Transforming BFSI enterprises

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The FINTECH SUMMIT,  held 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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2017 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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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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Chief Technology Officer
Finance House
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Alastair Lukies CBE
Alastair Lukies CBE is a UK businessman and entrepreneur best known as a pioneer and champion for the UK’s global FinTech industry. He founded Monitise in 2003. Three years later, Monitise was recognized as a ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum and in June 2007 Alastair led the company’s demerger from Morse and listing on the LSE's AIM market. During his time as CEO, Monitise grew to a market cap of $2 billion, employing 1500 staff on four continents. In January 2014, Alastair was first appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and today acts as the sole Business Ambassador for FinTech. He was named Non-Executive Chairman of FinTech industry body, Innovate Finance, at its launch in August 2014 and fulfilled his term until June 2017. Alastair was awarded a CBE for services to mobile banking and charity in June 2014, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2011 Growing Business Awards. Prior to conceiving, financing and successfully building Monitise, Alastair was a co-founder of, the portal for Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions.
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.
Bryan Stirewalt
Mr Bryan Stirewalt joined the DFSA in 2008 and has served as a Managing Director of the Supervision Division since 2010.The Supervision Division includes prudential and conduct-oriented oversight of a variety of financial service providers, including commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, wealth managers, and a variety of advisory services. The Supervision Division also oversees the DFSA's role with auditors and credit rating agencies.

Mr Stirewalt is active in the DFSA’s efforts to fight methods of illicit finance with respect to the entities mentioned above, as well as with other designated non-financial businesses and professions. Mr Stirewalt has extensive experience in the financial regulatory sphere, in both public and private sector roles. From 1985 to 1996, he worked for the US Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a National Bank Examiner, where he specialised in policy development and implementation, problem bank rehabilitation and banking fraud initiatives. From 1996 to 2008, he worked for an international consulting and advisory firm, focusing his attention on emerging markets development programmes, including management of large-scale and multi-faceted projects in Poland, Ukraine, Cyprus and Kazakhstan.These projects related to a wide array of topics including financial sector development, risk management policies and practices, anti-money laundering systems and controls and methods of supervising complex financial conglomerates.

Mr Stirewalt serves as the Co-Chair of the Basel Consultative Group (BCG) which provides a forum for deepening the Basel Committee's engagement with emerging markets supervisors around the world on banking supervisory issues.
Wai Lum Kwok
Mr Kwok joined the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in June 2015. He heads up the Capital Markets division responsible for admission and supervision of financial market infrastructures and capital market intermediaries. The division also regulates the offering of securities, collective investments schemes. Mr Kwok also spearheads FSRA’s strategy and efforts to support the supervision of innovation in Financial Technology (FinTech) and development of the FinTech ecosystem in ADGM. Mr Kwok has more than 10 years of supervisory experience. Prior to ADGM, he served as the Director of the Capital Markets Intermediaries Division of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mr Kwok graduated from Imperial College, London with an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and holds an M.Sc in Applied Finance from the National University of Singapore. He is a CFA charterholder.
Naimish Shah is the Head of Innovation & Fintech at Emirates NBD. With over 20 years of experience in the Banking industry within the region, Naimish deals with Emerging Technologies for the banking industry looking into the future and leads in the space of Blockchain thought leadership in the region.. He is also a Mentor to entrepreneurs and advocates Startup-Corporate collaborations to improve the quality and speed of innovation in general.
Dhruv is a seasoned Technology Leader with the last 15 years in senior technology management roles covering APAC and EMEA in the banking and finance sector. He is currently working as Chief Technology Officer in Finance House PJSC. He has worked in complex and diverse cultures in multinational companies (Citibank, Dunia Finance LLC – a Temasek Holdings group company) and in major cities: Singapore, London, Dubai and Delhi.

