Blockchain

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The Future of Blockchain

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  1. SOPHIA, Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics –  Official Ambassador of Global Blockchain Show
  2. LENNIX LAI, Chief Commercial Officer, OKX
  3. DOMINIC WILLIAMS, Founder & Chief Scientist, DFINITY Foundation
  4. NIKHIL JOSHI, COO, EMURGO
  5. JORDI ALEXANDER, Chief Alchemist, Mantle
  6. CARMEN TAN, Chief Communications Officer, CoinW
  7. CARL RUNEFELT, Founder, The Moon Group
  8. GREY JABESI, Founder, Crypto University
  9. DR. SAMEER AL ANSARI, CEO, RAK DAO
  10. ALEXANDRE ELKRIEF, Co-founder and Co-CEO, August (Prev. Fractal)
  11. ALICIA KAO, Managing Director, KuCoin
  12. DR. EBRAHIM AL ALKEEM AL ZAABI, Director Digital Transformation – Cyber Security – AI Expert, Govt of Abu Dhabi
  13. VIVIEN LIN, Chief Product Officer, BingX
  14. LUKASZ ZELIGOWSKI, Founder & CTO, Kanga Exchange
  15. DAVID PALMER, Chief Product Officer, Co-founder, Vodafone’s Digital Asset Broker (DAB) Platform, Vodafone
  16. JEREMY FIRSTER, Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Cardano Foundation
  17. Nick Spanos, Bitcoin Pioneer/Founder, Bitcoin Center
  18. VUGAR, Chief Operating Officer, Bitget
  19. CHRISTIAN GLEICH, International Ambassador, European Blockchain Association
  20. ROBERT QUARTLY JANEIRO, CSO, Bitrue
  21. RICHARD MUIRHEAD, Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures LLP
  22. BRIAN CRAIN, CEO, Chorus One
  23. STEFAN KIMMEL, CEO, M2
  24. ANDY KU, Founder and CEO, ALTAVA Group
  25. SAQR MASHHOR EREIQAT, Partner, TradeDog Market Managers
  26. PANKHURI BANSAL, Blockchain & AI Expert, United Nations/ Blockom
  27. CONSTANTIN KOGAN, Partner, TradeDog VC
  28. TONE VAYS, Financial Analyst, Founder, Financial Summit
  29. PIERRE SAMATIES, Partner | Global Co-Head Crypto Economy, Roland Berger
  30. SAMUEL HUBER, CEO, Landvault
  31. MARIO NAWFAL, Founder and CEO, IBC Ventures
  32. MAURIZIO PEDRAZZOLI GRAZIOLI, Founder, Mr.M Podcast
  33. DR. THOMAS NÄGELE, Founder & Managing Partner, NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC
  34. BADER AL KALOOTI, Head MEASAT, Binance
  35. MICHAEL JERLIS, Founder & CEO, Emcd
  36. TOBY GILBERT, Co-founder and CEO, Coinweb
  37. ALEX FAZEL, Chief Partnership Officer, Swissborg
  38. EDUL PATEL, CEO & Co-founder, Mudrex
  39. Phillip Lord, President, Oobit
  40. ASSAD DAR, Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Medieval Empires
  41. ANDRE JR AYOTTE, Partner, Modus Capital
  42. Geoff McAlister, Managing Director, Hex Trust Markets
  43. NIKITA SACHDEV, CEO, Luna PR
  44. JAVIER SALINAS, Partner, Digital Asset and Blockchain Leader, BPM LLP
  45. ULDIS TERAUDKAINS, CEO, Nexpay
  46. RAJEEV BAMRA, Senior VP and Head of Decentralized Finance and Digital Assets Strategy, Moody’s Investors Service
  47. MYRIAM BEN SAYEH, EEMEA Crypto Risk & Innovation leader, Mastercard
  48. ZARA ZAMANI, COO & CoFounder, Neoki
  49. BUNDEEP SINGH RANGAR, CEO, Fineqia
  50. CINDERELLA AMAR, Founder, Glass Ventures
  51. Rishabh Gupta, Director, TDeFi
  52. OLIVER VON WOLFF, Founder & CEO, Helion Capital
  53. DAVID SIEMER, CEO & Co-Founder, Wave Digital Assets
  54. BILL QIAN, Chairman, Cypher Capital
  55. AJEET KHURANA, Founder and Angel Investor, Reflexical
  56. BRIAN KUTTIKKAT, Chief Operating Officer, KoinBX
  57. TOBIAS BAUER, Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund
  58. CRIS D. TRAN, Head of Growth, The Sandbox
  59. MATTHIAS MENDE, Founder, Bonuz
  60. SJUUL FOLLINGS, Founder & CEO, AltCryptoTalk
  61. Andres Meneses, Founder & CEO, OG Media Group
  62. Mina Henin, Head of sales, CryptoNewZ
  63. KARNIKA E. YASHWANT, Founder, KEY Difference (Accelerator & VC) Co-Founder, Forward Protocol
  64. ALEX MUKHIN, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Cryptomeria capital
  65. MICHAEL VAN DE POPPE, CEO, MN Trading BV
  66. MARY PEDLER, Founder, INPUT Communications
  67. TARAS YAVORSKYY, General Partner, 3x Capital
  68. ANNA TUTOVA, CEO, Coinstelegram
  69. CHRISTOPHER OBEREDER, Investor/Founder/ Producer, Start Up Chris Ventures/Netflix
  70. LAURA K INAMEDINOVA, CEO, LKI Consultancy
  71. MONTY C. M. METZGER, CEO & Founder, LCX
  72. JOSE F. PEREIRA, Partner, Caerus
  73. KAREN TANG, Head of Communications & Strategic Partnership, First Digital
  74. HADIR GABER, Marketing and branding manager RWA finance. Influencer, Hadir (Hash)
  75. ALEX BELOV, Founder, Coinstelegram
  76. MARIA VOVCHOK, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center – Official Emcee, Global Blockchain Show
  77. MEGAN NILSSON, CEO/Founder, Crypto Megan – Official Emcee, Global Blockchain Show
  • …PLUS MANY MORE!

