MEBIS Dubai 2016

18-19 September 2017
United Arab Emirates

Summit Agenda

» Day 1 - 5th September 2016

» Day 2 - 6th September 2016

Day 1 - 5th September 2016
08:40 - 09:40


09:40 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00

Opening Remarks by Lead Sponsor


Naveed Minhas, Banking Industry Leader MEA and Turkey, Global Business Services, IBM

Naveed Minhas
10:00 - 10:05

Opening Remarks by Platinum Sponsor


Przemyslaw Bogusz, Financial Services Sector Manager, Comarch Middle East

Przemyslaw Bogusz
10:05 - 10:25

Business Continuity, Backup & Recovery Provisioning: The Importance of being Prepared

  • IT recovery readiness for the banking industry – Is it worth the effort?
  • Key strategies in getting the formula right
  • NextGen backup & recovery solutions
    • End to end disk based back-up & recovery systems


Sagheer Mufti, Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Sagheer Mufti
10:25 - 10:45

Wimbledon@MEBIS: AdvantageData

An interactive presentation which focuses on the use of analytics at Wimbledon by IBM to drive a greater customer experience and the lessons that banking can learn from it.


Naveed Minhas, Banking Industry Leader MEA and Turkey, Global Business Services, IBM

Naveed Minhas
10:45 - 11:05

The Growing Opportunity for Innovation in Dubai and the Region

  • Customer insights and behavioral changes
  • Matching innovation with the market's needs is key
  • Emirates NBD: The future is now!


Pedro Cardoso, Senior Vice President, Head – Multichannel, CRM & Digital Transformation, Emirates NBD

Pedro Cardoso
11:05 - 11:25

Enhancing the Corporate Banking Experience, or How to Delight your Business Customers

  • Designing your corporate portal – How to do it right
  • Multichannel access for corporate clients – Which channels to invest in?
  • Protecting high-value transactions: A new generation of security devices



Maciej Salata, Business Solution Manager, Comarch

Maciej Salata
11:25 - 11:55


11:55 - 12:15

Banking in the Cognitive Era - Learn How Banks are Benefiting from Cognitive Technologies

For banking and financial markets, cognitive computing has arrived, and its potential to revolutionize the industry is enormous. With the power to unleash a new era of innovation and growth, cognitive systems are already helping institutions evolve beyond digital banking to further enhance the customer experience, uncover new insights and improve the quality of timely decisions. Banking leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to transform financial services.


Olga J. Parra, Banking and Insurance Analytics Leader, IBM Middle East and Africa

Olga J. Parra
12:15 - 12:35

Driving Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy

  • Turning the KYC/compliance burdens into business benefits
  • Guiding all stakeholders while ensuring full adherence to the rules with a smart Case Manager


Mark Busser, President, IMTF Group

Mark Busser
12:35 - 12:55

Challenges in Digital Payments and Mobility in Lebanon

This presentation will detail the challenges of the mobile payments industry and how to overcome them by reflecting on the PinPay story and lessons learned.


Omar Bader, CEO, PinPay

Omar Bader
12:55 - 13:15

Build Applications for other Systems, not Humans

  • A brief history of banking digitization
  • Moore's law, as a key digitization benefit
  • We build applications to the wrong audience


Ali Alomran, DGM – Technology Services, Arab National Bank

Ali Alomran
13:15 - 13:25

The Collateral Management Dilemma – Harmonizing Investor Expectations and Customer Experience

  • Less administration and throughput time in the loan process = satisfied customers
  • Modeling for optimized provisioning/loss
  • Dealing with management expectations on sustainable profit growth


Janos Hoos, Innovation Director, ApPello

Janos Hoos
13:25 - 14:25


14:25 - 15:15

Panel Discussion: Getting Ready for eBanking & eCommerce Digital Transformation

  • Mobile banking, not just an opportunity but an imperative: Opportunities & challenges
  • Multi channel & multi factors: The keys to a seamless and secure digital experience
  • Beyond eBanking, mobile payment

Marwan Elnakat, eBanking & eCommerce Director - MEA, Gemalto
Praveen Bangera, Manager of Digital Acquisitions, Mashreq
Sagheer Mufti, Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Sudhesh Giriyan, COO, Xpress Money

Marwan Elnakat Praveen Bangera Sagheer Mufti Sudhesh Giriyan
15:15 - 15:35

Innovation in Structuring Islamic Banking Products

  • How a single Sharia structure can be innovatively used for different financing needs?
  • What are the hybrid Sharia structures and how have they been used to promote Sukuk (Islamic bonds)?
  • What are Islamic derivatives and how they are structured?


Sohail Zubairi, CEO, Dar Al Sharia Islamic Finance Consultancy

Sohail Zubairi
15:35 - 15:40


15:40 - 16:10


Day 2 - 6th September 2016
09:20 - 09:50


09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:30

Blockchain, Digital Currencies and the Future of Banking in 21st Century

This session provides insight into Blockchain technology and the dawning of digital/crypto currencies such as Bitcoin and decentralized trust systems as it relates to banking in the 21st century. Additionally, this presentation will provide a glimpse into the future of banking, currency, payments, settlements, finance and decentralized proof of ownership while examining the powerful technological trends emerging at the same point in time which will reshape the future of banking and finance forever.


Siamak Amirghodsi, VP - Data Management & Advanced Analytics, OCC

Siamak Amirghodsi
10:30 - 10:50

Developing Security Strategy for the Digital Age

  • Understanding the emerging threat landscape in the digital age
  • Evolution of security in digital banking
  • Leveraging big data and cognitive systems for combating financial cyber crime
  • Establishing and executing a robust security strategy for the digital age

Roshdi Osman, Deputy CISO, Banque Saudi Fransi

Roshdi Osman
10:50 - 11:10

Innovate Your Bank to a Customer-Focused Enterprise: How to Know Your Customer (KYC) & Exceed Expectations

  • Transforming KYC from concept to actionable strategy in banking
  • Evolution and adaptation of new technologies, key challenges
  • Performance rules
  • Near future: “Lost in Space” or “Keep Calm and Adapt”



Gokhan Alakus, Head of Digital & Alternate Channels, First Gulf Bank

Gokhan Alakus
11:10 - 11:40


11:40 - 12:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: How Can Banks Modernise and Mobilise Financial Services without Compromising Security

Ali Alomran, DGM – Technology Services, Arab National Bank
Ian Evans, Vice President EUC - EMEA, VMware AirWatch
Mudit Saxena, Head of Retail, Commercial Bank of Dubai
Roshdi Osman, Deputy CISO, Banque Saudi Fransi

Ali Alomran Ian Evans Mudit Saxena Roshdi Osman
12:30 - 13:10

Panel Discussion: The Power of Technology and what does the Future have in Store for the Middle Eastern Banking Industry

Dhiraj Mirchandaney, Lead - eChannels & Online Services, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Sameh Farid, Cloud Unit Executive, IBM Middle East
Siamak Amirghodsi, VP - Data Management & Advanced Analytics, OCC
Tomasz Adamczyk, Product Manager - Retail Digital Banking, Comarch

Dhiraj Mirchandaney Sameh Farid Siamak Amirghodsi Tomasz Adamczyk
13:10 - 13:20


13:20 - 14:20


Agenda is subject to change

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18-19 September 2017

United Arab Emirates

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