Have you ever wished that there were more hours in a day? What if you could unlock the power of AI to boost your productivity, reduce stress and improve your wellbeing? Our select group of medical, wellness and AI experts will show you how to achieve that. Join us at ATÖLYE, DIFC on October 20 for a transformative Lunch & Learn! Did we mention Free Pizza?
Nidhima is a serial AI Tech entrepreneur from Luxembourg and has worked internationally. She launched her 1st AI business My Beauty Matches in 2012, a 2nd one called Beauty Matching Engine in 2018 and has since then also won the AI Award for Europe in 2019 and the European Innovation Award at the UK Parliament pre-brexit. She is a Global Keynote speaker on Leveraging AI for Business Growth in San Francisco, London, Paris, Singapore and Dubai and is now helping Entrepreneurs and Leaders learn how to use and implement the best AI tools for more time freedom and profitability. She has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, Vogue, Fast Company, The Telegraph, The National and a lot more.
Dr. Al Pierre
Dr. Al Pierre has been in the practice of Human Medicine in both the public and private sector for over 20 years throughout the Caribbean and the United States. He is often challenged when asked where he is from, recognizing that one's country is not merely where they were born, but instead where they were made and therefore he considers himself to be 100% Caribbean Made! With that said much of his immediate roots can be traced back to the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia.
Al has held multiple leadership positions throughout his career and has served as an Advisor to regional governments and organizations on areas such as Universal Healthcare Access, Healthcare Financing and Innovation. In his more recent role he serves as the Director of Health Services with ADTALEM Global Education Group. He is the Vice President of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Medical and Dental Association and you may also recognize him from his role of host of the Health-wise TV show which airs in the Caribbean every Monday evening.
Over the span of his career, he has engaged in various research topics and authored multiple publications on chronic non-communicable diseases. He is a passionate advocate for improved access to quality, equitable healthcare for patients living in the Caribbean. In 2014 he stepped away briefly from the practice of Medicine to enter the Technology industry as a self-taught software developer and technology entrepreneur. Bringing this experience and passion to bear he recently founded GoDocta which is now a member of Interplay Ventures NY portfolio where other unicorns like Coinbase and Warby Parker got their start. GoDocta is embarking on this ambitious mission to revolutionize the way in which people access healthcare. The company's comprehensive and ground breaking solution earned them a coveted spot among the 200 most Innovative Technology Startups in the world and was hosted at Tech Crunch Disrupt in San Francisco last month.
Dr. Pierre graduated with a Medical Degree from Villa Clara, Cuba and subsequently pursued post-graduate studies at UWI St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. He also holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration, Public Health and Epidemiology; Medical Law and Ethics from the United Kingdom. He is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and ADHD Clinical Services Provider, as well as Certified Project Management Professional, Agile-Scrum Master,
He is a proud winner of a 2018 IBM Blueflame Hackathon, bullish on quantum computing and ethical uses of AI technology particularly in the field of healthcare and an accomplished marksman or sportshooter. Dr. Pierre describes a perfect disconnect from his professional life as time spent with family, entertaining friends, cooking, fishing, globetrotting or satisfying his voracious appetite for visual and literary arts, amongst which the works of Sir Derek Walcott and Rudyard Kipling stand out.
Sana Bagersh is CEO of an advertising agency called BrandMoxie that is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE that provide branding, communication, PR, advertising, digital marketing and events management services. She is also Innovation and Strategy Advisor for the Abu Dhabi Municipality, and provides high level consulting to government entities in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship/ intrapreneurship and digital marketing.
Bagersh oversees the editorial team of Tempo a youth/community magazine that promotes innovation, social enterprise and community engagement. She is also founder of Tamakkan, an entrepreneurship and innovation social enterprise that offers guidance to SMEs. Bagersh is also Executive Producer of a short film platform called The Smovies that identifies emerging film talent, and a programme called the Innovation Impact Community that recognizes community leaders. She served as board member at AmCham Abu Dhabi for four years; as Chair of its Women in Business Committee for two years, and Chair of its Arts and Culture Committee for another two.
