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10:10 - 12:05

Workshop: Fintech 1-0-1

This course will exercise your digital fitness as you decode the term Fintech and understand how its application into the financial sector. Review the Fintech system, recognise current trends and identify key technologies driving improvement and frameworks for adaptation. 

12:10 - 13:25

Networking break 

13:30 - 14:15

The fintech evolution & the future of Fintech  

This session brings together leading traditional financial services and Fintechs to discuss the Fintech landscape and current trends within the industry. Appreciate what is driving innovation within banking and challenges needing to be overcome to take Fintech to the next level. 

14:20 - 14:45

Akoin: Africa's new economy

Akon is a Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist turned philanthropist and now a recognised cryptocurrency founder. Join this session to understand how his philanthropic work in Africa transformed into an exciting economic endeavor. 

14:50 - 15:15

Responsible use of AI to recognise customers and successfully increase sales

Recognise techniques and technologies to enable ethical, transparent and accountable use of AI technology within the financial sector whilst providing immense value to customers. 

15:20 - 15:45

Networking break

15:50 - 16:15

How the world’s first global bank is leveraging a unique data-driven decision-making platform and enhancing customer experience 

As Emirates NBD’s 1 billion AED digital transformation continues, this bank has partnered with the market leader in enterprise to deliver customer intelligence across all market segments. Hear how this partnership is driving growth, optimising risk control, automating business process and improving business outcomes. 

16:20 - 16:55

Forging growth in fintech: Steps to scale up start-ups

Addressing the Fintech dilemma: When to scale up your business? Experts driving the field will explore the how, when, why and who of enabling successful transition into Fintech enterprise. 


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10:10 - 11:05

Workshop: Fostering a culture of innovation in Fintech 

Rapid digitisation and the emergence of disruptive start-ups means that corporate organisations must provide innovative solutions to keep up and meet consumer expectations. This session will provide insight on how traditional corporations can be disruptive despite not being a start-up. 

11:10 - 12:05

Workshop: Fintech Security

Identify risks, security and privacy threats for Fintech applications and services, and recognise the latest best practice to overcome these challenges. 

12:10 - 13:25

Networking break 

13:30 - 13:55

Using credit to cut carbon emissions and creating sustainable change with a new form of loyalty 

With a focus on delivering a more sustainable future, hear from the leader of the world’s first credit card that allows users to track their carbon impact. This session will share insight into how thought leaders and brands can connect consumer behavior to technology to create sustainable change whilst also forming brand loyalty. 

14:00 - 14:25

Combatting cyber security challenges that come with innovation

Businesses are increasingly relying on technology to drive growth and enable efficiency. However, with technology driven innovation comes great risk. How can the financial services system maintain security, trust and evade sophisticated cyber-attacks?

14:30 - 14:55

Started from the bottom & now we are here! The path from a start-up to one of the UK’s fastest growing banks

Starling is the fastest-growing SME bank in Europe and now holds a more than 3% share of the UK's SME banking market. Hear from the banks leader how they paved their way to profitability and how the service plans to continue developing in the future.  

15:00 - 15:25

A Smart Nation needs a Smart Financial Centre: The role of innovation and FinTech in Singapore’s strive to be Smart  

The financial sector is an integral part of Singapore's ambition to be a smart nation. Find out how MAS is creating a Smart Financial Centre through FinTech and innovation.

15:30 - 15:55

Networking break 

16:00 - 16:45

The future of payment: Cashless society, crypto and the evolution of e-commerce 

As the world moves towards cashless, alternative payments are in combat to win the crown of commerce. In this conversation these experts will review what is the future of ecommerce and how cryptocurrency can be adapted for real world applications. 


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10:10 - 11:35

Workshop: The future of AI in finance 

Understand the latest developments of AI in Finance, explore how they can be leveraged in the region and globally and learn what it takes to lead the transition towards an AI-powered financial industry. 

11:40 - 12:05

Creating true belonging and inclusivity in Finance 

Recognise how to embed inclusion within your Financial organisation, identify what true inclusion means and understand strategy to create inclusive working practices. 

12:10 - 13:25

Networking break 

13:30 - 13:55

Opportunities and challenges for RegTech & SupTech in Fintech 

Financial institutions lose immense amounts of money in fines relative to failures in compliance. In this session explore how compliance is an advantage and recognise the most innovative developments that are enabling FinTech’s to ensure adherence through streamlining compliance process. 

14:00 - 14:35

A friendly Fintech ecosystem?: Moving away from competition to collaboration

The new digital economy has seen a rise of FinTech start-ups and as age-old financial services innovate and adapt to emulate digital natives, competition between challenger FinTech’s and legacy financial institutions has also arisen. This session will consider whether this competition give way to collaboration? And if yes, what are the frameworks of success between such partnerships? Join to explore how FinTech partnerships with banks could shape the future of finance. 

14:40 - 14:55

Fighting financial crime and creating digital trust & safety with machine learning 

Fraudsters’ techniques are growing increasingly technologically advanced meaning online businesses are facing an increasingly sophisticated enemy that attacks, responds, and changes tactics extremely quickly. Find out how decision intelligence and machine learning play an important role in companies staying ahead. 

15:00 - 15:25

Networking break 

15:30 - 15:55

AI powering ‘II’: Intelligent Investment 

Is it time for VCs and investors to move away from relying on ‘gut feelings’ when looking for growth? Exploring opportunities and challenges surrounding data-driven decision making for gaining a competitive edge and reviewing how AI and investors can work hand in hand to result in a definitive win. 

16:00 - 16:15

The 4IR, disruptive technologies and Islamic banking

Islamic Finance continues to evolve within a rapidly changing financial ecosystem. With Shari’ah compliance and governance remaining a core fundamental element enacted to the industry, how are stakeholders adapting in the era of disruption through innovative solutions? Hear directly from the leader of the Most Innovative Islamic Bank. 

16:20 - 16:45

The making of a unicorn: The journey of building a billion-dollar business 

We have gathered together the founders of trailblazing Fintech Unicorns to share insight in what it takes to become the owner of a start up valuing at over a billion and the secrets to scaling up so successfully. 


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