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Reda Nidhakou

Vice President – Strategic Programs & Corporate Development

EDGE

Reda  Nidhakou  is  Vice  President,  Strategic  Programs&  Corporate Development at EDGE. In this role, he is responsible for key programs and   corporate   activities at the   group level. He   has   played   an instrumental   role   in   establishing EDGE through   contributing   to planning and setting-up of the initial governance and operating model of the Group and leading the group setup and acquisitions. He  currently  leads  the  group  activities  on corporate  development, performance   management and   innovation, he co-leads digital transformation and  Operational  Excellence efforts,  and oversees  a number of other Group initiatives (including Talent development).He brings to the role 10years of experience in strategy consulting, corporate development and program management.

Prior to joining EDGE, Nidhakou was Director, Program Management at Dark Matter, where he was  in  charge  of delivering  complex  technology  and  cyber  security  programs  for government clients. He  also helped  establish  the governance  and PMO at  the  UAE-based  cybersecurity company,  and contributed  to  several  strategic  initiatives,  such  as  products  and  services differentiation,  talent  development  and  performance  management,  research  roadmap  and partnership management. Among  other  roles,  he  completed  a  tenure  at  EY  in  the  Paris  office  as  Senior  Consultant –Strategy,  Marketing  and Innovation,  where  he  led  and  contributed to  strategic  assignments for Telco and Media organizations such as strategic planning, M&A and product management.

He started  his  career in  the digital domain–designing,  developing  and  testing  mobile  apps  and leveraging  contactless  technologies  for  payments  and  other  applications, as  well  as  designing innovative mobile apps. Reda Nidhakou holds a master’s in Digital & Technology Management from HEC Paris, France, and a Master of Engineering in Information Communication and Technology from Telecom Paris, also based in Paris. In addition, he earned a Project Management Professional certificate from PMI.

SPEAKER SESSION

Tech Xplore

17 November 2021 | 12:05 - 12:35 | Panel Discussion: Digital manufacturing takes off in the aerospace industry

Discussing the move towards digitization and considering technologies including 3D printing, automation and more for aerospace manufacturing. Understanding how to combat the challenges with this new manufacturing process

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