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Announcing Abuja Blockchain & AI 2018

Diving Beyond Cryptocurrencies.

We are happy to announce that the first edition of Abuja Blockchain & Ai Round-Table: Beyond Cryptocurrencies, will hold from the 19th-20th of October, 2018 at Ladi Kwali Hall, of Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, Nigeria. A hybrid Conference of Value and Innovation, featuring a melding of the AI and Blockchain communities in Nigeria and across the world, exploring the possibilities at the intersection of these two technologies. You will garner actionable, practical insight that you can apply almost immediately and kick-start your entrepreneurial pursuits.

The Conference will bring together business leaders, government and regulatory agencies, data practitioners, AI and Blockchain tech pioneers who are applying artificial intelligence to solve today’s problems and creating tomorrow’s opportunities, while leveraging available tools, to create entirely new values.

Our goal at Abuja Blockchain & AI Round-Table is to provide a common framework for thinking about what the convergence of Blockchain and AI means to Nigeria's economic prosperity agenda. We aim to bridge the knowledge gap by providing government functionaries, decision makers, professionals and practitioners with the resources they need to make key business-shaping decisions in a rapidly changing world.

Blockchain and AI are the two extreme sides of modern technology spectrum: one fostering centralized intelligence on close data platforms, the other promoting decentralized applications in an open-data environment. How can we leverage these innovative technologies to foster decentralization and democratization of value among our people?

Artificial intelligence has the ability to leverage a variety of datasets- including images, text, audio, video, structured data, unstructured data, and more. Blockchain has at its core, the security and distribution of database in an uncensorable environment. The extent to which these two technologies can be applied in solving common African problems, are only limited by our imaginations.

This is a new kind of conference.

Built to fit the business minded individual. Practical use-case driven, with insights that can be applied almost immediately.

The conference promises to showcase a remarkable list of leading voices in the artificial intelligence and blockchain communities across the globe, with spotlight on local Startups already building out solutions in the ecosystem.

Who Should Attend:

Top government decision makers, Regulators, Entrepreneurs, Enthusiasts, Developers, Chief technical officers, Students and Investors interested in innovation at the intersection of AI and Blockchain. We also expect decision-makers from leading financial services companies who are seeking to improve their business using AI and Blockchain Technology to be in attendance.

Interested speakers, sponsors and exhibitors can send enquiry to info@blockchainnigeria.group.

The event is being organized by Blockchain Nigeria User Group.

Blockchain Nigeria User Group is a pioneer group of enthusiast, developers and industry practitioners championing the adoption of Blockchain technology through education across Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2016, the group has held about five conferences in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, connected over 5000 attendees/ enthusiasts and spurred waves of startups in the ecosystem.

More information will be provided in due course on the groups website.www.blockchainnigeria.group

Special Guest

Prof Kingsley Moghalu & Chike Ukaegbu, (2019 Presidential Aspirants), Mary Uduk, AG. DG SEC Nigeria, Dr Aliyu Abdulhameed MD/ CEO NIRSAL, Mr. Adebisi Shonubi, MD NIBSS, Dr. Amina Sambo Magaji, NITDA

Keynotes/ Speakers

CAREFULLY SELECTED INDUSTRY LEADERS, FINTECH AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.

Speaker

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Chairman, Fasmicro Group

Speaker

Amarpreet Singh, MBA

Global Blockchain Foundation

Speaker

David Isiavwe (Ph.D.)

President ISSAN

Speaker

Nitesh Uttam

Director at Kay Group

Speaker

Obadare Peter Adewale

Co-Founder Digital Encode

Speaker

Obi Ezenwugo

Lead, CM KuBitX Limited

Speaker

Boulevard A. Aladetoyinbo

Lex Futurus Group LLC

Speaker

Musa Itopa jimoh

DD Payments System CBN

Speaker

Geoffrey Weli Wosu

Co-Founder VoguePay

Speaker

MOHAMMED IBRAHIM JEGA

Founder Startup Arewa

Speaker

Yahaya Maikori

Founding Partner Law Allianz

Speaker

Alakanani Itireleng

SatoshiCentre Botswana

Speaker

Lexi Novistke

Singularity Investments

Speaker

Robert John

Google Developer Expert, Machine Learning

Speaker

John Kamara

Founder Afrimart

Speaker

Chima Abafor

Software Architect -Ugarsoft

Speaker

Fife Banks

Managing Partner at BraveICONs

Speaker

Senator Ihenyen

Lead Partner -Infusion Lawyers

Speaker

Elvis Austins

Founder, SpellAfrica, Blockchain Researcher

Speaker

Damilola Oyebayo

Fintech Lawyer & Data Science Consultant