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Unlocking the Value of Open Data at RiseUp16

Open data boosting entrepreneurship at RiseUp16:

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We were glad to be present at RiseUp Summit again this year for the 4th time in a row

We always focus on introducing the latest technologies, sharing experiences, knowledge, resources and best practices with the dynamic entrepreneurs and startups for empowering this ecosystem in Egypt and the region.

We had 2 interesting events this Year at RiseUp16

Jointly with Access to Knowledge for development center (AUC School of Business) we conducted a workshop on December 11th introducing to the community “How Open data can boost social entrepreneurship”

How businesses can harness the power of data

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Access to knowledge team started the workshop by introductory remarks on Open data explaining the potential of open data and what it can be used for, giving examples of businesses sharing data, such as Telsa and they presented some case studies such as en2ly showcasing how can Open data improve the transportation sector in Cairo

And they highlighted how businesses can harness the power of data and that open data creates new business models that didn’t exist before

The semantic web is changing the way we use the internet

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Our own Fady Ramzy InsideOut CEO presented to the attendees the following:

  • The web has evolved “from web of pages to web of data”, Computers understand the meaning of what we publish on the web.
  • The types of data on the internet and how to structure the content over the web in terms of open data
  • How content classification enables content discovery and creates alternatives entry points and routes for contents

And Fady highlighted 

  • The key to break the internet is to tell stories and distribute it in an efficient way
  • “Data is the current oil.” If we get data we can create new business models and change the world
  • He presented the Linked open data project for Enel Electrified Vehicle charging Network and here is fady’s presentation  during the workshop
  • He advised attendees to build their own dataset using WordPress as WordPress CMS is still number 1
  • And he explained to attendees how to  structure content on WordPress using open data technology such as Wordlift

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Fady also presented a demo about Wordlift to inspire social entrepreneurs in this untapped area of massive opportunities

What is Wordlift?

wordlift-logoWordLift, by Insideout group, is a content analysis and recommendation tool for WordPress. It is a tool for publishers, newspapers and magazines to organize their content in a meaningful way, expose it better to search engines, boost their user base, website traffic, advertising and above all user experience and accordingly revenues.

Wordlift adds semantics annotations and combines information publicly available as linked open data to support editorial workflow learn more about it here

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The workshop was really interesting and attendees were highly engaged and The hashtag #Opendata went trending during the workshop

Live Streaming Karm Solar annual forum

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Karm Solar launched its Annual Forum as RiseUp’s first satellite event. KarmSolar is a solar technology and integration company that delivers innovative solar solutions to the agricultural, industrial, tourism and business sectors. Since its founding in 2011, KarmSolar has been Egypt’s largest private off-grid solar energy integrator, with exceptional experience in developing its award winning high-capacity solar pumping stations

The Forum featured a series of major announcements, keynote speakers and showcases

We had great pleasure to provide Karm Solar with Live streaming over their Facebook page, which had great impact by putting their online audience at the heart of the event.

 

 

RiseUp15 The World Came to Cairo…A Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is Emerging

Rise Up Summit:

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Riseup summit is Egypt’s largest entrepreneurship summit to be held for the 3rd year This year RiseUp15 took place on the 12th & 13th of December 2015 and it’s slogan was the summit’s slogan is “The world is coming to Cairo”it was a great success and it took place this year on at the heart of Cairo “American University Greek Campus, Les Freres Bab El Louk School and Falaki Building located in Tahrir Square” combining business owners and young ideas in one place, to provide opportunities for startups and linking entrepreneurs with investors.

How RiseUp is Flourishing the Middle East startups

#RiseUp15 – The facts and figures

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Event highlights: 

Speakers from Google, Facebook, Uber, Microsoft, Aramex, Techcrunch and many more discussed Egypt and the MENA region’s ecosystem and the prospect of investments in startups.

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Startups showcased their projects, aiming to catch the attention of investors and professionals to attain the funding needed to bring their ideas to life. They had the opportunity to network, discuss and listen to Keynote speakers sharing their success stories also participants had the opportunity to join professional workshops.

