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Cairo, 6 - 7 February 2018

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Feb 609:30
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Welcoming Address

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HE Ambassador Mohamed ALRabea, Secretary General Council, Council of Arab Economic UnityUnited Arab Emirates
Feb 609:35
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Transforming Egypt into the upcoming international innovative hub and the future of fintech in Egypt

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H.E. Tarek Amer, Governor, Central Bank of EgyptEgypt
Feb 610:00
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Keynote: Adapting in a Fintech age

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  • Harnessing the power of Fintech as a catalyst for redefining financial markets
  • Providing fuel for growth
  • Accelerating Fintech innovation: debating the role of all players within the ecosystem
  • How to think like a Fintech
  • Re-imagining financial services processes from top to bottom
Feb 611:20
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Feb 613:00
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Panel: Connected payment devices

Payments
  • The role of banks in bringing commerce to life by providing and accepting alternative payments
  • Increasing customer engagement through centralised transactions
  • Personalisation: the new connected customer journey
  • The rise of contactless payment technologies: NFC, QR codes, BLE
  • Examining the potential and ramifications of the IoT: identity, access control, privacy and security
  • Comprehending the vast potential of social media payments
 
Feb 613:00
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Panel: Harnessing fintech innovation in retail banking

Fintech
  • Understanding the opportunities and challenges for retail banks
  • Friend or foe: clarifying the role of Fintech start-ups within your sustainable innovation strategy
  • Collaboration: identifying the benefits for retails banks entering into these partnerships
  • Building the future bank: aiming to innovate like a start-up
  • Questioning internal frameworks to pave the way for efficient use of innovation
  • Meeting changing customer demands
  • Experimenting in-house vs. buying in Fintech solutions
 
Feb 613:00
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E-Commerce in developing countries

Ecommerce
“Online vs Offline” competition or completion
Breaking down the barriers for getting online 
Reviewing informal market challenges 
Leveraging the online ecosystem to boost the economy 
 
Hesham Safwat, CEO, JumiaEgypt
Feb 613:30
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Rise of mobile payments

Payments
  • Who will be the winners of the mobile payments battle?
  • Pushing product innovation further in a market that has trouble evolving beyond payments
  • Streamlining the enrolment process to increase customer uptake 
  • Adding value-added financial services
  • Leveraging cross-industry partnerships to take mobile payments across borders
  • Whoi owns the customer’s loyalty?
 
Feb 613:30
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Launching and expanding fintech businesses

Fintech
  • Navigating a crowded, complex regulatory landscape
  • Understanding, developing and implementing a compliance and regulatory framework
  • Overcoming rigid laws that leave little room for new innovation
  • Assessing costs of expansion
  • Understanding the cultural and language barriers to expansion
 
Feb 613:30
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Building and converting traffic

Ecommerce
  •     Capturing relevant website traffic data and measuring the right metrics
  •     How to multiply opens, clicks and conversions in email campaigns 
  •     Tracking and boosting all micro conversions 
  •     Back to basics: designing and optimising for each platform and device  
  •     Earning customers trust 
  •     Increasing stickability with simple designs and features 
Feb 613:50
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Facilitating mPOS adoption

Payments
  • Accepting payments anytime, anywhere
  • Enhancing the purchasing experience and streamlining business activities
  • Driving costs efficiency and ensuring complete transparency: no hidden costs
  • Making every transaction safe and secure
 
Feb 613:50
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Navigating the new API economy

Fintech
  • Promoting partnerships through APIs
  • How to leverage open data platforms and vast data stores
  • Understanding the concept and mechanics of open banking 
  • Innovating with APIs as a product to deliver a greater range of apps and services
  • Allowing fintechs to build customised applications faster, quicker and more efficiently 
  • Building the next generation of fintechs and deploying to a wide range of banks
  • Understanding regulatory and cybersecurity burdens

 
 
Feb 613:50
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Winning with innovations - amaze and expand

Ecommerce
  • Incorporating artificial intelligence into customer experiences
  • Amazing the customer with AI across all channels
  • Growing your customer base and the bottom line with the best software 
 
Mohamed Heiba, Business Developement Specialist, Sap HybrisUnited States
Feb 615:15
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Re-examining approaches to cyber risk

Payments
  • Ensuring all platforms are guarded against attack
  • Developing new security mechanisms whilst cybercriminals cultivate new techniques to evade them
  • Protecting banks from evolving phishing and malware attacks
  • Do your service providers meet your security standards? 
  • Extending risk management focus from pure information confidentiality to include brand reputation
  • Making security part of your corporate DNA
 
Feb 615:15
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Driving fintech: capitalising on analytics

