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Marianna Simonian

Marianna Simonian

Marianna Simonian

As the Country Manager for Tech & Startups at Seed Group, Marianna works with a diversified group of companies operating in technology industries. She acts as a springboard for new and established businesses willing to expand in the Middle East. Her mission is to elevate the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 making Dubai a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovation-focused businesses. Marianna is equally as passionate about mentoring and teaching students on how to create and scale their own business.  She is also a founder and CEO of VARD.tech, a collaborative analytics platform for personal use and team evaluation.

Marianna is a people analytics leader, with a master's degree in HR-analytics and multiple certifications in machine learning. She heads ``HR for Startups' ' at Higher School of Economics where she facilitates master classes on differ aspects of HR in technology.  She led and supported global people analytics projects, boosting the automation of HR and enhancing employee well-being. In addition to being a mentor for Women in Big Data’s Global Mentoring Initiative, she is a leading member in this organization’s Dubai Chapter.

Contact mentoring@womeninbigdata.org for more information.