AGENDA

 

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Cape Town, 12 - 13 March 2019

Schedule

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Mar 1109:00
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Blockchain: living up to the hype?

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Workshop
  • Making the process faster and cheaper
  • Storing data in a secure manner
  • Eliminating fraud
  • Navigating the emerging opportunities offered
  • Accelerating global adoption
Mar 1109:00
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Reaching the 35% of the unbanked in the SADC region

Financial Inclusion Workshop
  • Incorporating a strategy to provide financial services to low-income consumers and entrepreneurs
  • Using inclusive financial systems that allow for broad and sustainable access to financial services
  • Fostering cross-sectoral partnerships and collaborations
  • Should the government incentivise financial inclusion innovation?
Mar 1111:00
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Blockchain applications in the real world

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Workshop
  • Successfully converting this invention into innovation
  • Moving from a disruptive concept to a business ready solution
  • Exploring cost implications when integrating new and existing tech
  • Improve your offering: real-time transfers
  • Real world trials with blockchain for international x-border payments
Mar 1111:00
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Addressing the pain points in the entire financial services ecosystem

Financial Inclusion Workshop
  • Creating an adaptable, safe, efficient and cost-effective retail payments architecture
  • Fashioning an infrastructure that has flexibility
  • Having a balance in the regulatory framework, and moving to activity based
  • Engaging with the market and promoting electronic
Mar 1113:30
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Cryptocurrencies: The key to a cashless society

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Workshop
  • Instant payments: Payments at the speed of Internet
  • Modernising payments to support real-time processing needs and customer expectations
  • Driving adoption through “use cases”
  • Achieving high consumer confidence through new functionality
  • The role of regulation and compliance in promoting innovation
Mar 1113:30
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Top tips to accelerate financial inclusion by harnessing digital financial services

Financial Inclusion Workshop
  • The role of innovation as the driving force
  • Engaging with the entire financial services ecosystem
  • Fostering financial inclusion business models
  • Ensuring interoperability, competition and collaboration
Mar 1115:00
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Taking cryptocurrencies mainstream

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Workshop
  • Applying cryptocurrencies to traditional and commercial platforms
  • Reshaping the way, we do business - enhancing smart contracts
  • A welcomed secure disruption to x-border payments
  • Are cryptocurrencies the future of money
Mar 1115:00
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Burning topics: are DFC, tech platforms and open banking the future of financial inclusion?

Financial Inclusion Workshop
  • The rise of tech platforms in the region and their significance for formal financial services
  • Digital fiat currency: debunking myths
  • The business case around open banking

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Mar 1209:00
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The open digital bank of the future: creating a platform for success

Keynotes
  • What does the future of banking look like?
  • Remaining relevant: going from banking to beyond banking
  • Where, when and what to expect
  • Moving forward with fintech collaboration and distributed ledger tech
  • A company-wide innovation approach
Mar 1209:20
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Emerging tech: How are they reshaping payments, UX and changing commerce

Keynotes
  • The role of AI, AR, VR and blockchain
  • Adapting to the growth of non-cash payments
  • Collaboration with fintechs and other F.I’s
  • Standing out by having an enhanced consumer experience
Mar 1209:40
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Connect to Include: Interoperability Has a Role for Each of Us

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Interoperability in Africa is growing in multiple places, through multiple approaches – and accelerating financial inclusion in the process. Each individual effort is fueled by collaboration between both the public and private sectors, including governments, regulators, and commercial providers. As these efforts overlap, and we advance toward an interoperable network that spans the entire continent, the role and value of collaboration will only get bigger.
Mar 1211:20
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Innovation in mobile & wallet: what does it mean for the user?

Track 1: Payments
  • Seamless in-app navigation, communication and conversion
  • Personalising the in-app customer journey
  • Using API’s to streamline in-app payments
  • The role of regulation and compliance in promoting innovation
Mar 1211:20
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Digitisation of payments and how it is driving competition

Track 2: Payments
  • The new wave of opportunities, innovation and revenue streams
  • Developing and adopting an agile strategy to remain competitive
  • Overcoming the challenge of infrastructure costs
  • Harnessing data to maximise CX and offerings
Mar 1211:20
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The open API economy – how to create new revenue streams

Track 3: Fintech
  • Implementing the right operating model to drive profitability
  • Establishing security and permissions among parties
  • Setting the right data strategy that will deliver maximum value
  • Providing appropriate service levels for performance of the APIs
  • Establishing appropriate governance among financial service players
Mar 1211:40
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Panel: Does the future of mobile lay with wire-less payments?

