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Sustainable Finance – Inclusive & Green
MONDAY 15 JULY MORNING SESSION

REGISTRATION

8:30am

REGISTRATION OPENS

OPENING

9:00am

OPENING ACTS

African Cultural Performance by Sarakasi Dancers

Asian Cultural Performance by Bollywood Star Krishna Beuraa Brought to you by Association of Banks in Singapore, SingEx Holdings and MatchMove

KEYNOTE SPEECH

9:15am

SETTING THE STAGE: The Story of FinTech in the Savannah

Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Chief Financial Services Officer, Safaricom 

KEYNOTE SPEECH

9:35am

FinTech, An Asia Perspective

Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Office, Ping An Group, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Global Voyager Fund

LEADER'S DIALOGUE

9:55am

FINTECH AND THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Presented by the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on the Digital Financing of the SDGs

Moderator: Tillman Bruett, Director, Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s Task Force on the Digital Financing of the SDGs

H.E. Ms. Aurélie Adam-Soule Zoumarou, Minister of Digital Economy and Communication,Benin

Laurence Latimer, Head of Ventures, IEX Group

Natalie Jabangwe, CEO, EcoCash

Pooma Kimis, Managing Director, OMFIF

LEADER'S DIALOGUE

10:45am

AFRICA HARD TALK

Moderator: Joy Doreen Biira, Correspondent - DW Business Africa

Emeke Iweriebor, CEO, UBA East and Southern Africa

Samuel Makome - Kenya Commercial Bank Group ChiefOperating Officer

Wane Ng’ambi, Chief Digital & Banking Officer, Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO)

LEADER'S DIALOGUE

11:35am

FINTECH OPENING FIRESIDE CHAT (15 MIN)

Lesly Goh, World Bank Senior Technology Advisor and Fellow at Cambridge Center for Alternate Finance (CCAF), Judge Business School

Miguel A. Soriano, Digital Finance Specialist, IFC Lighting Global Group

FINTECH HARD TALK

Moderator: Lesly Goh, World Bank Senior Technology Advisor and Fellow at Cambridge Center for Alternate Finance (CCAF), Judge Business School

Gabi G. Afram, Lead Financial Sector Economist

Gituku Kirika, Director Digital Payments, Sub Saharan Africa, MasterCard

Oskar Mielczarek, Managing Partner, Rakuten Capital and Executive Officer, Rakuten Inc.

Shailesh Naik, CEO, MatchMove

BREAK

12:25pm

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

TECHNOLOGY FOR TOMORROW

Explores how technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud have impacted the financial services sector

monday 15 july afternoon session
1:00PM - 1:50PM

AI IN THE DIGITAL RENAISSANCE - IMPACT ON FINANCE AND BEYOND

Moderator: Juliana Rotich, Consultant, Novato Africa

Dr David Hardoon,Chief Data Officer, MAS

Jacques Ludik, Founder & President of the Machine IntelligenceInstitute of Africa (MIIA) and Group CEO, Cortex Group

Paul Cobban, Chief Data and Transformation Officer, DBS Bank

Somet Kipchilat, Partner Development Manager within Microsoft`s Africa Initiatives (Microsoft 4Afrika)

2:00PM - 2:50PM

The Cyber security Challenges in a Mobile-First Economy

Moderated by: Dr. Katherine Getao, CEO,ICT Authority

Dr. Bright Mawudor, Head of Cyber Security Services Kenya, Internet Solutions Kenya Ltd.

Ketan Kapadia, Co-Founder & CEO, BlokSec Technologies Inc. Canada

Pierre Kwaku, Director, Nosmay Enterprise Solutions

Nizar Tundai, Head of Information Technology, Diamond Trust Bank

3:00PM - 3:50PM

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL BANKING: DATA-SHARING ECOSYSTEMS AND OPEN BANKING

Moderated by: Chidi Okpala, CEO, Asante Financial Services

Leandro Gimeno,Head of Global Sales, Strands

Mikhail Velichko,Director-General, AccèsBanque Madagascar

Umang Moondra, MD APAC, Fidor

Eric Muriuki,  GM New Business Ventures, Commercial Bank of Africa

4:00PM - 4:50PM

BLOCKCHAIN IN AFRICA - OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND REGULATORY ASSESSMENT IN AFRICA

Moderator: Peter Munnings, Chief Operating Officer, Adhara

Ashlin Perumall ,Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie, South Africa

