|DAY 1 – SUNDAY | 24 FEBRUARY|
|10:45 – 11:05||A new approach to investment management that transforms the way investment firms work|
Mahmoud Sulaiman, Head of Product, Investera
|11:05 – 11:25||STC Pay: How our digital wallet will lead the way|
Sultan Alonazi, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships & Banking, STC Pay
|11:25 – 11:45||New business models in payments: how to earn? (Case studies from global leaders that undergone digital payment transformation on WAY4)|
The presentation will focus on how to re-build payment business in the digital era when financial institutions face challenge to get money from traditional volume based revenue models.
Frederic Richel, Pre-Sales Consultant, OpenWay
|11:45 – 12:05||Future of the card in a digitalized world|
Review of the recent Global card market evolution, the risks of disintermediation for the cards, the digital move and convergence between physical and digital with latest available technologies to personalize cards.
Jean-Louis Meyer, EMEA Marketing Director Payment Solutions, Entrust Datacard
|13:00 – 13:20||Elm initiatives in financial technologies|
Mansour AlHarbi, Director of E-Wallet, Elm
|13:20 – 13:40||Banking Platform as a Service for Marketplaces and Innovation Hubs|
The status quo for banks is changing. Although banks have traditionally been considered pioneers of process automation, they now find themselves in the background of today’s consumer-led, digitized financial services landscape. If we think about it, no customer dreams of a mortgage loan, but a house; or, no customer dreams of a car loan, but a car. How can banks be a part of their customers’ life by capturing a bigger part of the value chain that starts with a dream and ends up as a buying or investment decision of different sorts? In this pursuit of going beyond traditional banking services and products, how can innovation and time-to-market be accelerated with a more collaborative mindset with fintech and the greater eco-system. Join us to hear more on how Microsoft can make art of the possible happen today!
Ali Nanji, Senior Industry Solutions Executive, Financial Services & Insurance, Middle East & Africa, Microsoft
|13:40 – 14:00||The evolution of branches: Digitalizing branch processes and maximizing value|
Eman Ramel, Senior Product Manager for ATM and Self Service Machine, Project Manager for Banking systems, Alhamrani Universal
|14:00 – 14:20||Banks & Fintech: Cooperation not competition|
The presentation will make short visit on Fintech developments and then shows the disruptive affect of Fintech on banking industry and at the end it shows where Fintech & Banks do the same thing and where they divert. Finally it shows that Fintech complement banks and does things not related to incumbent banking industry. The presentation have references from authenticated sources.
Bashar Baidas, Co-Founder and CEO, Digital Cash International
|14:20 – 14:40||Mentorship clinic for entrepreneurs Hosted by Fintech Saudi|
|14:40 – 15:20||Panel Discussion on Blockchain Hosted by Fintech Galaxy|
Blockchain is transforming everything from payments transactions to how money is raised in the private market. Even although the technology is still relatively new, banks and other industries are innovating with blockchain and moving in some cases ahead of regulations.
Moderator: Nouf Alhaqbani, CEO, Dar Bedaya Advisors
Saqr Ereiqat, Innovation and Healthcare, IBM
|15:20 – 15:50||Break|
|15:50 – 16:10||Mobile Payments|
Nabil Ibenbrahim, EVP Regional Director for Middle East & Asia, HPS
|16:10 – 16:30||Payment 2.0: Enabling secure payments, verification and identification via the iris|
While digital identification is still a new concept, the use of biometrics has increased dramatically, yet, using many forms of security that lack an end to end security or fraud free transactions. IrisGuard’s EyePay platform delivers a secure way to do payments, verification and identification of transactions for millions with only a scan of an eye and now on a mobile phone, the EyePay IrisGuard phone.
Bashar Arafeh, Managing Director, MEA, IrisGuard UK Ltd
|DAY 2 – MONDAY | 25 FEBRUARY|
|09:40 – 10:25||FSS – Digital Banking|
Benedict Xavier , Head of Digital Banking & Payment Analytics, FSS Technologies
|10:45 – 11:05||Fintech vs. bank authentication |
Mohammed Alessa, VP of Business Solutions, SURE International Technology
|11:05 – 11:25||Goodbye MO/TO, Farewell POS.. Hello e-invoicing!End users are becoming more interested in making online/ remote payments, yet not thrilled about having to visit eCommerce websites, memorizing usernames/ passwords or downloading mobile Apps just in order to make such payments. Several businesses interact with their customers remotely and are often being forced to accept MOTO (or Key Entry) payment transactions, which opens room for fraud, chargebacks and higher fees charged by acquirers. Cardholders would love to go through a seamless/ frictionless payment experience, but are concerned about storing their sensitive card data with merchants.|
Payment gateway providers are trying to address such issues through innovation. In this session, Mr. Abdallah shares some insights on relevant concepts.
Janti Abdallah, General Manager, STS PayOne
|11:25 – 12:10||Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence Hosted by Fintech Galaxy|
From AI-driven chatbots to sophisticated wealth robo advisors. AI applications have created a paradigm shift in the global financial markets, and expanded opportunities for consumer financial well-being. Banks, insurance companies, and investment management firms are poised to save more than $1.0 trillion by 2030 if they incorporate systematic investment in AI technologies into their business models, according to market reports.
Moderator: Mirna Sleiman, Founder & CEO, Fintech Galaxy
Tamer Wasfy, Principle Solution – Data Platform & AI, Microsoft
Sahiqa Bennett, Co-Founder & CEO, Searchie
Dr Bedour Alrayes, Co-Director, Institute of Entrepreneurship Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence, King Saud University
|12:10 – 12:30||Michel Daenen, Director, Solution Consulting, Middle East and Africa, Finastra|
|13:00 – 13:20|| Delivering digital banking experience|
• Digitalization is the key to competitiveness
• Automation in the lending processes
• How to handle exceptions in the process
• Benefits of digitalization – seamless borrowing experience for the end user
Béla Vér, CEO, ApPello
|13:20 – 13:40||How to start digital conversations with your customers? |
Messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, etc are the primary conversational channels for today’s generation. Enterprises are stuck using phone, email, and SMS as their primary contact modes which typically are also siloed. A digital conversational interface is required to bridge the gap between clients and the enterprise.
Hassan Hamdan, Vice President of Strategy, Unifonic
|14:00 – 15:00||Mentorship clinic for entrepreneurs Hosted by Fintech Saudi|
|*Please note this programme is correct at time of publication, however is subject to change.|