Christine Nasserghodsi is a globally recognized leader in innovation, technology, education, and organizational transformation. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s MSEd and Educational Leadership programs, Christine has worked with schools, international companies, and government agencies in the United States, Abu Dhabi and Dubai to develop high impact programs and currently serves as the Innovation Leader for GEMS Education. At GEMS, Christine is leading the development of the region’s first youth business accelerator with the Arab Innovation Centre for Education and Creating Communities of Innovation, a project run with Harvard University’s Project Zero focused on transforming schools through pedagogical, technology, and leadership innovation. Christine completed the Executive Education Design Thinking program at Stanford University and founded an international design thinking youth exchange in 2012. She has delivered design thinking training to the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, entrepreneurs, and educators across Dubai. Christine is a member the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Innovation Advisory Board, numerous regional and international think tanks including the Learning Innovations Laboratory at Harvard University, and an Ambassador for Innovator Abu Dhabi.