Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference

14-16 April 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Babak Ahmadzadeh
Plug and Play ADGM (MENA)

Babak has 10+ years of experience working in technology, construction, financial services and education sectors in the UK and UAE. He is currently a Co-founder/Director at Plug and Play ADGM where he engages with private and public sector entities to support them in meeting their digital innovation KPIs through innovation education; culture transformation; and start-up/scale-up interactions. He has supported the successful launch of two open innovation platforms in Berlin (for Energy & Sustainability) and Paris (for Smart Cities).

His previous experience in the tech domain includes playing a key role in the launch and growth of a high impact tech incubator, start-up and social enterprise in London.

Babak has moved back to the UAE to support and develop Plug and Play's existing and future partnerships in the MENA region. Babak and his team are proud to be part of the building of the UAE and MENA tech ecosystem with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) by building bridges between corporations, government entities, startups and investors. The Plug and Play MENA team hope to develop the infrastructure to attract, nurture and retain the best entrepreneurial and tech talent in the UAE through our Open Innovation Platform and Services. Babak is extremely motivated to see Abu Dhabi and the UAE unlock its potential as a hub of technology and innovation.