. Ebrahem Alkhajeh

Human Resources Director, Abu Dhabi Customs (AUH)

In particular, I have 20 years of experience with a Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Master of Human Resources Management, Bachelor in Science in Business Administration (Accounting) and a Technical Diploma in Electronic Engineering.

I have worked in different type of fields such as UAE Armed Forces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Advanced Military Maintenance Repair Overhaul Center (AMMROC) and Abu Dhabi Customs.

I have Skills and Expertise in Business Leadership and people management, Lean Management Skills, Knowledge of UAE Labour Laws, Knowledge of compensation and benefits design, Relationship management skills, Time management, Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving, Communication and interpersonal, Ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines, Negotiation skills, Highly organized person and multi-tasking.

Hobbies & Interests: Certified Rock climbing, Certified Ice Climbing, Certified Hiking\Trekking, Experienced Canyoning, Trained Caving, Experienced Deep water soloing, Experienced Via ferrata, Certified Survival and rescuing, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Skiing, Running, Kayaking, Standup Paddling, Horse Riding, Dune bashing, Rock crawling, Shooting & archery, Bowling, Boxing, Yoga, Go karting, Drag racing, Obstacles Run.

Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddiq

Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddiq

Digital Analytics Team Leader, ADNOC

Alongside his work for ADNOC Distribution, Awad Ahmed Ali El-Siddiq, Digital Analytics Team Leader for ADNOC has been a pioneer for Oracle Exadata Private Database Cloud and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Solutions in the Oil and Gas industry in MEA, he holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Systems Management from Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh and Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Computer Science from Sunderland University in UK. He is a key speaker in many technology events and conferences including Oracle Open World – USA, Gartner Analyst Programs and CloudWorld Conferences.

Antonio Nappi

Antonio Nappi

DevOps Engineer, CERN

Antonio Nappi is a DevOps Engineer at CERN. He graduated from University of Naples Federico II (Italy) with a Master Degree in Computer Science Engineering. Since then, he has been working as cloud expert and system administrator in Italy, Ireland and Switzerland. He is now responsible for migrating the CERN Application Service, that hosts CERN Java critical Applications, to Docker Containers and Kubernetes. .

Abdulwahab Sahyoun

Abdulwahab Sahyoun

Computer Engineer and the Head of Digitization at Liberty Investment

Abdulwahab Sahyoun is a Computer Engineer and the Head of Digitization at Liberty Investment.

During the week, he spends his free time reading research papers and learning new technology stacks.

On weekends, he's a gamer and freelancer. There's not much to say about Abdulwahab, he believes in minimality and simplicity.

İlknur Bektas

İlknur Bektas

Database Administrator, Ford Otosan

İlknur Bektaş has a BSc in Computer Engineering and Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering & Big Data and Analytics. Her professional career started as software developer in continuous development / delivery projects until she start working for the leading automotive manufacturing company in Turkey Ford Otosan. She is currently working in Ford Otosan since 2006 as Senior Database Administrator and Expert Project Manager. She is also founder of few award winning projects, which directly sponsored by Ford Otosan and still leading the innovative leadership and holding the mentor role for ongoing projects.

Her biggest hobbies are designing entertaining games for her son and developing security/advanced audit tools for Oracle ecosystem. .

Manuel Martin Marquez

Manuel Martin Marquez

Openlab Coordinator, CERN

Manuel's career has been focused on supporting large scientific collaborations through technological innovation. At CERN, as part of the Beams and Information Technology Departments and the openlab collaboration, he has led critical data-management, big data and machine-learning initiatives, which have helped to improve the operations and control of largest and most complex scientific instrument ever built (CERN’s LHC). In addition, he has collaborated with NASA-JPL, Fermilab (U.S. Dept. of Energy) and GSI, among others. He has contributed, as a guest lecturer, to Executive Programs at ESADE Business School, and has advised companies such as Oracle, BMW, Caixa, Gassco, ENI, UPS.

Juergen Lindner

Juergen Lindner

Senior Vice President, Marketing, SaaS, Oracle

Juergen Lindner is Oracle’s senior vice president of marketing for SaaS, focusing on enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise performance management (EPM) and supply chain management (SCM). He is responsible globally for SaaS thought leadership, go-to-market strategy, and sales enablement.

Prior to joining Oracle in late 2016, Lindner held several leadership roles at SAP SE including global vice president of go to market and sales enablement for all SAP product lines. Prior to that, he held product leadership roles in financials, procurement, mobile, analytics, database, and technology. Before joining SAP, he worked for Deutsche Bank and SAP systems integrators.

