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THE FUTURE OF AI

Want the latest trends and advancements shaping the future of AI? We’ve got you covered. With six stages, you’ll get EVERYTHING you need to drive forward with confidence in the latest tech in AI, and more, whether its new business, new ideas, new connections or unmissable insights. The incredible agenda covers the impact of AI across multiple industries, worldwide application of advanced tech, insights on pressing issues around global regulations and governance as well as groundbreaking innovations.

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08.30
Registration and coffee

09.00

Welcome and introduction to the Global AI Show

Pooja Samani, Global Head of Production, VAP Group

09.15
A FUTURE WITH AI

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Should robots dream? THE LIVE DEBATE

Rashed AlSuwaidi, Head of Software Engineering and Development, Ministry of State Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications Office (UAE)
Sophia – Humanoid Robot, Hanson Robotics – Official Ambassador of Global AI Show

09.45
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: CyberSecurity and AI: Sustainable Future

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: Harnessing the power of data & AI for business excellence

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: Can you read my mind? The promises and perils of AI decoding in the brain

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?

Jamie Metzl, Author, Healthcare Futurist and Geopolitical Expert, Author of the international bestseller,
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
Ali Alkhajeh, Director of Software Engineering & QA Department, Digital Dubai
Hani Khalaf, CTO – IoT Edge & Digital Cities, Dell Technologies
Kamran Ahsan, Senior Director, Smart Data for AI Smart Data Solutions Business, e& enterprise
MODERATOR: Dana Alomar, Technology Reporter, The National

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
Sven Herzing, CTO, Talabat
Hassan Alnoon, CTO, Astra Tech | Botim
MODERATOR: Kevin Soltani, CEO – GIMA Group, Managing Partner – Orthogonal Global Group

14.50
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE TECH-TALK:10x Users & Ultracharging Tech – The Power of Bold Partnerships

Abdallah Abu Sheikh – Founder of Astra Tech & CEO of 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
Ahmad Al Tarawneh, Senior Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police

15.35
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

Rashid Aljneibi, Director CX & Cloud Communication Technology, e& enterprise
Ritesh Dhanak, CIO & CDO, Gems Education

16.00
Networking Break

16.30
A FUTURE WITH AI

AI: Balancing innovation and regulation

Narrimane Benakcha, Head of AI/ML & Digital Policy, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

16.50
A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: Transforming digital landscapes : harnessing AI in media, music & entertainment

Yuri Berchenko, Head of Partnerships, YouTube

17.10
A FUTURE WITH AI

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

Ali Abdulla Alsadadi, Advisor, Ministry of Oil and Environment – Bahrain
Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD, Neuroscientist, Physician, Medical Futurist
Francis Arul, Group CIO Damaac Properties
MODERATOR: Kevin Soltani, CEO – GIMA Group, Managing Partner – Orthogonal Global Group

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!

11.00

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: AI-driven leadership: transforming challenges into opportunities in the digital era

Peter Larnholt, CIO, du

11:20

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The Key to Success in World Class AI and Gen AI Implementations – How to Architect, Deploy and Operate Large Scale GPU-Based AI Data Centers and Cloud

Paul Bloch, President & Co-Founder, DDN

11:40

GROUNDBREAKING AI

KEYNOTE: Prioritization of responsible use of AI for business value creation

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

12.15

FUTURE WITH AI

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

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

12.35

AI IN ENERGY

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

Awad Sidiq, Head of AI, ADNOC Distribution
Ali Abdulla Al Sadadi, Advisor, Ministry of Oil and Environment, Bahrain
Dr. Chris Cooper, CEO, AIQ
Ben Owen, Executive, Business Development & Ecosystems, Data and AI, IBM
MODERATOR: Paula Naofal, Senior Presenter, CNN Business Arabic

13.15

5 key lessons learned in AI

Ben Owen, Executive, Business Development & Ecosystems, Data and AI, IBM

13.25

KEYNOTE: Big data meets AI: Unlocking the potential for innovation

Manish Gurnani, CTO, Ksolves India Limited

13.45

FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The era of AI & IoT: Global challenges and opportunities

Dr. Doaa Taha, Professor of Data Science and AnalyticsProfessor of Data Science and Analytics, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; Chair, Women’s Empowerment Forum & National Board Secretary, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

