Francesco leads Nomadic Minds, the world’s largest network of tech CEOs and top executives that now helps emerging startup ecosystems to thrive.
The people in the networks have collectively raised +$4BLN and generated +$20BLN in companies’ value, and they worked with The White House, the king of Morocco, King of Jordan, Albania, Colombia, etc..
Nomadic also connects the best seed-stage startups from emerging ecosystems with investors from the Valley to raise their Serie A.
Prior to that, he was a two-times where he headed sales and business development.
Since he returned to Croatia in 2014, Ante Lucic has been leading A-Link, a strategic HR and career management consultancy, with a special focus on the future of work and education. Ante invented "Talent Capital" & ex-ANTE methodology - a new HR paradigm aiming to diagnose, evaluate, and develop human capital as the essential asset of every organization. Ante has also been an active startup mentor and advocates who founded Cronnect.me - a platform that c(r)connects Croatian startups with potential investors from the Croatian Diaspora. Two years ago he started a program to teach entrepreneurship in elementary schools, trying to raise a new generation of entrepreneurial innovators in Croatia. As an entrepreneur, Ante remains committed to empower companies and individuals to develop, maintain, and grow the most important of all resources - the human resource, as well as to harness the most powerful of all types of capital - the talent capital, in order to ensure competitiveness and innovation.
GLOBAL SVP NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION at MASTERCARD.
20 yrs in Innovation/product development, Marketing, Digital, Tech Startups & Across North America, Europe, Russia, Middle East & Africa
Fintech, Banking, FMCG, Media & Entertainment
Unilever, Citi, Twofour54, MasterCard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Central Michigan / Arab Academy, Alex University
Dimitris Litsikakis holds a BSc in Information Technology from Piraeus University and a MSc in Project Management from Lancaster University. He worked at IBM UK as a Project Manager delivering large scale IT projects.
He then joined Edenred Greece as Digital Transformation Manager where he led the entire digitalization of the company’s solution offering, issuing hundreds of thousands of MasterCard cards to beneficiaries. In 2018 he was appointed Country Manager for Revolut in Greece, Cyprus & Malta, where he grew the client base by 400%.
Having secured $336M in funding, Revolut has an impressive $1,7B valuation and 4 million users across Europe. In April 2019 he joined DeVere as Global Head of FinTech, leading the group’s digital efforts. Since 2014, he also acts as Athens Chapter Director for Startup Grind, the largest entrepreneurship community in the world."
Dr. Cory Kidd is an experienced entrepreneur who has been working in healthcare technology for more than two decades. Dr. Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health, a chronic disease care management company that provides an effective AI-powered solution to keep patients on therapy and improve outcomes. The focus of his work has been applying innovative technologies towards solving large-scale healthcare challenges. His previous company, Intuitive Automata, created interactive coaches for diabetes and weight management.
Prior to this, Dr. Kidd received his M.S. and Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab in human-robot interaction. While there, he conducted studies that showed the psychological and clinical advantages of using a physical robot compared to screen-based interactions. Dr. Kidd also conducted an extensive study showing the efficacy of his weight loss coach in helping people to diet, as well as completed work in nursing homes using robotic companions for elderly individuals. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and was subsequently a research faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Kidd founded Catalia Health to use scalable, innovative technology to better support patients living with chronic illness. He has raised around $10 million in seed funding from VC and PE funds including Khosla Ventures, Ion Pacific, and Fusion Fund.
As a frequent speaker, Dr. Kidd provides healthcare and technology commentary at events and in the media. In 2018 he was awarded a grant and honored as a finalist in Astellas Oncology’s C3 Award that acknowledges and supports non-medicine innovations aimed at improving the cancer care experience for patients.
Amr is an innovation mixologist, passionate about ideas, people, and businesses with the potential to positively impact the world. His most recent post was with Unilever as Global Innovation Director based in the UK and he has had an accomplished career with over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry with multinational companies. He is a true global citizen with experience in developing and growing famous international brand franchises like Dove, Axe, Clear, Lipton, Clorox and Dettol across diverse markets like Egypt, GCC, Levant, India, Turkey, UK, USA, France, and Russia, many of which he has had an immersive working and living experience.
