August 09, 2017




100 Tickets


8+ Professional Speakers

About the event

The Blockchain Summit, organized by the UNICOM will take place on 09th August 2017 Dubai. The Blockchain Conference 2017 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.

"As revolutionary as it sounds, Blockchain truly is a mechanism to bring everyone to the highest degree of accountability. No more missed transactions, human or machine errors, or even an exchange that was not done with the consent of the parties involved. Above anything else, the most critical area where Blockchain helps is to guarantee the validity of a transaction by recording it not only on a main register but a connected distributed system of registers, all of which are connected through a secure validation mechanism."

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that minimizes fraud and maximizes efficiency, security & transparency in supply chains, healthcare, global money systems, financial technologies, democratic elections, auction of public assets, energy trading, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services, IoT and much, much more. Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralised networks. It is critical for stakeholders to formulate careful legal and business strategies around novel business models as the technology and infrastructure, as well as the corresponding market appetite and regulatory structures, evolve rapidly in disparate global markets.

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Kunal is a startup entrepreneur, the Founder and CEO of uTrade Solutions, and Hashcove, India based Fintech firms.

Previous Kunal has worked in Capital Markets in Lehman Brothers, Nomura and BNP Paribas in London. He holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from PEC, Chandigarh, India, and an MBA from Essec, Paris, France.

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As the speed of digitization is accelerating, we are also connecting more and more machine and things to the internet. We expect 50 Billion connected devices 2020.

The emergence of this internet of things (IoT) leads to great opportunities to transform industries, but opens also the door for new types of threats. How do you ensure that all these connected devices and sensors are secure, and how do you ensure that the data originating from these devices has not be tampered.

In this seminar we will look at industry opportunities, security threats and how blockchain can play a key role in safeguarding the integrity of the IoT Devices.

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Industry thought leader with 20+ years Experience in the Mobile industry, Jean-Luc Scherer is an IoT and Innovation Specialist . After many years with Ericsson supporting service providers in their digital transformation and selling IoT, Bigdata and Cloud solutions. Jean-Luc has recently founded Innoopolis, A Digital Innovation Factory, with the ambition to help enterprises and startups to get more out of their innovation initiatives. Jean-Luc is regularly featured in Innovation and Tech Magazine, part of multiple innovation juries and is also an active member of the UAE startup eco-system.

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Dubai BlockChain Evangelist and Management Consultant that has led consulting engagements in 23 Countries. Saqr has been part of the global BlockChain team since 2015. He has advised government and private sector clients on their BlockChain agenda and is currently in charge of the local consulting projects for BlockChain. During his time in Middle East and Africa he has worked for the world’s largest business consulting company; leading strategy engagements, business performance enhancement projects and multinational template rollouts.

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Every change takes time to adopt because it the end of the day, its the people who make decisions of using technology and how it is used. This process can be fast tracked by top down commitment as well demonstrate benefits in everyday life.

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Adnan Masood is a dynamic and goal oriented senior executive with a track record of creating new revenue streams through innovative propositions and product evolution. Adnan has hired, trained and led high performing teams for service providers for Retail (B2C & B2B) and Wholesale segments in Asia Pacific and in the Middle East.

Adnan founded Park Key, first of its kind on-demand, cashless parking booking platform in the region. Prior to Park Key, Adnan created new revenue streams at du by developing Managed & Digital Services strategy, product roadmap and successfully launched number of products and services covering Advanced Connectivity, Business Cloud (IaaS/SaaS), Data Centres, Enterprise Mobility, Converged Communications, Managed Security & IoT.

Prior to joining du, Adnan successfully doubled IP and data revenue by launching Australia’s first, MidBand Ethernet which increased AAPT’s ability to delivered high value services from 5% of the business market to 67% in one year. Previously, he led a regional marketing team while working for NTT Communications.

Adnan has over 16 years experience in key positions in both global ICT companies and holds MBA in Marketing and Graduate Diploma in Information Systems from University of Canberra, Australia.

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Discussion the development of technology on traditional roles within Banking and Financial Services and how Fintech is creating new and exciting opportunities.

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James has over 15 years of experience in Banking and Finance, Executive Search Recruitment. Having started his career with the leading banking recruitment firm, Jonathan Wren in London, he then joined HBOS as the Head of Internal Recruitment within Investment Services before moving to the Middle East to establish Hudson Global’s Dubai Office in Banking & Financial Services in 2008. Following many successful years James has had the opportunity to establish three Global Recruitment firms in the UAE. James has an unparalleled track record of Senior placements in the MENA Banking industry, and entrepreneurial ability to develop successful recruitment businesses. He is now the Regional Head of Cobalt Recruitment in MENA, where he has been given the opportunity to lead and develop one of the highest quality global recruitment firms utilizing the best and most innovative executive search strategies.

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Crime and corruptions are top problems in emerging and developing countries, according to Global Attitude Survey. While it is popular as the technology behind the "e-currency", blockchain can also help to support establishment of Good and Clean Governance. This talk will focus on how blockchain technology can be utilized to combat corruptions, fighting tax evasions and other issues commonly found mainly in developing countries. Based on the past real life events, the speaker will introduce examples on conceptual use of blockchain to deal with such issues shall they rise again in the future.

