Dr. Marwan Alzarouni is an internationally recognized advisor on blockchain use cases. Dr. Alzarouni is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cryptocurrencies. He is the CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC), an impact business and a strategic partner to Dubai Future Foundation. The center was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum under the Area 2071 initiative in May 2018. It aims to create a fertile ground and a holistic ecosystem for blockchain companies and projects to thrive in. DBCC regularly hosts a number of blockchain startups within Area 2071 and also conducts educational classes and seminars around blockchain use cases in government and private sector.
Dr. Marwan is currently the Director of information Services at Digital Dubai and a member of Dubai Future Council for Blockchain and is the lead for the Digital Asset Task Force (DATF). The purpose of the task force is to conduct comprehensive studies to provide clear guidance on how digital assets can be regulated. The purpose of the blockchain council is to cement Dubai’s position as the global blockchain capital, offering a prominent platform for decision-makers from various local and international governments and private sector entities to explore future-forward, blockchain-based solutions. Dr. Alzarouni is also a member of Smart Dubai’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics Committee.
Dr. Alzarouni is also the Managing Partner at Accelliance Consultancy LTD which provides its services to the UAE’s Center for 4th Industrial Revolution (C4IR) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Accelliance regularly conducts research and studies into the applicable use cases for blockchain technology and aids in creating toolkits that can be tested and implemented by various businesses and government entities worldwide.