As a more than 20-year veteran of the enterprise software industry, Lindner is continuously driven to help companies succeed in their transformation journeys and take full advantage of emerging technologies. Lindner holds a masters degree in international business administration and management from the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany.

Steve Daheb

Steve Daheb

Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud

Steve Daheb is senior vice president for Oracle Cloud; he joined the company in 2015. He brings to Oracle a strong record of building businesses, creating new categories, and driving integrated sales and marketing execution to achieve revenue growth.

Daheb is responsible for driving the global transformation and growth of key Oracle Cloud portfolio offerings including all PaaS and IaaS. His responsibilities include full go-to-market strategy and execution to achieve top-line growth of Oracle's cloud business.

Prior to joining Oracle, Daheb was chief marketing officer at Citrix. There he had global responsibilities for all corporate, solutions, product, and partner marketing. Prior to joining Citrix, Daheb served as the chief marketing officer at Blue Coat, a leading provider of web security and WAN optimization solutions. He helped lead the $1.3B sale of Blue Coat to a private equity firm. Previous to Blue Coat, he was chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development at Emulex Corporation. Before that, Daheb held marketing, sales, and business development leadership roles at BlueArc Corporation (acquired by Hitachi Data Systems), Tasman Networks (acquired by Nortel), Brocade, and Lucent.

In 2010, Daheb was named a top 10 CMO by the CMO Institute and the American Business Awards named him one of the top 10 Marketing Executives in the United States. In 2012, the American Business Awards named Daheb as one of the Top Technology Executives of the Year.

Daheb holds a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law and a BA from the University of California at Davis.

Çetin Özbütün

Çetin Özbütün

Senior Vice President, Data Warehousing and Big Data Technologies, Oracle

Çetin Özbütün is Senior Vice President of Data Warehousing and Big Data Technologies at Oracle. He is in charge of developing the core relational, data warehousing and big data related capabilities of Oracle Database, Oracle Big Data Appliance and Big Data SQL, as well as Oracle's Autonomous Database Service.

Mr Özbütün joined Oracle in February 1989, after finishing his MS degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and contributed to every Oracle Database release since Version 6.

Emily He

Emily He

Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management Cloud Business Group, Oracle

Emily He is Oracle's senior vice president of the human capital management cloud business group. Prior to joining Oracle, she was chief marketing officer of DoubleDutch, a leader in digital marketing solutions for events, conferences, and trade shows. Ms. He has 18 years of experience in various enterprise software roles, including marketing, corporate strategy, and business development at companies such as Siebel Systems, E2Open, and Saba Software.

Ms. He is known for supporting business growth with highly differentiated corporate branding and product positioning, as well as innovative digital marketing, demand generation, and customer experience programs. She is a recognized thought leader on digital transformation, engagement marketing, talent management, and authentic leadership. Her perspectives have appeared in a broad spectrum of business publications including the Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post.

Ms. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Wim Coekaerts

Wim Coekaerts

Senior Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

Wim Coekaerts is senior vice president of software development at Oracle. Coekaerts is responsible for managing a number of projects and cloud services including Oracle Linux and Virtualization, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Management Cloud Service, Visual Builder Cloud Service and Oracle Database Cloud Service. He is a well-known developer in the open source community and serves as Vice Chairman for the Linux Foundation.

Sonny Singh

Sonny Singh

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Financial Services Global Business Unit, Oracle

Sonny Singh has served as senior vice president and general manager of the Financial Services Global Business Unit at Oracle since 2013. In this role, Singh has worldwide responsibility for Oracle's product portfolio for the financial services industry across banking, insurance, and capital markets. His organization spans all business functions including product strategy, research and development, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), sales, consulting, marketing, and customer service. In addition, his operational responsibilities include Oracle Financial Services Software (OFSS), a publicly held company, where he is a member of the Board of Directors.

Prior to his current role, Singh was the senior vice president responsible for all functions in Oracle's go-to-market strategy, including product marketing, competitive intelligence, field enablement, and M&A integration across Oracle's entire product and services portfolio. His organization delivered all of Oracle's strategic customer engagement capabilities, including solutions and expertise for all industry vertical segments; the Oracle Insight program, Oracle's branded value engineering competency; and Oracle Solution Centers. Additionally, his organization was responsible for the expert resources, tools, and capabilities for two key market segments: Oracle Key Accounts and Midsize.

Prior to that, Singh was group vice president for Oracle Consulting, where he led Oracle's services business in North America Strategic Accounts. Singh began his Oracle career in 1990 and has had held a number of leadership roles in Oracle's consulting and sales organizations, focusing on Oracle Applications.

