The digital banking landscape in Nigeria is expected to transform the country to Africa’s fintech hub. In line with Central Bank of Nigeria’s Vision 2020 goal of being among the top 20 economies, the Government has initiated the cashless Nigeria policy, which promotes innovative payments and banking systems, driving change in consumer patterns, growing mobile and internet adoption, and increasing e-commerce and smartphone penetration. This represents a window of opportunities for banks to utilise technology to drive innovative financial services in areas such as customer experience, cyber security and seamless digital channels.
The New Age Banking Summit – Nigeria Edition will bring together carefully selected industry experts, to provide insights into the key trends and challenges of banking in the digital era.
Enhancing the Banking Regulatory Framework for Better Enforcement and Renewed Transparency
Role of Fintech in Delivering Financial Services to the Unbanked
Opportunity for innovative start-ups to showcase products that will disrupt the banking and financial Industry.
Banking Technology is the definitive source of news and analysis of the global fintech sector.
Founded in London in 1984, Banking Technology has been at the forefront of the print and online publishing for the international community of bankers, financial services professionals, vendors, consultants, analysts and other industry participants, big and small.
Our website attracts around 80,000+ unique monthly visitors and our daily newsletter is delivered to over 17,500+ key decision-makers in the financial services and technology sectors.
Our broad readership and reputation, combined with in-depth coverage of fintech and banking technology issues on a worldwide scale, makes Banking Technology the leading resource for technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators and other specialists across the sector.
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Payments Afrika is an independent news site for professionals and executives. Focused on the continuing evolution and innovation of payments in Africa and abroad, Payments Afrika delivers the latest news and insight into a wide range of electronic payment topics including: card payments, ATMs, online payments, ecommerce, mobile payments, online banking, alternative payments, security and point of sale technology.
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Financial Nigeria magazine, Africa’s foremost development and finance journal, is produced as a knowledge-intensive complementary reading material. It is targeted at senior officials in the public, private and voluntary sectors. A number of Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and private sector institutions are institutional subscribers to the magazine. The magazine regularly publishes articles on Energy, Policy and Governance, Private Sector Development, ICT, Finance and Investment, Monetary Policy, International Trade, Market Risks and International Capital Flows, Market Regulation, Agriculture and Food Security, Sustainable Development, and Technology. Financial Nigeria magazine debuted in August 2008 as a monthly. Since then, it has been published every month.
For more information, please visit www.financialnigeria.com
Former Minister of Communication Technology
Dr. Omobola Johnson is a Partner of TLcom Capital (Lagos, Nigeria), a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology-enabled companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015. During this time, she supervised the launch and execution of the National Broadband Plan, and provided support to the Nigerian technology industry, pioneering the involvement of the government in a local VC fund and a network of start-up incubators.
Before serving in the Nigerian government, Omobola worked in Accenture for over twenty five years, including five years as Country Managing Director, when she collaborated with companies in a variety of industries, transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organisations. Omobola serves on the board of a number of not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, including Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), where she was the founding chairperson. She has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, a Master's degree in Digital Electronics from King’s College, London and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the School of Management of Cranfield University.
Group CIO & MD, Ecobank Group
CIO, Group Head, IT, Diamond Bank Plc
Head, Digital Banking, First Bank of Nigeria
Folasade Femi-Lawal is a fellow of both, the Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Taxation of Nigeria, and an alumnus of Harvard Executive Education Business School. She is currently the Head of Digital Banking for First Bank Nigeria Ltd. She includes in her accomplishments the successful launch of the first integrated lifestyle mobile banking app, FirstMobile, on Google, Blackberry and Android Appstore, which received a 4.7 rating within 24 hours. She also has to her credit the Global Finance award for the 'Best Digital Bank of Distinction for 2016' as well as the 2016 Asian Banker Award for the 'Best Mobile Payments' during the 3rd West Africa International Banking Convention.
Folasade joined FirstBank in July 2012, when she held the role of Deputy Head, Mobile Financial Services (MFS) and helped the bank take giant strides that led to its partnership with major institutions such as the Cherie Blair Foundation, UNICEF and major telecoms in Nigeria.
Group head, Transaction Banking Products, First City Monument Bank
Dennis Onome Ezaga is an accomplished executive with over 19 years of demonstrated career success in banking, encompassing experience in sales, product management, business development, strategic planning/new setups, remittances, banking operations, client servicing, statutory compliance and team management. Dennis is also a fellow at the Chartered Institute of Finance and Control, Nigeria.
Chief Information Security Officer and Group Head Information Security, Guaranty Trust Bank
Currently working as the Chief Information Security Officer and Group Head Information Security Group at Guaranty Trust Bank Plz. Nigeria, Bharat Soni has over 18 years of experience in information security risk assessments, business risk assessment, IT governance and compliance. He has demonstrated skill in developing information security frameworks and conceptualising information security policies, as well as ensuring compliance with security standards and procedures.
Group Head Strategy and Innovation, Sterling Bank
Executive Director - Chief Risk and Finance Officer, SunTrust Bank
Usman Abdulqadir has over 20 years of banking experience, spanning retail and commercial banking, as well as bank supervision and regulation. He began his banking career with FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank) in 1996, and served as the Kaduna Business Development Manager of Reliance Bank Limited (now Skye Bank), where he managed corporate, private and public-sector clients, before moving on to the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2003. He played a central role in the banking sector reforms of 2005 and 2009, and authored several in-house papers in the areas of financial stability, risk management and bank supervision.
Between 2010 and 2012, Usman represented the Central Bank of Nigeria in the Liquidity Risk Management Working Group of the Islamic Financial Services Board, a global body with 188 members (including 61 regulatory/supervisory authorities and 8 inter-governmental bodies). He also represented the CBN at the 2015 Seminar for Senior Supervisors from Emerging Economies. Usman graduated from Bayero University, Kano, in 1993 with a upper second class degree in Accounting, and also holds a Master's degree in Islamic Finance from Durham University, UK. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Chief Operations and Information Officer, Fidelity Bank Nigeria
Head of Financial Technology and Innovation, Access Bank Plc
Victor Okigbo is a pioneering digital innovator in Nigeria, and an advocate of technology entrepreneurship to foster greater digital inclusion on the African continent. Over the last 25 years, he co-founded InfoSoft Nigeria—one of the country's leading software development firms, worked with firms as diverse as Microsoft and British American Tobacco, and initiated the formation of IDEA Nigeria—the country's first public-private partnership technology incubator. Okigbo is Head of Financial Technology and Innovation at Access Bank, and currently leads The Africa Fintech Foundry—a fintech startup incubator based in Lagos.
In his spare time, he runs Anthill 2.0, an acclaimed invitation-only poetry and spoken word forum that is held at various discreet locations in the city of Lagos. Okigbo also voluntarily serves on the Nigerian Economic Summit Group's Science and Technology Policy Commission.
Managing Director – CIB Digital, Barclays Africa
Group Head - Digital Banking, Commercial International Bank, Egypt
Group Head - Digital Banking, Providus Bank
Managing Director & CIO, Barclays Africa Region
Director of Banking & Payments, Central Bank of Nigeria