February 22 & 23, 2023

Open, Embedded and Inclusive: Future of Finance and Banking

In-Person & Virtual Conference

Dubai International Financial Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


1 000+




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Apidays Dubai & Middle East 2023 brings together local and international experts to share how Open Banking/Finance is evolving and transforming Financial Services in the Middle East Region. Technical advancements and success stories across various aspects of the API landscape will also form part of the event. 

Apidays is the leading industry tech and business series of conferences in APIs and the programmable economy.

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CIOs, CTO, CDOs, SVPs, VPs, Heads of Innovation, Heads of API, API Architects, Developers, Software Engineers, Infrastructure & Cloud Managers, IT Managers, Product Managers, Consultants & Analysts

4,000+ speakers

Learn from the best about Business Models, Design & Documentation, Lifecycle Management, Security & Identity Management, Testing & Monitoring, Banking APIs and Open Banking, Developer Marketing, Digital Transformation, GraphQL, Microservice Architecture, Mobile & IoT APIs

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Financial Services across the MENA region are transforming owing to Open and Embedded Banking/Finance. These transformations open up enormous opportunities for innovation and growth across all ecosystem stakeholders – Regulators, Financial Institutions, FinTechs, and Customers. While leveraging APIs for these transformations, the region also adopts the best-in-class API ecosystem tools and standards.  


Arjun Vir Singh

Partner - Global Financial Services Practice at Arthur D. Little

Ramana Kumar

CEO of Magnati

Helen Child

Founder of Open Banking Excellence (OBE)

Saleh ALhammad

Country Director at Open Banking Exchange

Mohamed Roushdy

Senior Consultant - Digital Transformation and Fintech Senior at International Finance Corporation

Craig Hughes

Vice President Of Architecture at Emirates NBD

Ayman Jaber

Chief Internal Auditor & Audit & Compliance Committee Secretary at HALA

William Ebenezer


Imran Qureshi

API Architect at Saudi Central Bank - SAMA

Abe Karar

Chief Product Officer at FintechGalaxy

Huw Davies

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Office of Ozone API

Illyas Kooliyankal

Group Chief Information Security Officer at Leading Bank

Lorna Trayan

Executive Partner, CISO Advisor at Gartner

Floyd Davis

Vice President, Solution Engineering - Asia Pacific & Japan, Middle East at Solace

Somnath Sarkar

EVP - Group Head of Information Security at Mashreq bank

May Brooks-Kempler

CISO at WIO bank

Anders Olofsson

Founder of FinTech Core

Frederic de Melker

Founder of Stealth Mode Startup

Erik Wilde

API Community Builder at Getting APIs to work

Angela Halawi

Strategic Client Director - Financial Services at Microsoft

Oan Ali

Head of Architecture & DevOps Delivery at Ahli United Bank

Yasmeen Alsaffar

Director Research and Initiatives at Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dr. Ahmed Alsayed

Head of Digital Delivery` at Bank Albilad

Arlémi Turpault

Developer Advocacy Lead at Postman

Bassem Ktita

Account Executive Leader - APIM & Open Bank at Axway

Mamadou Sow

Principal Presales Architect at Axway

Jocelyn Chamoreau

VP Sales South EMEA at Axway

Markus Müller


Maurizio Garzelli

Chief Solution Officer at APIIDA

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