Agenda

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Welcome to the FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020 Agenda

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Please note, the agenda is correct as of 13/10/20 - please do keep checking back for the most up-to-date version.

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09:59
  1. 6 mins
    • Main Stage
10:05
  1. 10 mins
    • Main Stage
    A warm welcome to Fintech Abu Dhabi 2020, from the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Global Market
10:15
  1. 10 mins
    • Main Stage
    A warm welcome to Fintech Abu Dhabi 2020, from the Governor of Central Bank of U.A.E.
10:25
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    It is often said that startups are tackling a 'Moon-shot' when developing their enterprises. The UAE Space Agency is going beyond and tackling the 'Mars-shot' - a feat of huge ambition, complexity and ...
10:40
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    To be announced
11:00
  1. 120 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Meet the companies regarded amongst the worlds brightest fintechs, hear their products and journies, as introduced by the inspirational founders who created them.
  2. 10 mins
    • Future Stage
    To be announced
  3. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    Just like in 2010, this decade arrives with our world in the grip of a crisis of shattering magnitude. In this session, three of the worlds most prominant investors will discuss whether the current cr ...
11:10
  1. 5 mins
    • Future Stage
    To be announced
11:15
  1. 10 mins
    • Future Stage
    To be announced
11:20
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Meet Akon. He's a legendary international music icon turned fintech and sustainability entrepreneur. This session will explore his journey to developing one of the worlds most talked about digital cur ...
11:35
  1. 17 mins
    • Main Stage
    In 2016, on opposite sides of the globe, Judo Bank and Upgrade were born. Cut to four years later, their respective valuations each exceed $1bn and they are disrupting the financial industries biggest ...
11:52
  1. 18 mins
    • Main Stage
    Financial markets are increasingly leveraging technology to contribute to the SDGs while simultaneously increasing their competitiveness. This session will explore the need to take due account of wide ...
12:10
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    As artificial intelligence extends beyond a series of innovation experiements for financial institutions, and into an essential element of business operations, we bring together three leaders in the f ...
12:30
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    In this session, the Chief Innovation Officer of Citigroup shares her views on how to adapt and evolve a business strategy amidst a landscape of constant change.
  2. 30 mins
    To be announced
12:45
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    2020 saw a remarkable dawn in relations between the U.A.E. and Israel. The economic relationship has developed swiftly, and many important new partnerships and collaborations have emerged across the i ...
13:00
  1. 5 mins
    To be announced
  2. 15 mins
    • Future Stage
    Plug & Play is one of the most most esteemed early stage investors, accelerators and corporate innovation connector. Welcome to their 2020 expo day.
  3. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Open banking is transforming banks through the release of key data to trusted third parties, which will provide rich insight on consumers spending habits. What are the benefits of Open Banking models? ...
13:05
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    The way we pay is changing - forever. And it's changing fast. Join the CEO and founder of Checkout.com for a look at today's global payments landscape, consumer behaviors in the MENA region, societies ...
13:20
  1. 5 mins
    • Main Stage
    The Director General of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry shares his insights into the finely tuned ecosystem that is driving the economic growth of Abu Dhabi
13:25
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Nasdaq is home to the five largest companies on earth, with a total market cap of $13trillion. In this session, we'll hear about the IPO tech market, the role of Fintech, AI and Blockchain in markets ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Join the Chairman of LVMH, Asia, in conversation with Liz Bacelar as we step inside one of the worlds most iconic luxury retail groups. LVMH is home to brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Bvulgari and mo ...
13:40
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Finastra, the third largest fintech in the world works with the majority of the worlds banks. They believe that finance is undergoing a seismic technological shift and the future of finance is open. T ...
13:50
  1. 15 mins
    • Future Stage
    Meet the Plug & Play Startups changing the face of Finance
13:55
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    Modern banking has the potential to offer new levels of convenience, unprecedented speed and give customers tailored and personalised services and advice. This session will explore the corporate innov ...
14:00
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Hear from Jamie Catherwood, known to his tens' of thousands of social media followers as 'The Finance History Guy', as he brings you into the great and transformational financial innovations, througho ...
14:05
  1. 40 mins
    • Future Stage
    The Abu Dhabi Global Market is developing an fintech innovation enabler software - The Digital Lab. Join us for a deeper dive into this exciting technology.
14:15
  1. 5 mins
    • Main Stage
    The Abu Dhabi Global Market is developing an fintech innovation enabler software - The Digital Lab. Join us as we experience the first demonstration of the technology.
  2. 20 mins
    • Forum Stage
    As diversity becomes a primary issue on the agendas of organisations across the world, this session will explore the gender balance in the financial services and technology sectors, and ask what organ ...
14:35
  1. 40 mins
    • Main Stage
