IDC Banking & Finance Congress

The Future of the Fittest: Revamp, Rebuild, and Reinvest

Hilton Al Habtoor City, Dubai, June 28, 2022

Overview

 

 

In 2022, we are going further, together. The Middle East financial services industry will not only see the acceleration of recovery, but also the chance to go further than what we could have possibly imagined in our universe.

 

The many lessons learned from previous crises have helped point the financial services industry to the most likely outcomes out of the current scenario. Experience obviously helps.

At the onset of 2022, banks, insurance, and capital market firms are already racing – and racing fervently – to plug the gaps exposed by a growing credit risk event, capitalizing on opportunities that are emerging from hyper-transacting and hyper-digital customers and reshaping their business models to ensure they are agile enough to respond to these challenging times.

Today’s financial services institutions find themselves playing a complex game of chess; they must reconfigure their strategies, re-examine their priorities, and outthink their opponents in order to win.

Join a selected group of business leaders from the Banking and Finance industry as they come together to network and learn from IDCs analysts and inspiring speakers from across the GCC region (UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait) and exchange best practices for a brighter digital future.

 IDC Banking and Finance Insurance 2022

IDC Banking, Finance and Insurance 2022

Speakers

Tom Urquhart

Radio & Media Presenter

George Briford

Associate Research Director for Financial Insights, IDC

Heidi Custers

Digital Transformation Director, Backbase

Bazel El Sharif

Vice President of Commercial, Bespin Global

Marc Jenkins

Senior Director of Professional Services & Customer Success, Turbonomic

Stevan Jovanovic

Senior Manager of Digital Workspace Solutions, VMware

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Omar Akar

Regional Vice President, Middle East and Emerging Africa, Pure Storage

Amit Lalloo

FSI Enterprise Architect – ECEMEA, Oracle

Herbert Schild

Global Financial Services Industry Lead, Appian

Agenda Highlights


 

Core Ambitions & Open Banking

The new wave of core banking and core insurance transformation

 

Risk Management & Compliance

New types of risk and threats, and how the most resilient institutions are responding

 

Creatively Agile

The new world of work and how the industry is getting better at innovation

 

Customer 2022

How customers have become truly digital in the region’s rapidly evolving consumer markets

 

Analytics & Cloud

A resilient infrastructure is crucial for maintaining operations in the event of attacks and outages

 

Intelligent Automation

The role of intelligent automation in a world of high-impact customer journeys

 

Cloud as the Foundation for Going Further

The convergence of capabilities in analytics & cloud – changing the world of banking for good

 

Replatformed & Transformed

How software capabilities are evolving to meet to the demands of our times

 

The Changing Dynamics of Payment Regulations

How the regulatory environment is adapting to the rapid proliferation of digital payment methods

Team Activity

This unrivaled experience at the world-renowned Emirates Golf Club offers a wide selection of games that utilize micro-chipped golf balls to keep track of every shot.
(Please Note: The Slots for the golf activity are limited. Please confirm your attendace at the earliest)

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
8:30

Registration & Networking

9:00

Opening Act: Money Heist

9:05

Event Opening

Tom Urquhart

Radio & Media Presenter
9:10

IDC Keynote: The Roadmap for the Future of Financial Services: Platforms of Innovation

George Briford

Associate Research Director for Financial Insights, IDC

This year represents a turning point for banks and insurers as they strive to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant in an increasingly digital financial services world. There is another even more interesting dynamic too – the emergence of fintechs and insurtechs: companies that promise to be more agile and more customer centric than the market's traditional incumbents. But both parties have to collaborate – and in this new age of collaboration, the industry will rely on platforms that are underpinned by technologies like cloud and open source. Platforms will be the way that new value and new revenues can be generated by all.

9:40

Engagement Banking: Join the Revolution!

Heidi Custers

Digital Transformation Director, Backbase

9:55

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

10:00

Cloud Services: The Future of Digital Banking

Bazel El Sharif

Vice President of Commercial, Bespin Global

 The "Future of Digital Banking" session will begin with a high-level overview of cloud financial management before digging deeper into topics that are crucial to the financial services industry. Disaster recovery, licensing optimization, Oracle migration, and storage backup and migration to AWS will all be covered. The presenters will provide enough time for questions and discussion to cover related subjects that are key to the banking industry and subject matter experts.