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08.30
Registration and coffee

09:00
Welcome

Maria Vovchok, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center

09.15
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

HEADLINER: Tron Dao’s Crypto DeFined

H.E. Justin Sun, Founder of TRON, Member of the HTX Global Advisory Board

09:30
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Unlocking future trends in ETFs and institutional flows

Davinci Jeremie, Crypto Educator & Entrepreneur, Davinci Codes Software Design
Martin Bednall, CEO, Jacobi Asset Management
Maurizio Pedrazzoli Grazioli, Founder, Mr. M Podcast

Moderator
Daria Krasnova, Senior Editor, BeInCrypto

10.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: The yin and yang of crypto trading: DEX and CEX landscapes

  • Introduction to crypto trading ecosystems
  • How smart contracts and blockchain technology facilitate trustless trading
  • Comparing security measures in DEX and CEX platforms
  • Considerations for traders navigating both landscapes

Lennix Lai, Chief Commercial Officer, OKX
Carmen Tan, Chief Communications Officer, CoinW

Moderator:
Anton Golub, Founder & Chairman, SwissAssetDAO

10.25
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: New Tokenization experience

Gregorio Maiorano, Co-Founder, Global Market of Artification – GMA

10.40
BLOCKCHAIN REGULATIONS

KEYNOTE: The State of Crypto

Nick Spanos, Bitcoin Pioneer/Founder, Bitcoin Center NYC

11:00
Networking Break

11:30
BLOCKCHAIN REGULATIONS

PANEL: The legal labyrinth to navigating crypto regulations

  • Challenges of existing crypto regulations globally
  • Legal recognition and challenges for DAOs
  • Balancing transparency with privacy in web 3.0
  • Potential impact of regulatory developments on the web 3.0 economy

Nikhil Joshi, COO, EMURGO
Stefan Kimmel, CEO, M2
Lukasz Zeligowski, Founder & CTO, Kanga Exchange
Dr. Thomas Nägele, Managing Partner, NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC
Moderator:
Kevin Soltani, CEO, GIMA group, Managing Partner, Orthogonal Global Group

12:20
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

FIRESIDE CHAT: Taxation and regulation in the blockchain era

  • Exploring how cryptocurrencies are taxed
  • Regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies
  • The challenges and complexities of international taxation for blockchain-based transactions
  • Providing insights into tax planning strategies to minimize tax liabilities

Javier Salinas, Partner, Digital Asset and Blockchain Leader, BPM LLP
Geoff McAlister, Managing Director, Hex Trust Markets

Moderator
Rudy Shoushany, Founder & Host DxTalks

13:00
Networking & Lunch break

14.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

PANEL: Innovating together: Understanding the collaborative potential of Blockchain and generative AI

  • Addressing concerns and misconceptions about AI replacing human labor
  • Speculating on future trends and developments in the blockchain and AI ecosystem
  • Enhanced security and trust: Safeguarding data integrity and privacy with AI and Blockchain
  • Regulatory hurdles: Challenges and opportunities amidst technological advancements

Sophia, Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics
Grey Jabesi, Founder, Crypto University
Saqr Mashhor Ereiqat, Partner, TradeDog Group
Talal Tabbaa, CEO, CoinMena
Amie Lin, Managing Partner, Yuzu Capital, PENTAIP Founder Fund
Raghav Reggie Jerath, Founder & CEO, Hydro
Christian Gleich, International Ambassador, European Blockchain Association
Moderator:
Maria Vovchok, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center

15.00
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

KEYNOTE: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Startups in the Blockchain Space

Dr Sameer Al Ansari, CEO, Rak Dao

15.20
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

PANEL: Adaptive finance: integrating DeFi and CeFi

  • Evolution of financial systems: traditional, DeFi, and DeFi
  • Smart contracts: the foundation of DeFi
  • Interoperability between CeFi and DeFi
  • Collaborative innovations shaping the financial landscape

Kevin Soltani, CEO, GIMA group | Managing Partner, Orthogonal Global Group
Alexandre Elkrief, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, August (Prev. Fractal)
Monty Metzger, CEO & Founder, LCX
Robert Quartly Janeiro, CSO, Bitrue
Moderator:
Laura K Inamedinova, CEO, LKI Consultancy

16.00
Networking Break

16.30
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: AI that is a smart contract: why and how?

