Eleventh edition of Connected Banking Summit set for Nairobi mid this week

Nairobi, Kenya – The banking industry is on the cusp of a digital revolution, and Nairobi, Kenya, is set to host the 11th Edition Connected Banking Summit – Innovation & Excellence Awards East Africa 2024. This summit, organized by The International Center for Strategic Alliances (ICSA), promises to be a pivotal event in shaping the future of banking across the region.

The Connected Banking Summit will also feature the esteemed Innovation & Excellence Awards 2024, recognizing leaders and organizations driving innovation and excellence in the banking sector. The prestigious event will unite global executives, experts, and leaders for an insightful convergence, prioritizing exceptional customer experiences and groundbreaking banking models.

Under the theme “Crafting the Future of Banking with Inclusion & Digital Evolution,” the summit will delve into various key topics driving the digital transformation journey in banking. From AI and Gen AI in banking to financial inclusion strategies, mobile banking, cybersecurity, and digital transformation, the summit will provide a comprehensive platform for discussion and collaboration.

An impressive lineup of speakers is set to grace the summit, including: 

  • Mary Mulili, CEO, United Bank for Africa, Kenya
  • Samuel Addae Minta, Country M, Access Bank (Kenya), Regional  MD for East Africa, Access Bank
  • Stanley Kamanguya, CEO, ICT Authority
  • Sumayya Hassan, CEO, Takaful Insurance of Africa
  • Daphne Maina, Acting CEO, CIB Kenya
  • David Mukuru, Chief Executive Officer, Caritas Microfinance Bank
  • Morris Maina, CEO, TransUnion Kenya
  • Winston Vimalraj, Territory Sales Lead, Africa, Freshworks
  • Cyrus Kamau, Deputy Director and Chief Analyst, Infrastructure and ICT, National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
  • Amritha Reddy, Director, Fraud Solutions, TransUnion Africa
  • Vshal Nema, Lead – Product Marketing, Freshworks
  • Winnie Kaaka, Head Products and channels, Access Bank
  • Moses Munguti, Lead Technical Expert East Africa, Kaspersky
  • Joshua Odongo, CEO, Tusenti
  • Julius Orayo, Group Chief Information Officer, Jubilee Insurance
  • Hartnell Ndungi, Chief Data Officer, Absa Group
  • George Wanjohi, Chief Information Security Officer, Co-operative Bank of Kenya
  • John Frank, CEO, Benkiko
  • Samuel Njuguna, Co-founder, Chumz
  • Angela Mwirigi, Director, Digital Financial Services, KCB Bank Group

These industry leaders will share their insights and expertise, offering valuable perspectives on the future of banking in East Africa.

The summit is sponsored by industry organizations at different levels, including: 

  • Kaspersky – Official Cybersecurity Partner (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Freshworks – Gold Sponsor
  • TransUnion – Gold Sponsor
  • Access Bank (Kenya) – Official Banking Partner
  • Tusenti – LaunchPad Exhibitors
  • Benkiko – LaunchPad Exhibitors
  • Chumz – LaunchPad Exhibitors

The sponsors reflect the commitment of organizations to driving innovation and excellence in the banking sector.

The summit will take place at the Radisson Blu Nairobi, Upperhill, providing a conducive environment for networking, collaboration, and insightful discussions.

International Centre for Strategic Alliances is a group of industry professionals and innovators. The alliance’s core actions comprise of innovations and use case scenarios of industry leaders, by its research, and from leading information sources for businesses and professionals all over the world.


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