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UNLOCK is proud to be organizing the second edition of UNLOCK in Dubai on January 15th-16th 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC. Blockchain is here to stay and is growing. Blockchain is set to have a market size of 2.5 trillion by 2021 from its current 548.2 billion in 2018. Dubai and the UAE were also pioneers in terms of embracing Blockchain to create a more efficient government service. Today Dubai is implementing 20 Blockchain case studies and the UAE has forged ahead with its strategy to have 50% of governmental services on the Blockchain by 2021.
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08:30 AM - Registration & Morning Coffee
09:00 AM - Welcome Speech
09:10 M - Keynote Speech
09:30AM - Panel 1: ICOs, Crypto-currencies and the Future of Exchanges in a Regulated World.The panel will review the current state of ICO market, crypto-currencies/tokens (security or utility) and exchanges. Regulations and legislations are key elements for the future of Blockchain ecosystem. Countries globally and in MENA region either have initiated legal and regulatory standards or have issued studies in this regards.
10:15 AM - Networking Coffee break and tour of Blockchain Ecosystem Participants
10:45 AM - Unlock Chat: The Advent of Scalable and Interoperable Blockchain is it near?In 2019, most of Blockchain projects will move from proof of concept into full production mode, upon this, not only will scalability be the main issue but interoperability and speed. How well advanced are we today in connecting Blockchains together as well as with legacy systems? Can we bring the Blockchain world together to work seamlessly and more efficiently or will we have siloes of Blockchains with varying efficiencies?
12:00 PM - Panel 2: How are Governments utilizing Blockchain today?45 minutesThis panel will discuss the movement of institutional investors into the Blockchain sphere whether they are investing in crypto-currencies or ICOs. Today Crypto Funds are on the rise. The question what effect will they have on the current climate. Who will be funding the next round of ICOs? Will there still be ICOs? What do institutional and family offices want from the Blockchain ecosystem?
12:45 PM - Lunch and Networking / Announcements1 hour and 15 minutes
02:00 PM - Panel 4: Utilizing Blockchain for the trade, supply chains and Business.As many, know when money moves faster between buyers and sellers, when supply chains are transparent, efficient and secure, and when businesses can be set up in the push of a button, trade and economies will grow and propel innovation and the movement of goods and services. This session will discuss how Blockchain can improve the economic environment and build a more connected well cohesive world trade.
02:45 PM - Keynote Speech
03:00 PM - Networking Coffee Break /Announcements
03:20 PM - Panel 5: Tokenizing everything, why do it?Today at the center of most Blockchain discussions is the topic of tokenization. The tokenization of physical and digital assets onto the Blockchain will enable the physical world of today to mesh into the digital. Questions as to what will this mean for business, economies, and even social lives is still not been fully understood. This session will open up the discussion on what it means to tokenize, why it should be done and the final results of a tokenized world.
04:00 PM - Keynote Speech
08:30 PM - Onwards Cocktails and Entertainment reception
08:30 AM - Networking Breakfast1 hour
09:30 AM - Panel 6: If I were an AI & you were a Blockchain, how would we Tango in a Smart City?This panel will discuss how artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies can work together to enhance the efficiencies and quality of offerings in Smart Cities given the data generated from Blockchain and the predictive analytics derived from AI.
10:15 AM - UNLOCK Chat: Is Blockchain infringing on privacy or protecting it? Privacy, security of data, and the latest GDPR compliance law in EU have opened up Pandora’s box as to whether the Blockchain were data is immutable and can never be erased actually infringes on privacy rather than protecting it. This chat will talk about privacy and security in the era of Blockchain and AI.
11:00 AM- Networking Coffee Break & Announcements
11:30 AM- Panel 7: Evolution of Payments and personal finance in the Blockchain era.Blockchain’s largest implementations have been in payments whether with traditional banking or Fintech startups. Today governments are using Blockchain for settlement and consolidation between their accounts, as things develop, this will go beyond to reach the everyday citizen. Other sectors such as tourism and hospitality are exploring the Blockchain settlement process. Payments is becoming as easy and as common as getting out of bed. What will happen in the era of seamless efficient payments and what challenges are still being faced?
12:15 PM - Panel 8: State of Blockchain in transportation and energy sector.45 minutesTransportation and the energy sectors are key pillars in any economy. Bringing efficiency to these sectors is of great relevance. With the advent of Blockchain how will the energy and transportation sector utilize this technology to better serve customers and the economy
01:00 PM - Lunch and networking1 hour
02:00 PM - Panel 9: The role of Telecom operators/ Cloud providers in Blockchain as a service.For many, Blockchain is not only a technical, skill intensive project but also a costly one. Telco operators, cloud providers, governments, and Blockchain technology providers are coming up with models that will help alleviate that, with concepts such as Blockchain as a service or Blockchain on the cloud. Should entities explore BAAS or should they build their own? Which one is more beneficial, secure and in what cases applicable?
02:45 PM - Panel 10: Blockchain Digitizing Identity: The future of a digital life.In this panel discussion, we imagine a world where we are all on the digital plane from the moment we are born to the day we die, where all that we own, the means we use to buy and sell and get paid have identities on the Blockchain what will this look like, how will we interact with the physical world and can we tell the difference?
03:30 PM - Keynote Speech “One Year before Expo 2020, what roles will Blockchain, AI, 3D, printing and Big Data
04:00 PM - Closing Remark