Dominic Williams, Founder & Chief Scientist, DFINITY Foundation

16.45
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE: The psychology of bull markets: Understanding investor sentiment

  • Impact of influencers and celebrities on crypto prices
  • The psychological impact of tokenomics on investor perception
  • How social proof influences investment choices during bull markets
  • Navigating the fine line between revolutionary potential and market hype

Edul Patel, CEO & Co founder, Mudrex
Bader Al Kalooti, Head MEASAT, Binance
Moderator:
Mina Henin, VP of Sales, VAP Group

17.10
BLOCKCHAIN INFLUENCERS

PANEL: The power of social media: amplifying crypto influencers reach

  • How influencers can shape market sentiment and investor behavior
  • Driving growth through active community participation
  • Best practices for transparent promotion of crypto projects
  • Building and maintaining credibility with their audience

Carl Runefelt, Founder & CEO, The Moon Group
Alex Fazel, Chief Partnership Officer, Swissborg Ventures
Michael van de Poppe, CEO, MN Trading BV
Matthias Mende, Founder, Bonuz

Moderator:
Cristina Najera, Founder, Najera Ventures

17:50
Closing Remarks

18.00
The Networker – Official Drinks Reception, The Peacock Garden, Grand Hyatt

Have a drink and unwind with hundreds of top names in blockchain and AI surrounded by beautiful peacocks!

08.30
Registration and coffee

09.15
Welcome

Maria Vovchok, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center

09:15
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Wiring the future with DAOs and DApps

  • Understanding the role of blockchain in DAOs and DApp
  • Real-world applications of smart contracts in DAOs and DApps
  • Overcoming barriers to DApp adoption
  • Adaptive governance models in DAOs

Vugar Usi Zade, COO, Bitget
Toby Gilbert, Co-founder & CEO, Coinweb
Mario Nawfal, Founder and CEO, IBC Ventures
Moderator:
Nikita Sachdev, CEO, Luna PR

09.45
HEADLINER: Now we can disrupt money, mobile and identification with compelling use cases

David Chaum, Founder, XX Network

10.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: Emergence in AI & Web3: How lessons from nature will guide us to safe, aligned & highly human-centric digital experiences

Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures

10:20
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: Forging Accessibility with User center products

Vivien Lin, Chief Product Officer, BingX

11.00
Networking coffee break

11.30
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

PANEL: Embarking on future-forward investments to navigate uncharted digital asset territory

  • Investor’s perspective on navigating regulations
  • The role of vision and strategic thinking in navigating uncharted territory
  • Balancing risk and return through diversified digital asset holdings
  • How to develop an adaptable investment approach

Bill Qian, Chairman, Cypher Capital
Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO, Fineqia
Jose F. Pereira, Partner, Caerus
Tobias Bauer, Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund
Alex Fazel, Chief Partnership Officer, Swissborg Ventures
Moderator:
Alex Mukhin, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Cryptomeria capital

12.20
BLOCKCHAIN IN ENTERPRISE

KEYNOTE: Transforming healthcare solutions with blockchain technology

Jordi Alexander, Chief Alchemist, Mantle

12.35
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Emerging technologies are here to stay – and we’re not even started

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni, CEO, Dubai Blockchain Center
Moderator:
Christian Gleich, International Ambassador, European Blockchain Association

13.00
Networking and Lunch break

14.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: Crypto bull run: 5 undeniable facts that will make you rich in 2024

Adrian Zduńczyk, Twitter influencer & Entrepreneur

14.15
GAMING, METAVERSE AND NFTs

PANEL: The future game board: metaverse, NFTs, and the gamification of digital asset

  • Defining the metaverse and its evolution in the context of gaming.
  • Integrating NFTs as unique and tradable in-game items
  • Opportunities for innovation in the Web3 landscape.
  • Insights on Investments, funding in the context of gaming.

Assad Dar, Co Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Medieval Empires
Samuel Huber, CEO, LandVault
Constantin Kogan, Partner, TradeDog VC
Mdas, CEO & Founder, Cobox metaverse
Moderator:
Mary Pedler, Founder, INPUT Communication

15.00
GAMING, METAVERSE & NFTs

KEYNOTE: Metaverse 2024: navigating the new landscape of cultural and entertainment realms

Zara Zamani, Co Founder & COO, Neoki

15:20
FIRESIDE CHAT:

True Ownership’s journey in driving Web3 gaming adoption

Assad Dar, Co Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, Medieval Empires
Loren Roosendaal – Founder and Chairman, Galactic Entertainment

Moderator
Kevin Soltani, CEO, GIMA group, Managing Partner, Orthogonal Global Group

16.00
Networking break

16.30
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

PANEL: CBDCs and the evolution of cross-border payments

  • Introduction to cross-border payments
  • CBDC architecture for cross-border efficiency
  • Smart contracts in cross-border finance
  • Legal frameworks for cross-border CBDCs

Phillip Lord, President, Oobit
Sofian Berrahal, Chief Business Officer, Nexpay
Jeremy Firster, Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships, Cardano Foundation
Rajeev Bamra, Senior VP and Head of Decentralized Finance and Digital Assets Strategy, Moody’s Investors Service

Moderator:
Alex Belov, Co founder, Coinstelegram

17.15
Closing Remarks

17:30
OFFICIAL GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN SHOW AWARD CEREMONY

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09.45
Welcome

Megan Nilsson, CEO/Founder, Crypto Megan

10:00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

HEADLINER: : Why Games will drive Web3 adoption

Robby Yung, CEO, Animoca Brands

10.20
BLOCKCHAIN REGULATIONS

PANEL: Regulatory landscape: examining progressive approaches to blockchain governance

  • Enhancing Investment Safety: The Vital Role of Governance in Blockchain Ecosystems
  • Initiatives for regulatory experimentation.
  • Differences in regulatory approaches globally
  • Frameworks encouraging innovation while managing risks

