Dr. Marwan Alzarouni is a founding member of Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) and Artificial Intelligence Ethical Committee. He currently holds the position of Director of Information Services at DESC. He has 20+ years of experience in development of projects in the fields of Emerging Technology, Information Security, Digital forensics and Intelligence. He is also a keynote speaker and advisor to the Dubai Government where he sets on a number of Councils and Committees in the fields of Cyber Security, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence. He is a well-respected international speaker on blockchain technology usage by governments and businesses.
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni established and is currently managing the Dubai Government’s official root Certificate Authority (CA). The CA is the trust anchor for the UAE’s digital identity project (UAEPass). It is also the trust foundation for many projects to come including the UAE’s secure government vault, its digital time-stamping service and its electronic trust seal (eSeal).Dr. Marwan is one of UAE’s earliest adopters of Internet technology. Years before it was formally introduced in the country. He started web development and domain name trading business in the early 1990s where he started investing in domain names and setting up a number of well-known websites at the time. He has owned 1000s of domain names throughout the years and continues to invest in them to date.
He has written a number of academic papers and presented in a number of highly regarded Cyber Security Conferences as the GITEX, GISEC, HITB, OPCDE, Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference, the Australian Computer, Network & Information Forensics Conference and the Australian Information Security Management Conference. Dr. Alzarouni has written a number of well-regarded publications in academia and commercially. This includes but is not limited to papers in cyber security, mobile phone forensics, information superiority and blockchain technology. Dr. Marwan is a regular on TV, radio, podcasts and YouTube. He provides his expert opinions to the media when it comes to expert commentary on news and events related to Cyber Security, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Dr. Alzarouni is also the CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC), a strategic partner to Dubai Future Foundation a Government-Backed Non-Profit Organization. As a consultant, He is 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, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Precession Medicine and aids in creating toolkits that can be tested and implemented by various businesses and government entities worldwide.