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Bethlehem Tilahun
Founder,Manager
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is Founder and Managing Director of soleRebels
Coronial Athletes Derartu Tulu 1
Athlete, president
Derartu Tulu dreams that every woman and child in the world will have the right to do whatever they want.
Tewodros Tadesse Araya
LEADERSHIP | TRAINING | COACHING | CONSULTANCY | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
He is a vibrant speaker, leader, and educator with over 10 years of experience in the field of leadership development.
Dr Berhanu Beyene
President
He is  a researcher interested in the evolution of educational contexts in Turkey, and its influence on student mobility
Dr Shumet Gizaw
Assistant Professor
Shumete Gizaw is an Ethiopian, and the current Director General of the Information Network Security Administration
Iwona Alfred 1
Program Manager, Content Management and Production
Iwona is a Program Manager in the Global team responsible for content management and production of training materials, best practices and visual content for ITDP’s capacity building program.
Shahab Ud Din
Chief Executive Officer, PAK Ever-Bright Development Organization
Mr. Shahab Ud Din is a universal accessibility expert and rights activist for person’s with disabilities under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Katherine Chacón Martínez
Project Coordinator & Technical Lead, The Victor Pineda Foundation / World Enabled
Katherine Chacón Martínez is a technical expert on universal design and accessibility
Aimee Gauthier
Chief Knowledge Officer
Aimée manages ITDP’s global initiatives, international policy program, leadership and innovation program, and global research and projects
Peering Specialist
Started her career at Teraco Data Environments. First as an intern in the marketing department before joining the NAPAfrica peering & interconnection team, where she has been ever since.
Manager
Magloire is the Managing Director of PAIX Data Centres for Cote d’Ivoire & Ghana.
Ben Hayll
Manager
Ben has been at Meta for just over 4.5 years and is responsible for the Edge Strategy in SSA – this includes, with the team, partnering with ISPs and focusing on peering and caching in the region, to ensure the people using our products get the best experience possible.
Shahab Ud Din
Chief Executive Officer, PAK Ever-Bright Development Organization
Mr. Shahab Ud Din is a universal accessibility expert and rights activist for person’s with disabilities under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Diamond Platnumz
Artist, Actor, Dancer and a Businessman
Nasibu Abdul Juma born 2 October 1989, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor, dancer and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam.
Ewnetu Hailu Tamene
Advisor
Dr. Ewnetu, is the Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC).
Ethiopian tech events Myriam Said
Digital Advisor
Myriam Said is currently at the Office of the Prime Minister focusing on, and coordinating efforts in transitioning Ethiopia to a Digital Economy.
Coronial Athletes Derartu Tulu 1
Athlete, president
Derartu Tulu dreams that every woman and child in the world will have the right to do whatever they want.
Solomon Kassa
Developer, Host, Producer
Solomon Kassa is a Senior Technology Consultant at Deloitte, a Fortune 500 global consulting firm.
Tibebu Belete
Journalist | Writer | Author
Tibebu is very sociable, energetic, observant, conscious, co-operative, smart, open-minded, positive thinker and friendly gentleman. He speaks politely.
Dagmawi Assefa
Lawyer | Draftsman | Author | Speaker
Dagmawi Assefa is a lawyer and draftsman residing in Hawassa, Ethiopia
DrWodajeneh Meharene
Pastor | Speech | Doctor
Dr.Wodajeneh Meharene is one of the influential people in Ethiopia.
Dr MulatuBelaynehpic
Consultancy
Mulatu Belayneh Family & Marriage counsellor & Author
Mulatu Belayneh
Integrated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (D.Min, Ph.D, LMFT, LCPC) Author of six (6) books
Poet and Auther
Myriam Said is currently at the Office of the Prime Minister focusing on, and coordinating efforts in transitioning Ethiopia to a Digital Economy.
Teacher and Author
Hailemelekot Mewael is Teacher and author
Speaker, Psychiatrist and Author
Dr. Mehret is a well-known practicing psychiatrist and an author
Meti Shewaye Yilma addis events
TV & Radio Producer & Host
መቲ Meti Shewaye Yilma is a media personality with 20 years of experience and plans to launch her new business leveraging Ethiopia’s untapped agricultural sector.
BetelhemDessieaddisevents
Founder & CEO
Betelhem Dessie is an Ethiopian web and mobile technologies developer. She is currently a Founder and CEO of iCog- Anyone Can Code.
Chairperson of the Board of Directors Enat Bank
frehiwot worku is Chairperson of the Board of Directors Enat Bank
Baheru Zeyenu
CEO
Chief Executive Officer at AFRICOM Technologies Plc.