He has a very successful track record of driving large and complex regional transformational projects contributing to significant improvement in revenue opportunities, service delivery and cost reduction:
  • implemented USD 500M strategic “Rainbow” common banking platform in APAC markets in Citi.
  • implemented innovative technology solutions enabling Citi to generate revenue opportunities of USD 135M and cost reduction opportunities of USD 45M over 4 years.
  • built a full banking system with online capabilities for Dunia Finance – a Temasek group company.
    Mr. Fady Sleiman serves as Head of Information Technology at Waha Capital PJSC. Mr. Sleiman is responsible for information technology at Waha Capital and spearheads its operational transformation programme. He has over 15 years of experience in the finance, oil and gas, healthcare and aviation sectors in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Prior to joining Waha Capital, he served as the Chief Information Officer for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey at GE, having started his career with its Information Technology Leadership Program. He has a BSC Honours in computer science with business information systems from Nottingham Trent University.
    John Marx
    As FSI Region Director and Fintech Strategist, John provides open source technology solutions to FSI (Financial Services Industry) clients. His areas of expertise include OpenStack Cloud (IaaS), OpenShift (PaaS, and Container Orchestration), CloudForms, JBoss Middleware, Ceph storage and Red Hat Virtualization. John is based out of Red Hat's Manhattan office and serves global clients in banking, trading and finance. A self-taught programmer at age 16, John started his career in IT Professional Services at GE in 1986. He founded Open Systems Group in 1989, spun off Para-Docs in 2001, and is now employed with Red Hat helping enterprise financials respond to the digital disruption wrought by Fintech. Throughout his three decades of experience in information technology, John has served as an operator, administrator, developer, architect and project lead. John is a methodologist skilled in Six Sigma, TQM, ISO-9002, agile, scrum, DevOps and offshore enablement. John is adept developing applications in distributed and elastic cloud architectures. He programs in C, C++, C#, Java (J2EE, EE6 and EE7) and other web languages including PHP and Adobe Flex. John has done front-end UX work with HTML5 and CSS. His most recent field of study is Machine Learning and applying it to predictive analytics in banking use cases. In addition to his hands-on technical skills John is a gifted communicator and has served in pre-sale solutions architecture roles as well as post-sale delivery oversight. John is capable of codifying requirements, architecting solutions and aligning delivery with expectation. As a director John provides project and program level leadership on infrastructure, middleware and cloud initiatives.
    Bruno Fonseca
    Bruno started his career in the defense sector and from last 18 years has worked as a Senior Information Security Professional with some large international Telecom and Insurance Groups.

    His experience includes working with many industry standards, like ITIL, Sarbanes-Oxley, Solvency II, PCI-DSS, ISO27001, ISO22301.

    Currently he works as the CISO at the AXA Gulf Region and is responsible for Information Security, Physical Security, Business Continuity & Crisis Management and IT Compliance and Risk
    Osama Al Rahma
    Mr. Osama Al Rahma is a Director in Al Fardan Group and CEO of Al Fardan Exchange L.L.C.

    Al Fardan Group, a renowned family business in the Gulf region and active in the Forex Remittance business, Jewels and precious stones, Real Estate Development and Financial Services. Al Fardan Exchange is now on its 44 years of success into the UAE Remittance market and now has 60 branches.

    Mr. Al Rahma is the Vice Chairman of the Foreign Exchange & Remittance Group (FERG) in the UAE, a group registered under Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is also the Chairman of Global Reach Portal Services, a platform for mobile money transfers and payment services under the brand name REACH. And a Former Vice Chairman of Dubai Quality Group.

    Mr. Al Rahma earned his postgraduate degree in Management Studies at the University OF Hull, UK and a graduate degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Bahrain. He is also an alumnus of the J.F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Program of Harvard University at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government.

    He has attended many workshops and seminars worldwide in Strategy, Finance, Leadership and Corporate Governance.

    Mr. Osama is a known speaker of Financial Inclusions, Compliance & Risk, Corporate Governance, Remittance Industry, Family Owned Businesses, Succession Planning and Leadership.
    Christopher Taylor
    Chris joined Abu Dhabi Finance in 2009 and is responsible for overall strategy execution, leadership and management at Abu Dhabi Finance.

    Chris is an experienced Chartered Accountant with local and international financial services experience, having spent 7 years in the UAE, and with two decades diverse industry experience across the retail, commercial, and corporate banking and insurance sectors abroad.

    Chris was awarded ICAEW Middle East Chartered Accountant of the year in 2012. Under his leadership Abu Dhabi Finance received the awards of “Best Home Finance Product” at the 2013 & 2014 Banker Middle East Product Awards and “Best Home Finance Company” at the 2013 Banker Middle East Industry Awards.

    Chris has developed strong partnerships with UAE government agencies with responsibility for development of the UAE economy and enjoys developing and providing coaching to Emirati talent and diverse multicultural teams.

    Prior to joining Abu Dhabi Finance, Chris was Head of Internal Audit and Interim CEO at the National Bank of Fujairah in 2007, and he was Director of Compliance and Operational Risk Management for Retail Banking Operations in Europe for Bank of America, where he exhibited his international leadership skills as he directed a team of 60 people across the European region.

