1-Day Virtual Event

Agenda

16 June 2021

FREE TO ATTEND

CAPACITY: 500 participants (Registration now closed)

This is the first part of the Africa FinTech Festival 2021 that will be held through a 1-Day virtual format.

You can expect here an agenda with panel discussions relevant to the Pan-African FinTech development scene, with topics ranging from innovation, regulations, investment – deal flow, skills and capacity building.

11.15 A.M (MUT) - WELCOME ADDRESS
Opening note by:
- Michal Szymanski - CEO @MAFH
- Dr. Segun Aina - President @Africa Fintech Network
- Emma Wade-Smith OBE - Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa @UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT)
11.45 A.M (MUT) - PANEL DISCUSSION | REGULATIONS
Digital ID: Streamlining Customer Due Diligence to Enhance Customer Experience
Moderated by Tom Mylrea-Lowndes - Board Member @MAFH

Panellists:
- Seema Khinda Johnson - Co-Founder & COO @Nuggets
- Yoseph Wondimu - Digital Services Operations Manager @COMESA Business Council
- Arvind Jadoo - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) @FSC Mauritius
- Olivier Meyer - Director @Aerow Ecm World ltd
12.30 P.M (MUT) - PANEL DISCUSSION | INNOVATION
State of Blockchain and Crypto asset regulations in Africa
Moderated by Suyash Sumaroo - Co-Founder @Horizon Africa Blockchain and Founder @Codevigor

Panellists:
- Sofie Blakstad - CEO @hiveonline
- Chimezie Chuta - Founder & Coordinator @Blockchain Nigeria User Group
- David Koon - Managing Director @SALT Technology
- Eva Oberholzer - Chief Growth Officer @Cardano Foundation
1.15 P.M (MUT) - BREAK
2.00 P.M (MUT) - PANEL DISCUSSION | SKILLS & CAPACITY BUILDING
Empowering the Future: The importance of digital financial literacy to build sustainable & ethical growth for the sector
Moderated by Lisa Dosooye - Head of Skills @MAFH

Panellists:
- Peter John Morgan - Senior Consulting Economist & Vice Chair of Research @Asian Development Bank Institute
- Lilian Makoi - Serial Innovator @Mipango Fintech Ltd
- Jaki Mebur - Market Engagement Manager & Mobile For Humanitarian Innovation @GSMA
2.45 P.M (MUT) - INTERVIEW - INNOVATION
How will Banks survive the Digital transformation?
Moderated by Marc Israel - Founder and CEO @Aetheis Ltd

Panellist:
- Ian Valentine - Principal Consultant, Media and Digital Transformation @Huawei Technologies, Mauritius
3.15 P.M (MUT) - PANEL DISCUSSION | INVESTMENT & DEAL FLOW
Deepening access to financial services for african MSMEs
Moderated by Nicole Anderson - Board Member @MAFH

Panellists:
- Dr. Jonathan Pinifolo - Project Manager: Digital Financial Inclusion @COMESA Business Council
- Aysha Tegally - CEO & Founder @Future Females Invest
- Sanjay Mungur - Founder & CEO @FinClub
- Shweta Beeharee - Portfolio Manager @Capital Asset Management Ltd representing SME Equity Fund Ltd
4.00 P.M (MUT) - PANEL DISCUSSION | REGULATIONS
Modernising the fight against financial crime
Moderated by Mike Rees - Founder @Strategic Vitality

Panellists:
- Philip Colin Treleaven - UCL Professor of Computing & Director UK Centre for Financial Computing @University College London
- Yoshinee Parasuraman - Chairperson of the Compliance Committee at Mauritius Bankers Association & Head of Financial Crime Compliance / MLRO at Absa Bank
- Jennifer Bairner - First Secretary (Illicit Finance) @British High Commission Mauritius
- Vikash Thakoor - Chief Executive @Financial Services Commission - Mauritius
- Anil Gopaul - Head of Financial Crime Intelligence and Surveillance @Absa Group Limited
4.45 P.M (MUT) - PANEL DISCUSSION | SKILLS & CAPACITY BUILDING
Building the Future: Fintech, Education, and Upskilling
Moderated by Darren Franks - Founder & CEO @TalentintheCloud International

Panellists:
- Laura Martin - Senior Business Analyst @Honoris United Universities
- Bhavish Jugurnath - Chartered Accountant and Economist @UoM
- Chitisha Gunnoo - Future FinTech Champion @MAFH
- Vidia Mooneegan - Senior Vice President @Ceridian
5.30 P.M (MUT) - AFF OCTOBER 2021 PREVIEW
Closing note by:
- Michal Szymanski - CEO @MAFH
- Dr. Segun Aina - President @Africa Fintech Network
- Owolabi Taiwo - Engagement Manager @Africa Fintech Network

Confirmed Speakers

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