Fintech
  • Exploring M-Pesa for increased financial inclusion and implementing Vodafone Cash
  • Reviewing the opportunities in fintech and beyond
  • Driving penetration and engagement with mobile money
  • Using analytics to measure risk and support worldwide financial inclusion
  • Looking to the future
 
Philippe Weber, Group Head Mobile Money, Vodafone UKUnited Kingdom
Feb 615:15
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DIFFERENTIATING DELIVERY: DELIGHTING AND SURPRISING CUSTOMERS

Ecommerce
  • Evaluating what we can learn from the ecommerce giants
  • Understanding opportunities for innovation in fulfilment and logistics
  • Localising globally with geo-located payment systems
  • Creating a ‘prime–like’ shopping experience for all
 
Dalia Mahmoud, Sales Director, DHLSingapore
Feb 615:35
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Identity and verification in the digital age

Payments
  • Assessing available authentication methods
  • Utilising multiple factor authentication
  • The proposed prevention methods for financial transactions
  • Establishing different techniques to implement One Time Password
  • Establishing mobile token as a total authentication solution
 
 
Feb 615:35
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Examining alternative uses of the blockchain

Fintech
  • Navigating the emerging opportunities offered by blockchain technology
  • Utilising new blockchain applications to accelerate global adoption
  • Discussing future use cases including:
  • Enhancing agriculture and creating smart farms
  • Monitoring food supply chains
  • Underpinning cloud storage platforms
  • Regulating healthcare
  • Facilitating voting
 
Feb 615:35
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Big Data: adopting real-time, actionable analytics

Ecommerce
  • Quickly identifying and solving pain points to reduce lost sales 
  • Blurring the lines between traditional business intelligence concepts and big data with new technologies
  • Moving seamlessly to cloud-based analytics and bring the IoT to life
  • Instantly measuring the success of campaigns
  • Optimising your website with real-time split testing 
     
     
 
Islam Zekry, Chief Data Officer, Commercial International BankEgypt
Feb 615:55
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Beyond the password with biometrics

Payments
  • Revolutionising the way we interact with money
  • Using people as the answer to security
  • Increasing accessibility for the underserved with biometric capabilities 
  • Assessing the future of convenient, secure and trusted finance
  • Implementing biometric authentication systems into future hardware products
  • Considering multifactor biometrics like fingerprint, retina, voice, retina, facial and heartbeat for authentication 
 
Feb 615:55
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An intro to Regtech

Fintech
  •  Testing RegTech innovations
  • How can RegTech support the industry in meeting new requirements?
  • Identifying specific rules or policies that inhibit or encourage the adoption of RegTech
 
 
Feb 615:55
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One-tap, instant payment solutions

Ecommerce
  • Frictionless purchasing via multiple devices to enhance CX
  • Building customer confidence
  • Developing payments that disappear into the broader experience
  • Bringing convenience, simplicity and value to payments
 
Amr Khater, Business Solutions Director, E FinanceEgypt
Feb 616:40
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Roundtable: How to think like a fintech: UX, CX and tech

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Feb 616:40
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Roundtable: Identifying how blockchain can transform your business

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Feb 616:40
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Roundtable: Maximising the effectiveness of delivery models

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Feb 616:40
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Roundtable: Overcoming barriers to digitising FMCG payments

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Feb 616:40
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Roundtable: Protecting digital identity in world of cyber threats

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Feb 616:40
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Roundtable: Understanding what alternative payment offerings are right for your business

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Feb 709:30
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Opening address

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HE Dr. Ali M. Al-Khouri, Chairman, Arab Federation of e-CommerceUnited Arab Emirates
Feb 709:45
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Keynote: Entrepreneurship in the fintech ecosystem

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Feb 710:15
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Keynote: Incubation, hubs and becoming THE regional powerhub

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  • Developing a hub as a brand
  • Creating a flourishing fintech ecosystem
  • Attracting international talent, investors and businesses
  • Embarking on a fintech spending spree: the time is now for banks
  • What issues are preventing partnerships from being successful?
  • Financing entrepreneurship
  • Delivering technological solutions at the speed expected by the market
Feb 711:15
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Keynote: Debating the role of the regulator

Keynotes
  • What role should regulators play to promote the adoption of fintech
  • Identifying specific rules or policies that inhibit or encourage the adoption of fintech
  • Improving the interactions between industry participants and regulators
  • Testing fintech innovations
  • Collaborating globally between hubs to help fintechs scale      
  • Installing a regulatory sandbox to kick start innovation
Feb 713:00
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Engaging the entire ecosystem in digital financial inclusion

Fintech
  •     Beyond G2P: Unlocking the development impact of government-to-person payments
  •     Accelerating the integration of financial inclusive services into the broader financial sector
  •     Connecting the social value chain through a digital payments platform
  •     Incentivising innovation: The role of government in fostering financial inclusion business models
  •     Ensuring interoperability and competition among providers and access capability among citizens 
Feb 713:00
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Panel: Digital services for the underserved

