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World Exchange Congress in Doha Qatar

I was invited to speak at the prestigious World Exchange Congress on March 24th 2014. The event brought together CEO’s & CTO’s of world stock exchanges. 300 participants from more than 50 countries were represented. Traveled from the United States to Doha Qatar host city of the conference. Shared my knowledge on social media, stock exchanges and boardrooms.

Active discussions from the largest global exchanges; NASDAQ OMX to smaller regional African emerging stock exchanges centered around the vision and concerns with social media.

Audience members, senior executives and board members of stock exchange discussed that social media, Web 2.0 is evolving the business models and stock exchanges have to prepare in engaging the audience.

Investors and prospects from the Buy-Side are using the new medium in gathering information on investments and decision making.

Social media also comes with major concerns for the stock exchanges. Cyber hackers, hacking associated press accounts and sending fake tweets to manipulate stock prices and markets has become a modern reality.

The session summarized main themes in evolving business models and participants realizing in engaging the audience. World Exchanges have to be prepared managing cyber risks.

I encourage you to share your thoughts on the topic.

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GBAC CEO, Meyer Sandy Frucher @NASDAQ OMX Vice Chairman, Michele Carlsson Head of Middle East & Africa NASDAQ OMX, Mack Gill CEO Millennium IT Software & Lars Ottersgård VP NASDAQ OMX

Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori CEO Qatar Exchange

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Attendees at the Conference

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