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

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

REALISING BLOCKCHAIN’S POTENIAL FOR ENTERPRISES

9:00 am - 9:10 am ORGANISER

9:10 am - 9:20 am CHAIRPERSON

Blockchain Market Size is expected to cross USD 16 billion mark by 2024; according to a report by Global Market Insights, Inc. While Governments around the world are using blockchain to develop a competitive advantage worth billions, global enterprises are yet to incorporate the “biggest revolution since the internet”.

9:20 am - 9:50 am INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Government as an innovator - the best usecases of Blockchain in the public sector

Taavi Roivas - Former Prime Minister, Estonia
  • digital identity as a huge enabler
  • using blockchain to safeguard data
  • regulating in an enabling way
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Taavi Roivas

Former Prime Minister
Estonia

While Governments around the world are using blockchain to develop a competitive advantage that could be worth billions, global enterprises are yet to incorporate the “biggest revolution since the internet”.

  • How can blockchain help businesses achieve transformation
  • How to determine if blockchain is the right fit for your organisation
  • How will cryptocurrency volatility affect your platform
  • Balancing the high cost of adoption with risk of implementation

Panelists:
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Les Male

Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), UAE

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Dr. Bernd van Linder

Chief Executive Officer
Commercial Bank of Dubai, UAE

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Jacques Von Benecke

Chief Digital Officer
OSN

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Emre Karter

Treasury and Trade Solutions Head Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey (MENAPT)
Citi

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Navin Gupta

Managing Director, South Asia & MENA
Ripple

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Tina Singh

Chief Digital Officer
Mahindra Finance

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Jean-Luc Scherer

CEO and Founder
Innoopolis

10:30 am - 11:10 am SPEED NETWORKING & BREAK

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

11:10 am - 11:40 am GLOBAL SHAPER - Ripple: Managing security and cyber threats in transactions and using DLT in remittance use cases

Navin Gupta - Managing Director, South Asia & MENA, Ripple
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Navin Gupta

Managing Director, South Asia & MENA
Ripple

INTEROPERABILITY
Different projects work on different platforms, use different coding language, consensus mechanisms and privacy and security measures. As a large enterprise, working with several platforms and projects hence becomes a very hectic job. To ensure Blockchain is mass enabled and implemented, there is a need for a set ecosystem and standards to ensure the right platforms are used and internal and external collaborations can become easier.

11:40 am - 12:00 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT- AIRLINES: UNITED IN BLOCKCHAIN- How AIR FRANCE - KLM is exploring Blockchain to find new business models, and the impact of Blockchain on the travel Industry

Florian Pautot - Lead Blockchain Developer, Air France - KLM
Air France - KLM wants to use blockchain to improve cooperation, and productivity in its businesses within the group.
  • Key benefits of blockchain for airlines
  • Understanding blockchain implementation requirements in airline industry
  • Building a trusted network and understanding decentralised record sharing amongst stakeholders
  • Understanding skillsets needed to manage the implementation and developing internal competencies
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Florian Pautot

Lead Blockchain Developer
Air France - KLM

KYC AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT 
Despite the importance of an efficient Know Your Customer (KYC) strategy in the finance industry, it remains a very inefficient and tedious process with a huge risk of duplication and error, making it costly to the organisation and risky to the customer experience. With blockchain, the finance industry has finally found an efficient way to gain swift and secure access to clean and up-to-date data of their customers, which will not just enable huge cost savings, but will definitely help the industry reduce the overall $10bn spent on Anti Money Laundering compliances by knowing their customers better.

KYC using blockchain tech is a serious consideration for banks and financial institutions faced with on boarding inefficiencies.

  • What will be the future of identity management powered blockchain
  • How Blockchain enabled KYC can eliminate the risks of the current identity management methodologies whilst also saving businesses millions of US$

Panelists:
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Toon Leijtens

Chief Technology Officer
Komgo, Switzerland

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Jameel Khan

Head of Strategy and Governance
Mashreq Bank, UAE

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Amol Bahuguna

Head of Payments and Cash Management, Institutional and Transaction Banking
Commercial Bank of Dubai, UAE

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Shafique R Ibrahim

Group Head of IT
Al Fardan Group, UAE

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT - COMODITY: TRADING PIONEERING BLOCKCHAIN FOR COMMODITY TRADING - Introducing KOMGO

Toon Leijtens - Chief Technology Officer, Komgo, Switzerland
A consortium of companies active in commodities representing 15 of the world’s largest institutions founded Komgo to facilitate transactions between extractors, traders, financiers and to reduce mobility of capital. Find out what the driver for this partnership is and how will it transform commodity trading in the future.

  • How Komgo aims to build a truly open and more efficient network within commodity trading
  • The journey from an idea to large scale implementation within these institutions and how the rest can follow
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Toon Leijtens

Chief Technology Officer
Komgo, Switzerland

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

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

PRIVACY AND DATA GOVERNANCE

  • Blockchain in the fintech industry
  • Blockchain initiatives in India and how far the Indian Fintech Industry has come with Blockchain
  • DBS Bank's successful blockchain initiatives and the next phase of finance
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Ankur Khera

Assistant Vice President, Innovation Lead
Development Bank of Singapore (DBS Bank)

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm Healthbank’s approach to DLT

Reto Schegg - CEO, Healthbank Innovation AG

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Reto Schegg

CEO
Healthbank Innovation AG

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm How blockchain will change the way we use and see energy

Ali Kassab - CEO, Centurion & Co

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Ali Kassab

CEO
Centurion & Co

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm END OF DAY SIP AND CHAT

Relax and reflect on the day’s excitement with a beautiful Dubai setting