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LebNet event on Robotics in Retail: Menlo Park, CA-- Nov 14, 2019

  • 14 Nov 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Latham & Watkins LLP, 140 Scott Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025


Come join us for a talk on

How AI & Robotics will Shape the Future of Retail

Thursday November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm PST

Latham & Watkins 

140 Scott Dr, Menlo Park, CA 94025 

Room: Bay 5-6


Student fee: $10

General Admission: $30 

Admission (includes snacks and drinks)

Register here – Hurry, places are limited!

We're really excited to welcome our panelists traveling to the SF Bay Area especially for this event. They are joining us from Pennsylvania, Texas and Arizona and they are leaders in the field of Robotics and Retail.


Sarjoun Skaff

Sarjoun is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bossa Nova Robotics. He is responsible for the development of Bossa Nova technology, from long-term robot autonomy to data analytics and AI. He has spent the last twenty years bringing robots to people's lives, from commercializing half a million robotic toys to deploying robots that navigate retail aisles alongside shoppers. Sarjoun holds a PhD and a Masters in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. He holds multiple patents and has received awards including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Western Pennsylvania (2011), the FEA Distinguished Young Alumni (2011) and the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Top 50 in Tech (2010 & 2019).

Georges Mirza

Georges has been ahead of trends, defining tomorrow for the industry throughout his career developing market leading industry changing solutions that ranged from merchandising insights delivery to computer vision and robotics. He has varied experience with major corporations and startups, helping them develop and take to market innovative solutions to gain competitive edge and market share. Companies like Nielsen, JDA, RFspot, and Symphony Retail AI are examples in product roles that ranged from Sr Director, VP and Chief Product Officer. Today his concentration is on retail center store insights, and he has become a voice in the industry, as he has been a leader in establishing the roadmap for vision and robotic indoor data collection and image recognition to address out of stock, inventory levels and compliance. He advises companies to build solutions that solve real world business problems. He is a SeedSpot mentor to young entrepreneurs and previously was an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses on software development. 

Joe Zoghzoghy

Joe Zoghzoghy is the Chief Technology Officer at Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company. He is responsible for the development of new technologies in the warehouse automation space. Prior to this position, Joe was the Mobile Robotics Manager where he founded a new R&D business unit that focused on the development of advanced mobile robotic systems. Prior to Joining Bastian Solutions, Joe was the Product Development Manager at MPFlow where him and his team developed a multi-phase flow meter for the oil industry. Joe holds a PhD and a Master's in Robotics from Southern Methodist University and a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.


Elie Habib

Elie has been coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs, startups, and corporate executives for many years and has experienced first-hand the challenges, pressures and constant demands that senior executives deal with daily. He occupied senior engineering positions as VP of Engineering (Bay Networks, Ramp Networks, Nokia), business leadership positions (Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Group of Nokia), and founder CEO of VC funded company that innovated video streaming solutions, Board Member for a number of technology companies as well as community leader as a founder/president of a local high-tech professional network. Elie is the co-founder of LebNet, former President (1999-2009), and board member since then. Elie has two masters degrees: MS Computer Sciences from Université Paul Sabatier (France), and advanced computer sciences MS from Case Western Reserve University (OH).

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


LebNet, a non-profit organization, serves as a multi-faceted platform for Lebanese professionals residing in the US and Canada, entrepreneurs, investors, business partners in a broad technology eco-system, and acts as a bridge to their counterparts in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East


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