Leon Beuyukian is Founder & Managing Director of Novus Automation. Based in Dubai, Novus is a systems integrator in the commercial and residential markets. Its design and integration solutions cover Home Automation, Audiovisual, Guest Room Management and Energy Management Systems. From 2009-2006, Beuyukian was Co-Founder and CEO of “EON” Smart Homes. EON was an innovative retail concept coupled with a system integration division catering the residential and commercial markets. From 2007 to 2005, Beuyukian was a part time lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Financial Accounting at ESLSCA in Paris, France. In 1998 he co-founded “CompuMe”, the first multi-brand large retail store for IT products and services in the MEA region. (In 2005, with large retail store operations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, CompuMe was divested.) Previously he had developed for large French hypermarket chains their OEM PC business in France. Before that, he was Deputy Managing Director of a major industrial group in Italy. Beuyukian has comprehensive experience in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Entrepreneurship, Retail and Technology businesses. He holds a B.Sc. in Architecture and an MBA, both from Ohio State University, USA.