Dani Abu Ghaida
Middle East Expansion

Dani has devoted his career to helping governments and large companies engage in the 12 trillion-dollar global disruption economy. He has over 25 years of experience and a track record as a successful technology professional, global C-level executive, and digital transformation leader. Leveraging his global exposure, Silicon Valley network, and extensive regional experience, Dani helps transform organizations in the Middle East to meet their economic diversification targets and create meaningful impact in their innovation ecosystems. 

In the last 2 decades, Dani contributed to, led, and advised on countless digital transformations that reshaped the trajectories of large organizations. He served as CIO of 3 companies, including Dar Group, as Group PMO of MTN Group, and as an Executive Technology Consultant with Ernst & Young. Dani is also a Founding Partner
of Reaction, a Silicon Valley-based VC firm that invests in ventures born out of the Stanford University ecosystem and focuses on AI, IoT, robotics, and environmental sustainability. 

Dani holds a doctorate in business administration as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer science. He is an alumnus of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the University of Oxford, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.