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Dubai Lynx 2017 Speakers Are Out!


Bhoomika Ghaghada ME Art Community ,,,,

Dubai Lynx 2017 embraces creative tradition, and revolves around inspiration and innovative thinking.

This year, inspiring as always, the focus will be on innovation and progressive technologies in the region. The  speaker line-up looks at how these developments will change the way consumers experience brands and ultimately drive business.


Using recent political elections as a framework to explore the creative use of data Eric Salama, Chairman and CEO, Kantar discusses the limits or endless possibilities of using data for creative purposes.

Taking a regional perspective Ahmed Al Sahhaf, General Manager, Marketing Communications, Saudi Telecom Company shows how looking and interpreting data sets as information about people can disrupt the existing model.

Nicole Yershon, Founder, Nicole Yershon: Innovation people, will demonstrate examples of alternative metrics and case studies for developing a culture of innovation while Neil Stevenson, Executive Portfolio Director, IDEO explores some of the myths behind creativity.

A dedicated Data x Innovation x Tech stage takes main stage ideas viewed through a different perspective. Evan Grant, Founder, and Mitra Memarzia, Head of Collaboration, seeper shares their insights on how unforgettable experiences can be enhanced by harnessing the crossover between art and technology while Jon Collins, Global President, integrated Advertising, Framestore focuses on Virtual Reality and the learnings that have surfaced since it emerged just a few years ago.

With the MENA region actively promoting innovation through a series of objectives and initiatives, the inclusion of a new Innovation Award, celebrating pioneering technological creativity, supports those aims. Led by Jury President Ben Jones, former Chief Technology Officer at AKQA, live presentations take place at the Festival, where attendees have a unique opportunity to hear directly from the people behind the idea.

Dubai Lynx takes place across three days from 5-7 March 2017. For details, visit