Makkah – Saudi Arabia –BSV Blockchain Seminar was held at the Wadi Makkah Incubator on February 9, 2022. The highlights of the event included keynotes, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. The event was attended by a large number of industry and technology experts from enterprises, government-led projects, and start-ups.
The audience were explained how BSV blockchain could enable digital transformation initiatives within Makkah and Saudi Arabia. Speakers included Jimmy Nguyen, Founding President of BSV blockchain’s association; Simit Naik, Director of Commercial and Strategy at nChain; and Dr. Basim Zafar, CEO at Experts Vision Consulting.
Followed by the presentation, Nguyen was joined by Simit Naik, Director of Commercial and Strategy at nChain for quick-fire questions from the audience.
Government and the future of blockchain
Next to the Q&A session, Nguyen and Naik were joined on stage by the speakers working within the BSV blockchain ecosystem for a discussion around government applications of blockchain technology and the future of blockchain adoption. The speakers included:
- Muhammad Salman Anjum – Chief Mate, InvoiceMate; Head of BSV Hub, MENA/South Asia
- Mohammed Ibrahim Jega – Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer, Domineum Blockchain Solutions Ltd
- Ahmed Yousif – Middle East Lead, BSV Blockchain for Government
- Saeed Mohammed Ali Alhebsi – Advisor in AI & Senior Project Manager, UAE Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation
The speakers introduced their projects and their connection with the BSV blockchain. They demonstrated how integration with blockchain technology can improve data integrity, reliability, and accuracy of data. The speakers suggested how the Saudi government can improve governance utilizing blockchain.
Q&A Session 2
The discussion was followed by another Q&A session, where the audience asked questions from the speakers. Jad Wahab, Tech Lead at nChain also joined the existing participants on stage and shared his technical expertise to the Q&A session.