Fintech Summit Middle East will be taking place on 21 April 2021 in Amman Jordan. It promises to bring together more than 300+ industry world leaders, innovators, bankers, technologists, & regulators, who’re
Fintech Summit Middle East will be taking place on 21 April 2021 in Amman Jordan. It promises to bring together more than 300+ industry world leaders, innovators, bankers, technologists, & regulators, who’re shaping the current and future of digital banking & financial services.
This event will be uniquely hybrid which will include limited physical attendance in compliance with country rules, and virtual to allow maximum benefits and wider participation.
Founder and CEO EastNets
Director of Innovation Center, Jordan University
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM
OPENING REMARKS SESSION
Ayman Irshaid, Founder & CEO, MOMENTS INNOVATION
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM
[KEYNOTE] “Scaling Innovation to Building a Global Blockchain Ecosystem.”
Marcus Treacher, SVP of Customer Success, Ripple
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
[KEYNOTE] The Digitalisation Journey – whats banks’ need to know
While in 2020 banks and financial institutions have understood that they need to leverage technology to stay relevant and sustain their business, many still grapple on the “how”. Based on Kaiser’s experience working with banks, Kaiser will share some of the issues that banks face and need to be aware of when embarking on this journey of leveraging technology.
Kaiser Naseem, International Development Banker – Digital Transformation
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
[KEYNOTE] Financial crime in the age of cybersecurity
Hazem Mulhim, Founder and CEO EastNets
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Networking & Break
11:40 PM – 12:00 AM
[PANEL DISCUSSION] Women Talk Fintech
Whether you work in Finance or Tech — or want to — these experts will add a new perspective and give career advice that can apply no matter your path or level. Speakers will have questions related to their own experience, and there will also be time for Q&A from the audience. During the panel discussion, you will learn from the experts on topics like Navigating the jungle of Financial Services, e-Banking, and digital; Advice on becoming more strategic and proactive vs. reactive in an ever-changing landscape; User-centricity is the new customer-focused banking and how Big Banks are adjusting; and If you don’t have a background in tech, how do you learn? (Or, how do you lead?)
MODERATOR: Mirna Sleiman, Founder & CEO of Fintech Galaxy
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
[PANEL DISCUSSION] Embrace change, take risks, and disrupt yourself
We have often discussed the correlation between innovation and digital transformation, and the positive impact on consumer satisfaction, investment in advanced technology, and the positive impact on revenues. But, while technology may enable the disruption required, it is often the application of existing technology in new ways that disrupts an industry. Featuring some of the top minds in banking, this panel discussion explores how financial institutions can prepare for the future of banking and the challenges facing the banking industry and the secret of successful disruption, the importance of deep-dive research, the qualities of a disruptive leader, how to change existing cultures and where to start.
MODERATOR: Dr Ashraf Bany, Director of innovation Center, Jordan University
12:40 PM – 01:10 PM
NETWORKING & LUNCH
01:10 PM – 02:00 PM
[KEYNOTE] Building Eco-systems; the Game of FinTech Thrones
Building strong financial eco-systems is key in every society. Matteo believes that the ingredients for a healthy and productive Fintech Eco-system are: government polices, startups community catalyzed, capital, and talent.
02:00 PM – 02:20 PM
Effective partnerships in the fintech ecosystem
Fintech has emerged as one of the fastest growing sectors in the financial services industry and has radically disrupted traditional banking. However, it has become clear that in order for both to thrive the culture between fintech and incumbent firms will need to change from one of competition to one of collaboration. Devie will discuss how increased collaboration is happening in different parts of the world through case studies and examples.
Devie Mohan, Co-Founder and CEO of Burnmark
02:20 PM – 02:40 PM
The AWARDS honor the best of financial services recognizing the banks, fintechs and IT leaders. Winners are chosen through a combination of votes from the public and scores given by the Moments Innovation Team.
02:40 PM – 03:10 PM
CEOs [PANEL DISCUSSION]
CEOs discuss how fast and how much this wave of fintech innovation will change finance and its wider impact our economy. What is necessary for banks to survive this wave of disruption and what can be learned from fintech waves happening in Europe and Asia?.
All Day (Wednesday)