Singh holds an MS in industrial engineering from Stanford University and a BS in mechanical engineering from Punjab University, India.

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban

Senior Vice President, Technology, Oracle Middle East and Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban is Senior Vice President – Technology for Oracle in Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Abdul Rahman joined Oracle in 1996 as sales director for the Saudi Arabia operation. Prior to joining Oracle, Abdul Rahman owned a leading software solutions consultancy specializing in application development for Unix, Informix and Oracle.

Within three years of joining Oracle, Abdul Rahman helped propel Saudi Arabia into the top revenue earning countries in the Middle East. In September 2010 Abdul Rahman was promoted to the position of vice president for Middle East and Africa, and in 2016 he was appointed to his current position.

Abdul Rahman is reputed for applying creative approach to drive business growth. Abdul Rahman has also performed a key role in driving a number of capacity building initiatives within and outside Oracle.

Abdul Rahman is an executive board member of the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) group, an association of individuals that plays an active and responsible role in improving the state of the pan-Arab world. Abdul Rahman is also a member of the Sawa’ed mentoring program of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.

Abdul Rahman has been recognized as one of the top 100 executives in the Middle East by Forbes Middle East magazine in 2019.

Abdul Rahman has an Executive Master’s degree in International Business from the University of Edinburgh (2004). Abdul Rahman is married with four children.

Arun Khehar

Arun Khehar

Senior Vice President, Applications Business, Oracle Middle East, Africa and India

Arun Khehar is Oracle's Senior Vice President for the Applications Business across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region. Arun has +20 years of business leadership experience at Oracle.

Arun is Board Member and Executive Leader responsible for driving and growing Oracle’s applications business (SaaS) across +100 countries in Emerging Markets - biggest and fastest growing business unit in EMEA.

He has a broad spectrum of experiences including: general management, P&L management, sales management (+700 million USD business covering all enterprise segments and industries), change management and talent development of multi-cultural teams (+1 000 employees).

Arun Khehar was recognized among Top 10 Indian Business Leaders by Forbes Middle East in 2018.

He studied Engineering in Sweden, followed by a Master’s Degree in International Business from University of Edinburgh in Scotland and ENPC from Paris in 2004.

Prior to joining Oracle, Arun worked with Apple Computers distributor and HP Company.

Amanda St. L Jobbins

Amanda St. L Jobbins

Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA, Japan and Asia Pacific, Oracle

Amanda is a well-known international technology marketer having worked for many years in global and field leadership positions in Silicon Valley & internationally. She was formerly global CMO of the Sage Group, plc, and has worked for Cisco, IBM, EMC & Symantec.

In addition to marketing, Amanda is also the SVP of Oracle’s Digital Demand Generation & Business Development teams, leading hub-based organisations all over the world focusing on reimagining Oracle’s customer experience through a combination of digital and physical engagements.

Amanda has a passion for technology start-ups and is a board advisor to a number of early stage companies including Fintech, IoT & Blockchain companies.

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland

Senior Vice President,Technology and Systems, Oracle Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Andrew Sutherland is Senior Vice President of Systems & Technology for Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) & Asia Pacific (APAC). He is responsible for growing Oracle’s EMEA market share in these key business areas. In this role he develops business strategies and manages competence in Oracle’s technology and systems offerings across the region. He is also responsible for the interaction with Oracle’s product development teams.Sutherland joined Oracle in 1995, and has more than 30 years’ experience in emerging technologies and their application to business challenges. His specific expertise is in the design of solutions incorporating mobile and internet technology.

Immediately prior to joining Oracle, Sutherland established a high tech company that developed technological solutions to the problems of the sensory-impaired. The company received prestigious innovation awards from the Department of Trade and Industry.

Before this he was deputy director of the Centre for Speech Technology Research, a research and development consultancy attached to the University of Edinburgh. During his time there, Sutherland helped win and subsequently oversaw the development of projects in commerce, industry, and the public sector.

In 1988, Sutherland designed the UK’s first parallel-processing speech-recognition system. Based on parallel processors, it operated in real time. Under his management, this technology was successfully applied to problems encountered in aviation, medical reporting, and police reporting.

Sutherland has contributed more than 15 technical publications on multimedia and business issues, including entries in a major encyclopedia. He holds a first-class BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from Edinburgh University, a PhD in digital-signal processing, and an MBA in workflow analysis. Sutherland is also a chartered engineer.

