Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni

Strategic Advisor, Digital Dubai



20+ years of experience in the development of projects in the fields of Emerging Technology, Information Security, Digital forensics, and Intelligence. Ranked by CoinTelegraph as one of the top 100 most influential people worldwide in blockchain and cryptocurrencies in 2022.

Most influential person in the world regarding blockchain and cryptocurrency education.

Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni is a Strategic Advisor at Digital Dubai. He is also a founding member of the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) and the Artificial Intelligence Ethical Committee.

He is also the Director of Information Services at DESC. 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 enterprises.

He also served as a member of the Global Future Council on Cryptocurrencies at the World Economic Forum 2021-2020.

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 (Ethaq). Dr. Marwan is one of UAE’s earliest adopters of Internet technology. Years before it was formally introduced in the country. He started a web development and domain name trading business in the early 1990s, investing in domain names and setting up many well-known websites at the time.

He holds a master’s degree in Information Security and Intelligence from Edith Cowan University and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Computer Science from the prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He also holds the highly regarded professional certification of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


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