Tag Archives: abu-dhabi

03 Oct 2017

B Conference is pleased to present ‘DreamTeam’ as the General Sponsor of the event

On December 7, 2017, Abu Dhabi will host a one-day Blockchain Conference that brings together the top speakers from around the globe, who will lead the event attendees to rediscover the World of Blockchain.

Last year this event went down in the history of the modern Middle Eastern world as a new quality platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and success stories in the sphere of Blockchain technology.

This time during the Blockchain Conference companies will showcase their unique projects and the ways to improve the business world with the help of their effective solutions.

The Blockchain Conference organizers are highly selective in their choice of speakers, partners, and sponsors, thus ensuring the quality and uniqueness of both the conference content and the event in general. In this regard, the organizers are pleased to present ‘DreamTeam’ as the General Sponsor of the Conference.

DreamTeam – the world’s first Esports recruitment and management platform for amateur, novice, and professional players. The new platform provides an all-in-one solution for gamers who want to build, manage and monetize their teams. It was created by Alexander ‘ZeroGravity’ Kokhanovskyy, the Founder of Na’Vi, one of the World’s biggest Esports organizations, and Co-Owner of ESForce.

‘DreamTeam’ is based on Blockchain thus fostering trust and transparency, particularly through the application of smart contracts. By using blockchain and smart contracts technology, DreamTeam’s vision is to build a multi-billion-dollar ecosystem on one single platform that includes media right sales, sponsorships, players’ salaries, and prize money payouts, all of which is paid out in ‘DreamTeam’ Token. The tokens ensure the highest possible security, on-time payments, automated obligations control and utilize a state-of-the-art anti-fraud system.

At the Blockchain Conference, the DreamTeam will be represented by Alexander ‘ZeroGravity’ Kokhanovskyy who will speak on “Blockchain and Smart contracts as part of the Esports and Gaming ecosystems.” Throughout the day he will also be available for a chat in a dedicated Expo area reserved for the General Sponsor.

Join the BConference Abu Dhabi to build our common future today!

27 Sep 2017

Risk Management speakers at Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi to reveal ways of addressing risks in the cryptocurrency market

In the world of Blockchain, most experts talk about the ICO and crowdfunding but usually skirt contentious issues on high risks that are specific to an ICO process.

The organizers of the B Conference , which will take place in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017, have selected professionals from different parts of the world. During their speeches, they will share unique information to be applied for the safety ICO, as well as reveal their experience of anti-crisis solutions that have already saved more than one project.

Our speaker Alexander Larsen, President of Baldwin Global Risk Services Ltd., will tell in detail about the risks that may occur during the ICO and ways of their management.

Our speaker holds a degree in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Certified Fellow of the institute of Risk Management. He has 15 years of experience within risk management across a wide range of sectors, including oil & gas, construction, utilities, finance and the public sector, and has considerable expertise in training and working with organizations to develop, enhance and embed their Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity Management (BCM), and Project Risk Management (PRM) processes in countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Qatar.

Alexander spent the first half of his career in the UK working in senior risk consultancy roles in the UK with Marsh and Zurich before leaving to join Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates with responsibility of developing their risk management services for the energy sector in Middle East & Asia. Since leaving DNV he has worked in the Middle East in a variety of roles. Prior to working with Lukoil, as Risk Manager for major projects and operations in Iraq, Alexander was at Saudi Aramco developing their ERM framework and also spent a few years developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) within Qatar Foundation.

The next keynote speaker of the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi to be held on December 7, 2017 will be Yoram Golandsky, Сhief Executive Officer CISO/CIRO, security Professional Services leader. Having over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and risk management, our speaker will talk about how to apply his experience in the blockchain technology and how it all works in practice.

