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Smart Banking

May 22 - 23, 2024
The Marriott Hotel, Nairobi
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Navigating the Next: Africa's Leap into Smart, Secure, and Inclusive Banking

The Smart Banking Summit 2024, themed "Navigating the Next: Africa's Leap into Smart, Secure, and Inclusive Banking," is a pivotal gathering for leaders spearheading the digital evolution in banking. This event is your gateway to discussions on innovation, security, and financial inclusion that are transforming Africa's banking landscape. Attendees will have the chance to engage with key influencers, gaining insights into the technologies and strategies propelling the sector towards a smarter, more secure, and inclusive future.

Speaker List

Topics and Themes

Technology and Innovation in Banking

Security, Compliance and Data Management

Emerging Banking Models and Customer Engagement

Digital Currency, Payments and Financial Inclusion


Target Audience

CEOs of Banking and Financial Institutions

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in Banking

Banking Executives and Senior Managers

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)

Chief Security Officers (CSOs)

Innovation Managers and Digital Transformation Leaders



Dennis Volemi

Group Director, Technology (Group CTO), KCB Bank Group

Charles Washika

Director - ICT and Innovation, Co-operative Bank of Kenya

Lanre Bamisebi

Executive Director - IT and Digitalization, Access Corporation

Moses Okundi

Chief Technology Officer, Absa Bank Kenya

Jimmie Mwangi

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Diamond Trust Bank

Francis Mwangi

Group Head - IT Security and Infrastructure, Platcorp Group

Daniel Adaramola

CISO, SunTrust Bank Nigeria Ltd

Hussein Omar Hussein

Group Lead, Diamond Trust Bank



  • Day 01

    May 22, 2024

  • Day 02

    May 23, 2024

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote - Unleashing the Power of the Cloud: Transforming Banking Infrastructure in Africa

Discover how cloud technologies can revolutionize banking infrastructure across Africa, enabling agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency.

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Expert Presentation - Soaring Above Legacy Systems: Embracing Cloud and IaaS for Agile Banking

Gain insights into the game-changing potential of cloud and IaaS solutions in enabling future-ready, agile, and scalable banking operations.

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
Panel Discussion

Bridging the Gap with Branchless Banking and Digital Agents

Dive into how cutting-edge technologies are reshaping the banking landscape through innovative branchless models and digital agent networks, enabling unparalleled access and financial inclusion for remote and underserved communities.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Networking Break

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Expert Presentation - AI Guardians: Securing Compliance and Mitigating Risks

Discover how AI and machine learning are revolutionizing compliance and risk management, enabling proactive monitoring and mitigation strategies.

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Expert Presentation - Cyber Fortress: Shielding Digital Banking from Threats

Gain valuable insights into cutting-edge cybersecurity strategies to safeguard digital banking platforms and customer data from ever-evolving cyber threats.

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Panel Discussion

Innovating Securely in the Competitive Arena of Smart

This panel will spotlight the dynamic strategies that keep financial institutions a step ahead of cyber threats while fueling the competitive edge needed in today’s fast-evolving digital banking ecosystem.

12:40 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 02:25 PM

Experience Redesigned: Crafting Exceptional Customer Journeys

Gain insights from industry leaders on reimagining and elevating customer experiences in the digital age through innovative strategies.

02:25 PM - 02:45 PM

Expert Presentation - AI-Powered CX: Elevating Customer Interactions

Gain insights into how AI technologies like natural language processing, machine learning, and conversational AI are transforming customer experiences in banking.

02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
Panel Discussion

Hyper-Personalization: The Future of Customer-Centric Banking

Explore how data and analytics are enabling hyper-personalized and tailored financial services, elevating customer experiences to new heights.

03:15 PM - 03:45 PM

Networking Break

03:45 PM - 05:00 PM

Roundtable Discussions

  • Modernizing Core Banking: Integration and Transformation

  • Biometrics: The Key to Secure and Seamless Access

  • Regulatory Sandboxes: Fostering Fintech Innovation

A discussion on strategies for modernizing core banking systems, seamlessly integrating with new technologies for digital transformation.

Explore biometric authentication solutions that strike the perfect balance between security and convenience for banking access.

Understand how regulatory sandboxes are paving the way for fintech innovation, enabling safe experimentation and collaboration.

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

Closing Remarks

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30 AM - 10:10 AM

RPA Revolution: Automating for Efficiency and Growth

Explore the transformative power of robotic process automation (RPA) in driving operational efficiency, cost optimization, and sustainable growth.

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Expert Presentation - Cloud Innovation in Banking

Discover how cloud computing is enabling innovation, agility, and scalability in the banking sector.

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Panel Discussion

Talent 4.0: Upskilling for the Digital Future

A discussion on talent development strategies and upskilling initiatives to build a future-ready workforce capable of navigating the digital landscape.

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Expert Presentation - Open Banking Tech Stack: Building Blocks for Innovation

Dive into the core technologies underpinning open banking initiatives, enabling secure data sharing, third-party integration, and innovative financial services.

11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Expert Presentation - Remittance Tech: Powering Cross-Border Payments in Africa

Explore the cutting-edge technologies transforming cross-border remittances and payments in Africa, enabling faster, cheaper, and more secure transactions.

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Panel Discussion

Cross-Border Payments Reinvented: Leveraging Digital Technologies

This session will explore the latest digital technologies revolutionizing cross-border payments and remittances, enabling faster, cheaper, and more efficient transactions.

12:45 PM - 02:15 PM

Lunch Break

02:15 PM - 02:35 PM

Expert Presentation - Harnessing the Power of Big Data and AI

Explore how big data and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming banking operations, risk management, and customer experiences.

02:35 PM - 02:55 PM

Expert Presentation - Unleashing the Power of IoT for Unparalleled Customer Connections and Operational Efficiency

How the Internet of Things (IoT) revolutionizes banking by enhancing customer experiences and streamlining operations.

02:55 PM - 03:30 PM
Panel Discussion

Navigating the Regulatory Landscape of Emerging Technologies

As banks explore and adopt emerging technologies like AI, cloud computing, blockchain, and more, they face a complex and evolving regulatory landscape.

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Networking Break

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Roundtable Discussions

  • Mobile Money Convergence: Unlocking Remittance Potential

  • Lean Banking: Optimizing Costs and Operations

  • Tech Horizons: Emerging Trends and Disruptors

Discuss strategies for integrating mobile money platforms and unlocking the full potential of remittance corridors across Africa.

Explore lean banking practices and cost optimization strategies to enhance operational efficiency and profitability.

Gain insights into emerging technologies and future trends disrupting the banking landscape, and strategies to stay ahead of the curve.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Summit Conclusion



Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your brand to a tech-savvy audience? Look no further! This event offers the perfect platform for you to reach out to potential customers and investors from a diverse range of attendees.

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Where & When

The Marriott Hotel, Nairobi
May 22 - 23, 2024

Contact Person Details

Events Team