Kenya to host Fintech Summit 2018

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Laura Chite, CEO - CIO East Africa

Fintech Summit 2018, purposed to heighten the momentum of Kenya and by extension the East African countries getting to the next-level of financial inclusion that will accommodate even the lowest bracket in the retail chain is purposed to heighten digital transactions that’ll impact the economy positively.

Organised by CIO East Africa in conjunction with Africa eDevelopment and the East Africa CIO Council, the summit slated on 29th – 30th May, 2018 in Nairobi brings together financial technology (Fintech) industry players, policymakers, innovators, investors and decision-makers in the Banking, Insurance and SACCOs.

“The summit will be a big win for both delegates and sponsors considering that Kenya has become a reference of the financial services industry taking the leap in digitising processes, securing critical assets and analysing data that’s making tactical decisions to better both public and business enterprises,” said Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa.

“The summit will be a big win for both delegates and sponsors considering that Kenya has become a reference of the financial services industry taking the leap in digitising processes, securing critical assets and analysing data that’s making tactical decisions to better both public and business enterprises,”

Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa

The commitment to be part of next-level fintech journey, which promises to offer the synergy needed for coordination between deployment of smart capital, rollout of smart technologies and communication across the ecosystem ranging from policy makers, bankers, SACCOs, Insurers is encouraging, added Chite.

Today, despite the increased use of mobile and deliberate rollout of financial technologies, there are still millions of ‘mama mbogas’ and hundreds of thousands in the matatu transport industry locked out of the progressive cashless transaction equation.

It is expected that this year, the total mobile payment volumes will reach US$930bn and continue to rise in 2019 contributing to the global growth of cashless payments.

We are glad that the industry players have been asking for this summit that prompted the partnership of CIO East Africa, Africa eDevelopment and CIO Council to put up the summit’s advisory committee.

The committee members include Harry Hare, Chairman and publisher of CIO East Africa, Paul Ndichu CEO, Interswitch East Africa, Catherine Maraga, CIO – Sidian Bank, Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa, Steve Njenga-CIO, Barclays Bank, Rohit Kumar, CIO I&M Bank, Ali Hussein – Principal, AHK Associates, Michael Mbuthia – CIO, IPSL, George Njuguna – CIO, HF Group and Andrew Karanja, Director – Africa eDevelopment.

Click here to learn more and register for the Fintech Summit 2018.

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