Fintech
  •     Reducing the cost of transactions, educating the underserved and improving access to financial services
  •     Enabling further cross-border transactions to develop a robust, transparent and low-cost financial network 
  •     Developing the range of user-centric financial services available on digital touch points
  •     Developing national data frameworks to foster financial inclusion strategies
  •     Facilitating geo-spatial mapping for deeper insights into financial inclusion landscapes
Feb 713:00
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SME E-commerce enablement

Ecommerce
  • Digitising payments for SMEs: reviewing the opportunities and challenges
  • Explaining how SMEs can capitalise on digital payment capabilities to grow business
  • Enhancing the overall customer experience
  • Designing and implementing a roadmap for digital transformation 
  •  Measuring digital acceptance approaches for SMEs: the Mastercard approach
Amol Natu, Vice-President Market Product Management, MasterCardUnited Arab Emirates
Feb 713:30
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Making P2P payments an integral part of the financial landscape

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  •     Giving consumers more options than ever before for sending money to their peers
  •     Creating a simple, speedy money transfer platform 
  •     Transferring money in real-time
  •     How will low-cost, digital P2P payments affect banks and telcos?
  •     Social media: making use of the viral engine for P2P payments 

Osama Abbas, Head of Vodafone Cash, Vodafone EgyptEgypt
Feb 713:30
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Financial inclusion in the age of fintech

Fintech
  •     Segment-specific propositions to millennials, small businesses and the underbanked
  •     Embracing “coopetition” to engage with the existing ecosystem of banks
  •     Providing greater speed, accountability and efficiency
  •     Developing an attractive and significant customer experience
  •     Socialising financial products and services
  •     Commitment between financial institutions and their customers
  •     Boosting access to banking resources and improving financial health
Feb 713:30
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Driving customer loyalty with digital

Ecommerce
  • Leveraging mobile loyalty features to enhance the customer experience
  • Exploring new gift card loyalty features to enhance the customer experience: one single platform, new POS and cross marketing multiple promotions
  • Gleaning insightful data on consumer behaviour
  • Driving customer convenience and engagement: becoming an integral part of everyday decisions
Feb 713:50
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Establishing frictionless cross-border payments

Payments
  •     Developing a digital payments platform that can be scaled to deliver cross-currency, cross-border and cross-network payments 
  •     Improving the cross-border payments experience with greater speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking
  •     Closing the gap between banks and non-banks 
  •     Making cross-border transactions quicker, easier and cheaper 
Feb 713:50
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Fostering P2P lending: responding to a growing global market

Fintech
  • Exploring the model and improved efficiency of P2P lending
  • Offering a next generation digital platform & ecosystem
  • Successfully localizing P2P for the Middle East market and working with regulators
  • P2P partnering with banks via collaborative models
 
Feb 713:50
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Facilitating seamless transactions: SmartVista ecommerce

Ecommerce
  • Navigating the challenges posed in the ecommerce payments space
  • Exploring the BPC ecommerce suite
  • Looking to the SMARTVISTA eWallet for consumers and merchants
Wael Abbas, Senior Consultant, BPC Banking TechnologiesUnited Arab Emirates
Feb 715:10
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SEAMLESS NORTH AFRICA PITCH-OFF

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Seamless North Africa Pitch Off In partnership with Pride Capital

Calling all startups and fintechs from across Egypt & the World…

5 to 10 startups and fintechs from around the continent will have five minutes each to pitch their product or solution to our expert panel made up of VC’s, funds and consultants. These innovative, early-stage companies will come head-to-head live and on stage at Seamless North Africa 2018.

In these five minute pitches, competitors will try to convince our industry experts that their business model, technology or platform is going to be a game changer that will revolutionize the Egyptian fintech industry.

The Prize:

·         Cash prize of $15,000 courtesy of Pride Capital and their advisory board.

·         Closed hearing session with the Central Bank of Egypt experts to explore the options of launching in Egypt

·         One to one interview with Key Industry Experts courtesy of Terrapinn

·         Free invitation to the next Seamless event in Dubai April 2018

·         Eligible to join Pride Fintech Accelerator starting April, 2018

All shortlisted companies must be available to attend Seamless North Africa on the 7th of February, 2018 in Cairo. You must also be able to fund your own trip. The organizers can provide preferential rates at Nile Ritz Carlton.

Panel of Judges:
Sopnendu Mohanty,
Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Vijay Chugh, Former Head of the Department of Payment & Settlement Systems, Reserve Bank of India
Dr. Hanan Abdel Meguid, Pride Capital
Dr Nezar Sami, Egyptian Banking Institute
Dante Campinoi, CEO, AlexBank

last published: 11/Feb/18 12:05 GMT

 

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