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How Startups Drive Local Economy Growth:

Startups are refuelling hundreds of cities worldwide

Small business owners are locals. They live locally, shop locally, and use local resources. They employ local manpower, local freelancers…they come up with more revolutionary technology and innovative ideas

When these startups grew, they will directly impact growth of their cities

Small businesses plays a very important role to develop and boost Local economy in the future

How InsideOut Today was of assistance for RiseUp15

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Live Streaming the event to the world:

InsideOut Today proudly provided for the 3rd consecutive year the live streaming service for the RiseUp Summit broadcasting the event to the world over the internet to multiple devices, using our video streaming platform, the HelixWare.

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This year was more challenging to us as the event grew bigger with many tracks and many interesting sessions, workshops, keynote speeches and fireside chats to be live streamed! Thanks to the Riseup team who assisted us in spotting the most important spots to stream. As usual, we have provided one live-streaming portable station that included the capturing devices, encoders, professional services and finally the HelixWare streaming servers over the cloud.

Social Media Monitoring:

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We are also glad that we supported RiseUp team in understanding the traction happening about the event over social media. We provided a full detailed report about the Online Social interaction across multiple networks, before during and after the event. the report included the total number of mentions, location of users and source of traffic, the top influencers, top contributors and top mentioned users, languages used and top hashtags associated with RiseUp15

 Personal Branding Workshop:

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InsideOut Today CEO Fady Ramzy conducted a very interesting workshop about Personal Branding and it was the most booming workshop in Riseup15 which was overbooked with double the number of attendees in other workshops during the two days.The room was packed with very energetic youth eager to learn about Personal Branding.Following the workshop Fady had Side Chats with some of the workshop attendees for sharing Knowledge, opinions and experience and it was a really interesting discussions! Here is the Simple steps how to build your personal brand online 

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Also Gladly this year we had our own booth at #RiseUp15 to showcase our very own product HelixWare Online Video Platform which was a great opportunity to introduce HelixWare to the Mena Region

Here is HelixWare Journey at RiseUp15

 

The Interaction on the hashtag #riseup15 generated a great engagement as people were posting pictures and feedback during and after the event and we collected some of the best advices by those who made it big here and also we collected some lovely pictures from #riseup15 on our flicker account

Was such a great journey to be operating Social and covering the event; we enjoy being part of the community and supporting entrepreneurship in all fields. Looking forward for RiseUp16

Blending The Digital Video Business with Web 3.0 – Helping Business Grow with Visual Story Telling!

What’s Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Internet and Web applications, The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries “Wikipedia”

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Web 3.0 is changing the way we use the Internet, Computers understand the meaning of what we publish on the Web
Learn about the concept of Web 3.0 and Web 3.0 development here is a full introduction to web 3.0

Why Digital Video Business is important in the Web 3.0 ERA

Now we’re entering Web 3.0 Era, which is mobile, In this Era we should be prepared for the challenges and adapt to the big shift and the tremendous change to save time and improve work quality . The Mobile Web 3.0 has elements that build upon prior eras, but it also has several distinct and different elements from what’s come before.  Some of these distinct elements of the Mobile Web 3.0 era include real-time, ubiquitous (always connected, always with you), location aware, sensors, tailored, smaller screen, and high quality camera and audio.

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How we are Blending the digital Video Business with Web 3.0

Proudly the year 2014 & 2015 was a tech evolutionary years of Our InsideOut Group introducing a new wave of semantic technologies aiming to integrate real-time data through different platforms:

Our semantic Innovative Products:

Wordlift:

Wordlift is a WordPress Plug-in to organize post and pages adding facts, text and media to build beautifully structured web sites.WordLift publishes your content as Linked Open Data following Tim Berners-Lee‘s Linked Data PrinciplesWordLift is a semantic editor for WordPress.

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WordLift adds semantic annotations and combines information publicly available as linked open data to support the editorial workflow by suggesting relevant information, images and links.

Download Wordlift now and reach your maximum potential audience

HelixWare Online Video Platform:

HelixWare is a robust streaming platform that makes online video publishing easy, turns WordPress into a Video Hosting platform, supports live and makes videos discoverable, searchable, and beautifully organized.

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Helixware is the streaming platform built for live & on-demand streaming. Its customers are online publishers, hosting providers, telco providers, broadcasters & TV stations as well as media startups

Try out HelixWare for Free!

