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WELCOME REMARKS
Driving Innovation in FSIs in Challenging Times
What’s the Future of Fintech?
OPENING KEYNOTE
Disruptive Leadership in FSIs

Exploring the new leadership styles, business innovation strategies and models necessary to face the upcoming innovations.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Role of Regulations in Catalyzing Growth of Fintech
Munyi NthigahBrian KaluleKevin Mutiso

This keynote discussion session will discuss how the Financial Technology landscape has changed over the last year; exploring how the sector has dealt with an immensely challenging times and how different areas of the market have been affected. It will also consider the wider backdrop of cultural change, from ongoing digital disruption, and the drive for increased diversity and collaboration.

  • Munyi Nthigah (CEO of Codesign Africa)

    Munyi Nthigah

    CEO of Codesign Africa
  • Brian Kalule (Partner Bowmans at Uganda)

    Brian Kalule

    Partner Bowmans at Uganda
  • Kevin Mutiso (Chairman at Digital Mobile Money Lenders Association)

    Kevin Mutiso

    Chairman at Digital Mobile Money Lenders Association
Edge Computing: Placing process and storage near your customer
Ken Njoroge
  • Ken Njoroge (Co-Founder of Cellulant)

    Ken Njoroge

    Co-Founder of Cellulant

    An entrepreneur, Scale Up coach, and a digital evangelist

    A digital evangelist you may ask? Essentially, this is when you leverage your position to preach the good gospel of the digital world and its many cutting edge attributes. Ken is somebody who has harnessed these cutting edge attributes and built a business empire out of them.

    Ken founded Cellulant 18 years ago, and has steered the ship to becoming a digital payment infrastructure giant, connecting consumers and business to more than 120 banks, 40 mobile network operators in a network allowing for interoperability. The firm operates in 33 markets and has offices in 18 countries across Africa.

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Growth Hacking Using Big-Data-as-a-Service.
Are AI & Robotics, the New Frontier in FSI Transformation?
PANEL DISCUSSION: How the 4IR Technologies are Transforming FSIs
Rose MuturiAli Hussein
  • Rose Muturi (Chief Digital Officer at HF Group)

    Rose Muturi

    Chief Digital Officer at HF Group

    Dynamism, leadership and innovation, these words do not sum up Rose’s professional record, but they come pretty close.

    Rose is an experienced digital financial services and financial technology professional with a demonstrated history of working with dynamic teams in different regions in Sub Saharan Africa. She has a well proven track record in leadership, strategy, product and service innovation, market expansion and financial inclusion.

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  • Ali Hussein (Co-Founder & CEO of Kipochi Limited)

    Ali Hussein

    Co-Founder & CEO of Kipochi Limited

    The grand aesthete to the narrative surrounding, and encompassing emerging technologies in Kenya, and the entire world.

    Ali Hussein is like the grand master in a chess game. He knows the moves that are about to be made, he knows what is coming next, what is being thought about, and in which direction the play will unfold. Only now, that the chess game is the world of technology, and the players are major companies within the tech landscape.

    He is a C-Level Executive, with extensive experience in strategy, marketing, new media, business development, start ups and turn around situations.

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Why OpenExO is Key to Fintech Success
Growing Importance of API in Banking
Panel Discussion: The next wave in banking transformation
Ali HusseinLanre BamisebiAristarichus Weru
  • Ali Hussein (Co-Founder & CEO of Kipochi Limited)

    Ali Hussein

    Co-Founder & CEO of Kipochi Limited

    The grand aesthete to the narrative surrounding, and encompassing emerging technologies in Kenya, and the entire world.

    Ali Hussein is like the grand master in a chess game. He knows the moves that are about to be made, he knows what is coming next, what is being thought about, and in which direction the play will unfold. Only now, that the chess game is the world of technology, and the players are major companies within the tech landscape.

    He is a C-Level Executive, with extensive experience in strategy, marketing, new media, business development, start ups and turn around situations.

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  • Lanre Bamisebi (Group IT & Operations at Equity Bank)

    Lanre Bamisebi

    Group IT & Operations at Equity Bank

    Allow us to introduce to you, the virtuoso of facilitating the integration of the virtual world into the physical world- the master digital transformation strategist.

