Fostering organic innovation and creating a positive impact in society through bold ideas. Aspiring to be thought leaders and a force of change by enabling collaborative consciousness.
Eleni has over 2 decades’ experience in Business Management, Digital transformation, Communication and Marketing, leading international companies in multiple industries and geographies. Prior to Facebook Eleni has worked as the MD for OMD Digital for Omnicom Media Group. She was the Commercial Director for Multichoice, a leading Entertainment Company, and she was the Head of Sales and Marketing for Sony Playstation. In 2007 she co-founded and led Spirit Up, a multi awarded Digital Creative Agency She is an active member of the MENA Business ecosystem and a Global leader in supporting women in Business and Tech, and she is co-chairing the Business Innovator Committee in Dubai Capital Club She is a frequent speaker and presenter at regional and international conferences, forums and associations on a wide variety of Mobility, Digital innovation and Business transformation, People and Culture, and Regional development topics.
Pedro Pereira heads climate action and sustainability technology at SAP EMEA South. 20 years of digital transformation experience and an obsession for progress through technology. He spent 10 years in Dubai fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Pedro is a venture partner for SAP.iO advising intrapreneurial programs. Board member and non-executive director at Repple.com. Chapter Ambassador at SingularityU Dubai managing a community of exponential thinkers. Co-chair at Dubai Capital Club’s Business Innovators Committee. Techstars all-star mentor since 2019.
Karl is a strategic advisor to the board and consultant of several organisations across the globe creating the digital economy and driving innovation. He a strategic business leader with over 20 years’ global experience building market presence and driving revenue growth in markets across APAC and EMEA. Recognized as an industry transformational leader in the Fintech, Innovation, Partnerships, Venture Capital and Investment space, Karl has developed ecosystem partnerships across a broad spectrum of industries in the government, enterprise and start-up sector. On the corporate front, he most recently established and led Visa’s Strategic Partnerships, Fintech, Smart Cities and Ventures group for CEMEA and has held senior executive leadership positions with Microsoft, Cisco and Vodafone”.