How is blockchain mitigating Covid-19 related supply chain disruption?

About the webinar

The session was designed to illustrate the role that blockchain based solutions can play in accelerating effective post-pandemic digital transformation initiatives.

While true-believers have always maintained that the technology can positively aid supply chain networks, it’s taken the disruption of Covid-19 to reignite interest in blockchain to a wider mainstream audience.

Advocates insist that blockchains give users not only a high-degree of data visibility but also end-to-end transaction security and accuracy.

The webinar content focused on the role the technology is playing in reinventing supply chain networks over next 12-24 months (including enhancing decision-making, reducing fraud and theft, cutting bureaucracy and improving identity affirmation)

Key talking points that were addressed are:

  • The need for connected and integrated supply chains 
  • Blockchain’s potential to create a better supply system and network
  • UAE’s ambition to be a go-to destination for blockchain adoption
  • Best practice examples from across the region (build transparent, inter-operable and connective networks)

Confirmed speakers

Mariam Al Muhairi

Mariam Al Muhairi

Project Manager, Dubai Future Foundation

Oliver Sykes

Oliver Sykes

Partner (Digital Trust), PwC

Dr. Maria Papadaki

Dr. Maria Papadaki

Assistant Professor, The British University in Dubai