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

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, First Bank of Nigeria 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

Davide Fania

Managing Director, XTN Cognitive Security

Frank Molla

Managing Director & Head of Sub Saharan Africa at BPC Banking Technologies

Danie Thom

Cloud Platform Specialist, Red Hat Sub Saharan Africa

Murray Gardiner

Managing Director, Bluecode Africa

Emem Umoh

Chief Information Security Officer, Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited

Francis Sirus

Sales Team Lead, Freshworks

Vignesh Subramanian

Sales Territory Lead, Freshworks

Claire Hatcher

Head of Business Development, Kaspersky Fraud Prevention

Mobeen Khan

Independent Consultant

Ajay Singh Pundir

Director, Global Industry & Regulatory Affairs and Business Development, MEA, Volante Technologies

Damon Madden

Principal Product Sales Specialist, ACI Worldwide Inc

Anna Collard

SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa

Christian Jeurissen

Business Development Manager – Africa, Group – IB

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 10:00 AM WAT (West Africa Time)
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

Moderator:
Mobeen Khan, Independent Consultant and Tech Expert

Panellists:
Rohit Dhawan, Chief Information Officer, Bank of Kigali
Maurits Pretorius, Chief Strategy Officer, Payment Association of South Africa (PASA)
Ajay Singh Pundir, Director, Global Industry & Regulatory Affairs and Business Development, MEA, Volante Technologies.
Frank Molla, Managing Director & Head of Sub Saharan Africa, BPC Banking Technologies

10:45 Keynote: Beyond Banking through Open APIs
Danie Thom, Cloud Platform Specialist, Red Hat Sub Saharan Africa
11:00 Innovation Session by Damon Madden, Principal Product Sales Specialist, ACI Worldwide Inc.
11:15 Topic: The Future of Customer Service is Banking
Innovation Session by Francis Sirus, Sales Team Lead, Freshworks
11:25 Innovation Session
Best practices in implementing seamless bank onboarding and testing automation in an IS0 20022 environment.
George Stein, Business Development Director, XMLdation
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

Moderator:
Femi Osinubi, Partner, West Africa Technology Leader, PwC Nigeria
Panellists:
Patrick Quantson, Head, Digital Transformation, Stanbic Bank Ghana
Olaitan Martins, Group Head, Transaction Banking, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd
George Stein, Business Development Director, XMLdation
Vignesh Subramanian, Sales Territory Lead, Freshworks

12:20 INNOVATION SESSION:From Legacy to Digital: Increasing the Addressable Market with Mobile Merchant Payments
Murray Gardiner, Managing Director, Bluecode Africa
12:35 Innovation Session: Instant Fraud. Finding the right balance between security and user experience
Davide Fania, Managing Director, XTN Cognitive Security
12:50 Innovation Session by
Claire Hatcher, Head of Business Development, Kaspersky Fraud Prevention
13:05 Innovation Session: Mobile User Privacy and Security Culture in Africa
Anna Collard, SVP of Content Strategy & Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa
13:15 Innovation Session: Christian Jeurissen, Business Development Manager – Africa, Group – IB
13:30 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

Moderator
Emem Umoh, Chief Information Security Officer, Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited
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
Damon Madden, Principal Product Sales Specialist, ACI Worldwide Inc.

14:10 CLOSING REMARK BY CHAIRMAN AND END OF DIGI-CONFERENCE

Conference Format

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