Fintech summit advisory board makes last call for registrations ahead monumental event

CIO CIO East Africa Fintech summit advisory board (Back row l-r) George Njuguna, CIO, HF Group, Steve Njenga - CIO , Barclays Kenya, Ali Hussein Kassim - Co-Founder & CEO – FinteXX, Paul Ndichu, CEO – Interswitch East Africa, Andrew Karanja, Director, CIO East Africa, Harry Hare - Chairman , CIO East Africa, Sammy Nyambu, CIO, Mwalimu National, (Front row l-r) Catherine Muraga , CIO, Sidian Bank and Laura Chite, CEO – CIO East Africa.

With the eagerly awaited Fintech Summit 2018 set to kick off in Nairobi, Kenya tomorrow the events advisory board, consisting of major players in the FSI arena are calling on people to register and attend the can’t miss event.

The board, which consists of: Steve Njenga – CIO , Barclays Kenya, George Njuguna, CIO, HF Group, Harry Hare – Chairman , CIO East Africa, Laura Chite, CEO – CIO East Africa,   Sammy Nyambu, CIO, Mwalimu National,  Eddie Ndichu – Managing Director / Opera Software AS, Andrew Karanja, Director, CIO East Africa, Catherine Muraga , CIO, Sidian Bank and Ali Hussein Kassim – Co-Founder & CEO – FinteXX, met recently to finalise the event’s agenda.

The agenda will be driven by the ‘crème de la crème’ of speakers from both the financial and technology sector, the topics promise to hold topics that are both exhilarating and thought provoking, such topics include:

  • Journey to cashless economy
  • Creative Fintech Adoption to catalyze access to finance
  • Leveraging startups to drive innovation in FSIs

Click here to access the full agenda.

“Kenya’s most respected forward-thinkers and leaders from the financial services industry shall converge at the event to explore the immediate next steps lined to drive industry-wide digital transformation to impact the economy in the shortest run.” Ms Laura Chite, CEO – CIO East Africa, said, speaking on behalf of the board.

“Come and join us for this one of a kind event, for a chance to be informed about the emerging trends in the fintech space in East Africa, and also for a chance to network with the best of the best in this field,” Ms Chite added.

Collaboration & Co-Innovation

The event will have been made possible thanks to support from the Authority (CA), SimbaNet Technologies, Myriad Connect and Thomson Reuters who have joined 15 other collaborators partnering with CIO East Africa and the CIO East Africa Council to organise the event.


Themed: Collaboration & Co-Innovation in the Financial Services Industry, the summit lined to start with a high-profiled CBK Governor & CEOs/MDs Roundtable at 7.30am on 29th May, 2018 at the Crown Plaza Hotel brings together and average of 200 top-tier leadership in the Banking, Insurance, SACCOs, Telcos and revolutionary Financial Technology establishments in Kenya.

“We are indebted to the partners who are on-boarding the arrangement to forthcoming Fintech Summit,” Ms Chite, continued.

“We are delighted to partner with the industry stakeholders to host this annual summit,” said Engineer Francis Wangusi, Director General Communications Authority adding the organization’s sponsorship is built upon a strong partnership with progressive industry thinkers eager to share expertise and resources to build the evolving Fintech market in Kenya.

Rakesh Kukreja, Managing Director for SimbaNET under the umbrella of Wananchi Business Services expressed his delight for the timely event noting: “We would like the market to know that SimbaNET is a key Innovation driver, supporting the regional financial sector with its new custom solutions like managed services (inclusive of Managed WAN, Managed WIFI, Managed Security), Cloud and IoT platforms.”

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Separately, while securing sponsorship opportunity for the forthcoming summit, Lenin Oyuga, Region Business Head – East Africa & Indian Ocean Islands, Thomson Reuters asserted the organization’s commitment to collaborate with industry stakeholders to elevate the Fintech space.

“Thomson Reuters has been a pillar in providing data, platforms, solutions and innovating together with the Financial Industry value chain over the years. In the age of disruption, each new day something innovative comes up in engaging the modern customer,” said Oyuga.

“Myriad Connect is delighted to partner with CIO East Africa – the Summit’s organisers as the company works extensively with enterprises, including financial service providers (FSPs) and mobile network operators (MNOs) to improve competition, consumer choice, and ultimately financial inclusion.”  Fabien Delanaud, General Manager, Myriad Connect, said.

Click here to register for the event.

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