Track 1: Payments
  • The security issues, and how to overcome them
  • Making this possible through partnerships
  • Using blockchain to encrypt data securely
  • Keeping in mind the customer
Mohamed Lotfi Chakroun, Head Of Card Center, Attijari Bank Tunis
David Torr, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, uCook
Mar 1211:40
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Panel: Digital Bank 4.0: What does the next-gen banking system look like?

Track 2: Payments
  • Implementing an omni-channel strategy
  • Use of IoE to create personalised interactions for customers
  • Deliver convenient services to meet “anytime-anywhere” demands
  • Integrating physical and digital channels
  • Introducing AI, VR and robotics
  • Keeping in mind costs
Mar 1211:50
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Transactional finance API’s: keeping banks at the heart of lending

Track 3: Fintech
  • Ensuring customers can relate to commerce experiences that they value
  • Growing importance of partnerships
  • Where is the commercial opportunity?
  • Driving revenue streams while reducing time to market new offerings
Mar 1212:20
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Adapting consumer-oriented technology and innovation

Keynotes
Mar 1212:20
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Data & privacy within Fintech: Data as an asset

Keynotes
Mar 1212:20
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Application of AI and automation to traditional banking business

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1212:20
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Developing cost-effective payment systems that consumers and businesses can trust

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1212:20
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Using customer insights to be more innovative

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1214:20
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Blockchain 2.1: going beyond the hype

Track 1: Payments
  • Will it be possible to build a universal inclusion platform using blockchain?
  • Is blockchain the answer to allow for a digital interoperability?
  • Using blockchain network as a tool to avoid breaches, fraud and security loss
  • Case studies of the emerging cases of blockchain in payments
Mar 1214:20
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How to foster a successful collaboration between banks and fintechs

Track 2: Payments
  • Understanding how banks can leverage FinTechs to be more successful
  • Staying on top of regulation
  • Embedding Fintechs into the banking ecosystem
  • Offering wider market solutions
  • Successful interactions with tech
Mar 1214:20
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The true power of RegTech

Track 3: Fintech
  • Operational efficiency
  • Using your cloud, data and blockchain to keep costs down
  • Paving the way forward to start-ups
  • Automating legacy processes
  • Potential international growth
Mar 1214:40
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Panel: How cryptocurrencies are defining financial innovation

Track 1: Payments
  • How to survive and capitalise on the virtual currency revolution
  • Is there a place for cryptocurrencies for payments between banks?
  • The new commerce opportunities
  • How can cryptocurrencies be regulated
  • What can we expect in the future?
Mar 1214:40
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Panel: How fintech is taking over the world

Track 2: Payments
  • Fintegration: redefining financial markets and the way to move forward
  • Collaboration, partnerships and processes
  • Altering the market dynamic and ecosystem
  • What does this mean for the African consumer?
  • Africa’s rising stars
Mar 1214:40
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Opportunities await: how insurtech is reshaping insurance

Track 3: Fintech
  • New solutions, new engagement and new platforms
  • A closer look at how this makes insurance payments easier
  • Growing existing capabilities and reach
  • Using the next level of data analytics to manage risk
Interviewee: Carl Strempel, Chief Financial Officer, IMburse
Mar 1215:00
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The Rise of Wealthtech: the start of its digital journey

Track 3: Fintech
  • Rapid adoption of technology and new competitors entering markets
  • Re-shaping the look and feel of the industry
  • Evolving consumer expectations
  • Innovation is key
Gavin Rossouw, Chief Technology Officer, Wealth Migrate
Mar 1215:20
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Changing the nature of identity: the future of biometric authentication

Track 1: Payments
  • Putting an end to password-only access
  • Eliminating banking fraud
  • Tips to securing trust and trusting security
  • Making ID authentication a positive user experience
Mar 1215:20
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Commercialising finclusion through technology

Track 2: Payments
  • The increasing importance of the customer experience
  • Creating innovative ways to “social”-ize financial services
  • Increasing financial access, while working towards improving financial health
  • Partnerships for a greater scale
  • Using blockchain tech and going beyond cryptocurrencies
  • Using alternative data to advance in financial inclusion
Mar 1215:20
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Fintech success: Moza banco

Track 3: Fintech
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • New Finclusion models
  • Finding the right partners to reach the unbanked
  • What’s the real business benefit
Sansão Monjane, Head Of Information Technology And Systems, Moza Banco
Mar 1215:40
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Cyber security – securing trust, trusting your security

