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Paul Schulte

Keynote: US vs. China: Who's winning the battle for AI?

Schulte Research

Feb 27
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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration & Morning Coffee
09:00 - 10:00 60 mins
Keynote: US vs. China: Who's winning the battle for AI?
  • Speaker Paul Schulte - Founder & Editor and International Fintech Guru, Schulte Research
10:00 - 11:00 60 mins
Demo Session #3

Seven startup and established fintech companies have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live. No slides or video are allowed! Finovate's competitive application process ensures only truly innovative companies make it to the stage.

Demo categories could include:

  • Underwriting & credit scoring
  • Customer onboarding
  • Financial wellness
  • Back end & digital banking
  • Information sharing & storage
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Networking Break & Refreshments
11:30 - 11:55 25 mins
Big Bank Fireside Chat: Citi
  • Speaker Emre Karter - Managing Director, Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions, MENAPT, Citi
11:55 - 12:30 35 mins
Onstage Interview
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
Regional Showcase

A regional showcase featuring 3-minute pitches from fintech startups headquartered in the region or with business focused in the region.

Following the startup pitches, participants will take part in an interactive Q&A session.

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Networking Break & Refreshments
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Panel: Payments Transformation: Peer-to-Peer, Mobile, Digital – What’s Working and What’s Next?
  • Speaker Moussa Beidas - CEO & Co-Founder, Bridg Payment Solutions
  • Speaker Mohamed El Sabban - Digital Innovation Head, Digital Banking & GTS, Commercial International Bank, Egypt
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Blockchain and the Bitcoin Bubble
16:00 - 17:30 90 mins
Networking Reception & Refreshments

Day concludes at 17:30