    Think of the difference between walking into a bank to request your balance and the ability to pull up that information in real-time on your phone and you’ll have a good idea of FinTech’s impact. This impact is something that is not always easily conveyed in a manner that is consumable, unless it is Lanre Bamisebi’s segment.

    Lanre, apart from being a brilliant orator, is a highly experienced senior technology and banking Operations leader with proven results in driving transformation, digitizing operations for efficiency and seamless customer experience, creating business value from solutions that impact the bottom line, a trans-formative and visionary business leader with a proven track record of helping companies leverage technology to drive real business value.

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  • Aristarichus Weru (Fintechprenuer at The Kueq Unlimited)

    Aristarichus Weru

    Fintechprenuer at The Kueq Unlimited

    A FinTechpreneur who is an accomplished and deeply knowledgeable banker

    Aristarichus is a highly sought after tech player, whose experience transcends through relationship management, credit, ecosystems and value chain analytics and credit. He has a great understanding of all things FinTech blended with traditional banking which led to the development and delivery of a digital lending solution for short-term working capital requirements for dealers and distributors.

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WELCOME REMARKS
Building Africa’s Payment Ecosystems of the Future Now
FIRESIDE CHAT: Taking Risks for Self-disruption
Harry Hare

What’s the correlation between innovation and digital transformation? How do they impact on consumer satisfaction, investment in advanced technology, and the FSIs bottom-line? While technology may enable the disruption required, how should financial institutions prepare for the future of banking and the challenges facing the industry? Are there any secrets of successful disruption? What are qualities of a disruptive leader? How should one change existing cultures? And where should they start?

  • Harry Hare (Chairman & Publisher at CIO East Africa)

    Harry Hare

    Chairman & Publisher at CIO East Africa
PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovation: FSIs Collaboration to Serve More Customers
Anita Chege
  • Anita Chege (Head, Digital Technology & Delivery at HF Group)

    Anita Chege

    Head, Digital Technology & Delivery at HF Group

    Armed with the incremental knowledge to create working strategies for your digital transformation

    Anita is an experienced Project Management expert with a bias building and implementing digital products & services with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy development and execution, product development, digital marketing, DevOps, team management, and leadership.

    Strong digital products development and delivery professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Organizational Development from United States International University and completed course work in Digital Disruption strategies from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

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Data Law: Using Collected Data Legally
PANEL DISCUSSION: Role of Regulations in Catalyzing Growth of Fintech

Without proper regulatory incentives, traditional banks are likely to act with short-term insights to keep their balance sheets profitable.
Since FinTechs build business models based on existing data repositories by generally starting with customer pain points in a nation; How are today’s regulatory changes incentivizing or even influencing banks to cooperate with the Fintechs? Are Fintechs all out to unbundle the traditional banks?

Best Practices for Fintech Compliance
PANEL DISCUSSION: Regtech & The Challenge of Regulating Without Slowing Disruption

What’s the progress in regulating the FSI landscape in regional East African markets? Which areas of the market should be regulated in the next three years? How do we ensure durability and growth in online transactions?

Securing Digital Payments within the Integrated FSI Market
How Secure is Your Open Banking?

The initiative of APIs are a critical part of modern applications and have increasingly become a target for attackers. How are APIs being changed to enhance their security? What are the risks of exposing APIs and how are they targeted for malicious intent?

PANEL DISCUSSION: Securing the Cloud: How FSIs Can Protect a Disappearing Perimeter

Financial services and insurance firms are increasingly adopting cloud services that offer operational benefits like faster deployment and seamless scalability, while being incredibly cost-efficient and user-friendly. Unfortunately, these improvements in productivity and efficiency come with serious security concerns that are often over-looked.

What your responsibilities are in a shared security mode? How are security policies being enforced internally and externally? Which threat vectors are cybercriminals most likely to exploit? How can FSIs monitor their cloud platforms effectively to proactively mitigate cloud risk?

USE CASES
Closing Remarks | The Learnings from the Session
Networking Session / One-on-one Meetings