Featured Speaker - Abdul Hakim
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Abdul Hakim

Abdul is a Senior Project Manager at the Digital Production Partnership (DPP), the media industry’s business change network, helping to make the move to fully digital, global, internet-enabled content creation and distribution work more productively for all. He leads some of its flagship projects, including those focusing on news exchange, cybersecurity and IP. Abdul has a comprehensive background in Project Management and Operations at the BBC, as well as in the commercial sector.  Before joining the DPP, Abdul’s roles included leading technology at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, as the Head of Information Systems and Change, where he developed and delivered the global technology strategy and operations across Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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The MAC is one of Europe’s leading art centres, situated in the heart of Belfast. Recently nominated as a finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015, the award-winning venue has welcomed some 800,000 visitors since it opened in 2012.

Situated in the heart of Belfast’s bustling Cathedral Quarter, right behind Saint Anne’s Cathedral, the MAC houses three art galleries, two theatres, a bar/restaurant, family room and multiple rehearsal and office spaces.

Designed by architects Hackett Hall McKnight, the MAC has won numerous building awards including a RIBA National Award and was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award and the Design Museum Designs of the Year.

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