Blockchain Tech 4.0

The first cross sector event tackling the untapped Blockchain potential
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

05 – 06 March, 2019

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Blockchain Tech 4.0

The first cross sector event tackling the untapped Blockchain potential in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

05 – 06 March, 2019

About

In line with the Saudi 2030 vision, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aims to become the global epicentre of the digitized economy which will be fully powered by blockchain technologies. In order to thrive in the 4.0 economy, it is of paramount importance for Saudi entities to have a solid understanding of how Blockchain technologies will disrupt the way we understand the world, privacy and business at large.

Blockchain Tech 4.0 will be the very first conference in the Kingdom to tackle cross-sector blockchain implementation featuring government, healthcare, oil & gas, ports & supply chain as well as bringing international best practices on blockchain implementation.

Join 300+ blockchain pioneers, investors, government officials and C-level executives to discuss about the hurdles connected to blockchain disruptions and how to embrace and troubleshoot emerging risks of the 4th industrial revolution.

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Meet the blockchain pioneers from around the globe to learn best practices in blockchain technology

Learn about the 2030 vision and the Blockchain strategy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Understand the foundations of Blockchain technology and how it will impact your organization from the world’s trailblazers
Meet the blockchain pioneers from around the globe to learn best practices in crypto investment and blockchain
Learn about the hottest investment opportunities in the blockchain industry
Prepare to thrive in the 4.0 era and be on the forefront of innovation
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ONE TO ONE INTRODUCTIONS
Our Partnerships Team will arrange introduction meetings between suppliers and buyers. Tell us who you like to meet, and we will take care of the introduction to facilitate business dialogues.
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TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS
Leading technical experts with decades of experience will share their experience and global best practices on key critical topics pertaining to development of the cinema industry.
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EXECUTIVE BOARDROOMS
The event will provide exclusive meeting room facilities for a private meeting amongst stakeholders to take forward business relations in an intimate and exclusive setting. These sessions are designed for clients with a specific client list in mind. You pick the topic and your target group, and we will arrange the rest.
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INNOVATION TANK COMPETITION
During this session, organizations with a creative technology or concept, will have the opportunity to present their offerings in front of a panel of industry gurus, who will evaluate and award the best presentation.
This opportunity is only available to 4 companies within the cinema industry field.
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LUNCHEON & GALA DINNER
The event will be accompanied with a 5-star lunch open to all event attendees, providing the perfect opportunity to meet and network.
The VIP Gala Dinner will host the supporting government bodies, the cinema developers and intranational speakers as well as event sponsors and exhibitor in a 5-star environment to enrich the event experience.
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
During the event, the audience will be divided into 4 groups, each headed by a roundtable leader, discussing one specific topic. The audience will then move to the next table after 15 minutes, providing for a speed information exchange opportunity on 4 distinct topics.
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PANEL DISCUSSIONS
The event will include panel discussion, where the audience can interact with expert panelists, and get their specific concerns and questions answered.
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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
The event will include an international exhibition, where the latest technologies and solutions will be displayed. Interactive on the floor demonstrations and product testing make for an exciting opportunity to get a feel for what is new and upcoming.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
INDUSTRIES AND JOB TITLES

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Innovation Managers

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CTOs

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CIOs

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Blockchain Advisors

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IT Managers

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Private Investors

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Government

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Healthcare

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BFSI

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Real Estate

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Telecoms

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Supply Chain & Logistics

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Energy & Utilities

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Oil ad Gas

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Public and Private Investment Institutions

