AboutDR. RAED BKAYRAT
Raed is currently the managing director for the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) in Dubai and is a senior advisor with the Apricum Group with over two decades of international experience in the energy sector, having worked with Multinational corporations as well as technology startups and R&D organizations. Recently, Raed was at First Solar where he was Vice President for Sales and Business Development for the MENA region, where he was responsible for establishing and overseeing First Solar’s commercial footprint in the region, market setup, origination and strategy development for partnerships and project execution.
Upon moving back to the ME in 2009, Raed joined the core team that built the Economic Development Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he was responsible for creating the institution’s successful Industry Collaboration Program. During his four year stint at KAUST, he also created a demonstration and testing program for solar and other clean energy technologies, advised several Saudi governmental and industrial entities and mentored startup companies.
Prior to that, he was part of successful Startups in O&G industry in California, and previously spent nine years in various roles at Siemens AG in Germany and the US. Raed holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Jordan, all in Electrical Engineering.
TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITALIZATION IN SOLAR PANEL: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ELECTRIC CARS, BIG DATA, CYBERSECURITY, BLOCKCHAIN?
TIME: 15:55 - 16:40
DATE: 27 November 2018