AI in Dubai Conference

Maan Hamdan.


Maan Hamdan is an innovator, investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience providing focused leadership, building effective management teams and creating and developing profitable businesses.
During his 43-year career, Maan built and exited many successful companies, and invested in, and mentored many others.
Maan recently founded Hexa, an Innovation eco-system consisting of 6 global companies; Hexa Ventures, a Venture Studio, TechGenies, a global software development company, High Bandwidth, a Marketing agency, GoGenies, a sales and support augmentation firm, and TechZillion, a coworking operation in Richardson, Texas and 3 other locations globally.
As an investor, Maan founded TrenData, an AI-based, predictive analytics company, and acquired Insala, and Talexes, both HR Tech companies. Globally, Maan founded over 12 companies in all 5 continents, and invested in over 35.
As a corporate executive between 1980 and 1994, Maan held senior positions with PageNet, the largest paging company in the world at the time, and telecommunications conglomerate GTE (currently Verizon).
Maan received his BEEE in computer systems engineering from the American University in Beirut and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He also pursued doctoral studies in economics at the University of South Florida.
Maan sits on the board of few companies and is a philanthropist, having established, with the help of his wife Weeda, two global education foundations ( in the US, and ( ) in the Middle East, for the benefit of disadvantaged kids. The nonprofits acquired NuMinds Enrichment and work on promoting STEAM education globally.