She has served as a government consultant in communication strategy, innovation, intrapreneurship, stakeholder engagement and partnership building. These have included work for the Higher Colleges of Technology where she developed a framework to organize and streamline communication for internal and external communication across the 17 colleges. She has provided consultancy services for Emirates Foundation where she built the partnership and social entrepreneurship portal and programme. She has been serving as senior advisor to the Abu Dhabi Municipality in the areas of innovation, comms strategy and entrepreneurship; as well as the development of partnership and CSR initiatives. In addition to designing and organizing teambuilding and strategy workshops in areas such as entrepreneurship and innovation, Bagersh also runs focused training in new-gen government, digital trends, reputation building, stakeholder engagement and advocacy.
Bagersh established Tamakkan 2009 as a knowledge sharing platform that leverages the readiness of experts/ consultants to give back to the community. The initiative offers free seminars to entrepreneurs on topics such as funding, marketing, social media, leadership, franchising, new technologies. She uses information as a powerful ‘trigger’ to mitigate SME failure by focusing on the fundamentals of business success. Tamakkan holds its seminars monthly.
She Chaired AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Women in Business committee for two years (up to June 2015), during which time she developed and deployed Women Achieve, a platform that promotes seven women’s empowerment ideals. In June 2015, Bagersh took over chairmanship of AmCham’s Art and Culture Committee. In the past Shes had served as adjunct professor at Zayed University teaching marketing , and also served on various industry advisory committees in institutions such as the Higher Colleges of Technology Women’s College and Abu Dhabi Vocational Institute. Prior to this she lived in Seattle, Washington for seven years (1990-1997) where she worked in a marketing research company before setting up Alla Italia, a gourmet restaurant before deciding to move back to the UAE.
Bagersh started her career as a journalist at Gulf News in Abu Dhabi, UAE (1985 – 1990), where she was one of a handful of Arab women involved in general reporting. Upon her return to the UAE she worked as as bureau chief (1997-1999) of Gulf News’ Abu Dhabi office, during which time she led the news team and launched the neighborhood reporting scheme which trained community reporters. During her time as journalist she met leaders such as HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, Richard Branson, George Bush Sr., Kurt Waldheim, Princess Diana and Prince Charles; attended press conferences for newsmakers such as Kofi Annan, Yasser Arafat, Muamar al Gaddafi, Benazir Bhutto, Jacques Chirac and Richard Cohen; and interviewed personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Wilfred Thesiger.
Lubna is the CEO & Founder of Stories, a portal that supports every founder to get their inner and online story right. She is an ICF accredited (PCC) and triple certified coach and regularly coaches executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders. She is also a member of Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry Community.
Lubna has coached leaders in Fortune500 organizations and in the following organisations: CocaCola, Google, American Express, BP, Bayer, Square, BASF, Whiteboard Advisors, US Department of Airforce, Federal Aviation Administration, DaVita, and CVC Health Corporation.
Lubna is also a speaker, having spoken in and moderated large conferences, including TEDx, and Euromoney Conferences. Through her talks, she has shared the stage with ministers, leading entrepreneurs, and global innovators, including Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. She has moderated workshops for Fortune 500 companies and has also spoken in many podcasts around the world
She is also the author of the book ‘Enhancing Business Community Relations’ published by the United Nations Development Program and is currently working on her next book ‘Crack The Egg’. She has also been featured in various books including Something to Believe In: Creating Trust and Hope in Organisations: Stories of Transparency, Accountability and Governance’ She is a contributor in Entrepreneur magazine and has been featured in various newspapers.
She has worked for more than 20 years in leadership and / or consulting roles within International blue-chip organizations and across various industries, including e-commerce, banking, FMCG, and human development. She served on executive committees in Global firms, including Coca-Cola, the UNDP, and BNP Paribas. She has also consulted with some of the most recognized entrepreneurs and organisations.
Finally, she is a proud mum and an advocate for Women in Leadership positions. As a change agent, she uses her voice to uplift other women.