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Judhi Prasetyo is a Dubai based technology entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in information and communication technology field, contributing his service to various verticals including government entities and law enforcement agencies in more than 15 countries. He has special interest in using technology for socially responsible activities to improve the quality of life. Outside the work routine, Judhi conducts voluntary workshops and mentoring of electronics, computer and robotics for university students and general public. He is also the founding member of Indonesian Business Council in Dubai and Asian Business Council Alliance in UAE.

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Khaled Al Amri has over 15 years of vast experience in IT sector with knowledge and expertise in areas of information security, advance biometrics, VoIP, RFID, IoT, software engineering, management, sales and marketing. Featured twice in "up-to-date" TV show Saudi channel 2 discussing Automated FingerPrint Identification System (AFIS) and Biometrics in general such as Iris, Facial, Vein and other technologies.

Khaled wrote several articles in major newspapers and magazines such as Alriyadh Newspaper, Alwatan and others. He was interviewed by Dar Al Hayat on security business growth in the region. Furthermore, he designed, developed and implemented complete high-end solutions to fortune 100 companies in the Middle East to solve critical business applications and enhance productivity.

A member of the computer engineering department, Industrial Advisory Committee at prestigious King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)

A member of ASIS International

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The Future of Identity and how blockhain can be leveraged to solve of the key challanges

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Vignesh has extensive industry knowledge in the blockchain space and has been actively involved in the ecosystem since 2014. He set up the first bitcoin exchange in the UAE and has been developing solutions using blockchain, primarily for financial industry through associations with Fintech startups. He also serves as an active member of the Dubai Blockchain Council & been part of Dubai Future Accelerators. Vignesh holds an MBA in Innovation & Strategy.

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Anshul is a global technology leader who has been instrumental in driving technology transformations for businesses in the range of multi Billion USD as revenues. He has been key player at organizations which have been on an average 30% growth year on year in a career spanning almost two decades. Worked in geographies like US, Europe, South East Asia and Middle East for many years driving and delivering multimillion Technology transformations. Anshul has built & led local, regional, and global teams across 3 continents.

Anshul is been researching and implementing blockchain across industries for past couple of years. Blockchain on trade finance, retail banking, lending, insurance, healthcare and many others have been key drivers of research and implementation.

Anshul is been mentoring startups and management students since 2012. Startups mentored are in the space of analytics, big data for financial services, mobility, tech based micro finance, healthcare tech and analytics, Artificial Intelligence, tech based retail merchandising, logistics and mobile wallets. Startups mentored are across geographies viz, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Middle East (UAE and Bahrain).

A leader with major operating tenets as driving technology transformation through thought leadership, innovation, analytics & delivering value to stakeholders. Experience has been around taking up strategic technology initiatives, architecting, delivering and managing it at an enterprise level.

Capitalized on opportunities to drive revenues, profits, and growth. Strong P&L management.

Couple of Awards
CIO of the year award, InfoSec Maestro Award, CSO Next of the year award.
CISO award from MESA.
CIO100 award from CNME
AXA Innovation award won 3 times in a row.

Anshul writes on Blockchain, Innovation, Big Data and Transformations and couple of publications are available in CNME and innovation and Tech (Middle East), Data quest, LinkedIn and PM Network.


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Standard Price : USD 1000

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Past Sponsors


Event Speakers

Kunal Nandwani

Founder and CEO

uTrade Solutions

Jean-Luc Scherer

CEO and Founder


Wael Youssef

Digital Solutions Director

Orange Business Services

Adnan Masood

Founder | Entrepreneur

Park Key

Judhi Prasetyo

Technology Entrepreneur, Founding Member

Indonesian Business Council in Dubai and Asian Business Council Alliance in UAE

Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer

Union Insurance

Saqr Ereiqat

Blockchain Evangelist


James Collin

Regional Director - MENA


Vignesh Raja

Advisor Blockchain Technologies

Wipro Limited

Khaled Al Amri


Electronic Business Transactions Co. ( E B T C O )

Event Price list (09th)

(09th August)

Super Early Bird : USD 299
(AED 1098)
(Till 15th June 2017)
Early Bird : USD 399
(AED 1465)
(Till 30th July 2017)
Standard Price : USD 499
(AED 1832)
(Till 09th August 2017)

Brand your Organisation

Standard Price : USD 1000

You can also choose to strategically brand your organisation as per the below combo offer.

Package includes:

Full day attendance to the event

Website branding

Logo on brochure

Speaking Slot - 30 minute presentation slot or panel discussion (optional)

Name tag branding

Brochure inserts

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Event FAQS

Blockchain Summit 2017 in Dubai is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field.


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

A. As this is predominantly an event for the Blockchain, if you are interested in attending. Please note that there will be a charge to attend as a student(can avail special discount as a student).


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Shangri-La Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Rd,
Near Financial Metro Station,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2nd Floor, #99/A,
Green Glen Layout,
Bengaluru – 560103 ,
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