Agenda

Experience the FinTech Abu Dhabi summit with a two-day program of innovation, mentorship and guidance

22 October 2017 (Sunday) – Day 1

8:00 am – 8:50 am

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 9:10 am

Welcome Address By Richard Teng, CEO ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority

9:10 am – 9:40 am

Panel hosted by the Global Fintech Hubs Federation (GFHF): “Abu Dhabi’s Role in the Global FinTech Narrative”
(Hall 1)
Panellists

Sanjeev Mulay, CIO, FAB

Ian Dillon, Co-Founder, Now Money

Wai Lum Kwok, Capital Markets Executive Director, ADGM

 

Moderator

Misha Rao, Founder, Global FinTech Hubs Federation

9:40 am – 10:10 am

Workshop: “Business Use Cases in Distributed Ledger Technology – The Path to Production”
(Hall 1)

Clive Cooke, Managing Director, R3

10:10 am – 10:50 am

Coffee Break & Networking Session

10:50 am – 12:30 pm

Closed Door Session
(Hall 3)

Regional Regulators’ Roundtable: “Role of regulators in financial innovation

10:50 am – 11: 20 am

Fireside Chat: “Connectivity of the future – Open APIs and Distributed Ledger Technology
(Hall 1)

Yobie Benjamin, Co-Founder and CTO, Token

 

Moderator

Tracy Alloway, Executive Editor for Bloomberg Markets and Abu Dhabi Anchor, Bloomberg

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FinTech Innovation Challenge
(Hall 1)

Participants demo solutions to FinTech problem sets

Master of Ceremony: Michelangelo Falbo

5:00 pm  – 5:30 pm

Fireside Chat: “Entrepreneurship in our Backyard”

Ambareen Musa, Founder, Souqamal.com

 

Moderator

Tammer Qaddumi, Partner, VentureSouq

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking Evening Reception at (Exhibition Zone)

In partnership with UAE Exchange

23 October 2017 (Monday) – Day 2

8:00 am – 8:50 am

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Chairman’s Address and Welcome

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Keynote: “Entrepreneurship in a Global FinTech Ecosystem”
(Hall 1)

 

Speaker

Saeed Amidi, CEO, Plug and Play

9:45 am – 10:15 am 

Coffee Break & Networking Session

10:15 am – 10:35 am

Keynote: “Breaking Down the Barriers to a Cashless Society”
(Hall 1)

 

Speaker

Rana Kapoor, CEO, Yes Bank

10:35 am 11:20 am

Panel 1: “Transforming the MENA Region into an International Innovation Hub
(Hall 1)

A panel to discuss and establish MENA’s identity and role in the Global FinTech ecosystem

 

Panellists

Richard Teng, CEO, ADGM FSRA

Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman, Wamda Capital

Sagheer Mufti, COO, ADIB

Abdulalmalik Alsheikh Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency

 

Moderator

Haskell Garfinkel, Partner, PwC

11:20 am – 11:50 am

Keynote: “Rules for Disruptors”
(Hall 1)

Lessons from a leading innovator on how to create technology solutions that will change the world

 

Speaker

Sylvain Pignet, CEO of Ditto Bank

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Panel 2: “Thriving Ecosystems: Global FinTech Update”
(Hall 1)

A panel of international FinTech leaders on creating and growing ecosystems that foster FinTech innovation

 

Panellists

Jimmy Kim, Founder, Sparklabs

Elizabeth Lumley, Global Fintech Commentator

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, MAS

Patrick Vosgimorukian, CEO, Digital Spring Ventures

 

Moderator

Arjun Kharpal, London Technology Correspondent, CNBC

Panel 3: “Next Generation Financial Services Apps in a Mobile World”
(Hall 2)

A  panel to look at what comes next in mobile financial services as apps become ubiquitous

 

Panellists

Mike Cunningham, CEO & Founder, Bank Clearly

Ravi Nair, Head of Customer Experience –  Consumer, ADCB

Magdalena Mielcarz, Head of Channels and Enterprise, TTS EMEA, Citi

 

 

Moderator

Chris Kiew-Smith, Head of FinTech Strategy, ADGM FSRA

2:05 pm – 2:50 pm

Panel 4: “Investing in Innovation: The Next Frontier of FinTech”
(Hall 1)

A panel of leading investors to identify the next major areas of disruption and innovation in FinTech

 

Panellists

Alvaro Abella, Executive Director, Private Equity, Gulf Capital

Clive Cooke, MD, R3

John Egan, Anthemis

Joe Seunghyun Cho, Chairman, Marvelstone Group

Laura Gaviria Halaby, Chief Acceleration Officer, theventure.city

 

Moderator

Arjun Kharpal, London Technology Correspondent, CNBC

Panel 5: The Next Frontier of Remittance and Payment Solutions
(Hall 2)

A panel on empowering regional customers and un(der)banked with frictionless money transfer solutions

 

Panellists

Marc Avedissian, CEO, Altalix

Nelson Irizarry, COO, PayKii

Faisal Khan, Banking and Payments Consultant

Maki Vekinis, CEO, Emirates Digital Wallet

 

Moderator

Nameer Khan, Transformative Consultant

2:55 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

Two Winners of Innovation Challenge Abu Dhabi 2017 to Demo Solutions
(Hall 1)

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel 6: “Innovation for the Un(der)banked”
(Hall 1)

A panel to share leading initiatives and FinTech solutions to reach low-income and geographically-isolated consumers

 

Panellists

Ian Dillon, Founder, NOW Money

Bolaji Finnih, TechPreneur Africa

Ambareen Musa, Founder, Souqamal.com

Mikko Perez, Founder, Ayannah

 


Moderator

Tracy Alloway, Executive Editor for Bloomberg Markets and Abu Dhabi Anchor, Bloomberg

Panel 7: “Evolution of the Advisor-Client Relationship”
(Hall 2)

A panel to discuss how FinTech solutions will enable wealth managers to improve customer experience and to strengthen client relationships

 

Panellists

Gina Heng, CEO, Marvelstone Group

Nick Hungerford, Founder, Nutmeg

Roberto Mancone, Global Head,  Disruptive Technologies and Solutions, Deutsche Bank AG

Omar Rana, Founder, Finalytix

 

Moderator

Azzedine Chaibrassou, Advisor, Swiss Financial + Technology Association

4:00 pm4:30 pm

Keynote: “Abu Dhabi, FinTech Nexus
(Hall 1)

A regional leader identifies the untapped FinTech opportunity in Abu Dhabi and affirms its value proposition as the engine of innovation in MENA

 

Speaker

Nicholas Bone, Founder, Equichain

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Closing ReceptionExhibition Zone