10:15

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

10:20

Tea/ Coffee & Networking Break

10:40

Application Resource Managements and AIOps: Optimising your Multi-Cloud Environment

Marc Jenkins

Senior Director of Professional Services & Customer Success, Turbonomic

10:55

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

11:00

Beyond the Branch: Anywhere Workspace Solutions for Financial Services

Stevan Jovanovic

Senior Manager of Digital Workspace Solutions, VMware
The pandemic accelerated the change in how we work and highlighted the importance of a distributed work model as a business continuity strategy. However, many financial services companies realized they were not readily equipped to satisfy the employee experience and deliver the security required to protect the newly expanded perimeter resulting from a distributed workforce. This session reveals why organizations aiming to support a modern, distributed workforce must prioritize the experiences of their employees while building more secure, resilient, and competitive environments that allow workers to conduct business more efficiently and meet customers wherever they are.
11:15

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc gift)

11:20

Tea/Coffee & Networking Break

11:40

Tracks (Run The Bank | Change The Bank) (Parallel Sessions)

Track A - Run The Bank
Welcome Back Raffle

11:40 - 11:45

Welcome Back Raffle - Apple Watch

11:45 - 11:50

IDC Overview

George Briford

Associate Research Director for Financial Insights, IDC
11:50 - 12:05

The Data-Driven Digital Transformation for Banking

Omar Akar

Regional Vice President, Middle East and Emerging Africa, Pure Storage
12:05 - 12:10

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:10 - 12:25

Leveraging Low-Code Automation for Digitization & Optimization of Use Cases in Financial Services

Herbert Schild

Global Financial Services Industry Lead, Appian
12:25 - 12:30

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:30 - 12:45

How Can 'Request to Pay' on Real-Time Payments Help Banks on C2B & B2B Transactions?

Balaji Muthu

Executive Director, Mindgate Solutions Private Limited
12:45 - 12:50

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:50 - 13:20

Panel Discussion: Workforce, Work Culture, Workspace: Are We Ready to Play in the New Normal?

Aditya Baswan

Vice President and Head of Governance, Bank FAB

Uma Venkateshan

Asst. General Manager – Risk & Internal Control, National Life and General Insurance

Jameel Khan

Senior Vice President, Sr. Manager - Innovation & Business Transformation, Mashreq Bank

Evren Altiok

Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Bank International

Track B - Change The Bank
Welcome Back Raffle

11:40 - 11:45

Welcome Back Raffle - Apple Watch

11:45 - 11:50

IDC Overview

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC
11:50 - 12:05

Value-Driven Transformation with Gen 2 Cloud for Financial Services

Amit Lalloo

FSI Enterprise Architect – ECEMEA, Oracle
12:05 - 12:10

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:10 - 12:25

The Need for NextGen Cloud Governance for Your Bank

Manish Bharti

Chief Revenue Officer, CoreStack
12:25 - 12:30

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:30 - 13:20

Panel Discussion Smarter Banks: Intelligent Personalization

Pratikk Dalal

Chief Financial Officer, Al Maryah Community Bank

Salil Ahuja

Head of Products, Portfolio & Value Proposition - First Abu Dhabi Bank

Olivier Crespin

Co-Founder and CEO, Zand

Gyan Srivastava

Vice President, Stream Head - Data Management & Analytics, Mashreq Bank

Saud Al Dhawyani

CTO, Emirates NBD

Ajai Thomas

Chief Financial Officer/ General Manager - Financial Control and Planning Dept., Kuwait International Bank
Track A - Run The Bank
Welcome Back Raffle
11:40 - 11:45

Welcome Back Raffle - Apple Watch

11:45 - 11:50

IDC Overview

11:50 - 12:05

The Data-Driven Digital Transformation for Banking

12:05 - 12:10

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:10 - 12:25

Leveraging Low-Code Automation for Digitization & Optimization of Use Cases in Financial Services

12:25 - 12:30

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:30 - 12:45

How Can 'Request to Pay' on Real-Time Payments Help Banks on C2B & B2B Transactions?