Abdulla Al Dhaheri, CEO, Abu Dhabi Blockchain Center
Florian Ducommun, Partner, Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm
Mārtiņš Puķe, Chief Legal Officer, Gravity
Moderator:
Mansoor Madhavji, Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

11.00
Networking Break

11.30
BLOCKCHAIN IN ENTERPRISE

SPOTLIGHT: The role of mining in mass adoption

Eugene Kitkin, Director of Business Development, EMCD

11.45
BLOCKCHAIN IN ENTERPRISE

PANEL: Building the next generation enterprise with web 3.0

  • Exploring the core principles and concepts of web 3.0 and how they challenge the existing centralized models
  • Decentralized business models: reinventing enterprises with web 3.0 technologies
  • How can Decentralized Finance (DeFi) in Web 3.0 reshape financial systems for the future

Jeremy Firster, head of Enterprise, Cardano Foundation
Rishabh Gupta, Director of Operations, TradeDog Group
Sunil Sharma, CEO, Coingape Media
Bibin Babu, Co-Founder, Paycio
Moderator
Karen Tang, Head of Communications & Strategic Partnership, First Digital

13.00
Networking & lunch break

14.00
GAMING, METAVERSE & NFTs

FIRESIDE CHAT: Exploring the fusion of AI, metaverse, gaming, fashion and NFTS

Andy Ku, Founder & CEO, ALTAVA Group
Anna Tutuva, CEO, Coinstelegram
Moderator:
Samira Karrach, Blockchain Consultant, Université Côte d’Azur

14.30
GAMING, METAVERSE & NFTs

Exploring the Integration of Sports and Gaming in Web3

  • NFTs and collectibles: redefining fan engagement in the web3.0 era
  • Smart contracts for Fair Gaming: Ensuring Transparency in Blockchain Betting
  • How are Payment Models Evolving within the Gaming Ecosystem
  • How does blockchain boost gaming transaction security, efficiency, and fraud protection

Jose F Pereira, Partner, Caerus
Alan Duan, CMO, Ready to Fight
Belinda Lim, Country Manager (SG), The Sandbox
Andy Kar, Co-founder & CPO, Sport.Trade
Moderator
Sean Demosthenous, Co-Founder & COO, OG Media Group

15:30
Evolution of digital ecosystem

KEYNOTE: The evolving digital world

Dave Uhryniak, Ecosystem Development Leader, TRON DAO

16.00
Networking break

16.30
GAMING, METAVERSE & NFTs

FIRESIDE: Key elements of successful NFT projects and the future outlook

  • Predictions and Projections for the Evolution of NFTs in the Coming Years
  • Current state of NFT maker: Trends and adoption

Andres Meneses, Founder & CEO, OG MEDIA GROUP
Karnika E. Yashwant, Founder KEY Difference (Accelerator & VC) Co-Founder, Forward Protocol
Moderator
Samira Karrach, Blockchain Consultant, Université Côte d’Azur

17:00
End

17:10
The Networker – Official Drinks Reception, The Peacock Garden, Grand Hyatt

09.30
Welcome

Megan Nilsson, CEO/Founder, Crypto Megan

09.45
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Unleashing the future: addressing real-world challenges with blockchain technology

  • What role does blockchain play in enhancing transparency and accountability in various industries
  • What are the regulatory considerations and implications for Implementing Blockchain Solutions in different industries
  • Blockchain benefits in securing sensitive data

David Palmer, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Vodafone’s Digital Asset Broker (DAB) platform,
Vodafone
Muhammad Aslam, Columnist, NASDAQ
Anton Golub, Advisor, Founder and President, SwissAssetDAO
Dave Uhryniak, Ecosystem Development Leader, TRON DAO
Moderator
Hadir Gaber, Marketing and branding manager, RWA finance

10.25
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

KEYNOTE: New frontier of the integration between Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence

Marcello Mari, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SingularityDAO

10.40
Reserved

11.00
Networking break

11.30
BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

FIRESIDE CHAT: Is staking the safeguarded route to crypto yield?

  • Comparison to traditional methods of earning yields like mining or trading.
  • Overview of the staking process, including locking up funds and validating transactions.
  • Potential for higher returns compared to traditional savings accounts or investments.
  • Potential tax implications of staking rewards.

Brian Crian, CEO, Chorus one
Dyma Budorin, Co-Founder & CEO, Hacken
Moderator
Cecilia Wong, Founder, YourPRStrategist

12.00
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

PANEL: Beyond HODL: exploring evolving strategies in crypto investment: past, present & future

  • How have crypto investment strategies changed over time
  • How can investors effectively manage risk in the crypto market
  • What role does AI play in crypto investment

Ajeet Khurana, Founder and Angel Investor, Reflexical
Oliver von Wolff, CEO and Founder, Helion Capital
David Siemer, CEO & Co-Founder, Wave Digital Assets
Andre Jr Ayotte, Partner, Modus Capital
Cinderella Amar, Founder, Glass Ventures
Moderator
Sunny Jian,Founder, MassVentures

13.00
Networking & lunch break

14.00
BLOCKCHAIN IN ENTERPRISE

PANEL: Empowering Change: Diversity’s Impact on the Future of Decentralized Technologies

