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More detail on the Dubai Blockchain Strategy

I posted a short talk from March 2017 on the strategic background of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy. This is the first public presentation of the details of the Strategy, which commits the Government of Dubai to aggressively pursuing distributed systems on the blockchain as a fundamental component of its IT and governance infrastructure. Our partners […]

Background on the Dubai Blockchain Vision

One of the exciting initiatives we’ve been working on over the last few years has been the development of blockchain ecosystem in the UAE. This all started at a small conference in December, 2014, then lead through a series of meetings, councils and pilot projects to the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy in October, […]

The Crowd, the Service, the Game and the Future (at the Institute for the Future)

A friend and colleague Jake Dunagan (@dunagan23) started an important initiative at the Institute for the Future called the Governance Futures Lab. I gave a lightning talk at the launch event (The Reconstitution Convention) about how we use foresight in the UAE.  It covers a bit of the history of the UAE and Dubai, about futures […]

Dubai, Science Fiction City

I recently moved to Dubai, where I snapped this shot this morning. Rolling fog in Dubai this morning looking beautiful #SciFi http://yfrog.com/h7ql5kqj Soon Chris Nelder and Alexis Madrigal picked it up, which led to over 60 RT’s and coverage in The Atlantic and Gizmodo.  Alexis said, Wow. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a city look more like “the future” than […]