FinTech Disruption in the Financial Industry

1st Middle East & Africa FinTech Forum 2017

Date:

29 March 2017, 8:30 am onwards

Venue:

Four Seasons Bahrain Bay, Al Bahrain Ballroom

Event summary:

As a pioneer of financial technology and FinTech Powered products, AFS is proud to host Bahrain’s 1st Middle East & Africa FinTech Forum: an insightful event on current trends and future innovations

Speakers:

H.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj
Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain
Sael Al Waary
Chairman of AFS and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bank ABC
Mr. Khalid Al Rumaihi
CE, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
Susanne Chishti
CEO, FINTECH Circle
Dr. Tarik Yousef
Board Director, AFS
Mark Goldspink
CEO, ai Corp. UK
Nagaraj Mylandla
Chairman, FSS
Shinjini Kumar
Paytm
Mr. Maher Kaddoura
Board Director, AFS
Pawel A. Stefanski
Financial Services Sector Leader, IBM Global Markets
Ramez Dandan
CTO, Microsoft Gulf
Dr. Mario Thaten
Digital Banking Practice Leader, McKinsey & Company
David Parker
Executive Director, Bahrain EDB
Nathan Cushnie
Head of Emerging Products and Innovation MENA, Visa
Gerben Visser
Co-Founder, Singapore FinTech Consortium
Ahmed Moor
CEO, Liwwa Inc. FinTech Entrepreneur
Parag Jain
Founder & CEO, ThynkBlynk FinTech Entrepreneur
Frans Van Eersel
CEO, Dopay FinTech Entrepreneur
Emile Cubeisy
Sr. Partner, Silicon Badia
Tim Rawlins
Director, NCC Group
Andreas Skopal
Partner, Head of Digital Financial Services, Ernst & Young
Oleg Patsiansky
Business Consultant, BPC Banking Technologies
Mike Stanford
Chief Marketing Officer, Batelco

Agenda:

Tuesday, 28th March 2017
19:30
Welcome Reception at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
Wednesday, 29th March 2017
08:30
Registration & Networking
09:00
Opening
09:10
Welcome Address
Sael Al Waary – Chairman of AFS and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bank ABC
09:20
The FinTech revolution: how the financial industry should adapH.E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj – Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain
09:30
Bahrain, a Future FinTech Hub

Mr. Khalid Al Rumaihi – CE, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)
09:45
Global FinTech Trends & Innovation: How to Navigate the FinTech Tsunami

Susanne Chishti – CEO, FINTECH Circle
10:05
Are Banks obsolete? Digital Banking in 2025

Dr. Mario Thaten – Digital Banking Practice Leader, McKinsey & Company
10:20
Disruption at Scale: Lessons from India

Shinjini Kumar – Paytm
10:40
The Brave New World of Payments

Nathan Cushnie – Head of Emerging Products and Innovation MENA, Visa
10:55
Powering 21st Century Economies with the Internet-of-Things, Big Data and Analytics

Pawel A. Stefanski – Financial Services Sector Leader, IBM Global Markets
11:10
Networking & Coffee Break
11:30
Plenary Panel: Tech trends and new business models that will change the world

Moderator: Susanne Chishti – CEO, FINTECH Circle
Pawel A. Stefanski – Financial Services Sector Leader, IBM Global Markets
Ramez Dandan – CTO, Microsoft Gulf
Dr. Mario Thaten – Digital Banking Practice Leader, McKinsey & Company
Oleg Patsiansky – Business Consultant, BPC Banking Technologies
12:15
End of Plenary Program (Part 1) – Delegates proceed to Break-out Sessions
12:25
Breakout 1A (Panel): The Digital Economy: Implications, Enablers and the Impact on People’s Lives

Moderator: Dr. Tarik Yousef – Board Director, AFS
Shinjini Kumar – Paytm
David Parker – Executive Director, Bahrain EDB
Andreas Skopal – Partner, Head of Digital Financial Services, Ernst & Young
Mike Stanford – Chief Marketing Officer, Batelco
12:25
Breakout 1B (Workshop): Payments Reinvented

Curator: Nigel Sillitoe
Nagaraj Mylandla – Chairman, FSS
Nathan Cushnie – Head of Emerging Products and Innovation MENA, Visa
13:10
Snacks/Refreshments and FinTech Showcase
13:55
Breakout 2A (Panel): PLEASE! Can you eat my lunch? – Why, where and how investors fund and support disruptive FinTech start-ups

Mr. Maher Kaddoura – Board Director, AFS
Emile Cubeisy – Sr. Partner, Silicon Badia
Gerben Visser – Co-Founder, Singapore FinTech Consortium
Ahmed Moor – CEO, Liwwa Inc. FinTech Entrepreneur
Parag Jain – Founder & CEO, ThynkBlynk FinTech Entrepreneur
Frans Van Eersel – CEO, Dopay FinTech Entrepreneur
13:55
Breakout 2B (Workshop): Cybercrime and Artificial Intelligence

Mark Goldspink – CEO, ai Corp. UK
Tim Rawlins – Director, NCC Group
14:40
Participants move back to the plenary
14:45
Closing Remarks

B Chandrasekhar – CEO, AFS
15:00
Lunch sponsored by GBM
16:00
Post Conference Workshop

Susanne Chishti – CEO, FINTECH Circle

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