Competition Judges
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Yousef Alyousefi
Partner, Marco
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Sofana Dahlan
Founder, Tashkeil and IP Lawyer
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Tarek Ali Bin-Othman
CEO, Iradah Business Development
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Mohammed Al Shammasi
CEO, Derayah
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Moath Naeem
Chief Investment Officer, Alpha Capital of Investment
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Hamza Khushaim
Chief Investment Officer, Hassana Investment
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Dalal Almutlaq
Managing Director, The Local Agency
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Mohammed AlKhushail
Founder and CEO, Chairman of NOMD Holding
Speakers
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Eng. Sami AlHussayen
Vice Governor for SME Support, SMEA - Monshaat
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Faisal Aljuwaidi
Head of Sandbox, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
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Hans Christensen
Vice President, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority
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Bilal Hussain
CEO, Digital Transformation
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Dr Mustafa Hasan Qurban
CIO & IT Director, King Fahd Military Medical Complex
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Osama Ashri
Head of Development, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business & Entrepreneurship
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Adel Alfayez
CITO, Saudi Aramco - King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture
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Abel Maciel
Director, Construction Blockchain Consortium
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Prof Arwa Al Aama
Professor, Certified Blockchain Consultant, King Abdulaziz University & Ministry of Economy and Planning
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Fahad AlSharekh
CEO, TechInvest
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Dr. Moudhi’s Aljamea
Cyber Security Assistant Professor, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
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Sofana Dahlan
Founder, Tashkeil and IP Lawyer
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Tarek Bin Othman
CEO, Iradah
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Yousef Al Yousefi
CEO, Marco
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Sohail AlRazeen
CEO, Oqal
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John Hargrave
Editor, Bitcoin Market Journal
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Mohanned Halawani
CEO, Cypto PR
Agenda
8:00 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:00 Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
09:05 Thought leader address- State of Blockchain globally: joining the race for excellence Bilal Hussain, CEO, Digital Transformation LLC
Smart Government Roadmap: 4.0 Digitized Economy
09:10 Government Keynote address
Vision 2030: How Saudi Arabia will lead the digital economy globally

  • Blockchain boot camps: starting strong by setting the right blueprint, protocol and foundational components
  • Harnessing the full potential of blockchain technology in government entities
09:30 Ministerial panel discussion: Empowering Smart Governments with Blockchain

  • Understanding how blockchain will deliver more seamless, safe, efficient and impactful city experiences for citizens and residents
  • Increasing operational efficiency, accountability and financial transaction

Mazen Al Dawood, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Commerce

10:15 Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s blockchain roadmap: setting blockchain as key enabler for economic growth

  • Defining blockchain as the driver for Trade and Investment
  • Understanding benefits and challenges while setting a blockchain infrastructure in public and private entities

Faisal Aljuwaidi, Head of Sandbox, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

10:45 Fostering digital transformation in the SME ecosystem: the vision of the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises

  • Aligning to the 2030 strategy: how to create a strong ecosystem of digitally advanced SMEs in KSA
  • Unveiling the benefits of accelerating digital transformation: generating job opportunities through the development of digital solutions

Eng. Sami AlHussayen, Vice Governor for SME Support, General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises

11:05 Awards Ceremony: Recognizing Blockchain Pioneers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ribbon Cutting – Exhibition Tour
11:30 Prayer Break
12:00 Hackathon: The first look into Smart Contract Scripting: Tools & Applications

  • What is Blockchain and how will it impact the business world in KSA
  • Understanding the foundations of Blockchain: a decentralized and accountable technology
  • Safety in Blockchain: understanding the incorruptible storage of data for your business

Abel Maciel, Director, Construction Blockchain Consortium – University College London

12:30 Investing in blockchain: a regional overview

  • Investing in the region: assessing investment appetite and return investment in cutting edge blockchain technology
  • The role played by Institution Investment Groups and Sovereign Wealth Funds: winning investment for your organization

Fahad AlSharekh, CEO, TechInvest

Governance and Data Management
12:50 Regional Case Uses: Engineering 4.0 cities – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

  • From Tech-Utopia to reality: creating a thriving blockchain ecosystem for SMEs
  • Race of for excellence: setting the most competitive blockchain blueprint globally

Hans Christensen, Vice President, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

13:15 General use of blockchain in Healthcare: creating risk proof data management

  • Using blockchain to securely share data generated by clinical trials, such as patient demographics and information about adverse reactions
  • Levveraging blockhcain’s decentralized consensus protocols to help enable providers and health plans to update listings more quickly

Prof Arwa Al Aama, Professor and Certified Blockchain Consultant, King Abdulaziz University
Dr Mustafa Hasan Qurban, CIO, King Fahd Military Medical Complex

13:45 CXOs Panel Discussion
Thriving in the Blockchain era: what industries will benefit the most from Blockchain in KSA?

