What is Future Banking Tech West Africa ?


With mandates to achieve financial inclusion across West Africa by 2020, the future of digitizing banking services is front and centre. The regions Central Banks are adopting policies to meet the requirements of the next generation banking customer by examining the challenges and successes of countries that have improved financial inclusion. In turn, the sector must efficiently incorporate disruptive mobile money platforms, automated banking systems, tailored credit facilities and crypto-currencies for this dynamic market. In light of this, the Future Banking Technology Summit will address the full value chain of the region’s banking and financial sector to best achieve financial inclusion and sustainable banking sector growth.

What is the Future Banking Tech West Africa ?


With mandates to achieve financial inclusion across West Africa by 2020, the future of digitizing banking services is front and centre. The regions Central Banks are adopting policies to meet the requirements of the next generation banking customer by examining the challenges and successes of countries that have improved financial inclusion. In turn, the sector must efficiently incorporate disruptive mobile money platforms, automated banking systems, tailored credit facilities and crypto-currencies for this dynamic market. In light of this, the Future Banking Technology Summit will address the full value chain of the region’s banking and financial sector to best achieve financial inclusion and sustainable banking sector growth.

Why Attend ?


C- suite briefings exposing digital banking projections from across West Africa

Spotlight on international and regional financial inclusion case studies

Define the CX/UX services for the region’s future banking customer

Information security workshop to address latest methods to secure multi-channel bank processes

Crypto-currency masterclass to cover topics from regulation guidelines to crypto trade

Why Attend ?


C- suite briefings exposing digital banking projections from across West Africa

Spotlight on international and regional financial inclusion case studies

Define the CX/UX services for the region’s future banking customer

Information security workshop to address latest methods to secure multi-channel bank processes

Crypto-currency masterclass to cover topics from regulation guidelines to crypto trade

 

Who Should Attend

Organisation Profiles

Central Banks
Commercial Banks
Microfinance Banks

Investment Banks
E- Commerce
Telecommunications

Fintech
Digital and Core banking
Information Security

Job Titles

Chief Information Officer
Chief Transformation Officer

Chief Digital Officer
Chief Innovation Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer


Who Should Attend


Speakers


Sampson Akligoh

Director of Financial Sector Division, Ministry of Finance, Ghana


Temitope Akin- Fadeyi

Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank Nigeria


Stephen Ambore

Head, Digital Financial Services, Central Bank Nigeria


Niyi Ajao

Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems PLC



Adesola Adeduntan

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd


Ade Bajomo

Executive Director Information Technology and Operations, Access Bank Plc


Chidi Okpala

Chief Executive Officer, Fintech Enthusiast, Asante Financial Services


Jubril Enakele

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Capital Market



Leo Tchoudjang

Chief Information Officer, AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria


Benedict Anyalenkeya

Chief Information Officer, ACCION Microfinance Bank


Lola Cardoso

Head, Group Corporate Strategy and Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Union Bank


Paul Ewhe

Group Head Operations, FBNBank Ghana



Prem Arora

Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank India


Richard Amafonye

Chief Information Officer, Wema Bank PLC


Robel Alemayehu

Director, E-banking Services, Dashen Bank


Stanley Jacob

Head, Consumer Distribution / Chairman, Ecobank Nigeria and Committee e-Banking Industry Heads (CeBIH)



Mohammed Azmal

Chief Technology Officer, B-Cash, Bangladesh


Tope Wilcox

Head, Cards, First City Monument Bank


Usoro Anthony Usoro

General Manager, Mobile Financial Services, MTN Nigeria


Yemiru Chanyalew

Chief Executive Officer, My Amole



Vincent Musah

Director, Cash Sales, Standard Chartered Bank Ghana


Agenda


08:00 – 08:45 Conference registration and welcome refreshments
08:50 – 09:15 Chairman welcome and opening remarks
9:00 am Chairman’s opening remarks
Chidi Okpala, Fintech Enthusiast and CEO, Asante Financial Services Group
9:10 am Executive Central Bank Panel Discussion: Innovation in regulation- Overcoming gaps in rural banking strategies As financial inclusion goals are designed and implemented by central banks, the requirement to demonstrate the flexibility in regulation to adopt nontraditional financial factors into the banking sector as well as to examine some of the challenges other nations have gone through to meet financial inclusion goals is imperative.

Panelists:
  • Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, Deputy Governor, Central Bank Nigeria
  • Sampson Akligoh, Director of Financial Sector Division, Ministry of Finance, Ghana
9:50 am Supporting innovative financial institutions to improve financial inclusion
A key component to achieve financial inclusion is to explore and design innovative platforms to facilitate financial inclusion. One such advent was recently introduced in Nigeria through the possible regulation and licensing of Payment Service Banks as well as digital- only banks.

Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank Nigeria
10:10 am Conference registration and welcome refreshments
Ghana

The Bank of Ghana approving mobile banking of non-traditional financial services significantly reduced their unbanked rate. This spotlight will highlight the model of nonbank entities offering digital financial services to significantly reach unbanked populations.

Invited: Michael Mensah, Information and Communication Technology, Bank of Ghana
Ethiopia

Dashen Bank and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia have launched two digital payment platforms to facilitate financial inclusion. This spotlight will dissect the relationship between FinTech and traditional financial institutions to transform from a cash-based economy

Yemiru Chanyalew, Chief Executive Officer, Moneta Technologies
Robel Alemayehu, Director-Ebanking Services, Amole / Dashen Bank
Kenya

With MPesa as the benchmark for Africa’s digital money payments, this spotlight sheds insight on how the region can leverage off telecoms to increase financial inclusion.

