April 14, 2024

11th Edition Connected Banking Summit – Innovation & Excellence Awards; East Africa 2024


Crafting the Future of Banking with Inclusion & Digital Evolution

The banking industry is on the cusp of a digital revolution, and Nairobi, Kenya, is set to host the 11th Edition Connected Banking Summit – Innovation & Excellence Awards East Africa2024. This summit, organized by The International Center for Strategic Alliances (ICSA), promises to be a pivotal event in shaping the future of banking across the region.

The Connected Banking Summit will also feature the esteemed Innovation & Excellence Awards 2024, recognizing leaders and organizations driving innovation and excellence in the banking sector. This prestigious event will unite global executives, experts, and leaders for an insightful convergence, prioritizing exceptional customer experiences and groundbreaking banking models.

Under the theme “Crafting the Future of Banking with Inclusion & Digital Evolution,” the summit will delve into various key topics driving the digital transformation journey in banking. From AI and Gen AI in banking to financial inclusion strategies, mobile banking, cybersecurity, and digital transformation, the summit will provide a comprehensive platform for discussion and collaboration.

An impressive lineup of speakers is set to grace the summit, including:

  • Mary Mulili, CEO, United Bank for Africa Kenya Limited.
  • Samuel Addae Minta, Country Managing Director Access Bank (Kenya) PLC, Regional Managing Director East Africa Access Bank.
  • Stanley Kamanguya, CEO, ICT Authority.
  • Sumayya Hassan, CEO, Takaful Insurance of Africa.
  • Daphne Maina, Acting CEO, CIB Kenya Limited.
  • David Mukuru, Chief Executive Officer, Caritas Microfinance Bank.
  • Morris Maina, CEO, TransUnion Kenya.
  • Winston Vimalraj, Territory Sales Lead, Africa, Freshworks
  • Cyrus Kamau, Deputy Director and Chief Analyst, Infrastructure and ICT, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
  • Amritha Reddy, Director, Fraud Solutions, TransUnion Africa
  • Vshal Nema, Lead – Product Marketing, Freshworks
  • Winnie Kaaka, Head Products and channels, Access Bank PLC
  • Moses Munguti, Lead Technical Expert East Africa, Kaspersky
  • Joshua Odongo, CEO, Tusenti Limited
  • Julius Orayo, Group Chief Information Officer, Jubilee Insurance
  • Hartnell Ndungi, Chief Data Officer, Absa Group
  • George Wanjohi, Chief Information Security Officer, Co-operative Bank of Kenya
  • John Frank, CEO, Benkiko
  • Samuel Njuguna, Co-founder, Chumz
  • Angela Mwirigi, Director Digital Financial Services, KCB Bank Group

These industry leaders will share their insights and expertise, offering valuable perspectives on the future of banking in East Africa.

The summit is proudly sponsored by industry-leading organizations at different levels:

  • Kaspersky – Official Cybersecurity Partner (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Freshworks – Gold Sponsor
  • TransUnion – Gold Sponsor
  • Access Bank (Kenya) Plc – Official Banking Partner
  • Tusenti – LaunchPad Exhibitors
  • Benkiko – LaunchPad Exhibitors
  • Chumz – LaunchPad Exhibitors

These sponsors reflect the commitment of organizations to driving innovation and excellence in the banking sector.

The summit will take place at the prestigious Radisson Blu Nairobi Upperhill, providing a conducive environment for networking, collaboration, and insightful discussions.

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