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The Latest Banking Trends Covering Automation, ML, AI and More To Be Covered at the MEBIS+ Summit

On the 15th and 16th of September at Le Méridien Dubai Conference Centre, UAE, MEBIS+ will delve into the emerging technologies and innovative strategies that are supercharging the banking and finance industry. With topics covering factors such as automation, AI, machine learning, data analytics and digital transformation, the MEBIS+ Summit will demonstrate how technology is pushing the banking industry into the future and helping to create a dynamic, growth-focused culture.

Featuring a vast range of banking professionals and esteemed finance experts, the MEBIS+ speaker lineup is impressive. From Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dr. Bernd van Linder will speak on his experiences and the importance of embracing disruption. Jameel Khan from Mashreq Bank, Maisa J Shunnar from National Bank of Bahrain and Tuncay Tuncer from Standard Chartered Bank will join a panel discussion exploring the wide-ranging and dynamic role of the Chief Digital Officer. Prasad Mopidevi from Commercial Bank of Dubai, Sanjay Khanna from RAKBANK and Noman Rashid from Dubai Islamic Bank will share their thoughts on the future of branch banking in a world dominated by covid-19, and Manal Meshal from Ahli United Bank (Bahrain) will speak on building digital marketing dominance. Rashed AlOthman from Riyad Bank and Stefan Kimmel from Commercial Bank of Dubai will discuss the importance of bolstering traditional banks with technology to drive success. Elissar Farah Antonios from Citi (MENA Cluster) will explore digital banking culture and discuss whether digitisation is a necessity or a luxury.

PrzemysƂaw DrzymaƂa from Diamond Sponsor, Comarch, will provide a Welcome Address to open up the event. Celal Kavuklu from Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Partner, SAS, will present a keynote on ‘How to Avoid Common Pitfalls while Building AI-Powered Organisations’. Vijay Jaswal from Gold Sponsor, Software AG, will deliver a presentation titled ‘Banking 2030 – Pathways to Perseverance’. Andrew Foulds from Silver
Sponsor, Fiserv, will discuss ‘The Future of Payments – Redefining the Movement of Money’. Cyril-Laurent Cymbler from Silver Sponsor, Salesforce, will speak on ‘Reconstructing the User-Experience Paradigm: Going Beyond the Opti-channel World’. Jonathan Somers from Silver Sponsor, NetGuardians, will explore ‘Boosting Cyber Resilience for Digital Banking’.

With the exciting new addition of the MEBIS+ Awards, this event will celebrate the institutions that are going above and beyond in their quest to provide exemplary service to their clients and a great workplace culture for their teams. With 8 key categories, the Awards aim to acknowledge the organisations that are excelling in leadership and employee support. These banking and financial institutions are demonstrating the significant impacts that a supportive, diverse and forward-thinking culture can have on the success of a business.

With over 450 attendees from the financial services sector, the Summit is the most influential of its kind within the MENA region.


  • Francis is a journalist and our lead LatAm correspondent, with a BA in Classical Civilization, he has a specialist interest in North and South America.

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