Nigeria Fintech Week (NFW) 2020 is gathering momentum as industry stakeholders prepare to discuss and network.
This year’s event starts November 2nd and ends November 6th, 2020 under the theme “Evolving Economic Disruption: Fintech as a Solution”.
Of course, players in the Nigeria’s FinTechs have been resilient in 2020 despite the Coronavirus Pandemic that ravaged the world economy.
Since its emergence as an organised sector from 2008 global financial meltdown, fintech have become key enablers of innovation and disruption in the financial sector.
With the evolving global economic disruption, the Nigeria Fintech Week (NFW) 2020 aims to discover, launch and bring to limelight the new fintech solutions that can be leveraged in key important but neglected sectors such as health, agriculture, education, ecommerce, logistics amongst others.
The 2nd edition of Fintech Week (NFW) 2020 and the 5th in the series of National Fintech Conferences in Nigeria would unearth the paradigm shift in innovation and the new waves of digital and financial disruptions and solutions to rescue economies of the developing countries.
As Fintech innovation continues to evolve, can the world rely on Fintech to bail it out of the looming global financial and economic crisis?
This and more questions shall be answered by top speakers listed for the Week.
The speakers include:
Patrick Akinwuntan, Managing Director/ Regional Executive, Ecobank Nigeria Limited – possesses over 20 years of senior and executive management experience.
Dr Segun Aina, President, FintechNGR – a global professional banking leader, internationally rated fintech enabler and ecosystem builder, thought leader and a respected futurist three decades of distinguished banking career.
Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Chief Financial Services Officer, Safaricom PLC & Interim, CEO, M-PESA Africa – a mobile-financial services expert with over 15 years’ senior managerial experience from different fields.
Ade Bajomo, ED, IT & Operations, Access Bank – 25 years of professional experience and has held several senior leadership positions across several industries, including Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets.
Matt Flannery – Founder & CEO, Branch International – a serial tech founder.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – Trained infectious disease epidemiologist, has over 20 years’ experience working in senior public health and leadership positions.
Adebayo Sanni, Country Managing Director, Oracle – possesses vast experience in information technology and services industry.
Oremeyi Akah, Chief Customer Experience Officer – has over 18 years’ experience across several capacities within the fintech value chain including – software engineering, implementation, training, operations and business management at Interswitch Group.
Tope Adeniyi, CEO, AXA Mansard Health – over 15 years from several sectors.
Obi Ozor, CEO & Co-Founder, Kobo360 – over six years’ experience in logistics and supply chain. Founded Kobo360, Africa’s fastest-growing digital logistics platform, building a Global Logistics Operating System [G-LOS], a blockchain-enabled platform to power trade across the African continent.
Omon Odike, CEO of U-Connect Human Resources Limited, Founder, Gr8jobsng – credited with introducing innovative solutions in Human Resources.
Hassan Usman, CEO, Jaiz Bank – A trained Accountant with experience across various sectors including banking.
Dr Babatunde Obrimah, COO, FintechNGR – A fintech enthusiast & multi-skilled individual with working experiences spanning the banking sector, non-bank financial services sector, financial consulting services/project management and public sector.
Akinyinka Akintunde, Vice President, Financial Markets, AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited – specializes in strategy, finance, capital markets, product development and business technology.
Davidson Oturu, Partner, AELEX Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators – advises clients in a variety of industries, including information technology, financial services and payments, private equity and capital markets.
Janine Civitate, Deputy Director, A.I, The United Nations Development Programme’s Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development based in Singapore – manages all programmatic and operational aspects of the Centre across its thematic focus areas of Smart Cities and Digitalisation, Sustainable and Digital Agriculture, and Sustainable Finance and worked in the private sector at international companies and startups in Spain, the US, Argentina and Uruguay.
Dr Konstantinos Tsanis, Digital Transformation and FinTech Expert, IFC – a multi-linguistic Digital Transformation and FinTech expert.
Jamelino Akogbeto, Digital Financial Services Specialist, Africa Development Bank, AfDB – has over 17 years of professional experience in the telecom, finance and business consulting sectors.
Tolulope Omoleye – Osindero, Head, Legal & Compliance, Branch International – a qualified legal practitioner with over a decade of experience practising in law firms in Nigeria and United Kingdom, has advised on local and international financings, acquisitions, divestments and structured finance deals, many of which involved companies in the financial services, technology, manufacturing and energy sectors.
Dr Joseph Odusanya, Co-founder at Biocrops Biotechnology Company Limited – has a three-decade-long career that spanned academics, management consulting and practice
Oluwasoga Oni, CEO & Co-founder, MDaaS Global – Oversees the operations of the Techstars-backed company building Africa’s largest network of private diagnostic facilities, providing convenient, high-quality, and affordable care for the continent’s next billion.
Tunde Salako, CEO, InsurtechRising – an insurtech entrepreneur with experience in the business of engendering access to insurance and fostering penetration.
Richie Santosdiaz, Head of MEA, The Financial Times – mainly specializes in economic development and diversification within the management consulting realm, specifically around internationalization (international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI)), as well as international business, international education, and capability development.
Simon Hardie, Co-founder & CEO, Findexable – has two decades of experience producing financial intelligence content, research and events for global financial publishers including The Economist, Euromoney Institutional Investor and IFR (part of the Thomson Reuters Group), as well as boutique research publishers and media companies across Europe and the Middle East.
Mosun Shashore, Customer Experience Expert – a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), Certified Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP), subject matter expert in Strategy development and execution.
Winston Nesfied, Partner, Strategy Consulting, PwC – leads the Financial Services team advising private and public sector clients to strengthen their digital capabilities and transform to more regionally integrated operating models to better leverage advancing technologies and partnerships opportunities.
Florence Bola-Balogun, Associate, AELEX Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators – regularly advises global leading payment processing companies, cryptocurrency companies and other leading companies on various transborder issues relating to ICT, cybercrime, cybersecurity, data protection and privacy.
Gbenga Totoyi, Group Head, Human Resources, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance –an emerging HR thought leader with interest in People Development, Organizational Design and Institutional Change.
Youssef Koun, Country Director & MEA digital champion, Sopra Banking Software – has over 20 years professional experience, assists the banks to deploy their IT strategy plan (change the core banking system, build a digital-ready banking platform, deploy new digital use cases.
Prateek Shrivastava, Board Member, Accion Microfinance Bank and VP, Digital, Accion International – brings more than 25 years of experience in applied technology, working in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
Daniel Yu, Founder & Global CEO, Sokowatch – helps developed an integrated financial services and logistics company – Sokowatch, transforming access to essential goods for communities across Africa.
Jian Min Sim, Founder, SourceSage – a serial entrepreneur with a mission to transform traditional businesses.
Dr Megor Ikuenobe, Founder & Executive Director, Lead Oak Women & Children Foundation – A medical expert with several years of experience leveraging technology for preventive medicine.