2024 Agenda

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  • BTA Day One
  • BTA Day Two
  • BTA Day One
Registration and Networking
07:30 AM - 08:45 AMRegistration and Networking
Chairman Welcome Address
08:45 AM - 09:00 AMChairman Welcome Address
Banking Resilience and Digital Innovation: Navigating Africa’s Financial Landscape
09:00 AM - 09:25 AMBanking Resilience and Digital Innovation: Navigating Africa’s Financial Landscape
09:25 AM - 10:00 AMPanel Discussion: Revolutionising Banking: What Does the Future Look Like?
  • What does the future hold for bank branches?
  • How is our relationship with money evolving as we move towards a cashless society?
  • What are the key areas of growth and opportunity that banks should prioritise?
  • How do banks need to adapt to meet shifting customer expectations?

Panelist:

Cheslyn Jacobs, Chief Commercial Officer, TymeBank, South Africa

Exploring Essential Tools to Thrive in the Digital Era
10:00 AM - 10:25 AMExploring Essential Tools to Thrive in the Digital Era
  • Empowering banks to establish their digital presence and compete effectively with industry disruptors
  • How can banks maintain compliance while navigating the intricate regulatory landscape 
  • Insights into developing innovative digital products and discovering strategies for forging successful bank partnerships, all of which are essential for enhancing customer experiences
Morning Break, Networking and Exhibition
10:25 AM - 10:50 AMMorning Break, Networking and Exhibition
Driving Financial Inclusion Through Digital Transformation
10:50 AM - 11:15 AMDriving Financial Inclusion Through Digital Transformation

Sponsored by Banking Transformation Africa

11:15 AM - 11:50 AMPanel Discussion: Transformation for Traditional Banks: Exploring African Success Stories
  • How have “traditional” banks reacted to a more digital landscape?
  • What are the key drivers of disruption in banking and how can banks capitalise?
  • What does a digital journey look like for todays financial institutions?
  • What are the main challenges and opportunities for the future?

Panelist:

Ken Chitando, Managing Director, AFC Commercial Bank, Zimbabwe

11:50 AM - 12:25 PMPanel Discussion: Transforming Customer Experience: The Power of Personalised Banking
Lunch Break, Networking, and Exhibition
12:25 PM - 01:25 PMLunch Break, Networking, and Exhibition
01:25 PM - 02:00 PMPanel discussion: Exploring Innovation in Mobile Banking
Banking Transformation Africa
02:00 PM - 02:25 PMInternational Insights: How are Payments Regulated in Europe? What is new? By Monica Monacoanaging Director, TrustEuAffairs, Belgium
02:25 PM - 02:50 PMFireside Chat: Strategic Priorities for African Payments Leaders: Enabling Instant Payment Integration, Prevent Fraud, and Secure Seamless Operations
  • What is keeping payment leaders awake at night? Explore the key challenges with payment transformation and discover potential solutions
  • What are payment leaders doing to remain competitive and innovative in a rapidly changing ecosystem?
  • Where are the best opportunities to develop new solutions, win customers, and claim market share?
  • How do you ensure a seamless customer experience?
02:50 PM - 03:25 PMPanel Discussion: Forging a Clear Path for Africa’s Payment Industry: Collaboration Between Financial Institutions and Regulators
  • Digital payment regulation and its impact on financial inclusion in Africa
  • Addressing the continuing race between fast-moving innovation and the pace of regulation updates
  • Transparency and the interchanging of data – subject to customers’ privacy requirements
  • Finding the balance: Seizing the limitless potential of new and disruptive technologies while complying with regulation
  • Should banks pivot to crypto and blockchain: A look at regulatory compliance
  • CBDCs development: Discussing the journey so far

Panelists:

Monica Monaco, Managing Director, TrustEuAffairs, Belgium
Kumaran Selvarajalu, Senior General Manager: Payments, Banking Association South Africa

Afternoon Break, Networking and Exhibition
03:25 PM - 03:50 PMAfternoon Break, Networking and Exhibition
03:50 PM - 04:25 PMPanel Discussion: Cross Border Payments

Powered  byBanking Transformation Africa

04:25 PM - 05:00 PMPanel Discussion: Navigating a Digital Payments Future
  • What does the evolving payments landscape look like today?
  • How has fintech disrupted the payments ecosystem and what does this mean for banks?
  • A cashless future: How do banks react to the trend towards a cashless society
  • How can banks innovate their payment infrastructure to stay in the game?

Panelists:

Diederik Bruggink, Head of Payments, Digital Finance and Innovation, WSBI-ESBG, Belgium
Dennis Njau, Director Network Business & Distribution, NCBA Group, Kenya
Dipo Alabede, Chief Executive Officer, Clane Payments, Nigeria

Chairman Closing Remarks Day One
05:00 PM - 05:10 PMChairman Closing Remarks Day One
Cocktail Reception
05:10 PMCocktail Reception

Sponsored by Banking Transformation Africa

  • BTA Day Two
Registration and Networking
07:30 AM - 08:45 AMRegistration and Networking
Banking Transformation Africa
08:45 AM - 09:00 AMChairman Opening Remarks By Kgomotso MotshidiManaging Director, Zora Group, South Africa
09:00 AM - 09:25 AMFireside Chat: Integrating AI and Machine Learning in Banking Operations
  • Exploring the challenges of integrating AI and ML, including data integration, model development, scalability, and infrastructure requirements
  • What are the best practices and solutions?
  • How to establish a robust data management platform?
  • Managing investments in scalable computing resources, including cloud infrastructure and high-performance computing clusters?
  • How to establish a framework for deploying and monitoring machine learning models?

