7th Middle East Banking AI &
Analytics Summit 2024

Accelerating Innovation in Banking with Applied AI & Analytics Strategies

February 29th (Thursday) 2024
Dusit Thani Dubai

Strategic Supporting Partner



"Summit At A Glance"

With the advent of AI, there has been a significant structural shift in the banking industry, not only in the MENA region but across the globe. As technology evolves, the banking industry will likely see further advancements, with a focus on more sophisticated applications and a continued emphasis on improving customer journey, operational efficiencies, security & adherence to regulatory standards.

There awaits a huge potential for growth in AI & Analytics adoption across the banking sector and an enormous opportunity for those entities that choose to seize it. But there are certain challenges & a range of factors contributing to their relatively low AI maturity that hinders positive business outcomes.

This necessitates long term strategic collaborations, building viable partnerships, encouraging knowledge sharing, investing in talent development, community engagement and sincere commitment to building sustainable & futuristic banks of tomorrow.

The Middle East Banking AI & Analytics Summit 2024 caters to the needs of the banking sector by creating a favourable environment for seamless exchange of critical information to help banks & financial institutions to cut through the complexities & seize the opportunities by getting back to the fundamentals.

As these challenges are navigated, the banking industry can unlock the full potential of AI and analytics for growth and efficiency by identifying specific & practical uses cases of AI & analytics within their business operations.

Do you want to achieve your business objectives? Join us in illuminating the path to innovative and effective solutions!

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Why To Attend?


2024 Speakers

Arif Shaikh

Board Member, Senior Risk Advisor, Investor

Summit Advisor & Jury

Ellis Wang

Managing Director - Asia Gulf Synergy Ventures

Summit Advisor/Jury

Jamal Saleh

Director General

UAE Banks Federation

Saket Saith

Group Chief Technology & Data Officer


Nitin Bhargava

Chief Operating Officer

Al Masraf

Ayman Alqudsi

Chief Information Officer

United Arab Bank

Srinivasan Sampath

Acting Group Chief Technology Officer

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Ray Richardson

Chief Data Analytics Officer

Emirates NBD

Ozkan Kosegil

Chief Information Officer, MENAT Wholesale Technology


Chandler McCann

Field CTO


Fernando Plaza Lopez

Group Chief Digital Officer

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

George Harrak

Chief Information Officer

Al Hilal Bank

Mamoun Alhomssey

Chief Information & Technology Officer

Ajman Bank

Ruchi Batra

Sales Engineer MEA


Arun Mehta

Chief Data Analytics Officer

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Devid Jegerson

Chief Operating Officer

Invest Bank

Adil Belhouari

SVP, Head of AI, Data Science & Analytics

Riyad Bank

Zahoor UL Islam

VP - Head of Customer Engagement Technologies

Dubai Islamic Bank

Thomas Cherian

Chief Information Officer

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Zsombor Brommer

Chief Compliance Officer

United Arab Bank

Ken Coghill

Director, Innovation & Technology Risk

Dubai Financial Services Authority

Bechir Sellami

Head of Artificial Intelligence

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Ashraff Sankanal

Sr. Data Scientist


Geethy Panicker

SVP and Head of Risk Strategy and Risk appetite

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Samaneh Khaleghi

VP- Senior Enterprise Architect and API platform lead


Sajid Iqbal

Vice President - Risk Management

Habib Bank AG Zurich

Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer

National Bank of Fujairah PJSC

Sam Wilks

Regional Director


Arsalan Shakeel

Principal Data Architect

Novigo Solutions

Aled Roberts

Vice President – Graph Analytics Practice

Novigo Solutions

Amin Sarieddine

Senior Enterprise Account Executive


Series Speakers

Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Independent Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member

Summit Advisor & Jury

Arif Shaikh

Board Member, Senior Risk Advisor, Investor

Summit Advisor & Jury

Arun Mehta

Head of Data & Analytics (CDAO)

