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Africa SaccoTech Forum 2024

April 18, 2024 at 8 AM - 6 PM (GMT + 3)
Virtual Event
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Empowering you with the knowledge, tools, and connections to navigate the digital revolution

The Africa SaccoTech Forum stands at the forefront of championing the SACCO movement, a critical engine for financial inclusion and empowerment across Africa. As SACCOs continue to expand, reaching millions and shaping the economic landscape, this event aims to propel these cooperative organizations into the future with cutting-edge technology, innovative business models, and digital solutions. By bringing together industry leaders, tech innovators, and SACCO representatives, we're set to explore transformative strategies that ensure the sustained growth and empowerment of SACCO members in a digitizing global economy.

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topics

Topics to be covered

Digital Banking Unleashed: Explore the next wave of SACCO innovation

Blockchain Breakthroughs: Secure, transparent finance re-imagined

Cyber Shield: Elevate your SACCO's cybersecurity game

AI Advantage: Transforming service and efficiency

Fintech Freedom: Navigate the compliance maze with ease

Inclusion Revolution: Open financial doors for everyone

SACCOs Reimagined: Crafting the future of cooperative finance

Data Dynamics: Power decisions, drive growth

audience

Who should attend?

SACCO Managers and Executives

IT and Digital Transformation Leaders

Financial and Fintech Professionals

Policy Makers and Regulators in the Financial Sector

Anyone interested in the future of cooperative banking and finance

Why

Why attend the Africa SaccoTech Forum?

In an era where technology is rapidly transforming every aspect of business, SACCOs face unique challenges and opportunities. The Africa SaccoTech Forum is designed to empower you with the knowledge, tools, and connections to navigate this digital revolution. Here's what you can expect:

Insightful Sessions

Learn from leading experts in fintech, digital banking, cybersecurity, blockchain, and artificial intelligence as they share their insights on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the financial sector

Innovative Solutions

Discover cutting-edge technologies and innovative business models that can help your SACCO improve efficiency, enhance member services, and achieve sustainable growth in a competitive market

Networking Opportunities

Connect with fellow SACCO leaders, tech innovators, and industry experts. The SaccoTech Forum is the perfect place to exchange ideas, form strategic partnerships, and collaborate on solutions that can transform the cooperative banking landscape

Speakers

Speakers

Grace Watsiera

Head of Programmes, ACCOSCA

Henry Abea

ICT Manager, Mwalimu National SACCO

Yusuf Elias

CEO, Metanet Web Hosting

James Mungai

Head of IT, Tai SACCO

Kelvin Saitoti Simiyu

IT Risk & Compliance Manager/DPO, Serena Hotels

Victoria Kleinbort

CEO, ServerCore

Isaiah Opiyo

Product Manager, Digital Onboard and Fraud Solutions, Transunion Africa

Robert Mogoi

CIO, Mombasa Ports SACCO

Erick Bundi

CTO, Chuna SACCO

James Tumbo

Founder, Top Online Consultants

Ruth Kimani

CIO, Kimisitu SACCO

Kelvin Ebole

ICT & Business Innovations Manager, Safaricom SACCO

Tom Kimani

Co-Founder & MD, Presta Technologies

Winnie Sergon

CIO, Boresha SACCO

Peter Agola

Head of IT, NewFortis SACCO

Carol Odero

Head of Content Africa, dx5

agenda

Agenda

  • April 18, 2024

    Africa Saccotech Forum 2024

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Opening Remarks

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM
Keynote

Opening Keynote: Digital Banking Unleashed: Explore the Next Wave of SACCO Innovation

Perspectives on the evolving landscape of digital banking within SACCOs, highlighting new technologies and strategies.

Grace Watsiera

Head of Programmes, ACCOSCA

speaker
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Expert Presentation 1: How to Personalize Your SACCO Services Using AI

Customising financial products and services for members through AI, improving engagement and satisfaction.

11:05 AM - 11:40 AM
Panel Discussion

Your Digital Immune System: How to Fight Off Cyber Threats

Discussing the latest in cybersecurity threats and defense strategies for SACCOs.

Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their attacks, targeting vulnerable SACCOs. To survive, SACCOs need robust security systems, like a powerful digital immune system. By understanding threats, implementing strong defenses, and staying updated, SACCOs can safeguard valuable member data and assets.

