June 29 & 30, 2022

Open Banking and Digital Transformation - The Road Ahead

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Apidays Dubai & Middle East 2022 brings together local and international experts to share how Open Banking and API led Digital Transformation are transforming businesses across industries while heralding a new era of economic prosperity.

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

3,000+ 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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MENAP region businesses are undergoing a huge transformation – both market-driven and regulatory-driven – led primarily by the Banking and Financial services sector. New service models are evolving, bringing millions of enterprises of all sizes, and their customers, into the digital economy – across Financial Services, eCommerce, Retail, Telecommunications, Airlines, and Healthcare.

SPEAKER LINEUP

Sanjeev Kumar

Founder & CEO of WhiteSight

Mohamed Roushdy

Industry Expert

Frederik Bisbjerg

ED - Digitalization and Innovation at Daman - National Health Insurance Company

Faysal Ghauri

Founder & CEO at Halal Payments Network Inc.

Helen Child

Co-founder of Open Banking Excellence (OBE)

Maurizio Garzelli

Chief Technology Advisor at APIIDA

Abe Karar

Chief Product & Innovation Officer at FinTech Galaxy

Jubran Alshahrani

Co-founder of Mod5r

Dr. Burak Uluocak

CTO at Mikro Group

Ann Cederhall

Travel Technology Specialist at ExploreTech

Serena Sebastiani

Director - Financial Services Advisory at PWC

Jason Cumberland

Chief Product Officer at Hypercurrent

Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Transformation Consultant at Dubai Police

Faisal Banaeamah

Senior Solutions Architect at Alexa International

Chaitanya Kothawade

Integration Architect at Tabadul

Erkan Derviş

IT Director - Digital Channels at Fibabanka

Yusuf Khan

IAM - Security Tech Leader, Middle East Region at IBM

Franklin Antony

Solutions Architect at Smart Dubai

Aslam Mohammed

Managing Director at Netcon Global Technologies

Chris Michael

Co-founder and CEO of Ozone API

Vikram Vasudevan

Founder of Ekahaa Solutions

Nauman Ali

Product Manager at Stoplight

Mahmoud Yassin

Lead Data Architect at ABN AMRO

Ian Douglas

Senior Developer Advocate at Postman

Craig Hughes

Vice President Of Architecture at Emirates NBD

Rina Sarkar

Product Development Lead at IQVIA

Tejus Venkatesh

Associate Director - Developer Relations at GupShup

William Ebenezer

CISO at TEXUB

Dmitrii Barbasura

Chief Operating Officer at FIntech Galaxy

Cédrick Lunven

Director of Developer Advocacy at DataStax

Oluseye Farodoye

Head of Telco Industry Strategy and Platforms at Google Cloud

Harish Kumar

Professional Cloud Architect at Google Cloud

Saravanakumar Rajagopal

Solutions Architect at Google Cloud

Matthias Biehl

API & Ecosystem Strategist at Software AG

Mohammed Al Alami

Corporate Business Development Lead at Tap Payments

Hadis Nazari

CEO & Co-Founder of HAAMI Digital Consultancy

MohammadReza Mahmoodi

Chairman & Founder of HAAMI Digital Consultancy

Huw Davies

Co-founder and Chief Commercial Office of Ozone API

George Njuguna

Director of IT at Safaricom

Moayad Ratrout

Digital Transformation Specialist at Dubai Municipality

May Brooks-Kempler

Deputy CISO at Wio Bank

Kevin Guest

Financial Services Commercial Advisor at Accenture

John Gren

Product Owner at Gravitee

Patrick Brosse

Senior Expert: API & Data Modeling Design at Amadeus

Amarjit Basra

Data Architect at DataStax

Pavan Keshavamurthy

Founder of OpenDevX

Vandana Verma

Chair of the Board of Directors at OWASP Foundation

Shylaja Sundararajan

Principal Product Manager at Harness

Baljeet Malhotra

Founder & CEO of TeejLab Inc.

