Digital transformation is the way forward for banks, insurers, capital market firms, and financial regulators around the world. Experts are of the opinion that Africa is leading the world in financial innovation and digital space is currently the number one priority for CEOs from across different markets in Africa. Against this backdrop, global conference organizer, Tradepass has launched the Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019, scheduled to take place on the 19 – 20 February, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Over 200 senior BFSI professionals, including the top CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, Heads of IT, ICT, Risk, Compliance, Retail Banking, Customer Experience, Analytics etc. from Banks, Micro-Finance, Credit Unions & Insurance companies across East Africa, will attend the event to listen to subject matter experts discuss and share insights on the topics pertaining to Africa’s current banking strategies and vision for 2020, how digital banking can impact Africa, how blockchain technology can disrupt the banking Industry, data sovereignty, amongst other topics.
ABIS 2019 will lay focus on the trends witnessed in this growing industry and will also discuss the opportunities and challenges present in operating an effective banking system. The two-day event will bring together 20 innovative solution providers for the attendees to network with, a few early confirmed ones being Openway, Seamfix, Virmati and Union Systems Global. In addition to that, the terrific line-up of speakers includes names like Jerome Ochieng, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Steve Njenga, CIO, Barclays Bank, Lawrence Mwai, Head, ICT Changes, National Bank of Kenya, Michael Michie, CISO, M Oriental Bank, George Njuguna, CIO, HFC Limited, Thomas Gachie, COO, Resolution Insurance, Tom Kahigu, Head – IT, DIB Bank Kenya, Judith Bogonko, Group Head of Customer Experience, APA Apollo Group, Linda Were, Head of Customer Experience, Sanlam Insurance, Herbert Olowo, CIO, Stanbic Bank (Uganda), Bamidele Olalekan Oseni, Group Chief Risk Officer, I&M Bank Ltd, Russell Akuom, Head of Digital Banking Experience, Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Stanley Mwangi Chege, CIO, Madison Insurance, Reuben Kimani, CEO, Century Microfinance Bank and many more.
The technological advancement has resulted in a sudden increase in the usage of biometrics, e-wallet payments, mobile banking, etc. in the African BFSI sector. The customer experience landscape in the country is constantly shifting, and so are the expectations of the digital consumer. At the same time, this era of digitization is giving rise to competitive threats. With these threats looming over them, banks and financial institutions in the market have realized the risk of being left behind. Thus, it has now fallen upon these BFSI leaders to discover innovative ways to implement these emerging technologies, in order to ensure customer experience beyond satisfaction.
Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019 is an exclusive platform that will bring face-to-face the top industry professionals in the country and the most innovative solution providers in the market to analyse solutions for a better and safer BFSI sector in Africa.
Registrations are now open for Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019. For more information, visit www.africabfsi.com. To get updates about the Summit, follow/subscribe to #ABIS2019 on social media. For more information on Tradepass, visit www.tradepassglobal.com