What it’s all about
The financial services industry continues to attract tech companies that transform how people and businesses spend, save, borrow, invest, and more. From capital markets to insurance and digital banking to wealth management. When the world locked down, it pushed financial institutions and their partners around the globe to rapidly automate a lot of their banking services and make them more customer-centric.
This massive market opportunity coupled with shifts in technology, demographics, and consumer expectation has not only made financial services re-evaluate their operations but now includes other consumer-orientated industries like retail, not for profit and education to name a few. These businesses are looking to disrupt themselves as a way of remaining relevant and ahead of the pack. The Africa Fintech Summit will explore the new and emerging technologies, trends and new business models that will drive the future of fintech across all industries.
Highlights from last year’s event
Join industry leaders in an immersive and interactive event experience
- Access to pre-event networking
- Upskill through expert-led workshops and masterclasses
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- Advanced Match networking
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- Download insightful materials and exhibitor resources for future use.
- Plan and manage your schedule all in one place
- Get answers to your biggest questions from our speakers through live Q&As
- Access to workshops, Keynotes, Panel discussion across 2 days
- Access to Speakers’ Corner
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- On-Demand access to content for 30 days post-event
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Jerome Ochieng has been appointed the new Principal Secretary for State Department of ICT & Innovation. Until his appointment, Mr. Ochieng was the Director of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) at the National Treasury and a member, Board of Directors at the Information, Communication Authority.
Lorna is responsible for driving and running the end to end management of the business at VMware while at the same time sharing and executing against VMware’s vision and strategy in the region. Lorna leads VMware’s continued expansion in SSA and works with customers to drive innovation across a multi-cloud and increasingly digital landscape.
Before becoming the CEO of dx5 Kelly was the Co-Founder and Chief rebel at the South African company Rebel Element which merged with CIO Africa this year to form Dx5. She's enthusiastic about making a difference in Africa and is always considered a mentor and someone to look up to by upcoming women in the industry.
Harry has 25 years of experience in the tech industry. He's the founder and the Executive Director of Kenya-founded DEMO Africa, a launchpad for emerging technologies and trends on the continent. He's also the Co-founder and Director of the African eDevelopment Resource Centre; Co-founder and Director of the Events Management Solutions.
Bob's an experienced technology advisor, professional speaker, and entrepreneur in cryptocurrency, DeFi, cybersecurity, data privacy, regulation, strategy, business development, intellectual property and financing. He's written several books including, The Co𝗂nmen, Ransomware Risk Mitigation for the Board, and The Simple Cybersecurity Dictionary.
Russell has over 20 years experience in Information Security, Risk and Compliance while holding several roles in various capacities in corporate leadership, management consulting, cyber security engineering and architecture to various industries such as Retail, Telecommunication, Insurance, Government and Finance.
Segun is a global professional banking leader, internationally rated fintech ecosystem builder and thought leader with disruptive and enabling tech innovation mindset, respected futurist and chartered arbitrator. He's also the founder of Segun Aina Foundation, a platform to develop and support all round youth development initiatives.
Faith is a transformation and influential leader and professional in Fintech in the region with over 10 years of experience. She is the go-to- leader and subject-matter-expert for positive transformation of businesses and the people with digital revolution at the core of it.
Lanre is a senior technology and banking operations leader with proven results in driving transformation, digitizing operations for efficiency and seamless customer experience and a transformative and visionary business leader with a proven track record of helping companies leverage technology to drive real business value.
Joachim is an experienced leader in Enterprise Technology, who is passionate about enabling teams to innovate our client's businesses with technology. He speaks the language of CEOs and CFOs fluently and at the same time understand how enterprise technology sales and product strategy works at large technology companies.
Financial Services Executive with banking and management expertise in various countries. Strategic engagement in financial sector systems exploring alternative business models leveraging mobile e-value networks, remote processing, internet banking and core banking platforms. Career track record demonstrates multifunctional expertise in financial services.
Nthigah has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector, 11 of which have been in the digital payment space across 11 markets in Africa. Prior to joining the Association of Fintechs in Kenya, he founded Codesign Africa, a fintech startup focused on digital payments and lending in Kenya.