A seasoned executive and veteran entrepreneur with proven experience in technology, management, and sales. A Technology senior executive with nearly 25 years of proven experience in the security field, twenty of them in the Cyber Security and Risk Management domains. In recent years Yoram is also involved with Blockchain and Smart Contract technologies, Yoram is a member and an individual contributor to the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, and on the advisory board of Wowllet an Ethereum application development startup. Named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of Trailblazers in Cybersecurity and Data Protection for 2015. Mentor at the Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars in Tel Aviv – March 2016. Member of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance.

Yoram will deliver the following report: The difference between DLT and Blockchain.

In his report, the speaker will touch on important topics: which model would answer your needs: Centralized VS Partial VS Decentralized, the Pros and Cons of the different Consensus model, what are Smart Contracts, how to build a Smart Contract application.

We remind you that on December 7 you will enjoy exclusive reports and discussions to be presented at the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi. Moreover, having purchased a ticket, you will have the opportunity not only to listen to the speakers but also to visit the expo and chat with its teams personally.

Do not miss your chance to join the Blockchain Conference in Abu Dhabi and build our future today!

22 Sep 2017

How can one raise $ 250 million in 30 minutes? Our speakers will tell you everything they know!

Only one day. Only exclusive reports and discussions. Exhibition & demonstration of products. All this is about the Blockchain Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017.

The last year’s event is best remembered in the modern Middle East world for having contributed to the emergence of a qualitative platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and successes in the field of blockchain.

The blockchain technology develops rapidly, similar to the speed of light. It has already been applied in the financial and banking spheres. Moreover, it has already begun to strike its roots in the spheres of everyday life, including medicine and insurance, sectors of industry & production, circulation of documents and investment activities.

It was investing or ICO that became the most hotly debated issue at the event in 2016. How can one raise $ 250 million in 30 minutes? What is the main component of a successful ICO? Is it an idea, a team, an implementation process or just a luck?

Issues to be discussed at the Blockchain Conference do not end there. Please meet our new speakers:

Justas Pikelis, Co-Founder & Business Lead at Monetha (Switzerland), will deliver a speech devoted to marketing details of successful ICO.

Justas Pikelis is an entrepreneur who has founded successful companies in IT and robotics. With a previous experience in building and consulting startups, Justas Pikelis has co-founded “Monetha”.

“Monetha” is a decentralized trust and reputation system that works together with a mobile payments processor on the Ethereum blockchain. In simpler words, “Monetha” is a new generation “PayPal” with a trust layer on top of it. On August 31st, 2017, “Monetha” raised 37 million US dollars in 18 minutes during their successful ICO and is one of the most promising payment technologies on the Ethereum network.

Further, the Director at Diacle (Hong Kong) Adam Vaziri will take part in the panel discussion devoted to ICO legalization as the important and most pressing direction of the Blockchain technology.

Adam Vaziri is a blockchain lawyer who set up Diacle assist blockchain & fintech projects with compliance. Diacle is based in London and Hong Kong. He is a tireless blockchain entrepreneur who is labelled a ‘bitcoin pioneer’ by Bitcoin Magazine. It is now his third term as director of UKDCA, which has lobbied and achieved the most favorable regulatory environment for cryptocurrency in the world. Adam runs bitlegal.io, a global tracker for blockchain law since 2014, featured by CNN and Washington Post, and ran first suite of blockchain hackathons across the world: UK, India, HK and Malaysia under HackCoin. Our speaker is a member of Chain-Finance that provides dedicated news/events for the blockchain financial services industry.

May we remind you that on December 7, 2017, in Abu Dhabi you will have only one day to attend the Blockchain Conference to participate in discussion panels and visit our expo area.

Don’t miss a chance to buy your ticket!

Join BConference Abu Dhabi to build our future today!

04 Jul 2017

Registration for Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi 2017 is opened!

We have some great news for Blockchain enthusiasts from around the world! Registration for the major Fintech event of the MENA region has been already opened. The Blockchain Conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on December 7, 2017. For two consecutive years now, we have been bringing together industry leaders from around the world in order you to be the first to learn how the world will change thanks to Blockchain in the very near future.

