The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton, Gate Village, DIFC, off - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Tue Jan 15 GMT - Wed Jan 16 GMT (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Jan 15 12:00am - Wed Jan 16 12:00am
Location The Ritz-Carlton
Gate Village, DIFC, off - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

Blockchain is here to stay and is growing. Blockchain is set to have a market size of 2.5 trillion by 2021 from its current 548.2 billion in 2018. Over the last five years venture capitalists have invested more than $3 billion in Blockchain projects. Over 90% of the banking industry is studying Blockchain initiatives, and governments around the world are setting up regulatory and legislative policies to tackle the issues arising from this new force-field.

According to market research Blockchain use cases are developing across 20 industry verticals most notably in supply chain, identity, security, financial services-commerce, and infrastructure.

UNLOCK 2019 Themes:
• ICOs, Crypto-currencies, and the future of exchanges in a regulated World
• Scalability Interoperability and speed of Blockchain
• Governments and the Blockchain
• Investing in Blockchain
• Utilizing Blockchain for Trade, supply chain and businesses
• The Future of Blockchain
• Tokenization of Everything in a Digital Economy
• AI and Blockchain
• Blockchain and privacy
• Blockchain and Payments
• Blockchain in transportation and energy
• Blockchain as a Service and the role of telecom, cloud solution providers
• Digital Identity and Blockchain
• Expo 2020 in Dubai with Blockchain, AI, 3D and Big Da


2019 Speakers

Nick Spanos
Founder Chief Executive Officer, BlockTech and Zap

Wesam Lootah
CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Osman Sultan
CEO, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company

Nour Hineidi Kirk
Deputy Registrar, DIFC Courts

Mohsen Alzahrani
Vice President of Strategy and Excellence, Saudi Payments (Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority)

Bart Brands
President, European Blockchain Foundation

Dr. Hesham Bin-Abbas
Senior Consultant, Ministry of Communications and Information technology (MCIT)

LLanjin (Ken ) Huang
CEO Founder, Security IOT

Jihad Tayara
Vice President Business Development & Partnerships, Du Telecom

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni
Founder &Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Blockchain Center

Mohammed Irfan
VP Global Operations, Bloccelerate

Peter Ferry
Founder Director, Wallet Services

Paul Ferris
Chief Executive Officer, ObjectTech Group

Jose Francisco Fernandez
IOT Blockchain Lead, DU

Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi
Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR)

Toufi Saliba
Toda.Network CEO, UN Chair Blockchain & AI Global Initiative

Dr. Yannis Kalfoglou
Blockchain Advisor

Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki
Managing Director, Binary Financial and Co-Founder of Alphabit Fund

Abdullah Almoaiqel
Co-Founder and Partner, Rain

Abdulrahman Ali Alolayan
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Taibah Valley

Eli Ansari
Co-Founder & CEO / Co-Founder Managing Partner
BRX Exchange, Boustead Capital Partners

Daniel Haudenschild
Chief Executive Officer, SwissCom Blockchain AG

Kamal Youssefi
Business Development Manager, Swisscom

Hamdan Azhar
Chief Data Scientist,

Arjeh van Oijen
CEO & co-founder,

Ibrahim Alkurd
Founding Partner, Lavaliere Capital Management

Bruce Jeong
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, FundShing Investment

Narayanan Ganapathy
Chief Executive Officer, Angivest Ventures

Mohamed El Kandri
Co Founder, Smart Transformation Saudi

Sergey Vostrikov
Managing Partner, Memorandum Capital

Jaroslav Kacina
CEO & Co-founder, Equidato Technologies AG & SophiaTX

Waqas Mirza
Chief Executive Officer, Avanza Innovations

Zachary Cefaratti
Chief Executive Officer Founder, Dalma Capital Management

Gonçalo Fernandes
Senior Director/Emerging Technology & Design, Etisalat Digital

Afzal Ibrahim
Vice President of Research & Development, Head of Future Lab, Emirates NBD

Dina Fares
Director of Digital Services, Ajman Digital Government

Muhammad Salman Anjum
Chief Executive Officer, Feelogical Solutions & BlockPreneurs

Anurag Yadav
Co-Founder & CEO, PrimaFelicitas

Fadwa Mohanna
Chief Executive Officer, micity

David Drake
Founder& Chairman, LDJ Capital

Manmeet Singh
Chief Investment Officer, Emurgo

Kokila Alagh
Founding Partner, KARM Legal

Ryan Merheby
Co-founder, Dhonor Healthtech

Nadim Takchi
Director of Business Development, Cambridge Blockchain

Vickneswaran Gowribalan
Co-Founder & CEO, GRIP Investments

Mohamed Roushdy
Head of Technology- Dubai Asset Managemen, Founder of FinTech Bazaar

Manav Krishan
IT Technologist, Huawei

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• du

• Dark Matter

• Ainnovations

• Swisscom Blockchain