Banker Middle East Summit 2019

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4 November 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emerging Technologies in Finance / Regulations & Compliance

250+ Regional banking, finance and technology leaders

25+ Thought leaders and Experts

5 In-depth forward-looking technology sessions on the future of banking

6 Hours of Networking

Banker Middle East Summit

The Banker Middle East Summit will put the spotlight on the most critical issues and developments in banking technology and innovation in the region. It will bring together C-level executives, senior management involved in business, technology, innovation, customer experience, and compliance, from leading banks to brainstorm and discuss solutions to enhance business performance, improve services and maintain competitiveness.


Who will attend:

C-level executives from Banks and Financial Organisations, Senior officials from Government Organisations, Regulators, Technology Companies, Blockchain Companies and other service providers

Conference Topics

  • Digital Transformation
  • Efficient Compliance Practices
  • Technological Disruption
  • Big Data, AI & Machine Learning
  • Blockchain Banking
  • Digital Payments
  • Synergy with Fintech Organisations
  • Cybersecurity

Banker Middle East Summit 2019



Technology shifts are happening more rapidly than ever before and constantly changing the way we live, work, eat, consume and spend. Technological changes have transformed every major aspect of our lives bringing forth convenience of online shopping and mobile banking, opportunities through gig and sharing economy, use of big data, efficiency of automation and machine learning, and the creation of new jobs among others.


The finance industry, like any other industry is going through unprecedented disruptions with emerging technologies presenting a fertile ground for innovations in every sphere of financial landscape from use of mobile money, peer to peer online lending, use of blockchain and big data, AI and Robotics, which is helping financial institutions to innovate their products and services for consumers.

With these transformations, financial institutions are also witnessing enhanced vulnerability from sophisticated cyber crimes or financial fraud which brings compliance at the forefront as extremely regulated industry and compliance practices should be recalibrated to welcome these emerging technologies to facilitate unbundling new business models as well as to utilize them to formulate new compliance strategies in the new digital age.


BME Summit presents through keynotes, interactive panels and tech showcase – vibrant debates, discussions and thought leadership on how Emerging technologies are carving finance to have more inclusive growth, challenges in scaling up and to reflect critically on the compliance role in integrating these technologies to shape a new era of finance.

Agenda Highlights

  • Technology, Innovation and Partnerships
    • Evolving an ecosystem of sustainable partnerships to drive innovation
      and transformation
    • Developing a collaborative approach with FinTech to deliver a new age
      banking experience for the customers
  • Digital Disruption and New Business Models
    • Digital Payments and Future of Banking
    • Big Data Analytics: A fundamental driver for digital disruption in the
      banking industry
    • Adapting to the digital wave to maintain competitiveness
  • New Frontiers
    • Developing the roadmap to usher in the new era of AI and Machine
    • Learning to customise the customer experience and bring efficiency to
      overall operations
    • Integrating AI and ML to develop Cyber Security and Risk Mitigation as
      a critical trust enabler and competitive edge in the digital age for the
      millenial consumer
  • Blockchain Banking
    • Bringing effectiveness and efficiency across different banking
    • Industry updates on current status of blockchain implementations,
      challenges and way forward
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Banker Middle East Summit 2019


  • Peter Smith

    Managing Director of Policy, Strategy and Risk , Dubai Financial Services Authority

  • Ahmad Abu Eideh

    Chief Executive Officer, United Arab Bank

  • Sanjay Malhotra

    Chief Digital Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank

  • Ramana Kumar

    SVP & Head of Payments, First Abu Dhabi Bank

  • Fahad Al Semari

    Chief Transformation Officer, Riyad Bank

  • Christopher Kiew-Smith

    Head of FinTech Strategy, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market

  • Emre Karter

    Treasury and Trade Solutions Head, Citibank

  • Yazeed Al-Khalifa

    VP – Governance, Risk and Compliance, Saudi Payments

  • Wai-Lum Kwok

    Executive Director, Capital Markets - Financial Services Regulatory Authority , Abu Dhabi Global Market

  • Anthony Butler

    Chief Technology Officer , IBM Blockchain Services

  • Stefan Kimmel

    Partner, PwC

  • Tristan Brandt

    Principal, Oliver Wyman

  • Devid Jegerson

    Head of Customer Experience, National Bank of Fujairah

  • Mohamed Damak

    Senior Director & Global Head of Islamic Finance, Financial Services Research, , S&P Global Ratings

  • Marie-Line Ricard

    Blockchain & Crypto-assets Partner, Sia Partners

  • P Venkatesh

    Director - Platforms & Solutions, Maveric Systems

  • Kelvin Tan

    Venture Lead - Nexus, SC Ventures

  • Muraleedhar Pai

    Executive Director, Maveric Systems

  • Giselle Bou Ghanem

    Customer Engagement Solutions Sales Manager , Avaya

  • Alaa AlRousan

    Account Director, SWIFT

  • Bhavin Shah

    Partner, Financial Services, Roland Berger Middle East

  • Mirna Sleiman

    Chief Executive Officer, Fintech Galaxy

  • Sonny Zulu

    Managing Director, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered UAE

  • Adrianus Schoorl

    Local Partner, White & Case

  • Muhammad Babar

    Head of Digital Compliance, MoneyGram International

  • Ahmed Mostageer

    Regional Sales Manager , Nutanix

  • Irina Heaver

    Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer,

  • Subramanian Krishnamurthy

    Head - Global Transaction Services, National Bank of Fujairah

  • Mohamed Roushdy

    Founder, Fintech Bazaar

  • Samia Skalli

    Financial Services Strategy & Innovation Manager, Sia Partners

  • Jagadeshwaran Kothandapani

    MD - Cash Management Head, MENA, Turkey - Treasury and Trade Solutions , Citibank

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    Learn from the leading fintech organisations through various case studies, presentations and vibrant panel discussions on technology and innovation to develop future strategies.


    Network with senior leaders from the banking and technology industry attending the summit and develop lasting business relationships.

  • MEET

    Meet and engage with senior professionals from the regional financial industry, solution providers, technology companies, professionals and companies involved in the entire banking industry value chain.

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