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Developing Enterprise Distributed Systems with IBM Blockchain

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Everyone’s talking about Blockchain. It’s supposed to be the cause behind the next paradigm shift in the tech world. But what is blockchain? Blockchain is a distributed, decentralized, multi-access ledger which is immutable – in other words, what goes on blockchain, stays on blockchain.

According to Takreem El-Tohamy, the General Manager of IBM Middle East and Africa, blockchain will do for transactions what the internet did for information so it’s definitely a game changer. IBM is working closely with the Smart Dubai Office to create a paperless, blockchain-powered government by 2020, as announced by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.


1) Blockchain Technology Overview

2) Blockchain for Enterprise – Hyperledger Fabric Protocol Overview

3) Where Blockchain Applies (Case studies and Scenarios)


Hyperledger is an open-source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chain, manufacturing, and technology. These 130+ members and 8 ongoing projects, including Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer, work in concert to create an open, standardized and enterprise-grade distributed ledger framework and code base.

About The Speaker

Based in Dubai, Farhan Shahzad is currently working as Blockchain & Cognitive solution architect in GBS. He is currently engaged in Dubai Government Blockchain strategy project and has created the Blockchain Platform Blueprint for them. He is also involved in developing Blockchain pilots in Middle East & Africa. He has been developing and Architecting distributed systems in Banking, Telecommunication and retail industry for the last 20 years. He has delivered multiple projects in Enterprise Integration, Process Re-engineering, and CRM solutions mainly for Enterprise clients in UK and Middle East.

See you there!


August 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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AstroLabs Dubai
JLT, Cluster R, Park side, Retail level
Dubai, United Arab Emirates