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Overview of the event

The Blockchain Technology Conference 2018 will be happening on July 26th 2018 Dubai. The Blockchain Conference 2018 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Dubai using this technology.

National banks and regulators, exchanges and investment banks across the world are taking seriously the financial innovation of distributed ledger or block chain technology. The block chain, aka Trust Machine underpins "crypto currencies" such as Bitcoin; but it goes beyond digital money. It provides a shared, trusted, public ledger that everyone can inspect, but no single user controls. It is at the cusp of revolutionising international money transfers, trade finance, syndicated lending and collateral management, among other applications. As it allows for almost instantaneous payments and settlement, the potential impact on the role of traders, quants and other financial technologists cannot be underestimated.

The event features an inspiring day of talks and workshops by professional speakers focused on Blockchain technology and Innovation.

This conference brings together Block Chain technologists in the finance sector, regulators, industry commentators, computer science researchers and others involved in financial innovation; these experts explore some of the technology and the many applications of Block chain in Financial Services.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Blockchain Technology Conference, Dubai

X Topic Abstract

The presentation will aim to look into how blockchain can bring comprehensive and end to end traceability and surveillance when dealing with complex and non integrated supply chain.

Speaker Profile

Shameer is the CEO of Accubits (MENA) a technology company that focuses on AI and Blockchain. Accubits is one of the world leaders in Blockchain and ICO technology with operations in Dubai, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and USA. Accubits had the distinction of being featured in the Inc42's Startup Watchlist as one of the top 13 Blockchain companies to watchout for the in 2018 thanks to its futuristic products. Some of the company's most notable clients are NASA, USPS, Landmark group and Dubai Smart Government

X Topic Abstract

• An ICO is a recently emerged concept of crowdfunding projects in the cryptocurrency and Blockchain industries.

• ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering. It's an event, sometimes referred to as 'crowdsale', when a company releases its own cryptocurrency with a purpose of funding. It usually releases a certain number of crypto-tokens and then sells those tokens to its intended audience, most commonly in exchange for a Cryptocurrency of its coice, but it can be fiat money as well.

• As a result, the company gets the capital to fund the product development and the audience members get their crypto tokens' shares. Plus, they have complete ownership of these shares.

• Gustavo will cover all the above and will also illustrate the subject with real examples and technical examples for the General and Specialized Public to get a better understanding of ICO’s.

Speaker Profile

• Mr. Gustavo Montero, is a Swiss national and the co-Founder and Chairman of Agar LLC. He has over 25 years international Banking/Financial experience with senior roles

• at Standard Chartered Bank, Cramer Bank and a global audit positions for International Organisations. More recently, Gustavo has advised

• some of the world’s largest family offices on their investment activities. Mr. Montero is a trained Engineer and also holds an MBA and Master of Science, he is fluent in five languages and has lived and worked in 3 continents. Mr. Montero currently resides in Dubai, UAE.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain is the buzzword these days. But what exactly it can bring to us beyond the hype that it has created thanks to the crypto currencies and their fluctuation.

Speaker Profile

Ammar Akhtar is the Founder and CEO of 1CallGroup. A software giant in the Middle East helping industries fight the ever changing climate of technology day in and day out. Ammar has helped organizations find their purpose using technology and he believes in helping people as much as possible in order to bridge gap between information lapse because he believes gaining information and building awareness is the only source of growth in this fast paced, rapid and every changing world. Ammar has vast experience in the world of startups and has been all around the world to several conferences and summits as a mentor and speaker including the recently concluded ITB Berlin and Wolves Summit in Warsaw. Ammar holds eMBA from MIP Politecnico Di Milano and his favorite subjects are Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

X Topic Abstract

Our trust in institutions and leadership has eroded. Blockchain, sometimes fondly referred to as the Internet of Trust, has the potential to disrupt this downward decline. However, with every gold rush come the scam artists. 80% of ICOs have been frauds, 10% have lacked substance and failed shortly after raising money. The negative publicity from these failures has the power to seed and fuel distrust in the technology, limiting its future adoption. We need a strategy and concerted effort to out scammers and safeguard investors if blockchain is ever going to reach its full potential.

Speaker Profile

Deborah Webster is the creator of the AMANI™ protocol, developed after spotting a pattern between teams that make it and those that don’t. She helps investors find the right founders and teams to back, and works with founders to grow businesses in the right way. Core to this is challenging decision makers to go beyond regulation and raise the bar of ethics, integrity and doing what is right.

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain is a shared, distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be tangible - a house, a car, cash, land - or intangible like intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, or branding. Public ledger verifies each transaction by consensus of a majority of the participants in the system. Currently payment system have three major issues - third party dependency, transaction time and high fees. Bitcoin addresses the complexities, vulnerabilities, inefficiencies, and costs of current transaction systems. Main issue with the acceptance Bitcoin as payment method is scalability. Currently, Bitcoin supports less than 7 transactions per second with a 1 megabyte block limit. If we use an average of 300 bytes per bitcoin transaction and assumed unlimited block sizes, an equivalent capacity to peak Visa transaction volume of 47,000/tps would be nearly 8 gigabytes per Bitcoin block, every ten minutes on average, which is practically non-feasible. We would be discussing here other alternative to solve bitcoin scalability problems using Blockchain technology. I would be discussing the project DASH (Digital Cash), Bitcoin Lightning (answer to Bitcoin scalability issue) and TenX (Blockchain assets through their smartphone or a physical debit card).

