Sohail Munir is the Advisor for Emerging Technologies and Digital Transformation at Smart Dubai Government. He is a seasoned industry professional with over twenty-three years of Program Management experience in the space of GovTech, Smart City, Safe City, Digital Transformation, Digital ID, C4I Systems and FinTech. Sohail's current R&D interests are in the space of Digital Government Transformation using Blockchain, IoT, Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networking, Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning. He is a key contributor to the Blockchain and Paperless city initatives at Smart Dubai Government. He is actively involved in developing policies, legislation and standards for Blockchain in Government, Digital ID & Signature and Digital Payments. He is also working on developing Micro Services Architecture for Smart City Services enabling Open Data and API Economy. He is heading the Software Development for Smart Solutions and an Emerging Technologies labs for developing solutions built on Blockchain, AI and ML. Sohail is also responsible for private sector collaboration and monetization of Smart City Infrastructure.