The team at Digital Irish are delighted to announce that we have an event at Google's New York office next Wednesday, October 11th with special guest, Mo Gawdat. We have limited availability for this event so please only RSVP if you intend on attending.
A little bit about Mo!
Mo Gawdat is the Chief Business Officer forGoogle [X], a serial entrepreneur & author ofSolve for Happy.
Mo has an impressive combined career of 27 years, starting at IBM Egypt as a Systems Engineer before moving to a sales role in the government sector. Venturing in to the UAE, Mo joined NCR Abu Dhabi to cover the non-finance sector. He then became acquainted with the consumer goods industry as Regional Manager of BAT. At Microsoft he assumed various roles over a span of seven & a half years, in his last role at Microsoft he headed the Communications Sector across Emerging Markets worldwide.
Mo joined Google in 2007 to kick-start its business in Emerging Markets. He is fascinated by the role that technology plays in empowering people in emerging communities & has dedicated years of his career towards that passion. Over a period of 6 years, Mo started close to half of Googles operations worldwide.
In 2013 he moved to Googles infamous innovation arm, Google [X] where he led the business strategy, planning, sales, business development & partnerships. [X] does not attempt to achieve incremental improvements in the way the world works, but instead, it tries to develop new technologies that will reinvent the way things are & deliver a radical, ten fold10Ximprovement. This leads to seemingly SciFi ideas such as:Project Loon, which aims to use high-altitude balloons to provide affordable internet access to the 5 billion people on every square inch of our planet,Project Makani, aiming to revolutionize wind energy generation using autonomous carbon fiber kites as well asSelf driving cars,Google Life Sciences, & many more. The business team under Mos leadership has designed innovative business models analogous to the disruptive technologies [X] creates, & has created deep partnerships & global deals that enabled [X] to thrive & build products fit for the real world.
Alongside his career, Mo remained a serial entrepreneur who has cofounded more than 20 businesses in fields such as health & fitness, food & beverage & real estate. He served as a board member in several technology, health & fitness & consumer goods companies as well as several government technology & innovation boards in the Middle East & Eastern Europe. He mentors tens of start-ups at any point in time.
Mo Gawdat is the author of Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy (2017). Through his 12 year research on the topic of happiness, he created an algorithm & a repeatable well engineered model to reach a state of uninterrupted happiness regardless of the circumstances of life. Mos happiness model proved highly effective. And, in 2014, was put to the ultimate test when Mo lost his son Ali to preventable medical error during a simple surgical procedure. Solve For Happy is the pillar for a mission Mo has committed to as his personal moonshot, a mission to deliver his happiness message to 10 million people around the world.
Mohammad speaks Arabic, English, German. Outside of work, when hes not writing or reading up on business & the latest technology innovations & trends, Mo spends his time drawing charcoal portraits, creating mosaics, carpentry & indulging in his passion for restoration of classic cars.