Wed, July 06 – 2016
Akram Dweikat is a Palestinian computer engineer and entrepreneur based in London. He was recently recognized by TechCity UK and the UK government as an Exceptional Talent in computer engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. Akram is a full-stack developer and wears multiple hats across the technology spectrum. He served as CTO/CIO for multiple early stage startups and helped them build their products. He has expertise in Financial Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cyber Security, and Machine-Learning. Akram is well-known for establishing the startup and entrepreneurial community in Nablus, Palestine. He co-founded and co-led Google Developer Groups in Nablus and PALinnO, the first private seed-funding program which connected Silicon Valley investors to Palestine. Akram was one of the founding and driving forces for many entrepreneurial events in the Palestinian community including the first ever Startup Weekend. Akram was also one of eight youth selected to meet US President Barack Obama on his official visit to Palestine to discuss innovation, entrepreneurship and education.
Wed July 06, 2016 - 06:00 pm