14.05

KEYNOTEFUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: The integration of AI with industry 4.0

Laurent Thiers, Vice President, DDN

14.25

A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: Government X Artificial Intelligence

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

15.15

A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE: Transforming digital landscapes: harnessing AI in media, music & entertainment

Yuri Berchenko, Head of Product Partnerships, YouTube

15.35

A FUTURE WITH AI

KEYNOTE TECH-TALK: 10x users & ultra charging tech: The power of bold partnerships

Abdallah Abu-Sheikh, Founder of Astra Tech & CEO of Botim

16.00

KEYNOTE: Revolutionizing customer experiences: the power of AI and digital transformation

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

16.20

FUTURE WITH AI

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

Valerie Hawley, Executive Director, Sorbonne Centre for Artificial Intelligence

17.00

AI IN FINANCE

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

Robert Hahm, CEO, Mashreq Capital
Saket Dandotia, CEO & Founder, OneTabAI
Cinderella Amar, Managing Partner, Glass Ventures
Vivek Sharma, CFO, e& enterprise
MODERATOR: Alex Mukhin, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Cryptomeria Capital

17:45

Closing Remarks

18.00

OFFICIAL GLOBAL AI AWARDS CEREMONY

20.00

VIP Afterparty at White Beach, Atlantis, The Palm

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08.30
REGISTRATION & COFFEE

09.45
WELCOME & OPENING

10.00
KEYNOTE

Revolutionizing customer experiences: the power of AI and digital transformation

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

10.30
KEYNOTE

Charting the future: the role of AI in government for smarter, more efficient societies

Vineesha Satwani, Advisor of Digitalization at Office of Senior Leadership, UAE Government Entity & Member of Advisory Board for Digital Transformation Program

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, e& enterprise
Ali Katkhada, Group CIO, DEPA Group

12.30
FIRESIDE CHAT

The AI symphony of personalized learning, smart assessments, and the evolution of EdTech

Ritesh Dhanak, CIO & CDO, Gems Education
Dr. Maria Papadaki, Associate Professor, The British University in Dubai/ Dubai Blockchain Center

13.00
Lunch break

14.00
KEYNOTE

The power of hype – the next phase of AI transformation of social media platforms into social marketplaces

Sam Arami, Founding Partner, The A.I Clubhouse

14.30
KEYNOTE

X-Alpha: disrupting VC investment with a community-built AI fund

Karine Arama, Partner, SGH Capital
Jean Herelle, CEO, Crunch Foundation

15.00
KEYNOTE

Exploring the synergy of blockchain and AI for trustworthy, transparent Innovation

Christian Gleich, International Ambassador, European Blockchain Association

15.30
KEYNOTE

How Nations Can Build Sovereign AI & Visualizing the UAE AI Ecosystem Map

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

16.00
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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
EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

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!

10.00

Registration and coffee

11:00

Welcome

Maria Vovchok, Podcast Host & Journalist, Dubai Blockchain Center

11:10

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

Toby Gilbert, Co-founder & CEO, Coinweb
Moderator: Nikita Sachdev, CEO, Luna PR

11.45

EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

The golden cube: connecting trust, art, tech and emotions

Christian Gleich, representative of CastelloCoin, CastelloCoin

12.00

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

12:15

EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

KEYNOTE: Forging Accessibility with User center products

Vivien Lin, Chief Product Officer, BingX

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

12:55

BLOCKCHAIN IN ENTERPRISE

Mankponse Samuel Abraham, CEO, Alpha Omega Coin

13.10

GAMING, METAVERSE & NFTs

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

Zara Zamani, COO & Co Founder, Neoki

13:25

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

14.00

Decentralization of journalism

MARIO NAWFAL, Founder and CEO, IBC Ventures

Scott Melker, Host of The Wolf Of All Streets Podcast

14.20

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
David Palmer, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Vodafone’s Digital Asset Broker (DAB) platform,
Vodafone
Belinda Lim, Country Manager (SG), The Sandbox
Moderator:
Mary Pedler, Founder, INPUT Communication

14.50

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

15:25

BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

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

Marcello Mari, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SingularityDAO

15.40

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
Malak Albaw, COO & Global BD, Blank
Tanisha Katara, Governance Innovation Specialist, Polygon Labs
Moderator:
Alex Nascimento. Co-founder, 7MM Global/UCLA Blockchain Lab

