Mohamed El Kandri
“Mohamed is a Blockchain enthusiast who is passionate about Blockchain technology and committed to help growing the Blockchain ecosystem in Canada and around the world.
He has over 11 years experience in finance, marketing, education, hospitality, product design, big data analytics and strategy with well renowned organisations. He is a strong critical thinker and has a passion for innovation.
Mohamed is very active in the Blockchain space. He leads the strategic initiatives at The BlockchainHub and also led the C-Lab incubation program, the first peer-to-peer community based incubation program for Blockchain startups. He was also a mentor at the Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon, the first international decentralized impact accelerator, where teams around the world solved challenges around financial inclusion, supply chain, identity & vulnerable populations and energy & environment. His research is keenly focused on the intersection of Blockchain with other technologies, what he likes to call “The Autonomous Revolution”. This has lead him to be the program manager of the Certificatied IoT Professional, Certified Ethereum Developer and Certified Blockhain Professional courses at The BlockchainHub – York University.
He is an active member of the Internet Society Blockchain Special Interest group and had the opportunity to co-author a white paper on over-the-top services policy and how Blockchain technology can help solve problems such as worldwide broadband connectivity, copyright infringement and decentralised partnership models. He presented the white paper at the International Telecommunication Union meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
Furthermore, Mohamed is a “Durland Innovation Award” recipient for a Blockchain use case; The use case was described as “A cutting edge security technology to protect artists from forgeries and theft.” He is also holder of the “Beta Gamma Sigma International Award”.
Finally, Mohamed is fluently trilingual and holds a Bachelor degree in Banking and Insurance and two Masters degrees, the first in Business Administration and Engineering Logistics, the second in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a Certified Ethereum developer and IBM Blockchain Certified.
Mohamed continues his research on some of the roadblocks of Blockchain mainstream adoption including scalability, interoperability and privacy.”