Bejoy Das Gupta, Chief Economist, eCurrency

Stanley Yong, Chief Technology Officer, IBM

Timothy Oriedo, Founder Data Scientist, Predictive Analytics Lab and Coach, Strathmore

SOCIAL IMPACT

Looks at topics impacting the well-being of society equitable distribution of wealth through climate change, financial literacy and democratising SME growth

1:00PM - 1:50PM

FinTech and Financial Inclusion

Greta Bull, CEO, CGAP (Opening: 10 min)

Public Private Partnerships through a Financial Inclusion Lens

(Panel Discussion: 40 min)

Moderator: Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Agnes Gathaiya, CEO, Integrated Payments Services Limited (IPSL)

Gautam Bhardwaj, Co-Founder and Director, pinBox Solutions

Greta Bull, CEO, CGAP

They have: Wayne Hennessy-Barrett, CEO, 4g Capital Services Limited.

2:00PM - 2:50PM

INVESTEC COMPANIES EXPECTATIONS: A REALITY CHECK

Moderator: Udayan Goyal, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, APIS Partners

Alex Manson, Global Head forStandard Chartered Ventures

Kevin E. Pereira,MD, Vickers Venture Partners

Dr. Aloy Chife,Chairman, Saana Ventures LLC.

James Mworia, CEO,Centum

3:00PM - 3:50PM

IMPACT INVESTING: DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

Moderated by: Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Finance Forum, IFC

Geoffrey Odundo, CEO, Nairobi Securities Exchange

Manuel Moses,Country Manager for East Africa, IFC

Monica Brand Engel, Co-founding Partner, Quona Capital

Susan Tirop, Senior Investment Manager, Bamboo Capital

4:00PM - 4:50PM

The Role of Technology and its Relevance in Transforming Agriculture Insurance

Moderator: Ayandev Saha, General Manager, K M Dastur & Company

Ashok Shah, Group Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Apollo Investments / APA Insurance

Kristian Mangold, Public Sector Business Developer, AXA

Mark Rueegg,Founder and CEO, CelsiusPro

spirit of innovation

Discussed how innovation is enabling leapfrogging of emerging markets in Africa and Asia, through the evolution of mobile financial services, InsurTech and Digital Pension.

1:00PM - 1:50PM

AFRICA-ASIA FINTECH OPPORTUNITIES IN MOBILE PAYMENTS

Moderated by: Buhle Goslar, CEO Africa, JUMO

Jeremy Tan, Founder & CEO, Liquid Group

Sandra Yao, SVP Africa, Thunes

Sharon Kinyanjui, Head of East & Central Africa, WorldRemit

WilfredMusau, MD/CEO, National Bank of Kenya

2:00PM - 2:50PM

Towards a Replicable Digital Micro- pension Inclusion Model for Africa and Asia

Moderated by: Dr. Amlan Roy, Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Macro Policy Research Division, State Street Global Advisors

Eric Rwigamba, Director General, Financial Sector Development, Ministry of Finance, Government of Rwanda

Nzomo Mutuku, CEO, Retirement Benefits Authority

Parul Seth Khanna, Director and co- founder, pinBox Solutions Pte. Ltd.

Robin Newnham, Head, Policy Analysis, Alliance for Financial Inclusion

Dr. Shashank Saxena, Senior Economic Advisor, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

3:00PM - 3:50PM

RETHINKING HEALTH INSURANCE SYSTEMS: AN AFRICA AND ASIA PERSPECTIVE

Moderator: Lemmy Manje, CEO & Founder, Head Financial Services Supply, FinProbity Solutions and Financial Sector Deepening Zambia

Anil Swarup, Former Secretary, Government of India

Anton Fatti, Chief Digital Officer, Discovery

Mariam Musah, Senior Manager, Research, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Ghana

Sheila Gatu, Team Leader – General/Medical Actuarial, Zamara Actuaries, Administrators &Consultants Limited

