Middle East NXT Banking Summit

Middle East NXT Banking Summit

"Transforming banking models to adapt Fintech Trends"

26 – 27, September 2017

The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai - UAE


The opportunities offered by digital disruption are prompting banks to transform systems in order to meet the changing needs of the next generation of consumers in banking. Despite a challenging 18 months that’s passed by, banks are striving to meet customer preferences and the growing shareholder demands by managing costs and enhancing digital capabilities for improved profitability and client experience.

You are about to witness the Future, because the Future is NOW! Alpha One’s Middle East NXT Banking Summit is designed to gather the region’s top banking experts from both worlds, the business and technology. Investing in the next wave of seamless software and hardware banking technology is significant to ensure a superior experience leading in business sustainability.

  • Update yourself with the latest innovations brought by IoT, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services.
  • Learn how to stay ahead of the curve by being the disruptor than the disrupted.
  • Understand how critical it is to work with Fintech startups in order to provide robust client services.
  • Meet Game-Changers from the banking industry that has oiled their hands in delivering the best service to customers.
  • Be part of a CXO level audience that includes the product, business and technology experts.
  • Digital Disruption: Become the Disruptor than the Disrupted
  • Aligning your Systems and Processes to be Digitally Transformed
  • Leveraging with Robotics & Artificial Intelligence to enhance banking experience
  • Exploring other risk free alternative methods for banking channels and services
  • Building a Futuristic Simple Branchless Bank
  • The Next wave of banking with the Internet of Things
  • Significance of user interface and design to your banking channels
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Transformation Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Business Officer, Group Executives and Heads of the following departments:-
Digital Banking, Innovation, Innovation Labs, Operations, Technology, Banking Transformation, Branch Transformation, Software Engineering, Customer Experience, User Experience, Digital Channels, Alternate Channels, Delivery Channels, Remote Banking, Robotics, Electronic Banking, Mobile, ATM, Multichannel, Banking Strategy, Digital, Product Development, Product Design, Security, Digital Risk, Fintech, Retail Banking and Business Banking.
Company categories that can sponsor are not restricted to the below:-

  • Artificial Intelligence Consultants and Technology
  • Robot Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Core Banking Technology Providers
  • Digital Banking Technology Providers
  • Digital Transformation Providers
  • User Experience & Interface Design Consultants and Vendors
  • Virtual Channel Technology Hardware and Software Providers
  • Digital Risk Technology Providers
  • Fraud Detection, Tokenization and Information Security Software & Hardware Vendors
  • Customer Experience Consultants and Software Providers
  • Digital Banking Research and Analytics
  • Big Data Consultants and Solution Providers
  • Internet of Things Consultants, Hardware and Software Providers
  • Banking Innovation Consultants and Solution Providers
  • Contact Centre Virtualization Vendors
  • Mobile and Tablet Banking Apps Developers
  • Online / Internet Banking Software Developers
  • Digital Payment Processors, Software and Hardware Providers
  • iOS and Android Banking / Payment Software Developers

Sponsorship opportunities range from exhibition stands to hosting lunches, networking receptions, gala dinners and a host of casual social networking events. For further details, or to discuss which option is best for your organization, contact robin.joe@alphaone.events


Suresh Bajpai

National Bank of Kuwait
Head of Consumer Banking Group

Sandeep Chouhan

Mashreq PSC
Executive Vice President – Head of Operations & Technology

Mike Cunningham

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ehab Hassoubah

Bank Albilad
General Manager – Retail Banking Group

Ahmed Albalooshi

Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C.
First Vice President – Head of Information Technology

Erik Wilgenhof Plante

Abu Dhabi Global Market
Financial Technology & Innovation, Financial Services Regulatory Authority

Sandeep Shetty

Emirates NBD PJSC
Senior Vice President, Head of Group Transformation

Olli Petteri Sydänlammi

Arab Bank plc
Head of Digital Banking

Amjad Al Lawati

Bank Muscat
Assistant General Manager,
Cards & eBanking: Personal Banking Group

Rami Al-Karmi

Jordan Ahli Bank
Chief Innovation Officer

Andreas Skopal

Partner of Financial Services – Head of Customer, Digital & Analytics

Chidi Okpala

Atlas Mara Ltd
Group Managing Director: FINTECH

Ali Alomran

Arab National Bank
Deputy General Manager, Technology Services

Randa Bdeir

Bank Audi sal
AGM – Advisor to Group CEO for Marketing and Electronic Payments

M.Z. Ali Khan

Alawwal Bank
Head of Digital Banking & Product Innovation

Yustus Aribariho

Standard Chartered Bank
Regional Head of Digital Banking: Africa and Middle East

Sundar Parthasarathy

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Executive Vice President – Head of New Business: Consumer Banking Group

