Nader Sabry is a space tech entrepreneur, mentor and expert on the Islamic consumer sector. As founder and CEO of TIMEZ5 Global Inc, a Canadian space tech company, certified by NASA’s Space Foundation, he works to enhance the physio-spiritual experience through innovative products. He also works to inspire space entrepreneurship through the Get2space initiative, in partnership with the US Space Foundation.
1. Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East.
I’m a strategist, innovator and entrepreneur who starts, scales and exists companies by commercializing technology. I have raised $20m in direct funding, $100m in supporting companies I have advised $3b in foreign direct investment.
2. How would you describe the culture of your business?
Innovation is oxygen. Disruption is no longer a unique occurrence but the norm. It’s something I embrace and celebrate daily and always encourage others to do the same.
3.What are the biggest challenges in the next 5 years?
Speed of disruption. We are in a very noisy Era and right now we have to become more focused than we have ever been. There are too many legacy components to manage so I always believe in a blank paper approach that enables fresh innovative thinking to solve complex problems.
4.What are the skills and competencies that you would need to train in order to meet the region’s talent requirements?
Creative and cortical thinking with a dash of positiveness. Too much weight is put on the old, tried and tested its simply not the future. Young talent is most prone to out of the box thinking but they are constrained by old school systems and thinking. They need to break out and be authentic
5..What is your Philosophy?
Disrupt or be disrupted the choice is simple.