7th Middle East Banking AI &
Analytics Summit 2024

Accelerating Innovation in Banking with Applied AI & Analytics Strategies

Feburary 29th (Thursday) 2024

"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?


Speakers 2023

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


Kamran Ahsan

Sr. Director AI & Smart Data

e& enterprise

Peter Simon

MD, Financial Services Data Science


Prasanna Pendse

Head of Technology



Data Privacy Officer

Leading Bank in UAE

Ali Imran

Chief Operating Officer

Commercial Bank of Dubai

Linoy Kidd

CIO- Markets & Securities Services MENAT


Dr. Shidan C. Murphy

Director of Data Analytics, APAC



Group Chief Customer Officer


Amith Rajan

EVP- Head, Data, Analytics & Wholesale Digital

Mashreq Bank

Lina Chudnova

Head of MLOps Practice


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

York Walterscheid



Azizjon Azimi

Founder & CEO


Hariprasad Chede

Head of Information Security Risk Management

National Bank of Fujairah PJSC

Anjan Pandey

AVP – Product Evangelist Group


Kelly Forbes

Founder & Executive Director

AI Asia Pacific Institute

Jonne Heikkinen

Managing Director


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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    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.

To find out more about the current awards, please fill the form mentioned below. If you would like to be a Judge or Sponsor see the details on the related pages.


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08:00 - 12:00 AM

John Smith

Founder & CEO

How To Brand A Startup On A Small Budget

In this session we will discuss about digital topics in detail. You need laptops and other tech support equipment. This session will last for 2 hours. So prepare yourself.

08:00 - 12:00 AM

John Smith

Founder & CEO

Establishing a Brand Identity

In this session we will discuss about digital topics in detail. You need laptops and other tech support equipment. This session will last for 2 hours. So prepare yourself.

08:00 - 12:00 AM

Sarah Michelle

Founder & CEO

Interview With World Class Designer

In this session we will discuss about digital topics in detail. You need laptops and other tech support equipment. This session will last for 2 hours. So prepare yourself.

08:00 - 12:00 AM

Katty Wilson

Founder & CEO

Close Event Ceremony & Doorprize

In this session we will discuss about digital topics in detail. You need laptops and other tech support equipment. This session will last for 2 hours. So prepare yourself.












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May 18th to 19th
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