Yaser is an innovator and entrepreneur. He established the Digital Media arm for Al Jazeera and launched several brands including AJ+, one the most successful media brands targeting millennials. Yaser was the Chief strategist and business development Director at Lockheed Martin, based in the Washington D.C. Area with remit to lead the transformation of its intelligence and cyber business from government focused to the commercial market. 

Yaser has 21 years of experience as an engineer, entrepreneur, angel investor and academic. Prior to joining Lockheed, Yaser had successfully co-founded and exited several startups in location-based services and social media analytics in Germany and in the US, including ImageMatters and SmartRealm. Yaser holds an MBA from Duke University, MS, and Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Twente in the Netherlands and worked in US, Germany, the Netherlands, China, and Qatar.