Arul Jose Vigin

Arul Jose Vigin

Senior Manager - IT, Dispute Resolution Authority

Arul had set foot on the Judicial Tech Innovation space through his contribution at DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA). He is powered by 15+ years of rich expertise in Technology Infrastructure, Mobile, Cloud and GRC while largely building his career working with government and financial sectors. He is now undertaking the IT Operations for DIFC DRA and its subsidiaries – DIFC Courts, DIFC Academy of Law & DIFC Wills Service Centre

He has been instrumental in transforming the operational and administrative landscapes through digitalisation and effecting pioneering technologies that expedited DIFC Courts to its industry recognition in the tech space. Facilitating DIFC Courts to be a proud recipient to prestigious awards in the areas of technological disruption, innovation and problem-solving by world renowned organisations - (i) Global Technology Award in Washington, DC (ii) ICT Achievement Awards – Editor’s Award and (iii) Computer News Middle East (CNME) CIO 100.

He was also the man at the helm to roll out Middle East’s first ‘Smart’ SCT, a realistically virtual courtroom for dispute resolution – a brilliant concoction of comfort and avant garde. Identifying the need for accessibility, convenience and flexibility, this virtual infrastructure was built to bridge the gap between a courtroom and a commoner.

In conjunction with DIFC DRA and Smart Dubai partnership, the world’s first Court of the Blockchain has been created to explore how to aid verification of court judgments for cross-border enforcement. Its vision is to create a blockchain-powered future for the judiciary which will have vast benefits, including streamlining the judicial process, removing document duplications, and driving greater efficiencies across the entire legal ecosystem.

Arul quickly escalated from being a Projects Engineer and an IT Security Personnel to leading one of the technological advanced top courts in the world. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management in the UK, and Certified Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme. He is presently exploring and testing the emerging technologies like Blockchain, AI and robotics for DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA).