Ali Al Sayed, Dubomedy
Ali Al Sayed is an 'all-rounder' in the entertainment industry; Comedian, master of ceremonies, artist manager, journalist, director, producer, co-comedy teacher with a few extra tricks up his sleeve. Ali is Dubai's first local professional comedian and has gained YouTube stardom with his Fresh Prince of Emirates Hills video.
Tarek Abdalla, Head of Marketing – Arabian Gulf & Levant, Google
Tarek Abdalla serves as Head of Marketing for Google responsible for 11 countries in the Arabian Gulf and Levant region of MENA. In his role he leads marketing strategy and deployment across all consumer products such as YouTube, Google+, Chrome, Search, Geo and Mobile as well as advertiser and publisher solutions such as AdWords and AdSense. Tarek will be speaking about YouTube at GeekFest and addressing questions from the audience.
Thabit Al Mawaly
With over 600,000 video views on YouTube, the young Emirati Youtuber has become a local celebrity in the UAE. His famous videos include "Blackberry in Dubai" and "Kharoof" ( meaning sheep - a common Arab word used to describe men who run after women).
Sparkileptic and Fifi Prosper
"Gamer Girls & the state of videogames in the Arab world"
Region 2's Sparkileptic and Fifi Prosper talk about the male-dominated world of YouTube video game channels and why the majority of the Arab World finds it hard to accept girl gamers.