Hans Henrik Christensen
Vice President, DTEC
United Arab Emirates
Hans holds a BA, an MBA and is studying for his PhD. For the past 8 years he has led a team of managers running the largest and most impactful tech hub in the MENA region. It houses 1000+ tech startups, from 72 nations, within its 10,000m2 business centre. Dtec has helped create 3000 jobs and the inflow of 300m US $ in the local economy. Hans shaped Dtec’s strategy. Today it is highly profitable and has 6 different pillars addressing, Co-working, Acceleration, Events & Learning, Venture Capital, Services and Corporate Innovation. Dtec was also a hosting partner of Intelak, Emirates Airlines incubator, co-founded Startupbootcamp’s Smart City Accelerator and is home to Intel’s Innovation lab and the HP Innovation Garage. Previously, Hans founded, as CEO, 3 startups, on different continents, raising 10m US $ in venture capital and holding senior positions building 3 departments in MNCs, including Siemens’ first incubator 20 years ago.
8 DecemberOrange StageHans Henrik Christensen (DTEC)Saeed Alnofeli (In5 Innovation Centers)Philip Bahoshy (MAGNiTT)Prashant K. Gulati (TiE Dubai )Israel Innovation Discovery Day