Barclays to host media workshop at AITEC’s banking conference




Barclays Kenya COO Abdi Mohamed (left) and AITEC Africa chairman Sean Moroney

Barclays Bank of Kenya has announced its support for the AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA Conference in a partnership that will see the bank host a one-day media workshop aimed to enhance reportage of ICT, banking and technology related issues in the country.

The Bank announced that it will facilitate the business media to report on important talks at the AITEC conference which has attracted over 70 local and international expert speakers on issues ranging from banking security, banking regulations, banking technologies and payment innovation as well as anti-money laundering.

“Barclays support of the 6th AITEC Banking & Mobile Money COMESA Conference will help boost industry awareness on the key advances made in banking innovation, and other issues regarding banking in the region. We will be facilitating business media to report on the content-rich talks and presentations at the conference,” said Barclays’ chief operating officer, Abdi Mohamed.

The conference will be held in Nairobi between March 7 and 8 and will draw participation from the wider Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) region.

Barclays will facilitate a media workshop and also support the installation of a media centre at the conference where media will be able to review presentations, file their reports and also interview experts speakers and leaders attending the conference.

Themed “Showcasing the Region’s Banking and Mobile Payment Innovation Successes” the conference comes at a time whenEast Africais increasingly being identified as leading in innovation, particularly in mobile payments technology.

During the conference, Mr Abdi will make a presentation based on Barclays’ implementation of online and mobile banking platforms, as well as its efforts to enhance its ATM network. The Bank also recently introduced new technology which has transformed itsContactCenterinto a virtual bank that operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

“Things are changing and technology is becoming a key driver of the whole new experience that banks are giving customers today. With this trend, Barclays recently invested heavily in a core banking platform and credit card system to ensure that customers enjoy the best there is on offer in terms of access, speed, security and quality of service,” he said.




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