Mohamed Alborno

Mohamed Alborno

Building a New Country at the New Country Film Project.

Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Montreal, Canada Area)
Industry
Motion Pictures and Film

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Mohamed Alborno's Overview

Current
  • Founder and Transmedia Film Production Evangelist at Crowdsway
  • Producer at The New Country Project
Past
  • Sales and Support Specialist at Wink Software
  • Director at Causeway Productions.
  • Freelancer / Temp at Career Contacts
  • Director at Design Valley
  • Founder at Egypt Business Network
  • Publicist at Tohami.com
  • Strategist at Hatefna
  • President at Cairo Toastmasters Club at Cairo Toastmasters Club
  • Independent Marketing Consultant at CSS
  • Business Development Manager at OpenCraft
  • Telecommunications Sales and Marketing at 3M
  • IEEE Active Member at IEEE Egypt
  • Product Manager and Technical Marketing Executive at High Technology Systems Ltd. (HiTeknoFal)
  • Consultant at Design Valley
  • Wireless Networking Manager at KIT
  • Instructor and Trainer at YAT
  • International Sales Specialist / Wireless Specialist at Silicon21
  • R & D at Txt4Info
  • Software QA Tester at Valuesys
Education
  • Success Team
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Mohamed Alborno's Summary

A computer engineer turned filmmaker, creating a new country at the www.newcountry.org , it's a collective, a movement and a film. The goal is to change the world for the better and help others. Starting with the film. If interested, let's talk.

After years of diversified experience as an engineer working with technologies like Bluetooth where I was one of the first few to work with actual Bluetooth devices and chipsets in 2000. I finally found my passion and it's big.
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My old life:
Business and technology evangelist with over 9 years of accumulated experience in the fields of technical sales and marketing, business development, project management and consulting.

Specialised in new product and business launches, new initiatives, partnerships, business development and business networking.

Managed to launch and develop a series of leading business and technology courses and initiatives. His strong background in the wireless and convergent technologies makes him believe that it will add a new dimension to business.

Facing challenges in a fast-changing market or needing professional help?
Let's talk to witness opportunities being shaped and developed.

Specialties: Filmmaking, film, media, TV, Commercials, videos, disruptive technologies, partners, software, CRM, CMS, Telephony, open source, contractors, distributors, IPTV, partners to think of new ideas, Telecommunications, LAN, Networking, IT, Innovative Products, Services, sales, Marketing, projects, network design, fiber, Sales leads, partnerships, contacts, clients, innovations, Cairo, Dubai, Dublin, Ireland, Partnerships, PM, Laser, Montreal, Laserphotonics, Egypt business network

Mohamed Alborno's Experience

Founder and Transmedia Film Production Evangelist

Crowdsway

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Media Production industry

June 2011Present (3 years 4 months) Canada, USA, Egypt

Founded Crowdsway Inc., the next generation crowdsourcing platform for filmmakers and creatives.
Hoping to change the world of filmmaking and media production for the better.

Crowdsway is a crowd sourcing platform designed for content – video –exchange, where content creators and their potential clients looking for talent can connect and ultimately do business together.
Crowdsway’s goal is to enable the creator community to reach to a larger
audience. Market research shows that the need for video exchange and content exchange will dramatically increase in the next years.
Crowdsway’s website will be articulated around 3 main features:
- A crowdsourcing platform for promotional videos and content
exchange
- A “Talent for Hire” section, where anyone can offer a service or its talent and get hired by someone else. “Talents” can make money doing what they love doing. And anyone can get access to these talents through Crowdsway.

We are the 99%!
Our vision is that workers should be rewarded for their work. Crowdsway takes pride on ensuring that creators are rewarded commensurate to the work they provide. Not only the winner gets the prize, but the other top four participants get a price reward encouraging them to keep up the good work.

Our vision for the future is a better connected world, where artists can express themselves, and where talents are encouraged and financially supported. Be part of the media revolution, join Crowdsway. Visit us @ www.crowdsway.com

Producer

The New Country Project

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months) San Francisco - Montreal

After a life-changing journey in California, meeting with Akon, interviewing the inventor of Atari, Max Marty from Blue Seed, other amazing thinkers. Interviewing tens of people on what would they want to see in a new country. I'm proceeding with the New Country film project as follows:

We create a documentary about the New Country, what do people want to see in the world? Showing/researching existing solutions that offers new ways of living, etc... It's our contribution to humanity, to show people other feasible options for living!

Sales and Support Specialist

Wink Software

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

July 2014August 2014 (2 months) Montreal, Canada Area

Promoting the only totally Free Practice Management Software for optometrists and opticians, and proud to be!
You can check it out here: www.downloadwink.com

Director

Causeway Productions.

