Ali Sikandar: As a child, I was fascinated by radio, and I always wanted to interview people and hear their stories. At the moment, and with the help of this podcast, I am grateful for the ability to engage in intellectual discussions with like-minded individuals who are equally enthusiastic when it comes to tech, mass communication, entrepreneurship, life lessons, and even philosophy. About the Podcast:It is an in-depth, lighthearted analysis of how technology is changing, social media's influence, and startup trends. Friends, colleagues, and entrepreneurs will be invited to share their stories, learnings, and suggestions so that they can be heard by the masses. Credits: Ali Sikandar, from A-Z.
EP: 12 | From car reviews to owning a full scale digital marketing agency 🤓
Thanks, Omar for walking us through your incredible multidiscipline journey from being an athlete to graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar (2014) to reviewing cars and finally opening up a full-scale marketing agency, Cosette ! Also, this was my first in-person recording, others were recorded remotely. You may hear some echo but ignore it.
The storytelling content in this episode is beyond amazing!
EP: 11 | In conversation with the genius, Nayef Al Ibrahim from ibtechAR
This probably has been one of my favorite interviews. I honestly tried to trim it down to less than 15 minutes but was only able to subtract 7 minutes in total!
Nayef Al-Ibrahim is a civil engineer who graduated from Qatar University in 2009 and holds an MBA from the American University in the Emirates. An entrepreneur with a mission on making a positive impact in the education industry, especially when it comes to Arabic language digital technologies. He's also the founding partner and CEO at ibtechAR. An innovation consultancy and management firm that provides practical innovative solutions to institutions and businesses.
EP: 10 | Spend wisely on those Social Media Ads! Introducing Nova+ ✨
Anton and Sebastian, both co-founders at Nova+ are redefining the culture of Social Media Ad spend in the modern era. I mean, who wouldn't want their ad campaign to become the talk of the town, but with so much competition, what would make you stand apart from the rest! Tune in to find out more.
EP: 09 | A permanent break from Social Media? 😌
Dana El-Ghazal works as a Senior Internal Communications Specialist and 360° Project Manager at Qatar Foundation. She recently de-activated all her Social Media accounts (no jokes) and that too for a very good reason that you will listen to in this Podcast. Here's a link to her article on QF's corporate website: https://www.qf.org.qa/stories/in-her-own-words-why-i-quit-social-media. An article that she wrote by herself. Enjoy listening to this thought-provoking human being!
This episode is NOT meant to help you quit Social Media! In fact, all it asks you is to use it sensibly.
And here is a link to the Podcast that Dana was referring to:
EP: 08 | QSTP = A Startup Heaven in Qatar! 💡
Hayfa Al-Abdulla is the Director of Innovation at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP). QSTP’s reputation as a globally renowned technology development hub is evident in the many leading international technology companies and research centers that already call it home. Companies like MICROSOFT, SHELL, SIEMENS, SAP, THALES, and much more. It is also the very place where I shook hands with Richard Branson some years ago!
EP: 07 | Oliver, what's cooking? 🤖🧑🍳
Meet your new robot chef, Oliver! A smart cooking robot/ recipe library/ meal planner, and an expert chef all in one. In this episode, I interviewed Khalid Abu Jassom, the mastermind behind this epic invention. He was also the first Qatari to win the prestigious Stars of Science title back in 2012. Listen to his super inspiring journey! More importantly, Pre-order your hands-off appliance that cooks delicious meals now!
Best podcast ever!
Everyone needs to listen to this podcast series! Looking forward to more cool guests!