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The Africa Fintech Summit 2023

June 22 - 23, 2023
Mövenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi (also happening virtually)
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Beyond Banking: Digital Transformation in the Financial Services Industry

This is an exciting time for Fintech in Africa, as we are witnessing a range of innovations that have the potential to improve lives and drive economic growth. Now on its 8th year running, the dx5 Africa Fintech Summit will bring together leaders from across the continent who are at the forefront of this sector to discuss best practices, trends, solutions and challenges facing African financial services sector today.

Speaker List

Technology within the financial services industry (FSI) is transforming payments, finance, wealth management and insurance industries. Financial institutions are improving efficiency and effectiveness in their service delivery through the adoption of a multitude of technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blockchain, Big Data and Analytics among other technologies all this wrapped in a secure infrastructure.


Topics to be covered

This year's Fintech summit will cover the following areas

Cloud Computing

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Edge Computing


Robotic Process Automation (RPA)



Payments and Remittances

Lending and Microlending

Digital Banking


Target Audience

The annual Fintech Summit targets a wide range of people and institutions in the Fintech space and offers an opportunity to meet key market players.

Heads of Compliance

Heads of Risk

Chief Information Officers

Chief Digital Offiers

Chief Financial Officers

Heads of Investment

Investment Bankers

Heads of Fintech

IT Infrastructure Managers

Chief Information Security Officers

Governance, Risk and Compliance Managers

Payment Systems Managers

Digital Banking Managers

Delivery Channel Managers

Chief Risk Officers



Harry Hare

Co-Founder and Chairman, dx5

Dennis Volemi

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Diamond Trust Bank

Valentine Wambui

Manager - Fintech and Startups, KCB Bank Group

Sandeep Chagger

Group COO, Peach Payments

Seun Owoeye

Senior Vice President, Domestic Payments Network (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), Citi



  • Day 01

    June 22, 2023

  • Day 02

    June 23, 2023

07:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Are Banks Ready for Digital Transformation?

09:30 AM - 09:40 AM

Opening Remarks

Harry Hare

Co-Founder and Chairman, dx5

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Banking in the Cloud: How Digital Transformation is Changing the Game

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Big Data, Big Insights: How Analytics is Revolutionizing Digital Banking

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Open Banking: Is the Future API-Driven?

Are APIs the key to unlocking the Future of Banking? This panel discussion will delve into the exciting potential of open banking, which allows third-party providers to access financial information from banks through APIs. We'll examine how this API-driven model can help banks and other financial services innovate and provide more customer-centric services, and explore the opportunities and challenges of this new frontier in banking. With the potential to create new business models and revenue streams, we'll discuss whether APIs are the key to unlocking the future of banking as we know it.

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Blockchain Brilliance: Smart Contracts and Distributed Ledgers are the Future of Banking

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

AI-Powered Lending: The Smart Way to Access Credit in the Digital Age

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Collaboration is the New Competition: Strategic Partnerships in Digital Banking

Collaboration over competition! This panel will discuss the shift towards strategic partnerships in the digital banking industry, where banks and fintech companies work together to provide innovative and customer-centric solutions. Exploring how these collaborations are changing the landscape of banking and discuss the benefits and challenges of this new approach to competition. By putting aside traditional rivalries and joining forces, we'll see how strategic partnerships can lead to a more dynamic and responsive banking ecosystem that benefits customers and stakeholders alike.

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Banking as a Service: Opportunity for African Banks?

12:50 PM - 01:00 PM

Hybrid Cloud: The Best of Both Worlds for Digital Banking

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM

Lunch Break

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

The Internet of Banking: How IoT is Transforming the Financial Sector

02:25 PM - 02:40 PM

Edge Computing: Bringing Banking to the Edge of the Network

02:40 PM - 03:10 PM

Is 5G and IoT in BFSI a Match Made in Heaven?

Is 5G and IoT the perfect pair for banking and financial services?" This panel will explore the potential of the marriage between 5G and IoT technologies in the banking and financial services industry. Examine the benefits of this powerful duo, including faster and more secure transactions, real-time data analytics, and personalized customer experiences. We'll also discuss the challenges and considerations involved in implementing these emerging technologies, such as data privacy and security concerns.

03:10 PM - 03:25 PM

Extended Reality: Exploring the Potential of XR in Banking

03:25 PM - 03:40 PM

The Future of Payments: Innovations and Trends in Digital Banking

03:40 PM - 04:10 PM

Wearable Banking: Is This the Next Wave of Mobile Banking Innovation

Is wearable Banking the future of mobile banking? This panel explores the potential of wearable devices as the next wave of mobile banking innovation. Examining how wearable banking technology can provide customers with easy access to banking services on-the-go, without the need for a smartphone or computer. The panel will also discuss the opportunities and challenges of implementing wearable banking technology, such as ensuring security and privacy of personal financial information.

04:10 PM - 05:00 PM

Networking Session

09:15 AM - 09:20 AM

Opening Remarks

Harry Hare

Co-Founder and Chairman, dx5

09:20 AM - 09:40 AM

The AI Advantage: How AI is Empowering Banks to Deliver Better Service

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Securing the Digital Bank

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fragmentation and Interoperability: Peer-To-Peer as the Future of Payments

A Glimpse into the Future of Money. This panel will explore the future of money through the lens of digital currency and central bank digital currency (CBDC). The panelists will examine how digital currencies are changing the landscape of traditional banking and financial services and discuss the potential benefits and challenges of a CBDC system. From increased transaction speed and convenience to potential risks such as cyberattacks and financial instability, we'll explore the implications of this emerging technology for the future of money.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Decentralized Finance: The New Frontier of Banking and Investment

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The Future is Contactless: The Rise of Mobile Point-of-Sale (POS) Payments

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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. As online transactions increase so is the increase in velocity of fraudulent transactions. Can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) help FSIs to deal with this enormous challenge? Increase the speed of accurate detection and even predict future fraudulent transactions?

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Data Privacy: Ensuring Compliance with Data Protection Regulations

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

Zero Trust and DevSecOps: Integrating Security into the Development Process

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Implementing Zero Trust: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Unlocking the secrets to a secure digital world! This panel discussion will explore the world of Zero Trust Security and discover the best practices and lessons learned from industry leaders. From identity and access management to network segmentation, we'll delve into the key components of a Zero Trust Architecture and explore how you can implement this game-changing approach to cybersecurity in your organization.

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Lunch Break

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Fintech Pitches/Product Demos

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Networking and One-on-one Meetings



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Where & When

Mövenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi (also happening virtually)
June 22 - 23, 2023

Contact Person Details

Janice Biata
+254 703 416768