Speakers

Anthony Butler


Chief Technology Officer
IBM Blockchain Services



Anthony is the leader and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for IBM’s blockchain practice in Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for leading engagements with clients across the region and helping them to leverage distributed ledger technologies to transform their organisations, ecosystems and industries.

 

He was previously the CTO for IBM Cloud in Middle East and Africa providing technical leadership across cloud, blockchain, and cognitive portfolios; and helping clients understand how emerging technologies can be used to unlock new forms of value. Prior to this, he held multiple global roles, including leading the global transformation of one of IBM’s largest natural resources sector clients, consulting to a global payments provider on new forms of digital payment, and developing a set of services offerings around mobile payments.

He is a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology, chair of MEA’s patent development board, and was appointed as a Distinguished Engineer in recognition of sustained technical leadership across the IBM company and his contribution to blockchain and cloud technologies.

 

He holds multiple patents in the fields of blockchain, mobile payments, artificial intelligence, and security; and holds a Masters of Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a thesis on the application of artificial intelligence to complex scheduling problems.

 

 


  • Peter Smith

    Managing Director of Policy, Strategy and Risk , Dubai Financial Services Authority


  • Ahmad Abu Eideh

    Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Bank


  • Sanjay Malhotra

    Chief Digital Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank


  • Ramana Kumar

    SVP & Head of Payments, First Abu Dhabi Bank


  • Fahad Al Semari

    Chief Transformation Officer, Riyad Bank


  • Christopher Kiew-Smith

    Head of FinTech Strategy, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market


  • Emre Karter

    Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, Citibank


  • Yazeed Al-Khalifa

    VP – Governance, Risk and Compliance, Saudi Payments


  • Wai-Lum Kwok

    Executive Director, Capital Markets - Financial Services Regulatory Authority , Abu Dhabi Global Market


  • Stefan Kimmel

    Partner, PwC


  • Tristan Brandt

    Principal, Oliver Wyman


  • Devid Jegerson

    Head of Customer Experience, National Bank of Fujairah


  • Mohamed Damak

    Senior Director & Global Head of Islamic Finance, Financial Services Research, , S&P Global Ratings


  • Marie-Line Ricard

    Blockchain & Crypto-assets Partner, Sia Partners


  • P Venkatesh

    Director - Platforms & Solutions, Maveric Systems


  • Kelvin Tan

    Venture Lead - Nexus, SC Ventures


  • Muraleedhar Pai

    Executive Director, Maveric Systems


  • Giselle Bou Ghanem

    Customer Engagement Solutions Sales Manager , Avaya


  • Alaa AlRousan

    Account Director, SWIFT


  • Bhavin Shah

    Partner, Financial Services, Roland Berger Middle East


  • Mirna Sleiman

    Chief Executive Officer, Fintech Galaxy


  • Sonny Zulu

    Managing Director, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered UAE


  • Adrianus Schoorl

    Local Partner, White & Case


  • Muhammad Babar

    Head of Digital Compliance, MoneyGram International


  • Ahmed Mostageer

    Regional Sales Manager , Nutanix


  • Irina Heaver

    Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Emirex.com


  • Subramanian Krishnamurthy

    Head - Global Transaction Services, National Bank of Fujairah


  • Mohamed Roushdy

    Founder, Fintech Bazaar


  • Samia Skalli

    Financial Services Strategy & Innovation Manager, Sia Partners


  • Jagadeshwaran Kothandapani

    MD - Cash Management Head, MENA, Turkey - Treasury and Trade Solutions , Citibank