As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the global economy and human lives, several ad hoc measures were taken to curb its spread and ensure the survivability of businesses. The webinar will address the importance of designing and implementing resilience and mitigation measures on all levels of the pyramid, in preparation for the next global pandemic (basically, to have a plan in place). Also, the webinar will highlight the role of ‘collective intelligence’, particularly when considering the role of governments, startups, and the public (example: how Google and Apple are collaborating on developing a solution to track social distancing efforts in the USA).
Amal Dokhan (CEO of Global Entrepreneurship Network Saudi) will discuss the topic with Alper Celen, the founder of ENHANCE, a venture builder specializing in online vertical marketplaces that improve lifestyles in the Middle East and Africa.
Enhance wholly owns JOIGIFTS.com, the leading online gifting platform in the Middle East. Previous to Enhance, Alper was the founder of online food ordering service FOODONCLICK.com in Saudi Arabia (acquired by DeliveryHero in 2015). Alper is an active investor and advisor in the Middle East high-tech ecosystem.
-Startup enablers’ role in creating a resilient ecosystem and a hospitable business environment that’s built on all-digital infrastructure
-What efforts could be done now
-Data and policy for a fully-digital future