4:00PM - 4:50PM

Transforming Africa through Mobile Financial Services

Moderator: Divine Muragijimana, Chief of Brand, Cellulant

Benjamin Fernandes, Founder & CEO, NALA

Johnson Ondicho, Head of Business Development, KCB DFS

Olugbenga Agboola, Co-Founder & CEO, Flutterwave

Patrick Nsenga, CEO, AC Group

monday 15 july Closing Plenary Session

Presentation

5:00pm

Inauguration Ceremony Presentation

FIRESIDE CHAT

5:10Pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Moderator: Yvonne Okwara, Journalist

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Cabinet Minister, Singapore, Chairman of MAS

Signing of  Agreement

5:40Pm

Signing of MoU between Monetary Authority of Singapore and Central Bankof Kenya

KEYNOTE SPEECH

5:45PM

Remarks on Africa and Asia coming together on FinTech opportunities

His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H.,President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defence Forces

Closing

6:35PM

Networking Drinks by Singapore FinTechFestival

Remarks by Dr. Patrick Njoroge, CBK and Ravi Menon, MAS

Short Video on Singapore Fintech Festival

Closing remarks by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS

Co-Hosted by Baker McKenzie

TUESDAY 16 july Plenary Session

OPENING

9:00AM

Advantage: Africa

A provocative look at the opportunity beforeAfrica and how best to ensure that its bounty is fully realized for all

Chris Colbert, CEO, One Eighty Global Innovation

FIRESIDE CHAT

9:20AM

CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA AND MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Moderator: Maurice Mugisha, Deputy MD, Uganda BroadcastingCorporation

Dr. Patrick Njoroge, Governor, Central Bank ofKenya

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, MonetaryAuthority of Singapore

LEADER'S DIALOGUE

10:10AM

SME HARD TALK

Moderator: Matthew Gamser, CEO, SME Finance Forum, IFC

Arnold Ekpe, Chairman, Baobab Group, Paris

Barinaada Bema Alexanders, Principal Founder, Barinaada Legal

Marvin Cole, CEO, Ovamba

Reuben Lai, Senior and Head, Grab Financial Group

Sameer Vakil, Co-Founder & CEO, DigiVation andGlobalLinker

FIRESIDE CHAT

11:00AM

Big Tech Chat with Monetary Authority of Singapore and Central Bank of Kenya - Digital Infrastructure for the Future: Identity, Data and eKYC

Moderator: Himanshu Nagpal, Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates

Sheila M’Mbijjewe, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Kenya Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS

LEADER'S DIALOGUE

11:00AM

REGULATORS' HARD TALK

Moderator: Kennedy Komba, Director, Strategy and Financial Inclusion Policy, Alliance for Financial Inclusion

Benno Ndulu, Governor Emeritus; Professor, University of Dar es Salaam and Visiting Professor, University of Oxford

Godfrey Kiptum - Chief Executive Officer/Commissioner of Insurance, IRA

Karamuka Bagirishya John, Director Payments Services, National Bank of Rwanda

Paul Muthaura, Chief Executive Officer Capital Markets Authority

LEADER'S DIALOGUE

12:20PM

ACADEMICS' HARD TALK

Moderator: Kanwaljit Singh, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Arunma Oteh, Academic Scholar, University of Oxford

Professor David Lee, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Professor Njuguna S. Ndungu, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium

Tamara Cook, Chief Executive Officer, FSD Kenya

Professor Victor Murinde, AXA Professor of Global Finance and Director, Centre for Global Finance, SOAS University of London

TECHNOLOGY FOR TOMORROW

Explores how technologies such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud have impacted the financial services sector

afternoon break out sessions
1:00pM

AI Workshop: Insights from Asia

Co-hosted by MAS and DBS

Presented by Paul Cobban, Chief Data and Transformation Officer, DBS Bank

Attendees: Central Bank participants (invite-only)

Format:
Conducted by one of the leading banks in Asia, the AI workshop will cover practical learnings from the industry through AI use cases, demos of technique sand discussion of key issues surrounding AI, which central bankers from acrossAfrica can learn from.

The Future of Banking: FinTech as a vendor

Presented by Patrick Boyd, Standard Chartered/ SC Ventures

Alex Manson, Global Head SC Ventures

Dr Bitange Ndemo,Influencer/NED Board Member Google/Safaricom

Edward Ndichu, CEO Opera

Collins Muriuki, CEO-Founder Terrasoftworks

Jack Rumble, Head of Research Baobab Networks

Kennedy Mubita, Africa SC Ventures

Attendees: Open to all event participants

Format:
30 start-ups as audience, high level panel of fintech business leaders and eco-system experts dialogue and give insights into the future of banking based on their experiences.