We are going to cover the most relevant Blockchain topics aimed at expanding dialogues between governments, international corporations, innovative companies, investors and breakthrough start-ups.

Topics to be discussed at the conference

– New world economy to be created by Blockchain

– Technology changing the financial system: payments, international transfers

– Smart contracts

– Private and public Blockchain

– Blockchain identification

– ICO and Tokenization

– Use of Blockchain in medicine, food industry, logistics, etc.

– Blockchain for Solar

– Forecasts and development prospects for Middle East Region

The mission of BConference Abu Dhabi is to bring together Blockchain experts from across the world at one time in one place to search for and develop Blockchain solutions that will continue to change the world! At BConference Abu Dhabi, you will certainly find your new customers, partners, developers and investors.

We will announce the program of the conference and its speakers in the nearest time.

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on our news and events>>>

Find out more about BConferenceAbuDhabi 2016>>>

To register for Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi, please visit bconference.org

+442 03 239 96 70, hello@bconference.org

12 Dec 2016

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi 2016 Results

BLOCKCHAIN IS A DELICATE MATTER

The Future magazine has been a media partner of Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi. The conference has become a consolidation of visionary and strategic views on prospects for the segment development, expert presentations in the context of the infrastructural management of the blockchain ecosystem (regulation, legislation) and practical experience using real international cases.

Strategic View

If you google ‘blockchain’, you will get about 21 million hits in total, while IoT (Internet of Things) gives you about 90 million hits, VR (Virtual Reality) – 115 million hits, and a search query for ‘Donald Trump’ – over 400 million hits. A blockchain evangelist and IBM | Middle East representative Saqr Ereiqat has begun his presentation with this short demonstration of the blockchain penetration into the real world. During the introduction of the emerging industry, he has however noted that the modest statistics is not surprising, because the increased public interest in the topic of blockchain appeared only at the end of last year and at the beginning of this one. So, the awareness of this technology has not been significant yet even in the professional financial world.

According to various sources, however, today 80% of banks are exploring possibilities of the blockchain technology, and 78% of them believe that blockchain will acquire widespread use in five or six years. The greatest transformations in the next five or six years will occur in such segments as the consumer banking, payments & fund investments, wealth management, according to the PwC Global FinTech Survey 2016. As Gianfrancesco Martinico from PwC | Middle East has noted, 219 fintech companies related to blockchain have been registered as of today; 30 industries have become aware of valuable benefits from financial services based on blockchain; an amount of investments in the blockchain-fintech sector has been about $ 900 million.

Thus, even today we can observe an increased interest of leading financial players in the blockchain technology. For example, the French AXA Group has invested $ 55 million in the Canadian startup Blockstream located in Montreal. A Goldman Sachs has received the license for its own cryptocurrency SETLcoin. In parallel with the private investment projects, there is a trend of creating consortiums and associations like R3, Hyperledger and others.

“Companies are going to achieve more being together,” the speaker from PwC has noted.

Nuances of Government Regulation

At a time when a lot of hype surrounding the blockchain technology enters into a real business, a theme of the emerging industry regulation is becoming more actualized as well as the theme of fintech in general. One of the most interesting panels at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi has been devoted to this issue, which is cared deeply about by the most developed fintech markets of the world and their financial regulators. Two presentations have been given within this panel – PwC | Middle East and Zayed University Abu Dhabi (please follow the link to watch a video about the university).

The first presentation delivered by Madhukar Shenoy from PwC | Middle East has demonstrated real cases from the experience of the UK, Singapore, Australia and Switzerland being systematized in a framework format. The key idea of the performance is as follows: a successful supervision involves an availability of a responsible regulatory institution with a clear strategy aimed at establishing transparent rules for business and security for the consumer; a creation of the regulatory practices on the basis of a mutual dialogue between the regulator and business (‘sandbox’ formats,  etc., which provide an opportunity to test business processes and find appropriate regulatory solutions); as well as technologically neutral position of the regulator, which is essential for building an effective regulatory practice.

