Under the theme “Innovation at the Intersection of media, technology and design”, STEP – a media, technology, and design platform for creatives, influencers, and technophiles in the MENA region – will hold the third edition of its annual conference on April 30 at the Al Serkal Avenue.
In line with the main theme, the conference will host a slew of talks and discussion panels including “Industry-disrupting technologies”; “Brand engagement and retail technologies”; “MENA startup scene: illusion versus reality?”; “The symbiotic world of sharing economies”; “Wearable technology: quantify your vitality”; and “Future of multi-touch technologies”.
Speakers and panelists include Phil Adrien, digital director at Drive Dentsu; Gavin Payne, regional head of technology at JWT MENA; Yousef Tuqan, chief innovation officer at Leo Burnett MENA; Sulaiman Itani, founder and CEO at Atheer Labs –the developer behind what has been dubbed as the Arab world’s Google Glass; Hind Hobeika, founder at Instabeat – swimming heart rate monitor device, dubbed the Google Glass of swim goggles; and Mudassir Sheikha, founder and managing director at mobile taxi app Careem, among others.
The conference will feature a startup pitch activity, in which participants include regional digital portal Wamda, startup incubator space Alt City, non-profit organization bridging Silicon Valley with the Arab world Tech Wadi, and government-owned incubator Silicon Oasis Founders, among others. STEP will also be hosting a “Dinner with STEP” in partnership with restronaut.me, a startup and social dining platform.
Register at STEP Conference’s website before April 5th and get a reduced early-bird rate. The ticket will give you access to all conference talks, workshops, activities and of course, the awesome after-party.
For more details and to see who else is speaking, visit stepconference.com.