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Africa Fintech Summit 2022

June 22 - 23, 2022
47 speakers
Radisson Blu Upperhill, Nairobi and virtually

Exploring new and emerging technologies, trends and new business models that will drive the future of Fintech across all industries

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.

Speaker List

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.


Topics to be covered

Join industry leaders in an immersive and interactive event experience covering the following key areas

Access to pre-event networking

Upskill through expert-led workshops and masterclasses

On-demand access to the sessions

Advanced match networking

Discover opportunities and make business connections with leading companies

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

Express Check-In

Free event mobile app access to all fast and efficient networking features

On-demand access to content for 30 days post-even

Access remote and onsite attendees & speakers through the platform

Certifiable participation


The Speakers

Jerome Ochieng

PS , Ministry Of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs

Lorna Hardie

Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, VMware

Kelly Bentley


Harry Hare

Chairman and CCO, dx5

Bob Seeman

Managing Partner, CyberCurb

Russell Okoth

Chief Information Security Officer, Apex Fintech Solutions

Segun Aina

President, Africa Fintech Network

Faith Nkatha

Country Manager, Cellulant

Lanre Bamisebi

Group Director, IT and Operations, Equity Group Holdings

Joachim Steuerwald

Chief Technology Officer, KCB Bank Group

Kennedy Mubita

Partner, SC Ventures by Standard Chartered

Munyi Nthigah

General Manager, Tala

Ali Hussein

Founder, Kipochi

John Kamara

Founder, Adanianlabs and Afyarekod

Elijah Kibogo

Regional CIO, Standard Bank Group

Seun Owoeye

Chief Operating Officer, Real-Time Payments (RTP)

Steve Njenga

Group CIO - Payments, Equity Group Holdings

Sahil Arya

CIO, Gulf African Bank

George Murage

CTO, Cellulant

Kevin Mutiso

Chairman, Digital Mobile Money Lenders Association

Annie Njenga

EEMEA Regional Lead, Fintech and Enablers, Mastercard

Carolyn Guya

Tech & Intellectual Property Lawyer, KO Associates LLP

Caroline Kipkulei

Manager, Legal & Regulatory Compliance Advisory, PwC Kenya

Becky Njagi

Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, DTB

Dennis Volemi

CIO, Equity Group

Michael Michie

Chief Technology Officer, Solv

Samuel Gikandi

CEO, Africa's Talking

Omaru Maruatona

CEO, Aiculus

Frank Raudo

Corporate & Commercial Lawyer, TripleOKLaw Advocates LLP

Kamal Bhudhabati

Group CEO, Craft Silicon

Basha Pillay

Managing Director , Poprush Cloud & Consulting

Mbugua Njihia

Director, Sure Corporation

Hilda Moraa

Founder and CEO , Pezesha

Andrew Ngunjiri

Practice Lead- Intelligent Infrastructure, Dimension Data EWA

Tunji Odumuboni

Executive Director, EMTECH - Africa

Ahmed Abdulwahab

Founder and CEO , Next Arabia

Tania Ngima

Managing Director, Dijitali (Digital Divide Data Ltd)

Michael Leong

Snr Virtual Cloud Networking Specialist , VMware

Tim Theuri

Executive Head - Cybersecurity, Mpesa Africa

Mutembei Kariuki

Co-Founder & CEO, Fastagger Inc

Mandeep Birdi

Enterprise Sales ME/Africa Manager, Acuant

Imran Sumra


Joel Macharia

Founder & CEO , Motisure ltd

Markus Stoltz

CCIE, VMware

Lee Mungai

CEO and Software Engineer, Productive Edge Solutions Ltd

Ben Bottelberge

Data, Analytics and AI leader for East and West Africa, IBM

Shalom Onyibe

Head Of Cyber Security Assurance Services, Protec



  • Day 01

    June 22, 2022

  • Day 02

    June 23, 2022

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

Africa Fintech Summit

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Welcome to the Africa Fintech Summit

Kelly Bentley speaker

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

The future of banking in an era of Fintech disruption

Jerome Ochieng speaker

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Driving the future of banking through open banking

Lanre Bamisebi speaker

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Coffee Break

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

Panel Discussion: When does regulation become an opportunity?

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 Raudomoderator

Munyi Nthigah panelist

Carolyn Guya panelist

Kevin Mutiso panelist

Caroline Kipkulei panelist

12:05 PM - 12:25 PM

The Fintech Landscape in Africa

Ali Hussein speaker

12:25 PM - 12:45 PM

Considerations for a payment modernisation strategy

Lorna Hardie speaker

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Is Embedded Finance Driving Banking as a Service Uptake?

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 Abdulwahabmoderator

Sahil Arya panelist

Omaru Maruatona panelist

Hilda Moraa panelist

Kamal Bhudhabati panelist

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Rewiring the Bank DNA

Kennedy Mubita speaker

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Payment Transformation vs Digital Transformation, Which way for FSI?

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 Njihiamoderator

Annie Njenga panelist

George Murage panelist

Tim Theuri panelist

Steve Njenga panelist

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Tea Break

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

Special interest groups: Cybersecurity

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.

  • Security With Advanced Threat Protection

  • SASE: A Key Element of the VMware Edge Platform

Markus Stoltzspeaker

Michael Leongspeaker

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Africa Fintech Summit

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Welcome to The Africa Fintech Summit

Kelly Bentley speaker

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Fireside Chat: What is the Fintech Opportunty for Banks?

Harry Haremoderator

Faith Nkatha panelist

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Securing the digital bank

Russell Okoth speaker

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Cloud Banking: A Great Opportunity or Too Much of a Risk?

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 Ngunjirimoderator

Basha Pillay panelist

Joachim Steuerwald panelist

Shalom Onyibe panelist

Becky Njagi panelist

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM

Supervising FinTechs and Potential Benefits of RegTech and SupTech

Tunji Odumuboni speaker

12:35 PM - 12:55 PM

Monetize your data and scale the AI Ladder

Ben Bottelberge speaker

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM

Lunch Break

1:55 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Is AI and ML the best Approach to Fraud Detection in FSIs?

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 Ndungimoderator

John Kamara panelist

Michael Michie panelist

Seun Owoeye panelist

Mutembei Kariuki panelist

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Coinmen: Unbundling Bitcoin

Bob Seeman speaker

2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

A future with APIs and embedded banking

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Panel Discussion: APIs: From Tech Tools to Business “Killer Apps”

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 Husseinmoderator

Mandeep Birdi panelist

Dennis Volemi panelist

Imran Sumra panelist

Lee Mungai panelist

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Tea Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

dxDEMO: Fintech Startup Pitches

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 Haremoderator

Tania Ngimacoach

Nick Vilellecoach

Yvonne Njericoach

Joel Macharia (Founder and CEO, Motisure Ltd)pitcher

Ibrahima Soumano (Founder and CEO, Senditoo)pitcher

Munyala Mwalo (Co-founder, Space AI)pitcher



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Where & When

Radisson Blu Upperhill, Nairobi and virtually
June 22 - 23, 2022

Contact Person Details

Mike Odongo