12:45 - 12:50

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:50 - 13:20

Panel Discussion: Workforce, Work Culture, Workspace: Are We Ready to Play in the New Normal?

Track B - Change The Bank
Welcome Back Raffle
11:40 - 11:45

Welcome Back Raffle - Apple Watch

11:45 - 11:50

IDC Overview

11:50 - 12:05

Value-Driven Transformation with Gen 2 Cloud for Financial Services

12:05 - 12:10

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:10 - 12:25

The Need for NextGen Cloud Governance for Your Bank

12:25 - 12:30

Q&A (Ask questions and stand a chance to win a Montblanc Gift)

12:30 - 13:20

Panel Discussion Smarter Banks: Intelligent Personalization

13:20

Lunch & Networking Break

14:20

Lifestyle Banking: The Shift from Traditional Banking Services

Cyrus Daruwala

Managing Director, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

The macro challenges in banking are significant. The number of banks in the U.S. is down 66% since 2000, with the formation of new charters remaining at historic lows. Competition is fierce, and challenges include the war on talent, the need for hyper-efficient operations, and increased regulatory obligations. However, the window for decisive action is closing soon. This session will discuss three major imperatives driving the need for change: running operations on more potent fuel (e.g., although 61% of financial executives say cost optimization is a priority, 80% expect their technology spend to increase); the technology trap (e.g., maturing from pockets of greatness to go from platforms to solution sets); and marketing with a brand purpose (e.g., humanizing experiences to boost customer retention).

14:40

Treasury: Enabling Digitalization Around Value, Not Volumes

Anand Krishnan

Director, Head of Technology Information Technology, Emirates Investment Bank

With the emergence of new business models, changing regulations, and heightened competition from 'digital natives', this session will explain how technology is helping to automate tasks, reduce friction, and accelerate processes in treasury operations.

14:55

Q&A

15:00

Panel Discussion Transforming Corporate Banking Products and Services: New Business Realities and Pressures

Mohamad Najmeddine

Head of TTS Digital Channels MENA, Citi Bank

Frederik Bisbjerg

Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation & Innovation National Health Insurance Company, Daman

Amit Varma

Chief Platform Officer, Emirates NBD

Manikandan Jawaharlal

Head IT Applications, National Life and General Insurance, Oman

Ali Hemani

Manager Treasury Documentation Treasury & Asset Operations, Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C)

The new wave of digital transformation (DX) is expected to usher in major changes, especially as the industry prepares to move on from the shock of the pandemic, this time accelerating DX in corporate banking.

Corporates are increasingly relying upon their bankers to help them with their working capital contingencies while supporting them in seizing emerging opportunities. Under these circumstances, banks have a unique opportunity to respond to the corporates' growing need for real-time information flow, financial advice, and funding support.

The increasingly competitive financial technology landscape with the proliferation of APIs via open banking by the corporate sector is presenting both opportunities and challenges for banks. Banks in the region must act quickly to digitalize corporate banking with propositions that also serve the corporate treasurer.

 

End of Session

16:05

Networking & Regrouping

Team Activity: We will end the day with a unique golfing experience that will help you to unwind and network with your peers and industry experts

Venue – Topgolf Dubai: This unrivaled experience at the world-renowned Emirates Golf Club offers a wide selection of games that utilize micro-chipped golf balls to keep track of every shot.

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General Information

(In-person)

Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Al Joud Ballroom

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 

08:30 AM to 05:00 PM

 

Registration Fee

Free of Charge : For End Users from Banking and Finance Industry (not IT + Consultant companies) 

Contact

For More Information, contact: Mahmood Ghalandari - Conference Manager, MEA Region
Email: mghalandari@idc.com | Mobile : +971 529125993

Location

Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City

PS: IDC would like to Host you at Hilton Dubai for 2 nights during the event.

Kindly share your availability with the IDC team (Mahmood Ghalandari - Email:  mghalandari@idc.com ) to book your accommodation.

 

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