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Jascha Silbermann

Consultant & Coach

Information consultant with life-science background. Coding coach and technical writer since 2020. Traveling martial arts trainer with a passion.

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Stephen Wang

Product Leader and Coach

Stephen has 10+ years of product management experience in building web, mobile app and API in B2C and B2B2C. Having worked with industry leaders including Amazon, Expedia and T-Mobile, he has gained hands-on experience in customer insight, product strategy, product execution and influencing people. In his recent position as the Principal Product Manager at Trader Interactive, he led a team of PMs and engineers to launch and grow a consumer-facing marketplace from scratch. Stephen helps startups identify product-market fit through customer discovery and validating prototypes. He also leads product growth through creating processes for innovation & experimentation and building product and engineering teams.

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Kevin Manley

Growth Director

• Growth leader focused on sustainable growth strategy and execution • Experience building cultures of experimentation and growth • Cross-functional team leader able to build consensus and team buy-in • Experience increasing revenue by leveraging high ROI initiatives

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Vivek Bedi

Product Advisor

An engineer by education and entrepreneur by trade, I am obsessed over pioneering initiatives that will change the way we work, live, and communicate. I've spent my career focusing on people, innovation, and technology — the ingredients that I believe are fundamental to building a successful business. I'm an experienced leader with the unique combination of deep product management expertise, disruptive executive leadership, and a portfolio of motivational keynotes that have inspired thousands of individuals. Over my career journey, I have had the fortunate privilege of driving explosive change across Fortune 100 companies as well as rapidly scaling multiple startups to reach success. Having led in both environments has taught me the lesson of blending aspects of the best of both cultures together, which is the key to a winning business strategy. I am passionate about sharing these lessons on stage so others can benefit from my experiences.

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Ravi Mudigonda

Strategic Advisor

Senior level Business & Technology Professional with extensive experience in Technology, Strategy & Consulting. Experience with Strategy, Architecture, CIO Advisory Services, Product Development, Business Development, and Service Delivery. Experience working with and leading global teams in-US, India, China, Europe, Singapore, Mexico, Argentina, etc Entrepreneurial with business building success in highly competitive entrepreneurial, consulting, outsourcing and corporate environments. Experience working with Fortune 50 companies, start-ups and building start-ups! Specialties: - Start-ups, Branding, Launching Products, Go To Market Strategy, Product Mgmt - App Development, Project/Program Mgmt, Engagement Mgmt - Business design, IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, IT Governance - Digital and customer experience strategy - General Management and Leadership - Facilitation and Advanced Negotiations - Next-generation architectures (web, social, big-data, cloud, IoT, AI, blockchain, etc) - Training and Mentoring

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Tolulope Ayeni

Lead Product Manager

Tolulope Ayeni has led Product Management teams to create software products that customers love and pay for in eCommerce, SaaS, Web, Mobile & ERP areas across Finance, Insurance, Banking and Energy sectors. As a leader in the Product community, she is an International Product Mentor with mentees across Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. She also facilitates Practical Product Management Workshops in Paris, France. Tolulope currently manages an international team of Product Managers in eCommerce.

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Krishna Gogineni

Staff ML Engineer

First ML Engineer at Observe.AI (now an unicorn, 300+ employees) With a background in machine learning (Speech, NLP), platform engineering (backend, data-eng, devops) and Startups, I specialize in translating state-of-art ML research into scalable and profitable businesses

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Ahmed Elsherbiny

Associate Consultant

I am an outgoing, sociable person who enjoys mental stimulation and challenging the status quo. An engineering graduate with 8 years of professional experience across Energy, Oil & Gas, Tourism, Supply Chain, FMCG, Digital Transformation, and Strategy. Feel free to reach out and ask questions. We can chat about digitizing, organizational development, setting KPIs, scaling business, or even discussing your business ideas PS: If you still use excel for every task (or most tasks), we probably should talk very soon!

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Stephane Boulissiere

Chief Revenue Officer freelance

Following are highlights of my qualifications:  I have more than 20 years of experience in multichannel marketing and business unit management for multinationals and start-ups like Orange, Sony Music, Fox Mobile, Appiscreen, Lovoo and DCMN.  I am an expert in setting up and developing international digital and SaaS business units in France: * Fox Mobile, implementation and development of the business in France and Benelux: revenues of 30 million euros per year. * Lovoo: launch and marketing of the mobile application, still in the top 10 most profitable applications on the French market. * Appiscreen: development and deployment of an international online mobile advertising platform: demand side platform. * DCMN, advertising agency for pure players: establishment and commercial development of a French subsidiary. Recruitment of a team and operational management. Turnover: 8 million euros in 18 months. * Offerista: setting up of the French subsidiary, signing of major accounts in multi-campaigns web to store Education: Degrees in marketing and finance management, Paris Graduate School of Business and a Master in management of digital interactive services, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel and European Media Plus program My strengths: Expert in multi-channel marketing and communication strategies: online, direct response TV, programmatic media buying, Google, Facebook, CRM, Inbound and Outbound marketing, Saas, Product, Lead Generation, SEA, SEO, SEM, E-mailing, Inbound & Outbound Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM Specialist in business development of innovative companies' business units.