The second presentation delivered by Christian Chamorro-Courtland from Zayed University Abu Dhabi has focused on what should be a subject of regulation and how to enhance the effectiveness of regulation. His presentation has featured the regulatory practices of the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, the European Union and the American city of Ontario (CA). He has announced an idea of creating a regulatory field in the format of ‘bottom-up’ based on the business practice. This effectively means the establishment of rules of the game by the business itself (including being represented in the different jurisdictions and able to bring advanced ideas) and the development of self-regulatory approaches. The creation of a transnational regulatory field (joining efforts of regulators from different countries) becomes very important. The speaker has predicted a growing demand for the regulation in the field of the Internet, DLT organizations working with the blockchain technology and the market of crypto assets in the near future. In general, the presented international experience can be called universal milestones for the creation of a successful regulatory practice in any emerging fintech market.

Blockchain in Practice

The section of practical cases has several reports that are worth mentioning. Thus, Marina Reznik from Ubitquity LLC (Canada) has spoken about the practical application of the blockchain technology in the real estate sector.

The benefits include an equal and transparent access by all the parties to the whole variety of information (this is an impressive list of transactions and procedures related to the real estate), which greatly facilitates interaction and speed of execution of all business procedures.

Dominik Schiener from IOTA (Germany) has spoken about the prospects of integration of the Internet of things (IOT) and the blockchain technology.

For a start, there is a global data: in 2020, there will be 50 billion of interconnected devices worldwide. This concerns the issue of how to create scalable data clusters on the principles of smart decentralization (on the basis of blockchain technologies and smart contracts) by combining online and offline ecosystems, which will lead to the formation of the Economy of Things and make a variety of resources more accessible and improve the quality of life.

This panel has also featured a case of the digital bank based on blockchain (Hashcoins) and a case related to the increased transparency of green investments in the solar energy (SunExchange, South Africa & SolcryptoJV, Japan).

For example, SunExchange project represents a p2p micro finance platform based on blockchain. This crowdfunding platform allows investing the minimum capital subject to high transparency of assets, enabling companies and natural persons to invest sums of $ 10 in the distributed solar energy projects around the world, according to Cambridge Abe from SunExchange. The project has been launched in South Africa, where there is a lot of solar potential and growing demand for the electric power.

Conclusion

Summarizing the results of the conference, we would like to share several conclusions. The first one is that the scope of blockchain technology application can be found everywhere; we just need to proceed from the specificity of a given geographical area and needs of the economy and consumers. The second conclusion follows from an exclusive interview with the blockchain evangelist from IBM | Middle East for the Future magazine (to be published in full in the December issue), which has grown from Q&A format into an interesting discussion. Thus, in five or six years our world will be a global public blockchain ecosystem consisting of a number of private blockchain ecosystems (with sectoral or functional specificity). This global ecosystem will be completely digital; however, it will be largely connected with the offline world through the Internet of Things. And if you as a business unit or an individual are not there, it will mean that you are absent on a new ‘world map’, which will be entirely digital by that time. And the key aspect in the creation of a global ‘world map’ and a global blockchain space is an issue of cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation.

The Future magazine would like to thank the organizers of Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi for the opportunity to give coverage to the exclusive content.

30 Nov 2016

Final coundtown – 7 days to Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

B Conference is coming closer and we would like to give you a small update on what, where and when you should do not to miss something interesting.

1. Tickets. You still have a chance to join our amazing event in Abu Dhabi, which will open a new opportunity with Blockchain for you.
Please register and buy a ticket here >>>>>>
Kindly note that the registration deadline is December 7, 2016.
If you wish to join our conference, please make sure to buy your ticket before this date.

2. Agenda. The conference starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. We recommend you to arrive a bit earlier to receive your badge and have a cup of morning coffee with your future partners.

