The blockchain future summit kicks off from 2-3 May 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center, and is hosted by Smart Dubai. More than 7,000 boards of directors, industry leaders and experts from all over the world will meet to discuss accelerating the process Dependence on blockchain applications in Dubai and abroad. This conference focuses on overcoming the stage of technical feasibility studies and theories, where more than 70 dialogue sessions will be held to plan in order to come out with practical applications on the ground, and to work to create opportunities, stimulate, and accelerate the process of relying on promising technology at the level of all sectors and different industries, Including retail, e-commerce, health care, transportation, education, creative economy, hospitality, tourism, energy, financial technology, banking services, safety and security.
The two-day event will host the first program for dialogue and exchange of knowledge among global leaders worldwide, which includes closed sessions bringing together the most prominent government leaders and officials of Blockchain technology and high-level industry representatives to discuss challenges and opportunities in the areas of governance and interoperability. A pilot exhibition will be held for the public, free of charge, to showcase pioneering projects and review novelties and innovative ideas by more than 60 government agencies and private institutions, in addition to hosting the last phase of the Blockchain challenge launched by Smart Dubai, which is a competition for emerging companies, And entrepreneurs who specialize in Block Chain. In addition, the event will provide an educational platform in the field of Blockchain through educational and practical workshops, such as “Block Chain 101”, in addition to interactive sessions and a specialized exhibition with the aim of enhancing knowledge and expertise for those wishing to know more about Block Chain technology.
Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr, General Manager of Smart Dubai office said: “Block Chain technology holds huge potential for the future, untapped by many different industries, ranging from health care to transportation to energy.”
The event will host a group of eminent personalities and entrepreneurs from all over the world as speakers, numbering more than 60 speakers, more than half of whom come to the region for the first time, including Dr. Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, and CEO of information technology for “Evripidia” It is a wikipedia-like encyclopedia, built entirely on blockchain technology, and Imogen Hipe, twice winner of the Grammy Awards, and founder of the music app “Mycelia”, a music distribution platform based on its blockchain technology, and Brian Pelindorf, CEO of Hyperledger , A well-known figure in the open source support movement run by the Linux Foundation. In addition to a group of innovators, experts and pioneers from the United Nations, Toyota, “Vodafone”, the European Parliament, “Bank of America” and “DHL”