Sonal Rattan

Co-founder & CTO at eXate

Alina Beleuta

Growth Officer at Salt Edge

Dr. Frederick Purcell

Developer Advocate at eXate

Nico Balestra

Director, Global Pre-sales Solution Engineers at Gravitee.io

Sudhindra Balaji

Senior Vice President, Tribe IT Lead at Danske Bank

SCHEDULE DETAILS Explore the Agenda

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Apidays Dubai And Middle East

Open Banking and Digital Transformation - The Road Ahead

  • 9:10 am
  • Future of Finance is Open
  • Sanjeev Kumar, Founder at Whitesight

  • 9:40 am
  • Role of APIs in Insurance Transformation
  • Frederik Bisbjerg, ED – Digitalization and Innovation at Daman – National Health Insurance Company

  • 10:10 am
  • Networking / Expo

Open Banking - Opportunities and Challenges

How to prepare your bank for Open Banking

Open Banking - Opportunities and Challenges

10:30 am

Panel : Open Banking - Expectations, Opportunities and Challenges

Abe Karar, Chief Product & Innovation Officer at FinTech GalaxyAlina Beleuta, Growth Officer at Salt EdgeJubran Alshahrani, Co-founder at Mod5rSanjeev Kumar, Founder at Whitesight

11:20 am

The state of Open banking in Saudi Arabia

Jubran Alshahrani, Co-founder at Mod5r

11:45 am

Open Banking and Halal Payments

Faysal Ghauri, Founder & CEO at Halal Payments Network Inc.

How to prepare your bank for Open Banking

10:30 am

API, the next 10 years: Beyond the Interface

Mehdi Medjaoui, Founder & Chairman at apidays Conferences

10:55 am

Embedded Finance: Enabling ecosystems to drive financial growth and inclusion

Oluseye Farodoye, Head of Telco Industry Strategy and Platforms at Google Cloud

11:45 am

Does Lipstick work?

Craig Hughes, Vice President of Architecture at ENBD

  • 12:10 pm
  • Networking / Expo

Leveraging Global Open Banking Success Stories in the Middle East context

Developer and Customer Experience in the API World

Workshops & Roundtables

Leveraging Global Open Banking Success Stories in the Middle East context

1:00 pm

Panel : Open Banking - Learnings and best Practices from UK and Europe

Helen Child, Founder at Open Banking ExcellenceChris Michael, CEO & Co-founder at OzoneAPIDmitrii Barbasura, Chief Operating Officer at Fintech GalaxyKevin Guest, Independent Commercial Advisor at MKG Procurement LtdHuw Davies, Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Ozone API

1:50 pm

Open & Embedded Banking - A differentiator in the Middle East

Matthias Biehl, API Strategist at SoftwareAG

2:15 pm

Should I Buy or Build Open Banking ?

Kevin Guest, Independent Commercial Advisor at MKG Procurement Ltd

Developer and Customer Experience in the API World

1:00 pm

APIs for Business Scalability

Faisal Banaeamah, Senior Solutions Architect at Alexa International

1:25 pm

Approaches to Open Finance

Erkan Dervis, IT Director – Digital Channels at Fibabanka

1:50 pm

How to enable personalised experiences using Conversational AI

Tejus Venkatesh Murthy, Associate Director – Developer Relations at GupShup

2:15 pm

Open Banking Challenges and Hurdles

Maurizio Garzelli, Chief Technology Advisor at APIIDA AG

Workshops & Roundtables

1:50 pm

Increasing Team Productivity with Mock API Servers

Ian Douglas, Sr Developer Advocate at Postman

  • 2:40 pm
  • Networking / Expo

Embedded and Open - Future of Finance

API Security and Monetization

Workshops & Roundtables

Embedded and Open - Future of Finance

3:00 pm

Panel : Embedded and Open Finance Serena Sebastiani, Director - Financial Services Advisory at PWC.

Serena Sebastiani, Director – Financial Services Advisory at PWCMohamed Roushdy, Founder at FintechBazaarAamir Janjua, Group Chief Product Officer at Spire TechHelen Child, Founder at Open Banking Excellence

3:50 pm

Journey to Open Finance and Open Data

Prasanth Puthanveedu, Co-organiser at apidays Dubai

4:15 pm

Embedded Financial Services & Path to Growth

Dr. Burak Uluocak, CTO at Mikro Group

API Security and Monetization

3:00 pm

Improving API Security Posture - Challenges and Remediation

William Ebenezer, CISO at TEXUBMay Brooks-Kempler, Deputy CISO at WIO Digital Bank

3:25 pm

API Security in Open Banking Context

Yusuf Khan, IAM – Security Tech Leader, Middle East Region at IBM

3:50 pm

Secure your Apps and APIs with strong authentication and Adaptive Access

John Gren, Product Owner at Gravitee

4:15 pm

How to Build & Monetize an Enterprise API Marketplace, a Real-World Case Study.

