12th Edition Connected Banking Summit– Innovation And Excellence Awards 2024: Southern Africa

Empowering Tomorrow’s Banking Landscape: Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable  Growth” 

The 12th Edition Connected Banking Summit– Innovation and Excellence Awards 2024  Southern Africa scheduled to take place on 23rd of May, 2024 in Johannesburg, South Africa proudly unveils its theme: “Empowering Tomorrow’s Banking Landscape: Technology,  Innovation, and Sustainable Growth”. Hosted by The International Center for Strategic  Alliances (ICSA), this prestigious event returns to South Africa after the resounding success of  its 8th edition, promising an unparalleled platform for industry stakeholders to explore the future  of banking in the region. 

The International Center for Strategic Alliances (ICSA) remains committed to fostering  dialogue, collaboration, and progress within the financial sector. As stalwarts in curating  industry-defining events, we are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey, navigating the  dynamic convergence of technology, regulatory landscapes, and operational efficiency. 

The 12th Edition Connected Banking Summit South Africa will feature engaging discussions  on pivotal themes shaping the banking landscape, including: 

– Digital Inclusion and Transformation 

– Africa’s Digital Economy 

– Customer Experience 

– DeFi, Lending, and Financial Inclusion 

– Zero Trust Frameworks – Powering Resilient Organizations 

– Future of Payments 

– Data and Analytics – Empowering Decisions 

– Digital Access and Financial Security 

– Synergies Between Traditional FIs and Telecoms 

– Role of AI, ML, and Robotics in Financial Services 

– ESG & Sustainability

Attendees can anticipate a rich exchange of ideas among thought leaders, innovators, and  visionaries from across the region. This premier event serves as an ideal platform for networking  with industry players, senior managers, decision-makers, and practitioners operating in the  transformation space and leveraging technology for sustainable growth. 

Celebrating Industry Excellence: 

Culminating in a spectacular celebration of industry excellence, the Innovation and Excellence  Awards hosted by The International Center for Strategic Alliances will honor outstanding  achievements and underscore the collaborative spirit propelling the industry towards a brighter,  more innovative future. 

The past edition has showcased an impressive lineup of speakers including: – Bradwin Roper, CEO FNB Connect, FNB South Africa 

– Mukwandi Chibesakunda, Chief Executive Officer, Zambia National Commercial Bank  (Zanaco) PLC 

– Richard Southey, Chief Digital Officer, Absa CIB 

– Cheslyn Jacobs, Chief Commercial Officer, Tyme Bank 

– Maurits Pretorius, Chief Strategy Officer, Payments Association of South Africa 

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