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Future Bankers & Innovators
16 September 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Transforming Banking for the New Consumer

Event Countdown
: 1 Hours : 26 MinutesMin : 17SecondsSec

250+ Regional banking, finance and technology leaders

25+ Thought leaders and Experts

5 In-depth forward-looking technology sessions on the future of banking

6 Hours of Networking

BME Banking Technology Summit & Awards

The Banker Middle East’s Banking Technology Summit & Awards 2020 will put the spotlight on the lessons learnt from the past successes in technology adoption and what it takes to be the bank of the future and thrive in the competitive landscape, by right tech investments to achieve desired business goals. The Summit will discuss through keynotes and panels, the extremely crucial digital approach to churn out products and solutions for the digital consumer.


Who will attend:

C-level executives from Banks and Financial Organisations, Senior officials from Government Organisations, Regulators, Technology Companies and other service providers

Conference Spotlight

  • Technology for Banking: Past Successes, Emerging Landscape & New Challenges

  • Digital Attitude for Banks of the Future

  • Transformational Technologies & Implementation

  • Competitors, Vendors and Partners: The Blurring Line

  • The Demanding Consumer: What’s New and Beyond Banking

Banker Middle East Summit 2019


The global banking and finance industry realizes innovation, dynamism and agility are critical characteristics for remaining competitive and to thrive in today’s digital era. The industry is preparing to face challenges from fintechs, blockchain and now Big Techs, all of whom are increasingly occupying traditional banking and finance spaces, giving established banks existential competition.


A successful digital transformation strategy demands a combination of optimum leadership focus, talent, insightful investment and a culture of innovation.

With interactive discussions and thought provoking, informative and lively debates, the BME Banking Technology Summit 2020 will focus on the innovations and change making technologies like Open APIs, IOT, Quantum Computing, Blockchain and AI among others, which are transforming the banking business.


The Summit will be followed by our inaugural Banking Technology Awards to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the banks and technology businesses at the forefront of digital transformation who have worked together to build smarter, more effective and efficient systems for their clients and customers.




  • Pedro Pinto Coelho

    Executive Chairman, Banco BNI Europa

  • Sandeep Chouhan

    EVP - Group Head Operations & Technology, Mashreq Bank

  • Yan Bechet

    Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

  • Abdulaziz Abanmi

    VP for Technology, Saudi Payments

  • Fraser Brown

    Executive Director, Authorisation – Banking & Insurance, ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority

  • Mohamed Abdelrazek

    CIO - Africa, Middle East & Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered

  • Yuri Misnik

    Group Chief Technology Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank

  • David Aldred

    Managing Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citibank

  • Dr. Joseph George

    Head - IT Information Systems & Technology , National Bank of Fujairah P JSC

  • Frederic De Melker

    Managing Director, Personal Banking, RAKBANK

  • Onur Ozan

    Regional Head - Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Swift

  • Giselle Bou Ghanem

    Customer Engagement Solutions - Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Avaya

  • Hans van Loon

    Director - Digital Transformation Solutions, United MakGroup

  • Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis

    Chief Innovation and Data Officer, WEMA Bank / ALAT

  • Peter Kelleher

    Chief Business Development Officer, Tradesocio

  • Laurence Smith

    Chief People Officer, Eradah Capital

  • Bhavin Shah

    Partner | Financial Services, Roland Berger Middle East

  • Nitin Bhargava

    Chief Technology Officer - Business Technology, Mashreq Bank

  • Dr. Scott Levy

    Chief Executive Officer, Bedford Row Capital Advisers Limited

  • Craig Moore

    Founder & CEO, Beehive

  • Kellie Blyth

    Counsel, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

  • Mark Ferguson

    Business Development Director, Aion Digital

  • Mohamed Roushdy

    Founder, Fintech Bazaar

  • Adrianus Schoorl

    Local Partner, White & Case

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Agenda Highlights

Technology for Banking: Past Successes, Emerging Landscape & New Challenges

  • Learnings from successful banking transformation case studies and impact of technologies for an evolved customer-focused banking service
  • Readiness of the banking industry on the impact of the next technological wave
  • Managing legal and regulatory risks
Digital Attitude for Banks of the Future

  • Creating a culture of change in the era of digital banking Digital Payments and Future of Banking
  • Transforming your employees as leaders and active participants to promote your bank’s digital vision
  • Empowering your employees through their work value to meet the highest expectations of the new generation of banking customers
Transformational Technologies & Implementation

  • Protecting your investment in technology through implementation of a digital strategy
  • Expanding your banking services to maximize the economic impact of your investment in technology
  • Transforming your digital banking services while managing legal and privacy risks
Competitors, Vendors and Partners: The Blurring Line

  • Dissolving competition through beneficial collaboration with FinTech
  • Integration of strength with competitors, vendors and partners while maintaining your bank’s uniqueness and integrity
  • New business models and how they redefine your relationship with competitors, vendors and partners
The Demanding Consumer: What's New and Beyond Banking

  • Understanding the impact of Big Techs on the banking industry
  • Initiatives to grow beyond traditional banking, be relevant, and stay in the competition
  • Exploring partnership opportunities with Big Tech to serve new age banking customers



    Learn from the leading fintech organisations through various case studies, presentations and vibrant panel discussions on technology and innovation to develop future strategies.


    Network with senior leaders from the banking and technology industry attending the summit and develop lasting business relationships.

  • MEET

    Meet and engage with senior professionals from the regional financial industry, solution providers, technology companies, professionals and companies involved in the entire banking industry value chain.