  • Understanding the foundation of Blockchain for different industries
  • Preparing to thrive: analysing key steps to implement in your organisation
  • The Aggregating Economy: harnessing the benefits of blockchain

Bilal Hussain, CEO, Digital Transformation LLC

14:00 Lunch break and Asr Prayer
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15:00 Panel discussion
Governance and Blockchain: understanding benefits and implementation challenges

  • How can Blockchain ensure full transparency to the governance of your business?
  • Accountability in the 4.0 era: managing digital assets, equity and sensitive data

John Hargrave, CEO, Media Shower
Mohanned Halawani , CEO, Crypto Pr

15:20 Industry specific roundtable discussions: discussing about the impact of Blockchain in KSA

  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Oil & Gas
  • Shared services
15:45 Chairman’s closing remarks
16:15 End of conference Day 1
8:00 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:00 Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:05 An academic perspective on cybersecurity implications of blockchain deployment

  • Venturing into uncharted waters: understanding how blockchain strengthens security for your organization
  • Unbreakable cryptography chain: relying on a risk proof architecture

Dr Moudhi’s Aljamea, Cyber Security Assistant Professor, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

09:30 Accelerating the digital transformation journey of SMEs in Saudi Arabia

  • Harnessing the power of collective impact: propelling the SMEs digital transformation
  • Educating SMEs to integrate blockchain across business operations

Osama Ashri, Head of Development, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business & Entrepreneurship

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10:00 Prioritizing blockchain technology in R&D strategies

  • Overhauling R&D processes and systems: aligning with technological advancement
  • The blockchain disruption: educating teams and business departments to embrace distributed ledgers

Adel Alfayez, CITO, Saudi Aramco – King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture

10:30 Interested in presenting this session? Contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae
11:00 Coffee Break And Speed Networking
Embracing disruption
11:45 Invitation only: Investment opportunities
12:00 Blockchain disruptions: paradigm shifts in the O&G sector

  • Smart trading: providing a reliable and efficient platform for executing and recording energy trades
  • Transaction automation: transforming the supply chain with enhanced transparency
12:30 Panel Discussion: The future of the shared economy in KSA

  • Embracing change: the impact of blockchain will have on the Kingdom’s economy
  • Understanding blockchain regulations and its effect on financial markets
13:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks
13:50 Lunch Break And End Of Conference Day 2
Six Executive Boardrooms – Sector Specific
The executive boardroom session is a 3 hour close door discussion attended by 12-15 sector specific industry experts that are considering the adoption of blockchain within their organisation. Companies with credible blockchain offerings for any of the below sectors can enquire about leading one of the below Executive Boardrooms.
This opportunity is available for just one company per sector
Executive boardroom – Healthcare
Executive boardroom – Entertainment
Executive boardroom – Energy and Utilities
Executive boardroom – Real Estate
Executive boardroom – Supply Chain & Logistics
Executive boardroom – Banks & Financial Institutions
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SPONSORS & PARTNERS
We are looking for advisory consultants, exciting and innovative startups and technology providers that could contribute to the blockchain technology requirements in Saudi Arabia. If you believe you have what we are looking for, please contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae
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OFFICIAL LOGISTICS PARTNERS
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Dean Haddow
Director, SITE Event Logistics

Tel: +971 4 370 5533

Mob: +971 50 115 4881

Mob UK: 0044 7596 288 989

OFFICIAL TRAVEL PARTNER
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Khriss Coelho

khriss.coelho@miceminds.com

+966596956434

OUR VENUE

RADISSON BLU RIYADH

Ad Dhubbat, King Abdulaziz Street Al Mubarakiah Plaza, Riyadh 12627,Saudi Arabia

+966 11 479 1234

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