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Wednesday 7 October 202018.00

Mr Gawdat started his career at IBM. Since then he has worked at NCR Abu Dhabi, BAT as the Regional Manager, spent 7 years at Microsoft heading the Communications Sector before landing at Google in 2007. Here Mr Gawdat started Google’s business in Emerging Markets, staring close to half of Google’s operations worldwide. In 2013, he moved to Google X, where he led its business strategy. Throughout this, Mr Gawdat cofounded more than 20 business in various fields, served on the board of several companies and is a keen start-up mentor. In 2014, he published the international best seller “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy”, exploring his approach at creating and maintaining happiness. The philosophies explained throughout this book are further portrayed in his podcast “Slo Mo”. Inthis Mr Gawdat discusses the lifelong journey of finding happiness and fulfilment by slowingdown. There will be an interactive Q&A at the end of event so come with questions!