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Moodi Mahmoudi

Founder and CEO, NEXT

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Moodi Mahmoudi is the Co-founder and CEO at Next, steering the ship of the AI-powered product discovery platform that transforms customer interactions into invaluable product insights. NEXT puts product discovery on autopilot, enabling teams to make informed decisions, from day-to-day choices to overarching strategies. The platform empowers organizations to build superior products, hasten time to market, and significantly reduce development costs. With a clientele including esteemed names like Deloitte, Canon, and Bosch, he has positioned NEXT as a pivotal player in the industry, championing the integration of customer perspectives into every decision-making process.

Before his journey with NEXT, Moodi held the position of VP at Optimal, a private-equity-backed SAP solutions provider. His instrumental role in raising $100 million for growth and international expansion contributed to the company's subsequent acquisition by NTT Data Corporation. His passion for innovation started in 1999 when he founded Canada's first online classified ads company,, from his McGill dorm room. A testament to his commitment to continuous learning, Moodi pursued studies at McGill University, MIT Sloan, and earned an MBA from INSEAD.

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