The BSV blockchain’s Switzerland-based industry association forms BSV Blockchain Global Advisory Council with prominent members from the MENA region specifically in UAE and KSA. The council brings together senior professionals and thought leaders from diverse industries who support the growth of blockchain technology. While they may be blockchain-agnostic, council members will advise on the education and adoption of BSV at enterprise, government, and academic levels.
The initial members of the BSV Blockchain Global Advisory Council are Dr. Mohamed Al Hemairy, Latif Ladid, and Dr. Basim Zafar. Al Hemairy is the head of the Technology Transfer Office for University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He has 20 years of experience in research management, intellectual property, innovation and technology transfer from ideas to products in the UAE and the United Kingdom.
Al Hemairy is currently overseeing research and development projects between the University of Sharjah and the BSV blockchain association for academic and professional certification tracking on BSV and fintech technologies such as NFTs and the Metaverse. He holds a PhD d in Software Engineering from Coventry University (UK), and his research interests are healthcare monitoring systems, artificial intelligence, blockchain and digital currency technologies.
Latif Ladid is the chair of 5G World Alliance and president of the Luxembourg-based IPv6 Forum. He is founder and president of the IPv6 Forum, an emeritus trustee of the Internet Society and a steering committee member of IEEE Blockchain Initiative. Latif is also a member of the 3GPP PCG (Board), 3GPP2 PCG; co-founder and co-chair of the IEEE 5G World Forum and is a board member of the IoT Forum.
He is a member of the United Nations Strategy Council and the Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg). Since 2006, Ladid has been a research fellow at the University of Luxembourg, working on multiple European Commission next-generation technologies projects.
Dr. Basim Zafar is chairman of Experts Vision Consulting, which is based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has a track record of more than 25 years of pursuing innovation and digital transformation across the Saudi government sector, ICT, and Smart Hajj Platform. Dr. Basim researches in the areas of corporate strategic planning, business automation, and information exploration. He also served as the general manager of information at the Development Authority of Makkah and Madinah and the Holy Sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“A world-changing blockchain such as BSV benefits from the support of world-class thought leaders who work across different distributed ledger and technology ecosystems,” the association’s founding president Jimmy Nguyen said. “We are honoured to welcome Dr. Mohamed Al Mehairy, Latif Ladid, and Dr. Basim Zafar as initial members of the BSV Blockchain Global Advisory Council and look forward to their contributions to help BSV technology build a better world.”
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