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Alumni Thought Leadership Webinar presented by Dr Mehran Zarrebini and Monique Morrow

Blockchain 3.0 and Non-Fungible Tokens
Facilitated by the USB Alumni UK/Ireland Chapter
AN INVITATION TO ALUMNI, STUDENTS, CORPORATES AND ORGANISATIONS

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  via Livestream   28 July 2021

Blockchain 3.0 envisions a connected, accountable network for efficiently delivering value. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) represent both transferable entities and non-transferable tokens. Join Dr Mehran Zarrebini and Monique Morrow, who will each explore the nature of digital assets, their fungibility and the role they play in the digital infrastructure we work in today.

 

Date:              Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Time:            11:00 (CAT | GMT+2) / 10:00 (UK | GMT+0)

Enquiries:        Lizelle Kannemeyer | [email protected]

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Mehran Zarrebini

CEO at PFE International and Alumnus at the University of Stellenbosch Business School

Mehran Zarrebini is the CEO of PFE International Inc, a diversified group of companies in South and Southern Africa. He earned a BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA (Cum Laude) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. His research at Stellenbosch Business School focused on carbon footprint management utilising multiple decision criteria to evaluate the trade off between carbon, cost and profit in sustainable manufacturing. In 2019, Mehran graduated with an MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency from the University of Nicosia and is a Senior Partner at Catena Consulting.

Mehran spends time travelling between the United Kingdom and South Africa. His passion for sustainable manufacturing has resulted in his businesses in South Africa benefiting from a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 70% in a period of 5 years. In 2016, Mehran established the largest tyre recycling facility in Southern Africa employing individuals from previously disadvantaged communities, creating much needed employment. The forward thinking circular economy initiative has resulted in the development of new materials out of waste tyres that was previously seen as fit for landfill. Collaborating across the waste and academic sector, Mehran’s research into tyre derived crumb has led to the development of new products suitable for the built environment and is being utilised across the globe.

Monique Morrow

President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet

Monique is President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet, a non-profit organisation focused on providing digital identity for those individuals most underserved, blockchain is certainly a potential mechanism for this billion people challenge. The Humanized Internet is part of a cross-industry group that has been selected as MIT 2018 Frontline in Health Solvers for Refugee Workforce and Blockchain.

She is a TEDx Speaker and recognised as Forbes top 50 Women globally in Tech 2018. She is also in Women Know Cyber, 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime book, Steve Morgan, Di Freeze and is a member of WiCyS Women in Cybersecurity. Her greatest success has been in infusing a big-picture perspective that helps engineers and business leaders understand how existing and future technologies align with the needs of business, government, non-profits, and society-focused organisations. On September 27 2018, Monique was recognised as one of the top 100 Digital Shapers 2018 in Switzerland. She was also recognised as one of the top 100 Influencers in Identity for 2019.

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