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Bangladesh

bKash is the world’s second largest mobile money provider. Its relationship with BRAC bank is the foundation for this spotlight as it demonstrates how bank-only MMO’s models still increase financial inclusion.

Mohammad Azmal Huda, Chief Technology Officer, bKash Limited, Bangladesh
12:10 - 12:40 Networking break
12:40 pm DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES

CIO/ CTO executive discussion: Digital Financial Services Landscape in West Africa Identifying and adopting the region-specific solutions necessary to reach unbanked populations as well as the innovative technologies to meet the requirements of the region’s financial customer.

Panelists:
Richard Amafonye, Chief Information Officer, Wema Bank
Onyebuchi Akosa, Group Chief Information Officer, United Bank Africa Group Lanre
Bamisebi, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Diamond Bank
Lola Cardoso, Head, Group Corporate Strategy and Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Union Bank
1:20 pm Modern core processing systems

Implementing the latest in banking software to meet customer experience models through improved bank processes and omni-channel suites to offer homogenized services. Merging the latest in Fintech solutions with legacy banking systems to enhance multi-tier digital offerings.

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1:40 pm Re-assessing Bank-MNO partnership to increase financial services

Maximizing the capabilities of banks, financial services, and established infrastructure of telecoms to provide a way for traditional banking systems to best reach rural underbanked societies and increase digital financial service offerings.

Usoro Anthony Usoro, General Manager, Mobile Financial Services, MTN Nigeria
2:20 - 3:20 Networking break
NEXT GENERATION FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY
3:20 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

Creating a space for the next generation financial technology providers and digital banking solutions to present their products to the audience of banking stakeholders. This session will feature four finalists as they showcase how they will push this industry toward financial inclusion and promoting DFS in the region

Judges:
Stephen Ambore, Head, Digital Financial Services, Central Bank Nigeria
Benedict Anyalenkeya, Chief Information Officer, Accion Microfinance Bank, Nigeria
Paul Ewhe, Group Head Operations, First Bank National Bank Ghana
José-Félix Die, Regional Head of ALM & Treasury, West Africa, Société Générale, Cote D’Ivoire
4:20 pm Increased international remittances through digital banking platforms

As West Africa accounts for over half of the mobile money based international remittances in the world, facilitating seamless, reliable, and secure cross border transfers through advanced systems is paramount for MMO’s and banks.

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4:40 pm Mobile Money interoperability (MMI)- Future of cross-network transactions

Identifying the best solutions to support the seamless transfer of funds from one mobile money platform to another, across networks and accounts. As well as enabling advanced interlinkage of regional payment systems.

Niyi Ajao, Executive Director, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems
5:00 pm Close of day 1
08:00 – 08:45 Conference registration and welcome refreshments
08:50 – 09:15 Chairman welcome and opening remarks
9:00 am Chairman’s opening remarks
9:10 am West Africa Microfinance Panel Discussion: Improving credit facilities to underbanked and SME’s Lowering interest rates will be a result of identifying more efficient means to providing resources to MFB customers and encouraging regulator support in lowering bank rates. Streamlining the application process for Micro-Finance Loans

Panelists: Benedict Anyalenkeya, Chief Information Officer, Accion Microfinance Bank, Nigeria Leo Armel Tchoudjang Nzoutchoum, Chief Information Officer, AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria
9:50 am Encouraging trust in the next- generation of banking tech
The use of biometric IDs to capture and store data of the bankable population ensures that banks can monitor unique financial identities and efficiently establish trust of current and future customers.

José-Félix Die, Regional Head of ALM & Treasury, West Africa, Société Générale, Cote D’Ivoire
10:10 am Fusing E-commerce into the banking landscape of West Africa
Identifying the markets most desired by bank customers then developing real-time customized and dynamic e-commerce experiences through enhanced customer engagement strategies.

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02:20 - 03:20 Networking break
THE FUTURE OF WEST AFRICA’S FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
11:00 am Panel Discussion: Developing West Africa’s cashless economy
Overcoming the barriers to achieve financial inclusion will push the amount of electronic transactions/ POS terminals in the region. Additionally, use cases from around the continent further exemplify how reliable connectivity and transaction integrity drive cashless payment adoption.

Adesola Adeduntan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria
12:00 pm Enabling advanced interlinkage of regional payment systems
Easing the seamless flow of payments across banking networks with pan-regional settlement capabilities.

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12:20 pm INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT WINNERS
The two finalists of the innovation spotlight will be announced and awarded in this session.
12:40 - 1:40 Networking break
Crypto currency and Information Security masterclass
1:40 pm Blockchain 101
This master class will uncover the inception of digital currencies as a financial offering to the banking sector in West Africa and provide a detailed analysis of how digital currencies work.

Crypto-Trade
The second part of this masterclass will cover the purchasing and trading of crypto-currencies as investment vehicles, both regionally and internationally.
2:50 pm Cyber Security Masterclass

Information Security
This masterclass will cover the necessary measures to enhance multi-channel security across the increasingliy digital financial sector. Key aspects to be addressed include denial-of-service attacks, data breaches and limiting cyber exposure risks.
4:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks
4:10 pm Close of day 2
 

Sponsors & Partners


We are looking for FinTech, digital banking, retail banking, and information security providers that could contribute to the future of the financial industry in West Africa. If you believe you have what we are looking for, please contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae

 

Strategic Partner


Media Partners

Venue


Lagos Continental Hotel


Plot 52, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
https://thelagoscontinental.com
info@thelagoscontinental.com
+234 1 236 6666

 

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