19 - 20 February, 2019 | The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 20 February 2019

9:10 am - 9:30 am CHAIRPERSON

Day 1 wrap-up, Day 2 rev-up!

SECURING YOUR BLOCKS

There is no doubt that DLT is quite a secure technology and is proven to be more secure than current security infrastructure. But with advancing technologies also comes advanced hackers and this has been proven in such a short time itself. Blockchain users are being heavily targeted by cybercriminals for profits, and the best example is the crypto theft against Coincheck which resulted in the loss of $532m in NEM Coin earlier this year. Phising, Malware, Cryptojacking and vulnerabilities are few of the common ways attackers have tried and been successful in hacking into Blockchain networks and there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure a secure implementation of Blockchain if industries and governments are to use them

9:30 am - 10:00 am EFFICIENCY, SECURITY AND FLEXIBILITY – DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Blockchain is portrayed as the ultimate secure solution but why are we so confident that it is really reliable? Have we explored all the potential threats of blockchain and what do we mean by saying that blockchain is secure?

  • How can you ensure that your organisation is not affected by the increasing cyber threats towards Blockchain technologies which costed $490m in 2017?
  • Ensuring you have a secure and a blockchain-ready infrastructure
  • Is Blockchain un-hackable? Are you ready to risk tokenising all your data on blocks in the current cyber world?
Hadeel Ahmad Hajar, Manager- Clinical Licensing at Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory (DHCR)

Hadeel Ahmad Hajar

Manager- Clinical Licensing
Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory (DHCR)

  • Lack of centralised standards combined with potential security vulnerabilities and concerns about data privacy are perceived as key challenges to the wider adoption of Blockchain
  • Why standards and interoperability matter for a secure infrastructure?
  • The possible vulnerabilities when connecting legacy systems with new blockchain projects and how to protect them
  • How different blockchain projects can cause vulnerability and the importance of connecting and interoperating between different blockchain projects
Dr Nasser AlSaedi, Head of Information Security and AI Consultant at Abu Dhabi Police, UAE

Dr Nasser AlSaedi

Head of Information Security and AI Consultant
Abu Dhabi Police, UAE

Fawaz Shakralla, Head of IT at BIPD – Bahrain Institute for Political Development

Fawaz Shakralla

Head of IT
BIPD – Bahrain Institute for Political Development

Jean-Luc Scherer, CEO and Founder  at Innoopolis

Jean-Luc Scherer

CEO and Founder
Innoopolis

Reto Schegg, CEO at Healthbank Innovation AG

Reto Schegg

CEO
Healthbank Innovation AG

10:30 am - 11:00 am INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: MOBILITY LEVERAGING BLOCKCHAIN FOR SAFER, GREENER AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY-INTRODUCING MOBI

BMW, GM, FORD and Renault joined efforts to explore the potential of blockchain in automotive and mobility space by creating MOBI- the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative. The group is using Blockchain to make transportation safer, accessible and affordable. Find out how.
Sebastien Henot, Manager of Business Innovation at Renault Innovation Silicon Valley, USA

Sebastien Henot

Manager of Business Innovation
Renault Innovation Silicon Valley, USA

11:00 am - 11:30 am NETWORKING BREAK

Swap business-cards and break the ice with your fellow participants to start making those valuable connections

11:30 am - 12:00 pm BIG PICTURE: Building a sustainable blockchain use-case


Fawaz Shakralla, Head of IT at BIPD – Bahrain Institute for Political Development

Fawaz Shakralla

Head of IT
BIPD – Bahrain Institute for Political Development

ENHANCING NETWORK TRANSPARENCY AND COMMUNICATION

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT-SUPPLY CHAIN: BLOCKCHAIN AND SUPPLY CHAIN: Building a next generation universal supply chain operating system

There is a growing awareness among global executives that blockchain can offer a new way to mitigate the possibility of supply chain fraud, waste and abuse. The technology also has the ability to improve supply chain financial crime risk management and help for anti-fraud efforts in supply chains.

  • How blockchain can enable a more traceable and transparent supply chain network
  • Tracking the product journey securely and with full transparency and how it can reduce time delays and human errors
  • Reducing the internal audits and processes by having a shared and indelible ledger
Mohamed Saad Mousa, Chief Information Security Officer at IKEA Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Saad Mousa

Chief Information Security Officer
IKEA Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

  • Reaching the trillion dollar valuation by having a set framework in place to promote acceptance
  • Why countries are still contemplating on using blockchain and the challenges that such technologies present to the legislation
  • The right regulatory framework: A key to smart cities
  • What can organisations, alliances and solution providers do to promote a framework without stifling innovation
Tobias Young, Head of Product Development and Strategy at Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, UAE

Tobias Young

Head of Product Development and Strategy
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, UAE

Imran Sarwar, Senior Enterprise Architect at Dubai Customs, UAE

Imran Sarwar

Senior Enterprise Architect
Dubai Customs, UAE

THE BIGGEST HURDLE: REGULATION

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm What is the present state of regulations in the major jurisdictions in the world?


Premindra Rajaram, Editor at Bitcoin Magazine

Premindra Rajaram

Editor
Bitcoin Magazine

THE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

IDG’s: INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Interactive Group Discussions (IDGs) are the perfect setting for audiences to come together and discuss their ideas, insights and opinions on specific topics. Each IDG has a leader who will lead the discussion and mention key points that the audience seated can engage in, creating a platform for interactive conversations and learnings from like minded individuals, from similar work backgrounds of industries, hence leading into a thought provoking discussion.

IDG One

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BLOCKCHAIN FOR GOOD

IDG Two

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BLOCKCHAIN FOR SME’s
Jean-Luc Scherer, CEO and Founder  at Innoopolis

Jean-Luc Scherer

CEO and Founder
Innoopolis

IDG Three

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm LET'S TOKENIZE THE WORLD
Premindra Rajaram, Editor at Bitcoin Magazine

Premindra Rajaram

Editor
Bitcoin Magazine

IDG Four

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CHOSING THE RIGHT STARTUP: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY
Shafique R Ibrahim, Group Head of IT at Al Fardan Group, UAE

Shafique R Ibrahim

Group Head of IT
Al Fardan Group, UAE

IDG Five

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WHY THE HUMAN TOUCH IS STILL CRUCIAL


3:00 pm - 3:20 pm THE FUTURE YOUTH AND INCUBATORS: BLOCKCHAIN AND FUTURE TECH LABS AS A PLATFORM FOR INNOVATION

The role of governments and influencers in creating a “Blockchain comfortable society”

  • Developing future youth to embrace and drive innovation
  • What can our future generations do with our existing blockchain technologies and how can they make it better?

3:20 pm - 5:30 pm VC CORNER: STARTUP PITCHES

Showcasing the most creative global tech entrepreneurs, this pitch platform will demonstrate some of the most exciting investment opportunities through innovative new solutions.

10 minute pitches from each start-up highlighting their blockchain technology and how it can help your business problem through their innovation.

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Closing Remarks & End of Conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.