Rahel BoonDejene
CEO
Mrs. Rahel Boon-Dejene is the CEO of R&D Group, the daughter company of her Dutch based consultancy firm, RBD Consultancy.
Founder and CEO
Dawit Birhanu is the founder and CEO of WebSprix, a leading ISP in Ethiopia. He has worked in Service Provider product development at Cisco Systems for 16 years.
Founder & CEO
Meseret Haileyesus is a social justice advocate, change-maker, intersectional feminist, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Women’s Empowerment (CCFWE), a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering domestic violence survivors through advocacy, mentorship, and economic empowerment.
Addis Alemayehou
CEO & Founder
Mr. Alemayehou is the founder and CEO of 251 Communications, an Addis Ababa-based public relations firm and a co-founder of KANA TV, an Ethiopian entertainment, free-to-air satellite channel broadcast exclusively in Amharic.
Salahadin Khalifa
CHAIRMAN~ EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT ~ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Salahadin Khalifa is the Vice Chairman for Region Africa and Middle East (RAME) – FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association since January 2021.
Tewodros Tadesse Araya
LEADERSHIP | TRAINING | COACHING | CONSULTANCY | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
He is a vibrant speaker, leader, and educator with over 10 years of experience in the field of leadership development.
Ethiopis Taddese
Communications Specialist | Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) | Public Speaking Coach | Communications Trainer
Communications Specialist | Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) | Public Speaking Coach | Communications Trainer
Coronial Athletes Derartu Tulu 1
Athlete, president
Derartu Tulu dreams that every woman and child in the world will have the right to do whatever they want.
Tewodros Tadesse Araya
LEADERSHIP | TRAINING | COACHING | CONSULTANCY | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
He is a vibrant speaker, leader, and educator with over 10 years of experience in the field of leadership development.
Dr MulatuBelaynehpic
Consultancy
Mulatu Belayneh Family & Marriage counsellor & Author
Mulatu Belayneh
Integrated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (D.Min, Ph.D, LMFT, LCPC) Author of six (6) books
Rayvanny
Singer, Dancer
Rayvanny's uplifting Bongo Flava tracks first arrived on the broader East African music scene in 2016 with his official debut, "Kwetu." Released on a label run by fellow Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz, the two soon collaborated on a series of singles, including 2019's "Tetama."
Diamond Platnumz
Artist, Actor, Dancer and a Businessman
Nasibu Abdul Juma born 2 October 1989, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor, dancer and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam.
Solomon Kassa
Developer, Host, Producer
Solomon Kassa is a Senior Technology Consultant at Deloitte, a Fortune 500 global consulting firm.
Siham Ayele addis events
Program Director
Program Director at Dereja, leading a team of young professionals to address Ethiopia's youth unemployment gap by providing career and personal development resources.
Selamawit Zemene Mewosha
Director
Selamawit Zemene is a Director of Signum company limited
Tewabech Bishaw Founder and Managing Director of ABIDE
Valerie Bowden CRDLE
Founder
Valerie Bowden is a founder of CRDLE. CRDLE is a B2B eCommerce platform that makes it easy to source from Africa. Find great products and tech outsourcing services from some of the best brands on the continent.
Melaku Beshah
Country Director
Melaku Beshah is a Country Director at Excellerent Technology Solutions Inc. - Ethiopia Delivery Center
Director General
Eng. Balcha Reba, Director General, Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA)
DrWodajeneh Meharene
Pastor | Speech | Doctor
Dr.Wodajeneh Meharene is one of the influential people in Ethiopia.
Dr Selamawit Eshetu
Doctor, Nutritionist
Dr. Selamawit Eshetu is a Medical Doctor who is a graduate of st Paul's  Hospital Millennium Medical College. She has worked as a General practitioner and Quality Unit Head at Adet Primary Hospital. Currently she works at Federal Police Hospital and studies for her Masters in Public Health Nutrition in her part time. She is the Public Relations Head for Ethiopian Physicians Union (EPU) and volunteers at local NGO called Nutrition 4 Education & Development -N4ED.Selamawit is passionate about health and gender, and advocates for Gender Equality.
Salahadin Khalifa
CHAIRMAN~ EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT ~ CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
Salahadin Khalifa is the Vice Chairman for Region Africa and Middle East (RAME) – FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association since January 2021.
Bethlehem Tilahun
Founder,Manager
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is Founder and Managing Director of soleRebels
Katherine Chacón Martínez
Project Coordinator & Technical Lead, The Victor Pineda Foundation / World Enabled
Katherine Chacón Martínez is a technical expert on universal design and accessibility
Ashenafi Taye
psychology, Lecturer
Ashenafi Taye is  the founder of 'The Key to Keys personal Development' Seminars, which helps individuals and groups to tap their mind faculties in the attainment of any desired success. Currently.
