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TEDxCMUQatar - Shams Hasan - Bringing Business Intelligence to the Middle East

Born, raised, and based in Qatar, Shams -- along with his co-founders in Semsar.net -- is passionate about integrating digital technology into commercial markets to enable the rapidly developing Middle-East and other developing countries learn about the fundamental socioeconomics within. Having a diverse experience with a variety of start-ups, Shams is adept at all stages of the business cycle. He obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and is pursuing his EMBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School (expected 2013).TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED
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