Prof. Asma Salman

Blockchain Developer and Professor of Finance, American University in the Emirates

Professor Asma Salman is a Blockchain Developer and a Professor of Finance at the American University in the Emirates, (AUE), UAE. Former advisory Board Member at Etihad Airways, she currently also serves as an Honorary Global Advisor at Global Academy of Finance & Management USA. Specialized in Finance, she completed her MBA in Finance & Accounting and earned a PhD in Finance from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Her research credentials include a one-year residency at Brunel University, UK. Prof. Asma has been actively engaged in scientific research and has published impactful articles in International Journals & Conferences and has edited Books under her name. Handling editor and board member at Journals of high repute and international bibliography, one of her recent articles on “Bitcoin and Blockchain” has gained wide visibility across the world. Other research interests include, Accounting, International Finance, Blockchain and Digital Currencies. An active speaker on Fintech, Blockchain and Crypto events in Dubai, GCC and internationally. She holds various professional certifications including; Chartered Fintech Professional – ChFP from GAFM (USA), Certified Financial Manager - CFM from ICCA (USA), Women in Leadership and Management in Higher Education, from ACU, (UK) and Taxation GCC VAT Compliance - VCD from PWC, (UK). She also recently won the award for “Blockchain professional of the Year” by Berkley Middle East. Recipient of many awards, she was recently bestowed with the Women Leadership Impact Award by Her Excellency First Lady of Armenia, Research Excellence Award, Women in Education, Leadership Award and the Global Inspirational Women Leadership Award by His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum.

Future Transformation Zone

14 November 2021 | 12:55 - 13:15 | English | Role of Blockchain and Digital Currencies in the Smart Economy

Change is the only constant the world witnesses, and it is certainly inevitable. Toward the end of the 1990s, the information technology phenomenon had the world tied together, and the Internet has surely revolutionized the world. Considering it is only 20 odd years old, here comes another paradigm shift in the form of Internet of value or data technology. The economies around the world are considering, what may be the end of the largest Financial Intermediaries, The Banks! It was a fearful thought but so were the palm tops, where the tech gurus predicted that everyone will be walking around with a computer in their hands. The thought was scrapped by many, but it became a reality sooner than it was predicted.