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About the Author - Araz Jahani

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Araz Jahani is a Technology Leader in the field of Software Management Consulting with years of experience in Artificial Intelligence, Telecom, Energy, and Banking. He holds an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management from the University of Toronto, as well as a BA and MA in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa and the University of Guelph, respectively, having published multiple conference papers in this field.


Jahani is an avid traveler. During the past ten years, he has visited over 21 countries in order to learn about different cultures, experience different cuisines, and understand the underlying economic issues that shape each destination. He is an advocate for working remotely as a way to explore different cultures while maintaining a steady income.


Since his first trip in 2004, Jahani has visited Cuba numerous times, acquiring an in-depth understanding of Cuban social, cultural, and economic dynamics. His interest goes far beyond economics, however. He enjoys Cuban food, and his list of favorites includes plátanos maduros fritos, congrí, and Ropa Vieja. When in La Habana, he enjoys his afternoon coffee at Plaza San Francisco or Plaza Vieja, and his morning run around the Malecón. When in Holguín, he meets with friends in Parque Calixto García. He can also be found enjoying a refreshing drink on the beaches of Guardalavaca or Cayo Guillermo. 

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