Track 1: Payments
  • High risk, high profile threats to customers, merchants and the system
  • Increasing sophistication and scale of threat
  • Using data, analytics and intelligence to combat fraud
  • Defence and attack technologies
  • Power of collaboration
Mar 1215:40
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A new era of collaboration: Banking the unbanked

Track 2: Payments
  • How incumbents and fintechs are partnering to drive financial inclusion
  • Overcoming challenges and risks
  • How are innovations in e-money, agent banking, KYC and consumer protection enabling digital finance?
  • Fostering collaborations that breed innovation
  • Leapfrogging traditional entry points for financial inclusion
Mar 1215:40
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Fintech success: Social Lender

Track 3: Fintech
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • New revenue models
  • Finding the right partners
  • What’s the real business benefit
Mar 1216:00
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Ensuring secure customer authentication in a digital age

Track 1: Payments
  • Authentication moving to mobile
  • The growing role of IoT, AI and biometrics in authentication
  • Is the password truly dead?
  • Leveraging technology and behavioural authentication as an early warning sign for any breach
Mar 1216:00
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Partnering for inclusion: Financial institutions and fintechs working together

Track 2: Payments
  • Harnessing innovation to accelerate inclusive finance
  • Advantages and challenges
  • Financial institutions and fintechs working together
  • Data use, collection and management to propel forward
  • Deepening customer engagement and product usage
Mar 1216:00
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Fintech success: MyBucks

Track 3: Fintech
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • New revenue models
  • Finding the right partners
  • What’s the real business benefit
Mar 1217:00
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Central banks, partnerships and digital disruption: what it will do to banking?

Keynotes
  • Driving improved access for the un- and under-banked
  • The role of central banks in promoting fintegration
  • Rethinking regulation to foster innovation
  • What digital disruptors can do to banking and lessons from other industries

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Mar 1309:00
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Payment Modernisation: Moving towards a 2025 vision

Keynotes
  • Competition and collaboration
  • Regulation interoperability and governance
  • Innovation, flexibility and open payments architecture
  • New, modern services
  • Keeping in mind risk and cybersecurity
  • Africa vs the world
Mar 1309:40
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Future fintech: Big steps for big data and innovation in financial services

Keynotes
  • New sources of data informing CX
  • How retail banking is embracing unstructured data
  • Using AI for actionable data: challenges and opportunities
  • Leveraging customer insights for innovation
  • Gaining a holistic view of the customer journey using public data
Mar 1311:20
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Why mobile and blockchain are a perfect match for remittances

Track 1: Payments
  • What does the future of remittances look like?
  • New business models for remittances
  • Enabling global commerce through fast and transparent payments
  • Keeping down the processing fees
Mar 1311:20
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Going beyond payments: The future of Invisible payments and biometrics

Track 2: Payments
  • Going back to the basics, and using human biology
  • Adoption of new mobile payments and e-wallet offerings
  • Making the checkout payment efficient and easier
  • Eliminating the credit, debit card and cash
  • Supporting KYC programs
Nicolas Raffin, Head of Strategic Marketing & Innovation, IDEMIA
Mar 1311:20
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Panel: Shaping tomorrow: the digital ID revolution

Track 3: Fintech
  • Digital ID landscape
  • The future of digital identity and how it is changing our online world
  • How will digital ID accelerate customer acquisition
  • Opportunities and Innovation
  • Infrastructure for global digital payments
Mar 1311:40
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Panel: Using blockchain tech to make instant X-border payments a reality

Track 1: Payments
  • Finding international standards in x-border
  • Competing with regulator roadblocks that restrict x-border innovation
  • Collaborating with banks in different regions
  • Tech integration that banks need to make, whilst keeping costs down
  • Creating efficient methods for data collection
  • Improving customers experience using personalisation
Mar 1311:40
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Panel: How can banks improve payment innovation & effectively drive adoption

Track 2: Payments
  • New collaboration possibilities
  • Redefining secure, ubiquitous commerce
  • Learning from disruptors and emerging markets
  • Making different, better and cheaper customer propositions
  • Exploiting the opportunity in data and analytics
  • What the future could bring and what it means for businesses
Mar 1312:00
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Is Africa ready: Digital ID, the next phase of evolution in financial services

Track 3: Fintech
  • Landscaping a digital financial identity
  • The crucial role of digital ID in financial services
  • Digital ID as a finclusion enabler
  • Databases vs. Blockchain
  • Case studies: where is this being applied?
Mar 1312:20
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Interaction between regulation and financial innovation

