Upcoming Events


Change Do Something Now

15 August 2018
Venue: Capital Club
Location: Bahrain

These are a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Kevin Freiberg to be their featured speaker. Dr. Freiberg is on a short list of global thought leaders that Fortune 1000 CEOs turn to for the kind of disruptive thinking that drives growth and gets people excited about the future.

Regardless of how many speakers you’ve hired, you’ll be hard pressed to find a speaker who does as much customizing as Dr. Kevin Freiberg. If you want a keynote that truly speaks the language of your business and addresses the nuances of your industry, Kevin is the speaker to book. Over 2000 companies in 60 industries across the globe have given Kevin rave reviews. His insights have helped ambitious leaders accelerate innovation, and STAND OUT in a sea of sameness by building companies that are hungry for change.

His books include: the international bestseller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, its sequel GUTS!, BOOM! (7-timeless choices for inspiring leadership and accountability). NANOVATION (a how to on innovation) and DO SOMETHING NOW and Be a PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life. And most recently, CAUSE A Business Strategy for Standing Out In A Sea of Sameness. Companies that define themselves as cause-oriented stand


Olivier Kennedy "Shaping Beliefs in the 21st Century"

29 August 2018
Venue: TBC
Location:

Oliver Kennedy is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. Oliver's primary area of research is Databases, although his research interests frequently cross over into Programming Languages and Datastructures. His work focuses on self-service analytics, making messy data, schema design, and physical layout decisions more approachable. Through real-world usage metrics gathered from industry collaborations and the use of real-world testbeds, Oliver's work aims to address the practical problems faced by data consumers everywhere. His projects include a UI for ad-hoc cleaning and analytics called Mimir and a universal, Just In-Time Datastructure.

Oliver is a graduate of Cornell University, where he developed DBToaster, a tool for compiling specialized database engines. DBToaster was featured in The VLDB Journal's issue on the best papers of VLDB 2012. Oliver continued his work on DBToaster as a Postdoc at The DATA lab at EPFL.

In addition to his research efforts, Oliver can be found participating in outreach programs through The LIBERTY Partnerships, studying Western Martial Arts disciplines including Capo Ferro, or cooking with his awesome wife Chris.


Happiness at Work

10 September 2018
Venue: Wyndham Hotel
Location: Bahrain

Malene Rydahl has 18 years of experience in the corporate world, most recently as Director of Corporate Communication for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in EAME. She was listed as one of the “24 Women of the Year” in 2012 by the French magazine L’Express.

Prior to her time with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Rydahl worked for Bang & Olufsen during the turnaround period of the company, she also held a position with WPP in France heading the agency’s key account “Le Bon Marché” (LVMH).

Rydahl explores why Danish employees are some of the happiest in the world and how that leadership style directly impacts results financially in a positive way. She works with major French and international companies on wellbeing and happiness in corporations.

She is the author of the best-selling book Happy as a Dane published in more than 12 languages all over the world. The book was awarded the prize of the most optimistic book in 2014. She published her second book Le Bonheur Sans Illusions in September 2017 which explores some of the side effects of money, power, beauty, and fame and looks at how we might better avoid disillusionment to find our own true path to happiness.


EO Board Meeting

26 September 2018
Venue: Gulf Hotel
Location: Bahrain

EO Bahrain Board Meeting


Maher Kaddoura “ I went to the future and I came back”

30 September 2018
Venue: TBC
Location:

“ I went to the future and I came back” . He will share with you his take from the below program attended 10 months ago . His aim is to stimulate thinking about leapfrogging a much as we can in everything that we do ..

“ The Executive Program (EP) is a week-long immersive course in Silicon Valley that examines how key converging technologies will shape our future and explores ethical leadership in a world of rapid change. This intensive program is intended for senior leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors with the desire to have a positive impact at scale, and who want to create their organization’s future—and the world’s future—not simply react to it.
World-class experts deliver interactive presentations in an immersive classroom setting, paired with insightful discussions and activities that leverage the diverse cohort of thought leaders and innovators we convene for each session. Participants also experience technology first-hand and get a taste of Silicon Valley’s “maker” culture through SU’s iLab and off-campus visits. By convening a class of future-oriented senior influencers from over 30 countries and a broad range of industries, the program fosters insightful dialogues with uncommon partners and builds a supportive community of like-minded peers. 
At the EP, you’ll learn what it means to “think exponentially” and develop the insights and framework you’ll need to design for an abundant future."
About the speaker : 

Maher Kaddoura is a management consultant, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, social change maker, public speaker and adventurer:

• Entrepreneur& Angel Investor:Upon retirement as Accenture-Middle Eastmanaging partner, he established a number of professional services firms that became regional leaders in their relative sectors (strategy consulting, system integration and training). He invests and serves on
the board of a number of companiesin the following sectors :knowledge economy, food & beverage, electro-mechanical,retail,micro finance and financial services.
• Social Change Maker: Maher established Al-Jude NGO in 1999 and launched a number of social programs focused on road safety, youth leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. Maher is a visionary who believes in achieving more with less for manyusing his own theory named "The Falafel Theory".
• Board Member:Maher is also active in a number NGO boards including research on aging, youth development, entrepreneurship, micro-ventures, health services standards
• Thought Contributor: Maher is a public speaker and storyteller. He shares his experience and
thinking on social media using Snackable format of videos, digital books, and visual posts. King Abdullah II, Sheikh Mohammad Ben Rashid of Dubai, United Nations and Ernest & Young
recognized him.
• Adventurer & World Traveller: Maher is a street photographer, world traveler who travelled to more than 60 countries and 100 cities. He is an adventurer who trekked to Everest Base Camp, the Arctic, Alaska, the Jungles of Africa and the mountains of South America.
Social Change Maker: He established a number of high impact social programs including:
• Hikmat Road Safety: is a program to address Road Safety and reduce thepercentage of road
death and injuries in Jordan,
• Playground:Built 1200 football playgrounds in public schools with a national neighborhood
football championship involving 500 neighborhoods,
• Sherkitna: a program to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship among Jordanian students which now included 650 school companies,
• Meqdam: a program to plant the seeds of leadership in youth,
• Newthink: programs designed to inspire youth to unleash their potential. It includes a theater, summer outdoor festival, and a learning institute. This initiative was awarded Arab Social Media
influencers Award in 2015.
• “Fikrezyon” On-line TV: the first Arabic online TV focused on spreading hope and curiosity
• Sonbola:is a social innovation incubator focused on young social entrepreneurs

He can be followed on twitter and Instagram on @maherkaddouraand Facebook on www.facebook.com/maher.kaddoura.3. Websitemaherkaddoura.org



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