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2017 conference agenda


Day 1/                           Monday 13th March 2017
08:30 – 09:30 Delegate Arrival & Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Opening Keynote Address, Day 1: How Fintechs are open sourcing Financial Services
Apps, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Application Program Interfaces (APIs) combine with Cloud, Mobile, Blockchain and Machine Learning to create a whole new world of value exchange. Using these technologies, Fintech start-ups are building an Internet of Value and an Internet of Trust to support the Internet of Things. What are incumbent institutions doing to respond or, more fundamentally, are they even capable of responding? To see how the new landscape of finance and value exchange will change in the next decade, Chris Skinner will provide a deep dive insight into how the future financial world will look.
Chris Skinner,
10:00 – 10:20 Keynote: A new era of convenience Banking
Julien Chenelat,Digital Banking MEA Lead,IBM
10:20 – 10:40 Keynote
Replacing your corporate digital banking platform in the age of user experience design – 3 things to look for
Maciej Sałata, Business Solutions Manager, Corporate Banking, Comarch
10:40 – 11:00 Networking Break
12:00 – 12:30 Industry Case Study:SAP
12:30 – 13:00 Industry Case Study:Blockchain
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote:Gartner
– Overview of Global BFSI Innovations 2016/2017
– Regional Innovation outlook
15:00 – 15:20 Industry Case Study:
Shorter, Sharper, Successful Customer Experience V. Ramkumar, Senior Partner, Cedar Consulting
15:20 – 15:40 Networking Break
16:40 – 17:00 Keynote: Security
The threats that will keep your security team awake this year – and what you can do to help.
Ahmed Baig, Founder, CISO Council
17:00 – 17:30 Panel Discussion – Security
– Ahmed Baig, CISO Council (Chair Person)
-Amir A. Kolahzadeh – Founder & CEO – IT SEC
– Mina Nagy,Microsoft
-Tabrez Surve, F5



Day 2/                          Tuesday 14th March 2017
08:30 – 09:30 Delegate Arrival & Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Opening Keynote Address,Day 2:
The Power of Personalization in reaching the new Digital Consumer
Jim Marous, The Financial Brand
10:00 – 10:20 Blockchain – Lessons learnt from Real World Deployment
Nitin Gaur,Director, IBM Blockchain Labs,IBM
10:20 – 10:40 Keynote: Challenges of Data availability
Regional CIOs and IT managers are investing in modernizing their data centers through virtualization, the latest cutting edge storage technologies and the cloud. But it’s not enough. Data loss, long recovery times, unreliable data protection and a lack of visibility into the IT environment are slowing organizations down. It’s time for a change! In this session Veeam will provide IT decision makers a roadmap for this transformation.
Crayton Apps, Gulf Territory Manager ,Veeam Software
10:40 – 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 11:30 Keynote: Thriving in an era of Digital Disruption
We can no longer define the competition as just other financial institutions. Digital disruption is coming from a whole new crop of competitors, that are swiftly gaining customer acceptance and market share. Learn new strategies for addressing today’s unique threats and opportunities.
JP Nicols
12:30 – 13:00 Keynote:
Disruption is coming!
Today the focus is on mobile. Not only is mobile changing the world, it is accelerating the need for change at an exponential rate. By 2020, mobile will be the primary channel for consumers, and the primary development channel for business. Prepare for this coming disruption and find out how the world’s biggest social network will change your business; while improving the financial lives of the Facebook global community.
Eleni Kitra, Regional Head of Financial Services, Facebook
14:30 – 15:00 Keynote: Microsoft
Delivering innovative customer experiences with speed and agility whilst confidently managing the realities of risk and cost pressures
Global digitization, along with unprecedented changes to the financial services business model, is mandating transformation. With Microsoft, you can reimagine the client experience, transform how you deliver products and services and optimize operations without escalating costs. Data-driven insights empower your employees with a 360-degree understanding of your customers, anytime, anywhere and accelerate the time it takes to make intelligent decisions and profitable actions. Microsoft is committed to protecting you in the cloud-first mobile-first world. Our holistic and identity-driven approach to security ensures that as data travels outside of your organizational boundaries, it is always protected and you stay in control to achieve government regulations and trust of your customers. Kevin Ashby, Application Platform Product Marketing Manager Microsoft Gulf Mina Nagy, Enterprise Mobility and Security Business Lead Microsoft Middle East & Africa
15:00 – 15:20 Industry Case Study:Open Platforms
15:20 – 15:40 Networking Break
17:00 – 17:30 Panel Discussion: Blockchain
– Chris Skinner,
-JP Nichols
-Nitin Gaur – IBM – Director Blockchain Labs
-Charles Habak ,Booz Allen Hamilton