Basel, Switzerland
December 12-15
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Wednesday, December 12 • 16:40 - 17:20
Panel Discussion: Citizens and Blockchain - Moderated by Rose Shuman, BrightFront Group

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Blockchain brings an opportunity for improvement of efficiency, industry creation and allows the innovators to become global leaders in the space. But what are the challenges of governments implementing large-scale blockchain projects for improved citizen relations? Attendees will gain insights into how the public sector looks at decentralized identity and the future of distributed ledgers. We will hear about the main obstacles people in Latin American countries usually have to surpass when trying to develop software using cutting-edge technologies as well as the benefits these communities have brought to marginalized sectors of the country. We will also have a unique opportunity to discuss the Smart Dubai initiative and it has been improving citizen stories to reach the goal of having everything on a blockchain by 2020. Can we create Citizens-as-a-Service? Saudi Arabia archives a National Census on a Permissionless Blockchain.

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Fernando Martin Garcia Del Angel

CTO, Aabo Technologies
Born and raised in Mexico City, Martin has been working software since turning 14 years old. He has moved from trying to build an RDBMS using Java to building a decentralized POS system for small companies powered by Hyperledger Fabric's Blockchain solution. At the moment, he's a... Read More →

Waqas Mirza

CEO, Avanza Innovations
Waqas Mirza is the CEO of Avanza Innovations. Part of Avanza Group of Companies which has almost two decades of experience in delivering solutions to over 300 customers across 45+ countries. As the CEO of Avanza Innovations, Waqas has been passionately building the company as a... Read More →
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Rose Shuman

BrightFront Group
Making innovation and new technology work at scale in complex environments: multistakeholder; managing risk; sustainable operations, HR.
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Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani

Manager Big Data, Misk Foundation
Dr. Usmani is a Fulbright Scholar and Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology. His PhD work focuses on simulation and modeling of explosions. His work has been featured in Wall Street Journal, CNN, AOL News, Wired Magazine... Read More →

Wednesday December 12, 2018 16:40 - 17:20 CET