Why the Future of Payments Africa Digi-Conference?

The shift to digital, driven primarily by the pandemic, has put a bigger burden on regulators and financial institutions to advance the payment market infrastructure as they need to identify how to inter-operate with multiple payment schemes around the world, combat the increased risk of fraud, and develop new services to provide value for their customers and shareholders.

In addition to this, with the growing adoption of instant payment systems and the new financial payment regulations such as the PSD2 and ISO 20022, financial institutions in the region are under pressure to deliver real-time payment services domestically and cross-border in this new fast-paced digital marketplace. Achieving 24-7 payment domestically and cross-border in real-time, however, often comes with several challenges making it imperative for regulators and financial institutions to reform the current business models and adopt latest standards and systems.

As the Instant Payment System and ISO 20022 are being adopted in the region, the Future of Payments Africa Digiconference will bring together CIOs, CDOs, payment and compliance leaders from the region and payment technology experts to look at the implementation of the region’s payment system and how the sector can successfully transform the sector to become Instant Payment and ISO 20022 compliant.

150+

Attendees

50+

Decision makers from Regional Central Banks and BFSI Sector

15+

Speakers and Panellists

3

Leaders Panel Sessions

3

Innovation Session with Tech Experts

5+

Media Partners

Meet the Advisory Committee

Femi Osinubi

Partner, West Africa Technology Leader, PwC Nigeria

Patrick Quantson

Head, Digital Transformation, Stanbic Bank Ghana

Bharat Soni

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Guaranty Trust Bank PLC – Nigeria

O’ Bukola Ajetunmobi

Chief Information Officer, Providusbank Plc – Nigeria

Speakers

Niyi Ajao

Deputy Managing Director, Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS)

Rohit Dhawan

Chief Information Officer, Bank of Kigali

Ronald Martey

Chief Information Security Officer, GCB Bank Limited – Ghana

Femi Osinubi

Partner, West Africa Technology Leader, PwC Nigeria

Maurits Pretorius

Chief Strategy Officer, Payment Association of South Africa (PASA)

Patrick Quantson

Head, Digital Transformation, Stanbic Bank Ghana

Olaitan Martins

Group Head, Transaction Banking, FirstBank Nigeria

Emmanuella N. Uwase

Head of IT, KCB Bank Rwanda Ltd

Bharat Soni

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Guaranty Trust Bank PLC – Nigeria

O’ Bukola Ajetunmobi

Chief Information Officer, Providusbank Plc – Nigeria

George Stein

Business Development Director, XMLdation

Who Will Attend the Future of Payments Africa Digi-Conference?

Regional C-suite executives from central banks, leading banks, and financial services sector from across the Africa region involved in the development and adoption of digital innovation:

  • Chief Operation Officers
  • Vice Presidents
  • Chiefs of Digital Officer
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Security Officers
  • Directors of Cloud
  • Directors of IT Operations
  • Directors of IT
  • Director of Digital Transformation
  • Head of Digital Banking
  • Head of Mobile Banking
  • Heads of Data Centre
  • Heads of Information Security
  • Management Consultants and Advisors

Why Why get involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to the entire spectrum of BFSI industry leaders and decision makers leading their organisation’s technology strategy

Gain project insights

Get first-hand insights into which payment technologies the BFSI sector is evaluating for current and future investment from across the middle east and Africa region and spot opportunities earlier 

Generate strong leads

Learn which projects are going forward and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming digital projects

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector helping BFSI organizations understand and define their key needs and requirements

Who Should Exhibit & Sponsor?

API Technology Solution Providers

Core Digital Banking

Network and Application Security

Data Integration and Analytics Service Providers

Conference Program

TIME CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Meeting Room Opens
10:00 Welcome Remarks

  • Akinola Solanke, Project Director – Digiconnect, Great Minds Group
10:02 Opening Remarks from Chairman
10:05 Opening Panel: Dawn of a New Era in Payments in Africa – Opportunities and Challenges for BFSI Sector

  • Understanding the new payment systems and their potential to transform the region’s payment landscape
  • What are the challenges that lie ahead and how can banks overcome them?
  • Examining regulatory and compliance landscape across the region in the era of the post-COVID digital economy

Niyi Ajao, Deputy Managing Director, Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS)
Rohit Dhawan, Chief Information Officer, Bank of Kigali
Maurits Pretorius, Chief Strategy Officer, Payment Association of South Africa (PASA)

10:45 INNOVATION SESSION: Innovation Session: Unlocking the Power of Instant Cross-border Payment in the African Region
11:00 INNOVATION SESSION: How Will Instant Payments Transform Payments Ecosystems and Drive Economic Growth?
11:10 Innovation Session
Best practices in implementing seamless bank onboarding and testing automation in an IS0 20022 environment.
11:40 Leaders Panel Session: Harnessing the New Payment Standards and Latest Technologies to Transform the Africa Payment Landscape in a Digital Economy

  • Identifying how instant payments, ISO 20022, and cross-border real-time payment will transform the future of payments in the region
  • Are banks in the region ready for the payment revolution and how soon can we start implementing it?
  • Leveraging on the growing digital payment revolution in the region to build a robust and resilient payment infrastructure that will help banks in the region reap the full potential of the new payment systems

Femi Osinubi, Partner, West Africa Technology Leader, PwC Nigeria
Patrick Quantson, Head, Digital Transformation, Stanbic Bank Ghana
Olaitan Martins, Group Head, Transaction Banking, FirstBank Nigeria
Emmanuella N. Uwase, Head of IT, KCB Bank Rwanda Ltd

12:20 INNOVATION SESSION:Enabling Instant Payment System to Advance Customer Experience and Service
12:35 INNOVATION SESSION
Highlighting Key success parameters for an Ideal ISO 20022 Migration and Implementation
13:00 Leveraging Better, Richer Data to Drive Competitiveness, Prevent Fraud and Financial Crimes, and Innovation to Improve Customer Service

  • How banks can use better quality data to innovate and provide new range of products for customer servicing functions
  • Fraud prevention and security challenges in an instant payment era: How do you keep a 20-second transaction safe and secure?
  • How ISO 20022 messaging standards can help banks perform financial crime prevention more effectively

Ronald Martey, Chief Information Security Officer, GCB Bank Limited – Ghana
Bharat Soni, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Guaranty Trust Bank PLC – Nigeria
O’ Bukola Ajetunmobi, Chief Information Officer, Providusbank Plc – Nigeria

13:40 Innovation Session: Securing the Instant Payment Network in the Face of Growing Online Fraud and Cyber Threats in the Region and Globally
13:50 CLOSING REMARK BY CHAIRMAN AND END OF DIGI-CONFERENCE

Conference Format

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives. For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 4 568 7800

Sponsors and Partners

media Partners

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