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UAE BlockGemini to implement digital procurement solution for Vodafone

Home Grown UAE, Block Gemini, blockchain solutions provider has been chosen by Luxembourg-based Tomorrow Street, which focuses on scaling late-stage startups through the power of Vodafone’s global network, to join its innovation centre. Tomorrow Street, the award-winning innovation centre is a joint venture between the Vodafone Procurement Company and Technoport (a Luxembourg government incubator) and is recognised as a pioneering model enabling Vodafone to deliver innovation quickly and effectively for its customers and partners, whilst contributing to the expanding tech sector and startup ecosystem in Luxembourg.
The partnership between Block Gemini and Tomorrow Street was formed following Block Gemini’s successful collaboration with Vodafone Procurement Company to deliver a blockchain solution that supports Vodafone’s digital procurement transformation journey. The solution replaces traditional manual procurement processes, with a single source of accurate real-time pricing information, and can generate valuable data insights into pricing trends, and market comparisons across Vodafone’s substantial commitment. Over the coming year, further enhancements will be developed before the solution is rolled out across Vodafone’s markets.
“Block Gemini is now a proud member of Tomorrow Street and Vodafone. We look forward to bringing industry-focused and enterprise-centric Blockchain innovations to Europe in partnership with Tomorrow Street “said Chris Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer at Block Gemini. Block Gemini will set up their European headquarters at the Tomorrow Street premises in Kirchberg enabling fast access to Vodafone and Luxembourg’s digital ecosystem.
Kenneth Graham, Chief Executive Officer at Tomorrow Street said, “Excited to work together with the Block Gemini team to help them accelerate their international growth and introduce their innovative blockchain solution to our global partners and their customers.”
Tolga Tomruk, Chief Operational Officer at Vodafone Procurement Company said, “This solution is a key milestone in our supply chain digitalisation journey. By introducing hyper automation capabilities enabled by Blockchain technology, we will transform the way we collaborate and agree commercial terms with our suppliers. This safe and secure platform will help us to generate efficiencies in our commercial and operational teams across 19 Vodafone countries.”

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