Keynotes
Mar 1312:20
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Digitising offline remote payments

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1312:20
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Improvements in integrated multichannel delivery

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1312:20
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Regulating innovation in an ever-changing landscape

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1312:20
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The link between payments and digital platforms in Southern Africa

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1312:20
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The power of AI to build chatbots for Financial service providers

Track 1: Payments
Mar 1314:20
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Open Banking: one step beyond banking

Track 1: Payments
  • Developing an open banking standard
  • What will incumbents need to do to thrive in an open banking future?
  • Increase innovation, foster collaboration, extend customer reach and lower costs
  • Keeping your APIs as your heart in your open banking strategy
  • What does this mean for Africa?
Mar 1314:20
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The evolution of P2P tech: delivering a unique value & platform

Track 2: Payments
  • Increasing usage of P2P apps
  • Incorporating blockchain technology, while remaining agile and profitable
  • What is the next step in the digital transformation journey?
  • Moving forward with a C2B payment option
  • Using data to your advantage
Mar 1314:20
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Taking a peek into the lending ecosystem and leading innovations

Track 3: Fintech
  • Looking beyond the traditional lending sources
  • Creating opportunity for the underserved
  • Connecting borrows to individual lenders
  • The greatest threats and opportunities
Mar 1314:40
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Panel: Identifying the right open banking model to collaborate with fintechs

Track 1: Payments
  • Using Open banking to drive digital transformation
  • What to look for in fintechs for successful collaboration
  • Acquiring vs. integrating fintechs
  • New policies, new entrants and new business models
Moderator: David Torr, Founder And Chief Executive Officer, uCook
Louis Simon Dioh, Head Of Retail Banking, Diamond Bank
Gildas Ayikpe, Head Of Global Transaction Banking And Innovation, Societe Generale
Mar 1314:40
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Making money social: launching the next-gen P2P platform

Track 2: Payments
  • The next-gen social platform
  • Creating a solid relationship for new and existing customers
  • Integrating payment gateways into social media space
  • Using recognisable and easy to use platforms to your advantage
  • Allowing P2P and merchant payments to co-exist on a universal platform
Mar 1314:40
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Digital credit: The next-gen credit wave

Track 3: Fintech
  • The first level of behaviour change of digital payments
  • Revolutionize conventional lending
  • Digital credit - one of the most compelling use cases for digital payments
  • Providing the missing link to formal lending
Mar 1315:00
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Africa’s state of the cashless economy

Track 2: Payments
  • Creating an interoperable platform to allow for mobile transactions
  • Focusing on operational efficiency
  • Collaboration with Fintechs and Telco’s
  • Where are we now?
Abdelmouneim Othmani, Chief Operating Officer, Gulf Bank Algeria
Mar 1315:00
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Interview: SME lending, where do the banks fit in?

Track 3: Fintech
  • Leading credit and lending innovations
  • Gearing up for the challenges of growth
  • Allowing customers to get loans quick and easy
  • Which is most beneficial, banks or fintechs?
Interviewee: Sidy Kounta, Directeur Général Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Microfinance For Africa MALI (Groupe Banque Populaire)
Mar 1315:20
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B2B payment innovation and opportunity in Africa

Track 1: Payments
  • Scope and size of the market
  • Which market segments offer the best opportunity?
  • What new business models are emerging?
  • Adapting consumer-oriented technology and innovation
  • Learning from P2P disruptors for B2B innovation
  • Establishing new approaches to interoperability
Mar 1315:20
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Cash is king in Africa, but for how long?

Track 2: Payments
  • Making the shift to digital only payments
  • Using payment innovators and disruptors
  • How tech can compete with this seamless payment method
  • When will Africa be cashless?
Amine Habis, Chargé Des Projets Monétiques, Banque de Developpement Local
Mar 1315:20
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Fintech success: Intergreatme

Track 3: Fintech
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • New revenue models
  • Finding the right partners
  • What’s the real business benefit
Mar 1315:40
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Data innovation: Placing data at the heart of your strategy

Track 2: Payments
  • Using data to remain competitive and agile
  • The use of big data, AI, advanced analytics and cognitive computing
  • Managing, containing and strengthening data-driven banks
  • Big data and high speed, scaled databases
  • Predictive analytics and how we use it
Mar 1315:40
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Fintech success: Thundafund & Uprise.Africa

Track 3: Fintech
  • New Seed and Growth Funding models
  • Finding the right partners
  • The business benefit of Customer-centric Capital
  • Opportunities and challenges
Mar 1316:00
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