Under The Patronage of

Information and eGovernment Authority

His Excellency Mohamed Ali AlQaed

Chief Executive

Information & eGovernment Authority
Kingdom of Bahrain

A renowned contributor to the regional eGovernment and ICT milieu, Mohammed Ali AlQaed has accumulated a highly-reputed profile of contributions in elaborative ICT and development initiatives in various governmental entities in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

AlQaed's initiatives in the field of ICT led to the creation of the eGovernment Authority in 2007 by a Royal Decree No. (78), in which he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Through his role, he continued to evolve the government into a smart one and providing one-stop-shop services to citizens, residents and businesses.

During AlQaed’s tenure, the Kingdom of Bahrain leaped majorly at the United Nations eGovernment Index from the 53rd position in 2005 to become one of the top 10 countries in the world within Online Service Delivery, since 2010 onwards. Bahrain's eGovernment was also ranked as 8th position worldwide in the eParticipation Index - a major achievement since its establishment in 2005. Part of AlQaed's achievements also included rising Bahrain's rank from 36 to 18 among the world’s eGovernment ranking succeeding European and Asian countries competing in the same field.

The year 2016 marked the merge between the eGovernment Authority and the Central Information Organization to become the Information & eGovernment Authority assigning AlQaed as its Chief Executive.

Granted a Bachelor‘s Degree in Computer Science in 1993 from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Systems Engineering from Sheffield University in the UK; AlQaed was also granted a scholarship from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for international co-operation to attend a six-month intensive course on Systems Engineering at the Royal Scientific Society in Jordan.

In recognition to his achievements, His Majesty the King honored AlQaed by awarding him First Class Efficiency Medal in 2011. In June 2014, AlQaed was also honored by His Highness Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of Kuwait, amongst other jury members of His Highness Shaikh Salem Al Ali Al Sabah Informatics Competition ‘Tadween’.

In 2009, AlQaed was ranked No. 29 amongst the 50 Bahraini Most Powerful CEOs List as per the Arabian Business Magazine - in recognition for being the man behind many of the technological innovations changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Bahrain's residents.

He was then appointed by Deputy Prime Minister's Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa in 2014 to chair the Smart City Study Committee. A writer of several IT specialized publications, AlQaed continues to be an active contributor to the ICT and eGovernment sectors as well as a keynote speaker in various regional and international conferences.

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Event Overview

For many People, Blockchain has been synonymous with Bitcoin. Although Bitcoins were one of the Primary reasons for Creation of Blockchain. There have been a lot of Developments in this Technology and now, this Technology has the Potential to impact and boost Operational Efficiencies of large number of Organizations across the Globe. While the Financial Services may be at the Forefront of these changes. This Opportunity has presented itself with increased urgency across a wide range of Sectors. Such as Government and Ministries, Advertising, Hospitality, Healthcare, Energy, Food and Agriculture and more - if there’s a Business there’s a transaction, and wherever there’s a transaction there is an opportunity for Blockchain.

However, many of the Industries Players are working in an Uncoordinated or Fragmented Manner. This Event will bring together the Key Stakeholders working in Diverse fields creating an exciting Cross-Industry Pollination of Ideas and Approaches that will yield New Insights and explore even more New Opportunities for Growth and more importantly help in shaping the Future Blockchain Technology Policies for the Middle Eastern organizations.

"The Main Goal of this Forum is to create an accessible and a much more Diverse, Policy-oriented Platform where Business and Government Leaders can learn how Blockchain could impact their Organizations and Economies, and how they can seize the Opportunity to reap the maximum benefits this budding Technology has to offer."

Hence, we at TraiCon will be hosting the “World Blockchain Congress Bahrain 2018” scheduled to take place on the 29th and 30th of July 2018 in Kingdom of Bahrain. This Two Day Summit is an Educative Platform comprising of both Local and International Case Study Presentations, Highly Interactive Panel Discussions and Networking Sessions.

We request all the Key Government Sector Stake Holders, Private Sector Stake Holders and Solution Providers to support us and actively participate in this Summit which focuses on the implementation of Blockchain to improve Efficiency of Services and Boost the Economy of the Country.

Why Bahrain?

  • Bahrain is interested in adopting Digital Currencies like Bitcoin amid a wider impetus toward a ‘Country Level’ adoption of Blockchain Technologies.

  • The Kingdom of Bahrain, a Constitutional Monarchy of over 30 Islands in the Persian Gulf, is taking a Bitcoin-friendly approach in its advent to become a FinTech Hub in the Region.Speaking at an ‘Innovation Forum’ in Bahrain’s Capital of Manama in the last quarter of 2017; Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has revealed plans towards installing a Regulatory Sandbox in the Country. The EDB is one of the Government Leading Agencies that has been tasked to plan and implement the Country’s Economic Development Strategy.

  • In response to a query about Crypto Currencies at a different forum , it was stated that Bahrain as a country is open for Bitcoins.’

  • Notably, it was indicated that Bahrain’s Finance Ministry – the Country’s Financial Regulator has also shown keen interest on adopting Digital Currencies like Bitcoin.Intriguingly, the Government Official revealed that a Bitcoin Exchange Operator in Saudi Arabia made inquiries toward establishing a Bitcoin Exchange in Bahrain.

