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

Raja Al Mazrouei

Dubai International Financial Centre Authority
Acting Executive Vice President – FinTech Hive at DIFC

Ehab Hassoubah

Bank Albilad
General Manager – Retail Banking Group

José Resendiz

NCR Corporation
Vice President and General Manager
Financial Services Solutions

Ahmed Albalooshi

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

Erik Wilgenhof Plante

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

Olli Petteri Sydänlammi

Arab Bank plc
Head of Digital Banking

Amjad Al Lawati

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

Maxim Lyadvinsky

Chief Executive Officer

Rami Al-Karmi

Jordan Ahli Bank
Chief Innovation Officer and CEO Ahli Fintech

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

Dr. Gokhan Ozevin

Emirates NBD PJSC
Vice President, Group Strategy

Randa Bdeir

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

Sudhesh Giriyan

Xpress Money
Chief Operating Officer

Yustus Aribariho

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

Ibrahim Iqbal

Dubai Islamic Bank
Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Innovation

Shariq Nazim

Gulf Bank
Head of Strategy, Digital Transformation & Innovation

Abdul Manan Qureshi

Riyad Bank
Vice President – Head of Cyber Resilience, Crisis Management & Business Continuity

Wojciech R. Bolanowski

Gulf International Bank
Head of Digital Banking

Zubair Ahmed

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

Samee Zafar

Edgar, Dunn & Company

Atyab Tahir

General Manager, Head of Digital Transformation

Mirza Ashraf Beg

Commercial Bank of Dubai
Head of Treasury & Investment Operations

Craig Moore

Beehive P2P Limited
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Yigit Karabag

Regional Director, Business Solutions – Middle East & Eastern Europe

Fahd Amjad

Oman Arab Bank
General Manager, Retail Banking

John Doxaras

Founder & CEO

Farshad Nowshadi

Saman Bank
Vice President, eStrategy

Tamás Erni

Managing Partner

Mohamed Roushdy

Saudi Real Estate Development Fund
Technology and Operations Transformation Lead

Volkan Vural

DTECH Software
Co-Founder and CEO

Ziad Fatayer

Egyptian Arab Land Bank
Assistant General Manager
Chief Retail Banking Officer

Polys Hadjikyriacos

Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) & Executive Board Member

Khaled Talhouni

Wamda Capital
Managing Partner

Sebastien Tormos

Entrust Datacard
Business Development Director, Instant Issuance

Ian Dillon

NOW Money

Adan Omar Ali

Board Advisor, Director Regulatory & Compliance

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

Bloomio – Platinum Sponsor

Bloomio is a blockchain-based crowdfunding platform from Switzerland, that connects private investors with early stage startups, and venture funds willing to invest into those startups. The platform not only allows startup founders to have a direct contact with individual investors and VCs, but also provides online trading by creating liquidity in a free market among all participants. To enter the platform, startups must either undergo a scoring process by 3rd party analysts or make specific disclosures so as to provide enough information to potential investors. Bloomio enables an effective way to raise money for ideas with a unique feature for investors to exit their investments through trading of tokens, representing startup shares.

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 165 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 200, 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

Warply – Digital Innovation Partner

Warply is the global leader in mobile loyalty and omni channel payments. Our presence covers EMEA and APAC regions, providing a true innovative PSP and loyalty platform, together with a rich integrated merchant portfolio for redemptions. We specialize in the Banking industry, with more than 18 cards and banking loyalty programs – globally – with clients like Sberbank, NBG, Nordea, BNP Paribas and Visa. Furthermore, Warply provides merchant wallet services (mobile loyalty and tokenization) to industries like retail, insurance, energy, telcos and shopping malls. You may find more info at www.warp.ly or contact us at info@warp.ly

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.