Notes will be taken on post-it pads; refer to video https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/uBEma1Qes2qyMzcJnhYYUfQK for a visual on proposed approach

Topic:
The Future of Banking - how can we create more fruitful partnerships between banks and fintech start-ups. To make the workshop more interactive and to better engage our targeted audience of fintech start-ups, we intend to leverage on Design Thinking approach to capture experiences of start-ups working with banks and discuss solutions to the problems they faced.

Objective:
Gain insight into FinTech start-up challenges as a vendor to banks by leveraging partnerships through design thinking

Unlocking the Value of Digital Lending through Credit Information Sharing

Moderator Jared Getenga, CIS Kenya

Safaricom - Panelist

BillyOwino - Chief Executive Officer, TransUnion CRB

Sam Omukoko - GroupCEO, Metropol CRB

Nancy Kinyanjui - Head, Products and Analytics, CreditInfo CRB

Robert Masinde - Chairman, Digital Lenders Association

Attendees: Open to all event participants

Format of presentation:
Presentation with Q&A or Fireside chat or Short opening remarks on context followed by panel comments and open discussion

Topic:
Panelists will articulate the real causes and extent of the challenges, practical solutions that can be derived from credit bureau solutions.

2:00pM

The Regulation of Legal Technology in Africa

Presented by Baker McKenzie

Wildudu Plessis, Partner, Johannesburg

Janet MacKenzie, Partner, Johannesburg

Darryl Bernstein, Partner, Johannesburg

Ashlin Perumall, Senior Associate, Johannesburg

Format:
CaseStudy Presentation and ‘Fireside Chat’ with Q&A

Topic:
Africa is where the world's major digital platforms are looking to source their next billion users. Consumers in the African market are adopting new technologies at an unprecedented pace, spurring on new forms of businesses and sources of revenue. However, the regulation of technology and businesses based on these technologies in Africa is diverse, with varying degrees of compliance requirements. This creates an uncertain legal environment for early adopters, investors, developers and acquisitions and adds a layer of complexity to be managed. This talk aims to look at these legal trends at a macro level, so that the driving forces behind them and their impact on tech deals in Africa can be understood.

Digitalisation of Trade Finance Workshop

Presented by CCR Manager

Attendees:
Open to all event participants

Format:
Workshop- 45 min presentation, 15 min Q&A

Topic:
Africa is where the world's major digital platforms are looking to source their next billion users. Consumers in theAfrican market are adopting new technologies at an unprecedented pace, spurring on new forms of businesses and sources of revenue. However, the regulation of technology and businesses based on these technologies in Africa is diverse, with varying degrees of compliance requirements. This creates an uncertain legal environment for early adopters, investors, developers and acquisitions and adds a layer of complexity to be managed. This talk aims to look at these legal trends at a macro level, so that the driving forces behind them and their impact on tech deals in Africa can be understood.

3:00pM

Managing Risk in the Age of Digital Disruption

Moderator: Joseph Githaiga, Associate Director & Head of RegulatoryCompliance & Advisory, PwC

Dr Nancy Onyango - Director, Internal Audit, IMF

Alex Muriuki - Associate Director, Technology Advisory, PwC

Catherine Kariuki - Partner, Telecommunications, Media & Technology.TripleOKLaw Advocates

Nanjira Sambuli - Senior Policy Adviser,World Wide Web Foundation 

Attendees:
Open to all event participants

Format:
Short opening remarks followed by panel discussion and Q&A 

Topic:
Various -Technology risk as a governance issue for financial institutions;Managing risk through technology in the financial services sector;Key legal and regulatory issues impacting the fintech industry;Creating a fair and effective national digital policy.

Empowering Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry

Presented by Microsoft

Attendees:
Open to all event participants

Topic:
The economic challenges of the last few years have hit Industry particularly hard, with many institutions having to do more with less. This calls for innovative, cost-effective solutions that enable collaboration, deep reporting capabilities and secure access - all while reducing costs. Microsoft provides the financial services sector with the power and to improve collaboration, computation and data-intensive processing. You will be able to meet and hear from our team of experts as well as discuss your specific business needs with the right people.

