Gilad CarniFounder & CEO, UAE Israel Innovation Office
Gilad is a prominent business player in the Israel technology scene and personifies the start-up culture of Israel, having founded and sold two companies and invested in an Israeli start-up later acquired by Google, among other accomplishments. Gilad has an MBA in international marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida. Mr. Carni has been promoting Israeli technology and innovation across the world for many years. He brought hundreds of business magnates, commercial delegation, and foreign governments to Israel for intimate knowledge and understanding of the Israeli innovation, technology, and achievements and was able to bring Israeli innovation to many parts of the world.
James KhouryHead of Advisory
James moved to the UAE in 2005 and, throughout this time, has built a strong reputation as a business advisor and leadership mentor. His expertise and approach to sales strategy, revenue growth, branding and marketing have contributed to helping to shape hundreds of SME’s and well-known corporate organisations throughout the region. He now spearheads Creative Zone’s International Partnership division, which helps to build new relationships with overseas partners through Europe, Asia and Africa.
Omar Al BusaidyAuthor & Entrepreneur
With a background in banking, investment, trade and tourism, UAE national Omar Al Busaidy holds over 13 years’ experience in the UAE’s corporate environment. Omar is the published author of the book ‘Just Read It’, an entrepreneurial guide to self-development. Since 2010, Omar has been invited to mentor several student and youth discussions focusing on entrepreneurship and leadership at various universities across Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He has worked with AISEC, Khalifa Fund and Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, and appeared as a panelist and keynote speaker at events and conferences organized by prestigious organizations including 37th World Diamond Congress, DP World, Harvard Business Club. National Bank of Dubai and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry are among the private and public establishments that Omar has worked at, with an additional role of Commercial Attaché at the British Embassy.