Steve Mbego

Senior Tech Journalist, dx5

moderator

Henry Abea

ICT Manager, Mwalimu National SACCO

panelist

Yusuf Elias

CEO, Metanet Web Hosting

panelist

James Mungai

Head of IT, Tai SACCO

panelist

Kelvin Saitoti Simiyu

IT Risk & Compliance Manager/DPO, Serena Hotels

panelist
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Expert Presentation 2: Cut Costs, Not Corners: Hybrid Cloud Strategies for SACCOs on a Budget

Combining private and public clouds to optimize performance, scalability, and cost.

Victoria Kleinbort

CEO, ServerCore

speaker
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Expert Presentation 3: Unlock Your Business Superpower: How Data Fuels Hyper-Growth

Using analytics to identify market trends, member needs, and new service opportunities.

Data isn't just information – it's the key that can catapult your business to new heights. Through careful analysis, you can uncover hidden patterns within customer behavior, predict industry shifts, and pinpoint potential areas for expansion. By treating data as a strategic asset, you'll unlock insights that drive informed decisions and fuel incredible growth.

Isaiah Opiyo

Product Manager, Digital Onboard and Fraud Solutions, Transunion Africa

speaker
12:20 PM - 12:55 PM
Panel Discussion

Cloud Compliance: The Key to Unlocking Innovation Without the Risk

How to ensure SACCO cloud operations meet stringent regulatory requirements.

SACCOs need to prioritize robust security measures, meticulously encrypting data to protect sensitive member information. Regular audits and strict adherence to industry-specific regulations are also crucial to maintain compliance. By carefully selecting cloud providers with a proven track record in security and regulatory alignment, SACCOs can confidently reap the benefits of cloud innovation without compromising on compliance or exposing themselves to unnecessary risk.

Kevin Namunwa

dxContent Writer

moderator

Robert Mogoi

CIO, Mombasa Ports SACCO

panelist

Erick Bundi

CTO, Chuna SACCO

panelist
12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Keynote

SACCOs Reimagined: Crafting the Future of Cooperative Finance

The future of SACCOs in the digital age, focusing on innovation and sustainable growth.

01:15 PM - 01:35 PM

Expert Presentation 4: The Future of Customer Service: How AI Conversations are Changing Everything

Deploying AI-powered bots for customer service, reducing operational costs and improving member experience.

James Tumbo

Founder, Top Online Consultants

speaker
01:35 PM - 01:50 PM

Expert Presentation: Empowering Members, Transforming SACCOs: A Leader's Guide to Digital Disruption

Leadership strategies for driving digital transformation within SACCOs.

Ruth Kimani

CIO, Kimisitu SACCO

speaker
01:50 PM - 02:25 PM
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion 4: Innovation at Scale: How To Scale Digital Solutions

To truly harness the potential of technology, leaders need strategies beyond simple development. They must focus on fostering ecosystems for broader adoption, ensuring accessibility to drive wider usage and maximize the benefits of their solutions. This demands that we think holistically about infrastructure, user experience, and the integration of tech into the fabric of businesses and communities for transformative results.

Carol Odero

Head of Content Africa, dx5

moderator

Kelvin Ebole

ICT & Business Innovations Manager, Safaricom SACCO

panelist

Tom Kimani

Co-Founder & MD, Presta Technologies

panelist

Winnie Sergon

CIO, Boresha SACCO

panelist

Peter Agola

Head of IT, NewFortis SACCO

panelist
02:25 PM - 02:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Future Outlook

Carol Odero

Head of Content Africa, dx5

speaker
sponsorship

Sponsorship

The Africa SaccoTech Forum is the pioneering event empowering SACCOs to drive financial inclusion through technology. As leading cooperative organizations providing banking services to millions in Africa, SACCOs are an engine of economic mobility and social empowerment. By equipping them with cutting-edge solutions, the Forum spearheads their sustained growth and ability to serve members in a digitizing world.

By registering your interest to sponsor, you align your organization with this purpose-driven event at the nexus of technology, community upliftment, and inclusive development in Africa. We welcome you to engage with both established and emerging innovators shaping the future of digital banking. Join us as we collectively advance financial access and livelihoods by propelling SACCOs forward with transformative strategies. Support the Forum to drive impact and showcase your organization as a catalyst for empowerment and prosperity across Africa.

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Type

Virtual

Status

Upcoming

Where & When

Virtual Event
April 18, 2024

Contact Person Details

Justin Maganga
events@cioafrica.co