The session will cover:
- DigitalTransformation in Banking
- Business Intelligence in Action Refining customer engagement in the digital age
- Technology Policies
- Risk Management Outsourcing compliance
- MyDigital Transformation Journey (customer story)
- Q&Asession with speakers

Digital Currencies in the African Context: Benefits and Challenges

Presented by Anca Bogdana Rusu, Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, Celo


Join Celo for a workshop analysing the potential - and challenges - presented by digital currencies in the context of Africa. The workshop will begin with a presentation from Anca Bogdana Rusu, Partnership and Policy Head for Celo on digital currencies and the use cases the company is working on around the world, exploring different aspects of digital currencies. The presentation will be followed by Q&A.

Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone, with the mission to build a monetary system that creates the conditions of prosperity for all.

SOCIAL IMPACT

Looks at topics impacting the well-being of society equitable distribution of wealth through climate change, financial literacy and democratising SME growth

2:00PM

Ingredients for achieving Voluntary microPension Coverage and Persistency at Scale

Moderator: Gautam Bhardwaj, Director and Co-Founder, pinBox Solutions

Dr Shem Ouma, Retirement Benefits Authority 

Sundeep Raichura,Zamara

Raxit Soni, Prudential Life Assurance, Kenya

George Mwangi, Equity Bank

Victor Malu, FSD Kenya

Format:
Short opening remarks on context followed by panel comments and open discussion

Topic:
Strategies for achieving mass-market adoption of digital micro-pensions by non-salaried workers in Africa: Role for innovative retirement literacy, behavioural interventions, and bundling insurance and emergency credit with micro-pensions

3:00PM

Insurtech-A Game Changer For Inclusive Insurance

Moderator: Godfrey Kiptum, Chief Executive Officer, IRA

George Kuria- CEO, ACREAfrica

Dr Julius Kipng’etich -Group CEO, Jubilee Insurance

Adelaide Odhiambo - CEO, Bluewave Insurance

Kiereini Kirika -Regional Manager, MicroEnsure

Attendees:
Open to all event participants

Topic:
Many InsurTech innovations now in play have the potential to change the landscape of inclusive insurance provision in emerging markets. But this combination of new products, new customers, new partnerships and new distribution channels will inevitably raise legal and regulatory considerations.This session is intended to discuss how the insurance industry can harness the real power of InsurTech to close the protection gap, enable resilient risk management, enhance value to customers, increase efficiency, create new opportunities and improve people’s lives.

SPIRIT OF INNOVATION

Discusses how innovation is enabling leap frogging of emerging markets in Africa and Asia, through the evolution of mobile financial services, InsurTech and Digital Pension.

1:00PM - 3:00PM

API Exchange (APIX):An Innovation Lab on the Cloud for Financial Institutions & FinTechs

Presented by:
Navin Suri, CEO & Founder, Percipient Yeow Jia Qi, Assistant Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Attendees:
Open to all event participants by RSVP only

The API Exchange (APIX) is a global initiative spearheaded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group and the Monetary Authority ofSingapore (MAS), to support financial innovation and inclusion globally.

For Financial Institutions/Banks:
If you are a business lead, you will find out how your company can tap APIX to leapfrog your competitors in digital innovation cheaply and seamlessly;
If you are a technical lead, you will learn how to navigate the user-friendly APIX platform to browse FinTechs and their solutions, build prototypes and deploy new services cheaply and rapidly to the market.

For FinTechs:
Learn about how you can save on marketing and outreach costs by showcasing your company and solution(s) to a global audience of financial institutions across multiple jurisdictions including Kenya

Partnerships for tomorrow: Models for emerging fintech ecosystems

Presented by:
John Ngari, Country Head: JUMO Kenya

Peris Bosire, CEO & Co-Founder, FarmDrive

Alfie Pearce-Higgins, CFO, SafeBoda

Caine Wanjau, CTO, Twiga Foods

This workshop
 unpacks the essential components of
building and managing partnerships in the fintech ecosystem from companies driving successful partnerships on the continent. Discover a how-to guide for engaging and creating customer- centric fintech products, leveraging partners’ strengths and competitive advantage to create shared value for all participants
in an ecosystem.
Key takeaways from this workshop will center on how to drive collaboration and lessons from those who have partnered for growth and scale.
The workshop will be presented in two parts: an introduction to the partners hips model
by JUMO followed by a panel discussion that brings together players in the agritech, mobility and financial services.

