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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (8:30 AM - 10:30 AM)

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Capital Club Dubai

Gate Village, Building 3
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Christopher Fernandez (Chief Executive Officer at Block Gemini Technologies)

Christopher Fernandez

Chief Executive Officer at Block Gemini Technologies

Chris runs the Middle East’s leading provider of enterprise-ready solutions for blockchain, IoT, AI and decentralised applications. A seasoned technology entrepreneur, investor and all-round geek, Chris has been active in the blockchain development space since its infancy more than five years ago. when he recognised the power and potential of blockchain and as an early adopter has seen returns of more than 25,000% on his digital currency portfolio.
In late 2016, Chris launched Block Gemini, focusing on blockchain-based enterprise solutions for large scale industries. Leveraging his access to the blockchain community and his understanding of enterprise-level business needs, Chris utilized his relationships to assemble an all-star team of blockchain developers with a vision to lead the blockchain revolution within the region.

Anthony Butler (CTO Blockchain at IBM, Middle East and Africa)

Anthony Butler

CTO Blockchain at IBM, Middle East and Africa

Anthony 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 holds multiple patents in the fields of blockchain, mobile payments, artificial intelligence, and security.

Sumit K Roy (Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Fintech Innovations International (Trade Assets))

Sumit K Roy

Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Fintech Innovations International (Trade Assets)

Sumit has 24 years of experience as a global financial institutions specialist with expertise in trade finance and international payments, and he co-founded the company behind TradeAssets, the first e-marketplace of its kind for banks. He has extensive experience in e-Products, primary and secondary trade finance, asset distribution, international payments and cash management.

Sunil Veetil (Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance at HSBC Middle East, North Africa and Turkey)

Sunil Veetil

Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance at HSBC Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

Based in Dubai, Sunil is responsible for enabling growth in trade across 8 countries in the region and helping connect the clients to the global supply chain. With experience in Asia and the Middle East, he is widely recognised as one of the leading transaction banking providers in these markets.

Robert Willock (Network Director, MENA of The Economist Corporate Network)

Robert Willock

Network Director, MENA of The Economist Corporate Network

Robert is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network based in Dubai and covering the MENA region. Robert works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers.
Robert is a business journalist, editor and publisher with nearly 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, construction, energy and transport, and a particular interest in human capital management.
He is an accomplished event chairman, moderator and speaker.
Robert completed an MBA at the University of Leicester School of Business in 2012 and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nottingham.