• 8:00: Registration and Networking Breakfast

  • 9:00: Welcome Address by the Chairman Opening Speech

    Regulatory Update: The global trends vs what has been happening in Middle East
    Overview of regulatory changes regarding FinTech and RegTech in Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia
    What lessons can FS Industry draw from these changes and requirements and how they can work with them
    Regulatory sandboxes in Bahrain: How do they stack up?

    David Parker
    Executive Director
    Bahrain Economic Development

  • 9:10: KEY NOTE: FINTECH AND REGTECH

    How does FinTech relate to the new concept of RegTech and why is it becoming the next big thing?

    Mohammad Shaheen Khan
    Vice President Shariah Compliant Banking
    Gulf International Bank

  • 9:35: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to build the next generation of Regtech Solutions

    Varun Mehta
    Practice Head
    Fraud and Security Intelligence – SAS

  • 10:00: Panel Discussion: REGULATORY PRIORITIES DURING THE RISE OF REGTECH IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

    How new technologies fit into the current regulatory landscape
    Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Blockchain; Biometrics; Cryptography; Data Analysis; Cloud Computing; APIs – Will Really Change The Face Of Regulatory Technology?
    What Are The Legal & Compliance Issues Around Using These New Technologies?

    Moderator:

    David Shepherd
    Market Development Lead – Risk (MENA)
    Thomson Reuters – Dubai

     

     

    Ali Riad Achkar
    Head of Strategy Management Office & Centre of Excellence
    Gulf International Bank

     

    Amit Shah
    Head-Finance Bahrain
    Mashreq Bank

     

    Sriniwas Nandiraju
    Co-Founder & Director
    Finalytix

     

    Humd Munawar
    Director METP
    Bureau Van Dijk

     

     

  • 10:40: Morning Coffee Break

  • 11:10: Taking Banking Intelligence to the Next Level

    Humd Munawar
    Director METP
    Bureau Van Dijk

  • 11:35: Panel Discussion: HOW COMPLIANCE, RISK, REGULATION AND TECHNOLOGY FIT TOGETHER

    Progressing towards a digital compliance future
    How ready are financial institutions today
    Moderator:

    Mujtaba Khalid
    Head Islamic Finance
    Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance Centre

    Santhosh K J
    Chief Compliance Officer Global
    UAE Exchange

     

    Yaser Al Hammadi
    Head of Compliance and Risk Management & MLRO
    Solidarity General Takaful B.S.C. (C)

     

     

     

     

  • 12:15: Networking Break & Lunch

  • 13:15: Panel Discussion: CYBER SECURITY AND CYBER RISK IN THE AGE OF REGTECH

    Impact of cyber security in making FinTech / RegTech safe for financial institutions

    Understanding the risks and security implications of RegTech, privacy and data protection.

     

    Moderator:

    Jordan Savvides
    Head of Information Security
    National Bank of Bahrain

     

    Rajeev Ravindranath
    CyberSecurity Expert
    Exponential Digital Solution

     

    Ian Dillon
    Co-Founder
    NOW Money and IBOC

     

    Guilhem Giraud
    Cybersecurity Advisor

  • 13:55: RegTech - The start of a journey

    How emerging technologies and solutions developed within the RegTech innovation ecosystem can address risk and regulatory challenges and create future opportunities.

    Max Di Gregorio
    Partner – Digital and Technology Consulting Lead FS Middle East
    PWC

  • 14:20: REGULATORY SANDBOX TO SUPPORT FINTECH STARTUPS IN OUR REGION AND HOW FINANCIAL INSTITUTION ARE REACHING OUT TO BOTH TO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

    Sriniwas Nandiraju
    Co-Founder & Director
    Finalytix

  • 14:45: Afternoon Coffee Break

  • 15:15: Why AML failure is now a Choice

    • Objectives of AML Compliance
    • Key drivers of AML Compliance
    • AML Compliance spend
    • Cost of AML Failures (by reference to Case Studies)
    • The link between data and governance
    • Overcoming the Data Challenge
    • Customer Screening – Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
    • Case studies

    Tom Devlin
    Regulatory Expert and COO
    RiskScreen

  • 15:40: The role of big-data in the digital age for greater customer engagement, regulatory compliance and human centred design

    • Why big data and the importance of harnessing analytics
    • Using big data for risk and fraud mitigation
    • The role of data analytics in streamlining and cost-effective risk management
    • What more will FinTech bring us in data collection, analytics and RegTech

    Vijaya Kumar
    Chief Risk Officer
    Bahrain Development Bank

  • 16:00: End of Day 1

  • 8:30: Registration and Morning Coffee

  • 9:00: Welcome Address by the Chairman

    Mujtaba Khalid
    Head Islamic Finance
    Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance Centre

  • 9:20 KEYNOTE: TRANSFORMING KYC TO KYD THROUGH NEXT GEN REGTECH

    Raheel Iqbal
    Managing Partner
    Finocracy

  • 9:50: Compliance and the Extra Mile – A Step Too Far or Does It Pay Off in the End?

    Martin Schoefield
    Innovative Systems
    Finscan

  • 10:20: Self-regulating Digital Assets and Programmatic Cash Flows in the Cryptoeconomy

    TALAL TABBAA
    Co-Founder
    Jibrel Network

  • 10:50: Panel Discussion: SETTING OUT A NEW ROAD MAP FOR COMPLEX KYC AND ONBOARDING – NECESSARY TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS TRANSFORMATION

    This panel discusses new digital identities for KYC and Onboarding as part of the digital transformation agenda and will discuss to what extent blockchain and emerging technologies can improve the KYC and Onboarding process.

    Applying innovative technologies to manage risk and to improve KYC, Onboarding and AML

    Using new digital identities for KYC and onboarding as part of the digital transformation agenda

     

    Moderator:

    Shelly K. Jose
    Country Compliance
    HDFC Bank Limited

     

     

     

    Yaser Al Hammadi
    Head of Compliance and Risk Management & MLRO
    Solidarity General Takaful B.S.C.

     

    Tariq Ali
    Chief Executive
    Trident Financial & Accounting Consulting

     

     

  • 11:35: Morning Coffee Break

  • 12:15: HOW BLOCKCHAIN IMPACTS THE REGULATORY SECTOR

    Peter Mikkelsen
    Founder, Nordic Blockchain Association
    Co-founder,
    European RegTech association

  • 12:45: Panel Discussion: BASEL III, IFRS 9 & REPORTING REGULATIONS

    Identifying the key regulatory compliance pain points where disruptive technologies can add the most value

    Moderator:

    Dr. Mohammed Belgami
    Director
    Risk Advisory and Compliance Corporate Finance International

     

    Sabeen Saleem
    Chief Executive Officer
    Islamic International Rating Agency

     

    Simone Del Nevo
    Senior Associate
    ASAR – Al Ruwayeh and Partners

     

  • 1:40: Networking Lunch and of RegTech MENA