16.05

EVOLUTION OF THE DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

FIRESIDE: 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
Brian Crian, CEO, Chorus one
Dyma Budorin, Co-Founder & CEO, Hacken
Dave Uhryniak, Ecosystem Development Leader, TRON DAO
Moderator:
Megan Nilsson, CEO/Founder, Crypto Megan

16.45

Web3 base layer for AI – Road to decentralized AI

Julian Peh, CEO & Co founder KIP protocol

17.00

Closing Remarks

VIP After Party passes/Awards announcement

18:00

OFFICIAL GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN AWARDS CEREMONY

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09.45
Welcome

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 market makers in financial markets

Eugene Kitkin, Director of Business Development, EMCD

11.50
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

15:20
Evolution of digital ecosystem

KEYNOTE: The evolving digital world

Dave Uhryniak, Ecosystem Development Leader, TRON DAO

15.40
Evolution of digital ecosystem

KEYNOTE: The next frontier in trading: emerging technologies and trends in crypto exchanges

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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

09.45

Welcome

10.00

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

10.40

BLOCKCHAIN IN FINANCE

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

Marcello Mari, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SingularityDAO

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 and 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

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 onwards

Side Event

17.30

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10.00
Registrations and coffee

11.00
Welcome and introduction to Startup Village

11.10
INVESTOR PANEL

Investor insights: Transforming ideas into investment opportunities

Paul Dawalibi, CEO, Holodeck Ventures
Taras Yavorskyy, General Partner, 3x Capital
Amie Lin, Managing Partner, Yuzu Capital, PENTAIP Founder Fund
MODERATOR: Cristina Najera, Founder, Najera Ventures

11.40
SPOTLIGHT:

Turkish Perspective: Insights from an emerging ecosystem

Emre Buyukkilic, Country Advisor, Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye

12.00
PITCH SLOT 1

Revolutionizing real estate through tokenizatio
Jade Gao, Director, RealtyX

12.10
PITCH SLOT 2

Pinaki Sachathamakul, Founder & CEO, Affi Network

12.20
PITCH SLOT 3

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

12.30
PITCH SLOT 4

Muhammad Salman Anjum, Chief Mate, InvoiceMate

12.40
PITCH SLOT 5

novaluna.ai

12.50
PITCH SLOT 6

Unleashing AI for Arabic
Noor Alasadi, CEO, Lisan.ai

13.00
PITCH SLOT 7

BrainAlive AI

13.10
PITCH SLOT 8

Macgence

13.20
PITCH SLOT 9

Oneto11 (Oli)

13.30
PANEL DISCUSSION

Investor perspectives on sustainable growth in Web 3.0 and AI

  • Analyze market dynamics: user adoption, trading volumes, market cap.
  • Understand regulations across jurisdictions.
  • Identify projects committed to sustainability and transparency.
  • Develop risk strategies to preserve capital.

Juliet Su, Partner, NewTribe capital
Mackenzie Chng, Aelf ventures
Bimlesh Gunndurao, CoFounder, Foundership

MODERATOR : Santosh Panda, Co- Founder, Foundership

14.15
PITCH SLOT 10

FONE Network (Oli)

14.25
PITCH SLOT 11

Qubix

14.35
PITCH SLOT 12

Onvy

14.45
PITCH SLOT 13

Lenna Onto, CEO & Founder, Clay Nation

15.55
PITCH SLOT 14

Klinkfinance

16.05
PITCH SLOT 15

Tom Cichocki, Founder & CEO, Revived Overworld

16.15
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

Florian Rais, Founder & CEO, Criptonite Asset Management

Andre Jr Ayotte, Partner, Modus Capital

Cinderella Amar, Founder, Glass Ventures

MODERATOR: Sunny Jian, Founder, MassVentures

16.45
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 

Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO, Fineqia 

Jose F. Pereira, Partner, Caerus

Tobias Bauer, Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

Sunil Sharma, CEO, CoinGape Media

MODERATOR : Jakub Żurawiński, Co-founder, Bitfold

17.15
END Remarks

12.00 – 1.30

Investor Connect by Foundership Ventures

PRIVATE INVESTORS CONNECT:

10 seasoned investors will be providing invaluable feedback on pitches to a select group of 30 startups.