Helping Business Grow with Video:

InsideOut Today has always the commitment to Support the community As part of Our Corporate entrepreneurship Responsibility to support entrepreneurship in all fields with continuously sharing knowledge and experience about the Latest digital media Technologies and the best practices for Digital media and social marketing

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We are super excited to be an active partner for Riseup Summit for the third in year in a row! This year, the summit’s slogan is “The world is coming to Cairo” and on the opposite side we shall be broadcasting the summit to the whole world! Our main support to riseup is that we are providing HD live streaming for the main sessions and workshops. We shall also be doing an interesting workshop about personal branding on the 13th so we wish to see you all there. Stay tuned on this page for more updates to come!

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Following RiseUp we are holding a meetup about Online Video Business in the Web 3.0 Era!

Advises from the “Connected Startup” Creating an Open Climate for Communication!

Coming Together to Nurture the Digital Media Landscape in the MENA Region!

At InsideOut Today, we have the best team and we look for the best. We are a group of geeks, enthusiasts, visionaries, consultants all with one goal which is to deliver high quality innovative software solutions to the local, regional and global market.

Our Team has diverse backgrounds, knowledge types, opinions and thoughts and we always debating us and criticizing ourselves to take our solution and services to the next level.

As A team, we have lots of massively positive energy that enables us also to be globally virtual and remote team working from different areas worldwide including team located in Cairo, Rome, Sydney, Salzburg and Islamabad.

 logo-mesh-3InsideOut Today is part of InsideOut10 Group, consisting of:
  • Insideout Today: regional hub for mobile web development and digital media services for the MENA region, based in Cairo, Egypt,
  • Insideout10 Headquarters in Rome, Italy is major shareholder of InsideOut Today and Redlink GmbH – focused on open innovation and digital strategies for large clients in Italy, Europe and US,

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Our mission is to create value and unique digital experiences for our clients and partners leverages on our successful multi-cultural team and the commitment of all of us to continuous technology research providing the best digital media services for the MENA region

The year 2014 was a very remarkable year for us with our rebranding we launched a totally new identity  & a new payoff and the delivering of successful projects and many other achievements and the beginning of 2015 was very successful as well with the launch of our own new product HelixWare Online video Platform and we are working hard to put great efforts for the rest of 2015 delivering more and more successful projects!

Meet our team…The power behind the wheel! 

We are Inviting you to meet Our InsideOut Today Cairo Team and get to know the people who makes the delivery and the support of our projects..

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InsideOut Today Team Families – Ramadan Iftar

At InsideOut Today we are always keen on creating and maintaining a high performance culture that encourages innovation, creativity and high team work spirit…We had our Team Families Iftar last Ramadan and last week we had our Monthly Team Day Out where we reviewed our achievements..performance and above all celebrating success

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InsideOut Today Monthly Team Breakfast

Gathering and outings with the team are done regularly we are always keen on providing to our team a positive, energetic and motivational working environment

We are glad to share with you some tips and advice’s from our team for working together across time and space:

What We do to stay always connected with Cairo Team and the team abroad for effective project management:

As we are a multinational team it’s very important that we stay always connected and to work together throughout the day for better communication and performance

  1. Using Trello and Slack…Trello and Slack has everything you need to organize projects of any size
  2. Regular Skype Conference Calls
  3. Regular meetings between Cairo, Italy and Salzburg
  4. Having all our documents shared on Google drive for all the team to be able to access it
What we do to stay always connected with the Tech Community:

We enjoy being part of the community and supporting entrepreneurship in all fields..we focus on sharing experience with the tech community through:

  1. Organizing Regular meetups for experience sharing and networking in a professional environment
  2. Attending Tech and startups events and providing support through our services such as live streaming Riseup summit to the world
  3. Organizing a monthly Twitter Chat #IOTTT to answer people questions about the latest technology and to share experiences and latest digital media trends.
  4. Involving young startups to witness the creation of projects and test it and give us their feedback and answer all their questions
A Group of young startups were invited to our office to test our latest project

A Group of young startups were invited to our office to test our latest project

If you have any questions, inquiries about our services , our Dynamic Team can help you find the support or services you need we provide a wide range of Digital Media and Online Marketing services check all about our services here

Contact us today sales@insideout.today

Egyptian Startups Ditch the Entrepreneurial World at RiseUp14

More inspiration, more success stories & strong advices combined with amazing vibes Feeding off innovation and enthusiasm for Startups.