  • Can diversity address wider societal challenges in tech solutions
  • Innovating with Impact: Women driving ethical and inclusive practices in Blockchain and AI
  • Evolution of Web3 assets and smart contract Interactions: A comparative analysis of regulatory compliance in the UAE and worldwide
  • Regulatory landscape of gaming Blockchain: Comparing compliance measures in different Jurisdictions
  • In what ways does blockchain technology bridge traditional practices with innovation in game sports
  • What innovative approaches are emerging to address AML/CFT compliance within blockchain and crypto transactions?
  • How do these solutions enhance transparency and mitigate risks in traditional finance

Grace Sabandar, Co-Founder, Indonesia Blockchain & Metaverse Center
Pankhuri Bansal, Blockchain & AI Expert, United Nations/ Blockom
Myriam Ben Sayeh, EEMEA Crypto Risk & Innovation leader, Mastercard
Dr Maria Papakadi, Associate Professor, The British University in Dubai/ Dubai Blockchain Center
Malak Albaw, COO & Global BD, Blank
Tanisha Katara, Governance Innovation Specialist, Polygon Labs
Moderator
Alex Nascimento. Co-founder, 7MM Global/UCLA Blockchain Lab

14.40
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

Blockchain trends and innovations: perspectives from industry influencers

  • Significance of industry influencers in web 3.0 development
  • Trends in web 3.0 regulation and compliance
  • DeFi’s role in shaping the landscape
  • Exchanges altering crypto trading

Kuku Koala, Project Manager, MAGA VP
Soheil Zabihi, Head of Strategy, Tokenscope
Brian Kuttikkat, COO, KoinBX
Moderator
Alex Mukhin, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Cryptomeria capital

15.30
Side Event

17.30
End

17:45
OFFICIAL GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN SHOW AWARD CEREMONY

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08.30
Registration and coffee

09.00
Welcome and introduction to the Global AI Show

09.15
GROUNDBREAKING AI

HEADLINER

Sophia – Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics – Official Ambassador of Global AI Show

09.45
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE

H.E Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government, UAE

10.05
GROUNDBREAKING AI

HEADLINER: Superconvergence: How AI, genetics and biotechnology revolutions will transform our lives,
work and world.

Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller, Hacking
Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

10.35
A FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: Distinguishing between the hype and progress in AI

Miguel Angel Villalonga, COO, e& enterprise Cloud

11.00
Networking coffee break & book signing with Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

11.30
AI IN HEALTHCARE

HEADLINER: Hijacking the human brain – how modern medicine and science can hack genome circuitry,
opening doors to digital control of the human mind

Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist

12.15
GENERATIVE AI

KEYNOTE PANEL: The misconceptions of Generative AI – is the industry fuelling more trust than fear? How
can the narrative be changed?

Dr. Fatmah Boathman, Member of the Global Future Council on the Future of Artificial Intelligence by WEF, AI
Society
Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller,
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

13.00
Networking & Lunch Break

14.00
A FUTURE WITH AI

PANEL: Unlocking the potential of business conversational AI: trends in multimodal capabilities, efficiency boosting and platform selection strategies

Mohamad Charafeddine, Vice President of Product, CAREEM
Dr. Imran Shaikh CTO, Virgin Mobile
Sven Herzing, CTO, Talabat

14.50
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE TECH-TALK: How to leverage strategic partnerships to double users and 10 x technical capabilities of an app

Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, CEO, Co-Founder Botim

15.10
A FUTURE WITH AI

FIRESIDE CHAT: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Strategic imperatives for CXOs in navigating the autonomous vehicle landscape: safety, partnerships, and
innovation

Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili Director, AI & Advanced Technologies Projects Unit,Ministry of Transport, Communications
and Information Technology – Oman
Chandra Khatri, Head of AI, OLA- Krutrium

15.30
GENERATIVE AI

FIRESIDE CHAT: The era of multi-modal Generative AI – revolutionizing conversations beyond text, embracing language, visuals, and sounds in a unified AI experience

Rodger Wekhoven – Independent Creative Director, Open AI
Joseph Wehbe, Expert Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Building, World Economic Forum AI &
Entrepreneurship Expert

16.00
Networking Break

16.30
A FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: Exploring AI leadership and human governance: the boundaries of machine rule

Gary Marcus, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, Scientist, best-selling author, and
serial entrepreneur. Founder of Robust.AI and Geometric.AI, acquired by Uber

17.10
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE PANEL: Future of medtech, robotics, intelligent machines and smart cities: unveiling the power of innovations across industries

Mr. Ali Abdulla Alsadadi, Chief of Information Technology, Ministry of Oil and Environment – Bahrain
Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist
Dr. Duaa Abaoud, Advisor, MOMRAH (Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing)
Francis Arun, Group CIO Damaac Properties

17.50
Closing Remarks

08.30
Registration and coffee

09.00
Welcome

09.10
FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: The roadmap to AI-powered enterprise reinvention

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09.30
GENERATIVE AI

KEYNOTE: Empowering human-AI collaboration: unleashing the potential of Generative AI

Reserved

10.20
FUTURE WITH AI

HEADLINER: The roadmap to AI-powered enterprise reinvention

Peter Larnholt, CIO, du

10.40
FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The integration of AI with industry 4.0

Tamer Hamed, CIO, DUCAB

11:00
Networking coffee break

11.30
AI IN ENERGY

PANEL: Green AI and advanced tools: Ensuring a future-ready energy sector

Awad Sidiqui, Head of AI, ADNOC Distribution
Ali Abdulla Al Sadadi, Advisor, Ministry of Oil and Environment, Bahrain
Dr. Chris Cooper, CEO, AIQ

12.20
Reserved

12.40
AI GOVERNANCE

KEYNOTE: AI-driven threats: 5 strategies to know to defend against sophisticated cyber attacks in 2024

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi, Director Digital Transformation – CyberSecurity – AI Expert, Government of
Abu Dhabi

13.00
Networking and Lunch break

14.00
A FUTURE WITH AI

SPOTLIGHT: AI startups: what does their future look like?