Format:
- Why a partnership model (15min)
- The JUMO approach (15min)
- Lessons from the ecosystem: A conversation between JUMO and our partners (60 min)
- Q&A (30min)

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Launch of Afro-Asia  FinTech Hackathon

Powered by KPMG

KPMG presentation on the Hackathon process

Attendees:
Open to all fintechs

- What Afro-Asia FinTech Hackathon entails?
1.00pm – 1.45pm - Overview of Global FinTech Hackcelerator programme and the Africa track by KPMG.
1.45pm – 2.15pm - Overview on SDGs and their linkage to the Problem Statements by UNSDG.
2.15pm – 2.30pm - Launch of the Africa track of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator Programme.
2.30pm – 3.00pm - Networking for interested participants/ applicants with UNSDG, KPMG team + others from CBK, Safaricom, National Bank who will be involved in the Kenya Hackathon

2:00PM - 3:00PM

- Showcasing experience by selected finalists and participants from the Global FinTech Hackcelerator programmes.
- Official Launch of the Afro-Asia FinTech Hackathon

2:00PM

Open banking  - opening up financial ecosystems through API’s

Moderator: Ali Hussein, Principal, AHK & Associates.

Johnson Ondicho, KenyaCommercial, Kenya Commercial Bank

Abel Masai (Kocela)Munyutu Waigi (Mwaloni)

Format:
Fireside chat and open discussion

Topic:
The concept of open banking supposes that banks provide access to user financial data to players in other industries to: (i) foster a competitive environment between larger and smaller companies and (ii) improve customer experience. As users consent to share their personal financial data, banking institutions can distribute information via open application programming interfaces, or APIs for short, allowing third parties to leverage this data and create personalized services with a seamless user experience. The discussions will revolve around Pros and Cons of Opening banking; benefits derived from open banking; and he journey towards open banking in Africa and Kenya – future roadmap

3:00PM

Building a thriving ecosystem for Fintech

Presented by FSD Kenya

Moderator: Tamara Cook, Chief ExecutiveOfficer, FSD Kenya

‍AdedanaAshebir, Regional Manager, Africa at Village Capital

Esther Ndeti, Executive Director at East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA)

Dr. Gertrudes Tovela, Board Member, bank of Mozambique

Jessica Colaco, Chief Revenue Officer (VP of Growth and Success), Brave Venture Labs

Kenneth Mubita, Standard Chartered

Attendees:
Open to all event participants

Topic:
This session will discuss what is needed to move towards a thriving ecosystem for fintech across the content in terms of incubation and acceleration of entrepreneurs, barriers to investment for start-up and scaling of fintechs, getting the right talent, and policy environment.

Power Workshop: An all-inclusive cashless payments ecosystem for Africa

Presented by:
Mayank Sharma, CEO, Nearex

This interactive workshop is being conducted by Singapore based Nearex who have been working in Africa for many years with leading players such as Mastercard, Safaricom, Airtel, MTN, Orange and Econet.

The workshop will help participants identify the payment technology that offers the best ROI for their respective African market. It will cover Bankcards (EMV), QR Code, Mobile Money, NFC, Stored value cards for Transport /Campus / Aid and other cutting edge fintech offerings that could help Africa leap frog and lead the cashless payment revolution.

Format:
An interactive session where the audience will score the payment technology options that would suit the current usage and affordability landscape in their country (assuming it to be a country in Africa). The workshop would include all popular technologies that form the payment ecosystem of today and tomorrow, such asConventional Cards, NFC, QR Code, Face recognition, etc. It would also have questions on the Merchant segments and landscape. We will total the score at the end of the interactive session and ask an expert to analyze the response that has been received from the audience

Closing Plenary Session

Fireside Chat

4.15pm 

Closing Fireside Chat on Digital Economies (Smart Cities, Digital Identity, Pillars of Smart Economies)

Moderator:
Debarl Inea, Journalist, NTV

Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary, ICT