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06th - 07th December 2021 Geography of Focus: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Oman REQUEST AGENDA REGISTER VENUE: Dusit Thani Dubai

2nd Open Banking Forum

2nd Open Banking Forum

Geography of Focus: UAE, Saudi Arabia,
Bahrain & Oman

Geography of Focus: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Oman

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06th - 07th December 2021

VENUE: Dusit Thani Dubai

VENUE: Dusit Thani Dubai

HYBRID - Join us Live in Person or attend the Virtual Stream Online

HYBRID - Join us Live in Person or attend the Virtual Stream Online

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06th - 07th December 2021

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Event Overview

OPEN BANKING FORUM AIMS TO SERVE AS THE PLATFORM TO DISCUSS THE REMEDY FOR POST-COVID BANKING CHALLENGES.

Unequivocally, financial world is undergoing sweeping changes. These changes require adapting to emerging concepts and disruptive technologies which promises to pave the way to sustain and thrive in today’s economy. One particular technology that has got the attention of most of the Banking Regulators is Open Banking. Regional regulators such as UAE Central Bank, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Central Bank of Oman and Central Bank of Bahrain are devoting diligent efforts to Open Banking initiative and services through further collaboration with the market. In line with this and to further help regional banks “Open Banking Forum” aims to discuss the opportunities, challenges and solutions pertaining to adapting this technology. This event will have the presence of decision makers representing the regional central banks and top banking and financial institutions.

SAUDI ARABIA

SAMA is assessing the potential impact Open Banking may have on the Saudi Financial Sector and is working to identify the most suitable approach to adopt Open Banking in the Kingdom.

This journey is curated into three distinct phases: a design phase, an implementation phase, and the go-live:

    • Design Phase SAMA’s efforts will be devoted to the design of the Open Banking ecosystem (technologies and processes) and to the definition of a governance involving market participants.
    • Implementation Phase The implementation phase will cover the development of the defined frameworks, technology building blocks and rollout activities including testing with financial market participants, and enhancement of customer awareness.
    • Go-live Phase the Open Banking ecosystem will formally be launched in the Kingdom and adopt a staged approach to support customer awareness and guarantee a continuous improvement in developing the infrastructure.
UAE

In the United Arab Emirates, the central bank has largely left it to Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s offshore financial services regulators to craft suitable guidelines, but these are not binding on domestic banks. Several major Gulf banks have launched digital banks that operate in tandem with their conventional retail divisions. These include Dubai duo Mashreq bank PSC and Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC

OMAN

Oman Banks Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Hassan Moosa, warned that Omani banks ignore at their own peril an array of new developments that have the potential to revolutionise the global industry. He has called on local banks to be suitably geared for an upcoming period of accelerated change expected to sweep across the industry.

BAHRAIN

CENTRAL BANK OF BAHRAIN was the first country in Mena to introduce regulations that planned the adoption of open banking by all retail banks in Bahrain.  

Profile of Attendees

  • Government Officials and C-Level Executives (CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CEOs, CROs)
  • Heads of IT & Innovation
  • VPs, SVPs, EVPs
  • GMs and Senior Management
  • Directors of IT Operations
  • Directors of IT
  • Director of Digital Transformation
  • Heads of Digital Transformation
  • Heads of IT/ IT Directors
  • Head of Digital Banking
  • Head of Mobile Banking
  • Heads of Information Security
  • Heads of Ecosystem
  • Heads of Platform
  • Head of API

Conference Chairman

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Keynote Speaker

Mr. Brian Yeoh

Head of Data Governance and Strategy
Financial Services Regulatory Authority – Abu Dhabi Global Market

Mr. Manohar Chadalavada

MD, Global Head AI, Ecosystems and Open Banking
Standard Chartered Bank

Ms. Noha Shaker

Founder & Secretary General of the Egyptian Fintech Association/ Vice President of the Africa FinTech Network

Our Speakers

Ms. Yasmeen Al-Saffar

Manager of Financial Services
Bahrain Economic Development Board

Ms. Mariam Saleem Khan

Head of Open Banking & Digital Change
JS BANK

Ms. Katja Hunstock

Chief Product Officer
Finleap

Mr. Ellis Wang

Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of Technology, Transformation and Information
Mashreq Bank

Mr. Mohamed Roushdy

Member- Arab Monetary Fund & Fintech Bazaar

Mr. Srinivasan Shanmuganathan

Head of API Platforms & Marketplace Enterprise Technology
Standard Chartered

Mr. Viji Varghese

Head – Global Payments & Clearing
Mashreq Bank

Mr. Salim Awan

Managing Director - Institutional Payments Solutions
Magnati

Mr. Mamoun Alhomssey

Chief Information Officer
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Mr. Ahmed Sabri El-Shanawany

Head of Financial inclusion
Arab Bank

Mr. Ahmed Nabil

Regional Information Security & Risk Manager
Leading International Financial Institution

Mr. Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer
National Bank of Fujairah p.s.c

Mr. Justin Hadgkiss

Head of Cards and Retail Payments
Zand

Mr. Danillo Branco

Co-founder
Finansystech

Mr. Antonio Nuno Verças

Co-founder and Angel Investor

Mr. Christian Kunz

Head of Group Strategy and Innovation
DIFC Authority

Mr. Andre Achtstaetter

Vice President International Division
adorsys

Mr. Milon Veasey

Group Digital - Open Banking
Banque Saudi Fransi

Mr. Frank Kebsch

CEO & Managing Director
Finleap Connect

Mr. Ala Alsharif

Senior Solutions Engineer
Confluent

Mr. Shahid Khan

FSI Industry Strategy Leader
Oracle ECEMEA

Mr. Mohamed Naga

Digital Engagement Manager
Leading Private Bank in Egypt & Middle East

Mr. Adam Woolford

SVP – Digital Platform
First Abu Dhabi Bank

Mr. Devid Jegerson

Head of Customer Experience and Platform Development
National Bank of Fujairah PJSC

Mr۔ Kunal Roy

Head Product & Value Proposition, Business Banking
RAKBANK

Mr. Nour Sabri

Lead Client Partner, Banking-as-a-Service, MEA - Finastra

Mr. Icaro Demarchi Araujo Leite

Head of Insurance Products
B3, Brazilian Stock Exchange, Brazil

Mr. Heucles Del Bianco Pelegia Junior

Head of Engineering in Open Finance
XPInc

Mr. Neale Croutear-Foy

CTO Digital Banking
Apex EDB

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