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Where The Entrepreneurs and Professionals Meet April 20th, 2019


Attend one of the leading events for professionals and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. Meet and network with dynamic entrepreneurs and learn from their success stories.  Connect with professionals and explore emerging technologies and career advancement opportunities.

Learn about Emerging Technologies


AI
IOT
Fintech
Autonomous Driving
Blockchain,
Cloud
Health Care

Learn about the art of getting Funded


VC Funding
Incubators
Angel Funding
Business plans
Workshops
Getting Funding
Exit Strategies

Achieve Professional Excellence


Media
Advertizing
Social Entrepreneurship
Professional Excellence
Individual Experiences
Networking 
Women and Youth

Attend "Ignite your Passion" OPEN SV Forum. Learn what you will need to excel in the next decade.

AI is bringing with itself a revolution which will be  changing every aspect of our life. From chatbots to AI tools to help you work smarter. It spans every area in technology, Arts, Health, Social Sciences etc. This year we examine core AI and all the areas it touches. We also focus on traditional ways to build companies, get funding, learn how to Network etc. So don't miss the forum this year. It will equip you with what you will need in the coming decade.

Hear what OPEN Forum Attendies have to say about OPEN

Keynote Speakers


Hear Careem's story and where it is headed. How odds were overcome to become a leading international Transport Network Company.

Careem

Mudassir Sheikha

Mudassir Sheikha is the co-founder and CEO of Careem, MENA’s leading car booking service that is based out of Dubai and operates from Morocco to Pakistan. Prior to Careem, Mudassir was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients on strategy and business building. Before McKinsey, Mudassir spent a decade in the Silicon Valley building technology startups, where he was on the founding team of DeviceAnywhere, which was eventually acquired by Keynote Systems. 


Learn about personal growth, professional excellence and challanges of running one of the worlds largest Advertizing Operations.

Google

Anwar Akram

Join Anwar Akram, VP Advertising Operations at Google, and learn about his journey, how he started, the path he took, the challenges he faced and the advice he identifies as key to his success. Anwar joined Google in 2007, and since then has been involved in a variety of roles ranging from Sales Operations to his current responsibility as VP of Advertising Operations. His talk will focus on a veriety of things including the challenges he saw over the years and what you need to keep in mind if you want to be successful.

Phil Jaber

Philz Coffee is the unofficial beverage of Silicon Valley and founded by Phil Jaber. It took Phil 7 years to experiment with coffee and come up with it's first blend "Tesora" 

Join a revealing fireside chat with Omar Siddiqui interviewing Phil Jaber. Come meet and listen to a Bay Area Legend.
 
Phil Jaber went on a quest 25 years ago to make a really great cup of coffee. He wanted to create a blend that was flavorful, complex, rich, smooth, and low in acidity. His quest took him all over the world and after visiting thousands of coffee shops, Phil created over 30 unique blends. Phil wanted to make sure the coffee making process embodied a personal and social feel, so he designed his own coffee station allowing for every cup to be crafted one cup at a time.

Highlighted Sessions

Unconscious Bias: The Biggest Thing Keeping You from Building the Next Unicorn!
The one thing we almost always forget about is unconscious bias. We may not go after certain market, hires, features or even VC’s - your unconscious bias can keep you from making the right decision to propel your passion into a billion dollar company or getting the next level Job.  Session
Adam J  Epstein

Adam J Epstein

Founder, Third Creek Advisors

Faruk Bhagani

Faruk Bhagani

Senor Product Manager, Oracle

 Batool Arhamna Haider

Batool Arhamna Haider

Applied Scientist @ Amazon Artificial Intelligence

Fauad Hasan

Fauad Hasan

Investor, Board Member, Entrepreneur

Mudassir Sheikha

Mudassir Sheikha

CEO and Co-Founder of Careem.

Zia Hasnain

Zia Hasnain

CEO and founder Innowi

Irfan Essa

Irfan Essa

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Hassan Ahmed

Hassan Ahmed

Chairman and CEO, Affirmed Networks

Junaid Razzak

Junaid Razzak

Sr. Director, Professional Services at PayPal

Ali A. Minai

Ali A. Minai

Prof, University of Cincinati

Lubna M. Ahmad, PhD

Lubna M. Ahmad, PhD

CEO and Founder, Invoy

Nicholas Davidov

Nicholas Davidov

Co-Founder at Gagarin Capital

Farah Ali

Farah Ali

VP Engineering, Player and Developer Experience at Electronic Arts (EA)

Tim Brugh

Tim Brugh

Partner, Pillsbury Silicon Valley

Omar Tawakol

Omar Tawakol

Founder and CEO at Voicea

Jeremy Palac

Jeremy Palac

Regional Director Fidelity Investments

Some Speakers from Earlier Forums

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