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8:00am - 9:15am 75 mins
New Technologies Summit
Registration and networking
8:00am - 9:15am 75 mins
Islamic Finance Summit
Registration and networking
9:15am - 9:30am 15 mins
New Technologies Summit
Opening remarks
9:15am - 9:30am 15 mins
Islamic Finance Summit
Opening remarks
9:30am - 10:00am 30 mins
New Technologies Summit
Opening Keynote
9:30am - 10:00am 30 mins
Islamic Finance Summit
Opening Keynote
10:00am - 10:30am 30 mins
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New Technologies Summit
Harnessing blockchain and crypto to drive value
  • Exploring how blockchain can be used to create new offerings, drive transformation, and lower costs.
  • How far away are we from widespread implementation, and what assessment can we make of current blockchain initiatives?
  • Blockchain and tokenization applications in cyber security, counter-fraud and AML initiatives, KYC, and much more
10:00am - 10:30am 30 mins
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Islamic Finance Summit
The evolution and impact of fintech in Islamic finance
  • Exploring the need for standardization to encourage further fintech advances
  • Determining the effects of fintech on Islamic banking to date, and which areas will see the greatest shift
  • Looking forward to the future of innovation - where are we seeing advances, and what does the future hold for Islamic finance in a fintech context?
10:30am - 11:00am 30 mins
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New Technologies Summit
AI innovation
  • Exploring innovation and initiatives from both a company and governmental perspective
  • Where is the greatest potential to use AI, and what are the challenges that need to be overcome?
  • Building AI initiatives across KYC, fraud and transaction monitoring
10:30am - 11:00am 30 mins
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Islamic Finance Summit
Blockchain and Islamic finance: Removing the intermediaries
  • Examining different use cases and examples of what your organization could implement in Islamic finance: where is blockchain being embraced?
  • Harnessing the power of blockchain to build the Middle East into a global pioneer in Islamic finance
  • Where is investment happening in blockchain, what test cases should you be aware of, and within what time frames can we expect wider levels of adoption?
  • Adopting blockchain and asset tokenization from Islamic finance to enhance financial inclusion: the social impact of blockchain
11:00am - 11:30am 30 mins
New Technologies Summit
Morning break and networking
11:00am - 11:30am 30 mins
Islamic Finance Summit
Morning break and networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
New Technologies Summit
Expert briefings
11:30am - 12:00pm 30 mins
Islamic Finance Summit
Expert briefings
12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
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New Technologies Summit
Innovations for more effective wealth management
  • Exploring the digital and technological trends being seen in wealth management
  • Addressing changing client demands and meeting new client challenges
  • How and where is technology being adopted within wealth management, and what does the future hold?
12:00pm - 12:30pm 30 mins
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Islamic Finance Summit
P2P and crowdfunding: Identifying the new lending models best suited to Islamic finance
  • Exploring which elements of innovative lending in fintech are most adaptable to Islamic finance.
  • How are we seeing P2P lending initiatives being adopted by Islamic banking, and what are the pros and cons of each?
  • What are the trends seen in Sharia-compliant lending products in the region, and how can using fintech improve credit offering?
12:30pm - 1:30pm 60 mins
New Technologies Summit
Lunch & networking
12:30pm - 1:30pm 60 mins
Islamic Finance Summit
Lunch & networking
1:30pm - 2:00pm 30 mins
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New Technologies Summit
Technological advances for real estate: The impact and prospects of PropTech
  • Examining technologies to make valuation more effective and speedy: when can we hope for real-time analysis of property and property markets?
  • How can technology solve issues around real estate asset transfers, streamlining processes, improving transparency, and minimizing costs?
  • Blockchain in real estate: how are we seeing smart contracts being implemented, what are the associated regulatory and practical challenges, and what impact will they have on the market?
  • What role will regulators play in advancing PropTech in the Middle East?
1:30pm - 2:00pm 30 mins
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Islamic Finance Summit
Payments and smart card innovations to meet Islamic social finance goals
  • Exploring the current risks of abuse of funds distributions, and determining how digital and electronic payments can overcome these issues
  • Partnerships with Islamic social funding institutions for social electronic payments: how smart cards could revolutionize financial inclusion in intelligent ways.
  • Implementation to date, and what inspiration can be gleaned for further improvements across the region
2:00pm - 2:30pm 30 mins
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New Technologies Summit
Data: the new gold
  • Acknowledging the impact of data and analytics to enhance your operations
  • Overcoming the challenges around a lack of structured data in order to run technologies to their maximum capabilities
  • Big data applications across financial services
  • Streamlining back office processes to save time and costs
2:00pm - 2:30pm 30 mins
Islamic Finance Summit
Expert briefings
2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
Info
New Technologies Summit
Fraud, transaction monitoring, and KYC
  • With one of the biggest regulation challenges surrounding transaction monitoring, fraud and AML, what are the key areas where meaningful improvements can be made?
  • Exploring what techniques are emerging to improve risk profiling, early warning and due diligence
  • Assessing concerns around data sharing: cooperation and initiatives to solve common challenges and improve bottom lines
2:30pm - 3:00pm 30 mins
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Islamic Finance Summit
Overcoming the challenges ahead, to ensure a bright future for fintech in Islamic finance
  • Unlocking Sharia-compliant finance and marrying this with technological innovations
  • Assessing the need for products to meet the needs of underserved markets
  • Determining how fintech can make Islamic finance more accessible and convenient, leading to an increased uptake of Islamic finance in the Middle East
  • What challenges are still to be overcome, and at what speed can we expect progress?
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