Ali is the Chief Executive Officer at the AHK & Associates, co-founder and CEO of Kipochi, Chairman of the Association of Fintechs in Kenya and an executive board member of the Africa Fintech Network. He also doubles up as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at KICTANet.
John is a Tech Entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience working in new market acquisitions across various technology verticals in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The Pan African renowned business leader, entrepreneur, investor, consultant, mentor and public speaker holds multiple roles including Founder, Adalabs Kenya and Afyarekod.
Elijah has a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. He has managed to foster congenial relations with CIOs and enable strategic activities and consultancy. He has strong professional skills in IT Strategy, Management, Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, and Business Strategy.
Seun is a Digital Financial Services Expert. He is a certified fintech practitioner with 17+ years in IT and digital transformation with automation, 15+ years executing payments strategy at a national scale and 10 years in management.
Steve is a hands-on, visionary leader with over 20+ years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing global Information Technology systems, operations, and teams on multiple continents. He is able to deliver large-scale enterprise applications, with a hands-on technical management style that inspires confidence in team members.
Sahil is an experienced Banking and Financial Services (BFSI) Technology Professional with over 15 years of experience leading and managing Digital and IT functions in different banks as CIO/Head of IT in Asia, East Africa and Australia.
George is a skilled professional with over 13 years experience and has held several leadership roles at Wanainchi Group (Engineering Manager), IwayAfrica (Technical Manager) and Dimension Data ( Line of Business Manager and Technology Lead - Security and Data Centre Networks).
Eat, sleep, dream, play FINTECH, and Entrepreneurship. Kevin’s goal is to positively impact 1 billion lives by 2030 through his entrepreneurial pursuits. He identifies markets that have the potential to be $1B markets in the next 10 years in Africa and begin executing 10 year plans to build and acquire significant market share in those markets.
Annie has had an exciting career spread out over diverse industry verticals in the African market with technology and innovation being the most common thread that binds them together. She has worked for globally recognized companies such as Microsoft and Philips and is a recipient of the 2014 Techwomen Award.
Carolyn provides sound compliance and commercial legal strategies & solutions to technology and technology driven businesses and organizations. Her focus areas include Corporate structuring, Mergers & acquisitions, Intellectual property, technical commercial contracts advisory&drafting, ICT sector policy advocacy, dispute resolution.
Caroline is a Manager in PwC Kenya’s Legal & Regulatory Compliance Advisory unit, with ten (10) years’ post-qualification experience in Kenya. Caroline leverages her to help FinTech players navigate the legal and regulatory landscape which remains dynamic and complex.
Becky’s work experience spans across Africa including Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. Through this interaction with client, team and senior management, she has horned her business analysis, consultancy and leadership skills. Her career goal is to deliver modern working solutions that address my client's unique challenges.
Dennis has over 20 years’ industry experience spanning Telecommunications and Financial Services. He has a proven track record applying technology in business transformation and is very passionate about emerging business models. He is currently working on shaping the posture of FSI towards partnerships with Telcos, FinTech and BigTechs for collective value realization.
Michael has over six years' experience in tech leadership and is one of Kenya's youngest individuals in that position. He has previously worked as the head of IT at TripleOKlaw and M Oriental Bank. Michael aims to empower people with knowledge and make it accessible in a way that will help them change the world.
Samuel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Africa’s Talking, a company that seeks to unlock the potential of mobile communication networks around Africa by simplifying the processes and technologies required to exploit them. He is also the Non-Executive Director at Stanbic Bank and has worked as Head Strategist/Developer, Systematic Trading Group in Morgan Stanley Asia
Omaru is currently the CEO at Aiculus, a Cyber-AI company which specialises in bleeding edge solutions that help organisations fully and securely leverage technology. He is a thought leader in the application of AI and smart cities and have published and spoken at various organisations and conferences in Australia.
His practice focuses on various aspects including mergers and acquisitions, projects, capital markets and corporate governance. Additionally, he also leverages on his advisory experience to IP/TMT clients on regulation, compliance and corporate matters touching on FinTech & Payments, Internet, E-Commerce, Telecoms Infrastructure and Data Protection.
