11th May 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|8:00 - 9:00||Registration & Networking|
|9:00 - 9:15||Welcome Note|
|9:15 - 9:30||Keynote Address|
|09:30 - 10:15||Panel 1: OPEN BANKING & APIs: Can technology continue to provide positive impacts for banking and finance?
Open banking and the Open API’s connecting with authorised third parties, and the data they generate are the current, or soon to be accepted norm across the regional banking scene. How can technology businesses continue to give banks and financialinstitutions a competitive edge in this multidimensional environment? How can they also achieve this while keeping systems secure, safe and within existing regulatory boundaries?
|10:15 - 10:30||Presentation|
|10:30 - 11:15||Panel 2: ENGAGEMENT BANKING: How technology will build more productive and enduring bonds between banks and customers
The relationship between banks and their customers at all levels are rapidly changing. For banks to get the best out of their client bases, understanding individual needs will be the key to the performance and profitability of banks at a time where legacy revenue streams, such as payments, are dwindling. What are the current trends in engagement banking and how do technology providers help to make better relationships and business happen?
|11:15 - 11:45||Coffee Break|
|11:45 - 12:00||Presentation|
|12:00 - 12:45||Panel 3: COMPETITORS, VENDORS & PARTNERS: The line continues to blur
With another year of accelerating digitalisation and further application of fintech behind us, the once clear definitions between competitors, vendors and partners across the banking and finance landscape continue to dissolve, evolving new businessmodels, new dynamics and relationships. The session will debate the actions and preparedness of financial institutions, examine their attitude toward the newly forming realities and assess how to best leverage the changing market environment.
|12:45 - 1:30||
Panel 4: THE FUTURE FOR CLOUD IN PAYMENTS AND DATA
The utility and advantages over on-premises systems brought by the cloud to the increasingly digitalised banking and financial services sector are well established. The opportunities it brings for the realisation of useful insights from data, plus the speed and agility it brings to payments are increasingly obvious. What does the future of the cloud look like in data and payments? How can it add distinct benefits to both customers and to banks, and what potential does it have to usefully expand into other parts of the sector?
|1:30 - 2:30||LUNCH|
|2:30 - 3:15||Panel 5: MAKING THE BEST OF THE CHANGING PAYMENTS LANDSCAPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
The regional and international payments landscape is undergoing epochal change. When this debate is in session, the UAE Instant Payments Platform (IPP) will have newly launched, as will have ISO 20022, bringing the standardisation of crossborderpayments. Technology has been key to the availability of the now wide range of payment choices available. How now cantechnology help financial institutions defend margins and observe regulatory requirements while also providing alluring payment services in an increasingly competitive market where powerful new payments providers are joining the fray?
|3:15 - 4:00||Panel 6: HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY PROVIDE AN EDGE IN BANKING?
Digital retail banking is effectively the norm, having consigned old-form banking practices to history. The way to distinguish your retail bank and hone and edge in the market leans on innovation backed by technology and partnerships with fintechs. Butbeyond the retail sector, how will technology take a bigger role in commercial and wholesale banking? This session will focus on how technology can continue to improve competitiveness, yield better results to retail banks and provide similar advantages to the broader financial landscape?
|4:00 - 4:30||Coffee Break|
|4:30 - 4:45||Presentation|
|4:45 - 5:30||Panel 7: WHAT IS COMING & HOW WILL BANKING TECHNOLOGY LOOK AT THE END OF THE DECADE?
In this, the final session of the day, the panel will assess what was heard and concluded during the preceding debates. Here we speculate how the application and routine use of banking technology will take shape in the approach to the next decade and in-turn, what the regional and international financial sector will look like, and how it will operate for both retail customers and corporate clients.
|5:30 - 5:35||Closing Remarks / End of Summit|
|6:00 - 7:00||Awards Registration|
|7:00 - 8:00||Awards Ceremony|