Over 400 Banking Leaders to Come Together for 12th Edition of Middle East Banking Innovation Summit


Over 40 of the MENA region’s notable bankers and fintech experts will discuss the impact of technology and innovation on the banking industry at the 12th edition of the Middle East Banking Innovation Summit (MEBIS) in Dubai this month. Organised by Expotrade Global, the summit will be held on the 25th and 26th May 2022 at the Le Méridien Dubai Conference Centre, UAE, and will see over 400 banking leaders and senior financial services executives within the region brought together for the event.

With in-depth fireside chats, interactive panel discussions, keynote sessions, and a think session to round off day one, the two day event will provide attendees with the latest insights and cutting edge innovations that are transforming the industry and inspire to create a dynamic, growth-focused banking culture.

The program agenda will cover a range of areas including artificial intelligence for banks of the future, next generation core banking platforms, cloud banking, digital threat protection, customer experience initiatives amongst many others.

Delegates can expect to hear from such esteemed speakers as:

  • E. Sameh Al Qubaisi, DG -Economic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
  • Shu-Pui Li, advisor, Central Bank of the UAE
  • Basma Rady, head of data science and advanced analytics hub, Central Bank of Egypt
  • Peter Vickery, EVP and head of distribution and sales – consumer banking group, First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Shady Elborno, senior director, group research, Emirates NBD
  • Dinesh Sharma, CEO of personal banking and wealth management – Middle East, Citi
  • Linoy Kidd, chief information officer MENAT, HSBC
  • Mamoun Alhomssey, chief information officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • Vikas Sethi, group chief digital officer, Gulf International Bank
  • SriLakshmi Bannigol, VP – head of analytics and BI, First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Mohamed Ghazala, head of data architecture and analytics, Banque du Caire
  • Gyan Prakash Srivastava, VP, stream head – data management and analytics, Mashreq Bank
  • Suresh Lalwani, managing director and head of coverage, commercial banking, First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Amit Malhotra, GM -personal banking group, Commercial Bank of Dubai

Some of the topics delegates can expect to learn about include:

  • Exploring data-driven banks – Embedded finance and ecosystems presented by Ernesto Schmitz, banking transformation lead financial services, SAP
  • Unlocking asset potential and creating business value – Exploring the CXO’s role in transforming traditional banks to tech-driven financial powerhouses – Panel discussion moderated by Zubair Ahmed, EVP, general manager MEA, VeriPark
  • Lending in economic growth and diversification by Ankur Aggarwal, group product manager, Nucleus Software
  • Cloud banking: the game changer for next generation banking capabilities presented by Lee Allcorn, regional director – MEA, Temenos
  • Next generation core banking platforms – Bridging the gap between aspiration and action to achieve mission-critical digital capabilities, a fireside chat with Liam Leahy, managing director, EMEA, Thought Machine
  • Accelerating data-driven enterprise transformation with logical data fabric presented by Alexey Sidorov, chief evangelist, Denodo
  • Wealth management 2.0: The power of digital client journeys – a joint presentation by Thomas Schornstein, head Middle East /Africa, Additiv; and Nicholas Wright, head of MENA institutional business, Saxo Bank
  • Modernising and transforming lending platform for unlocking business value – a joint presentation by Sireesh Patnaik, head of product management engineering, Pennant Technologies
  • Chief information security officer (CISO) panel discussion: The cybersecurity and resilience imperative moderated by Charbel Diab, senior director of sales –METAP, OneSpan
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