Mekedes Gebrewold
Fundraising, Training and Proposal writing.
Founder / Strategic Management Advisor at Ashagari Consultancy and An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team
Samiya Abdukadir Photo
Founder & President
Samiya Abdulkadir is president of Ethiopian Entrepreneurship Association, Founder of Aim View Educational Consultancy, Founder of minimum Learning Competency.
NathanDamtew
Founder
Nathan Damtew is the founder of the technology and gaming company BeBlocky. The companies first product is a programming learning platform for kids.
BetelhemDessieaddisevents
Founder & CEO
Betelhem Dessie is an Ethiopian web and mobile technologies developer. She is currently a Founder and CEO of iCog- Anyone Can Code.
Tewabech Bishaw Founder and Managing Director of ABIDE
Chairperson of the Board of Directors Enat Bank
frehiwot worku is Chairperson of the Board of Directors Enat Bank
founder and Executive Director of Mary Joy Development Association
Myriam Said is currently at the Office of the Prime Minister focusing on, and coordinating efforts in transitioning Ethiopia to a Digital Economy.
Founder and CEO
Dawit Birhanu is the founder and CEO of WebSprix, a leading ISP in Ethiopia. He has worked in Service Provider product development at Cisco Systems for 16 years.
Mohamed Kassa
Historian
Mohammed is the definition of dynamic; He is a prolific entrepreneur and an animated orator. He describes himself as "a Protector of Ethiopian History, Culture, and Environment" "የባህል የታሪክ እና የተፈጥሮ ተቆርቋሪ"
Solomon Kassa
Developer, Host, Producer
Solomon Kassa is a Senior Technology Consultant at Deloitte, a Fortune 500 global consulting firm.
Tigist Waltnigus
psychology
Mohammed is the definition of dynamic; He is a prolific entrepreneur and an animated orator. He describes himself as "a Protector of Ethiopian History, Culture, and Environment" "የባህል የታሪክ እና የተፈጥሮ ተቆርቋሪ"
Tibebu Belete
Journalist | Writer | Author
Tibebu is very sociable, energetic, observant, conscious, co-operative, smart, open-minded, positive thinker and friendly gentleman. He speaks politely.
Dagmawi Assefa
Lawyer | Draftsman | Author | Speaker
Dagmawi Assefa is a lawyer and draftsman residing in Hawassa, Ethiopia
Daniel Dendir Abshir
Team Leader, Research and Policy Analysis
Daniel is a team leader for research and policy analysis at Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce. He also served as senior researcher, senior policy analyst, and advocacy expert for the Chamber.
Ashenafi Taye
psychology, Lecturer
Ashenafi Taye is  the founder of 'The Key to Keys personal Development' Seminars, which helps individuals and groups to tap their mind faculties in the attainment of any desired success. Currently.
Bethlehem Tilahun
Founder,Manager
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is Founder and Managing Director of soleRebels
Dr Shumet Gizaw
Assistant Professor
Shumete Gizaw is an Ethiopian, and the current Director General of the Information Network Security Administration
Iwona Alfred 1
Program Manager, Content Management and Production
Iwona is a Program Manager in the Global team responsible for content management and production of training materials, best practices and visual content for ITDP’s capacity building program.
Aimee Gauthier
Chief Knowledge Officer
Aimée manages ITDP’s global initiatives, international policy program, leadership and innovation program, and global research and projects
Manager
Magloire is the Managing Director of PAIX Data Centres for Cote d’Ivoire & Ghana.
Ben Hayll
Manager
Ben has been at Meta for just over 4.5 years and is responsible for the Edge Strategy in SSA – this includes, with the team, partnering with ISPs and focusing on peering and caching in the region, to ensure the people using our products get the best experience possible.
Mekedes Gebrewold
Fundraising, Training and Proposal writing.
Founder / Strategic Management Advisor at Ashagari Consultancy and An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team
Selamawit Zemene Mewosha
Director
Selamawit Zemene is a Director of Signum company limited
Tewabech Bishaw Founder and Managing Director of ABIDE
 Deputy Secretary General at Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association
Zekarias Assefa  Deputy Secretary General at Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association
Chairperson of the Board of Directors Enat Bank
frehiwot worku is Chairperson of the Board of Directors Enat Bank
Valerie Bowden CRDLE
Founder
Valerie Bowden is a founder of CRDLE. CRDLE is a B2B eCommerce platform that makes it easy to source from Africa. Find great products and tech outsourcing services from some of the best brands on the continent.