3. Location. The conference venue is Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi PO Box 37421
Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street
Abu Dhabi
Please refer to the following directions >>>>>>

Don’t miss the chance to attend Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi! We will be very pleased to meet you there.

22 Nov 2016

Unique presentation & workshop: How to Create a Blockchain Bank using Blockchain

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi is coming closer! Only two weeks are left before the main FinTech event in the UAE. Its organizers still have fire to make this conference truly interesting and worth visiting.

We are glad to offer you a unique presentation & workshop: How to Create a Blockchain Bank using Blockchain.

General partners of Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi have prepared something really interesting.

Edgar Bers, HashCoins Partner Relations Manager, will uncover details of the upcoming next-generation crypto financial ecosystem and provide crucial information on the exclusive participation options in the investment project to be implemented in Q1 of 2017.

The second speaker Vitali Pavlov, HashCoins Senior Project Manager, will talk about the current financial system’s faults and the planned ICO aimed at funding an entire array of blockchain engaged financial service projects by HashCoins.

If you are interested, you still have a chance to visit our event!

The second great news for our delegates is an appearance of our new financial panel moderator. Zubair Ahmed is the Senior Vice President, Head of IT & Business Innovation at Emirates Islamic. Previous to this role, Zubair spent nearly 2 decades in challenging leadership roles at the heart of the finance technology industry. A Harvard Alumni with 24+ years of IT & financial industry experience, he enjoys being customer facing and engaging businesses in strategic use of technology. Excelling in enterprise transformation, he has led and produced compelling results in creating business innovation at the grass-roots of the organization. Zubair is the author of the book “Power to Kids” that serves as a guide in ‘applying quality & management principles to parenting’. He is also actively involved with a number of non-profit causes across the region. As an ardent speaker / panelist and a life coach, Zubair is regularly featured in numerous conferences around the world.

We cordially invite you to spend an exciting day with us on this truly innovative and disruptive new technology- Blockchain.

15 Nov 2016

What do you know about the creation of eVoting system on the Blockchain platform?

Our event is approaching fast and we are proud to introduce to you our next speakers, who are the best representatives of Blockchain industry.

What do you know about the creation of eVoting system on the Blockchain platform? If nothing, then come to the conference on December 8, where Cecil O’Brien Owens, Jr., Total Technologies and Solutions FZ-LLC Chairman and CEO, will tell you about his project.

The theme of his report is as follows: ‘Blockchain Enabled Shareholder / Proxy Voting System’.

The ADX-eKtetab™ enabled meeting management and e-Voting system is an instant, secure, transparent and incorruptible voting automation solution based on the Blockchain technology with decentralized consensus for trust, accuracy and integrity.

The AGM and e-Voting system allows shareholders and proxies to participate in meetings and vote either by their physical attendance or remotely from anywhere else in the world.

A shareholder or proxy may vote using a smartphone at the venue or using other devices (such as a laptop or tablet) to remotely vote via the Internet.

Remote attendance and eVoting do not require the shareholder / proxy to download any software onto their smartphones, laptops or other devices.

The Blockchain technology used within the ADX-eKtetab™ e-Services Technology Platform constitutes the backbone of Meeting Management and eVoting Applications.

We are also glad to introduce to you our conference moderator. Fakhri Ahmadov is a managing director of Ahmadoff & Company. He is a Certified International Wealth Manager (CIWM) and a full member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).

In his role, Fakhri Ahmadov advises wealthy individuals and families on capital transformation, multi-generational structuring and philanthropy. Mr. Ahmadov holds a bachelor degree in economics from the ASAU and attended Global Philanthropy program at New York University. He is a founding hub curator at Global Shapers Community of World Economic Forum. Fakhri’s leadership and succession planning researches have been featured in Forbes magazine.

Join us, if you haven’t already done so!

