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Unlock Blockchain Forum 2019 Focused On Blockchain Implications In MENA Industry experts share their insights on the blockchain technology and its implications for the future.

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Presented by du, the Unlock Blockchain Forum 2019, held on January 15-16, explored the blockchain sector's impact and potential for change around the world. With more than 25 blockchain startups, 50 speakers and more than 350 attendees, the event gathered startups, entrepreneurs, investors, as well as government representatives from KSA, Oman, UAE and Europe.

On the sidelines of the event, we talked with industry experts about how this technology is changing how business is executed and how business owners should approach it. Jihad Tayara, VP - ICT Commercial, Enterprise Solutions at du, advised that before focusing on the technology, it is essential to focus on the customers. Dina Fares, Director of Digital Services at Ajman Digital Government, presented how Ajman Digital Government has been experimenting with blockchain. Nick Spanos, CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corporation, talked about blockchain's influence on a societal level, and shared his advice for entrepreneurs across the GCC.

Related: Tunisian Startup Forum Focuses On Opportunities For MENA Investors And Tunisia Entrepreneurs

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