Startup talk at SP Jain

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at the SP Jain Center of Management in Dubai Technology Week to a group of MBA students with technology backgrounds.  I was very impressed with the level of students at this school; we’re actually working with groups of students from there this year on several research projects. …

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UAE University and Jebel Hafeet

What an interesting day.  Spent the day at UAE University, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the UAE meeting some of the professors and getting a tour of the labs there.  Dr. Nikolaos Mavridis  (who runs the lab) showed me around the Interactive Robots and Media Laboratory (IRML) where I saw some…

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Students and Startups

My 1st blog post in a while and a good time to discuss some of the changes you’ll notice around here.  This year I’m going to be focusing a lot more on Academia and what we refer to as the Local Software Economy.  Basically this means I’ll spend a lot more time with students and…

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Judging student software competitions

I had the honor of being a judge at the Software Development Trade Show hosted at University of Wollongong in DubaiIt was a great event and good to see the level of projects that undergraduate students are doing here locally.  Every team did a great job and the winners had some really impressive projects.  The…

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