Overview

This blockchain course methodology will be covered as a story what is wrong with existing technology available so we need blockchain to its advantages and how use cases are available in different industries and what fits in the telco specially for DU Telecomm.

Then it moves to practical track where different platforms are being discussed and there pros and cons along with practical challenges that come in enterprise blockchain implementations.

Course Outline

Why Blockchain?

Problems with our existing Systems

  • Case of Mistrust & Transparency – Bank 2 Bank Technology Transaction
  • Dispute of Reconciliations
  • Multiple Unconnected Ledgers
  • Mutable by party at will

The Dubai Journey to Blockchain

  • UAE 2021 Blockchain strategy
  • Projects in the blockchain space
  • Recon & Settlements – Old State Vs New State
  • Dubai Pay: Structure and Flow of payments
  • Understanding the Unified View of Reconciliations with Blockchain

Learning from Doing: How Governments, Banks and other consortiums are reaping benefits

Brainstorming Session

  • What is relevant for your domain in blockchain
  • where do you see blockchain fit in your organization
  • Blockchain with other emerging technologies
  • AI & Blockchain , Customer Happiness Chain
  • The Brooklyn Project – Microgrid

Blockchain and what are its advantages

  • Hype vs Reality ! Beyond the Hype
  • Shared Distributed Ledger
  • The smart contracts
  • The Blocks – Immutability
  • The need for blockchain. Explanation of Various scenarios
  • Checklist for a Blockchain project
  • Differentiation of Crypto currencies
  • Private/Permissioned Blockchain Technology

Actual Blockchain Use cases being adopted in UAE and Middle-east

  • Government Sector: Procure to Pay(P2P) –
  • Proposed Solutions of Document Vaults, Smart Contracts, IoT
  • Bank Trust Network – Multiple Scenarios of Transaction
  • Retail Sector – Tokenzation of Royalty Points and other Transactions
  • Airline Sector – Case Example
  • Telco Sector– Roaming, Recon, Fraud and Management by Blockchain

Structure & Case Study of existing projects in UAE

Blockchain use cases adopted in other parts of the world

Technical Track

Technical Understanding of the Private/Permissioned Blockchains

Smart Contracts & Hands on exercise (Solidity)

Popular Blockchain Platforms Architecture

  • Hyperledger Fabric & Composer – Detailed Mechanism Explanations
  • Other Projects in Hyperledger Umbrella including IROHA, SAWTOOTH and INDY
  • Ethereum – Detailed Mechanism
  • Quorum– Detailed Mechanism
  • R3 Corda– Detailed Mechanism

Understanding Consensus mechanisms

Lessons : Practical Problems in Implementation of Blockchain

  • Enterprise adoption of blockchain
  • Ideation Phase – Initiation- Development – Testing & UAT – RollOut
  • Finding Use Cases
  • Optimistic but Realistic
  • The Governance Issue
  • Reference Architecture

Course Director

Ali Safri

Blockchain Guru | Chief Technology Officer | Well known Speaker in International Forums
Lead Implementer of Blockchain in Government & Private Sectors UAE
Blockchain Use Case Expert

Ali is an active and well known speaker and contributor in international and global forums for adoption and benefit realization of private/permissioned blockchains including.

  • Hyperledger Global Forum – Switzerland , Dec 2018
  • Future Blockchain Summit – Dubai May 2018
  • GITEX Technology Conference – Dubai October 2018
  • Blockchain Next 2018: – Poland June 2018
  • Future Blockchain Summit – Dubai April 2019 Other International Blockchain events

Ali Safri is technologist and blockchain guru with 19+ years of technology industry experience. Currently, holding the position as Chief Technology Officer at Avanza Innovations advising, architecting and being instrumental in the real on-ground private/permissioned blockchain implementations within UAE and the wider MENA region.

In UAE, Ali is working with number of government entities including Smart Dubai Government, banking and private consortiums inline with the UAE 2021 Blockchain Strategy.

Also Ali is deriving blockchain adoption in the wider MENA region including KSA, Oman and Bahrain.

Ali is responsible to see how an his team in Avanza enabled blockchain, AI and smart cities technology suite can transform and deliver true value and with the implementation experience, continuously improve and excel the solution stack in the newly emerging technology landscape.

Ali holds a Master In Computer Science and has worked before in various roles including Chief Innovation Officer, Project Manager and Solution Architect.

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Course Materials

It is very important to analyze the need for Training along with the level of knowledge you require. This session give you a liberty to choose the modules you need, discuss it with the trainer how you want to be delivered, decide the place at your convenience and allocate number of hours to solve your problem. This does not include any development as a consulting but will include solution if you are facing a particular problem.