Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Anthony is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Partner leading IBM's Blockchain Services business in Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. Responsible for developing blockchain solutions and strategy for IBM clients across the region within both public and private sectors. He leads a multinational team of consultants, architects, and developers to help clients and consortiums leverage blockchain to unlock new forms of value. In this capacity, he has developed blockchain-based architectures and solutions across a broad range of use cases, such as Central Bank Digital Currencies, self-sovereign identity schemes, and the transformation of various government services. He speaks widely on the topic of blockchain and is frequently called on to provide advice at a C-suite or ministerial level.
Was appointed as Distinguished Engineer in recognition of sustained technical leadership and deep expertise in distributed ledger technologies, such as blockchain, and contribution to IBM’s intellectual property in the field.
Demonstrated excellence in growing and leading global teams of architects, consultants, and engineers to deliver business outcomes. Trusted advisor to C-level executives and frequent speaker at international conferences on emerging technologies and business transformation. Has proven ability to build strong customer and partner relationships, develop strategies and solutions, lead their successful execution, and deliver quantifiable business results.
He is founder and chair of IBM’s MEA patent board and a prolific innovator with multiple patent filings in cloud, mobile technologies, blockchain, analytics, and security. In 2015, he was inducted into to the Academy of Technology as one of top 800 technical leaders in IBM company.
12:00 - 13:00
FC Pillar Session 5 - Future of Blockchain and Data Protection
In early 2019, nearly 2.5 billion records had been leaked due to data breaches. According to a study by IBM, it was discovered that the average cost of a data breach in 2018 was over $3.8 million, with the average price of a stolen or misplaced record being around $148.
- With Cybersecurity on the rise, how does blockchain provide solutions to secure storage of consumer data?
- Will blockchain technology eliminate human error?
- Blockchain Co-existing with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).