Ibrahim Iqbal

Dubai Islamic Bank
Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Innovation

Roshdi Osman

Banque Saudi Fransi
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Sudhesh Giriyan

Xpress Money
Chief Operating Officer

Wojciech R. Bolanowski

Gulf International Bank
Head of Digital Banking

Zubair Ahmed

Emirates Islamic
Senior Vice President – Head of IT & Business Innovation

Shariq Nazim

Gulf Bank
Head of Strategy, Digital Transformation & Innovation

Fahd Amjad

Oman Arab Bank
General Manager, Retail Banking

Tamás Erni

Managing Partner

Mohamed Roushdy

Bank Albilad
CIO Advisor

Ziad Fatayer

Egyptian Arab Land Bank
Assistant General Manager
Chief Retail Banking Officer

Polys Hadjikyriacos

Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) & Executive Board Member

Christopher Thomas

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Adam Omar Ali

Board Advisor, Director Regulatory & Compliance

Michele Grosso

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Achilles Manolopoulos

Commercial Bank of Dubai
Head of Direct Banking

Genny Ghanimeh

Pi Slice
Founder & Chief Executive Officer


NCR Corporation – Headline Sponsor

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

We help customers not only to achieve their commercial goals, but also to transform their business models as we continue to transform ours.  We are proud to be the global market share leader across the industry segments that we serve.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Website: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Xpress Money – Strategic Partner

Xpress Money is one of the fastest growing money transfer brands in the world with a thriving presence in every continent. Established in 1999 in the United Kingdom, the brand has exponentially grown and spread its geographical presence across 160 countries over the last 17 years. The company has transformed and fast multiplied its global network of partners and strategic alliances, that include renowned international money transfer operators (IMTOs), banking as well as non-banking institutions, telcos and online remittance players. Amongst the IMTOs, Xpress Money currently has one of the strongest networks with 180, 000 agent locations worldwide. Xpress Money is committed to working towards developing innovative payment solutions such as Cash Payouts, Account Credits, Cardless Payouts through ATMs, Credits to Remit Cards & Mobile Wallets and Door Delivery Services to support the growing expatriate community across the world. As part of its digital offerings, the brand recently launched Xopoto, an international money transfer app. Working towards the goal of making money transfers convenient, to millions of expatriates residing away from their homes, Xpress Money has come to be known as one of the most dependable international money transfer brands. It provides its customers instant, secure and convenient ways to transfer money anywhere in the world through innovative technology, superior customer service and its extensive global network. For more information, visit www.xpressmoney.com

SAS – Strategic Analytics Partner

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. More on: www.sas.com/me

Loxon – Gold Sponsor

Loxon Solutions is a software company offering integrated lending and risk management solutions for the financial services industry and is dedicated to serving banks and leasing companies with software solutions covering the entire lending and risk management lifecycle. Loxon was founded in 2000 by young banking experts. The core value of the company is the strong capability of business and technology innovation keeping the company continuously a step ahead competitors. Loxon has its head office in Budapest, Hungary, and has offices in Romania, Russia (Moscow) and in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). Loxon has become the leading provider of the risk management and lending software market, its products and services are applied in 25+ countries.

NETinfo Plc – Associate Sponsor

NETinfo Plc is an innovative Technology company that has been enabling banks Digital Transformation strategies since 2001. NETinfo’s flagship products, NETteller Omnichannel Platform and NETteller Mobile Financial Solution, are successfully serving more than 35 Financial Institutions in 26 countries globally. Our Platform is modern and flexible which empowers Financial Institutions to realise their Digital Banking Strategy across a multitude of channels (both physical and digital) offering seamless and unique customer experience. It is touch point and back-end system agnostic with capability to expose securely to the channels all banking functionality. NETinfo Plc has been placed by Forrester among the global leaders in the Omnichannel Industry in three consecutive annual reports, in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Finnese – Exhibitor

Finesse, a ‘Red Herring Global Top 100 System Integration company’ & Winner of several accolades and awards, is at the forefront in providing innovative technology solutions and process outsourcing services to some of the world’s leading organizations in the BFSI, Healthcare, Energy, Education and Government domains.