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Sridhar Iyer

Group Chief Digital Officer

Gulf International Bank

Saud Al Dhawyani

Chief Technology Officer

Emirates NBD

Brian Byagaba

Head of Tech & Data Governance - FSRA

Abu Dhabi Global Market

Bartosz Pietruszka

Chief Data & Analytics Officer


Dr. Yoonus C. Ahammed

Director, Data Science - Transaction Monitoring

Standard Chartered Bank

Krishna Kumar Nair

Chief Operating Officer

Emirates Development Bank

Srinivasan Sampath

Acting Group - CTO

First Abu Dhabi Bank


COO & Head of Digital

Al Masraf Bank

Rishi Saraswat


Al Hilal Bank

Jassem Mohamed AlBlooshi

EVP-Head of Organizational Excellence

Sharjah Islamic Bank

Lori Baker

VP, Legal & Director of Data Protection



Data Privacy Officer

Leading Bank in UAE

Ali Imran

Chief Operating Officer

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Linoy Kidd

CIO- Markets & Securities Services MENAT



Group Chief Customer Officer


Amith Rajan

EVP- Head, Data, Analytics & Wholesale Digital

Mashreq Bank

Shahnawaz Ali

Program Director – Digital & Governance

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Kris Kowalski

Chief Marketing & CX Officer

DT One

Deepak Chandran R

SVP, Head of Retail Assets & Cards

Emirates NBD

Zahir Moghal


Delma Exchange

Hariprasad Chede

Head of Information Security Risk Management

National Bank of Fujairah PJSC

Kelly Forbes

Founder & Executive Director

AI Asia Pacific Institute

Christian Kunz

Chief Strategy, Innovation & Ventures Officer

Dubai International Financial Centre

Abdul Rehman Parkar Ali

Head of Data Management and Advanced Analytics

Dubai Islamic Bank


Key Topics

Leadership Strategies for Building Futuristic Banks in MENA

Building Trust in the Era of AI-Powered Banking

Data Ethics in Banking: Navigating the Regulatory norms

Elevating Your Customer Journey: AI & Analytics to the Rescue

AI & Analytics: Game Changer for Security & Compliance in Financial Sector

Powering the Future of Banking: Navigating the Challenges

Pioneering a Way Forward: Digital Transformation for a Dynamic Financial Ecosystem in the UAE

Data & AI at the Core of Banking Transformation

Data Enablement for AI


2023 Summit Highlights



C-levels – CEO/CIO/CTO/CISO/COO/CMO, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Heads of AI & Analytics department, AI & ML enthusiast involved in:

• Retail Banking

• Digital Banking

• Digital Transformation

• Consumer Banking

• Capital Markets

• Securities

• Private Banking

• Wealth Management

• E-Channels

• FinTech’s

• Digital Transformation

• Customer Experience & Business Intelligence

• Data Analytics, Modelling & Mining

• Innovation, Data Architects & Scientists

• Data Science & Predictive Analytics

• Risk Management & Data Analysts

• Sales & Marketing

• Technology & Operations

• Information Technology

• Online Services & Business Innovation



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    Take Away!


    February 29, 2024

Understand which processes can be quickly automated and how to use new tech, such as chatbots, to improve customer visualization and productivity and reduce human errors

Uncover the major impacts of AI, improving the customer experience and turbocharging data analytics.

Develop a robust business intelligence infrastructure, achieve data integrity and a 360-view of the customer.

Discover where and how AI is banking: highlighting the opportunities and challenges of commercializing AI and applications.

Identify and create business efficiencies for immediate gains.

Turn your organizations vision into reality through excellent planning and real time use case of contextual intelligence.

Deliver a seamless and connected customer experience by integrating new technologies into legacy systems to meet and exceed customer expectations with outstanding service, from onboarding and everything in between.

Build viable relationships through f2f meetings: Pre-event access to the delegate profiles to make the right selection of whom you would like to meet with and we then set up your meetings, and ensure they run smoothly onsite.

Brand Visibility: Deliver your unique message to this highly targeted group of decision makers, providing a highly qualified platform to build brand awareness. Sponsors receive significant brand exposure through pre-promotion of the event through print and digital exposure.

Pre-qualified end-user audience: We pre-qualify all attendees to ensure our audience is actively exploring or involved in implementing AI

Leadership exposure: The event will tackle key issues and challenges that AI adopters are facing. We tailor our agenda’s to answer these questions allowing end users to effectively deploy solutions.

Leading Edge Discussions: AI & Analytics Experts & Innovators: Hear success stories and initiatives from all the stakeholders and partners of the value chain. Forward-looking insights from the best in the business will help you plan future strategies. Inspiring Keynotes, Banking Case Studies, Reformative Panel discussions offering insights and valuable learning opportunities.

Social Breakout Sessions Your opportunity to customize your learning! Interact with your industry peers in a closed roundtable discussion. Choose the track that is most applicable to you, share your success stories, discuss your challenges, identify future trends- helping you to structure your event experience to your learning requirements.

Digital Age Tech Case Studies & Your Tech Zone Hear from leading AI & analytics organizations sharing their client's success stories and explore dedicated Tech Zones for new ideas & solutions and mapping your business/project needs.

Network & connect - The Hybrid Way Being in a room of people who are enthusiastic about sharing what they have learned and helping others enhance their knowledge and skills. Join your peers from across the MENA region in Dubai or meet & chat with them virtually.

The first of its kind and biggest independent MENA Annual Achievement Awards for AI & Analytics in Banking having its own team of expert judges and a programme of activities and events throughout the year including Showcase events.

MENA Annual Achievement Awards for AI & Analytics in Banking is the first and biggest global annual achievement awards for AI & Analytics. Our focus is to support the AI community within the MENA recognising the hard work and dedication of those working in the field which range from start-ups, established companies and individuals.

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