Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 6 February 2018

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Start of conference, registration with welcome refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:00 AM Start of conference, registration with welcome refreshments

The key to enabling a successful transition to blockchain is the formation of a multi-stakeholder consensus on how the technology functions.
Blockchain needs to be governed through a multi-stakeholder approach, without such cooperation, its potential could become seriously stalled.

  • Understand the importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration and develop a framework to achieve a healthy blockchain ecosystem
  • Learn how collaboration and cooperation in blockchain are essential to maximising benefits and opportunities of this powerful technology
  • Discover how multi-stakeholder collaboration can build a healthy ecosystem and improve trust
  • Understand how to best overcome multi-stakeholder interests within a complex network of industries


Franco Bosoni

DMCC Innovation Hub
Andrew Rippon

Andrew Rippon

Principal Consultant and Blockchain Evangelist

Krishna Kumar

Chief Operating Officer
Commercial Bank of Dubai

9:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Uncovering Innovation in Healthcare through Blockchain – Governance and Applications

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM The core of blockchain – visualising the chained blocks

Shajahan K. Kakkatti, Cyber Security & IT Quality, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Connecting the blocks: Going beyond blockchain buzzwords and hashtags
  • Exploring the core of blockchain and gain in depth knowledge on how blockchain functions
  • Out with the old: Drawing a clear line between integrated systems versus blockchain
  • Used case study examples

Shajahan K. Kakkatti

Shajahan K. Kakkatti

Cyber Security & IT Quality
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM SelfSell - Share your excellence with the world

Ligong Liu , Co-founder , SelfSell

Ligong Liu


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cyber strikes back! - The inception of a new paradigm (Naoris Cyber Blockchain)

David Joao Vieira Carvalho, CEO and Founder , Naoris Amar Singh, CEO , Cyber Management Alliance

David Joao Vieira Carvalho

CEO and Founder

Amar Singh

Cyber Management Alliance

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Networking break

12:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM Beyond the hype: Blockchain in financial services

Massimiliano Di Gregorio, Partner, Digital and Technology Consulting Lead, PwC
An overview of how blockchain is used and will be used to transform key financial services products and processes. During the session, we will cover specific case studies regarding the application of blockchain to key financial services inside and outside the Middle East, encompassing client facing solutions and internal processes which can be automated, enhanced or created using blockchain as a key enabler.

Massimiliano Di Gregorio

Partner, Digital and Technology Consulting Lead

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM The bitcoin revolution: The value of cryptocurrencies to any organisation

Krishna Kumar, Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Understand how cryptocurrencies can add value to your organisation
  • Evaluate whether investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is worth the gamble
  • Learn how businesses are harnessing cryptocurrencies and why your organisation cannot afford to ignore it

Krishna Kumar

Chief Operating Officer
Commercial Bank of Dubai

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Trust no one: How blockchain will revolutionize data security

Martin Baroš, Co-Founder and CEO,

Martin Baroš

Co-Founder and CEO
  • How will blockchain drive economic growth in the GCC
  • Beyond the finance sector: How will blockchain disrupt sectors beyond the finance sector
  • What will a world driven by blockchain look like a decade from now


Simone Vernacchia

Senior Digital & Technology Consulting Director
Hans Henrik Christensen

Hans Henrik Christensen

Director of Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Franco Bosoni

DMCC Innovation Hub

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Asia’s Biggest ICO Producing Company - AI Innovation Japan

Hideki Ehara , Manager , AI Innovation Japan

Hideki Ehara

AI Innovation Japan

2:15 PM - NaN:NaN AM How to use blockchain technologies for human-powered telepresence systems

Fulvio Dominici, CEO , Ubiatar

Fulvio Dominici


2:30 PM - NaN:NaN AM Next gen VR encyclopedia

Urvantsev Konstantin, CEO , Altair

Urvantsev Konstantin


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Closing remarks by chair and lunch

3:45 PM - 3:45 PM Close of conference