Speaker:

Itumeleng Makgati, Divisional Executive: Group Technology, Nedbank, South Africa

Johan Steyn, Founder, AI For Business, South Africa 

Intelligent Automation and AI: Trends & Insights Shaping the Banking Industry
09:25 AM - 09:50 AMIntelligent Automation and AI: Trends & Insights Shaping the Banking Industry
09:50 AM - 10:25 AMPanel Discussion: Data Management and Analytics in Revolutionising Banking Services: Extracting Insights
  • How is data re-shaping business decisions for banks?
  • How do banks efficiently collect, consolidate, and use data at scale?
  • As a sector, are we maximising customer insights to drive personalisation and customer experiences?
  • How can AI uncover growth opportunities for banks through data-driven innovation?
  • How do businesses ensure data governance and privacy compliance?

Panelists:

Dr. Sizwe Gwala, Head of Data Governance and Management, Absa, South Africa
Marianne Kekana, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, FNB ConnectMe, South Africa

Morning Break and Networking
10:25 AM - 10:50 AMMorning Break and Networking
10:50 AM - 11:25 AMPanel Discussion: Cloud Banking Transformation: Unlocking Agility and Innovation
  • How to build a banking infrastructure in the cloud that is both resilient and scaleable?
  • What advantages and considerations come with adopting hybrid cloud models in banking operations?
  • How does cloud tech impact customer experience, and what benefits does it bring to the bank?
  • How can cloud technology future-proof banking and foster agile development practices?

Panelist:

Daleen Pretorius, Head of Platforms (Cloud): CTO, Absa, South Africa

New Innovations in Digital Identity and Trust
11:25 AM - 11:50 AMNew Innovations in Digital Identity and Trust
11:50 AM - 12:25 PMPanel Discussion: Cybersecurity Threats in Banking: Safeguarding Financial Institutions Against Evolving Risks
  • Fortifying cybersecurity in a digital-first era 
  • What is the future of fraud prevention?
  • Digital banking security risks and best practices 
  • How to unlock the power of digital banking through security technology?
Lunch Break, Networking, and Exhibition
12:25 PM - 01:25 PMLunch Break, Networking, and Exhibition
Setting the stage for BNPL
01:25 PM - 01:50 PMSetting the stage for BNPL
01:50 PM - 02:25 PMPanel Discussion: Thriving in a Digital Lending Future
  • How is the increase in digital lending reshaping the sector?
  • Why digital approaches should be seen as an opportunity for competitive differentiation, not a threat
  • How to leverage AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics in lending decisions
  • How is the rise of embedded lending solutions changing the landscape?

Panelist:

Anthony Morris, Chief Industry Transformation Officer, nCino, Canada

02:25 PM - 03:00 PMFireside Chat: Innovations in SME Lending and Credit – What Comes Next?
The Rise of Digital Identity in Lending: Fraud Prevention, Data Privacy and Customer Onboarding
03:00 PM - 03:25 PMThe Rise of Digital Identity in Lending: Fraud Prevention, Data Privacy and Customer Onboarding
Afternoon Break, Networking and Exhibition
03:25 PM - 03:50 PMAfternoon Break, Networking and Exhibition
03:50 PM - 04:25 PMPanel Discussion: A Fintech Ecosystem Opportunity
  • Will fintech challengers dominate the future, or will traditional banks maintain their presence?
  • Collaboration vs. Competition: How crucial are partnerships between fintech and banks?
  • In the emerging fintech ecosystem, where do traditional banks find their place?
  • Amid fintech disruption, what exciting transformations can we anticipate in the market’s future?

Panelists:

Marcello Schermer, Head of International Expansion, Yoco, South Africa
Yves Soumelong, Regional Digital Product Project Manager – CEMAC, United Bank of Africa, Cameroon

Moderator:

Danielle Lawrence, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Fintech Association of South Africa

 

04:25 PM - 05:00 PMPanel discussion: Open Banking and API Ecosystems: Shaping Collaborative Finance
  • How is open banking evolving, and what does this mean for the banking industry?
  • How can banks leverage APIs to drive innovation in financial products and services?
  • Customer impact: How is Open Banking benefiting the customer and can we do more?
  • As the API landscape develops, what are the key considerations for designing and managing a secure, scalable future?
  • How can we foster collaboration between banks and fintechs for mutual growth?

Panelists:

Alcinda Massango, Head: Transactional Banking Sales Enablement, Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa

Devina Maharaj, Head: API Channel, Investec, South Africa

Steven Valoi, Head: Open and Integrated Payment Systems, Standard Bank, South Africa

Banking Transformation Africa
05:00 PM - 05:10 PMChairman Closing Remarks By Kgomotso MotshidiManaging Director, Zora Group, South Africa
End of Summit: Farewell Drinks and Networking
05:10 PMEnd of Summit: Farewell Drinks and Networking