Bernard Laurendeau
Managing Partner
Bernard Laurendeau is the Managing Partner at Laurendeau & Associates. In Ethiopia, he’s advising clients mainly in the public sector in digital transformation and startup ecosystem building. He notably advises the Commissioner at the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Jobs Creation Commission.
Dr Antonella Lavelanet
Medical Officer
Dr. Antonella Lavelanet, DO is an obstetrician/gynecologist in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
State Minister
State Minister at Ministry of innovation and technology
Veronica Adane
Singer, Musician
25 years ago this girl came in to this world. Recently, she has been taking noteworthy leadership in Ethiopian music industry. You may know her for her extraordinary voice but she can also be credited for her humble behavior.
Tsehaye Yohannes
Singer and Musician
  Tsehaye Yohannes has yet again graced Ethiopian music lovers everywhere with another impeccably crafted album.
Abdu Kiar
Singer & Musician
Abdu Kiar was born in Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 23 June 1976 from his father Kiar Kahssay and his mother Wuba Siraj.
Ben Hayll
Manager
Ben has been at Meta for just over 4.5 years and is responsible for the Edge Strategy in SSA – this includes, with the team, partnering with ISPs and focusing on peering and caching in the region, to ensure the people using our products get the best experience possible.
Adumike Anthon Obinna
Head Officer, network and Communication Technologist
Adumike Anthony Obinna has over 10 years of experience working in various technology positions in Nigeria and across the region. I have a background in Network and communications technol
Dr Selamawit Eshetu
Doctor, Nutritionist
Dr. Selamawit Eshetu is a Medical Doctor who is a graduate of st Paul's  Hospital Millennium Medical College. She has worked as a General practitioner and Quality Unit Head at Adet Primary Hospital. Currently she works at Federal Police Hospital and studies for her Masters in Public Health Nutrition in her part time. She is the Public Relations Head for Ethiopian Physicians Union (EPU) and volunteers at local NGO called Nutrition 4 Education & Development -N4ED.Selamawit is passionate about health and gender, and advocates for Gender Equality.
Peering Specialist
Started her career at Teraco Data Environments. First as an intern in the marketing department before joining the NAPAfrica peering & interconnection team, where she has been ever since.
Poet and Auther
Myriam Said is currently at the Office of the Prime Minister focusing on, and coordinating efforts in transitioning Ethiopia to a Digital Economy.
Coronial Athletes Derartu Tulu 1
Athlete, president
Derartu Tulu dreams that every woman and child in the world will have the right to do whatever they want.
Dr Berhanu Beyene
President
He is  a researcher interested in the evolution of educational contexts in Turkey, and its influence on student mobility
Abiye Ahmed
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
The current Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, was born on August 15, 1976, in Beshasha, Ethiopia.
Solomon Kassa
Developer, Host, Producer
Solomon Kassa is a Senior Technology Consultant at Deloitte, a Fortune 500 global consulting firm.
Joseph Grant
Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Musician
Joseph „Blue“ Grant a.k.a. „Still Cool“, singer, songwriter, producer and musician, was born in Jamaica and is known as one of the most talented entertainers from the island.
Katherine Chacón Martínez
Project Coordinator & Technical Lead, The Victor Pineda Foundation / World Enabled
Katherine Chacón Martínez is a technical expert on universal design and accessibility
Speaker, Psychiatrist and Author
Dr. Mehret is a well-known practicing psychiatrist and an author
Tigist Waltnigus
psychology
Mohammed is the definition of dynamic; He is a prolific entrepreneur and an animated orator. He describes himself as "a Protector of Ethiopian History, Culture, and Environment" "የባህል የታሪክ እና የተፈጥሮ ተቆርቋሪ"
Veronica Adane
Singer, Musician
25 years ago this girl came in to this world. Recently, she has been taking noteworthy leadership in Ethiopian music industry. You may know her for her extraordinary voice but she can also be credited for her humble behavior.
Tsehaye Yohannes
Singer and Musician
  Tsehaye Yohannes has yet again graced Ethiopian music lovers everywhere with another impeccably crafted album.
Abdu Kiar
Singer & Musician
Abdu Kiar was born in Addis Mercato, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 23 June 1976 from his father Kiar Kahssay and his mother Wuba Siraj.
Joseph Grant
Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Musician
Joseph „Blue“ Grant a.k.a. „Still Cool“, singer, songwriter, producer and musician, was born in Jamaica and is known as one of the most talented entertainers from the island.
Helen Berhe
Singer
Helen Berhe is an Ethiopian rising star who is best known for her cover song Uzaza Allina which was originally released by Nada Algesa.
