AI in Finance: MENA Summit

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The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) and ADGM Academy are delighted to invite you to the “AI in Finance MENA Summit’’. The first of its kind, specialised conference on AI in Finance in the MENA region.


2nd March 2020


10:30 - 14:00

2nd March 2020

10:30 - 14:00

ADGM Authorities Building, Auditorium, 4th floor, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Event Details

The AI in Finance MENA Summit will convene top thought leaders in the field, key stakeholders in the financial industry, and leading AI in Finance start-ups to discuss the key themes defining the industry, showcase the latest developments of AI in Finance, and explore how they can be leveraged in the region and globally.

Monday, 2nd March 2020
10:30 - 14:00
ADGM Authorities Building, Auditorium, 4th floor, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi


Event Agenda

10:30 - 11:00
Arrival & Registration

11:00 - 11:10
Introduction and Welcome by ADGM Academy

11:10 - 11:20
AI in Finance Certification - Overview & Demo

11:20 - 11:40
Keynote from Ronit Ghose (Global Head of Banks Research at Citi)

11:40 - 12:00
Networking & Coffee

12:00 - 12:40
Panel Discussion: “Use Cases and Applications of AI in Finance”

12:40 - 12:45
Closing Remarks

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:45
Senior L&D Executives Roundtable (By invitation only)


Event Speakers


Huy Nguyen Trieu
Co-Founder of CFTE

Prior to CFTE, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at RBS and SG. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance.


Hamad Al Mazrouei
Managing Director, ADGM Academy

 Hamad leads the ADGM Academy strategic and operational activities as the Managing Director. In addition to this role, Hamad oversees the strategic operations of Human Resources and General services of ADGM. Prior to joining ADGM, Hamad led functions in The General Secretariats of the Executive Council and ADNOC.


Fabian Vandenreydt
Strategic Advisor, Abu Dhabi Global Market

He is also a member of the Consultative Working Group for European Securities Market Authority (ESMA)’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee. He has has over 25 years of experience in capital markets post-trade, financial market infrastructures and strategic partnership development.


Ronit Ghose
Global Head of Banks Research, Citi 

He is the lead author of Citi's GPS FinTech report series - the 2016 edition has had 250,000+ downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi and in many accounts, the most read FinTech report ever published.


Amna Abdulaziz Al Mahri
Director of the Financial Knowledge Center and Chief Innovation Officer in Abu Dhabi Department of Finance

Amna led the first Fintech Hackathon in Abu Dhabi ( DoF Hackathon ). She’s also a member of the John Maxwell Team in Leadership, Coaching, Speaking & Training Development, she has a Master Degree in Human Resource Management and is now enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy degree focused on innovation and leadership. She has worked in multiple geographies around Abu Dhabi entities, related with Digital Transformation, Strategy & Operation programs.

AI in Finance MENA Summit