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Digital Banking and Payments Summit 2022 | Dubai


The model of Banking in the GCC is changing

Digitisation in banks has become more of a necessity rather than a preference. Banks must embrace digitisation and update their technology infrastructure to remain competitive in today’s environment. The reasons are multi-fold; improve banking efficiency, attract and retain new customers, improve analytics, launch innovative services, and enhance product customisation, amongst others. New technologies such as advanced analytics, cloud computing, microservices, and open APIs are lowering the barriers to entry in the Transaction Banking space. To keep up with the rapid changes, banks must build systems that are agile, scalable, and able to meet changing customer demands.

The Cedar-IBSi Summit looks to explore the above, with perspectives drawn from industry experts across global banks and technology players on a wide range of topics, including NextGen Banking, Transaction Banking, B2B Payments, Customer Experience, Cloud, and more.

Digital Banking & Payments Summit | November 3, 2022, Shangri-La, Dubai

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Join us in Dubai and Muscat this November 2022 for exclusive keynote presentations, panel discussions, networking sessions, and branding opportunities.

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NextGen Banking

Digital. Technology. Innovation.

With deep regional experience in the Middle East since 1999, having assisted banks and financial institutions with their business and technology transformation, Cedar has been actively engaged with industry leaders in driving their digital agenda; the Cedar-IBSi FinTech lab in Dubai has been fostering innovation and accelerated adoption by industry players.

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Panel-1: Digital & Nextgen banking in the GCC

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Sandeep Chouhan

Former Group COO,
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

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Balaji Viswanathan

Managing Director & CEO,
Expleo Solutions Ltd

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Ivan van Bladel

Director Partners & Alliances - MEA - APAC,

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V. Ramkumar

Senior Partner,
Cedar Management Consulting (Moderator)

Panel-2: B2B Payments & Transaction Banking

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Anith Daniel

Head of Transaction banking,
Emirates NBD

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Hamayoun Khan

Head of Transaction Banking & Digital Services,
Commercial Bank of Dubai

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Parag Ekbote

Head of Business Dev, Corporate Banking MEA,
Oracle Financial Services

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Vincenzo Casillo

Cedar Management Consulting (Moderator)

Panel-3: Driving innovation in the digital era

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Arun Krishnan

SVP & Head of Engineering,
Infosys Finacle

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Ian Hodges

Head of Retail,
Al Masraf

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Srinivasan Sampath

Acting CTO,
First Abu Dhabi Bank

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Vikram Krishna

Head of Marketing & Customer Experience,
Emirates NBD

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Nikhil Gokhale

Head of Research,
IBS Intelligence (Moderator)

Panel-4: Payments, wallets & NPSS | Road ahead

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Dheeraj Ghai

Enterprise Payments,

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Nitin Bhargava

Al Masraf (former CTO, Mashreq)

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Pankaj Kundra

SVP and Group Head Partnerships, Acquiring,

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Sean Langton

Group CIO,

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Pankul Verma

Cedar Management Consulting (Co - Moderator)

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V. Ramkumar

Senior Partner,
Cedar Management Consulting (Co - Moderator)

Fireside Chat-1: Digital enablement leveraging cloud

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Noman Rasheed

Chief Information Officer,
Dubai Islamic Bank

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Ammara Masood

CEO, NdcTech

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Chetan Parekh

Senior Partner,
Cedar Management Consulting (Moderator)

Fireside Chat-2: Redefining CX in the digital new age

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Ahmad Mohd Abu Eideh

CEO, Invest Bank

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Murtaza Shaikhally

Associate Partner,
Cedar Management Consulting (Moderator)

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