On-demand commerce and omni-channel retail are transforming the way consumers make purchases. The ArabNet Digital Summit will explore the emerging trends and opportunities in e-commerce, e-retail and payments in MENA. It will also dive into the digital transformations taking place in the banking sector, and the fintech innovations that are changing the financial services industry.
New Age Commerce: Social Payments and Financial Services Financial Technology: Fostering Ecosystems and Support Emerging Financial Technologies and Inclusivity Mobility and Evolving Consumer Adoption
Alpesh Doshi
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Globally renowned leader helping organisations digitally transform, and innovator at Fintricity, a UK technology consultancy and SAP awardee at the forefront of big data, technology and digital transformation for over 15 years.
Faisal Khan
Banking & Payments Consultant + FinTech Scout for VCs/PE
Crypto-currency evangelist and solutions architect, with a forte in Cross-Border Money Transfers, and a series of awards including #1 Fintech blog to follow, “Fintech Asia 100” people shaping finance across Asia, and Quora top writer for 5 years in a row.
Hani Saif
Chief Information Officer, eXtra (United Electronics Co.)
Jason Best
Co-Founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors, Venture Partner of Vectr Ventures
Matthew Gardiner
Founder, CatchLondon
With Catch London clients including Alibaba, Tencent, Google, Blockchain and Techstars, and substantial networks in the UK, US, APAC and MENA, his career also features mentorship at FinTech accelerators in London, New York and Hong Kong.
Melissa Jun Rowley
Co-Founder of Resolve, Writer for BBC News
Rasool Hujair
Chief Executive Officer, Najm
CEO of Najm, the financial products and services arm of Majid Al Futtaim since 2007, with years of experience in the cards and payments industry, including the role of Regional Director for Gulf countries at American Express, and CEO at AFS and Euronet Middle East.
Ronit Ghose
Managing Director, Global Banks Sector Head
Citi Research
Covering banks in Europe, the Middle East and North America since 1997, and lead author of Citi's global fintech research GPS reports, with a background that includes the British Bankers’ Association and research for the former UK Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
Abdallah Saqqa
Head of Hybris - Customer Engagement & Commerce - MENA, SAP
Leading MENA's SAP Hybris, at the world leader in enterprise applications with respect to software and software-related service revenue, and the third largest independent software manufacturer globally.
Darren Taylor
Chief Design Officer, BankCLEARLY
Naveed Minhas
Banking Industry Leader MEA and Turkey, Global Business Services, IBM
Leading the IBM Banking Industry Innovation agenda for banks and financial Institutions, to progress a smarter commerce banking transformation focus in MEA with its diverse Banking landscape.
Omar Hashem
EVP Head of Digital Banking Division, The National Commercial Bank - AlahliNCB
Ulugbek Yuldashev
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, awok.com
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