Presenter: Dr. Rahma Beaugrand
Business Transformation and Innovation Principal
SAP Middle East and North Africa LLC
From the beginning of the history of blockchain with Satoshi Nakamoto (Bitcoin: A
Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System) article and the first description of bitcoin,
blockchain topic got an important interest from the different financial stakeholders.
How this disruptive decentralized and open ledger data base changes the game in financial
market and why?
But first what does exactly mean blockchain? What are the capabilities that allow blockchain to do what others technology don’t?
These capabilities and functionalities have already started disrupting the financial market and industry.
UBS, Visa, Emirates NBD … and many others banks are already working on Blockchain projects for different business lines using Corda platform. Where we are in the latest evolution in blockchain topics in financial services?
And how about the others industries? Are the financial services the only industry where blockchain will have an impact? Which functions or processes might the most likely to be impacted by blockchain ?
Are we in the beginning of a new revolution area?
Dr. Rahma Beaugrand is Global Business Transformation and Innovation Principal and Manager in the MENA
Business Transformation Services team.
managing director of a boutique consulting firm based in Europe, managing more than
18 consultants’ and several Global Accounts.
During these different experiences Dr. Rahma acquired skills in program management, digital strategy design and execution, Innovation framework setting, customer journey, and disruptive economy factors analysis. She managed several programs and projects in different industries and functional areas, such as business transformation projects for post M&A alignment program for large global companies, develop a new market segment through the implementation of new digital Big data platform in Retail and Luxury sectors, design a new digital platform and new business model for public sector entity and develop a global commercial offer for luxury conglomerate customer (Jewelry, automotive and hospitality) based on a group loyalty program with 360 customer degrees, targeted marketing campaign connected with social media, and the implementation of a Group Dashboard with predictive analytics.
Dr. Rahma BEAUGRAND is also leading London Business School Women in Business Gulf association with an aim of building a support network to offer advice and guidance to entrepreneurs and women. Dr. Rahma is an innovation passionate. In her free time, she is working on helping entrepreneurs and startups to design their Go to Market strategy and new Business Models.