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Welcome to the FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020 Agenda

 

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12:00
  1. 10 mins
    • Main Stage
    Welcome to the Fintech100 Forum, from your presenting partner, Hub71
12:10
  1. 5 mins
    • Main Stage
    The Director General of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry gives a traditional welcome to our local and international guests. Supported By Our Government Partner  
12:15
  1. 10 mins
    • Main Stage
    The Director General of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority shares his vision on investing in the future
12:25
  1. 25 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 prominent investors discuss whether the current crisis ...
12:50
  1. 25 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, societie ...
13:00
  1. 45 mins
    • Invitation Only
10:02
  1. 13 mins
    • Main Stage
    A warm welcome to Fintech Abu Dhabi 2020, from the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Global Market
10:15
  1. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    A warm welcome to Fintech Abu Dhabi 2020, from the Governor of Central Bank of U.A.E.
10:30
  1. 10 mins
    • Main Stage
    It is often said that startups are tackling a ‘Moon-shot’. This phrase is defined as an 'ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking project', inspired in the last century by man's aspiration to reach ...
  2. 135 mins
    • Forum Stage
    The Fintech Abu Dhabi team have scouted the world for six months to find, what we believe to be, some of the most exciting fintechs coming through today. Meet them here, and hear their products and jo ...
10:40
  1. 30 mins
    • Main Stage
    Like 2010, a new decade arrives with our world in the grip of a crisis of shattering magnitude. In this session, three of the world's most prominent investors  discuss whether the current crisis will ...
11:00
  1. 5 mins
    • Future Stage
11:05
  1. 5 mins
    • Future Stage
    The opening of the FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020 Government FinTech Forum, with the Governor of The Central Bank of The U.A.E.
11:10
  1. 10 mins
    • Future Stage
    The opening of the FinTech Abu Dhabi 2020 Government FinTech Forum, with the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
  2. 25 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 bigges ...
11:20
  1. 15 mins
    • Future Stage
    The challenges of financial inclusion and sustainability have become even more clear and urgent in this year of pandemic. How can the financial sector support financial inclusion for individuals as we ...
11:30
  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. Supported by Government Partner
11:35
  1. 25 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 ...
  2. 15 mins
    • Future Stage
    In this hyper-connected age, the volume of money flowing across borders calls for more efficient and effective methods for both domestic and cross-border funds transfer. High cost, inefficiencies and ...
11:50
  1. 5 mins
    • Future Stage
    The global reputation of the U.A.E. as one of the world's most innovative and forward thinking economies continues to thrust forward through the regular deployment of innovative new initiatives and po ...
11:55
  1. 25 mins
    • Future 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 wid ...
12:00
  1. Main Stage
    10 mins
    • Main Stage
    Masdar City is a pioneering green community in the region. This keynote will deal with the wider implications of renewable energy on our communities, the role of green finance and OPEX savings in sust ...
12:10
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    Broadcasting from the Government Fintech Forum: Financial markets are increasingly leveraging technology to contribute to the SDGs, while simultaneously increasing their competitiveness. This session ...
12:20
  1. 10 mins
    • Future Stage
    The U.A.E. Banks Federation is the representative body of 48 banks. In this keynote address, the Federation's Chairman brings us into the dynamic role that technology plays in the sector.
12:30
  1. 25 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 ...
  2. 25 mins
    • Future Stage
    New rules around digital assets, aimed at boosting innovation while preserving financial stability and protecting investors from risks, are appearing across the globe, marking what many expect to be a ...
12:45
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Hear the story of how Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and First Digital Bank (in set-up) collaborated with the aim of pioneering Israel’s pure digital bank with no physical branches. In a highly compe ...
12:55
  1. Future Stage
    5 mins
    • Future Stage
    Hear from the U.S. CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert about his viewpoint on the future of fintech and regulators’ role in fintech.  He will also share actions he’s personally taken under his leadership t ...
  2. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    In this session, the Chief Innovation Officer of one of the world's largest financial institutions, Citigroup, shares her views on how to adapt and evolve a business strategy amidst a landscape of con ...
13:00
  1. 15 mins
    • Future Stage
    To be announced
  2. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Open banking is transforming banks through the release of key data to trusted third parties. These rich insights, managed through APIs, will open up a new era of consumer relationship with banking. Wh ...
13:10
  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 ...
13:15
  1. 20 mins
    • Forum Stage
    This session explores the state of the credit and lending industrial nation. On the lender side, learn how loan underwriting, due diligence and KYC are being disrupted by digitisation and on the borro ...
  2. 10 mins
    • Future Stage
    2020 was a new dawn in relations between the Middle East and Israel. In one of the closing keynote's of Government FinTech Forum 2020, Special Guest, Bank of Israels Governor, gives remarks on The Pro ...
13:30
  1. 5 mins
    • Future Stage
  2. 15 mins
    • Main Stage
    Broadcasting from the Government Fintech Forum, Bank of Israels Governor gives remarks on The Promise and Potential of Financial Tech & Innovation in Bridging Israel and the Middle East
13:35
  1. 30 mins
    • Future Stage
    Welcome to the Plug & Play Expo. After welcomes from Plug & Play CEO and the Abu Dhabi Global Market, you'll meet the Plug & Play startups changing the face of finance. 
  2. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Join the Chairman of LVMH, Asia, in conversation with Liz Bacelar to step inside one of the worlds most iconic luxury groups, and home to brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Bulgari and more. Expect disc ...
13:45
  1. 20 mins
    • Main Stage