Vibrant entrepreneurial community at RiseUp14

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More investments, more pitches and more funding were shown this year at RiseUp14:

From Networking, pitches, keynote speeches, Inspiring success stories, round table discussions, workshops, Trade Fair for startups and panel discussions the young startups were given the opportunity to be in touch with the entrepreneurial world, investors, mentors and top successful entrepreneurs from around the world for more funding and mentoring opportunities,

RiseUp14 took place this Year from 12 to 14 October at the Greek Campus at the American University in Tahrir Square.

This year the event included around 3,000 startup projects and 150 investors, drawing many high-profile public figures

The event kicked off on October 12 with a welcome speech by Abd El Hameed Sharara founder of RiseUp Egypt followed by sports competitions by Transforma and the amazing performance of Mostafa Hussein Band wich made the crowd very enthusiastic and energetic in this great atmosphere.

Then inspiring key notes speeches by Ahmed Gabr the man of the deepest dive in the World! He now has a place in the Guinness Book of Records with 350meters and Dr. Naif Mutawa, the creator of THE 99, the first group of comic superheroes born of an Islamic archetype

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Opening of RiseUp14

Event Highlights:

The 2 days packed event on October 13th and 14th was perfectly designed to connect Egyptian Startups with the top successful entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.

Representatives and delegations from 17 different countries participated at the RiseUp Summit this year.

The countries represented are from the UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Denmark, Tunisia, Morocco, Rwanda, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and India. The individuals and groups from these countries participated as a variety of different organizations including co-working spaces, investment funds, incubators and consultants

The event featured a mixture of keynotes:

The two days packed event featured several keynote speeches, successful entrepreneurs sharing there success stories on Enspire Talk Stage by Endeavor, startups showing their products and services in several booths by Injaz Egypt “Injaz Egypt Trade Fair”, a Speed Dating for startups bringing them together with potential cofounders through 15 minute conversations organized by Flat6Labs, as well as workshops, roundtables, debates, fireside Chats and many other activities.

On October 13th the start of the day was super strong with a very inspiring key note speech by Dave Mcclure sharing crucial advices and tips with the attendees.

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Dave Mcclure Key note speech

Also a very interesting first panel discussions by MITEF Pan Arab “The Arab World Meets Silicon Valley” Moderated by Chris Schroeder and the panelists were Dave McClure, Fadi Ghandour, Hala Fadel and Ahmed al-Alfy” – All the panels discussions are available for viewing online here

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Arab World Meets Silicon Valley MITEFArab Panel Discussion

On October 14th the opening started with a very inspiring key note speech by Engineer Wael Rizk followed by lots of inspiring success stories on Enspire talk Stage and more other great activities.

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Wael Rizk Key note speech

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Chris Khalifa Inspiring Success Story of Zooba Eats On Enspire Talk Stage

InsideOut Today Participation:

InsideOut Today proudly provided for the 2nd consecutive year the live streaming service for the RiseUp Summit broadcasting the event to the world over the web to different devices and smart phones. It attracted more than 2,000 viewers to the live stream embedded on different websites.

InsideOut Today provided RiseUp with a turn-key solution that included the capturing devices, encoders and cloud streaming servers.

The overall views where +2,000 you can view all recorded session here

Besides live streaming we had different activities in RiseUp14:

1. Roundtable discussion: On October 13th InsideOut Today hosted a roundtable discussion at the RiseUp summit and we chose a complex topic that we witness online every day in Egypt “Impact of social networks in Egypt on media and news” Guests for this roundtable were media stars – Doha Al Zohairy presenter at Al Arabiya TV channel and also the social media influencers – Mahmoud Salem Award winning Blogger (Best ME blog in 2006, BOB Best English Blog in 2011) Guests shared their opinions and experience with the attendees and it was a really interesting discussion!

