AFRICA VIRTUAL EDITION

AFRICA'S LARGEST EVENT FOR DIGITAL BANKING LEADERS

29 SEPTEMBER 2021

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REIMAGINING BANKING IN AFRICA

DigiBank Africa Virtual is Africa's most influential virtual event for the digital banking community
As the world starts looking beyond the pandemic, African banks continue to pursue digital transformation on a war footing in order to position themselves for growth in the post-COVID, digital-first world.

Join Africa's top banking leaders for two days of ideas, insights and inspiration as they seek to look back, plan ahead and reimagine the future of digital banking.

WHY ATTEND

Experience the power of community

01.

Network with your peers

Join an exclusive, invitation-only community and meet people who understand your priorities and are facing the same challenges.

02.

Learn and collaborate

Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Learn about emerging trends, validate your strategy and leave with a solid action plan.

03.

Discover new innovations

Discover the latest innovations to help drive your digital transformation journey. Compare innovative technology that will add the most value to your business.

JOIN THE TRIBE

join THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

DigiBank Africa Summit will bring together top decision-makers representing 150 banks from 40+ countries across Africa.
CEO/COO
CIO/CTO
Chief Digital Officer
Head of Innovation
Head of Transformation
Head of CX
Chief Data Officer
Head of Payments
Head of Info Security

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WHAT'S ON

THE AGENDA

All times below are in the GMT/UTC+1 time zone (West Africa Time).

0930 - 0935

Chair's Opening Remarks

0935 - 0945

Networking Break

0945 - 1000

Lightbulb Moments

Ajmair Riaz, Head of Consumer Banking, Standard Chartered Tanzania

1000 - 1015

Digital Solutions for Digital-First Demands

How can banks expand their digital resources to better serve ever-changing market demands, and what truly determines financial service competitiveness? Join ProgressSoft’s presentation on intelligent technologies that augment your customers’ payment experiences: from digital customer onboarding and banking platforms for corporate and retail customers, to mobile payments, signature verification and beyond.

Samer Akrouk, Business Development, ProgressSoft Corporation
Adrian Regaudie, Business Consultant, ProgressSoft Corporation

1015 - 1045

Scaling Digital Success with Business Model Innovation

As myriad forces – technological, social, economic, regulatory, and non-traditional competition – fundamentally alter the banking landscape, banks are driving innovative initiatives to stay in tune with changing times. As a result, new business offerings around Marketplace Banking, Banking as a Service (BaaS), and Embedded Finance are gaining rapid traction. Join this session to learn from the stories of global innovators and take inspiration to scale your digital success.

Rajashekara Maiya, Global Head - Business Consulting & Product Strategy, Infosys Finacle

1045 - 1115

KEYNOTE PANEL

Building the Bank of the Future (Part A)

  • What are the top trends reshaping the African banking landscape?
  • How are Africa's banks tackling digital transformation?
  • What new technologies are critical to delivering the digital experience consumers expect?
  • How can banks respond to the threat of disruption?
  • What are your top strategic priorities over the next 12-18 months?

Lola Aworanti-Ekugo, Head of Digital and Innovation, Union Bank of Nigeria
Tawanda Chatikobo, Head Digital Strategy & Innovation, Nedbank
Jaco Fourie, General Manager Africa, Mambu
Lanre Olademeji, Group Head Retail Banking, Zenith Bank

1115 - 1130

The Future of Financial Services in Africa is Calling

Consumers are increasingly switching from physical to digital banking. New players and standards offer people more financial options that ever before. Banks need to innovate to deliver more reliable, intuitive and accessible financial services to their customers at speed, and cloud technology has an essential role to play in it.

Jaco Fourie, General Manager Africa, Mambu

1130 - 1200

KEYNOTE PANEL

Building the Bank of the Future (Part B)

  • What are the top trends reshaping the African banking landscape?
  • How are Africa's banks tackling digital transformation?
  • What new technologies are critical to delivering the digital experience consumers expect?
  • How can banks respond to the threat of disruption?
  • What are your top strategic priorities over the next 12-18 months?

Shina Atilola, Head of Retail & Consumer Banking, Sterling Bank
Funsho Idowu, Managing Director, Links Microfinance Bank
Rajashekara Maiya, Global Head - Business Consulting & Product Strategy, Infosys Finacle
Shingie Maramba, Director Wealth & Insurance Solutions EMEA, Equisoft
Emmanuel Morka, CIO, Access Bank Ghana

1200 - 1215

Digital as an enabler to the ultimate Customer Experience

Is your digital experience in line with the customers you are targeting? How relevant are you? Know your customer to understand what they look for in a banking application and overall experience.

Paul Nilsen, Commercial Director, Codebase Technologies

1215 - 1245

Fireside Chat

Winning in the Experience Economy

  • What are the key CX trends for banking for 2021 and beyond?
  • How can banks move beyond digital to deliver banking that is both intuitive and invisible?
  • What is the future of the bank branch?
  • What should banks look for in a CDP? What are the pitfalls to avoid?

