Harb Bou Harb

MEA, Regional Director Education, Microsoft

Harb currently Leads Microsoft Education Business for the Middle East & Africa. Based in the United Arab Emirates, he works closely with various countries to ensure successful adoption of 21st Century Education tools and solutions. Harb is an Innovative professional with 29 years of progressive experience in the IT industry and the skills to drive business growth, capitalize on new revenue potential, and manage all aspects of daily business operations. Before agreeing to lead the Education Business, Harb was the head of Microsoft’s Public-Sector business for North Africa, East Mediterranean, and Pakistan. In his capacity as Public-Sector Lead, he helped a diverse set of governments solve a range of financial and social problems by developing their Public-Sector Services using ICT. His work Included coverage of countries such as Algeria, Jordan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Syria. Prior to that Harb was the Public-Sector & Professional Services Leader for Microsoft Qatar. Harb is a great professional, human and businessman. Harb has a unique fully rounded mix of skills which makes him a trusted customer advisor, an executive renowned for business growth, the people leader who understands people motivation, and the technologist who understands computing industry.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Leadership stream

15 November 2021 | 14:35 - 14:55 | English | Skilling & Employability

Technology advancements, the rise of cloud, socio-economic and demographic changes are shifting expectations and placing new demands on society. While these changes hold great promise, education systems will need to respond to prepare their students for the future.

Today’s students need to be empowered with access to the right tools, experiences, and learning opportunities to build the skills necessary to fuel the future. While students will still need 21st-century skills like collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and computational thinking, it’s becoming increasingly important to equip students with the technology skills they’ll need to thrive in a digital economy.