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InsideOut Today – Roundtable Discussion

2. Workshop: On October 14th we had a very interesting workshop at the RiseUp summit “Content Marketing Innovations for Startups” at the workshop our CEO Fady Ramzy went through the journey of online content from understanding what is content marketing & its importance, to the latest innovations in content marketing, the art of story telling, understanding the new platforms such as scan media and augmented reality and understanding the CONTEXT and he presented some examples of innovative content check it here

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InsideOut Today – Workshop

 And also our CEO Fady Ramzy was interviewed by Al Horra TV giving his opinion about RiseUp14

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Fady Ramzy Interview with Al Horra TV

The Closing Ceremony:

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Abd El Hameed Sharara – Closing Ceremony

The Hashtag #riseup14 was trending during the summit and it generated a great engagement as people were posting pictures and feedback during and after the event and we collected some lovely pictures from #riseup14 on our flicker account Was such a great journey to be operating Social and covering the event; we enjoy being part of the community and supporting entrepreneurship in all fields.

See you in RiseUp15!

The revolution of creating Egypt’s online content just took place!

Proudly last week we gathered Egypt’s successful online content creators in one place!

And for The first time in Egypt the event was Live streamed with HD!

Part of the attendees at the OCCEgypt meetup

Part of the attendees at the OCCEgypt meetup

Insideout.Today, previously called Interact Egypt, proudly organized on June 15th Egypt’s First Online content creators meetup at the prestigious AUC new Cairo Campus in partnership with our educational Partner Entrepreneurship and innovations at AUC and gladly we had also RiseUp Egypt supporting us during this event.

The audience were around 80 with interesting diversity from bloggers, graphic designers, photographers, online Journalists, video creators, community managers, social media specialists, and more!

 Event Highlights:

  • Welcome speech by our country Manager Fady Ramzy who announced our new brand identity InsideOut.Today
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Interact Egypt New Identity is InsideOut.Today

  • Welcome speech by Dr. Ahmed Hassanein from AUC EIP stressing on the importance of online content creations
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Dr. Ahmed Hassanein – AUC EIP Welcome Speech

  •  Welcome speech by Abd El Hameed Sharara from RiseUp Egypt and he announced that RiseUp summit will take place this year next October 2014
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Abd El Hameed Sharara Welcome speech

  • Following the welcome speeches Fady Ramzy presented the latest about content supported by technology and giving hints about the types of online content and the latest trends in content creation such as the infographics and how to create valuable online content. And he also discussed the linked open data and the semantic web (“CONTEXT” IS NOW THE KING) and he advised the attendees to tryout wordlift to semantically enrich their blogs & websites over wordpress platform.
Fady Ramzy Presentation at the OCCEgypt Meetup at the AUC

Fady Ramzy Presentation at the OCCEgypt Meetup at the AUC

And also Fady Ramzy announced in this event that gladly Insideout.Today will be hosting a Twitter chat each 2 weeks for one hour on #IOTTT to answer people questions about the latest technology and to share experiences and latest digital media trends.

 

 

Finally the coolest part of the event was the panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs, online content creators & media anchors who have online content success stories to be shared with the audience as follows:

The Panelists at the OCCEgypt Meetup

The Panelists at the OCCEgypt Meetup

  1. Sherry Kilany and Sabrina Khalil from scoopempire showcasing the story behind #Kashmagy video (the Egyptian Version of happy) and how it hit more than 1 million online views with the great cooperation with disalata!
  2. Amir Shoushaa the Man behind (Asa7be sarcasm society) talked about the comics business in Egypt and how (Asa7be sarcasm society) Started , how they produce the online content and how they built Asa7be out of comics.
  3. Abdel Rahman Wahba The founder of Iqraaly presented the Iqraaly unique platform and how they aim to deliver rich audible content through the audiobooks
  4. Amr Shahin From Akhbar El Yom presented a demo of augmented reality for enriching the news experience and as well the ads, done by Akhbar El Yom, and the impact of this AR technology to switch the offline newspaper Akhbar el yom to a digital newspaper.
  5. And the final speech was given by Enas Tharwat the popular radio anchor from Negoum FM & Radio 90 90 talking about how social media impacts the media business.

The meetup was also an excellent opportunity for attendees to network in a professional environment and interact with others who share the passion for great content creation, brainstorm and to have their questions answered by the panelists and the event organizers.

Attendees asking the panelists

Attendees asking the panelists

It was a very successful event and the hashtag #OCCEgypt went trending during the event and we have collected a beautiful set of pictures from the event and here is all the recorded sessions

 

Stay tuned with @insideout_Today and our coming twitter chats #IOTTT!

Attendees Networking

Attendees Networking

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