    Watch as FinTech's smartest startup teams attempt to tackle some of the most complex corporate innovation challenges of today. Who will succeed?
  2. 20 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Cyber-attacks are growing in number, size and sophistication, causing losses of nearly USD $360 billion p/a. The increasing interconnected and cloud based, mobile nature of finance has opened up it to ...
14:45
  1. 14 mins
    • Future Stage
    A huge challenge for corporates is navigating the often tricky stages of Fintech adoption. Learn how challenges like lengthy procurement processes, complex integration issues, lack of business buy in ...
14:55
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    We join the U.A.E. space agency to delve into the question of why does space missions matter? We'll explore perspectives of scientific discovery and technology prowess, but also that of economic progr ...
11:00
  1. 120 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Meet the companies regarded amongst the worlds brightest fintechs, hear their products and journies, as introduced by the inspirational founders who created them.
  2. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Ranked by S&P Global as the largest bank in the United States, J.P. Morgan is an iconic institution. It is also doubling down on efforts to transform its' digital systems and capabilities. This sessio ...
11:15
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    The most challenging issue for corporates is building systems that support their mission of true digital transformation. Learn how these local banks are approaching a better digital experience for the ...
11:30
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Razer Fintech is one of the largest offline to online digital payments networks in Southeast Asia, processing billions in payments volumes today. This session will uncover Razer Fintechs roots in one ...
11:45
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Finding the blend between great people and great technologies is a hard to find alchemy for organisations today. Successfully achieved, it drives true competitive development and innovation. Join this ...
12:20
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Rapidly emerging as the world's technology leader in this decade, China is hurtling towards new frontiers in conventional and emergent areas of technology. Few areas have seen more innovation in China ...
12:35
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    All entrepreneurs dream of entering the hallowed pantheon of the 'Unicorn tech company'. Just what kind of person does it take to conceieve, fund and build a tech startup that achieves a valuation in ...
12:55
  1. 35 mins
    • Main Stage
    To be announced
13:00
  1. 90 mins
    • Future Stage
    13:00 - KEYNOTE: The Chairman's Welcome // 13:30 - FIRESIDE: Q&A with the U.A.E. Space Agency // 14:15 - PANEL: Q&A with U.A.E. Founders & Investors
  2. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    To be announced
13:30
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    You have a startup idea that you are convinced can change the world. How do you fund it to growth? Meet some of the worlds top investors - the people who decide which startups and inspirational founde ...
13:50
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    Join us for an exploration into the heart of the big question - what is the future of money? Digital currencies, from private stablecoins to tokenised CBDCs, have been under varying levels of developm ...
13:55
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Every day, trillions of dollars are sent around the world by billions of consumers through specialist Money Transfer Operators. Customers look for speed, convenience, trust, efficiency and cost effect ...
14:10
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    More than ten years following the financial crisis fintech has produced a breathtaking number of megatrends with products and services that make our lives better. Let's have a look at the fintech mega ...
  2. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Globally, about 1.7 billion adults remain unbanked ' without an account at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider. Most of these people live in developing nations like China and In ...
14:25
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    To be announced
  2. 20 mins
    • Forum Stage
    You have a startup idea that you are convinced can change the world. How do you fund it to growth? Meet some of the worlds top investors - the people who decide which startups and inspirational founde ...
14:40
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    Fintech was already on the rise before COVID-19, but the pandemic shows that when it hit, adoption accelerated greatly. Recent research shows that a large majority of people use digital more now to ma ...
14:45
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    GGV Capital are one of global techs powerhouse VC firms, having backed illustrious companies like Alibaba, Affirm, AirBnB, ByteDance, Didi, Xiaomi, Grab and Slack. Hear from Midas List Investor and on ...
15:00
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    A legend in Silicon Valley, Tim Draper made winning investments in the likes of Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, Twitter, Coinbase and Robinhood. Get the inside track to his methods, hear his tips for t ...
  2. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Embracing a customer-centric and inclusive approach to innovation is the future. Hear how Western Union are combining the multi-worlds of payments and meeting all customers' diverse needs irrespective ...
15:15
  1. 10 mins
    • Forum Stage
    With 2,300 investments, and operations across the world, 500startups is one of the worlds most active early stage venture capital funds and seed accelerators. Meet Managing Partner Bedy Yang to learn ...
15:25
  1. 20 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Mubadala are the Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund. In this session the man responsible for leading Mubadala's venture capital strategy and platform discusses how sovereign funds invest in VC, how Mubad ...

 

 

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