Wael Ghonim

Co-Founder, Parlio

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Wael Ghonim`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Wael Ghonim`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Let's Design Social Media That Drives Real Change

Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt … by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was ...

Wael Ghonim helped touch off the Arab Spring in his home of Egypt … by setting up a simple Facebook page. As he reveals, once the revolution spilled onto the streets, it turned from hopeful to messy, then ugly and heartbreaking. And social media followed suit. What was once a place for crowdsourcing, engaging and sharing became a polarized battleground. Ghonim asks: What can we do about online behavior now? How can we use the Internet and social media to create civility and reasoned argument?

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Inside the Egyptian Revolution

Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt’s democratic revolution … with a Facebook page memorializing a victim of the regime’s violence. Speaking at TEDxCairo, he tells the inside story of the past two months, when everyday Egyptians ...

Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt’s democratic revolution … with a Facebook page memorializing a victim of the regime’s violence. Speaking at TEDxCairo, he tells the inside story of the past two months, when everyday Egyptians showed that “the power of the people is stronger than the people in power.”

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About Keynote Speaker Wael Ghonim

About Speaker Wael Ghonim…

Wael is a computer engineer, an Internet activist, and a social entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Parlio, a new media platform for conversations that promote mutual understanding and change minds. Wael is a senior fellow at Ash Center for Democratic Governance at Harvard University.

Wael spent 6 years at Google during which he used to head up Marketing and Product in the MENA region responsible of driving the growth of Google’s products across the region and evangelizing the use of the Internet and growing the Arabic content in the region.

In 2011, Wael was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was named one of Time 100’s most influential and received JFK Profile in Courage Award. Coined the “keyboard freedom fighter,” he used the power of the internet and social media to fight for social justice, democracy and human rights in Egypt.

He is the founder of “Tahrir Academy”, a non profit online knowledge sharing platform for Arab youth. Wael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University and earned an MBA from the American University in Cairo.

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