Jason Cumberland, Chief Product Officer at HyperCurrentRina Sarkar, API Marketplace Product Lead at IQVIA

Workshops & Roundtables

3:00 pm

Customer Spotlight with Safaricom

Oluseye Farodoye, Head of Telco Industry Strategy and Platforms at Google CloudGeorge Njuguna, Director of IT at Safaricom

3:50 pm

Poor API design is not sustainable

Nico Balestra, Director, Global Pre-sales Solution Engineers at GraviteeMarkus Muller, Chief Technology Officer at Apiida

  • 9:10 am
  • Digital Transformation in Governance
  • Moayad Ratrout, Digital Transformation Specialist at Dubai Municipality

  • 9:40 am
  • Deploying a national Open Finance infrastructure - Accelerating the path to Open Economy
  • Abe Karar, Chief Product & Innovation Officer at FinTech Galaxy

  • 10:10 am
  • Networking / Expo

Digital Transformation Across Sectors

API First Strategies

Digital Transformation Across Sectors

10:30 am

Digital Transformation in Law & Order

Ahmad Altarawneh, Senior Transformation Consultant at Dubai Police

10:55 am

Digital Leadership and Digital Ecosystem

Hadis Nazari, Founder & CEO at HAAMI Digital ConsultancyMohammadReza Mahmoodi, Chairman & Co-founder at HAAMI Digital Consultancy

11:20 am

How to scale your business through payments: the fragmented MENA payment landscape & other factors to consider

Mohammed Al Alami, Corporate Business Development Lead at TAP Payments

11:45 am

Modernising mission-critical applications without stopping the bank

Sudhindra Balaji, Senior Vice President, Tribe IT Lead at Danske Bank

API First Strategies

10:30 am

The API-First World is for Non-Developers, too!

Ian Douglas, Sr Developer Advocate at Postman

10:55 am

Automating API Governance

Nauman Ali, Product Manager at Stoplight

11:20 am

How APIs and Event driven architecture are helping digitisation of shipping industry

Chaitanya Kothawade, Integration Architect at Tabadul

11:45 am

Connecting the World/Cities with Events Flows and APIs Interactions

Franklin Antony, Solutions Architect at Smart Dubai

  • 12:10 am
  • Networking / Expo

Digital Transformation in Aviation

Data Strategies for Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation in Aviation

1:00 pm

Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of NDC

Ann Cederhall, Travel Technology Specailist at ExploreTech

1:25 pm

Leveraging APIs for Aviation

Aslam Mohammed, Managing Director at Netcon Global Technologies

1:50 pm

What are SMART APIs? How to apply them in Travel, Insurance and Banking

Patrick Brosse, Senior Expert: API & Data Modeling Design at Amadeus

Data Strategies for Digital Transformation

1:00 pm

Better APIs through Better More Timely Data

Amarjit Basra, Data Architect at DataStax

1:25 pm

Data Mesh Architecture in Banking

Mahmoud Yassin, Lead Data Architect at ABN Amro

1:50 pm

Abstraction using APIs

Vikram Vasudevan, Founder at Ekahaa Solutions

  • 2:15 pm
  • Networking / Expo

API Ecosystem

API Lifecycle

API Ecosystem

2:35 pm

The Future of API Security

Vandana Verma, Chair of the Board of Director at OWASP Foundation

3:00 pm

Monitoring the API Ecosystems at Global Scale

Baljeet Malhotra, Founder & CEO of TeejLab

3:25 pm

Digital Transformation: Potential Pitfalls, Protection, and PETs (Privacy Enhancing Techniques)

Sonal Rattan, CTO at eXateDr. Frederick Purcell, Developer Advocate at eXate

API Lifecycle

2:35 pm

Building effective API Marketplace with Federation

Shylaja Sundararajan, Principal Product Manager at Harness

3:00 pm

Building successful API developer programs

Pavan Keshavamurthy, Founder at OpenDevx

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API Strategy

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API Execution

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API Execution

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