    Chris holds a BA Hons in Geography from Liverpool University, UK, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales).

    In between work and family commitments he enjoys Triathlon, having recently completed the Abu Dhabi Short Course International Triathlon event.
    Dan Doney
    Dan Doney is the CEO of Securrency, Inc, a RegTech/FinTech company that democratizes access to capital markets. Securrency’s platform uses distributed ledgers and a patented compliance model for “single click” token issuance, trade, and transfer. These tokens represent a new kind of financial instrument: liquid, dividend-yielding, digital currencies with the stability of bonds, transferability of Bitcoin, and investment characteristics of securities. The platform’s extensive compliance framework targets global distribution of securities providing innovators and value creators greater access to capital while opening new high yield opportunities for investors.

    In 2015, Dan completed a tour at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) where he served as the intelligence community’s first Chief Innovation Officer. He developed an aggressive Innovation Strategy, the first of its kind in government, designed to enhance execution agility and efficiency agency-wide. His initiatives yielded significant savings (3 to 1 return on investment), channeled workforce ideas into mission impact, and streamlined the fielding of emerging technology. Dan received the 2014 Federal Fierce 15 award for his work as a change agent in government. Dan remains involved in government IT by consulting with the FBI Office of Private Sector to help protect private sector entities from Cyber, Criminal, Counter Intelligence and Terrorism threats.

    Dan started his career as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. After his service in the military, he worked in industry in software development and business process automation. Dan served the bulk of his career in advanced research for the intelligence community - most recently at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as technical lead on the Novel Intelligence from Massive Data (NIMD) and Collaboration and Analyst System Effectiveness (CASE) research programs. These programs pushed the frontier of artificial intelligence and machine learning research enabling human machine systems to process vast heterogeneous data to maintain decision advantage in support the intelligence community mission.

    Dan has been an innovator in a wide variety of fields (process automation, enterprise architecture and software development, financial modeling, organization theory, robotics, and signal processing) drawing on his background in social systems, control theory, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. He is an avid software developer and architect staying current with cloud computing, microservices, containerization, and blockchain development. Dan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a B.S. in Control Systems Engineering and an additional major in Economics, and received an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT in 1994. Dan and his wife Jodi have 5 lovely children and live near Annapolis, Maryland.
    Gregory Simon
    Greg Simon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Loyyal, a universal platform for the loyalty and rewards industry using blockchain and smart contract technology. Greg has been involved in the Blockchain industry since early 2013 and believes behavior incentification is the application to unleash the latent value in all things and relationships. Prior to discovering blockchain Greg was in investment banking for 12 years. He is a member of the Dubai Global Blockchain Council. He has an MBA From Columbia University. He is a CPA and a CBP (Certified Blockchain Professional).
    Tony Joseph
    Tony Chacko Joseph is the CISO of eDirhams at the Ministry of Finance, UAE. He heads the Infrastructure Management and policies of eDirham Payment Infrastructure,Program Modules- Payment Gateway-Web/EPOS. Tony holds a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Calicut, India.
    Mirna Sleiman
    Mirna Sleiman is the founder and CEO of Fintech Galaxy, a global crowdsourcing platform that connects the fintech ecosystem. A senior executive with 15+ years of experience in government relations, business strategy, digital communications and journalism, mostly within the MENA region.

    Driven by passion for innovation and positive impact, Mirna has a track record in leading digital transformation projects, marketing comms strategies and global partnerships with public and private entities, focusing on knowledge economy development, regulatory infrastructure and financial markets.

    Managed public sector business for Thomson Reuters across MENA and partnered with international organizations to promote innovation and social change. Sits on the advisory board of the Union of Arab Banks and MENA Research Partners.

    Spent more than 10 years as a financial journalist with Reuters, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and Zawya. Awarded three EMEA Dow Jones awards and received a Global William Clabby Award in investigative reporting, Thomson Reuters Over And Above award for strategic relations and the IPRA trophy for the impact on the region's corporate world.

    Certified from MIT university in Fintech and ecommerce, certified from Columbia University in Digital Marketing and Communications, and an Executive MBA candidate with City University of London (Strategy - Digital Transformation).
    Przemyslaw Bogusz
    Przemek is currently leading financial services division of Comarch in the Middle East and Africa region. Graduate of 3 European universities with over 10 years’ experience in IT gained on projects from US through Europe up to Middle East. Przemek is passionate about connecting IT and business world to bring transformation and innovation to GCC financial markets and advancing banking sector in becoming more digital and automated. Przemek holds a degree in Electronics & Telecommunication.

