Dr. Yaser Bishr is the Executive Director of Digital at Al Jazeera Media Network. Yaser is leading the Network’s transformation as a global digital media player.
Prior to Al Jazeera, Yaser was Chief strategist and business development Director at Lockheed Martin, based in the Washington D.C. Area with remit to lead the transformation of its intelligence and cyber business form government focused to commercial.
Yaser has 21 years’ experience as software architect and engineer, entrepreneur and academic. Prior to joining Lockheed, Yaser had successfully co-founded and told several startups in location based services and social media analytics in Germany and in he US.
Yaser holds an MBA from Duke University, an MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.