Mark Haidar

Founder & Chairman

Mark started his first technology company at age 17 while working on his computer engineering degree from Beirut Arab University in Lebanon. By the age of 21, Mark had architected, designed and developed the first fully integrated web-based university management system in Lebanon, the first 3D game engine built locally in the Middle East, the first wireless application protocol based internet-to-home remote control system in Lebanon and won a People’s Choice Award for best web product in the Middle East for transforming municipality records from paper to digital.

In 2006, Mark moved to the USA and led the development of a state of the art research and development project for the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC). He was able to successfully research, design, develop, and validate an original service-oriented intra and inter-vehicle communication system for transportation, robotic, and military systems that enhanced each vehicle’s situation assessment and awareness in military combats and have the potential to help create safer and more efficient highway systems.

After completing the TARDEC project, Mark was responsible for a turnaround of a large medical practice in which he automated processes and implemented a new web-based electronic medical record system reducing operating costs from 65% to 45%. He also developed a software-as-a-service enterprise mobile software platform for field service and logistics applications as Chief Technology Officer of 2GO Software. With very limited resources, he was able to turnaround 2GO’s product lines from fragile to enterprise grade.

With a huge demand for innovative and scalable technology solutions, Mark and Scott Harper formed Dialexa, a global product-focused technology development company and consultancy. At Dialexa, Scott and Mark jointly spearhead operations, local and international sales, product development and engineering for clients and Dialexa Labs.

Mark speaks English, French and Arabic and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Beirut Arab University and a Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy. He has three patents pending and has published several academic papers including, Service-Oriented Architecture for Wireless Vehicular Communication, Service-Oriented Architecture: On the Suitability for Mobile Robots and presented Introduction to Common Network Security Threats and Counter Measures at the 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing conference and is a frequent academic lecturer.


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