Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Facilitator

Knowledge Horizon

Delivering the courses of the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute which are directed to SMEs. Cisco Entrepreneur Institute (CEI) is a collaboration between Cisco and a growing network of partners including renowned educational institutes, local governments and business organizations to help communities and nations harness the power of entrepreneurship for economic and social prosperity.

Jun 2011 - Present

Co-Organizer

Startup Weekend

StartupWeekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build startups and launch products!

Feb 2011 - Present

Co-Organizer

Dubai Tech Nights

We are the largest tech meetup group in UAE. We meet on Tuesday of every month to talk about technology issues and ways to fuel entrepreneurship and innovation in our part of the world. Our audience are:Engineers, Developers, Product Managers, Technical Marketers, Tech VCs and Angel investors, Entrepreneurs, Tech focused College students, and Tech enthusiasts.

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Senior Account Manager

SNSEO - a subsidiary of N2V
  • Handling and managing two main core web products under Kooora.com the biggest Arabic & sport website worldwide with millions of users.
  • Administrating everyday activities of the development process from conceptualization to implementation. 
  • Coordinating with various teams and developing strategies and schedules for products. 
  • Analyzing implementation processes and recommended solutions to achieve optimal results. 
  • Assisting in performing front and back end development processes. 
  • Participating in meetings with stakeholders and recommending best practices and resolutions. 
  • Developing and creating social media plans for standard digital assets.
Jan 2010 - Oct 2010

Business Development - Marketing Officer at Knowledge Horizon

Knowledge Horizon

Managed the marketing department and implemented the marketing strategies & communications across Knowledge Horizon. Acted in accordance with the long term strategies of the department in terms of growth and profitability and worked closely with other departmental heads to constantly develop and improve current systems and practices.

2009 - Jan 2010

Freelance Consultant for Web Strategies & Social Media

Various Companies
  • Developed online communication strategies with a focus on Web 2.0, blogging, social media, community building, online collaboration, knowledge management and usability
  • Provided external expertise through strategic recommendations, case studies, evaluations and workshops
  • Helped implementing strategic recommendations by identifying and connecting internal and external partners and stakeholders, deploying the technology, and facilitating project management.
2008 - 2009

Senior Consultant

SEEMA

Senior IT and Business Consultant – Dubai Knowledge Village

  • Performed a quality assurance for new service packs in several e-government projects (Khutwa, Yesser and e-Procurement) - Kingdome of Saudi.
  • Advised the IT Departments in application development and business logic, including requirements gathering and documentation, system architecture, user interface, data access-related programming with integration of external data sources and web services testing.
2007 - 2008

Co-Founder & Project Manager

Al Masfofa FZ LLC

Orchestrated worldwide Information Technology strategic experience in IT strategic solutions. Proven leadership in innovation, optimization, development and problem resolution.

Led the company to develop “MIS” that:

  • Performs least cost analysis in determining facility project requirements.
  • Reduces facility costs by 50% on existing arrangements by renegotiating vendor contracts.
  • Is recognized by operations department for providing excellent customer service.
2006 - 2007

Senior Web Developer

Dubai Photo Media
  • Architected a content management system in PHP and MySQL that has been in daily use for over 5 years and drives content to web sites and third-party systems.
  • Built an automated, location-based news distribution system using PHP, MySQL, SMTP, and Cron, and integrating various third-party databases.
  • Administered Apache web servers and MySQL databases.
  • Wrote web pages and templates using W3C web standards (HTML and CSS).
2003 - 2006

Software Developer – Part Time

Dahla Group
  • Created a database software to meet management and field-sales information needs.
  • Designed and implemented sales systems at company’s regional technical centers.
  • Trained sales staff on use of new programs. Developed system that increased marketing department productivity and allowed 20% staffing reduction.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Entrepreneurship

Through Cisco Entrepreneurship  Institute

Product Management

In a Web/Mobile Field

Web Development & Design

In my own time

Digital Media

Innovation and Creativity.

Strategic Thinking.

Personal Projects

  • Taleem - Mini LMS: is a simple web-based software platform. Features include course management, a customizable open architecture, and a scalable design that allows for integration with student information systems and authentication protocols. Its main purposes are to add online elements to courses traditionally delivered face-to-face and to develop completely online courses with few or no face-to-face meetings.

Summary

An accomplished result-driven professional with 6+ years of digital product experience. Excels in developing initiatives to increase product efficiency & provide insights to online performance as well as building an understanding of typical customer's needs.Proven ability to conduct accurate needs analysis, solve problems, assess technical capabilities, conduct strategic planning, build and motivate teams and reorganize dysfunctional mobile and web projects. Able to provide leadership and technical expertise across the technology spectrum.Specialties:Product Management, Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Mobile/Web Technologies, Semantic Web, eLearning.

Other Information

  • Working in computerization since 1988.
  • Languages (Spoken, written): ENGLISH (Fluent), ARABIC (Mother Tongue).

Interests

Football, New Technology, Traveling, Video Games & Entrepreneurship.

Objective

Seeking a challenging opportunity in a fast-growing organization in the field of web & mobile products.

Voluntary Work

I am sharing my knowledge in tech entrepreneurship in general and my mobile/web skills in the following ways:

  • Actively participating and co-organizing a regional entrepreneurship and technology events.
  • Actively engaging in discussions on several technology sites, such as Quora.com, Techcrunch.com, Mashable.com, Readwriteweb.com and Wikipedia.com.
  • Supporting the open source and new startups by supplying problem reports and being part of the testing team.

Certifications

Certifications
2010

Effective Manager

City & Guilds
2007

Certificate in Leadership

Purple Training
2005

Master CIW Web Site Manager

Certified Internet Web

References

References

Ayman Hajou

Ahmed Abdulqader

Cossey Khalifa

Issa Al-Anati