Transforming BFSI enterprises

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The 2ND FINTECH SUMMIT, in association with the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), will bring together BFSI decision makers that want to win in their industry by digitising processes, securing critical assets, analysing data and making tactical decisions.

Naseba has been working with the BFSI industry since 2003, and has recognised the tremendous shift in business models and consumer attitudes driven by technology.

The summit is a culmination of this experience and will deliver actionable solutions to business, strategic, and technological needs of BFSI enterprises.

While the MENA region remains a technologically sophisticated BFSI market, many financial organisations are still missing the digital innovations that are radically changing business models and redefining customer experiences.

The summit will facilitate knowledge sharing, high-level networking, and most importantly, pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings between BFSI leaders and top-tier solution providers who are ready to transform the digital future of BFSI enterprises in the region.


The rise of fintech is an outcome of the development of new technologies. Banks and non-banks need to embrace it and revolutionise the way companies and individuals interact and receive financial services.

Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)


All potential buyers are extensively researched and pre-qualified to ensure they have:
a. Decision-making authority
b. Minimum allocated budget
c. Clear buying strategy

One week prior to the summit you are sent a complete list of buyers’ project data; including their company name, products and services of interest and the budget allocated.

Meet buyers who have already expressed an interest in your type of products and services. These private sessions are designed to create deal-flow opportunities and new business relationships.

Deliver a tailor-made presentation addressing the entire audience. You can either present a 15-minute keynote or a 5-minute elevator pitch.

The summit’s exhibition gives you the opportunity to showcase your range of products and services to all attending pre-qualified decision makers.

The networking lunch provides a perfect setting for meeting and networking with the who’s who of the UAE’s BFSI.

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Confirmed Speakers

Alastair Lukies, CBE

Alastair Lukies, CBE

UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for Fintech View Profile
Sagheer Mufti

Sagheer Mufti

Chief Operating Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
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Chief Fintech Officer
Monetary Authority of Singapore
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Bryan Stirewalt

Bryan Stirewalt

MD, Supervision
Dubai Financial Services Authority
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Wai Lum Kwok

Wai Lum Kwok

Capital Markets Executive Director
Abu Dhabi Global Markets
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SVP Innovation & Fintech
Emirates NBD
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Alastair Lukies, CBE
  • Founding Partner of Motive Partners, a VC firm aiming to invest USD 1 bn in Fintech companies.
  • Champions the UK Fintech industry abroad and is a World Economic Forum 'Technology Pioneer'.
Sagheer Mufti
Mr. Mufti joined ADIB in 2014, and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) group. He comes to this assignment with over 33 years of executive experience with Citigroup, where over the years he held several senior roles at the country, regional and global level in operations, technology and compliance. He also had several senior business management roles including FI and GTS. His most recent assignment was to serve as Citi’s Global Head for Anti-Money Laundering Operations. In addition, he has worked with Citi in various roles in the USA, England, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Greece and Pakistan. Mr. Mufti holds an MBA from George Washington University.
  • Responsible for deploying $163 million to create fertile Fintech environment in Singapore.
  • Creates and develops strategies and regulatory policies around financial technology innovation.
Bryan Stirewalt
  • Leads a regulatory framework that facilitates the development of Fin Tech
  • Responsible for adding innovation to its list of strategic themes.
Wai Lum Kwok
  • Supervises the development and regulation of Abu Dhabi's Fintech ecosystem.
  • Responsible for ADGM's sandbox and Fintech Regulatory Laboratory initiatives.
  • Led the team that successfully completed the first blockchain transaction in the MENA region.
  • Responsible for procuring innovative solutions and developing Fintech partnerships.
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This is the best Forum I have ever attended.

It's a good platform to meet peers within the industry and gain knowledge. The one-to-one format was a very good idea.

The way one-to-one meetings were formally organised is something I will definitely look at when judging future conferences.

I am delighted to be part of this great event, and especially pleased to have the opportunity to share some of my thoughts to a distinguished crowd.

This is the perfect platform to interact with the financial leaders of key industries around the Gulf region. They thrive to embrace best practices; which makes the summit both exhilarating and engaging.

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