Amir Yazdanpanah is a hands-on IT executive with 20+ years’ experience in building and growing technology companies in UK, USA, UAE. He has served several companies as CEO, COO, and CIO. Amir is the founder/CEO of Makers Builders, a Dubai based technology Education Company focused on providing STEM and tech enrichment programs to kids and teens. Previously, Amir co-founded and grew a telecom software company (Telarix) in the USA. He raised $9M in venture funding and established Telarix as a leading global software provider with successful exit in 2010. He has also held senior management positions at Cable & Wireless, ICS Information Technologies, and British Telecom plc. Amir holds MBA from Cranfield School of Management, and BSc in Electronics Engineering from University of Sussex in UK.