Valerie Hawley, Executive Director, Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence

14.20
GROUNDBREAKING AI

KEYNOTE: How to drive enterprise-wide digital transformation with responsible AI-centric workflows for business value creation

Ram Kumar, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, International Health, Cigna

14.40
AI IN HEALTHCARE

FIRESIDE CHAT: Smart healthcare futures: Unleashing the power of AI for precision diagnoses, personalized treatment, and innovative patient care

George Yacoub, Group CIO, Burjeel Holdings
Veneeth Purushothaman, Group Chief Information OfficerAster, DM Healthcare
Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist

15.10
GROUNDBREAKING AI

KEYNOTE PANEL: Navigating AI’s impact across industries

  • Innovative applications
  • Operational advancements
  • Unveiling future trends

Dr. Thierry Lestable, Chief Researcher, Technology Innovation Institute (TII)
Kartik Bhatt, Chief Digital Officer, Sony, KSA
Mohammed Uzair, CIO, PepsiCo EMEA
Kamran Ahsan, Senior Director, Smart Data for AI Smart Data Solutions Business, e& enterprise

16.00
Networking break

16.30
AI GOVERNANCE

KEYNOTE: AI harmony: risk, ethics, bias and privacy – achieving a balance

Reserved

16.50
AI IN FINANCE

PANEL: The ROI of AI in finance – the ‘must haves’ of streamlining operations through AI

Robert Hahm, CEO, Mashreq Capital
William Bao, General Partner, Orbit Ventures

17.20
Closing Remarks

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09.45
WELCOME & OPENING

10.00
KEYNOTE: Dissecting the labyrinth of machine learning, AI, and computational journalism

Reserved

10.30
KEYNOTE: Government X Artificial Intelligence

Radovan Kavicky, Data Science & AI Evangelist , AIslovakIA – National platform for the AI development in Slovakia

11.00
Networking break

11.30
KEYNOTE: How to 10 x platform capabilities for data science and machine learning

Reserved

12.30
FIRESIDE CHAT: The AI symphony of personalized learning, smart assessments, and the evolution of EdTech

Dr. Doaa Taha, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Ritesh Dhanak, CIO & CDO, Gems Education

13.00
Lunch break

14.00
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: The power of hype – the next phase of AI transformation of social media platforms into social marketplaces

Sam Arami, AI Influencer

14.30
KEYNOTE: The transformative power of AI to channel deep scientific research into product solutions

Reserved

15.00
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: Transforming Digital Landscapes: Harnessing AI in media, music and entertainment partnerships

Yuri Berchenko, Head of Partnerships, YouTube Music + Premium

15.30
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: The future of AI in Vietnam

Reserved

16.00
Networking break

16.30
KEYNOTE: Unlocking creativity of users by enabling machines to see, understand and manipulate the world

Reserved

17.00
KEYNOTE: Navigating responsible AI in practice

Reserved

17.30
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09.45
Welcome

10.00
KEYNOTE: Translating leadership vision into an actionable strategy

Reserved

10.30
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: Unleashing the Potential of AI: Mapping the Future of Finance

Cinderella Amar, Managing Partner, Glass Ventures

11.00
Networking break

11.30
PANEL: In the clouds: next-gen interplay of AI, cloud, data and intelligent technologies

Rahul Otawat, VP, Strategy, Analytics & Data Science – Wealth, Digital and Business banking, Mashreq Bank Kader Es-Slami, Head of AI & Smart Data Practice, Etisalat by e&

12.30
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: Mastering transformation initiatives and execution for smart cities

Reserved

13.00
Lunch break

14.00
KEYNOTE: Digitising an entire city and building a globally leading digital economy

Reserved

14.30
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: Revolutionizing customer experiences: The power of AI and digital transformation

Petrica Vlad, Regional Transformation Manager, EMEA & Global GenAI Expert, Teleperformance

15.00
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: Is AI dangerous?

Reserved

15.30
KEYNOTE: How to build the next generation of AI talent, and national AI strategies

Joseph Wehbe, Expert Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem Building, World Economic Forum AI & Entrepreneurship Expert

16.00
Networking break

16.30
KEYNOTE: Humans and machines harmonize

Reserved

17.00
SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: AI empowerment in education: Pioneering the future workforce

Dr. Oualid Ali, QAD Director, University of Buraimi – Shreya’s speaker

17.30
End

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10:00
Welcome Note

10:05
Blockchain for Social Good: Real-World Applications

Panel Discussion

  • Identity Verification and Management
  • Supply Chain Transparency
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Voting and Governance
  • Charitable Donations and Aid Distribution

Moderator: Shahid Munir CEO TrustXPay (TXP)

  • Peter Hui: Co – Founder Moongate
  • Abhishek Lohiya: Founder & CEO at Hedgeit Financials | Founder of Dubai Blockchain Network
  • Nitesh Mishra Co Founder ChaiDex
  • Mashal Waqar: Shefi UAE Lead & Head of Marketing Octant
  • Anandhu Santhosh Kumar: Ceo at Expelee FZCO & ElevateYourClicks
  • Vaibhav Rajput: CMO at Soclly

