4495196_normalDr. Mohamed Salem

Minister Of Communications and Information Technology

is an Egyptian academic and politician. He is minister of Communications and Information Technology in the cabinet of Dr. Essam Sharaf from 21 July 2011.Starting from 2002, he was the chairman of the Information Technology Institute (ITI), and a member of the institute’s board of trustees. Dr. Mohamed Salem holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering – computers and systems engineering from Ain Shams University, and a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Military Technical College. Dr.Salem also serves as a board member of the Center of Computers and Information Systems of Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences; a board member of the Faculty of Computers and Information Technology of Sixth of October University; and chairman of the International Conference of Information and Communication Technology (ICICT), the International Conference of Multimedia (Digimedia), and the Arabic Conference for Geographic Information Systems (ArabMap)


Sherin F. Elrayes

Chairman of Concord for Exhibitions and Conferences

He is CEO and Chairman of Concord for Exhibitions and Conferences, Entrepreneur with an engineering background, experienced in all aspects of corporate shows and events planning and organization, and with a successful track record in marketing and business development. Has successfully started and operated several businesses and as a result, he has considerable experience in management skills including decision-making, tactical and strategic planning, administration, human relations, budgeting, implementing marketing campaigns.


Gamal Ghietas

IT Editor in Al Ahram, Editor in Chief (Loghat El Asr Magazine)

He is the first prize of the World Federation of the Business Software Alliance in 1998 as the best editor in Egypt and the Arab region, who wrote in the field of intellectual property protection of computer software piracy. In February 2001, received the tribute of the Center for Information and Decision Support Council of Ministers of Egypt, for his efforts in spreading the culture of information technology in Egypt, and received the honorary shield from Dr. Fathi Sorour, Speaker of the Egyptian people. Holds a prize for the best newspaper articles on total quality journalism from Arab Dubai School of TQM for the year 2004, about an article on quality assurance in the software industry. Jury member in the national competition for online content in Egypt during the 2006 and 2007. Won the State Incentive Award for 2009 in the social sciences branch of scientific culture for his book “Information Security and National Security”.

DLDominique Loucougain

CEO Of Mandriva S.A

He recently joined Mandriva S.A. as CEO , Mr Dominique have a long Information Technology history. Coming from several fields such as ( Telecommunication , Manufacturing. Consultation and R&D Labs makes him qualified to move Mandriva in a total new world areas. Currently his work is focused on technological innovation and opening Mandriva research labs over the globe.

no-imageFabio Cunha

Fabio Cunha is the Technology Director with Microsoft’s Open Solutions Group team.

He’s responsible for sales and technical evangelism for Microsoft’s partnership with open source companies. Fabio is a native of Brazil and joined Microsoft three years ago after an extensive career in technical consulting across a breadth of Microsoft and Linux-based technologies for the enterprise.


Jan Wildeboer 


As the Red Hat EMEA Evangelist, Jan is responsible for high-level customer relations and for strengthening the Red Hat brand and ecosystem. This includes CxO level customer meetings, delivering keynote speeches at events across EMEA.

Wildeboer community involvement and continuous championing of open source has resulted in the growing awareness and adoption of open standards in the Netherlands and across Europe. A well-known lobbyist for open source in Brussels, Wildeboer has led the successful movement to abolish the Software Patents directive in the European Parliament. He also initiated global construction technology manufacturer Hilti’s migration of mission-critical systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Previously working as a Systems Administrator at Seijsener in the Netherlands and Backend Systems Software Engineer at DomainFactory in Germany, Wildeboer continued his career as Core Developer at osCommerce, the leading open source e-Commerce platform. He then moved to Red Hat Germany to become a Solution Architect. Wildeboer is a member of the Open Forum Europe, Open Source Business Foundation (OSBF) and European Committee on Interoperable Systems (ECIS).

jpJean Parpaillon : is a FLOSS enthusiast at Mandriva.

He is currently leading infrastructure management and cloud related projects in the company. He has joined the company one year ago after 6 years in HPC field. He has various experiences in industrialization of research projects, in public research, start-up and now Mandriva.


nrProf. Nagla Rizk

is Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Business, the American University in Cairo (AUC).

She is founding Director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center at AUC and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her area of research is the economics of knowledge, information technology and development, with focus on business models in the digital economy, intellectual property and human development.   She is coeditor and contributor to: Access to Knowledge in Egypt, New Research on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development (Bloomsbury Academic 2010; available online under creative commons license). Professor Rizk has taught at Yale Law School and at the University of Toronto.

mohamed hegazy Mohamed Hegazy 

Manager of Intellectual Property Office at Information TechnologyIndustry Development Agency

He is General Secretary at Egyptian Center for Intellectual Property & Information Technology. Lecturer at the National Center for Judicial Studies ,Helwan Univ. at IPR expert in center. Lecturer at Egyptian Police Research Center.


Eng. Mahmoud Sennara

General Manager – BIT

Engaged in the Information Technology, Computer & communications engineering for the last 30 years. Mr. Sennara also was actively involved in management consulting and business development. He is currently the General Manager of B.I.T. (Business Information Technology) a company he founded in 1983 to work in the different fields of IT and its applications in the management development. The company has 40 experts in different disciplines of information technologies The company conducts its business in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai, Oman and other middle Eastern countries out of its headquarters in Giza Egypt.

ssDr. Sami Sultan

Managing Director, Peak Management

He is the founder and MD of an Egyptian Consulting firm specializing in Innovation Cultures & Process Excellence. Dr. Sami holds an MBA & a Ph.D. degree in Management Science. His career spans more than 25 years of international experience mainly in the US, Latin America, South-East Asia, and recently Egypt.

Dr. Sami has held various executive positions and through his firm have participated in developing leadership cadre in various sectors. Through his firm, Peak Management, he was credited with introducing “Culture of Excellence” methodology which has been adopted by many European soccer leagues including English Premiere League (EPL). Peak was the first company in Egypt to introduce & implement the technology behind process automation (BPM) through various partnerships with leading vendors.

no-imageDia Radwan 

First RHCDS in Egypt, and the First RHCA in 2011. has worked with large enterprises almost the entirety of his career, and has been using and working with Free/Open Source for around 9 years, 7 of which as a professional system engineer with focus on rapid deployment and configuration management. He is involved with the Open Source community since 2004.

azMr. Ahmed El Ezabi 

currently heads the Egypt Security Engineering activities in Orange


Ahmed El Ezabi was introduced to the use of FLOSS technology in the late 90’s, he has been exclusively advocating FLOSS and knowledge freedom since the early 2000’s. He has been actively contributing with FLOSS community activities of EGLUG (The Egyptian GNU/Linux User Group). he holds CISSP and CISM credentials and is currently working towards ITIL expert certifications.