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Steve Jackson

Managing Director

15+ years Director-level experience leading business lines, strategy, product development and marketing, PR/communications, operations and project management. P&L responsibility of $350 million+, 10+ direct reports, Project Director across divisions and external partners. Developed and executed board-approved strategies for new businesses, products and brands across multiple financial services companies. B2C and B2B2C experience. Financial modeling, product design, compensation structures, distribution channel strategy, contract development and negotiations, regulation and compliance, digital and traditional marketing, customer (CX) and user experience (UX) design and implementation.

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Leslie Carter

Principal Consultant

I have more than 25 years of experience in business strategy and marketing at leading CPG, Hospitality, and professional services companies. I help small and mid-size companies develop practical, actionable strategic business plans to grow their business. This can range from entering new markets, developing new products and services, expanding into new categories or improving existing products and services and go-to-market capabilities.

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Tara Wilson

Business Strategy Consultant

As an experienced leader, Tara has spent her 20 year career primarily focused in the high tech and financial industries. With a well-rounded background, she has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, program management, sales enablement and technology. From managing national infrastructure operations (like rolling out the first cloud in a global organization), to outsourcing IT operations, to executing culture changes within organizations, to overseeing cross functional teams bringing new products to enterprise software sales. As a member of various management teams, Tara was accountable for developing internal strategic communications plans and activities for corporate roll out. Spending time clarifying complex topics and sifting through what needs to be done to accomplish business objectives was the first successful step in building impactful corporate communications to mobilize the workforce – from helping senior leaders rally employees around business initiatives to helping teams revamp cross-functional processes to adopt technology changes. Tara has focused on crafting messaging and delivering presentations to build support for corporate initiatives while also driving results. From her time in sales, Tara has had the opportunity to learn first hand how sales organizations motivate their employees and message selling products and services. While accountable for enterprise sales, Tara was able to focus on building value-based and client focused communications around the customer benefits of software adoption, financial cost benefits and impact to current workforce – providing a holistic approach to strategic account management. When freelancing with startups and small local businesses, Tara has taken the opportunity to help these organizations develop strategic plans, prioritize areas of focus and build action plans to grow presence in target markets, develop social media and communications strategies as well using her presentation experience to assist in crafting presentation material for use at tradeshows and conferences. She finds that the key ingredient to her success is to work with the team around her to harness the power of the collective to push the organization forward in the same direction. With her diverse background and MBA, she is known as a utility player who demonstrates versatility by thriving in roles where she can continually broaden her skill sets while cultivating core strengths; strategic and operational leadership; developing solutions that have both technological integrity as well as being flexible and scalable to meet the business needs and meet customer expectations; put simply, delivering the right results.

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Anand Sagar

Board of Directors

Hello my name is Anand Sagar. I can handle anything complex in the world of Leadership, Finance and Marketing. I have built and managed million dollar marketing campaigns.

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David Block

Consulting

I've been in the industry for a long time and have been consulting off and on for various companies. I was the CTO at Dymo, a consumer products company, as well as VP Product Development at Esselte. Products I've lead have received multiple awards for Design, Usability, and function as well as patents. I've helped many companies improve there processes and solve complex problems.

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David Romeo

Founder & Managing Director

Management consultant and project manager with experience in product design and development, sector development, investment promotion, digital transformation, sourcing strategy and execution, market research and go-to-market strategies. An entrepreneur having led the establishment and growth of a small business in the media and entertainment industry, and now in the digital platforms and solutions space to bring his own ideas and innovations to market. Also has experience as an investor focusing in new and emerging markets.

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Daniel Kofdrali

Startup Consultant

Hybrid Xp in retail and tech covering a spectrum of fmcg’s and startups including ecommerce, last mile, social traveling and fintechs.

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Bindu Ramesh

Head of Institutional Banking

Skilled Senior Banking Executive with experience nearing 25 years in corporate and institutional banking Credit. Extensive knowledge in sound credit judgement and risk management in both corporate credit and Financial Institutions. Well experienced in handling projects and development of systems related to Credit. Advanced managerial skills in team management, training and development of personnel.