11:00
Break Time

11:30
Personal Branding in Web3

Lighting Talk: Mirzad Makhoom founder of Tribe Academy

11: 45
Bridging the AI Talent Gap: Strategies for Building a Diverse Workforce

Panel Discussion

  • Identifying the gap: AI workforce and the challenges faced in attracting underrepresented groups
  • AI Bias and Equality: Addressing bias in AI algorithms
  • Importance of mentorship and sponsorship in supporting career development
  • Collaborations with Universities, Government and industry
  • Future Trends: landscape of AI talent and diversity might evolve in the coming years

Moderator: Mohammad Arshad: Founder Decoding Data Science

  • Farhan Sabir Ujager: Program Leader & Sr Lecturer at De Montfort University
  • Dr. Sreejith Balasubramanian: Associate Professor, Chair, Office of Research, Head & Founder: Centre for Supply Chain Excellence at Middlesex University Dubai

12:30
Crypto Listing & Launchpad – Re-Positioning in an Evolving Market

Lighting Talk: Arslan Atta: Sr. Business Developer at MEXC

12:45
Break Time

14:00
How communities help the Crypto and AI industry thrive?

Panel Discussion

  • User feedback and community collaboration fuel advancements .
  • Role of communities in promoting decentralization and empowering individuals
  • Impact of open-source projects and community contributions
  • Ways in which communities spread knowledge and raise awareness about the benefits and risks
  • Identifying common challenges faced by communities
  • Speculating on the future role of communities in shaping the trajectory

Moderator: Korby Hayre: Co Founder House of Block

  • Tushar Sharma: Founder & CIO at Hedgeit Financials | Founder of Dubai Blockchain Network
  • Mahesh Sashital: CEO | Houston Blockchain Alliance
  • Mashal Waqar: Shefi UAE Lead & Head of Marketing Octant
  • Madhur Prabakar: Founder CEO Dextr Exchange

14:45
Web3 Security & how to secure web3 ecosystems

Talk: Preetam CEO and Co-founder of QuillAudits

15:00
AI Redefine Marketing

Panel Discussion

  • AI-Powered Personalization: Tailoring Marketing for the Individual
  • Chatbots & Conversational AI: Transforming Customer Engagement
  • Predictive Analytics: Forecasting Trends with AI
  • AI in Content Creation: Revolutionizing Marketing Strategies

Moderator: Sadiya Kauser Ahmad Co- Founder, Decoding Data Science

  • Dr Sabir Haque Asst Professor at American University of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Azi Madias Founder & CEO Zo Labs

15:30
Community Lead Networking Event

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09.45
Welcome

10.00
#Startupjourney

Can one person create a billion dollar company with A.I
Sam Arami, Founding Partner, The A.I Clubhouse

 

11.30
#Creatorscreate

How to use content creators, Gen Z and influencers to change the narrative
Move aside because the voices at the back are getting louder. From being a portal to discover hot and
happening tools and innovation, to revealing hacks on repeat, influencers have the power.
Getting real world and end-user insights on trust vs fear debates of Crypto and Generative AI.

Panelists:
Malak Albaw, COO & Global BD, Blank

Andrew Wildera, Content Creator
Alexandra  Founder, Out of Ordinary

Moderator:
Vaibhavv Ali, Co founder, Kryptonite UAE

11.00
Networking Break

11.30
#BullishorBearish

Evaluating bullish and bearish trends in crypto
With a lot more honest assessments accessible, do you go bullish or bearish on certain projects? Get the down low from transparent information creators on trends in the Crypto world.

Panelists:
Djamel Khalfaoui El Khallil, Founder of Algeria 3.0 & NFT Logic Collection
Dr. Theodoros Christodoulou, CEO, Lab4crypto

Moderator:
Adel Bhurtun, CEO & Founder, Traders Brawl

12.00
#RWAInnovation

RWA: Tokenizing the First Trillion
Delve into the realm of real-world asset tokenization as we embark on the journey to tokenize the first trillion. Explore insights and perspectives from transparent information creators on the evolving landscape of crypto trends

Panelists:
Sam Cassatt, Co-Founder, Lay3r
Sanjeev Birari, Founder, Zoniqx
Caleb Lim, VP of Growth, Helix
Joe Flanagan, Co- founder, Maple Finance

Moderator:
Scott Melker, Influencer

12.30
#GenZFinance

Gen Z’s approach to financial freedom
Sujal Jethwani, Founder, GrowRex

13.00
Lunch

14.00
#AIandCryptoFusion

The Role AI & Crypto Play in Consumer Facing Applications

Potential consumer-facing applications that will seamlessly integrate both crypto and AI, revolutionizing sectors like finance, e-commerce, and beyond while enhancing user experience and functionality.

Panelists:
Azi Mandias – Co-Founder & CEO Zo
Lex Sokolin, Generative Ventures
Varum Mathur, CEO Hyperspace
Michael Heinrich, Co-Founder & CEO 0G Labs

Moderator:
Alexis Johnson – Co-Founder & CEO Light Node Ventures

14.30
#DigitalCurrency

Altcoins and Memecoins”: Are they taking over the 9-5 jobs?