 

10 Nov 2016

UAE based representatives from IBM Middle East and Flat6labs Abu Dhabi have joined our speakers’ panel

We are pleased to introduce to you the UAE based representatives, who have joined our speakers’ panel to appear on December 8 at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi. They know everything about Blockchain and start-ups in the UAE.

Saqr Ereiqat, a Senior Managing Consultant and Blockchain Evangelist, will provide you with the best ever introduction to Blockchain technology.

Saqr is a Dubai based Blockchain Evangelist and Program Manager, who has lead large strategic business changes and implementation programs in 23 countries specializing in turning around complex projects.

Victor Kiriakos, a Managing director of Flat6labs Abu Dhabi, knows everything about start-ups on the UAE map. Victor holds a position of the managing director at Flat6labs Abu Dhabi, a leading start-up accelerator in the MENA region. His role involves investing in start-ups and supporting them in growing their businesses. Previously he worked for Intigral, the largest digital media service company in the MENA region. During his tenure at Intigral, he introduced innovations as a service, an offer tailored for large organizations wishing to improve their innovation execution capabilities. As a part of his mandate, he set up two corporate accelerators, one of which was developed for Saudi Telecom Company. Before joining Intigral, Victor started his career in the financial service industry, where he worked as an institutional trader in the MENA region and the North America collaborating directly with fund managers and institutional pension plans. Victor holds a BA in economics from AUB, an MBA from INSEAD and is a THNK.org participant.

Join us December 8 at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi!

07 Nov 2016

Conference agenda includes 5 panels and representatives from 12 countries

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi, the main FinTech event in the Middle East region, will be held on December 8 at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi. This activity promises to be multinational, with representatives from 12 countries to share their views on the future of Blockchain technology.

We are glad to announce that the conference agenda includes 5 panels, which are as follows:

Intro Panel:

  • Saqr M. Ereiqat (IBM Middle East) – “Your introduction to Blockchain”
  • Steve Plimsoll (PwC Middle East) – “The future of audit/accounting 2016 version”
  • Yves-Laurent Kayan (Coinplus) – “Investment in Blockchain: what is worth to know”
  • Victor Kiriakos (Flat6Labs) – “Blockchain start-ups on the UAE Map”

Finances and Banking:

  • Rajashekara V. Maiya (Emirates NBD & Infosys Finacle) – “Case study: Blockchain network for Emirates NBD”
  • Loretta Joseph (Sydney Stock Exchange Limited) – “How to build a blockchain settlement system”
  • George Basiladze (Cryptopay) – “Bitcoin as a settlement mechanism for card industry”
  • Cecil O’Brien Owens (Total Technologies and Solutions FZ-LLC) – “Blockchain-based e-voting system”
  • Hilal Hussein (IDB Group) – “Secure payment system using cryptography, and Blockchain technology”

Regulation:

  • Madhukar Shenoy (PwC Middle East) – the topic will be announced soon
  • Christian Chamorro-Courtland (Zayed University Abu Dhabi) – “Law enforcement and regulation”

Real Case Studies:

  • Pavlo Tanasyuk (Blockverify.io) – “Oil Freight Blockchain Applications”
  • Marina Reznik (Ubitquity LLC) – “Blockchain technology for real estate transactions”
  • Dominik Schiener (IOTA) – “IOTA-ledger of things”

Chain of Solar

  • Luke Johnson (SolCryptoJV) and Abe Cambridge (SunExchange) – “Overview of the use of Blockchain Technology in the solar industry”

+ Unique presentation of new product to be launched.

Each panel will be moderated by experts, who are skilled and proficient in each topic; they will make the conference day full of pithy discussions and provocative questions.

The conference speakers will talk about new technological solutions, security and privacy issues, collaborations and new products. They will share their practical cases and specific examples demonstrating operation of Blockchain in the best possible way. You will learn how to use Blockchain in your own business and earn more than others.

Join us, if you haven’t done it yet!