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STEP Conference shifts gear to beyond technology

If you have got anything to do with technology, you got to be here! The top three tech speakers of the world are marking their presence– Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Mike Butcher of TechCrunch and Jeremiah Owyang of Crowd Companies.

What started from a gallery in Beirut is today one of the most talked about events. It is a place for like-minded people to connect. Interestingly, the organisers are targetting a number of 10,000 attendees by 2017.

STEP Conference 2015 – Infographic

STEP Conference is touted as the most disruptive tech event in the middle east bringing the latest trends in tech, design and gaming. Here’s a nice infographic summarizing 10 compelling reasons on why it’s a must-attend event for techies, gamers, designers and just anyone who loves technology!

STEP Conference 2015 Infographic
Infographic: STEP Conference 2015

The Agenda: STEP Conference 2015

10:00 AM – ONLINE PAYMENTS IN MENA: A GROWING CULTURE

Ambareen Musa, souqalmal.com
Omar Soudodi, PayFort
Ronaldo Mouchawar, souq.com
Sirish Kumar, Telr.com

10:35 AM – WELCOME TO THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY

Jeremiah Owyang, Crowd Companies

11:10 AM – THE FUTURE OF VIDEO FOR BRANDS AND MEDIA

Jamil Abu Wardeh, Media Content Creator
Kaswara Al-Katib, Uturn Entertainment
Jochen Bischoff, Starcom MediaVest Group
Jonathan Labin, Facebook

11:50 AM – THE INTERSECTION OF AUTOTECH & ENTERTAINMENT: LYKAN X FURIOUS 7

Alexandra Talty, stepfeed.com
Ralph Debbas, W Motors

12:15 PM – XPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES TO FIX YOUR HEALTH(CARE)

Dr. Rafael Grossmann, MD, FACS

12:30 PM – ONE ON ONE WITH DAVE MCCLURE

Sara Hamdan, New York Times
Dave McClure, 500 Startups

1:00 – 2:00 PM – LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM – HOW TO ACCELERATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN MENA AND TURKEY?

Burak Buyukdemir, Etohum
Ozan Sonmez, New Ventures Accelerator KAUST
Kivanc Arkac, Foodonclick.com
Adam Berk, Lean Startup Expert

2:35 PM – WHERE IN THE WORLD? THE ROLE OF STARTUP COMMUNITIES

Mic Wright, The Next Web
Felix Petersen, Amen
Jon Bradford, TechStars
Hassan Haider, 500 Startups
Kamal Hassan, Turn8/Fenox

3:20 PM – LAUNCHING ROADIE TUNER FROM BEIRUT TO THE WORLD

Bassam Jalgha, Roadie Tuner

3:30 PM – INSPIRING A GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS

A Conversation with Fadi Ghandour

Matthew Hoffer Craig, World Economic Forum
Fadi Ghandour, Aramex

3:55 PM – EXITS AND ACQUISITIONS IN THE MENA REGION

Fida Chaaban, Entrepreneur Middle East
Christos Mastoras, Iliad Partners
Amir Farha, BECO Capital
Habib Hada, Wamda
Husain Misherghi, Rocket Internet Middle East

4:30 PM – BILLION DOLLAR STARTUPS: LEARNING FROM THE INDIAN STORY

Prashant Gulati, The Assembly
Mohit Dubey, CarWale.com

5:05 PM – UNPACKING THE EUROPEAN ECOSYSTEM, AND LATEST TECH TRENDS FOR STARTUPS

Mike Butcher, TechCrunch

5:30 PM – FROM STARTUPS TO LARGE CORPORATIONS

Evolution of Enterprise Software
Neetan Chopra, Emirates Group
Thomas Grota, T-Venture Holding
Hamid Khafagy, IBM

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