By Olumide Ajayi
More than 40 leaders in the banking industry in West Africa are set to converge in Lagos, Nigeria come April 23 -24 April, to brainstorm on increasing financial inclusion across West Africa region by 2020 in the Future Banking Tech West Africa Summit.
In a statement, Stanley Jacob, the chairman of the e-Business Industry Heads committee in Nigeria (CeBIH) and Head of Consumer Distribution, Ecobank Nigeria, said: “Technology in Banking and Payments has evolved significantly and Nigeria has become the key factor to be considered in setting the pace for digital innovation and the application of enterprise payment systems to transform businesses and lifestyle”.
“We expect this event to provide a direction that will enhance technologies that will facilitate a digital economy and most importantly achieve our targets on financial inclusion. I encourage experts, investors and key industry stakeholders to join this gathering of thought leaders and let’s make it happen”.
The summit which represents a platform to converse about risk, rewards, security and transparency, would address how as a financial services provider with the Board of Directors, with Regulators, with Cyber-security, with Technology integration, addresses Surfing of the Digital Transformation Waves Of Financial Services.
The list of speakers at the summit include Dr. Mudashiru Olaitan, Director, Development Finance Department, Central Bank of Nigeria,Niyi Ajao, the executive director of Nigeria Inter-Bank settlement systems, Stephen Ambore, head of digital financial services at the central bank of Nigeria, Sampson Akligoh, the director of financial sector division at the ministry of finance in Ghana, and Onyebuchi Akosa, Group, Chief Information Officer, United Bank for Africa Plc, among others.