Finesse, a global systems integrator, offers software solutions and services in the areas of Business Intelligence (Qlik, Business Objects, OBIEE & Cognos), Enterprise Content Management (EMC Documentum, File Net, OpenText), Governance, Risk & Compliance (MetricStream, Moody’s, Seclore), Corporate Performance Management (Tagetik for Budgeting, Planning, Forecasting, Consolidation, KPIs & Balance Scorecard) and Infrastructure Solutions and Services (IBM Softlayer, Netscout, VMware, Sanovi, Kryptos) to Banking and Financial Institutions. We also offer Real Time Fraud Management Solutions using Big Data & Complex Event Processing Technology , apart from many other business critical applications. 

Prepaid International Forum (PIF) – Official Trade Association

The Prepaid International Forum (PIF) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the success of the prepaid industry to the benefit of its members and their customers. Formed in 2006, PIF is driven by a belief that prepayment is a responsible way to pay for goods and services and that consumers should be confident in the security of prepaid products and the money that is stored on their behalf. Our members represent leading organisations involved in the supply of prepaid products and services and form an influential community committed to delivering high standards from the industry. PIF supports its members through a wide range of events, working groups, training workshops and networking opportunities and plays a central role representing the voice of the prepaid sector to consumer bodies, regulators, government departments and the media.
To learn more about PIF please visit www.prepaidforum.org
or contact: Diane Brocklebank, Commercial Director: Tel: +44 (0) 7736971986, Email: diane.brocklebank@prepaidforum.org

Oxford Business Group – Research Partner

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance. OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

CISO Leadership – Media Partner

CISO Leadership is an independent non-profit organization focused on addressing one of the most pressing gaps in information security, leadership skills. Our mission emphasizes the importance of leadership skills for security professionals. We provide a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing that focuses primarily on growing leadership skills for security professionals.

Financial IT – Media Partner

Established about five years ago, Financial IT is the venue where community makes itself heard. Innovation is the common feature of the companies that we work with. Some are FinTech disruptors, posing a direct challenge to established institutions. Others are technology companies, providing solutions that produce positive outcomes for the institutions and their clients. We provide a digital platform for product listings, multimedia and other editorial content, reviews by financial IT companies’ clients, and overviews of major trade events.

Payments & Cards Network – Media Partner

The Payments & Cards Network is a talent provider consultancy purely dedicated to the fintech, payments, & commerce domains. With the biggest global network of over 35.000 fintech professionals and our experienced consultants we connect you to highly skilled people to boost your business performance. We’d like get to know your specific needs today and help you find the right person to grow your business. Call us on +31 20 3030 257 and let’s start connecting.

Banking Technology – Media Partner

We are the go-to, trusted resource for financial services and banking technology specialists across the sector. Our reputation has been earned over the years through our understanding of the industry, investigative journalism and independence. We deliver daily news and commentary on all things fintech through our website and free daily newsletter, whilst Banking Technology Magazine – a monthly print and digital publication in circulation for over three decades – provides in-depth research of the industry’s developments and trends. Our annual awards show, Banking Technology Awards, recognises excellence in the use of IT and financial services, strive for innovation, and professional contribution to the industry’s betterment.

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking & Economics – Media Partner

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE) is a recognized name in Islamic banking and finance Market for trainings, research and advisory over the last eleven years. The prime goal has always been to remain stick to the commitments and provide state-of-the-art Advisory Consultancy and Education through various well recognized modes viz. Campus programs, Distance learning programs, Trainings Workshops, Awareness Programs and Islamic Microfinance Products Development all side by side through our distinguished and generally acceptable and known Publications in Islamic Banking and Finance. We have so far organized more than 300 trainings, 32 successful campus programs and training courses with numerous national and international students. Website: www.alhudacibe.com

True Banking Magazine – Media Partner

True Banking is a Bi-Monthly magazine on Islamic Banking & Financial Services sector with specific target on research development, market analysis, Training & advancement in this sector with focusing of development of Islamic Banking, Takaful & Investment. The prime aim of True Banking to create harmony, awareness & innovation in this sector. It is another addition to AlHuda CIBE achievement in the direction towards promotion and development in Banking Sector. Website: www.truebanking.com.pk

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