The stage has been set for one of Africa’s biggest Financial Technology events, the Africa Fintech Summit 2022. Big players in the African have been warming up to this event because of the personalities it will attract, the topics of discussion, and most importantly the speakers at the Summit.
The Africa Fintech Summit also boasts an array of experienced panelists who have been influential in the fintech space for a while. These includes the likes of Ali Hussein the Chairman at Association of Fintechs in Kenya, Kevin Mutiso the Chairman of the Digital Lenders Association, Kamal Budhabatti the CEO at Little, Mbugua Njihia the Head of Business at Sure Corporation among others.
The panels will be exciting and entertaining as these different players in the market come together to share their varied opinions on matters fintech. On top of that, there will be interesting and informative speeches from an experienced list of speakers.
Here we look at a few of these speakers and why you cannot afford to miss the Africa Fintech Summit 2022 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Upperhill.
The top of the cream for the speaker list is the Permanent Secretary (PS) of Innovation at the Kenyan Ministry of ICT, Jerome Ochieng’. The PS will share his perspective, and that of the Ministry, to the future of banking in an era of fintech disruption.
Until his appointment at the Ministry, Jerome 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
If you have seen our May issue of the CIO Africa magazine, and read the feature story, then you are aware that Lanre is the virtuoso of facilitating the integration of the virtual world into the physical world. The master digital strategist will be speaking about driving the future of banking through open banking.
Lanre, apart from being a brilliant orator, is a highly experienced senior technology and banking Operations leader with proven results in driving transformation, digitizing operations for efficiency and seamless customer experience, creating business value from solutions that impact the bottom line, a trans-formative and visionary business leader with a proven track record of helping companies leverage technology to drive real business value.
Dr Segun Aina
A fintech summit wouldn’t be complete without a talk about the general fintech landscape in Africa. This is where the global professional banking leader, Dr Segun Aina, comes in. Dr Aina is an internationally rated fintech ecosystem builder and thought leader with a disruptive & enabling tech innovation mindset. He is also a respected Futurist and Chartered Arbitrator.
Dr Aina is the chairman, Global Banking Education Standards Board, comprising professional banking institutes and related institutions in 36 countries.
Lorna is the Regional Director for Sub Saharan Africa at VMware and will be talking about the considerations for a payment modernization strategy. She aligns herself to organisations that embrace change and lead through innovation.
In the fintech space, payment modernization is a big topic and who else to talk about it other than VMware’s Lorna. She is a hands-on leader who works with sales, channel, marketing, professional services, and systems engineering teams to unpack the value multi-cloud services for all apps.
Kennedy’s talk at the dx5 Fintech Summit will be on how we can rewire the Bank DNA. Kennedy, who is a partner at SC Ventures, has banking and management experience from various countries.
SC Ventures is Standard Chartered Bank’s Venture Capital arm, investing in FinTech companies in growing markets around the world.
Russell is among the speakers that will speak on Day 2 of the Africa Fintech Summit and will bring his experience in the market as he talks about securing the digital bank. He is the Chief Information Security Officer at Apex Fintech Solutions.
He is an accomplished leader with over 20 years’ experience in Information security, risk & compliance and offering expertise to various industry sectors such as Retail, Telecommunication, Insurance, Government and Financial.
The Executive Director at EMTECH is also a Day 2 speaker who will speak on supervising fintechs and potential benefits of regtech and suptech. Tunji will speak on regulation and supervision of the fast-growing fintech space in Africa.
Tunji considers himself to be a result-oriented business leader with a wealth of cognate experience in Digital Transformation that redefines customer experience and drives business value for leading organisations in the financial services and Telecoms Industries.
Bob is a Data Analytics & AI Leader at IBM for the East and West African region. He is a thought leader in the data analytics and AI space which is why he will speak on how to monetize your data and scale the AI ladder.
This Fintech couldn’t be complete without someone who can talk about the currently trending and controversial cryptocurrency sector. At the Summit, Bob Seeman will unbundle bitcoin, in his keynote speech titled ‘Coinmen: Unbundling Bitcoin’. Bob is the Managing Partner at CyberCurb.
He is the author of the book “The Coinmen”, the most comprehensive critique of bitcoin, and speaks at investor, cybersecurity, money-laundering, regulatory and law-enforcement conferences throughout the world. Bob is a Senior Advisor at Endeavor which identifies and industrializes game changing technology for the US Government.
With this line up (and more speakers and panels), the Africa Fintech Summit 2022 is the place to be if you are a player in the fintech sector. You can also find out about more speakers and panels here.