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Distinguished Webinar Series


Developing countries in Africa and Asia are discovering an increasing array of applications for blockchain, the decentralized ledger technology that promises a secure, distributed mechanism for establishing trust among a large number of stakeholders. Blockchain is finding innovative applications in financial services, logistics and supply chain management, healthcare, and the management of land ownership records in various emerging and developed economies.

What benefits can this technology bring to the banking, logistics, healthcare, and other sectors in Tunisia and the region? What are the challenges to its application? Our distinguished panellists with international experience in the field, both in academia and industry, will discuss the opportunities and challenges of this revolutionary technology in this upcoming webinar.

Webinar themes:

  • Blockchain technology: Overview, foundations, and common misconceptions
  • Example application domains: Healthcare, logistics, financial services, title management, …
  • Experiences from real industry implementations
  • Opportunities for Tunisia and the region
  • Challenges to the application of Blockchain technology in our region
  • Research directions

Webinar details:

DateThursday Nov. 25, 2022
Time ⌚ 4:00 pm→ 6:00 pm
Registration deadlineNov. 10, 2022


Adel Ben Mnaouer. Pr Ben Maneour is the Chair of the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. He received his BSc degree in Computer Science from the “Ecole Supérieure des communications (SUP’COM) of Tunisia in 1985 and the MEng and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Fukui and from Yokohama National University, Japan, in 1993 and 1997 respectively. Read more.

Tarek Hajri. Mr Tarek Hajri is CEO and Co-founder of VegaWallet, a technology company specialized in crypotocurrency based payment solutions based in the USA. He is highly accomplished and dynamic executive with a proven record of managing information-systems, infrastructure, information-technology R&D, projects overseeing up to $100MM in program budgets.  Read more.


Dr. Khalil Amiri is co-founder and Provost of MUST University. He was formerly CEO of KPI Associates, a research and consulting firm, specializing in strategy, digital transformation, and higher education quality assurance. Before founding KPI Associates, Dr served as Professor and Dean of the Mediterranean Institute of Technology, and lecturer at Imperial College London. Prior to that, he held various positions within the R&D laboratories of Hewlett-Packard, IBM New York, IBM Toronto, and Credit Suisse, London.  Read more.