Tradepass Brings Together 600+ BFSI Professionals in Nairobi for ABIS 2020

Africa’s foremost event focused on the digital transformation of the BFSI sector, Africa BFSI Innovation Summit brought together more than 600 BFSI experts from East Africa and abroad at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on 4 – 5 February 2020.

This exclusive conference by Tradepass, got off to a flying start with industry experts, Timothy Were, Deputy Director, Ministry of ICT and Wycliffe Shamiah, Acting CEO, Capital Markets Authority of Kenya inaugurating the event.

Day 1 of ABIS 2020 brought to the fore new ideas and information related to the digital transformation of the BFSI sector in the form of interactive presentations and panel discussions led by eminent industry experts like Timothy Were, Deputy Director, Ministry of ICT, Wycliffe Shamiah, Acting CEO, Capital Markets Authority of Kenya, Javier Hermida, Head of Digital Channels, Africa, Temenos, Kunle Awosika, Director, Small, Medium & Corporate, Emerging Markets, Microsoft, Wairimu Gachara, Account Executive -Enterprise Commercial Business, East Africa, Microsoft, Peter Njuguna, CIO, Co-operative Bank, Steve Njenga, Country CIO, Barclays Bank, Herbert Olowo, CIO, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Stanley Mwangi Chege, CIO, Madison Group, David Igweta, CIO, HF Group, Liza Weschta, Head of Sales and Marketing, KnowBe4 Africa, Russell Akuom, Head of Digital Banking Experience, Co-operative Bank, Wycliffe Momanayi, CISO, KCB Group Limited, Raji Soussou, VP Business Development, Uniken Inc., Nikhil Kapoor, CTO, InfoAxon Technologies, Dorothy Jumba, Head of Customer Experience, HF Group, Judith Bogonko, Group Head of Customer Experience, APA Apollo Group, Michael Mureithi, Group Head of Digital & Data, UAP Old Mutual Group, Dennis Echeru, CRO, Centenary Bank Uganda, Pauline Macharia, Chief Customer Experience Officer, SBM Bank, Thomas Gachie, COO, Resolution Insurance Kenya and Hosea Naturinda Makuru, Head of IT Security, Stanbic Bank Uganda.

The stellar speaker line-up for Day 2 included names like Cephas Okal, CISO, Madison Group, Samuel Kahura, CISO, CIC Insurance, Julius Orayo, Group Head of Digital & Innovations, Jubilee Holdings, Evans Odhiambo, Head – Transactional Banking, I&M Bank, Georgina Mukami, Head Enterprise Services – ICT Division, National Bank of Kenya, Kamal Budhabhatti, CEO, Craft Silicon, Kevin Ayugi, Head – Digital Financial Services, Family Bank, Nathalie Ngatia, Head of Alliances & Strategic Partnerships – Kenya, Standard Chartered Bank, Jacqueline Wangari Stewart, Head of Digital & Innovation, I&M Bank, Geoffrey Ochieng, Head of Banking Operations – IT, National Bank of Kenya, Eva Ngigi-Sarwari, SC Ventures, Project Lead, Standard Chartered Bank, Faheem Ali, Chief Risk Officer, Musoni Microfinance Ltd., Hartnell Ndungi, Chief Data Officer, Barclays Bank, Reuben Kimani, Managing Director, Edenbridge Capital, Martin Kariithi, Head of Data Analytics, ICEA Lion Group, Chris Orwa, Lead Data Scientist, I&M Bank, Elseba Asinati, Data and Analytics Lead, Barclays Life Assurance Kenya and Steve Migoye, CIO, Kenya Bankers Sacco.

Apart from the engaging and enlightening presentations and panel discussions, the networking lunch and coffee breaks provided the ideal opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas and interact with experts from Temenos, KnowBe4, Microsoft, Craft Silicon, Uniken, InfoAxon Technologies, SmartStream, Virmati, Group MFI, Freshworks, DiGispice, Blue Prism, Integrated Biometrics, Perfios, Seacom, SecureID, ICRA Online, ERI Banking Software, Sybyl, Avaya, Sopra Banking Software, Enterprise Tiger Business Solutions, HID Global and Computer Revolution Africa Group who showcased their innovative solutions and technologies over the two days of the summit.

Over the two days, the topics of discussion ranged from discussing the Biometric Banking: Beyond the PIN and Password, , Supporting Innovation and Enhancing Investor Protection, Empowering Digital Transformation in FSI, CIOs at the Epicentre of Digital Revolution, Implementing Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector, Need for Changing Security Cultures in Africa, Technology Risk Challenges in Banking and many more.

ABIS 2020 served as the perfect knowledge-sharing platform for BFSI experts to learn, network and build fruitful and prolonged business relations.

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