Panelist
Sjuul Follings, Founder & CEO, AltCryptoTalk

Moderator:
Adel, CEO & Founder, Traders Brawl

15.00
Stage takeover by Shardeum

10.00
#Startupjourney

Can one person create a billion dollar company with A.I
Sam Arami, Founding Partner, The A.I Clubhouse

 

09.45
Welcome

10.00
KEYNOTE

10.20
#Perform

The labyrinth of easily accessible AI tools has opened a portal to new possibilities and cheats to
doing better, faster across a multitude of verticals, from marketing to business-building. The world’s
best AI influencers who regularly share hacks, tips and secrets to their millions of followers, join us
live on stage for the hottest conversation. Their platforms have not only grown AI users through
awareness of new tools, but created a ‘go to’ for their followers on 10 x results with AI tools, from
online business revenue to mastery of marketing and sales.

11.00
Networking break

11.30
#CreatorEconomy

With everyone engaging more and more with every scroll on social media and new bridges being built that
make previously guarded worlds accessible to everyone, discover how the tech curve is changing with social
media input and output and why important conversations are shifting from stages to socials

12.15
#DemocratizingAI

Empowering businesses and individuals with accessible technology

13.00
Lunch

14.00
#SuccessfulPartnerships.

Join the discussion on Influencers X brands: success factors for collaborations and partnerships

15.00
#SocialFirstMastery

Want to know the top ten commandments of a social-first brand? Learn the impact of letting Gen Z take the
reigns and how to sustain momentum across audiences by projecting brand values through influencers and
content creators

16.00
Networking break

16.30
#SocialScalingForBrands

Get behind how to use social media intelligence and how to harness this power to build an in-house social
intelligence capability, scale it organization-wide, and master both mainstream and untapped data sources to
democratize the use of these insights. Optimize your marketing tech stack to deliver actionable insights from
TikTok and social media platforms.

17.00
#ClickToConversion

Discover how major AI and Crypto brands are ‘influencer amplifying’ and leveraging social media to increase
touchpoints and converting influence to clicks and clicks to conversion.

17.40
End

Conference Themes

Blockchain is creating a seismic shift in what way it is reshaping the future of finance, tech and security. Get ready to experience blockchain in finance and enterprise with regulatory implications, evolutionary milestones in transforming the digital ecosystem how it is disrupting the fibre of every industry and unlocking a pool of new possibilities.
Evolution of the Digital Ecosystem

Evolution of the Digital Ecosystem

Evolution of the Digital Ecosystem

Get ready to embark on a journey through the dynamic landscape of blockchain technology, where every milestone marks a leap towards decentralized networks, smart contracts, and tokenization. From the genesis of Bitcoin to the revolutionary dawn of Ethereum and beyond, the evolution of blockchain has unlocked boundless possibilities across industries, redefining the very fabric of data governance, trust, and security. Leading experts will share game changing insights

Data Protection Redefined in Web 3.0

Prepare for a paradigm shift in data protection as we step into the era of Web 3.0. Driven by decentralization, encryption, and self-sovereignty, data security is undergoing a profound redefinition. Blockchain technology and decentralized networks are reshaping the landscape of data management, privacy, and ownership. Take a deep-dive with us into how to navigate the latest developments.
Data Protection Redefined in Web 3.0

Data Protection Redefined in Web 3.0

Blockchain in Finance

Blockchain in
Finance

Blockchain in Finance

Uncover the latest advancements in integrating blockchain solutions into various financial sectors, from innovative payment methods to sophisticated asset management strategies. Witness how these groundbreaking solutions are not only reshaping the financial landscape but also enhancing global financial inclusivity and accessibility. Join us as we embark on a journey into the future of finance powered by blockchain innovation.

Gaming, Metaverse & Nfts

Dive into a dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape where immersive experiences, digital ownership, and decentralized economies converge to redefine the gaming industry. Discover how blockchain technology facilitates the creation, trading, and monetization of unique digital assets within virtual worlds and gaming ecosystems, ushering in a new era of creativity, community engagement, and economic opportunity.
Gaming, Metaverse & NFTs

Gaming, Metaverse &
NFTs

Sustainability in Blockchain

Sustainability in
Blockchain

Sustainability in Blockchain

Discover how a holistic framework, incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, alongside technological innovation and economic development, is shaping the future of blockchain projects. Witness the commitment of blockchain initiatives to minimize carbon footprints, promote renewable energy, and drive social impact.

Blockchain Influencers

Get ready to be captivated by the pioneering blockchain influencers who are molding the trajectory of technology. Immerse yourself as these revolutionary figures impart their wisdom, expertise, and foresight for the blockchain industry. Absorb invaluable insights as they navigate through the newest trends, innovations, and hurdles within the blockchain ecosystem
Blockchain Influencers

Blockchain
Influencers

Blockchain in Enterprise

Blockchain in
Enterprise

Blockchain in Enterprise

Blockchain technology is transforming enterprises and revolutionizing traditional business operations. Take a dive into compelling case studies, including the FTX story, as industry leaders showcase real-world applications of blockchain in enterprise settings. Explore the latest on how blockchain is enhancing enterprise efficiency, transparency, and security.

Blockchain Regulations

As blockchain technology continues to gain prominence across various industries, regulators around the world are grappling with how to effectively regulate this nascent and rapidly evolving space. Prepare to uncover the latest developments in blockchain regulations, both in the UAE and from a global perspective.
Blockchain Regulation

Blockchain
Regulation