Peter Daniels, Head of Digital Bank & Agile Coach, Polaris Bank
Alex MENAGE, MD, English-Speaking African Countries, Sopra Banking Software
Sam Mohatle
, Head of Digital Banking, FNB Lesotho
Clifford Mutibvu, Head Digital Banking, Nedbank Zimbabwe
Paul Nilsen, Commercial Director, Codebase Technologies

1245 - 1315

Convergence of Technology & Local Language

Banking and new fintech services & solutions have gone digital with different touch and access points with the consumer. Last mile delivery in local languages together with emphasis on consumer education will help in financial inclusion, building of trust and avoidance of fraud and mistakes leading to a virtuous circle.

Sunil Kulkarni, President, Fidel Softtech Pvt Ltd

1315 - 1345

Invoice Finance: The Digital Turn-key Solution You've Been Searching For

Factoring, Supply Chain Finance and Trade Finance overall are at historic highs in terms of demand. Corporate clients and SMEs alike depend on these products for growth and recovery post-Covid. But how can local and regional banks compete in this operationally heavy space, maintain robust risk management frameworks while offering world-class customer experience at a cost that is viable? The answer is, digitally, through a purpose-built White-Label system.

Alex Fenechiu, Co-Founder & COO, Finverity

1345 - 1415

Fireside Chat

Transforming the SME Lending Experience

  • What do SMEs expect from a lender?
  • How can banks reimagine their value proposition for the SME customer?
  • What are the secrets to end-to-end digital onboarding?
  • How can banks and marketplace lenders collaborate to build successful SME ecosystems?

Anita Chege, Head Digital Technology & Delivery, HF Group
Dennis Ezaga, Head Business Banking, FSDH Merchant Bank
Alex Fenechiu, Co-Founder & COO, Finverity
Olufunwa Akinmade, Head Retail, SME & E-Business, Unity Bank

1415 - 1430

Macroeconomy Trends Affecting the Financial Services Revolution in Africa

Alex MENAGE, MD English Speaking African Countries, Sopra Banking Software

1430 - 1445

Lightbulb Moments with Sopra Banking Software

Alex MENAGE, MD English Speaking African Countries, Sopra Banking Software

1445 - 1515

Fireside Chat

Unlocking the Power of Data-Driven Banking

  • How effective are your current data and analytics initiatives?
  • What trends will most impact how you utilise data and analytics in 2021 and beyond?
  • How can data analytics be optimised without a major legacy overhaul?
  • What is the future of the open data economy?

Siobhain O'Mahony, Founder & Co-CEO, Marco Polo Advisory
Paul Morley,
Enterprise Data Executive, Nedbank
Hartnell Ndungi, Chief Data Officer, ABSA Kenya
Uzo Mkparu, Group Head CRM & Customer Insights & Analytics, FCMB

1515 - 1545

Platform Banking: The Next Evolution to Digital Banking

Digital transformation in the fintech space is snowballing at a massive pace. Open banking and third-party collaboration are now changing what today’s banks think of themselves and what they stand for.

Daniel Parreira, Executive Head of Sales, BancX

1545 - 1615

The Blueprint of Going Digital with Qware

Bernard Acquaye will be speaking about how QWare can help institutions, both in business and operationally, as it is a cloud core banking system that comes equipped with everything you need. Ready to integrate with APIs whatever software you might use locally, QWare doesn’t require buying additional modules and it is an all in one solution for going digital with no hidden costs.

Bernard Acquaye, Regional Manager, Africa, Quipu

1615 - 1645

Fireside Chat

Cloud Banking: Powering Innovation & Agility

  • How is cloud reshaping the future of banking?
  • What challenges are banks facing?
  • What is driving adoption and why?
  • How fast are banks adapting?

Faheem Ali, Expert Digital Transformation, Musoni Kenya
Koroty Ousman Abakar,
Director Digital Banking & Innovation, BHT
Emmanuel Odonkor, Business Development Manager, Quipu
Daniel Parreira, Executive Head of Sales, BancX
Alex Muriu, AVP Digital & Innovations, ABSA Kenya

1645 - 1715

Lightbulb Moments with Equisoft

Shingie Maramba, Director Wealth & Insurance Solutions, Equisoft

1715 - 1730

Networking Break

1730 - 1755

Fireside Chat

Securing the Digital Bank: Trends and Future Outlook

  • How is the threat landscape evolving?
  • Where to focus your efforts?
  • The role of the CISO in the digital era

Daniel Adaramola, CISO, Unity Bank
Amenyo Lotsu, CISO, ARB Apex Bank
Olufemi Olofintila, CISO, Nova Merchant Bank
Bharat Soni, CISO, GTBank

1755 - 1800

Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Summit

what to expect

A highly focused audience

300

DELEGATES

150

banks & fi's

30

SPEAKERS

60

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