Kamal founded Craft Silicon in 2000 & under his leadership, Craft Silicon is recognized as a powerful software house in the BFSI space for emerging markets. He has seen the firm grow tremendously for the 16 years he has been there. From a single office in Africa to development centers and relationship offices in India and USA, Kamal is the driving force behind Craft Silicon. To
Basha Pillay is the Managing Director of Poprush Cloud & Consulting and has been operating in the Technology sector for well over 25 years and built a reputation around his skillset, experience and ability to innovate and execute against a strategy. He is a seasoned executive and has gained immense management, strategy and leadership knowledge over the years across the industri
I am an entrepreneur with over 18 years’ experience in the technology industry, instrumental in the set up and operations of some of the regions inaugural and most visible mobile value added services. Having held key positions, I possess unique insight that marries technology to the market place.
Hilda Moraa is currently the Founder and CEO of Pezesha, a digital financial infrastructure enabling SMEs and institutions in Africa. The award-winning innovator and author has more than 10 years of experience in fintech, regulation, developing innovations, entrepreneurship and working with multinationals such as Coca-Cola to develop mobility innovations for Africa.
Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in project management and delivery of turnkey projects on tight schedules and within budgets. He has worked across major industry verticals including Public Sector, Financial Services and Telecommunications Service Providers and has been involved in all stages of project and program delivery from inception and planning to audit and oversight
Tunji has extensive professional experience in delivering technology-enabled business transformation solutions for large financial service providers, financial system regulators, and fintech startups across Africa. He has extensive knowledge capital and hands-on experience in emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain, Robotics, and IoT.
Next Arabia is a leading advisory firm in developing, launching and operating impactful innovation ventures in MENA and beyond. Ahmed was the Senior Advisor to Forbes Middle East, which is a licensed edition of Forbes Media, a global media company with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.
A professional who not only understands finance and numbers, but has the proficiency for interpreting and telling the story behind the numbers, I work with clients and lead teams to execute strategy, projects, results and impact and have been awarded various Leadership and Excellence In Service awards.
Helping and empowering organizations adapt to this ever changing world of tech is my passion, especially in the realm of Networking and Security. I have been in the IT industry for 21 years, mainly worked at Partners/System Integrators. I joined VMWare 2 years ago, and at VMWare I have the privilege to talk to customers about how to be connected efficiently and securely.
Tim Theuri is a Cybersecurity, Audit and Risk management professional with over fourteen years’ experience in the Fintech, Digital Telcom and Financial industries previously working for Safaricom and before that Deloitte in Cybersecurity, Technology, Risk management and Audit.
Mutembei Kariuki is a Kenyan Tech entrepreneur using the benefits of AI and Blockchain to solve challenges in Africa through his co-founded start-up Fastagger Inc. He previously worked with the German Development Cooperation, GIZ as the Make-IT in Africa Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative Regional Coordinator - East Africa aimed at supporting tech entrepreneurs in Africa.
A passionate and entrepreneurial leader with over 20 years experience in IT, Mobile telecommunications and the emerging financial technology space whose career has spanned across the US, UK, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Central America region.
as an Tech-Entrepreneur, Imran's focus is on digitalization of the Financial service industry, empowering them with quality modern digital capability using new-age technology, and help build ecosystems that are, Better, Faster, Cheaper and Secure
Second-time entrepreneur with technology background in various startups as CTO, more than 10 years in leading technical teams. Founded MotiGuy in 2018, an IoT powered telematics platform with an ecosystem of service providers in the repair and maintenance side of vehicles and accident reconstruction algorithm. Co-founded MotiSure in 2021 to provide an embedded insurance distrib
Markus holds CCIE Lifetime Emeritus and VCIX-NV certifications, a B.Technology in Computer Systems, a Master’s in Information Technology (UP) and a Strategy & Innovation certificate from Stanford University. He is a Specialist Engineer focused on VMware’s advanced Network and Security portfolio.
Lee is an entrepreneur and software engineer with over 20 years' experience having worked in Africa, Europe and North America. Since 2007 he has been a Technical Software Consultant and prior to that he worked at Microsoft in the Developer and Platforms Group covering the West, East and Central Africa region as well as the Indian Ocean Islands.
Ben is the Data and AI Channel Sales Leader for East and West Africa at IBM.
