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About Conference

Digital Banking Saudi 2030 - Summit & Awards

Technology has become an indispensable factor in the banking industry creating new opportunities to local talent and contribute to the Kingdom’s financial landscape. To contribute to this growth, authorities are adapting to the latest framework, rules and regulations, creating a friendly environment for investments in Fintech.

In recent years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has taken some bold measures to reduce the dependency of Oil and steps to diversify its economy. The renewed focus on financial services is a part of its ambitious Vision 2030 strategy. BFSI is amongst the eight industries, which has been earmarked for driving its future growth, under the Saudi Central Bank, the Capital Market Authority (“CMA”) and the endeavor entrepreneurship of the Saudi’s youth.

There is a strong correlation between age and maturity for technology adoption. It is observed that fintech adoption for individuals between 16 to 39 years remain the highest at 80% with 23-29 year olds embrace the highest adoption at 82%. The Market share for fintech market in KSA is projected to reach $33 Billion by 2023 with e-payments being the largest contributor. Banks across KSA have been increasingly investing in technological advancements in order to adopt a proactive approach as their customers demonstrate a strong appetite to adopt FinTech solutions due to a high exposure to innovative solutions outside the banking sector.

On the other hand, majority of fintechs in Saudi Arabia are looking to scale their business, with 18% operation already. Between 2018 and 2020 the number of active fintechs in Saudi Arabia has grown at a CAGR of 147% Financial institutions in the last decade witnessed dramatic changes owing to high competition, evolving customer expectations, newer compliance regulations, and more. With the pandemic, consumer behaviour shifted drastically, driving many banks and credit unions to relook and redefine their customer experiences to thrive in these unprecedented circumstances.

About Speakers

Event Speakers

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Mohammed Abu Al Saud

Mohammed Abu Al Saud

Country Manager, PayTabs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PayTabs

Abe Karar

Abe Karar

Chief Digital & Strategy Officer

Fintech Galaxy

Arjun Vir Singh

Arjun Vir Singh

Head Of Financial Services - MENA

Arthur D. Little

Kerim Alain Bertrand

Kerim Alain Bertrand

CSO Global

SmartMessage

Murat Guner

Murat Guner

Regional Manager MEA

SmartMessage

Yasser Alobaidan

Yasser Alobaidan

Chairman

Jawraa

Faisal Al Yousef

Faisal Al Yousef

Head of Business Enablement

Alinma Bank

Dr. Ahmed Darwish Elsayed

Dr. Ahmed Darwish Elsayed

Head of Digital Delivery

Bank AlBilad

Yaser Bashar

Yaser Bashar

Director - Corporate Banking Group

Al Rajhi Bank

Althea Davis

Althea Davis

Managing Partner and Chief Data Officer

Avantologie

Mohamed Roushdy

Mohamed Roushdy

Senior Consultant

IFC

Features

Key Features

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Learn how to apply global best practices in BFSI and improvise on the same
Understand the impact of the latest UX and UI technologies
Hear from CX industry experts who are reinventing the industry
Network with the industry leaders to understand how can your organization be better in the region
Celebrate Excellence with the world’s Best FSI Organisations
Expand your network of potential clientele while demonstrating market leadership
Explore employee engagement blueprint to enhance efficiency & consistent experiences
Interactive Q&A sessions for the delegates to have better clarity on the Topic

Who Will Attend

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  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Customer Experience Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Head of Information Technology
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Heads of corporate banking
  • Head of retail Banking
  • Heads of Data and Analytics
  • Head of Risk and Compliance
  • Heads of Cards and Payments
  • Representation from the Ministry of Finance and other related stake holders

Industry Focus

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  • Public Banks
  • Private Banks
  • Foreign Banks
  • Small Finance Banks
  • Payments Banks
  • Cooperative Banks
  • NBFCs
  • Mutual Funds
  • General Insurance Companies
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Asset Management Companies
  • Technology Service Providers
  • Life Insurance Companies

Sponsors & Partners

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Gold Sponsor

Networking Partner

Associate Partner

Knowledge Partner

Supporting Partner

Strategic Sponsor

Media Partner

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