  • Furthermore, it was also revealed the extent to which Bahrain could adopt and use Digital Currencies by suggesting that Bahrain could also issue Bonds on a Digital Currency. All Digital Currency-related Developments in the Private Sector would occur in a Regulatory Sandbox recently unveiled by the Country’s Central Bank, a move toward endearing itself as the FinTech Hub in the Region.

Why Attend ?

Why Sponsor ?

An Opportunity to present your Ideas, Innovation, and latest offerings to Blockchain Experts, your existing Clients, New Prospects, Top Investors, Advisors, Founders, Thought Leaders, Likeminded People and Stake Holders of the Industry – All under one roof

Great Networking Opportunities

Take part in more engaging and extensive networking sessions across the summit which includes formal Pre-scheduled Meetings, luncheons, panel discussions, round tables, workshops and much more.

A Leading Interactive Exhibition

Engage with the leading players who would be showcasing their products, services, platforms and solutions in our interactive exhibition. Meet established industry leaders, investors and startups set to change the face of the market.

More Real User Case Studies

Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda, hear from the most relevant live case studies. Learn about what companies are currently doing & how they are leveraging Blockchain to get a strategic advantage over their competitors.

Where Business Leaders and Industry Stakeholders Meet

Meet with business & industry leaders who are looking to harness the power of the Blockchain for their organizations. Join a community of Enterprises to engage, connect & learn from the best.

Who should Attend ?

The World Blockchain Congress -Kingdom of Bahrain 2018 is for Economies, and Companies looking to stay ahead of the game realizing the Potential impact that Blockchain can have on their Economy or Organization

  • CISOs, SISOs, CIOs, COOs, CEOs, CTOs & Senior Executives
  • Business Heads
  • Managing Partners
  • Principals / Managing Directors
  • Vice Presidents / Directors
  • FinTech Professionals
  • Head of Digital Transformation, & Heads of Business Transformation
  • Heads of Innovation, Heads of Data Science, & Heads of Application
  • Heads of IT & Information Security, and Heads of Engineering
  • Heads of Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Architecture
  • Technical Advisors
  • Software Engineers
  • Research Managers
  • Development Managers
  • Heads of Emerging Technology, Heads of Development, & Heads of Strategy
  • Marketing Managers & Developers
  • Investors, Blockchain Start Ups, Venture Capitalists and more

Focused Industries

Financial

Services/Insurance

Import/ Export

Manufacturing

Entertainment/Travel/Hospitality

Healthcare

Power Generation/Transmission

Governments

Industry Associations

Transportation

Telecommunication

Real Estate

Retail/Consumer Goods

Speaker Panel

Dr. Simon Galpin

Managing Director

Economic Development Board Bahrain
Kingdom of Bahrain

Fawaz M. Shakralla

Managing Director

Btech Blockchain Group
Kingdom of Bahrain

Markus Dold

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

eCharge.work AG
Germany

Hamid Rashid

Chief Executive Officer

FINTERRA
Malaysia

Anthem Hayek

Co-Founder

Hercules SEZC and AnthemGold
United States of America

Qing Yi

CEO of SilkChain

Co-Founder & CEO of ITDC
Co-CEO of OSell Group

Iman Mutlaq

Founder

INGOT Coin

Mart Parve

Chief Operating Officer

Black Insurance

Matej Michalko

Founder

DECENT
Slovakia

Eyal Oster

President

MobileBridge & Momentum
Netherlands

Baybars Altuntas

Chairman

World Business Angels Investment Forum & Director
Republic of Turkey

Narayanan Ganapathy

Chief Executive Officer

Angivest Ventures
Kingdom of Bahrain

Hans Henrik Christensen

vice President

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre
United Arab Emirates

Stuart Davies

Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Al Tamimi & Company
United Arab Emirates

Peter O’Doherty

Detective Chief Superintendent
Head of Crime, Cyber and Counter Terrorism

City of London Police
United Kingdom

Mohammad Shaheed Khan

President Bahrain Chapter

Harvard Business School Club of GCC
Kingdom of Bahrain

Suzanna Kalendzhian

Founder & CMO

Legal Advice Middle East
United Arab Emirates

Kevin Allen

President

Africa Crowdfunding Association
South Africa

Maryam Taghiyeva

Chief Systems Architect

Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance
Republic of Azerbaijan

Hoda A. Alkhzaimi

Director

Center for Cyber Security
United Arab Emirates

Latifa Alabbasi

ITIL Expert, COBIT5, Professional Cloud Service Manager

Acting chief of IT Service Management - Information & eGovernment Authority
Kingdom of Bahrain

Terry Chan

Chairman

Hong Kong Ecommerce Supply Chain Association
Hong Kong

Pavel Shoust

Executive Director

Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association
Russia

Wajeeha Awadh

FinTech and Digitalization Initiatives

Al Baraka Banking Group
Kingdom of Bahrain

WAlex Corral

Headmaster

preCharge Blockchain eXchange

Partners & Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Strategic Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

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Supporting Partners

Regional Broadcast Partners

Official Print Partner

Advisory Board

Media Partners

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