A consultant, design thinker, business coach, public speaker, trainer and mentor who over the past few years has been involved with a diverse range of corporate, governmental, entrepreneurial and developmental ecosystems which include; Nestle, Minlo, Ministry of Solidarity, Egypt Ventures Ministry of Investment, Creative Industry Summit, MIT Arab Forum for Refugees, Unilever Marketing Academy, Drosos, The American University in Cairo Centre For Entrepreneurship.
His areas of expertise cover; Innovation, Strategy, Branding, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Consumer Insight & Research, Story Telling, Pricing Strategies, and Personal Branding.
Amr is the Campaigner ENTP personality: entrepreneurial, creative, intuitive, problem solver, enthusiast, change catalyst, abstract thinker, dot connector, challenger, inspirer, and motivator who is passionate about empowering people and businesses.
Nitin Dahad has been actively involved in technology and related industries over the last 35 years. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of a deep tech magazine, embedded.com, and a correspondent for international electronics industry publications, EE Times and EE Times Europe. He is also a board member for a regional economic development agency, the Hertfordshire LEP, and on the board of global growth startup incubator platform, Technoplat. As an entrepreneur, his track record includes taking microprocessor startup ARC International to Silicon Valley, USA, and guiding it through a billion-dollar flotation, and chairing a photonics company through its sale to a Chinese telecoms company. He also co-founded one of the first practical magazines for tech entrepreneurs in 2002, The Chilli; and also co-founded online global innovation magazine, The Next Silicon Valley. He was also a key technology ambassador for the British government and has served on the boards of UK universities.
Matthew is the founder of A1 AI, he previously worked in PwC’s Global Financial Services practice and sits on several advisory boards in Financial Services & Fintech.
He has advised C-Suite at global FIs, asset management professionals, VCs, and their legal counsel on Fintech innovation in multiple jurisdictions in EMEA, APAC & MENA/ GCC.
Matthew has recently spoken at: Money 2020 Europe & Asia with the FCA, ECB, DNB, MAS, BoJ, Next Money EMEA, APAC & MENA, ArabNet Dubai, Finnovasia, Bank of China, Tencent, The Emir of Kuwait Global Informatics Forum, Diwan of Royal Court of Oman, Bank Negara, The Global Leaders Forum, Institutional Investor, Global Fixed Income Institute Geneva, AIM Abu Dhabi, Arendt - Luxembourg, Gianni Origoni Rome, Techstars, Rise, Samsung, TEDXRoma & The Turing Trust.
Matthew is visiting faculty at Cass Business School and the Asian Banking School. He is a Tech London Advocate and a mentor at a number of international tech incubators. He advises HNW/ UHNW individuals and family offices on charitable giving and is a founding
Member of Techfugees, a global charity that promotes financial inclusion.
Marketing strategy consultant.
Ekaterina had been studying in the USA, Russia, and Great Britain. Has obtained working experience developing strategies for SMEs in Argentina, The UAE, and The UK.
After returning to Russia, Ekaterina Munina adopted corporate marketing strategy tools to personal strategy and founded Personal strategy school.
Nowadays she has hundreds of successful graduates from online and offline programs.
Dr. Nicolas Rouhana is currently the General Manager of IM Capital, a $20M program funded under USAID MENA Investment Initiative, providing Matching Capital, Equity Guarantee, and Technical Assistance to early-stage businesses and investors in Lebanon. Between 2002 & 2015, Dr. Rouhana was the Executive Director of Berytech Technological Pole, a leading Technology Business Innovation & Incubation Center in Lebanon. He is currently Vice-President of Internet Society-Lebanon Chapter, board member of Berytech, and the current Chairman of Speed@BDD the first tech accelerator in Lebanon.
Nicolas has a Telecommunications Engineering degree from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, a Ph.D. in Networking Systems from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, and an EDP graduate from INSEAD, France.
A visionary physician leader with a demonstrated history of instrumental roles in pioneering health care endeavors globally, Dr. Kohli is passionate about transforming health and care through digital innovation and is a champion for better access to quality care for every citizen, anywhere, anytime. He is known for expertise in complex healthcare “firsts”; digital health; informatics; clinical transformation; personal well-being and preventive health. Dr. Kohli has extensive work experience in a variety of international health care settings focusing on advancing health and care through the use of health information technology. He is a frequently invited speaker globally and has lectured extensively throughout Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, the US, Europe, and Australia. He serves as Managing Director of Beyond Horizon Health, a global digital health advisory and consulting firm. He is also a Co-founder and Partner, Infinite Care Holdings.