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Recipients of the Bireme Awards of 2022

December 14, 2022

For its 4th Bireme Awards edition, LebNet is pleased to recognize outstanding professionals in the technology field in 3 different categories: 

Executive of the Year   

Hasan Dandashly - President and CEO of Dematic

Hasan Dandashly is a seasoned CEO who joined Dematic in 2018.  Before that he was president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas in 2017 and President and CEO of Downstream since 2014. His responsibilities included research and development, engineering centers, manufacturing facilities, and service centers located in more than 35 countries. Hasan holds a BS in Computer Science from the Lebanese American University and a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota.  On Jan 23rd, 2023, LebNet celebrated Hasan’s Bireme award at Dematic in Atlanta.  For a full recap of the event, you can read more here.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Nadine Hachach-Haram - Founder of Proximie

Nadine Hachach-Haram is the co-founder of Proximie.  Proximie is a technology platform that uses a combination of machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality to allow clinicians to virtually ‘scrub in’ and collaborate with each other from anywhere and be accessible to everyone in the world. As of June 2022, the company raised 118 million USD in its Series C. The investment follows a year in which Proximie saw a significant increase in its Total Contracted Value, supported over 13,000 surgeries, and expanded their global footprint to 100 countries.  LebNet San Diego celebrated Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram at its year end event on December 14th, 2022.

Technologist of the Year 

Fadel Adib - Professor at MIT - CEO/Co-Founder of Cartesian

Fadel Adib is one of the youngest professors to get tenure at MIT. His groundbreaking work centers around new technologies to interconnect, sense, and perceive the physical world in ways that were not possible before.  His commercialized technologies (by Emerald Innovations) are used to monitor patients with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and COVID19.  His research also covers battery-less ocean sensors. His research was named as one of the 50 ways MIT has transformed computer science and has reached 25 million people through public media and videos.  On December 7th, 2022, LebNet Boston hosted a recognition event for Fadel at the MIT Media lab.

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