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Ahmed Banafa: “The Blockchain Wave in 2019 and Beyond” Part-2

The following are some more important excerpts from his webinar on “The Blockchain Wave in 2019 and Beyond”. The first part was published some weeks ago. Blockchain Challenges The professor explained the major challenges for Blockchain adoption using the following infographic from 101blockchains.com: (A larger image is available here) In summary, the following are the main challenges

2019-02-18T11:41:01+03:00February 18th, 2019|AI, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT|0 Comments

Blockchain Adoption Challenges: As Viewed by the Experts

The infographic from PWC (Price Waterhouse Company) indicates what the respondents of a survey feel are the biggest barriers to blockchain adoption in their respective industries in the nest three to five years. Similarly, the following infographic from 101Blockchains.com lists the top 10 blockchain adoption challenges. A larger and more legible image of the

2019-02-16T20:36:07+03:00February 16th, 2019|Blockchain|0 Comments

Emerging Technologies: Their Role in Modernizing Saudi Arabia

Here-under is a very brief introduction of the most prominent emerging technologies,  their current penetration and future potential in the Kingdom IOT: There are giants playing in this field in Saudi already. For example, GE is big on Industrial IOT with their analytics platform (Predix) and sensors for healthcare machines. They are claiming their analytics

2019-02-08T22:54:48+03:00February 5th, 2019|AI, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT, Vision2030|0 Comments

Ahmed Banafa: “The Blockchain Wave in 2019 and Beyond” Part-1

One name that stands out among the many Blockchain gurus is that of Ahmed Banafa. Not only has he authored books like Secure and Smart Internet of Things (IoT): Using Blockchain and AI, he has now begun teaching a course on Blockchain in the reputed Stanford University, titled, An Introduction to Blockchain Technology and

2019-02-04T13:02:00+03:00February 3rd, 2019|Blockchain|0 Comments

Offering Cloud Computing Services in KSA: Opportunities and Challenges

Some eight years ago, courtesy of my good friend Abdulaziz Aloraij, I was interviewed by Saudi TV2 on 'Software as a Service (SaaS)'. The term Cloud computing was just about getting popular then. An amateur recording of the interview can still be found on YouTube in two parts. Today, as I rewound the recording

2019-02-04T13:00:34+03:00January 31st, 2019|Cloud|0 Comments

Implementing Emerging Technologies in the Gulf

The leadership of this young nation, Saudi Arabia, is ably steering the country towards self-reliance in almost all spheres of life. They have vigorously embarked on bold new ventures embracing emerging technologies— only as can be expected from the chivalrous and daring. However, ironical as it may seem, few of the existing local technology

2019-02-27T11:43:09+03:00January 31st, 2019|Emerging Tech, News|0 Comments