Ossama Hassanein is an entrepreneur, mentor and venture capitalist. Over the last 35 years, he managed over $1 billion in 14 international technology funds at Berkeley International in San Francisco, Technocom Ventures in Paris, Newbridge Networks Holding in Canada, and Newbury Ventures and the Rising Tide Fund in Silicon Valley.
Kamran Elahian is a veteran entrepreneur with over 27 years of experience in the high-tech industry. He is currently Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, a global venture capital fund for investments in communication product companies, which he co-founded in 1999.
Jeff Skoll is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur. As founder and chairman of the Skoll Foundation,Participant Media and the Skoll Global Threats Fund, he is bringing life to his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity.
Having held senior management positions for the past 25 years, Hazem has proven his ability to establish and expand a business structure according to market needs. He has demonstrated the ability to build a new business, introduce new products, penetrate new markets, build various alliances and partnerships, and has successfully implemented projects around the globe.
Samer Khoury is the Executive Vice President of Operations of the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) Group, one of the region's largest international construction companies, operating throughout the Middle East, Africa, CIS, Europe, and the United States.
Ms. Bita Daryabari received a B.S in Computer Science from California State University, Hayward, and M.S. in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She began her career in the telecommunications industry at GammmaLink, Inc., an early pioneer in computer fax and networking products. Following Gammalink, she moved to MCI Communications, where she distinguished herself as a "President's Circle" top achiever on multiple occasions.