Clive Swan

Clive Swan

Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle

Clive Swan is Senior Vice President, Applications Development at Oracle. He was responsible since inception for the development of the full suite of Fusion HCM cloud and now leads Oracle’s development initiatives in Adaptive Intelligence Cloud solutions.

Clive has been with Oracle since 1990, holding a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. Prior to Oracle, he worked at EDS.

Clive holds a Master of Arts degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

Jon S. Chorley

Jon S. Chorley

Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President,
Supply Chain Management Product Strategy, Oracle

Jon Chorley is group vice president of product strategy for Oracle's supply chain management (SCM) applications and leads the team responsible for driving the business requirements and product roadmaps for these applications. Oracle's best-in-class SCM applications support value-chain transformation through the enablement of the information-driven value chain. These solutions include product lifecycle management, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, asset lifecycle management, value-chain planning, and order fulfillment.

Chorley is also the chief sustainability officer for Oracle. In this role, he drives and coordinates all initiatives, both internally and externally, related to environmental sustainability. This responsibility covers all areas, from IT infrastructure and business operation to corporate reporting and risk management. Oracle is committed to developing practices and products that help protect the environment.

Chorley has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry in a broad set of roles including sales, implementation, and development. He began his career with IBM, selling and deploying systems and application software. He was also a principal at Modular Systems, a consulting company specializing in supply chain applications for midsize companies. In addition, Chorley has led software development at Synon for a CASE development tool, and was vice president of National Envelope, a major paper company. He has been with Oracle for 15 years. Prior to his current role he was responsible for the development of Oracle's supply-chain logistics applications.

Chorley graduated summa cum laude with a joint BA in physics and geophysics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rajan Krishnan

Rajan Krishnan

Group Vice President, Oracle Product Development

Rajan Krishnan is a group vice president in Oracle product development. He is responsible for outbound product management for Oracle Cloud applications across enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, human capital management, and customer relationship management. Prior to this role, he was vice president for Oracle industry CRM products. He came to Oracle via the Siebel acquisition in 2006.

Krishnan has more than 25 years’ experience in product development, product strategy, product management, marketing, and sales across the information technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Krishnan holds an MBA from the IMD business school in Switzerland, a post-graduate diploma in international trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and a B-Pharm with honours from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Kyriakos Rigas

Kyriakos Rigas

Vice President Consulting Middle East & Africa

Kyriakos is the Vice President for Oracle Consulting, leading the geo of Middle East & Africa as well as the Greek cluster. He joined Oracle Consulting in 2005 and he has covered various geos since then. He is holding an MSc Computer Science of University of Edinburgh and he is based in Dubai.

Ashish Mohindroo

Ashish Mohindroo

Vice President, Oracle Cloud

Ashish is the Vice President for Oracle Cloud and responsible for product strategy and driving the global transformation and growth of Oracle Cloud Platform portfolio consisting of AI Platform, Blockchain, IoT, Integration, App Dev, Containers/Serverless, Mobile, and Chatbots. He also leads Oracle's global initiative for growing engagement and adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform with developers. Prior to Oracle, he was General Manager for the technology incubator at Bertram Capital, a private equity firm, where he incubated and launched four Cloud startups focused on DevOps. Ashish was also the Chief Marketing Officer at NuoDB, a cloud database company. He has also held various product and marketing leadership roles at Sales Force and Symantec.

Eric Prevost

Eric Prevost

Vice President, Oracle 4.0 and Advanced Technologies

Vice President, Oracle Global Head Industry 4.0, Eric has 20 years of experience working in digital and business innovation, and transformation strategy roles. He has deep cross-industries knowledge in innovation and Digital/Business Strategy. His career experience includes senior and executive positions in management and IT strategy at IBM Global Services, Capgemini. Prior to this role, he successfully supported manufacturing companies to design and transform their business model to subscription-based model . Co-authored IBM Book "BPM: Modeling through Monitoring"; co-authored Industry 4.0 whitepaper French Syntec. Eric is also president of TRIZ-France developing Manufacturing innovation practices. Panelist at the Davos World Economic Forum.

Jeffrey Wartgow

Jeffrey Wartgow

Vice President, CX Product Management, Oracle

Jeffrey Wartgow is Vice President of CX Product Management looking after Oracle's CX Service products. He and his teams are currently on a mission to predict the future of customer experience. Before joining Oracle, Jeff was with TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle) where he served as the vice president of product marketing, as well as vice president of channels and alliances. Before joining TOA, Jeffrey spent two and a half years as a Director at FTI Consulting in San Francisco, where he was charged with developing the company's first formal partner program.