    In private life Przemek loves hiking mountains, visiting extra-ordinary places, video- and photography and following many of his sport passions.

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    The DFSA is the independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a purpose-built financial free-zone in Dubai. The DFSA’s regulatory mandate covers asset management, banking and credit services, securities, collective investment funds, custody and trust services, commodities futures trading, Islamic finance, insurance, an international equities exchange and an international commodities derivatives exchange. In addition to regulating financial and ancillary services, the DFSA is responsible for supervising and enforcing Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements applicable in the DIFC. The DFSA has also accepted a delegation of powers from the DIFC Registrar of Companies to investigate the affairs of DIFC companies and partnerships.

    Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualisation technologies. Red Hat also offers award winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.

    AppDynamics provides enterprises with real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance, so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world. AppDynamics enables its customers to make faster decisions to enhance customer engagement and improve operational and business performance and the company is uniquely positioned to accelerate digital transformation across enterprises, by actively monitoring, analysing and optimising complex application environments at scale.

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    Al Sufouh 2, Dubai

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    Apply Financial realise big savings can be achieved through validation checks in a bank payment flow.  Validate provides a range of banking payment solutions that validate, enrich, check, fix and convert single and bulk files. Solutions for domestic and international business that ensure compliance, improve straight through processing efficiency and customer experience. Since its launch in 2010 Apply Financial have improved the customer experience and saved huge amounts of operational costs by providing 100% STP for its clients such as HSBC, Barclays, ABN AMRO and AMEX. Apply Financial has also created very successful partnerships with Bottomline, HSBC, Payonomy  and many more to provide clients like Facebook, Vodafone, Easyjet and Towers Watson and Energia with vastly improved payment processes reducing the need for costly fixed payments at up to £50 saved per fixed payment.
    Collinson Group is a global leader in shaping and influencing customer behaviour to drive revenue and value for clients.

    Our unrivalled mix of products and services span four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance and Assistance. With over 25 years’ experience, we uniquely configure solutions and deliver worldwide programmes for our clients that reward, recognise, protect and assist their customers.

    Whether that’s helping customers have the perfect start to their trip with Priority Pass, the world’s largest independent airport lounge access programme, rewarding them for travelling or making a purchase, providing insurance so they can relax with peace of mind, or assisting them should things go wrong.

    We shape the behaviour and enrich the experiences of millions of consumers across the globe driving customer acquisition, engagement, loyalty and commercial value for the world’s leading companies. Over 500 financial services organisations including MasterCard, Visa and American Express trust us to enhance their customer relationships.

    Our expertise is built on our unique understanding of affluent consumers and frequent travellers, and our focus on product innovation continues to deliver enhanced solutions that meet their evolving needs.

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    Founded in 1993 in Kraków, Poland, Comarch prides itself on being one of the leading software houses in Europe with over 5000 employees worldwide and more than 3000 successful projects carried out for the largest international brands. With 20 years' experience in the industry, Comarch Financial Services, a business sector within the Comarch Capital Group, specializes in developing sophisticated software and IT systems for major financial institutions in banking, insurance and capital markets. Our expertise has gained worldwide recognition and a significant portfolio of clients among insurers, banks, mutual and pension funds, brokerage houses and asset management companies in more than 30 countries. Our client list includes UniCredit, TMB Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Ergo, Oney, Allianz, and more. LinkedIn: Comarch Financial Services Twitter: @Comarch_Finance
    Merite Incentive Solutions is a Dubai based company offering comprehensive expertise in the loyalty and recognition sphere.Founded in 2016, the company specialises in providing businesses with the most efficient systems and capabilities to maximise their loyalty and retention – whether it be for their clients, employees or partners.

    Merite Incentive Solutions operates over three main divisions: gift fulfilment services, incentive and rewards software solutions and prime consultancy services.

    Merite Incentive Solutions is part of the MyList Group, established in 2012 and specialised in activities surrounding the gifting & rewards industry.

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    Noble is a full-reserve bank that enables clients to clear, net, and settle OTC transactions in real-time. With a truly flexible and programmatic platform, Noble solves the fundamental problem of credit plaguing OTC markets.

