EVENT OVERVIEW

The banking industry worldwide is undergoing phenomenal change giving the banks an opportunity to relook into its existing business models and take a huge leap towards the future. The shift in consumer’s digital experience, adoption of next-gen technologies, transformation of customer service to customer engagement, mobile workforce with a need to ‘right-size’ the branch network are all an opportunity for regional banks to seize the opportunity and accelerate the shift to digital.

Future Banks Summit – KSA will showcase latest innovations and practical case studies along with interactive panel discussions designed to guide the banking sector in KSA in identifying the right strategy to knock through long-standing resistance and be future ready!

An exciting and timely virtual conference on its way discussing the future of financial industry in KSA driven by innovation and digital advancements with adoption of technologies such as AI, intelligent automation, Regtech, data analytics, cloud migration, cyber security, digital payment models along with tech-driven redefined business continuity planning strategies.

WHAT CAN BANKS DO NOW TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE LOOMING CRISIS AND ACT WITH CONFIDENCE?

WHAT DOES THE CURRENT SITUATION MEAN FOR FINTECHS AND DIGITAL COLLABORATORS?

Future Banks Summit – KSA will highlight the enabling role of digitalization in reshaping the future of banking. The pandemic has forced digital acceleration at such a massive scale that banks aren’t just looking to transform but forced to reimagine the business. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a robust financial system with a strong economic foundation backed by solid regulatory frameworks and although the COVID-19 induced crisis has had an impact on liquidity, credit demand, risk management and asset quality, the admirable resilience shown by the banks in the kingdom serves as a strategic imperative.

The banks of the future will be the leading incumbent institutions that innovate into digital entities as oil to the wheels of the economy assisting in delivering the 2030 Vision of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The virtual conference will have leaders from the banking industry, senior executives from the financial sector and key technology vendors discuss the strategies and opportunities to create Banks of Future. The key insights and thought-provoking debates will ignite the ideas to redefine the financial services industry in the future. The event will have more than 200 attendees and will be an industry leading platform for the banking industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

WHAT’S DRIVING THE MARKET?

  • A thrust towards digital transformation due to COVID-19
  • Shift in regulatory focus from financial resilience to operational resilience
  • Strategic consolidation for a healthier and stronger financial ecosystem in the Kingdom
  • Impact of the pandemic on consumer sentiment, behavior and expectations
  • Growing importance of Data management and innovative technologies
  • Setting impact tolerance & identifying response strategy, recovery, learning and improvements

WHY ATTEND?

  • Networking with industry peers and thought leaders
  • Gain practical insights into latest digital developments
  • To understand key Innovations & adoption of digital strategies
  • Exploration of new technology in an industry under transformation
  • Protecting critical financial infrastructure from cyber threats
  • Strategies to build AI and data-driven financial organization
  • Opportunity for Fintech Collaborations

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Get to explore the development, innovation, and adoption of banking across the region

  • Covid-19 Crisis Analysis – The impact of Covid-19 on the banking and financial services sector
  • Digital Transformation
  • Customer experience
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data analytics
  • Retail and Corporate Banking Strategies
  • Data Management and Information Security

ATTENDEE PROFILE

  • CIOs, CTOs, CISO’s and Heads of Digital Strategy
  • GMs and senior management
  • CMOs and Heads of Customer Experience
  • Heads of Strategy & Operations
  • Heads of Corporate Banking
  • Heads of Data and Analytics
  • Heads of Retail Banking
  • Heads of Governance, Risk and Compliance

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
DAY ONE

23 NOVEMBER 2020
10:00 am  – 12:00 pm (Saudi Time)

  • PANEL DISCUSSION | The Future of Banking – Stemming the Impact of Covid-19 on the Economy
  • Banking has Moved to the Cloud – Are you there yet?
  • Sanitize – The Future of Biometric Technology in your Hands
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | AI in Banking – The Roadmap to Transforming Banks in the Kingdom
  • The Power of Intelligent Automation in Banking
  • Mobile Payment and Wallet Innovation
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | A New Era of Cyber Threats for Banks in the Kingdom

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
DAY TWO

24 NOVEMBER 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Saudi Time)

  • PANEL DISCUSSION | The Shifting Nexus of Retail Banking During Covid-19
  • Customer Data Platform – A Must-Have Tool for Financial Marketers
  • The Rise of Fintechs and Neo Banks
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | Transforming Banking Customer Experience Fully Remotely
  • From Online to Omni Channel – QA And Mobile Banking Application Testing
  • Fraud, Aml & Financial Crime – Innovation in Times of Digitalization
  • PANEL DISCUSSION | Corporate Banking – Driving Innovation in Response to Covid-19

ALL STAR LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS

Abdulaziz Aldahmash
Head of Digital Banking and Payments
SABB

Abdulaziz Aldahmash is a banker with over 16 years of experience in banking technology and Payments. He is successful transformation and strategic-thinking leader with a proven track record, credited with bringing a significant increase (Approx.140%) in usage of payments and reduction of cash usage on a national level by implementing an effective business strategy. Currently, He is working as head of Digital Banking and Payments in HSBC-Saudi Arabia (SABB) and one of his main responsibility is driving FinTech partnership, prior joining SABB, he was working for the central bank of Saudi Arabia (SAMA) and leading the national payment modernization program which sat the foundation for Cashless growth. Abdulaziz holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and master’s degree in business (MBA) in addition to executive degrees from reputable business schools such as London Business School.

Abdulmohsen Al-Mulhem
Director of Marketing, Corporate Communications & Customer Experience – CMO
BANK ALBILAD

Abdulmohsen Al-Mulhem is the Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer of Bank Albilad, in his current role he focuses on creating high-quality customer experiences through journey mapping and cultural change. With his customer-centric mindset he successfully led albilad to be one of the country most influential brands. An advocate for an experience-driven economy Abdulmohsen has over 25 years of experience holding several senior leadership roles. Prior to joining Albilad, he served as General Manager of Marketing ,Corporate Communications and Customer service for Mawhiba, one of the largest providers of training and skill development in the region. Embedding a customer-driven growth culture he worked closely with business process organizations. Previously, Abdulmohsen led and managed the Marketing & Partner care for Alinma Bank.

Faisal Al-Rashoudi
Vice President – Head of Digitilization & Automation
BANK ALJAZIRA  

Faisal Al-Rashoudi is an executive leader possessing a qualified and highly skilled Management Information System & Project Management professional with a proven 17 years’ experience in Information Technology and related business project management in banking industry.  Currently working as a VP – Head of Automation & Robotics in Bank Al Jazira leading the implementation of RPA, CRM, Data warehouse & Artificial intelligence technology to enhance customer experience.

Grant Niven
Head of Group Digital
BANQUE SAUDI FRANSI

Grant Niven is the Head of Group Digital of Banque Saudi Fransi (Riyadh, KSA). He is accountable for defining and executing the Bank-wide digital vision and strategic initiatives across the organisation. The visionary for the future of banking. He is originally from, Scotland, UK, since graduating from Strathclyde University (Glasgow) over the last 20+ years Grant has worked in several executive roles in the technology, consulting and financial services industry in Europe and the Middle East.  Prior to joining BSF in March’20, Grant held a partner position with EY where he led the Technology Consulting practice for the financial services sector across the MENA region. Grant is passionate about putting the client at the centre of everything he does. A digital evangelist, driven by great experiences enabled via technology.    

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Yzel Alarcon   Operations Business Solution Manager   +971 56 2152121   yzel@verve-management.com