• 2019 Blockchain Summit at AUC

    March 4-5, 2019 – American University Cairo (AUC)

    Conference Agenda

ODEM is pleased to announce the ‘First Blockchain Summit’ hosted by the ODEM team in Cairo, Egypt at the American University in Cairo.

The conference will bring together thought leaders from all over the MENA region to discuss innovation in blockchain technology and offer the students of AUC the opportunity to compete in a ‘Codathon’ moderated by the brilliant minds gathered in Egypt for this epic event.

This ‘Invitation Only’ event will be a first, in the region, hoping to shine a light on the talented blockchain developers and projects currently being created in Egypt.  

Day 1 Conference
March 4, 2019, Room P022

TimeTitlePresenter
8:30-9:30Registration
9:30 to 09:45Welcome to AUCProvost
9:45 to 10:00Welcome FacultyDean
10:00 to 10:15Department outlookDepartment Chair
10:45 to 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 to 11:45‘Education on the Blockchain’
Introduction to ODEM
Richard Maaghul, CEO, ODEM
12:30 to 01:00Q&A
1:00 to 02:00Lunch break
2:00 to 3:00Blockchain 101 Panel
Dr. Adel ElMessiry CTM, Lee Smith,
Richard Maaghul, Justas Šireika
(CEO Blockchain Vilnius)
Kat Banks – Moderator
3:00 to 3:30Women in BlockchainJohanna Maaghul, COO ODEM
4:00 to 4:30Coffee Break
4:30 to 5:00Blockchain in Egypt
Dr. Sameh El-Ansary
Ahmed Mansour, The Central Bank of Egypt
5:00 to 6:00Blockchain VC and startupszkCaptial, a blockchain VC based in Chicago and Dubai
Amr Saleh, Founder of elkrem.io
Noor Haridi, Founder of Lamarkaz
Mohamed Abdou, Founder of Blockred.io
6:00 to 6:30Concluding RemarksConcluding Remarks
Richard Maaghul, Adel ElMessiry, Salah, El-Kassas, El-Ansary
6:30 to 8:00Exhibition time, demosLee Smith (Blockchain Architect)

Day 2 Code-A-Thon
March 5, 2019, Room P019

TimeTitlePresenter
8:30-9:30Registration
9:30 to 09:45AUC Code-A-Thon 2019
Opening Presentation
Dr. Adel ElMessiry
9:45 to 10:00Department outlookSherif El-Kassas
10:00 to 10:15Overview of TechnologyEng. Lee Smith
10:15 to 10:30Team assemblyModerator Dr. Adel ElMessiry
1 0:30 to 11:00Coffee break
11:00 to 11:30Use Case formulationEng. Lee Smith
11:30 to 01:00Use Case pitchDr. Adel ElMessiry CTM
1:00 to 02:00Lunch break
2:00 to 05:00Hands-on developmentTeams
5:00 to 06:00Project presentationTeams
6:00 to 06:30Winner selection
$1000 Prize (ODEM sponsored)
5:00 to 6:00Blockchain VC and startupszkCaptial, a blockchain VC based in Chicago and Dubai
Amr Saleh, Founder of elkrem.io
Noor Haridi, Founder of Lamarkaz
Mohamed Abdou, Founder of Blockred.io
6:30 to 07:00Closing KeynoteDr. Adel ElMessiry, Richard Maaghul
6:30 to 8:00Exhibition time, demosLee Smith (Blockchain Architect)