Turathium™, The Virtual Museums Initiative
Sep 2018 – Present
Turathium is a pinnacle accomplishment, it is the outcome of a long experience, various skills, passion, academic level, and IT background. In 2018, I started developing Turathium, which is a Web 2.0 cultural project that makes it easy for those who have cultural content to share it with the world and makes it intuitive for people to browse. I hope that I will be able to accomplish the vision that I have for Turathium, namely enabling any person to be the curator of his virtual museum.
Absi Co, With You in Every Success
Sep 1998 – Present
For more than two decades and up till now, I enjoyed directing and managing Absi Co, the prominent medals and recognition awards maker in Lebanon, reasonably this post made me one way or another, a participant in decorating thousands of champions and achievers with their medals and awards.
By the end of 1998, following the passing of my father, Mr. Taufic Absi, founder and owner of Absi Medals, my family members appointed me to manage and direct the business. Consequently, I faced several challenges: I instituted the recently created company, administered the troublesome transition phase of passing a business to the second generation, formulated rules and procedures to control and optimize the workflow and engineered customized systems to orchestrate the entire business.
Founder, General Manager
Horizons Innovations, The Multimedia Producer
1989 – 1997
In 1989 I founded Horizons Innovations (HI) in Beirut, a multimedia producer, a pioneer in the field and the first in the Middle East. HI produced many interactive educational programs including the very first Arabic multimedia encyclopedia on a CD. Proudly, Apple Inc. bundled HI's products with all Macs sold in the Middle East between 1990 and 1994.
University of California, Irvine
Master of Science (MS), Civil Engineering
1984 – 1985
Individual study: Developed a software program titled "Static and Free Vibration Analysis of Skeletal Structures" running on the university main frame as well as personal computers (that was a breakthrough because at that time PCs were neither common nor considered suitable for serious number crunching routines!). The program included a comprehensive documentation. )
American University of Beirut
Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Civil Engineering
1980 – 1984
Licenses & certifications
Order Of Engineers And Architects Of Beirut