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Overview

The world is increasingly pushing towards sustainable and digital finance and bringing more efficiency into the contemporary financial industry with the power of technology. With a US$96 billion market cap in the first quarter of 2021 powered by Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT/Blockchain), DeFi (Decentralized Finance) has substantially altered the way we perceived finance.

The industry is abuzz with the news of top banks like JPMorgan Chase and Bigtechs like Mastercard or companies like Visa foraying into DeFi, the traditional finance industry certainly must think of new models to compete or adapt to cohabitate with these emerging technologies carving the financial landscape.

AML and Cyber security being heavy on the agenda of world governments, the DeFi may be far from the realms of mass adoption but with the speed at which the industry is developing, and investments being made, the whole financial industry is at the crossroads of major changes.

With Central Banks displaying their commitment towards innovation and financial inclusion with their keenness to adopt CBDC to increase efficiency, bring the cost down and increase financial inclusiveness, the conference aims to discuss the future path and timelines.

The Finance Today Summit, through a series of interactive sessions and forward-looking agenda, will explore some of the most pertinent topics industry is facing and deep dive into the minds of experts and senior executives on what’s on their minds about how the future of finance looks like.

Past Speakers

At The Finance Today Summit, we host some of the top executives from the regional financial institutions, technology companies and organizations which are contributing to the evolution of finance industry in the region and beyond.

F. Christopher Calabia

CE
DFSA

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni

CEO
Dubai Blockchain Center

Basil Al Askari

Cofounder and CEO
MidChains

Igneus Terrenus

Head of Communications
Bybit

Marwan Bin Dalmook

Head of NBI Service Design & Delivery
du

Navin Gupta

Managing Director, South Asia and MENA
Ripple

Adeeb Ahamed

Managing Director
Lulu Financial Holding

Brian Yeoh

Head of Data Governance & Strategy, Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Abu Dhabi Global Market

Ellis Wang

Group Head of Technology, Transformation and Information
Mashreq Bank

Saud Al Dhawyani

Chief Technology Officer
Emirates NBD

Srinivasan Sampath

Acting Chief Technology Officer
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Sridhar K

Group Head of Operations
ADIB

Charlie Steele

Partner
Forensic Risk Alliance

Alex Mashinsky

CEO
Celsius Network

Ibtissem Lassoued

Partner, Head of Advisory, Regional Financial Crime Practice
Al Tamimi & Company

Gaurav Dubey

CEO
TDeFi

Olivier Crespin

CEO
ZAND

Saeed Al Darmaki

Founder
Sheesha Finance

Ralf Glabischnig

Founder
Crypto Oasis

Abbas Basrai

Partner and Head of Financial Services
KPMG Lower Gulf

Kokila Alagh

Founder
KARM Legal

Pankaj Asthaana

VP – Digital Payments & Labs, MENA
Mastercard

Lawrence Paramasivam

Senior Executive Director, Policy & Legal – Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Abu Dhabi Global Market

Bhavin Shah

Partner and Head Middle East
Forensic Risk Alliance

Goncalo Traquina

Partner
KPMG Lower Gulf

Mohamed Damak

Senior Director Financial Services
S & P Global Ratings

Marwan Hachem

Founder & Group CEO
YAP

Mohit Gupta

Director, XB Services - MENA
Mastercard

Georgy Sokolov

Co-founder
Wirex

Sharif El-Badawi

Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Future District Fund

Nishanth Nottath

EVP - Head AML, ABC and RegTech
Mashreq Bank

Kaiser Naseem

International Development Banker
  

Vinay Bharathwaj

Co Founder And Co Ceo
Stockal

Ambre Soubiran

CEO
Kaiko

Jaynti Kanani

CEO
Polygon (MATIC)

Mohamed Abdel Razek

Regional CIO - MEA
Standard Chartered Bank

Pooja Singh CFA

International Organisations Expert
Securities and Commodities Authority

Patrick South

Head of Business Development
TRM Labs

Akshay Chopra

Vice-President and Head of Innovation and Design CEMEA
Visa

Gaurang Desai

Managing Director - Strategy
Equiti Group

Mark Aruliah

Senior Policy Advisor, EMEA
Elliptic

Chris Aruliah

Chief Product Officer
BCB Group

Henson Orser

President & Acting CEO
Komainu

Rajeev Lalwani

Partner
Deloitte

Stephen Millington

Partner
Forensic Risk Alliance

Mika Thompson

Senior Vice President, Finance
BitOasis

Alex Davis

CIO
Tezos Israel

Matthew Shanahan

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Simon Nelson

SVP
Thunes

Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo

SVP MENA
Checkout.com

Jeetu Kataria

CEO and Co-Founder
DIFX

M.I. Taher

Head - Middle East & Africa
Stockal

Shantnoo Saxsena

CEO
Encryptus

Past Sponsors

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Venue

Address Dubai Mall Hotel

Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

Downtown Dubai, UAE