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in5/DDFC members working in Data Science, Blockchain, AI, IoT, Security, Development Operations, Mobile and Web, Data and Analytics can get the support and advise they need in designing, debugging, and developing, their solution from certified developers as well as access to programs to help startups accelerate.
Advisory is offered in the following areas:
Advisory is offered by the following experts:
The advisory sessions will take place as below:
Advisory with Microsoft on Wednesdays from 12-2pm are scheduled on – February 27th, March 13th, March 27th, April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, May 22th, June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd, July 17th, July 31st
Advisory with IBM are scheduled on Wednesdays from 2-4pm – January 23th, February 6th, February 20th, March 6th, March 20th, April 3rd, April 17th, May 1st, May 15th, May 29th, June 12th, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th
The technology solutions advisory sessions will take place at in5 Tech.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your time-slot with the advisor.
Startup with IBM is the single IBM program designed to provide startups access to up to $120,000 of technology credits, leading experts and enterprise-grade Cloud, Data, IoT, Blockchain and AI technologies to help solve real problems and ultimately help get their innovative products to market faster.
IBM is committed to helping technology startups realize their goals on their own terms and in the shortest amount of time. Through Startup with IBM, goals are to help you:
More info at: https://developer.ibm.com/startups
Naiyarah Hussain, Developer Advocate at IBM
Mahitab Hassan, Developer Advocate at IBM
Mahitab Hassan is primarily involved with the developer community, acts as a mentor in hackathons and startup weekends as well as conducts workshops/meetups that covers topics including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, IoT, Machine Learning (ML), etc. with the aim of raising awareness around these technologies and how IBM Cloud can be utilized to simplify working in these areas. She previously worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in Sharjah, UAE, where she also received her M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering. Her main interests revolve around AI, Data Science, ML, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and computer vision applications.
Bedang Sen, Developer Advocate at IBM
Microsoft has launched a community engagement and outreach program to engage with local Startups and SMBs in the region. Combining the experience of both firms, their aim is to help local startups capitalize on their digital assets and reduce their service delivery costs.
Microsoft will advise on:
Microsoft will also introduce members to the programs and services they are offering to startups to help them overcome challenges and grow. These include:
Omar El Sabaa – Microsoft
Omar is the Business Program Manager at Microsoft. With a strong technical background and experience working closely with startups to understand more about their business needs, plans, their digital solutions and challenges, Omar helps startups address technical issues as well as help them scale their business and widen their customer base.
Dana Fawaz – Startups and Innovation Program Manager, Microsoft
Dana is startups and innovation program manager at Microsoft Gulf. Dana is greatly invested in developing the startup ecosystem in the UAE. Prior to her role at Microsoft, she worked as an investments analyst at Digital Spring Ventures in Abu Dhabi. She also completed her master’s in Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship from University College London (UCL). Prior to UCL, Dana pursued a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the American University in Dubai.