Future Blockchain Summit 2018 starts in Dubai tomorrow

DUBAI, More than 100 financial experts and industry stalwarts are already present in Dubai to attend the Future Blockchain Summit, with the emirate going a long way already to pronounce itself the Blockchain capital of the world, hosting the first ever summit on the groundbreaking technology.

The two-day event, starting tomorrow in the Dubai World Trade Centre, goes in unison with the UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021′, launched recently by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with the goal of becoming a world leader in adopting technology.

This secure, transparent, efficient technology is swiftly changing the landscape of commerce around the globe, and is where it’s potential for business, governance, industries and start-ups will be revealed.

According to recent research by the International Data Corporation, Blockchain spending in the Middle East and North Africa Region only will surge to US$80.8 billion in 2018 billion from $38.9 billion in 2017.

The event will see the technology gurus laying the foundation to create, exchange and build – for what is now acclaimed as the future of trade and finance.

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, Linux Foundation; Maja Vujinovic, Chief Innovation Officer, General Electric; and Chris Ballinger, CFO and Head of Mobility Services, Toyota Research Institute, will be among the 60+ elite speakers.

With its mandate to deliver a city powered by Blockchain by 2020, official host Smart Dubai Office will welcome global tech visionaries, government policy-makers, business leaders and pioneers to share their experiences and forge international alliances at this event. It will serve as the focal point for global dialogue and will act as an experiential showcase of the far-reaching progress, opportunities and impact of Blockchain.

The event is projected to attract 100+ exhibitors, 1,500 attendees and 9,000 visitors, who will be privy to the inroads this technology has made in varying sectors, including Healthcare, Urban planning and Real Estate, Retail and Digital Commerce, Fintech and Banking as well as Tourism and Transport Energy.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Future Blockchain Summit 2018 starts in Dubai tomorrow

DUBAI, More than 100 financial experts and industry stalwarts are already present in Dubai to attend the Future Blockchain Summit, with the emirate going a long way already to pronounce itself the Blockchain capital of the world, hosting the first ever summit on the groundbreaking technology.

The two-day event, starting tomorrow in the Dubai World Trade Centre, goes in unison with the UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021′, launched recently by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, with the goal of becoming a world leader in adopting technology.

This secure, transparent, efficient technology is swiftly changing the landscape of commerce around the globe, and is where it’s potential for business, governance, industries and start-ups will be revealed.

According to recent research by the International Data Corporation, Blockchain spending in the Middle East and North Africa Region only will surge to US$80.8 billion in 2018 billion from $38.9 billion in 2017.

The event will see the technology gurus laying the foundation to create, exchange and build – for what is now acclaimed as the future of trade and finance.

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, Linux Foundation; Maja Vujinovic, Chief Innovation Officer, General Electric; and Chris Ballinger, CFO and Head of Mobility Services, Toyota Research Institute, will be among the 60+ elite speakers.

With its mandate to deliver a city powered by Blockchain by 2020, official host Smart Dubai Office will welcome global tech visionaries, government policy-makers, business leaders and pioneers to share their experiences and forge international alliances at this event. It will serve as the focal point for global dialogue and will act as an experiential showcase of the far-reaching progress, opportunities and impact of Blockchain.

The event is projected to attract 100+ exhibitors, 1,500 attendees and 9,000 visitors, who will be privy to the inroads this technology has made in varying sectors, including Healthcare, Urban planning and Real Estate, Retail and Digital Commerce, Fintech and Banking as well as Tourism and Transport Energy.

Source: Emirates News Agency