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Morocco

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Casablanca

Speaker Bio

In the projector lit alleyways of Conference Halls and Professional Associations, Khalid MACHCHATE is the internationally renowned Speaker dubbed "The Motivational Technologist" by TEDx.

With over 1000+ engagements in 30+ countries over the past decade, from the 10 CXOs and Board of a Fortune 500, to the 80 000 Stadium filling participants of the Largest Tech Conference in Europe "Web Summit", he boasts a combined audience of over 2 million people.

His keynotes are memorable for their provocative storytelling style, driving important learnings sourced from both his invaluable global experience and his challenge-filled lifelong journey where he Walks the Talk, and imagining the future with all its technological advancement and human condition's complexity – inspiring, humorous, motivational, and always personal.

With TV presence and  Press coverage in over 300 outlets including BBC, CNN, Forbes, Times, Fox News, Chicago Herald, CIO Magazine, Khaleej Times, Le Monde, The Economist, Le Parisien, Medi1TV, 2M TV, and France TV.

Khalid MACHCHATE - The Motivational Technologist

However during the day, Khalid is a Moroccan Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Digital Transformation and Disruptive Technologies Expert, Investor and Policy Maker.

Khalid’s passion for building startup ecosystems stems from his own journey and success as startup founder.

At 19 years old, coming from a small fishing village in Morocco, he launched Skillearn, an AI backed blended learning platform he sold a mere 15 months later for an undisclosed 7 figure IP settlement to a multinational organization, followed by SOS Santé, an e-health hardware award winning national fund backed startup.

He operates his various ventures under K&W Technologies, his privately owned consulting group with offices in 3 continents, specializing in digital transformation and disruptive technologies.

Through his Consulting Group, he maintains a diverse list of satisfied Corporate and Government clients across 70+ countries including Microsoft, Google, Huawei, Orange, First Bank, AXA, OCP, SNCF, AttijariWafa Bank, NYU, Bouygues, World Learning, BIL, US State Department, Abu Dhabi Gov (ECA), World Economic Forum, World Bank, GIZ, European Development Bank (EBRD) and many others.

Khalid is the first Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur in the Maghreb Region, and has lead as Regional Director the Silicon Valley Acceleration & Investment Program DEMO Africa, helping African Startups raise over $80 MM and establish in the Valley.

He currently also serves as the YOUNGEST Royal Advisor and Policy Maker in national history under His Majesty the King Mohammed the 6th's advisory committee "the Morocco Royal Commission for the New Development Strategy".

Khalid MACHCHATE - The Motivational Technologist

His extensive global public policy experience spans across several international engagements, including his expert participation during G20 mandates since 2018, managing several UN strategic and operational policy assignments with UNFP, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNESCO, working with GIZ on Entrepreneurship Policy in MEA region, and World Bank on Fintech and Financial Inclusion in Africa.

He's "The Davos Lab" co-lead, and the Casablanca Hub Curator (President) at the World Economic Forum GSC, as well as Advisory Board Member of "Share Africa".

He also serves as Independant Director for Innovation, Technology and Investment at $6bn yearly revenue mining and chemical world leader: OCP Group.

His Entrepreneurial and Policy Maker pedigrees aside. Holding a Masters Degree in Software and Embedded Systems Engineering, Khalid has a well proven on the ground strategic, technical and operational experience and track record as well, leading successfully projects for Fortune 500 corporations operating in 15+ industries including Banking, Insurance, Smart Cities, Automotive, Manufacturing, Mining, Telecom, FMCG, and Logistics.

To his credit, he was distinguished with over 25 International Awards and was recognised for his thought leadership, and policy expertise around startups, technology, innovation and future of work by global institutions.

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Speaker Details
  • Spoken Languages
    ENGLISH Bi-lingual. FRENCH Bi-lingual. ARABIC Native. JAPANESE Fluent.
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