Foundership Ventures

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

New Tribe Capital

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Cypher Capital

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Ceras Ventures

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Ghaf Labs

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Momentum 6

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Blue7

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Investor A

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Investor B

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

Investor C

Meeting 1: 20 mins
Meeting 2: 20 mins
Meeting 3: 20 mins

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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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09.15
Welcome

09.30
#Startupjourney

Can one person create a billion dollar company with A.I

Sam Arami, Founding Partner, The A.I Clubhouse

10.00
#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

18.00
OFFICIAL GLOBAL AI AWARDS CEREMONY

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10.30
Web3 Marketing Alpha & Community Mixer

Hosted by The Social Laboratory

11.00
Networking break

11.30
Web3 Marketing Alpha & Community Mixer

Hosted by The Social Laboratory

12.30
Blockwee welcome and networking

Hosted by Blockwee

13.00
CMO Luncheon

Hosted by Blockwee

15.00
Blockwee – Panel

Hosted by Blockwee

16.00
Networking break

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!

9.00

EdTech x Future of work Middlesex University Dubai

EdTech x Future of work Middlesex University Dubai

10.00

Gen Z

Hosted by VAP Group

11.00

Networking break

11.30

Raining Alphas on Bitcoin Runes

Hosted by DODAS

13.00

Lunch Break / Raining Alphas on Bitcoin Runes

Hosted by DODAS

14.00

Raining Alphas on Bitcoin Runes

Hosted by DODAS

15.00

CXO & Investor Mixer

Hosted by Web5Nexus

CONFERENCE THEMES

Autonomous Vehicles

Groundbreaking
AI

GROUNDBREAKING AI

A world of abundance with endless possibilities stands before us as we pave the way for imagination and curiosity to turn into reality with exponential innovation. Get ready to meet futurists and visionaries who are not only inspiring a new technological era, but creating it where the realms and realities of new unthinkable possibilities are already within reach, with world-first trials, applications and breakthroughs in AI.

GENERATIVE AI

From a world where AI wasn’t accessible to all, to a world where AI has become steadfast at almost every conjuncture, playing into everyone’s curiosity with the magnitude of generative AI tools We bring experts to the stage to dissect the realities, possibilities and pitfalls so you can build the ‘lessons learned’ into your AI strategy

Generative AI

Generative
AI

AI Governance

AI
Governance

AI GOVERNANCE

Mapping essential components of effective governance frameworks is key as the world unites in its effort to develop and operate more responsible AI. Experts lead important discussions on the establishment of standards for ethical AI practices, risk management strategies to enhance transparency, safety and safeguard against potential pitfalls.

A FUTURE WITH AI

Get a front row seat into the extraordinary new world we are about to live in with groundbreaking AI developments that will give us an exciting vision of a very near future with AI. From our world to our people, we will dive into the minds creating super smart cities, robotics and intelligent machines, all the way to world-leading neuroscientists who are at the forefront of brain mapping and making the impossible possible in healthcare.
Conversational AI

A future
with AI

Intelligent Cloud

AI in
Healthcare

AI IN HEALTHCARE

With world-firsts on stage, we spotlight the most advanced developments in healthcare, where the intersection of technology and AI are driving us closer to what was otherwise impossible. From DNA hacking to real-life examples of disrupting the brain circuitry, we take you on a journey where humans and intelligent machines are revolutionising the way we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.

AI IN ENERGY

Discover the latest on how AI is being harnessed to unlock new possibilities in energy. Hear about outstanding developments in how AI-driven simulations are modeling scenarios and responses to oil spills or hydrocarbon leaks, helping companies develop more effective emergency response plans and train their personnel accordingly.

Ethical AI

AI in
Energy

Smart Cities

AI in
Finance

AI IN FINANCE

At the intersection of finance and AI technology, hear from the Regional and international leading financial institutions share insights on how they are disrupting the fibre of one of the world’s oldest industries. Be privy to exclusive talks on how AI is redefining customer service, optimising trading and money management, fuelling more effective regulatory compliance, security and fraud prevention as well as building the next-gen user experience.

AI IN RETAIL & E-COMMERCE

Leading industry experts take the stage with real-life applications and outstanding outcomes to share unmissable insights, tips and strategies to help you navigate AI partnerships, models, capabilities and opportunities in retail and ecommerce.
Robotics

AI in Retail &
E-commerce

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