April 2010July 2013 (3 years 4 months)

Working on feature films, short films, commercials but mainly for good inspiring causes.

- Managing different aspects of pre-production of a feature film, i.e. writing the script, researching the subject, etc..
- Public Relation activistes
- Finding sponsors and investors
- securing actors
- appointing volunteers to help with the project, either as extras, actors, researchers, marketing and PR or runners

Freelancer / Temp

Career Contacts

June 2012June 2013 (1 year 1 month) Vancouver

Worked at different projects, companies and events across Vancouver provided by Career Contacts.

Director

Design Valley

May 2008April 2012 (4 years)

Web applications, SugarCRM, online marketing, social media marketing, Computer Software, Software, Telecoms, OSS, ICT, BPO, solutions, Telecommunications, LAN, Distribution, Networking, IT, Innovative Products, Services, sales, Marketing, Project Management, innovation

Founder

Egypt Business Network

December 2006April 2012 (5 years 5 months)

- Egypt Business Network helps developing new business opportunities
- Helps national professionals develop new business opportunities globally
- Helps international professionals do business in Egypt or with Egyptian companies
- Answer questions about Egypt
- Share experiences, what's good and best places to visit

Publicist

Tohami.com

May 2009February 2010 (10 months)

PR and marketing activities for the Mohamed Tohami's trainings and the best seller Pharaohs' Code Book.

Strategist

Hatefna

January 2009August 2009 (8 months)

Helped the recently graduated team identify the strength point for their IP telephony solution "Hatefna"

President at Cairo Toastmasters Club

Cairo Toastmasters Club

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

June 2008June 2009 (1 year 1 month)

Responsible for PR activities, managed to put Cairo Toastmasters in international TV and newspapers.
Organizing events and workshops, and spreading the word.
Recently I was appointed as the president, it's an honor.

Independent Marketing Consultant

CSS

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

March 2009May 2009 (3 months)

Responsible for preparing the marketing materials and giveaways for the company's events and conferences. Support the sales team with tools to sell the company's software.

Business Development Manager

OpenCraft

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2007April 2008 (1 year 4 months)

Participating in the launching of the IPTV and CRM solutions
Managing external relationships with partners (e.g. Intel and SugarCRM) and business development activities nationally and internationally
I help companies maximizing their revenues, decreasing their costs and becoming more effective . This is done through thorough assessment of current business situation and introducing new ideas and initiatives and implementing it, that will produce a direct and significant impact.
Areas:
IPTV, STB, Telephony, VoIP, IP Contact Centers, Virtual PBX, Asterisk, CRM

Telecommunications Sales and Marketing

3M

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MMM; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

June 2006December 2006 (7 months)

Selling 3M telecommunication products, taking part of developing and implementing the sales and marketing plans for the telecommunications market devision.
Product demonstration and training for end-users and distributors sales reps
Maintaining existing accounts as well as developing new ones.

IEEE Active Member

IEEE Egypt

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 1999December 2006 (7 years 4 months)

Help in organizing IEEE events, conferences, seminars and meetings, recruiting sponsors, designing competitions

Product Manager and Technical Marketing Executive

High Technology Systems Ltd. (HiTeknoFal)

February 2005May 2006 (1 year 4 months)

• Launching NETGEAR business to become a multi-million pounds business

• Introducing, promoting, selling and marketing NETGEAR's products and solutions in Egypt. As well as supporting the sales and marketing process
• Design, pre-sales, implementation and support activities for the wireless and mobile devision
• Designing and implementing the university program and competition
• Technical and business assessment of new mobile networking solutions.
• Design, implementation of marketing campaigns for new company products and services mainly wireless and mobile solutions; as well as marketing existing services and solutions
• Appointing new channel partners as well as supporting them with sales, technical training and support
• Helping organizing the International e-Learning Conference at the American University in Cairo (AUC)

Consultant

Design Valley

August 2004May 2006 (1 year 10 months)

Business development in Europe and North America. Marketing for the Wireless solutions. Supervising and implementing the sales and marketing plans.
Creating and managing resellers agreements in the Europe and the Middle-East.

Wireless Networking Manager

KIT

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Civic & Social Organization industry

January 2003August 2004 (1 year 8 months)

• Design, implementation and marketing for new company products and services: WLAN and GSM networks
• Marketing for fiber optic cables/networks and electronics BU.
• Designing and implementing the university support program and design competition.
• Introducing, promoting and implementing new integrated networking and telecom solutions in Egypt; e.g. mobile integrated solutions, Linux based remote administration.

