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Hossein Moiin, Ph. D.

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A globally recognized industry leader, Dr. Hossein Moiin has been instrumental in shaping the mobile industry for the past two decades and is credited with specification of LTE. Currently, he is working on further definition of 5G and its applications while advising technology companies and investment firms on how they can prepare for and thrive in the 5G era. In addition, Dr Moiin is the founder and CEO of edgelab.ai, a company focused on characterization and certification of 5G components and applications as well as an operating partner in Cota Capital, a leading investment firm in San Francisco.

Prior to his current roles, Hossein held leadership positions in Nokia including chief technology and strategy officer. Before Nokia, Hossein held leadership positions in large organizations across the globe, such as BT in London, T-Mobile in Germany and Sun Microsystems in California. Finally, Hossein has been involved with several startups in Silicon Valley and Europe and has helped them to successful exits. Hossein has an in-depth understanding of Technology and its business context and is a published author and patented scientist. Hossein obtained his B.S, M.S and PhD degrees from University of California and resides in San Francisco now after lengthy spells in Europe and Asia.

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Atif Rafiq

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Most recently Atif Rafiq was the President of MGM Resorts International. Atif is a digital native senior executive. Steeped in P&L management, managing large organizations, transformation, e-commerce, mobile, apps, digital platforms, mobility, iOT and digitizing physical space / retail.

After working exclusively at pure plays (Amazon, Yahoo, AOL, start up CEO), Atif became one of the first Chief Digital Officers's in the Fortune 500.  At McDonald's, Atif defined a customer experience vision and new service models re-imagined by the power of digital. Worked for the CEO as part of the global leadership team.

In 2017, Atif  took on a similar yet expanded role at Volvo Cars, arguably the most innovative player after Tesla. Partnered with the CEO to amp up innovation and make the 90 yr old company agile. Previously, Atif helped pioneer and disrupt many spaces. While at Amazon, he helped give shape to the future of content and books, through his work in Kindle. Years earlier, he helped AOL pioneer the idea of an Internet portal and helped the company dominate web 1.0. Atif Rafiq received an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.