    Nasdaq is home to the five largest companies on earth, with a total market cap of $13 trillion. In this session, we'll hear about the IPO tech market, the role of Cloud, AI and Blockchain in the excha ...
14:05
  1. 10 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 ...
  2. 15 mins
    • Future Stage
    Opening bank accounts is a critical part of the day-to-day life of any individual or business around the world. We have all gone through it - going to bank branches; lots of paperwork; wet signatures; ...
  3. 10 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 back to look at the truly transformational financial innovations thr ...
14:15
  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 ...
  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 ...
14:20
  1. 25 mins
    • Future Stage
    Meet the second batch of Plug & Play Startups changing the face of Finance
14:35
  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
    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 ...
14:50
  1. 5 mins
    • Future Stage
    The Abu Dhabi Global Market is developing a highly anticipated FinTech innovation enabler software known as The Digital Lab. Join us for a deeper dive into this exciting technology.
14:55
  1. 15 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 5 mins
    • Main Stage
    Watch as the brightest startup teams in FinTech attempt to tackle some of the most complex corporate innovation challenges of today. Who will succeed?
15:45
  1. Main Stage
    15 mins
    • Main Stage
10:30
  1. 20 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 session ...
  2. 100 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Meet the companies regarded amongst the world's brightest FinTech's. Hear their products and journeys as introduced by the inspirational founders who created them. 10:30-10:45 - Sustainability Champio ...
11:00
  1. 25 mins
    • Future Stage
11:15
  1. 25 mins
    • Main Stage
    Lack of commonly shared information across banks creates an opportunity for fraud and over-financing in the Trade Finance arena. At the same time, banks have constraints when it comes to sharing infor ...
11:25
  1. 25 mins
    • Future Stage
    This session explores how legacy banks and financial institutions can compete with and partner digital challenger banks. A guide in how to launch a digital bank and what makes them successful, focusin ...
11:40
  1. 735 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 ...
12:15
  1. Future Stage
    15 mins
    • Future Stage
    In this session, Mambu’s Miljan Stamenkovic will talk you through the evolution and opportunities presented by FinTech, as it applies to large banks and financial institutions and how to become a “dig ...
12:25
  1. 20 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 ...
12:30
  1. 15 mins
    • Future Stage
  2. Forum Stage
    15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Listen in as the Chief Advisor at Abu Dhabis National Oil Company and a prominant Fintech Investor analyse the key issues, trends and players effecting the financial sector of the next decade, illumin ...
12:45
  1. Forum Stage
    15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Please join this fireside chat with Adeeb Ahamed, MD of Lulu Financial Holdings, and one of the UAE’s greatest fintech success stories, based here in Abu Dhabi. This workshop will look at the story of ...
  2. 30 mins
    • Future Stage
    Join Jane Loginova, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Radar Payments by BPC, to find out how the pandemic has shaped the future of the payments space. Learn about the birth of a FinTech startup, and its rapid ...
  3. 25 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 conceive, fund and build a tech startup that achieves a valuation in t ...
13:00
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    What does it take to innovate in a Central Bank? This session takes a look at the key initiatives involved with the Central Bank of the U.A.E's FinTech strategy, as told by the people innovating a fin ...
13:10
  1. 30 mins
    • Main Stage
    To be announced
13:35
  1. 20 mins
    • Forum 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 ...
13:40
  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 world's top investors - the people who decide which startups and inspirational found ...
14:00
  1. 20 mins
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    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 CBDC's, have been under varying levels of develop ...
14:10
  1. 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 world's top investors - the people who decide which startups and inspirational found ...
14:20
  1. 25 mins
    • Main Stage
    The emergence of fintech innovation has been a result of a series of events and conditions following the 2008 financial crisis. In this presentation, Dr Wardrop demonstrates some of the key Fintech tr ...
14:30
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    GGV Capital are one of global tech's powerhouse VC firms, having backed illustrious companies like Alibaba, Affirm, AirBnB, ByteDance, Didi, Xiaomi, Grab and Slack. Hear from Midas List Investor and o ...
14:45
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Mubadala are the Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund. In this session, one of its' most senior leaders discusses the strategies of how sovereign funds invest, how Mubadala are investing for Abu Dhabi, and ...
  2. 10 mins
    • Main Stage
    The public response to the ‘’Together We Are Good’’ fundraising initiative during COVID 19 was phenomenal, with funds value of over 1bn AED raised. This keynote looks at the journey to this outcome, a ...
14:55
  1. 30 mins
    • Main Stage
    Digitisation in payments was already on the rise before COVID-19, but the pandemic shows that when it hit, adoption accelerated greatly, with particular growth in the 1.8billion unbanked adults in eme ...
15:00
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    With 2,400 investments, and operations across the world, 500startups is one of the world's most active early stage venture capital funds and seed accelerators. Meet Managing Partner Bedy Yang to learn ...
15:15
  1. 15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    Since its creation in 2017, the SoftBank Vision Fund has been pivotal in disrupting the tech VC landscape globally and has partnered with may visionary startups as they expand into the Middle East for ...
15:25
  1. 30 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 ...
15:30
  1. Forum Stage
    15 mins
    • Forum Stage
    This interview explores the art of seed, early stage and growth stage investing, supporting founders at the genesis of their idea and why Emirati family offices should become involved in supporting te ...
15:55
  1. Main Stage
    20 mins
    • Main Stage
    2020 was a new dawn in relations between Israel and the U.A.E. This relationship brings with it much promise of trade and technological collaboration. In this session, we discuss the Israeli innovatio ...

 

 

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