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Ari Basha

Management Consultant

A pragmatic, high performing and result-oriented management consultant with a strong ability to quickly understand and master both structural and abstract contexts from a business & IT perspective. I have several years of experience within enterprise and business architecture from different industries. My ability to have a holistic approach, to understand the bigger picture and at the same lime having a sense of detail, contributes with great value in my profession.

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haifa addas

founder and CEO

The journey that led to the birth & concept behind INSTAGLAM. I grew up with a passion and great sense of appreciation for beauty and glamour. I was also lucky enough to be surrounded by women who inspired me on a daily bases. My mother, a makeup artist and hair stylist, had an influence on me in every aspect of my life. My grandmother, who was Miss Lebanon at a very young age and who still had her hair and makeup perfectly done until her last days, was an example that a woman can take good care of herself and her image at any age, anytime and anyplace. As a child I lived in many different countries and learned many cultures - Saudi Arabia, the Levant, Europe and Canada - which led to a multicultural upbringing in which I discovered that the demand for beauty is universal. The desire to look good and feel good about oneself is essential for every woman. As a teenager it was as if I was preparing myself for INSTAGLAM; I was always applying makeup for my friends, cutting and dying their hair, recommending beauty salons and hairdressers and makeup artists, and I would help them book appointments in different places around the world. As I grew up and entered the work life, I worked as a marketer for luxury brands like L’Oreal, Lancôme, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Helena Rubinstein, and I worked with celebrities for leading Pan Arab magazines, where I got to take care of the celebrities' beauty needs while they were in town. I also met so many talented professionals, each unique in her/his own way. I truly came to understand that these professionals have visions, skills, abilities and ambitions. Whether they were beginners or half way through their careers, these artists all have talents to share and grow. Half way through my journey, It became pretty clear to me that no matter where, when, or who, everybody needs to be pretty and glammed from time to time, and more importantly, everybody has the right to look great and to feel great about themselves, regardless of their age, circumstances and size of their wallet. Which is where the idea for INSTAGLAM came in. An online portal that can bring beauty experts together under one roof, and closer to anyone’s reach. INSTAGLAM envisions revolutionizing and simplifying the way we use beauty services, turning around the usual clients-go-to-experts model the other way around. It is my vision and my hope that as many people as possible, if not the entire world, can get a chance to enjoy the soul-enriching rewards of beauty and glamour. It is also INSTAGLAM’s vision to give artists the opportunity to reach their potentials in every way possible. Be it thorough our exposure or the opportunities that they may find through us, I hope the experience is fulfilling and rewarding in every aspect of their life.

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Sonal Adlakha

Independent Consultant

I am a practicing consultant with 15 years of experience working across built environment, energy access, sustainability and Agri business. My experience in Distributed Renewable Energy has helped create meaningful change in societies by improving agriculture, enabling livelihood, providing clean drinking water, light and mobile connectivity in flood affected areas and access to quality healthcare at the very last mile. I am looking to bring my skills and experience in creating an impact by facilitating entrepreneurs aimed at achieving sustainable development goals.

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GArth LIkes

VP Product

Married, one child, pet dog. Been in business for 33 years, Started 4 companies, taking two pubic on major exchanges. Bootstpped these companies on a credit card. My niche is startups. Am a certified managment consultant.

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Stephen Rawson

CFO

Stephen is an expert in digital and data strategy and implementation. His content expertise spans cloud computing, machine learning, AI and data-driven marketing, as well as digital product strategy and development. He currently supports the MEA region’s largest private and public sector enterprises on top-level strategies and program management in these topics. In addition to his large-scale consulting work, Stephen has grass-roots experience building small companies. He is a founding member of School of Humanity (an online-first high school) and frequently advises startups on (1) strategic topics like product-market fit and go-to-market, (2) operational topics like performance mgmt., scaling, processes, culture and hiring, and (3) corporate issues like fundraising and M&A. Prior to moving to strategy, Stephen held several roles in Finance in Europe across Goldman Sachs, Lazard and PwC. In this time, he supported several high-profile deals such as the $30bn+ sale of chip manufacturer ARM to Softbank and the $25bn merger negotiations between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse. Stephen studied Economics at the University of Cambridge, and also holds a MSc Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.

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JAN KAZNOWSKI

consultant

I have been working in the Middle East for over 20 years and during this period I have lived in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman. As business leader I have run two manufacturing companies, two major distribution business and led business development in all the businesses I have had responsibility for. I have a strong work ethic and believe that honesty and integrity as well as respect for ones colleagues of all levels, are crucial to the success of a business and to life. I am moving to semi-retirement and looking forward to sharing my experience with the new generation of business leaders, innovators and managers.

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Harsh Shethia

I am a Marketing and Growth Specialist and have been an advisor for a few VC's for their portfolio companies. Currently working in a Crypto Exchange as IEO Product Growth Manager