Hanan Abdel-Meguid is CEO of OTVentures, a fully owned Orascom Telecom subsidiary founded to lead the digital world in the online and mobile spheres and operating across more than 17 countries. In 1996, she joined LINKdotNET, largest Internet Solutions Provider in the Region, where she as Chief Solution Officer contributed immensely to the company’s success and growth, becoming a “star” company and an Egyptian start-up success story. Hanan went on to become the CEO of LINKdotNET’s software development spin-off firm, LINK Development, now Egypt’s foremost software & services company and international player in the software development domain. Her 25+ years of experience in the IT field, together with the desire to sustain and grow talent led to her involvement in the establishment of various communities and projects that promote growing Egyptian talent, as well as inspire young developers and promote knowledge sharing outside of business. Hanan is an active member in many academic and business alliances and associations, including being elected as Workgroup Chairwoman for the Egyptian Information Telecommunications, Electronics and Software Alliance (Eitesal), an independent industry body, member of the ICT Core Committee Board of The American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), member of Advisory Board of the American University in Cairo and of Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), the Egyptian Government’s IT Industry Development Authority, member of the Information Technology Academia Collaboration (ITAC) and most recently on the Board of Trustees of The Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre (TIEC), the Egyptian Government’s Center to incubate and stimulate technological innovation and creativity.