Blockchain in Banking Fest

Apply for FinTech Hive at DIFC

Type to search

Blockchain in Banking Fest

Blockchain in Banking Event

A trailblazing event that explores the transformative power of blockchain technology within the banking and payments sector. Join us as we delve into a series of captivating discussions, shedding light on cutting-edge topics such as NFTs, tokenisation, decentralisation, the confluence of blockchain and AI, and its profound impact on the world of banking and more.

Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking journey where industry experts, visionaries and thought leaders come together to explore the limitless possibilities that blockchain offers to reshape the future of banking. 

Gain valuable insights into the latest trends, innovations, and best practices driving the digital revolution and discover how blockchain is revolutionising traditional financial systems.

Don't miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of change. Register now and become a part of the transformative dialogue that will shape the future of banking as we know it.


  • 9:00 - 09:15 : Opening Remarks
  • 09:15 - 09:45 : Confluence of Blockchain and AI and its impact on banking
  • 09:45 - 10:05 : Why isn't blockchain mainstream yet? Adoption of blockchain in banking today - what's next?
  • 10:45 - 11:10 : Coffee Break
  • 11:10 - 12:00 : Tokenization: is it the bridge to traditional finance? 
  • 12:20 - 13:00 : Blockchain and Supply Chain/Trade Finance from hype to reality
  • 13:00 - 13:40 : Stablecoin, Fiat and CBDCs - which is the medium of the future, can they co-exist?



  • Bobby Kakar, Senior Advisor, Stealth Startup
  • Sundeep Kripalani, CTO/CPO/COO, Wisdomise
  • Somnath Sarkar, EVP & Group CISO, Mashreq
  • Pinaaz Kulkarni, Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank Dubai
  • Pierre Samaties, Partner, Roland Berger
  • Mahendra Kasula, MD & Head – GTB Fintech Partnerships & Data Analytics, First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Siddharth Bhandari, CEO, NewBridge Fintech solutions
  • Dr. Farhan Ujager, Senior Lecturer & Program Leader (Artifical Intelligence), De Montfort University Dubai
  • Talal Tabaa, CEO, CoinMENA
  • Mohammad Alblooshi, CEO, DIFC Innovation Hub
  • Navin D'Souza, Co-Founder & CEO, Comtech Lab
  • Mo Ali Yousuf, Chief Executive Officer, Fuze


Register Now