- Matteo Rizzi, Co–Founder, FinTechStage, Italy - FinTech in Global Perspective. - Segun Aina, Founder/Chairman, Fintech Associates Ltd & President FinTech Association of Nigeria (FinTechNGR) - FinTech in Africa.
9:10am – 9:30am
Opening Keynote: His Excellency, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Honorable Minister for Science and Technology, Nigeria.
Nigeria is clearly positioned - for market size, infrastructure and talent - to take a leading role in the African FinTech landscape, and this mission is not without challenges.What is the state of the art? What can Nigeria learn and what to teach on the great opportunities that deepening the financial sector entails?
Speakers:- Seye Awojobi, FCIB, Registrar/Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN (Moderator) - Patrick Akinwutan, Group Executive, Consumer Bank, Ecobank, Nigeria. - Ade Bajomo , Executive Director, Access Bank Nigeria. - Ike Williams, CIO, Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria. - Rotimi Oyekanmi, Partner, APIS Partners, Nigeria.
3.7 Trillion USD, 6% GDP growth in 10 years, these are the numbers. Are we going at the right pace? If we could ease some of the regulatory, entrepreneurial, collaboration, technological, lack of capital barriers, where should we focus, and why?
Speakers:- Vikas Raj, Managing Director, Accion Venture Lab, USA (Moderator). - Ameya Upadhyay, Investment Lead, Africa, Omidyar Network, UK. - Ercin Eksin, Co-Founder, LIDYA, Nigeria. - Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Head of Financial Inclusion, Central Bank of Nigeria. - Engr. Aliyu Aziz, DG/CEO, Nigerian Identity Management Commission, Nigeria.
There are two "trends" we want to focus on: the emerging technology trends in FinTech as observers of what customers are really looking for and how startups are responding to that, and the trends in the structure of the investments in emerging markets. How impact funds and venture capitalists can collaborate for the best, and what to do differently in emerging markets?
Speakers:- Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder, FinTechStage, Italy (Moderator) - Ashley Lewis, Director of Investments, Accion Ventures Lab. - Aaron Fu, Managing Director, MEST - MeltWater International, Lagos. - Rekha Pillay Yadav, CEO, Sumeru Enterprise Tiger Business Solutions. - Tokunbo Ishmael, Managing Partner & Co-Founder Alitheia Identity Manager, Nigeria.
Topic: People Implications in Innovation and Technology - Mrs Funke Egbemode, President, Nigeria Guild of Editors (Moderator). - Mavi Isibor, Founder, POISE, Nigeria. - Taiwo Oyewole, Director, The Zone Tech Park, Nigeria.
Speakers:- Mr Oscar Onyema, CEO, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Nigeria (Moderator). Dr. Afolabi Olowookere, Divisional Head, Economic Research & Policy Management, Securities Exchange Commission, Nigeria. - Adedeji Ajadi, Registrar, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers Nigeria. - Kevin Enueshike, Founder, Loyalty Hub, Nigeria.
Speakers:- Femi Awoyemi, CEO, Proshare (Moderator) - Dele Adeyinka, Chief Digital Officer, ALAT by Wema Bank, Nigeria. - David Kruijff, Director of Global Client Strategy, First Access, USA. - Dr. Bisi Aina, Executive Director Solution Delivery, Soft-Alliance. - Adebayo Sanni, Country Managing Director @ ORACLE, Nigeria.
Topic – The Future of AI and Machine Learning in FinTech in Nigeria & Africa Given the speed of technology evolution across all facets of the economy, FinTechs and Banks should see each other as technical partners in business. Nigeria and the entire globe will soon be ruled by AI technology applications. How will the banking sector in Nigeria prepare itself to embrace the disruptive innovation that comes with AI? Learn how financial institutions can use the power of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to deliver consistent and efficient experiences in an omnichannel world.
Speakers:- Professor Oye Ibidapo–Obe Director , Zenith Bank Nigeria (Moderator) - Dipo Faulkner - Country General Manager, IBM, Nigeria. - Prof. Awodele Oludele , Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Babcock University, Nigeria - Opeyemi Olaniran, Business Group Director, Microsoft Nigeria.
Topic – Benefitting from Innovation and Digital Disruption in the Insurance Industry With new global innovations in the FinTech ecosystem, Insurance firms are facing increasing competitive pressure on all fronts due to the emergence of a number of insurance technology start ups. With the integration of technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and drones entering the insurance mix, the sector is being forced to re think its model. Though it is still lagging behind, but its waking up to the fact that they have to work in partnership with technology firms.
Speakers:- Ruchit Garg, CEO. Harvesting, USA (Keynote) - Mohammed Kari, Commissioner for Insurance NAICOM, Nigeria (Moderator) - Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, Chairman, Mutual Benefit Assurance Plc, Nigeria. - Kunle Kuponiyi, Chairman, IT Committee, Nigeria Insurance Associates (NIA), Nigeria
Speaker:- Lazaro Campos, Co-Founder, FinTechStage (Moderator) - Dipo Fatokun, Director, Banking & Payment Systems, Central bank of Nigeria - Mohammed Kari, Commissioner for Insurance National Insurance Commission, Nigeria - Mary Uduk, Director, Securities & Exchange Commission, Nigeria - Prof. Umar Danbatta, Exec. Vice Chairman, National Communications Commission Nigeria.
Speakers:- Dr. Nadu Denloye, Co-Founder, Telnet, Nigeria (Moderator). - Mary Aina, Project Director, CIBC Toronto, Canada. - Kemi Okusanya, Head, West Africa, VISA - Dr Yinka David-West, Director & Fellow Information Systems, Lagos Business School - Rekha Pillay Yadav, CEO, Sumeru Enterprise Tiger Business Solutions, India.
Africa as a market has all the prerequisites to serve as a firm foundation for growth and development. However, it is also the largest unserved market that has dropped out of sight of the global financial system. This signifies opportunities for financial technology companies that are ready to embrace them. What are the relevant factors that affect the ecosystem building? and what should be the Role of government? Who are the right stakeholders to engage?
Speakers:- Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder FinTechStage (Moderator). - Kevin Johnson, Head of Innotribe, SWIFT. - Altesh Baijoo, Chief Commercial Officer, RainFin, South Africa. - Lebo Mokgabudi, Digital Financial Services Consultant, South Africa.