Shalom is a visionary professional with a history of strategic execution and process innovation. He's an experienced team leader with his first 4 years in offensive security and following 4+ years in defensive security. He leads the Cyber Security Assurance Services division at Protec Ltd, a CYBER1 company focusing on Cloud Security Strategy, DevSecOps and Managed Security.
- 9:10 am - 10:00 am
Africa Fintech Summit
- 10:00 am - 10:10 am
Welcome to the Africa Fintech SummitKelly Bentley
- 10:10 am - 10:40 am
The future of banking in an era of Fintech disruptionJerome Ochieng
- 10:40 am - 11:00 am
Driving the future of banking through open bankingLanre Bamisebi
- 11:00 am - 11:20 am
- 11:35 am - 12:05 pm
In the past two years there have been massive movements in the fintech space with African regulators making bold regulatory shifts that have caused hue and cry among sector stakeholders. Are regulators stifling innovation or creating opportunities?Frank RaudoMunyi NthigahCarolyn GuyaKevin MutisoCaroline Kipkulei
- 12:05 pm - 12:25 pm
The Fintech Landscape in AfricaAli Hussein
- 12:25 pm - 12:45 pm
Considerations for a payment modernisation strategyLorna Hardie
- 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
- 1:55 pm - 2:30 pm
Vertical integration isn’t a new concept. But, historically, companies integrated elements of the supply chain from within their industry. What is different about embedded finance is that the digitization of banking has enabled banking to be integrated into other industries.Ahmed AbdulwahabSahil AryaOmaru MaruatonaHilda MoraaKamal Bhudhabati
- 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Rewiring the Bank DNAKennedy Mubita
- 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Complex regulatory requirements, outdated and poorly integrated legacy systems, and an increasingly competitive marketplace all put pressure on traditional financial institutions to evaluate opportunities for payments transformation. Should FSIs focus on Payment or Digital Transformation?Mbugua NjihiaAnnie NjengaGeorge MurageTim TheuriSteve Njenga
- 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
- 3:50 pm - 4:30 pm
We've lined up two breakout sessions focusing on Cybersecurity. This will be an opportunity for you to brainstorm, discuss a topic with your peers, take part in an activity, etc. Select either one to find out who'll be leading the session.Markus StoltzMichael Leong
- 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Africa Fintech Summit
- 10:00 am - 10:10 am
Welcome to The Africa Fintech SummitKelly Bentley
- 10:10 am - 10:40 amHarry HareFaith Nkatha
- 10:40 am - 11:00 am
Securing the digital bankRussell Okoth
- 11:00 am - 11:30 am
- 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
The uptake of cloud computing by banks in the last two year has been breathtaking as banks try to figure out how they can benefit from the Cloud. There are obvious benefits of moving banking operations – including core banking systems – but there are also inherent risks?Andrew NgunjiriBasha PillayJoachim SteuerwaldShalom OnyibeBecky Njagi
- 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm
Supervising FinTechs and Potential Benefits of RegTech and SupTechTunji Odumuboni
- 12:35 pm - 12:55 pm
Monetize your data and scale the AI LadderBen Bottelberge
- 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
- 1:55 pm - 2:30 pm
Fraud, especially its dynamic nature, is a major area of concern requiring significant time and resources to isolate from an enormous volume of transaction data generated by financial institutions. Can AI and ML help FSIs to deal with this enormous challenge?Hartnell NdungiJohn KamaraMichael MichieSeun OwoeyeMutembei Kariuki
- 2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
Coinmen: Unbundling BitcoinBob Seeman
- 2:55 pm - 3:15 pm
A future with APIs and embedded banking
- 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Banks are using APIs to generate corporate income growth from corporate customer segments, improve customer experience, and fuel innovation. Are APIs the next big thing in banking? Where are the opportunities? How can banks leverage APIs to be both innovative and grow revenues?Ali HusseinMandeep BirdiDennis VolemiImran SumraLee Mungai
- 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
- 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Four winners curated from the dx5 Fintech Startup call for applications will be given an opportunity to pitch their products to an audience of potential investors, fintech buyers and corporate users.Harry HareTania NgimaNick VilelleYvonne NjeriJoel MachariaIbrahima SoumanoMunyala Mwalo