Financial Innovation Summit Discusses Fintech Developments In Qatar and Beyond

Financial Innovation Summit Discusses Fintech Developments In Qatar and Beyond

by 4. April 2019

Organised by BII World the Financial Innovation Summit launched yesterday at the Hilton Doha.

The two-day event covered over 20 fintech experts explore on the latest trends, developments and emerging technologies in the banking sector in the region.

The agenda focussed on a wide range of topics from the importance of investing in fintech solutions, the impact of emerging technologies disrupting banking services and, on the challenges, faced by the banking sector. Leading fintech influencers and C-level banking professionals participated in fireside chats, panel discussions, case studies and keynote presentations.

The conference opened with a keynote by Lav Kataria, Chief Operating Officer, IT & Operations Group, Qatar Islamic Bank who discussed how they’ve partnered with technology providers in their pursuit to becoming the best digital bank.

Thaer Sabri, Chief Executive Officer Electronic Money Association Member of the Board at European Payments Council who chaired the conference remarked,

Thaer Sabri

Thaer Sabri

“The 2019 Financial Innovation Summit provided an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in banking, payments and related financial services; including the open banking phenomenon and the recent developments relating to virtual assets. I very much look forward to future conferences to meet and discuss these topics with financial services professionals in the region”



Various topics were covered from discussing the regulatory journey with an emphasis on getting fintech ready to transform BFSI through intelligent robotic process automation. Other topics discussed rolling out innovative technologies to boost payments experience, best strategies for banks & fintechs collaboration and technological future trends and much more.


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