Ali Hussein Kassim | Co-Founder & CEO
Hussein & Associates | Kenya

Ali Hussein Kassim, Co-Founder & CEO, Hussein & Associates

Ali Hussein Kassim
• Ali is the Principal, Hussein & Associates, a Digital Transformation Consultancy focused on enabling clients leverage Digital technologies to achieve Transformational Change in their organizations. He is also an investor and mentor to Fintech startups.
• Ali is also a Trustee of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) and chairs the National BlockChain Working Group at KICTANet.
• Ali has extensive experience in ICT Strategy, Marketing, CRM, New Media & Business Development in various industries and has assisted blue chip brands in East Africa (Kenya Airways, Nation Media Group, KREP Bank, Jubilee Insurance, KWFT, Gulf African Bank, Standard Chartered and Sameer Investments among others) with their digital strategies.
• He is also the immediate former CEO of 3mice interactive media ltd, a Nairobi based pioneer Digital Agency in East Africa.
• Ali was the founding CEO of Wunderman (Kenya), a Global Digital top ten Agency, where he successfully implemented the Balanced
Scorecard, a management tool for translating strategy into action.
• Ali also serves on the Board of Longhorn Publishers, the leading publishing house in East & Central Africa where he is instrumental in defining the Digital Strategy for the company; Law Africa, a leading Law Publisher in East Africa and Alive & Kicking, a social Enterprise with operations in 3 African countries.. His board experience also includes a six year term as board member at the Kenya Network Information Centre, the .ke Registry between 2006-12.
• He also serves as an advisory board member of DEMO Africa, the premier Africa Tech Startup launch pad and the flagship initiative of LIONS@Africa Partnership which include Microsoft, Nokia, Intel & USAID.


Merchant Payments Summit EA 2018 @ 09:30

PANEL Navigating an increasingly complex world of alternative payments

  •     Encouraging a contextual future for commerce with payments innovation 
  •     Adapting to local preferences to increase conversion  
  •     Realising the potential of conversational commerce for B2B and B2C transactions 
  •     Speed, contextual analytics and platform optimisation: the key for a successful contextual purchasing experience 
  •     Meeting the growing expectations of global real time payments processing 
  •     Creating instant payment experiences on mobile devices with biometrics and UX design

Seamless East Africa day 1 @ 14:20

PANEL Boosting digital banking in East Africa

  •     Accelerating your digital transformation journey 
  •     Enriching the offering and navigating the digital needs of specific population segments
  •     Catering to a young, dynamic, digitally savvy population 
  •     Leveraging alternative channels to offer core banking products
  •     Adopting innovative solutions to increase efficiency
  •     Leverage the supporting governance structure
  •     Taking a proactive approach to collaborating with fintechs

Seamless East Africa day 1 @ 14:40

PANEL The future is mobile: winning marketshare from MNOs

  •     Offering distinctive mobile and digital services across the spectrum of financial services 
  •     Recognising that ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option 
  •     Identifying what steps need to be taken in your digital transformation 
  •     Crafting compelling offers to win customers
  •     Lessons learnt: MNO-led innovations have enhanced financial inclusion 
  •     Reflecting on the 3 pillars of mobile payments;-    Distribution networks-    Market penetration-    Client experience

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