    Priority Group Holdings is a vibrant company founded by talented entrepreneurs who saw a gap in the market to unite multiple business solutions. Priority Group is characterised by its ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena and to generate solutions. Priority Group Holdings is a specialist in the supply, installation and service of new technologically advance ATMs, Digital Advertising, Anti-skimming devices, refurbished ATMs, Access Control Solutions, and ICT to support the operation of companies in the financial and insurance sectors.
    Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping organizations worldwide activate their data to drive more value and insight for their business. As a result, Commvault customers are able to reduce IT cost, better leverage data, improve IT operations, and increase overall efficiencies.  With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share.  For more info, please visit:
    Wirecard Processing FZ LLC (WDP) provides a wide range of secure, simple, state-of-the-art payment processing services for issuers and acquirers. Wirecard Processing FZ LLC, operates Wirecard’s regional office in the Middle East with an extended pool of highly skilled people dedicated to helping Wirecard’s clients to get the most out of the services provided. Wirecard Processing is part of the Wirecard Group, headquartered in Aschheim, Germany, which is a leading provider of electronic payment processing, card issuance, mobile payments, banking and risk management services for banks, financial institutions (FIs), mobile network operators (MNOs), merchants and other service providers in the payments industry ecosystem.
    Asiembra Inc. is creating the most capable and innovative banking model in the US. The revolutionary innovation is achieved by introducing a few banking-industry-new mechanisms of 1) real-time regulatory compliance verification, 2) real-time global fund settlement, 3) real-time delivery international money transfer, and more. By creating the central hub fund settlement system under the bank license, the bank will position itself as a sole provider of real-time transaction fund settlement enabling FinTech driven global payment initiative evolve. The new banking model will also assist current payment service providers such as money transfer companies able to continue respective services that are being threatened by banks day by day in the US that lack operational capabilities in regulatory compliance and fund settlement for massive small transactions. The collective innovation will be achieved in succession of an existing bank in the US to secure a bank license and the newly invented banking system and mechanisms installed in it. The new bank has also an aim to provide concrete financial service solutions to 90+ million individuals in the US and global transnational families in needs who are currently not served by the mainstream banks.

    11140 Rockville Pike
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    Securrency, Inc. is a RegTech/FinTech company that democratizes access to capital markets. Securrency’s platform uses distributed ledgers and a patented compliance model for “single click” token issuance, trade, and transfer. These tokens represent a new kind of financial instrument: liquid, dividend-yielding, digital currencies with the stability of bonds, transferability of Bitcoin, and investment characteristics of securities. The platform’s extensive compliance framework targets global distribution of securities providing innovators and value creators greater access to capital while opening new high yield opportunities for investors. Incorporated in 2015, Securrency offers a secure, scalable FinTech platform for listing securities via Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) while providing global KYC and jurisdictional compliance for access to investors.  Securrency will list the first Reg D Compliant Tokenized Series B offering in the United States in the fall of 2017 and looks to bring its transformational service to other international jurisdictions in first quarter 2018.
    Fintech startup that operates an online lending service providing instantaneous microloans to consumers - $7mil to date. Its loans – ranging from US$80 to US$500 and for tenors between 10-60 days – are underwritten using its big data algorithms. They have a net interest margin of 12-18% monthly and have less than 2% write-off losses.
    Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada and is an information technology company focused within the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency ecosystem. As a developer of Blockchain technology solutions, search and data analytics, Blockchain’s proprietary platforms will globally target Governments, Law Enforcement and the FinTech sector. Blockchain presently has two products: QLUE and BitRank. QLUE is an API (application program interface) platform for law enforcement to aid in the fight against financial crimes involving Bitcoin. It incorporates various techniques and advanced search algorithms to detect suspicious activity within Bitcoin transactions use of “dark web” tools such as TOR and other methods commonly used by criminals to cover illegal activities. BitRank is a wallet risk scoring system that uses search and analytics systems to determine safety level of a Bitcoin transaction by ranking the wallets involved in the transaction on the Blockchain. Additional information is available on the Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) website at
    Tokeny connects smart investors with fast growing blockchain companies. We are building an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) ecosystem of partners and investors to help selected projects to raise funds and accelerate their user acquisition. To do so, tokeny is building the Most Advanced Token Crowdsale Platform: We help ambitious projects to run successful, secure and sustainable ICOs by providing end-to-end technical, legal and marketing solutions in a single offer. The platform brings  automation and built-in best practices to ensure success of the fundraising campaigns. In January 2018 tokeny will conduct its own Token Generation Event and sell tokens  (TOK) to a pool of investors interested in Blockchain technologies and crypto-currencies. Tokeny will be managing a large and diverse network of ICOs and investors in TOK will be able to purchase any ICO on the Tokeny network at a 50% discount per TOK owned. TOK investors will gain a great investing average by being able to purchase ICOs at this significant price discount.
    Cryptocurrency is a new industry within Fintech, based on Blockchain technology. It is the future money. The crypto market capitalisation soared 13,5 times the last 1 year. CORION Wallet has been developed for the mainstream users, for the millions who will enter the crypto world in the upcoming years. Its high security standards, user-friendly interface, and multi-currency functions make it attractive and convenient for new users to join, especially because the backup system is highly scalable and ready to receive high number of users. The high scalability is a source of further growth, and also an indicator how profitable the system is.   A multi currency wallet is a significant achievement by itself. CORION is a valuable member among BTC, ETH, ETC being the very first stable price coin based on demand, and additionally the new coins are fairly distributed as well. It will trigger the massive adoption of CORION wallet especially because all COR holders use it.   Furthermore, it is potentially ready to accept and manage new ICO tokens. In view of all that CORION Wallet is to be expected as a strong competitor to Coinbase the biggest wallet provider of today.
    Trendrating is a recognized leading provider of models, analytics and software for asset managers. The company developed a unique IP and provides mission critical solution to the growing challenges of professional fund managers and wealth managers. Trendrating enable customers to improve investment performance, enhance risk management, add efficiency to operational work-flow, saving time and money.

