· Delve into the future of business and finance at the openbusinesscouncil Summit Masterclass Day. The masterclass will take place on day 3 of the openbusinesscouncil summit
· Led by mentors Babak Behboudi, CEO of, a blockchain ecosystem framework to accelerate innovation, and Dinis Guarda, Founder and CEO of openbusinesscouncil.org and ztudium on 4IR Tech solutions for businesses and the future of crypto and DeFi, along with other experts.
· The openbusinesscouncil summit will gather 30+ speakers, including government officials like Naokazu Takemoto, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy of Japan; Som Parkash, Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry, Government of India; Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications of Malaysia.
The 4IR is disrupting every sector and industry, and all the businesses within them. From AI to blockchain, the digital has become the new normal and with it comes many challenges: how to gather and use data smartly, boost productivity, improve legacy systems, deploy better cybersecurity systems… Dinis Guarda, a serial entrepreneur and author, will provide you with invaluable insights about how to embrace all that 4IR can offer, including blockchain, AI, IoT, Fintech solutions.
Likewise, the financial system is going through deep changes. Blockchain and Crypto are opening opportunities to create fairer and more transparent finance for all. But they also come with their challenges. Join serial entrepreneur and innovator Babak Behboudi and learn the latest trends in crypto, including the next big thing: DeFi.
This Masterclass will be the final brochure to 3 days of a global digital event. The three-day summit provides access to a unique audience of 100+ leading global speakers from over 30 countries and a direct reach of 10.000 participants and an indirect reach digital streaming in social media that reaches around 10 million people. Some of the governments that have confirmed its presence in the event are:
– Naokazu Takemoto, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy of Japan
– Som Parkash, Union Minister of State, Commerce and Industry, Government of India
– Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications of Malaysia
Masterclass: 4IR: Blockchain, Fintech, AI by Dinis Guarda
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems. Over the past decade, a number of important technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Fintech, IoT evolved so quickly that they became the core drivers around which we govern our lives. How are the 4IR and its technologies impacting businesses and governments, and how should these prepare for its inherent opportunities but also challenges? And how to apply these new emergent technologies in your project/business/organization in a simple and effective way?
Dinis Guarda, founder of openbusinesscouncil.org citiesabc.com and leading personality on 4IR, AI, blockchain and smart cities, the curator of the event says: “With businesses and startups facing uncertain times, a recession, drop in sales, and limited funding, the openbusinesscouncil summit will address today’s most pressing challenges with digital transformation solutions and what’s next for industries, cities, governments and businesses.”
Masterclass: Cryptocurrencies, DeFi – Trading & Investment – by Babak Behboudi
One area in the cryptocurrency market attracting huge attention is DeFi or Decentralized finance. This refers to an experimental form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries and instead utilizes blockchains. As DeFi apps are still in early stages, investors and traders face many unknowns: Is investing in DeFi safe? How do I make money with DeFi? When will DeFi go mainstream?
Synchronium CEO Babak Behboudi said about blockchain and crypto: “The main challenges I have seen are regarding regulation and culture. Regulators move very slowly when it comes to financing and new technologies as disruptive as this one. But even more challenging is corporate culture, companies are really reluctant to develop and implement new processes or new solutions if it modifies the ones they have in place. They fear risking breaking things that work, even if that means that their processes can be upgraded and improved greatly. And to change that, what we need to do is to change our mindset to this new technology first and then show them all they are missing by not adopting, or at least researching about it.”
About openbusinesscouncil Summit
The openbusinesscouncil summit is a leading 3-day global virtual event that aims to strengthen businesses, startups and governments’ with digital transformation strategies and how to deal with the economic challenges and technology disruption arising from COVID-19.
The three-day summit provides access to a unique audience of 100+ leading global speakers from over 30 countries and a direct reach of 10.000 participants and an indirect reach digital streaming in social media that reaches around 10 million people. The participants include potential partners and clients, leading global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, startup organisations, accelerators, investors, authors and governments.
The summit has a solid focus on businesses and governments’ digital transformation strategies, and it will provide a road map of solutions, covering opportunities of how to work and collaborate as governments, businesses, cities, citizens and nations move forward with 4IR – Society 5.0. The summit will provide an international business and brand exposure through our media partners.
The openbusinesscouncil summit program includes leading speakers, VCs and entrepreneurs in Digital transformation, AI, Blockchain, COVID19 Impact, Smart Cities, Automation, Fintech, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Corporate Innovation, and more.
The program offers keynote and panels with speakers, Ministers and representatives of European Union, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mauritius, Portugal, Scotland, UK, World Smart City Forum with global influencers and academics such as Debra Ruh, Yu Xiong, Antonio Santos, Efi Pylarinou, representatives from InvestHK, MDEC, UNESCO, Tencent, Siemens, SOSV, Hyundai, Deloitte, and many of the biggest VCs, Fintechs and the fastest-growing startups.
Hernaldo Turrillo is a writer and author specialised in innovation, AI, DLT, SMEs, trading, investing and new trends in technology and business. He has been working for ztudium group since 2017. He is the editor of openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, and writes regularly for intelligenthq.com, socialmediacouncil.eu. Hernaldo was born in Spain and finally settled in London, United Kingdom, after a few years of personal growth. Hernaldo finished his Journalism bachelor degree in the University of Seville, Spain, and began working as reporter in the newspaper, Europa Sur, writing about Politics and Society. He also worked as community manager and marketing advisor in Los Barrios, Spain. Innovation, technology, politics and economy are his main interests, with special focus on new trends and ethical projects. He enjoys finding himself getting lost in words, explaining what he understands from the world and helping others. Besides a journalist, he is also a thinker and proactive in digital transformation strategies. Knowledge and ideas have no limits.