COLLABORATE | INNOVATE | LEAD

An interactive virtual event focusing on
GCC’s path to open banking revolution

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21st June 2021

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Open Banking is coming - Are you ready

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ABOUT THE GCC OPEN BANKING ECOSYSTEM SUMMIT

Open Banking has the potential to significantly reshape the financial services landscape and Is making considerable inroads in the GCC region lately with governments and regulatory authorities embracing the journey to shape the future of financial markets, increase collaboration between banks and fintech and drive innovation.

Specifically, within GCC, Bahrain is leading the way for Open Banking, with the country being the first to draft regulations around the platform two years ago. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia closely follows Bahrain, in terms of acceptance towards the platform and is currently aiming to reach overall market implementation by the first half of 2022.

With Open Banking carrying the potential for enabling banking-as-a-service and move out of its traditional role of a lender, the need of the hour is to use technology mindfully and understand the benefits and challenges towards its implementation.

As the region is still exploring the potential of open banking, there is a dire need to educate, discuss and bring together all the key stakeholders in the open banking ecosystem in a focused platform to deliberate upon the opportunities and risks.

Open Banking is coming. Are you ready ?

Keeping this in mind, Series A of the Open banking Summit will be hosted on 21 June 2021 with the spotlight on the opportunities and threats it holds for the GCC countries. Series B of the Summit casts the focus on the Saudi Arabian market as SAMA plans to go live with the open banking initiative in the first half of 2022, bringing important discussions to the fore from local stakeholders and enabling the path for disruption across its banking & financial sector.

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Top Reasons You Cannot Miss the Open Banking Summit Series

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Listen to the banking regulators from the various GCC countries under one roof to hear first-hand about upcoming regulations and mandates for open banking

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Hear from the banking leadership of GCC’s largest & most digitally optimized banks on being technologically ready to embrace & leverage the trend, and gain first-mover advanatge

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Meet best-in-class international and regional solution providers including consultancies, cloud providers, API providers, payment service providers among others

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Learn from case-studies of open banking implementation in the UK, rest of Europe & Singapore – trends observed, what worked and did not and key learnings

Our Banking Series speakers

An interactive virtual event focusing on GCC’s path to open banking revolution

Dr. Bernd van Linder

Chief Executive Officer,
Commercial Bank of Dubai

Olivier Crespin

Chief Executive Officer,
Zand

Adnan Ahmed Yousif

Chairman,
Bahrain Association of Banks

David Beardmore

Ecosystem Development Director,
Open Data Implementation Entity

Nameer Khan

Chairman,
MENA Fintech Association

Paolo Barbesino

Senior Vice President & Head of Multi-channel Banking,
Emirates NBD

Hetal Popat

Director – Open Banking,
HSBC Group

Agenda Focus

An interactive virtual event focusing on GCC’s path to open banking revolution

  • DAY ONE: 21st June 2021, MONDAY
  • DAY TWO: 23rd June 2021, WEDNESDAY

DAY ONE: GCC FOCUS

GCC countries have been prioritizing the adoption of Open Banking to accelerate innovation, offer seamless customer experience and superior product offerings. However, with each country adopting a different Open Banking model, the need for regulatory standardization between the different jurisdictions is a requirement to allow FinTechs to passport quickly, scale up regionally and optimize roll out. This day will be dedicated to highlight the below areas of discussion:
  • 10:00 - 10:10

    Welcome Address by the Organiser & Conference Chairman

  • 10:10 - 10:25

    Opening Keynote Address

Open banking is here: Awareness, preparedness & implementation

  • 10:30 - 11:10

    Critical Discussion

The regulatory environment around Open Banking in the GCC: Key market drivers, regulations and the need for standardization

  • 11:15 - 11:30

    Keynote Address

Driving innovation and collaboration within GCC’s open banking landscape via conducive regulations, sandboxes and digital marketplaces

  • 11:35 - 12:15

    C-level Panel

Developing an Open Banking ecosystem in the GCC - Benefits over risks, addressing the overarching issue of ensuing competition and optimizing outcomes

  • 12:20 - 12:40

    Exclusive Interview

Gaining first-mover advantage: Positioning right to capitalize on the next big wave in the industry

  • 12:45 - 13:00

    Keynote

Collaborate to innovate: Meeting customer expectations with superior personalized services through partnerships with fintechs

  • 13:05 - 13:50

    Panel

Global best practices: Key learnings for successful transition, implementation and consumer uptake

  • 13:55 - 14:00

    Closing remarks by the Conference Chairman and close of the Open Banking Ecosystem Summit

Francis

Francis Mac Aonghus

EMEA Director FS Industry and Strategy Transformation,
Oracle

DAY TWO: KSA FOCUS

The shift to open banking in Saudi Arabia could open the market to many fintech services, fierce competition among financial institutions and increased user choices. Some of the key discussions for the day include:

  • 10:00 - 10:10

    Welcome Address by the Organiser & Conference Chairman

  • 10:10 - 10:25

    Opening Keynote Address

Open banking is here: Awareness, preparedness & implementation

  • 10:30 - 10:45

    Keynote

The upcoming Saudi Open Banking regulatory framework – What does it mean for the region’s banks and fintechs

  • 10:50 - 11:30

    C-level Panel

Developing an Open Banking ecosystem in Saudi Arabia - Benefits over risks, addressing the overarching issue of ensuing competition and optimizing outcomes

  • 11:35 - 11:50

    Keynote

Driving collaboration & innovative fintech solutions within Saudi Arabia’s open banking landscape

  • 11:55 - 12:15

    Exclusive Interview with a Global bank

Success parameters, lessons learnt and key take-aways

  • 12:20 - 12:55

    Panel

Addressing challenges to open banking: Talent gap, legacy systems, data privacy among others

  • 13:00 - 13:15

    Fireside Chat

Banking-as-a-Service: How profitable is platformisation for the big banks

  • 13:20 - 13:30

    Closing remarks by Conference Chairman & Close of Open Banking Revolution Summit

Francis

Francis Mac Aonghus

EMEA Director FS Industry and Strategy Transformation,
Oracle

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Who Will Attend?

Open Banking Marketplace will be a collaborative platform for GCC banks, fintechs, regulators, fintech accelerators, technology funds, marketplaces, infrastructure/cloud/API providers and other stakeholders critical in enabling open banking as Central Bank embrace the potential of the concept for heightened innovation and customer experience.

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Open Banking is coming Are you ready ?

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David Johns

SCM Solution Lead ECEMEA at Oracle

David Johns has worked for 10 years in line roles to Procurement Director and 20 years in Management Consulting with KPMG and PwC. Working as a Consultant David has delivered a number of major technology enabled transformation programs in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia with a focus on Procurement, SCM and Finance. David joined Oracle in 2019 where he supports customers to design and implement Procurement and ERP Solutions.

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David Johns

SCM Solution Lead ECEMEA at Oracle

David Johns has worked for 10 years in line roles to Procurement Director and 20 years in Management Consulting with KPMG and PwC. Working as a Consultant David has delivered a number of major technology enabled transformation programs in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia with a focus on Procurement, SCM and Finance. David joined Oracle in 2019 where he supports customers to design and implement Procurement and ERP Solutions.