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YouTube co-founder to speak at Doha conference

Qatar Science & Technology Park announces Chad Hurley as guest speaker at event in October

YouTube co-founder to speak at Doha conference

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development, has announced that YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is to take part as a guest speaker in Doha in October.

Hurley will speak at the opening ceremony of this year's International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation's 31st Annual World Conference, from October 19-22.

IASP is a gathering of 1,000 leading government, business and innovation figures from 45 countries and this year's event will be the first time it will have been held in the Middle East.

Hamad Al-Kuwari, head of the IASP 2014 Doha Organising Committee and QSTP managing director, said: "IASP for the first time will gather in the Middle East, bringing together entrepreneurs and policy makers from all over the world.

"Chad Hurley is one of the most visionary and influential technology entrepreneurs in the last 20 years and to have him join, speak and contribute to the success of IASP 2014 Doha is a real privilege to our event and to the region."

Hurley studied Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before helping to develop PayPal's user interface for eBay. In 2005, Chad co-founded YouTube with two partners, turning it into one of the world's top ten web services within a year.

Hurley currently also serves as an advisor of YouTube since selling it to Google for $1.76 billion.

One billion video clips are now seen daily on YouTube, with 24 hours' worth of content uploaded to YouTube every minute.

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