PANEL 1: The Role of AI and Blockchain in Advancing Financial Services and Applications


Dr. Moayad Aloqaily,
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence


Mr. Talib Behbehani,
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Mr. Mousa Alsulaimi,
Boubyan Bank

Dr. Safa Otoum,
Zayed University

Mr. Seth Sadeq ,

Abstract: The emergence of blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has transformed the financial industry. Blockchain, a decentralized ledger technology, enables secure and transparent transactions without the need for intermediaries, while AI can analyze vast amounts of data and provide insights that help financial institutions make informed decisions. The combination of these technologies has led to the creation of new financial products and services that are more efficient, cost-effective, and accessible. This panel brings together speakers from financial institutions and academia to exchange visions and discuss key technical challenges and potential solutions associated with evolving financial technologies.

PANEL 2: Blockchain Applications and Services: Challenges and Opportunities


Dr. Ismaeel Al Ridhawi
Kuwait College of Science and Technology


Dr. Rami Al-Sahhar
Protiviti Middle East Member Firm

Dr. Suleiman Alhassawi

Dr. Basil Al-Othman
Kuwait College of Science and Technolgy

Dr. Huda Alrashidi,
Arab Open University

Abstract:Blockchain technology has become increasingly popular due to its ability to provide a decentralized and secure platform for data storage and transfer. With its potential to revolutionize numerous industries, including finance, healthcare, and supply chain management, blockchain has created a significant amount of interest and investment. However, the implementation of blockchain applications and services is not without its challenges. One of the major obstacles to widespread adoption is scalability, as the technology is still relatively slow and costly compared to traditional systems. Additionally, the lack of standardization and interoperability between different blockchain platforms and networks has made it difficult to create a unified ecosystem. Despite these challenges, the opportunities presented by blockchain technology are vast. This panel brings together speakers from the academia and industry to exchange visions and discuss key technical challenges and potential solutions associated with blockchain services and applications.

PANEL 3: The Role of Young Professionals in Cybersecurity and Futuristic Technologies


Dr. Ali Alfayly
CBE, Kuwait


Dr. Ali Alkazimi,
Burgan Bank

Mr. Ali Al-Khaled,
Central Bank of Kuwait

Mr. Ahmed Hajeyah,

Mr. Husain Ma’ad,

Abstract: Young professionals play a crucial role in integrating the domains of blockchain and cybersecurity. With their fresh perspectives, adaptability, and technological expertise, they can drive innovation and contribute to the development of secure and efficient blockchain systems. Young professionals can engage in research and development activities to explore the intersection of blockchain and cybersecurity. They can contribute to the creation of new cryptographic algorithms, consensus mechanisms, and security protocols that enhance the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of blockchain systems. By staying updated with the latest advancements in both domains, they can propose innovative solutions to address emerging threats and vulnerabilities. Young professionals can actively participate in communities, forums, and industry events related to blockchain and cybersecurity. By networking with experts, researchers, and practitioners, they can exchange knowledge, share insights, and collaborate on projects that aim to enhance the integration of these domains. This collaboration can lead to cross-pollination of ideas and the development of comprehensive solutions that address the complex challenges at the intersection of blockchain and cybersecurity. In summary, young professionals bring fresh perspectives, technical expertise, and a passion for innovation to the integration of blockchain and cybersecurity domains. Their active involvement in research, education, implementation, and collaboration can accelerate the development of secure and robust blockchain systems, helping to shape the future of digital transactions and cybersecurity practices.