Instructor and Trainer

YAT

20042004 (less than a year)

Training the TIA's Certified in Convergent Network Tehcnologies (CCNT)
A program sponsored by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).
Course Modules:
- Basic Telecommunications-
- Basic Data Communications
- Computer – Telephone Integration (CTI) Essentials
- Local Area Networks (LANs)
- Broadband Technologies
- Voice Over IP (VoIP) Essentials

International Sales Specialist / Wireless Specialist

Silicon21

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Networking industry

20042004 (less than a year)

The first part of the job was sales and pre-sales activities for the Levant region. For the wireless part, I was promoting the use of WiFi and creation of wireless hotspots back in 2004.

R & D

Txt4Info

20032003 (less than a year)

Helped in the development of the company's patents.

Software QA Tester

Valuesys

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

20002001 (1 year)

J2EE applications testing. Writing testing scripts and documenting results.

Mohamed Alborno's Projects

  • Kngine App Launch Video

    • April 2012 to July 2012

    "Kngine is an awesome semantic search engine" says VentureBeat. Kngine executives wanted to create a video to describe the Kngine App for iPhones and Andriod phones, Crowdsway.com connected Kngine with the right talent and hence the awesome video was created.

  • Fekrety Contest

    • April 2012 to May 2012

    Advertising for Fekrety Contest - The American University in Cairo - School of Business - EIP

  • LogN

    • May 2010 to Present

    LogN is the brand of businesses and home wide range of networking and mobility products,
    developed by HitekNOFAL

  • Startup Weekend Education Toronto 2014

    • 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Mohamed Alborno, Muhammad R Muhaimin, Shahmeer Navid, Andrew Kiss

    > Pitched the idea of used book vendor which selected as one of the top 15 idea and lead a team of entrepreneur to build the startup.
    > Coordinated user validation, sales and development of minimum viable product.
    > Only team which was able to demonstrate a real user transaction.
    > Pitched the final product in front of judges and audience along with a team member and demonstrated how the MVP works.

Mohamed Alborno's Languages

  • Arabic

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Limited working proficiency)

Mohamed Alborno's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Education
      • Human Rights
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • CausewayThe Feature Film Project
      • Oxfam
      • Resala
      • Filmonik
      • Film Industry

Mohamed Alborno's Skills & Expertise

  1. Filmmaking
  2. Film Production
  3. Feature Films
  4. Marketing
  5. Networking
  6. CRM
  7. Telecommunications
  8. CMS
  9. Partnerships
  10. Software
  11. Sales
  12. Video
  13. Projects
  14. Open Source
  15. IPTV
  16. Telephony
  17. Project Management
  18. Television
  19. Commercials
  20. Film
  21. Crowdsourcing
  22. Entrepreneurship
  23. Business Development
  24. Social Media Marketing
  25. Start-ups
  26. Marketing Management
  27. E-commerce
  28. Mobile Devices
  29. Outsourcing
  30. Strategy
  31. Marketing Strategy
  32. Public Relations
  33. Social Networking
  34. Analysis
  35. Management
  36. Creative Direction
  37. Leadership
  38. Training
  39. Market Research
  40. Integration
  41. Management Consulting
  42. Mobile Marketing
  43. Pre-sales
  44. Integrated Marketing
  45. Product Development
  46. Go-to-market Strategy
  47. Consulting
  48. Mobile Applications

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Mohamed Alborno's Education

Regional Information Technology Institute

Diploma, Marketing Management

19912009

The American University in Cairo

Diploma, Project Management

20062008

Marketing Management.

Higher Technological Institute

Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Drafting 2 patents, CCNT, Microsoft Certified Professional, D-Link Certified, Certified Cisco Sales Expert and Project Management (in progress).

Activities and Societies: Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering IEEE Student Branch Chairman, Activities and Societies: IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) member since 1998, Computer Society, Telecommunication Society. ESPAF Parachuting Federation.

Success Team

Life Time Experience, Knowing Who you are and what you love the most and pursuing your dreams.

Mohamed Alborno's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Business contacts, partnerships, leads, distributors, outsourcing, NLP, skydiving, mind tools, wireless technology, SMS marketing, interactive marketing, WAP, mobile internet, wireless, technology, travel, mobile, Wi-Fi, WiFi, teleco, SMS, Ireland, Dublin, UAE, Dubai, Egypt, Cairo, 802.11, 3G, ASW, A Small World

Groups and Associations:

IEEE, EBN (Egypt Business Network), SICU, The SICU Synergy Solutions Group (SICU SSG), ASW, A Small World, asmallworld

Honors and Awards:

* Top 25 Tech Stars of the Middle East.
* Best Networking Photo Competition Winner, by XING.com AG.
* Certificate of Appreciation, IEEE Egypt Section.
* Certificate of Appreciation, Higher Technological Institute, 2002.
* Certificate of Honor, Sunrise English School.
* National Champion, silver and bronze medals.

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