GMC Software – Silver Sponsor

GMC is an award-winning leader in Customer Communication Management. GMC delivers innovative software solutions that enable enterprises to transform the customer experience, by deploying efficient engagement strategies. GMC Inspire is an end-to-end solution for streamlining document creation processes and delivering communications across all channels: SMS, email, print, web, social media. GMC helps enterprises empower business users to create contextual, personalized interactions at each touch point of the customer journey. GMC supports thousands of clients in banking, insurance, healthcare, telco, etc.: and was named a CCM leader in the Forrester Wave in 2014 and in the Gartner Magic Quadrant in 2013.

DTECH Software – Silver Sponsor

DTECH established in 2010, is providing state of the art solutions and services that help organizations improve communications to their customers. Our focus is to streamline the communication processes and reduce the operational costs. Our experienced technical team has been playing a major role in almost every CCM project in Turkey from banking to PSP market. We are highly capable of providing end to end solutions for complex customer scenarios. We are proudly serving multinational organizations like Vodafone, HSBC, Shell, MasterCard. Along with GMC installation and configuration, we take care of any custom development required based on customer needs for an end to end solution.

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.

Entrust Datacard – Associate Sponsor

Consumers, citizens and employees expect anywhere-anytime experiences whether making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications.

NymCard – Exhibitor

NymCard provides banks and financial institutions in Middle East and Africa with cloud based prepaid card processing platform tightly integrated with mobile app programs aimed for the smartphone generation. Banks can launch these new card programs in the shortest time possible on digital channels while providing a modern and reimagined card product. Users can open an account with an option of a digital KYC in seconds, get instantly cards with real time app notifications, transactions categorizations, ability to set goals, limits, family sharing, in-app customer support all packaged in a simple and beautiful mobile experience available on both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. With NymCard, banks will not need to integrate a wide variety of technology providers in order to launch innovative digital solutions. NymCard is an all in one platform integrating advanced technologies all delivered in a state of the art mobile user experience.

Finnese – Exhibitor

Finesse, a ‘Red Herring Global Top 100 System Integration Company’ is one of the most trusted system integrator enabling digital transformation for enterprises by focusing on the design, deployment and maintenance of business critical solution and services. Finesse delivers individually customized solutions & services tailored to the unique situation of each enterprise in the BFSI, Healthcare, Retail, Infrastructure, Energy, Education, Pharmaceuticals, Aviation, and Government domains. We offer solutions for Business Intelligence, ECM, GRC, CPM, Infrastructure Solutions & Services, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain solutions, Core Banking, Treasury & Capital Market, Mobile Banking, Security & Big Data Analytic and Digital Automation.

HPS – Networking Partner

HPS is a leading payment software company providing electronic payment solutions for financial institutions, processors and national switches all around the world. Through our suite of solutions, PowerCARD, used by more than 350 issuers, acquirers and national switches, PowerCARD processes any card type (credit, debit, prepaid, loyalty, corporate and fuel) via any channel (ATM, POS, internet and mobile) for any kind of merchant. HPS operates in over 85 countries in 5 continents and counts several Fortune 500 and Forbes World’s Biggest Companies as its customers. For more information please visit: www.hps-worldwide.com

Sumeru Enterprise Tiger Business Solutions – Networking Partner

Sumeru Enterprise Tiger Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., founded in 2016, is a fast growing software products company, based out of Bangalore, India. Through our product suite Enterprise Tiger we are providing digitalization solutions to Retail Banks, Non-Banking FIs, MFIs and Telecom companies. Today, Enterprise Tiger products are being used by leading finance and telecom companies in India, Caribbean and Middle East. We are distributing our products and solutions through our global partner network. Some of our leading customers include Capital First, Almana Motor Finance, FLOW, Telecon, Volkswagen Finance (India) and American Express (Middle East).

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.

Wamda – Media Partner

Wamda accelerates entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout the MENA region by joining Wamda Capital, the most active, multi-stage, sector agnostic venture capital fund investing in high growth technology or technology-enabled startups across the MENA, and the Wamda Platform, the leading knowledge platform offering integrated programs including media, community development, research, corporate and government advisory services to the various stakeholders of the MENA startup ecosystem.

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

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.

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