Ziad Matar is co-founder and partner at Meditari, a Digital Advisory Network bridging the gap between Global Innovation and Local Opportunities and President of the Dubai Chapter of TiE.  Ziad is a seasoned technology executive with a proven track record in global technology companies Ericsson and Qualcomm, where he built and developed business partnerships across the Middle East and Africa region.  Ziad is an angel investor sitting on the boards of several companies in addition to advising and mentoring entrepreneurs. He is an avid social media user, casual photographer, accidental athlete, and Chief BBQ Officer.