Speaker Profile

I am Rahul Kanotra, with more than 10 years of experience in Payment Industry. I have worked with giants like IBM, Wirecard and Capgemini. I have been working on payment solution using Blockchain and involved in spreading awareness on how Blockchain can shape the future of payment industry.

X Speaker Profile

Aftab Hasan is a professional entrepreneur with resounding stake in Energy, Offshore, Marine, Oil & Gas, IT and Insurance & Reinsurance Sector. He has approximately 28 Years of professional experience serving and leading top management team with leading companies from India & Middle East. He is an elected representative committee member and Secretary General on the board of Insurance Business Group (IBG) under the auspices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry while serving on the board of various business groups, social and networking organization. His articles, write-ups & blogs could be found on Word Press, periodicals, journals. He has two Bachelor Degrees one in Science and another in Engineering a Master Degree in Business Management.

Aftab is on the board of below listed companies in respective capacities;

1. 'Risk Exchange (DIFC) Limited' Dubai, UAE - Chairman
2. 'Risk Exchange International Holdings Pte. Ltd', Singapore - Chairman
3. 'Maritime Management DMCCO' (MMC), Dubai, UAE - Chairman
4. 'MMC GLOBAL INDIA Pvt. Ltd', Mumbai, India - Chairman
5. 'A2R SOLUTIONS', Dubai, UAE - Chairman
6. 'Arya Insurance Brokerage Co. (LLC)', Dubai, UAE - Chief Executive

Aftab's engages closely with CEO's / CFO's / HR Director's & Senior management team in the region through workshops, roundtable discussions, and interviews, providing guidance on insurance & reinsurance related matters. He frequently speaks at industry forums and conferences, and is often quoted in the media, providing opinion and analysis on his related technology trends and strategies in global and emerging markets. He has been speaking at various conferences, summits and seminars on various topics from his associated industry which could be viewed on his YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/Mraftabhasan

X Topic Abstract

Blockchain is not a Technology
What is Decentralized computing
Why Decentralisation is critical
How do you measure decentralization
Why Bitcoin is important
Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms
PoW vs PoS vs DPoS
Bitcoin vs Blockchain vs DLT
Blockchain killers - Tangle & Hashgraph review
Blockchain vs DAG
Private vs public blockchains
Cryptoasset valuations
Cryptoeconomics and Game Theory
State of Blockchain implementation
Democratising Identity using Blockchain
What is Self Sovereign Digital identity

Speaker Profile

I am a TOGAF 9.1 & COBIT5F certified Lead Blockchain Strategist & Enterprise Architect with more than 4 years of consulting, strategy, architecture and development experience in Decentralized Computing space a.k.a BLOCKCHAIN. As an Enterprise Architect, I have 14+ years of experience interacting with C-Level executives in developing IT Strategies, Large Scale Transformation Plans & Blueprints, Enterprise Architectures (Business, Information, Application, Technology), IT Roadmaps, Governance Models, Portfolio & Program Management. I possess in depth experience in delivering Business Process outsourcing, Technology Outsourcing as well as Application Development & maintenance initiatives (12+ years in SDLC). Served Government, BFSI, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Oil & Gas, Energy, Transport, etc.
I have in-depth knowledge and experience in Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts as well as highly developed analytical, solution conceptualization, delivery & consulting skills. In addition, I have a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by Blockchain as a technology and its utility in various industry verticals. Technically, I have worked on Hyperledger Fabric, Composer, Quorum, Cord R3 and Ethereum’s Solidity to develop a holistic understanding of DLT platforms
As a Senior Enterprise Architect& Management Consultant, I lead the Blockchain Strategy and Architecture Consulting Practice for a startup in GCC.

X Topic Abstract

The session will aim to discuss real world challenges in implementation of the private/permissioned blockchains for implementation of enterprise grade production implementations and what to take care to achieve quick gains.

Speaker Profile

An expert technologist with 18+ years of industry experience, in enabling banks, governments and private organizations to realize value using innovative technology solutions. Ali heads the technology wing of Avanza and is CTO of Avanza Innovations. Along with his team, Ali is passionate about building the next level solutions in the space of blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Smart Cities.

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Our Speakers

Aftab Hasan


Arya Insurance Brokerage Co. (LLC)

Ammar Akhtar

Founder and CEO


Shameer Thaha

Regional CEO

Accubits (MENA region)

Ashish K Singh



Gustavo A. Montero


Agar LLC

Rahul Kanotra

Senior Implementation Specialist

Wirecard AG

Ali Safri

Chief Technology Officer

Avanza Innovations

Deborah Webster

Founder and CEO


Our Pricing

Group of three or more

AED 1098

Till July 26
Early Bird

AED 1465

Till June 30

AED 1833

Till July 26

Our Testimonial


Who can attend Blockchain Summit in Dubai?

Blockchain Summit 2018 in Dubai is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field. Chairmen, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Managing Directors, Global Heads, Blockchain specialists from banks, financial Institutions, financial service providers, accountants, consultancies, financial technology companies, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Why to attend Blockchain Summit in Dubai?

Understand the state of development of blockchain technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by blockchain technologies. Using blockchain as a tool for innovation across your organisation

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.

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