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.
Alastair Lukies CBEUK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for Fintech
Sagheer MuftiChief Operating Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Bryan StirewaltMD, Supervision
Dubai Financial Services Authority
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 KwokCapital Markets Executive Director
Abu Dhabi Global Markets
NAIMISH SHAHSVP Innovation & Fintech
DHRUV PANCHALChief Technology Officer
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:
FADY SLEIMANChief Information Officer
John MarxFSI Region Director and Fintech Strategist
SALEEM AHMEDSVP Information Technology
Sharjah Islamic Bank
Bruno FonsecaChief Information Security Officer
AXA Insurance Gulf
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 RahmaCEO , Al Fardan Exchange
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 TaylorCEO, 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 DoneyCEO, SECURRENCY
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 SimonCEO, Loyyal
Tony JosephCISO-ePayments & eCollections. Public Entity
Mirna SleimanCEO, Fintech Galaxy
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 BoguszFinancial Services Sector Manager, Comarch
In private life Przemek loves hiking mountains, visiting extra-ordinary places, video- and photography and following many of his sport passions.
2017 sponsors and partners
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Merite Incentive Solutions
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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).
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Nurture Software Solutions
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