Andaz Dubai The Palm

Unlocking Innovation & Navigating
Uncertainty with Digital

Networking Dinner at Andaz Dubai, The Palm

Successfully held on 6th June 2024

Unlocking Innovation & Navigating Uncertainty with Digital
Networking Dinner at Andaz Dubai, The Palm

Successfully held on 6th June 2024

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Here’s what we discussed:

Participants joined Autodesk and a select group of industry executives for an exclusive dinner and evening of networking and insightful conversation. We aimed to inspire you through a robust discussion with your fellow business leaders on how to engineer greater agility into your business, and the role digital transformation plays in achieving that goal.

We also seized the opportunity to discuss the results of the Autodesk 2024 State of Design & Make Report with a focus on the Middle East Results.

Discussion Topics:

  • Unlocking business growth and adapting to resilience
  • Attracting and retaining the best talent
  • AI to enable teams and mitigate talent shortage
  • Sustainability driving business value

About the Autodesk 2024 State of Design & Make Report

The State of Design & Make report is a global, annual study aimed at leaders involved in designing and producing places, objects, and experiences. It identifies the most critical issues shaping today’s businesses and assists leaders in making informed, strategic decisions regarding prioritization and investment for the future. Insights from industry leaders in design and manufacturing, including AI, sustainability, talent, and cost control, are revealed in Autodesk’s 2024 State of Design & Make report.


18:00 – 18:15


18:15 – 19:00

Roundtable Discussion

19:00 – 20:00


20:00 – 20:20


20:00 – 20:20


Solution Expert

Tony Abou Jawad
Industry Territory Manager for the Middle East, Turkey, and South Africa, Autodesk

Tony Abou Jawad is the Industry Territory Manager of Autodesk for the Middle East, Turkey, and South Africa. As an engineer and an executive, his passion has always been to enable organizations to adopt modern best-practice information technology concepts and to help his clients exceed in what they do. Tony and his team help 160 customers achieve incredible feats and awards using Autodesk’s connected BIM authoring tools and platforms.

The team’s most recent achievements include supporting, with expertise and technology, the design and construction of some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects. Among them was Istanbul Metro, the winner of the 2019 AEC Excellence Award for the Infrastructure Design category. Over the past two decades of accelerated regional construction, Tony has had the privilege of contracting in most of the region’s iconic Oil & Gas, Government, Education, Real Estate, and Hospitality construction projects.

Feras Zebib
Emerging Markets – Major Accounts Manager, Autodesk

With a successful career spanning over 12 years within the UAE, Feras Zebib brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role. Having served in Autodesk for 2 years, Feras has proven his expertise in steering his account portfolio towards achieving their objectives and goals, including areas such as BIM enablement, digital transformation, and being more sustainable.

Feras’ experience cuts across various client types, including developers, government entities, contractors, and consultants. He manages a regional span and concentrates on four main countries: the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Egypt. This diverse exposure to different disciplines within high-impact accounts in the region has equipped him with the essential tools to transform challenges into powerful opportunities.

His ability to identify and address pain points has not only led to impactful solutions but has also facilitated positive changes in work processes. Feras remains committed to leveraging his skills and experiences to drive continuous improvement and innovation in the industry.


Dinner at Andaz Dubai, The Palm

Andaz Dubai, The Palm
The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Participation in this in-person networking session is at no cost to qualified attendees. Once you’ve completed the registration, we’ll confirm your invitation and send you a calendar invite with directions to the venue.

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