Michael Belayneh
Singer
Michael Belayneh was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Music, for Michael, has always been a passion to live for. While attending formal education at AAU, he also started taking piano lessons at Yared Music School with a private tutor, on a part time basis.
Abinet Agonafir
Singer
Abinet is a very hard working, humble and disciplined citizen. His previous high quality and standard works has brought him firm respect among his gigantic fans
Rayvanny
Singer, Dancer
Rayvanny's uplifting Bongo Flava tracks first arrived on the broader East African music scene in 2016 with his official debut, "Kwetu." Released on a label run by fellow Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz, the two soon collaborated on a series of singles, including 2019's "Tetama."
Diamond Platnumz
Artist, Actor, Dancer and a Businessman
Nasibu Abdul Juma born 2 October 1989, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor, dancer and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam.
Lij Michael
hip hop artists
Micheal Taye, also known by his stage names Lij Michael or Faf, is an Ethiopian artist who is a rising star in the hip hop scene. He is one of the hip hop artists who put Ethiopian Hip hop on the Map. He was born in Addis Ababa, on February 19, 1986. He graduated from Ethiopia Andenet high school.
Yohana
reggae star
The rising reggae star Yohana Ashenafi released his first CD entitled Yohana on February 5, 2019 and his online copy on February 8.
SamiDan
Singer
Samuel Berhanu popularly known as Sami Dan is a reggae artist.
Tewodros Tadesse Araya
LEADERSHIP | TRAINING | COACHING | CONSULTANCY | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
He is a vibrant speaker, leader, and educator with over 10 years of experience in the field of leadership development.
Hana Hayilu
Motivational speaker, personal And Professional Development Trainer
Born in Bishoftu town, Hana Hailu 23 is a young motivational speaker, personal development trainer, and writer.
Dagmawi Assefa
Lawyer | Draftsman | Author | Speaker
Dagmawi Assefa is a lawyer and draftsman residing in Hawassa, Ethiopia
DrWodajeneh Meharene
Pastor | Speech | Doctor
Dr.Wodajeneh Meharene is one of the influential people in Ethiopia.
Ethiopis Taddese
Communications Specialist | Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) | Public Speaking Coach | Communications Trainer
Communications Specialist | Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) | Public Speaking Coach | Communications Trainer
Meti Shewaye Yilma addis events
TV & Radio Producer & Host
መቲ Meti Shewaye Yilma is a media personality with 20 years of experience and plans to launch her new business leveraging Ethiopia’s untapped agricultural sector.
Samiya Abdukadir Photo
Founder & President
Samiya Abdulkadir is president of Ethiopian Entrepreneurship Association, Founder of Aim View Educational Consultancy, Founder of minimum Learning Competency.
Baheru Zeyenu
CEO
Chief Executive Officer at AFRICOM Technologies Plc.
Bekri Ahmedin
Founder at Netib Consult and an Accredited Coach
Amb Sileshi Sals Umer
Personal, Career & Leadership Teacher & Trainer 
Speaker, Psychiatrist and Author
Dr. Mehret is a well-known practicing psychiatrist and an author
Teacher and Author
Hailemelekot Mewael is Teacher and author
Tewodros Tadesse Araya
LEADERSHIP | TRAINING | COACHING | CONSULTANCY | ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
He is a vibrant speaker, leader, and educator with over 10 years of experience in the field of leadership development.
Hana Hayilu
Motivational speaker, personal And Professional Development Trainer
Born in Bishoftu town, Hana Hailu 23 is a young motivational speaker, personal development trainer, and writer.
DrWertaw Bezabeh
Vice President | Trainer
Dr. Werotaw Bezabih was born in South Gonder, in Amhara State.
Ethiopis Taddese
Communications Specialist | Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) | Public Speaking Coach | Communications Trainer
Communications Specialist | Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) | Public Speaking Coach | Communications Trainer
Mekedes Gebrewold
Fundraising, Training and Proposal writing.
Founder / Strategic Management Advisor at Ashagari Consultancy and An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team
DrWertaw Bezabeh
Vice President | Trainer
Dr. Werotaw Bezabih was born in South Gonder, in Amhara State.
Susheela Singh
Vice President
Susheela Singh is Distinguished Scholar and Vice President for Global Science and Policy Integration at the Guttmacher Institute.
Hana Hayilu
Motivational speaker, personal And Professional Development Trainer
Born in Bishoftu town, Hana Hailu 23 is a young motivational speaker, personal development trainer, and writer.
Tibebu Belete
Journalist | Writer | Author
Tibebu is very sociable, energetic, observant, conscious, co-operative, smart, open-minded, positive thinker and friendly gentleman. He speaks politely.
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