Prior to FTI, Jeffrey served seven years with Dell Inc. During this time he managed Dell's Strategic Alliances for Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as Dell's New Partner Evaluation program. Jeffrey also led Dell's Competitive Intelligence team focusing on enterprise products. With more than 15 years of experience in diverse roles across the technology industry, Jeffrey is an expert on mobility, predictive analytics, big data, enterprise cloud computing, technology ecosystems, partnerships and integrations, and the dynamic relationship between hardware, software and services in enterprise IT architecture.

Suhas Uliyar

Suhas Uliyar

Vice President, Product Management, Digital Assistant/AI & Integration, Oracle

Mr. Suhas Uliyar is a 20-year+ mobile industry veteran, known as an exceptional visionary, strategist and technology evangelist responsible for designing and developing enterprise mobile & intelligent chatbots, platform and tools. Suhas was named in the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts by Wireless World in 2014. Suhas is responsible for driving Oracle’s Multi Channel experience strategy including mobile, Digital Assistants (Chatbots), Augmented Reality & AI. He is a seasoned executive with years of technical and business management experience in enterprise software, artificial intelligence and machine learning with a successful track record as both an entrepreneur in small start-ups and an executive with major industry leaders. Suhas has held leadership positions with SAP, Motorola Solutions, Spring Wireless, Dexterra (Antenna Software) and Micromuse (IBM).

Fred Kost

Fred Kost

Vice President, Product Marketing - Security, Oracle

Fred Kost is vice president of product marketing for security at Oracle where he is responsible for go-to-market and sales enablement. Fred has extensive security industry expertise and has held senior leadership roles in marketing and product management at Cisco, HyTrust, Symantec, nCircle, Blue Lane Technologies and Check Point.

Amit Kanda

Amit Kanda

VP Product Management DB Cloud, Oracle

Amit Kanda is the Vice President of product management at Oracle, and manages a business development function associated with Oracle's Engineered Systems, public cloud, and Cloud at Customer offerings. He works closely with the global customers and partners to help them understand and adopt Oracle technologies. Amit has helped large number of global enterprise and SMB customers to reduce their IT cost, and increase IT and business efficiency.

He has spent most of his career in working with various aspects of business development, marketing, and development of technology products. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS in Computer Science, and an Engineering degree in Electronics.

Stefan Schmitz

Stefan Schmitz

Vice President, Enterprise Software, Oracle

Stefan Schmitz is an enterprise software executive with a track record of successfully leading product initiatives from concept to implementation and into strong businesses. Stefan heads up product management for Analytics Applications at Oracle. He most recently led product management for the Enterprise Analytics product line at MicroStrategy. Prior to MicroStrategy, Stefan spearheaded the Analytics M&A strategy at SAP and before that spent six years heading up product management at Birst, a pioneering start up for Cloud Analytics.

Previously, Stefan was Director of Product Management at Oracle and Siebel Systems, where he managed the advanced analytics and real-time decision products. Stefan started his career as a data mining consultant and software engineer in Europe. He earned an MBA from MIT Sloan and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.

Liam Nolan

Liam Nolan

Vice President, Cloud Applications Development, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa

Liam Nolan is Vice President, Cloud Applications Development for EMEA. He represents Product Development across the EMEA region with an active role in helping customers with roadmaps, transformations and partner activities. He has been involved with the development of ERP Cloud Services for the last number of years.

Prior to joining Oracle's Product Development Division Liam worked with Oracle Consulting Services (OCS). During his time in OCS, Liam designed and implemented complex business system architectures across many business verticals including Banking, Insurance, Construction, Transport, Central and Local Government, Retail and Telecommunications.

Liam is an accountant who has brought both his business and IT skills together to ensure maximum effectiveness of IT applications in the accounting and business workplace.

Simon Nicholson

Simon Nicholson

Senior Director, Blockchain and IoT Applications Product Development

Simon Nicholson is Senior Director, Product Management for the Oracle Applications Development organization, focusing on Innovation including Internet of Things, AI/ML and Blockchain. He is responsible, globally, for go-to-market planning and execution.

Prior to joining Oracle in 2010, Simon has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in leadership roles in the enterprise and mobile segments for Sun Microsystems and Xerox, including in executive roles for industry standards organisations including ebXML, the Liberty Alliance (now Kantara Initiative) and OASIS. In his spare time, Simon likes to make a spend time in the kitchen, sail his dinghy, long distance walking and watch Tottenham attempt to finally win a trophy.

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