    The whole asset management industry is experiencing a deep transformation toward a more massive use of technology and models and Trendrating sells the weapons to win the war. Customers include some of the most prestigious intermediaries, including Morgan Stanley, UBS, Intesa S. Paolo, Fidelity. Trendrating has been selected by FTSE Russell (London Stock Exchange) as strategic partner for the launch of momentum based smart beta indices for the ETFs community.

    The founder is a proven successful entrepreneur in the B2B fintech business. His previous venture was launched in 1996, went public in Frankfurt in 2000 and acquired by Bloomberg in 2006, growing from start-up to a global leading provider of portfolio analytics.

    Revenues in 2018 are projected at US$ 6 million and well above US$ 100 million in 2022. The revenue model is robust as is based on recurrent, repetitive revenues from license fees of the software and the proprietary data. The technology is fully scalable and the market is global counting more than 300,000 institutions (banks, mutual funds, independent asset managers).

    The company is now looking for capital to invest in expanding the commercial infrastructure, hiring salespeople and opening branches in Germany, France, Asia and the Middle East.

    Trendrating SA Via Cantonale 19
    CH-6900 Lugano
    T. +41 91 9106590
    Digital Reasoning is a global leader in using artificial intelligence to understand human communications. Our award-winning cognitive computing platform, Synthesys®, automates key tasks and uncovers transformative insights across vast amounts of human communications for many of the world’s most elite companies, organizations, and agencies. Our technology has been proven to find critical risks and valuable revenue-generating opportunities, delivering rapid and large return on investment in the most complex big data and analytical environments. Digital Reasoning is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and London.
    Automic is the world’s most comprehensive platform for automating businesses.

    Founded in 1985, Automic pioneered the largest, independent, globally deployed automation platform, which powers enterprise, application and infrastructure processes.

    As the consumerisation of IT accelerates, Automic is reimagining how organisations integrate next generation service models such as Cloud, DevOps and Big Data.

    Automic’s platform provides clients with a solution that meets all business and technical requirements for Disaster Recovery Automation and monitoring, and can easily extend to automate all IT tasks and services.

    Thuraya Tower1,
    Dubai Media City,
    Dubai, UAE

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    Nurture's expertise lies in Innovative FinTech Products, complete Implementation of Core & E-Banking Solutions, Interface Development to Productized Services, Version Migration to L2 Support and Customizations. For over 13 years, we've delivered over 100 client projects across APAC, EMEA with focus on Innovation, Flexibility and Customer Excellence. Nurture is the largest Finacle value partner with more than 225 people on board. Innovation, Flexibility & Customer Excellence is what distinguishes us from our competitors.

    What we do
    Core Banking: Nurture aims at simplifying and transforming the core banking operations, such that banks can enable a more agile and sustainable business model.
    Channel Banking: Nurture Channel Banking Team offers its expertise and experience to Banks across Globe for assisting them achieve world class User Experience as well as build complex Functionality breadth & depth.
    Digitalized Services: Nurture with its excellent track record, expertise in Banking Domain, a High level of Innovation & Flexibility, can help BFSI achieve their Digital Dream.
    Application Management & Migration Services: We also ensure the migration between Applications or within Application is timely seamless and within budget.

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