Senior Product Manager @RFE/RL. Formerly Technology & Innovation Consultant @World Bank Group and Product Manager @Trip Advisor. Follow my work, words and photos below.

Innovation is the process of taking ideas from inception to impact.

Senior Product Manager

  • Managed building technology platforms for 307M weekly unique visitors and 400+ journalists.
  • Designed and implemented the innovation strategy via hackathons, incubators, trainings, ideations, events, etc.

RFE/RL Hackathon

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Empower displaced and refugees by technology and innovation.

Head of Strategy - Head of Chapters

  • Designed the global growth strategy - resulting in more than 20 hackathons.
  • Secured partnerships and sponsorship with KPMG in Germany, Manufacturing Summit in UAE, and Microsoft in Kenya.

Citizen Advocacy

TechFugees

Clean and safer environment through innovation in the Caribbean.

Trainer-Consultant

  • Designed and executed 5 green technology startup bootcamps in Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, and a follow-up accelerator in Jamaica.

CCIC Caribbean GreenTech Startup

World Bank Group

Impact through new technologies, transfer of innovation, and social dialogue.

Co-Founder

  • Organized 60+ training events for local entrepreneurs to provide them with practical technology tools and help them grow their businesses.

Digital Technology Trainings

School of Digital Skills

Empowering entrepreneurs with digital business tools.

Co-Founder

  • Brought the company to participate in the Oxygen/Google Accelerator in London, UK.
  • Developed the tool database to 3700+ handpicked and reviewed apps in 141 relevant categories.

Business Software Discovery Platform

MAQTOOB

Online platform for social media influencers and brand ambassadors.

Co-Founder

  • A platform that helps brands achieve their objectives through creation of user-generated content on social networks.

Technology Startup

Influr

Delivering customer experience measurements across every major sector.

Product Manager and Quality Controller

  • Built a strategy to grow the mystery shoppers database that resulted in cost reduction and served as an example to attract new customers such as Apple, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Shell, Apple and YUM.

Analytical insights

GapBuster Worldwide

SPEAKING

NOV 15 19, 2020

Data Science Conference Europe 2020 - Belgrade, Serbia

SEPT 20 22, 2019

WebExpo - Prague, Czechia

JUN 04, 2017

UNDP - Amsterdam, Netherlands

MAR 27 30, 2017

Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE

MAY 23 24, 2016

The World Humanitarian Summit - Istanbul, Turkey

MAR 17, 2016

New York University - NYC, USA

JAN 21 23, 2016

Startup Africa Summit - Casablanca, Morocco

JAN 19, 2016

Medi 1 Radio - Morocco

NOV 18, 2015

Social Starters, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

EDUCATION

MIT Sloan School of Management

Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation

Michigan State University

Become a Journalist: Specialization

The Knight Center, University of Texas Journalism

Hands-On Machine Learning Solutions for Journalists

Figure Eight, Udacity

AI Product Manager Nanodegree

Georgia Institute of Technology

Innovation Leadership

University of Liege, Belgium

Master in Architecture Engineering

DIGITAL SKILLS EVENTS

Organized 60+ events, hackathons, and trainings for entrepreneurs, organizations, students, and refugees in 1 countries.

OCT 2018

Workshop about remote technology jobs.

ImpactHub - Yerevan, Armenia

OCT 2018

Technology event and hackathon.

Station F Techfugees - Paris, France

AUG 2017

Workshop about remote technology jobs.

IMAGURU - Minsk, Belarus

JUN 2017

Workshop about remote technology jobs.

K10 Coworking - Prague, Czechia

APR 2017

Workshop about remote technology jobs.

Impact Hub - Prague, Czechia

DEC 2016

Green technology bootcamp.

World Bank NDFD - Roseau, Dominica

NOV 2016

Green technology bootcamp.

World Bank Belize Invest - Belize City, Belize

OCT 2016

Green technology bootcamp.

World Bank EPIC - Bridgetown, Barbados

FEB 2016

Workshop about digital tools.

Ensemble Incubator - New York City, USA

SEP 2016

Green technology bootcamp.

World Bank - St John's, Antigua & Barbuda

JUL 2016

1-week Technology event and workshops.

Global Entrepreneurship Network - Algiers, Algeria

FEB 2016

Green technology bootcamp.

World Bank CCIC - Kingston, Jamaica

JAN 2016

Workshop about digital tools.

WeWork NoMad - New York City, USA

NOV 2015

48 hours event around social enterprise.

Impact Hub - Sao Paulo, Brazil

SEP 2015

Workshop about digital tools.

Microsoft Thinkroom - Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 2015

48 hours hackathon for social enterprise.

Startup Weekend - Cape Town, South Africa

SEP 2015

48 hours hackathon around education.

Startup Weekend - Pretoria, South Africa

JUL 2015

Workshop about digital tools.

Stathmore Business School - Nairobi, Kenya

JUL 2015

1-week event and workshops around digital innovation.

University of Kish - Kish Island, Iran

JUL 2015

Workshop about digital tools.

University of Technology - Tehran, Iran

JUL 2015

Startups accelerator demo day.

Fanap Incubator - Tehran, Iran

JUN 2015

Workshop about digital tools.

CNRST - Rabat, Morocco

JUN 2015

3 days entrepreneurship event.

Level Up - Casablanca, Morocco

MAY 2015

Workshop about digital tools.

Lebanese Family Business - Beirut, Lebanon

MAY 2015

Workshop about digital tools for renewable energy.

Lebanese American University - Beirut, Lebanon

APR 2015

Workshop about digital tools for refugees.

American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon

MAR 2015

Workshop about digital tools.

Google Campus - London, UK

JAN 2015

Workshop about digital tools.

WeWork - London, UK