Hello, I'm Anthony Butler.
This is my site where I frequently write about the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, on societies and economies. I am currently Chief Technology Officer for IBM in the Middle East and Africa and was appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer mostly for my work in blockchain and cloud technologies.
I live in and am focused on supporting the development of one of the most exciting and future-oriented places in the world – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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One of the topics that I have been discussing extensively with both the public and private sector since I decided to move to Saudi Arabia is the topic of building skills for the future and the how we can create "new knowledge" here; particularly around emerging technologies such as quantum,