in5 Blockchain Challenge - Hackathon
  • Sep 27-28, 2019
  • 10am-5pm (next day)
  • in5 Tech, Dubai Internet City

Mentors

Ahmed Hany

A Business / Digital Transformation expert with 22 years of experience in IT, and more than 11 years in C-Level advisory mixing industry knowledge in Construction / Oil & Gas / Manufacturing with Digital Transformation strategies using latest technology trends. At Saudi Bin Laden Group, Ahmed was responsible for the design and implementation of a 4 years Digital Transformation roadmap for Engineering & Construction business using BPM / ECM / SOA / and Advanced Analytics. Now he is handling Digital Transformation Advisory and Blockchain engagements in Oracle Technology LoB for lower gulf.

Ayman Alkhatib

Senior Solution Engineer and Enterprise architect with over 14 years of experience in solutions design and innovation. Providing consultancy for Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Oracle Fusion Middleware, with skills around Digital Transformation, Enterprise Architecture, Design Thinking, and Client Advisory in various industries. Ayman’s Recent focus was on advocating, designing and prototyping solutions based on Oracle Blockchain Platform.

Idris Yuce

Idris Yuce has 18+ years in enterprise software architecture, design and development. He worked in different verticals including software development startups and big financial companies like banks. Currently he is working as a Senior Cloud Solution Engineer in Oracle Gulf covering Integration, Business Process Management, API Management and Blockchain platforms.

Joy John

Joy John works in Oracle as Cloud Platform Leader covering Blockchain, Application Development, Integration and Digital Experience in MEA region. With over 20 years of experience, he focuses on helping customers build strategic solutions using Emerging Technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, Intelligent Chatbots, Content Experience and Modern DevOps.

Mohamed Mitkees

Mohamed Mitkees is a Technology Expert with 10 years of experience in the field.Mohamed has contributed in Many Important critical solution & innovation Across the regions some of them you are using on your daily bases.Mohamed contribute also to open source & also shared all his experience to the public on his personal bog.

Mohamed Ahmed

A Solution Engineer with over 10 years of experience in enterprise application development, I’m committed to create opportunities for customers' to embrace the next wave of innovation and digitalization. I see themes such as Mobile Chat, Messaging Chatbots, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Location, Beacons and Digital Collaboration being very popular at the moment, on the other hand I’m driving Oracle PaaS4SaaS, developing and sourcing relevant business and technical content to reach a platform for customer awareness and education regarding the benefits of how PaaS adoption with SaaS would help to complete the business processes and fulfill the gaps.

Tamer Qumhieh

A technology evangelist with more than 15 years of technology and IT skillsets specialized in Blockchain, AppDev, AI and machine learning. At Oracle A-Team, Tamer works closely with engineers, product management, customers and partners to ensure smooth and proper adoption of the latest and greatest technologies in the market.

Judges

Ammar Al Malik

Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City

Ammar Al Malik was appointed Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City in March 2016 after 11 years at TECOM Group, the parent company of the two business parks.

He joined Dubai Outsource Zone - as it was then known- in 2005, as Partner Relations Manager. In 2009 he was promoted to Director of Operations. His efforts helped the business park maintain 100 per cent occupancy through the recession. This led to his appointment in 2013 as Director of Business Development for TECOM's ICT Cluster, a position he held for three years.

Ammar's focus is on enabling innovation, fostering a diverse ecosystem conducive to ideation and exchange of knowledge and best practice. His efforts in building a network of innovation centres in Dubai Internet City spearhead the transformation of the region’s digital ecosystem.

He believes in the power of the next generation of home-grown enterprises as a central driver of innovation, and oversees in5 Tech, the enabling platform for innovation in the region, which has created within Dubai a well-rounded ecosystem for students, entrepreneurs and start-ups to be incubated and nurtured to their next phase of growth.

Ammar began his career as Strategic Planning Officer at the Dubai eGovernment Department after earning a bachelor's degree in e-commerce from Al Ain University. He later obtained an MBA from Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan.

Afzal Ibrahim

Vice President, Research and Development, Group Digital Office, ENBD

A financial technologist with over 15 years of experience in creating synergies between business and technology. At Emirates NBD, Afzal spearheads a series of ambitious and revenue-generating initiatives, by partnering with government, academia, FinTechs, entrepreneurs and technology partners from around the world.

Joost Volker

EMEA Business Development Director for Platform Cloud Services, Oracle

EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) Business Development Director for Platform Cloud Services with a specialty in Emerging Technology. He is leading the Go to Market, field enablement and demand generation for Blockchain and is a renowned speaker on Blockchain. Joost has 25+ years' experience in Information Technology. He holds a Masters' degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University with a major in Artificial Intelligence, and executive degrees from INSEAD and Columbia Business School.

Jens Lusebrink

EMEA Principal Business Consultant, Oracle

Jens Lusebrink has over 15 years of experience in Digital Solutions and Emerging technologies. He is an EMEA Principal Business Consultant at Oracle. Joining Oracle in 2006 through an acquisition, he moved to the EMEA Cloud Pursuit team to support and enable local teams, partners, and customers on Cloud technologies ranging from Mobile, Digital Experience to Blockchain. His goal is bringing together Business requirements and software products by enabling a business development strategy with the customer’s requirements in focus.

Irina Heaver

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer - Emirex.com

 Irina Heaver is a Dubai based entrepreneur who works on bringing legacy businesses into the 21st century by leveraging the Emerging Technology -  AI, Blockchain & Crypto.

With over 15 years of experience gained in-house (in senior leadership roles) and private practice (as a Partner in a law firm) she worked across the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, CIS countries, Europe and North America. Irina advised on over 500 billion USD worth of projects and transactions in the oil&gas, mining, construction, maritime and technology sectors.

Irina structured numerous asset tokenization transactions worldwide, as well as consulted multiple Governments and Governmental organizations on regulatory policies surrounding such emerging technology as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

She is a multilingual Australian qualified lawyer with a Master of Laws and Juris Doctor Degrees. Irina is also a certified blockchain expert and passionate about designing token economic models and logic for smart contracts.