East Africa Fintech Summit

East Africa Fintech Summit
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About Fintech Summit
Fintech is no longer about digitizing existing financial products. It’s about integrating financial services into applications and services you use every day. It’s a global phenomenon that cannot be ignored. In East Africa, more than anywhere the impact of Fintech has the potential to be both socially and economically transformative. Research from Statista's latest report on Africa and MIddle East, shows that the transaction value in the Fintech market amounts to US$6.89billion in 2018. Incidentally, more Fintech companies are leveraging on technology to provide innovative financial service, including payment, lending, savings, financial advice and financial infrastructure, resulting in greater efficiency, better service and lowering of costs. It is from this background that CIO East Africa has organized the Fintech Summit 2019, a two-day event that will gather disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from across East Africa to discuss the technologies revolutionizing finance.

Indulge in a two-day event that will provide a great opportunity to learn New Innovative Ideas and Information.

New Technologies

Learn about New Technologies impacting the FSI Sector and how they can better Improve Financial Services.


Engage in Intensive Discussions Sessions in order to explore aspects affecting the Financial Sector.


Engage and interact with other attendees, exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.

Fintech is no longer about digitizing existing financial products. It’s about Integrating Financial Services into applications and services you use every day. It’s a global phenomenon that cannot be ignored. ”

Summit Speakers
Here are some of the Speakers that we have had over the previous summits
Dr. Patrick Njoroge (TBC)
Governor - Central Bank of Kenya
Following his master's degree, he worked in Nairobi as a planning officer at the Kenyan Ministry of Planning from October 1985 until August 1987
Eng. Francis Wangusi
Director General - Communications Authority of Kenya
Mr. Francis W. Wangusi is the Director-General of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). 
Dr. Bitange Ndemo
Chairman - Blockchain & AI Taskforce
Prof. Bitange Ndemo is an ICT specialist and an Associate professor in Entrepreneurship
Dr. Katherine Getao
CEO - ICT Authority
Until her appointment, Dr. Getao served as the ICT Secretary at the Ministry of ICT. She has also held other senior appointments in government such as ICT Secretary, e-Government at the Presidency and also served in the United Nations as a member of the Group of Governmental Experts on Security in the context of ICT.
Patrice Kiiru
Director - Finserve
Responsible for the Diaspora Banking and International Remittances strategy at Equity Group
Jeremy Ngunze
CEO - CBA Bank
Chief Executive Officer Kenya, Commercial Bank of Africa (1st August 2012 to date)
William Nanjero
Anita Chege
Head of Digital Transformation - HF Group
She is the head of Digital Transformation for HF Group and part of the Fintech Advisory Board
William Lawrence
Principal Business Solutions Manager: Fraud & Financial Crime, Africa - SAS
William is responsible for the Fraud and Financial Crime solutions across the African region for SAS.
Nyasha Mutsekwa
Regional Sales Executive - Adapt IT (Pty) Ltd
With a strong entrepreneurial drive, I thrive in roles that involve developing business strategy, sales leadership and innovative product development. I have a strong bias for customer facing roles with a focus to develop, nurture and close revenue opportunities.
Joash Mitei
Senior Pre-sales Consultant - Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management
Joash Mitei is the Senior Pre-sales Consultant handling Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management for the East Africa region.
Topyster Muga
Digital Financial Services Expert - VISA
Topy is a decorated financial inclusion and fintech personality with rich experience in digital financial services, technology as well as telecommunications industry.
Nancy Kinyajui
Head Products & Analytics - Credit Info
Nancy is a financial inclusion and financial technology enthusiast with over 9 years experience as a product manager and credit data analyst.
Eunice Maina
Founder and CEO - Bismart Insurance
An accomplished insurance business Leader, with over 9 year’s management experience in the insurance products and distribution channels development.
Adelide Odhiambo
CEO & Founder - Bluewave
My vision is to use this experience to eradicate poverty and at the same time play a key role in improving Insurance uptake and penetration.
Stella Njoki
Stella is a dynamic entrepreneur who has had over 8 years experience building and growing the financial technology start up Zege Technologies
Dancun Muchangi
Operating Partner - Element Inc.
Active mentor/advisor for various tech-startups, investors & entrepreneurship ecosystems in Africa.
Peris Bosire
Co-Founder - Farm Drive
I am the co-founder of FarmDrive
Paul Ndichu
Snr. Vice President - Flutter Wave Ink, Eastern Africa
Leon Kiptum
Country Manager - Betway Kenya
A seasoned financial services professional, active thought leader in payments and digital value transfer services and builder of high performing teams. Highly skilled in strategy, digital transformation, project planning, design and implementation as well as stakeholder management.
Vincent Njoroge
CEO - Element Blue
Vincent is a business executive with over 20 years experience, with expertise in business strategy, business development, product management, and software development
Michael Kimani
Co-founder - Chamapesa
I am a co-founder and Chief Marketing officer at Chamapesa, a company using blockchain elements to digitize the indigenous social savings groups culture of Africa.
Rosemary Kimwatan
Legal & Regulatory Specialist - Oxygène MCL
Rosemary is a legal professional whose practice focuses on the legal and regulatory affairs in Tech and Financial Services.
Zeituna Mustafa
Digital Finance Service Manager - Musoni Microfinance
Zeituna is a DFS Manager at Musoni Microfinance. She focuses on digital transformation strategy within Musoni.
Victor Malu
Director - Financial Sevices Deepening
As the head of future financial system, Victor leads FSD’s work in supporting the creation of a platform for inclusion through the formal financial system
Habil Olaka
CEO - Kenya Bankers Association
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry.
Abel Masai
CEO - Kocela
Award-winning mobile solutions expert with vast experience in the design, development, deployment and delivery of mobile products ranging from Mobile VAS to Mobile Commerce. Leading Kocela's disruption of the mobile landscape in EA.
Laura Chite
CEO - CIO East Africa
Laura is the CEO at CIO East Africa and has over 20 years industry experience having worked at Microsoft for 16 years before joining CIO East Africa.
Sydney Shilakho
Lead Consultants - DIME Consultants
He is the Lead consultant at Dime Consultants.
Martin Mirero
CIO - Huduma Kenya
Experienced professional in the ICT industry, with a unique fusion of both technology sales and technology management expertise.
Robert Yawe
Managing Director - Synaptech Solutions Limited
Providing IT staff with peace of mind by offering real time visibility on their data centre infrastructure through implementing intelligent monitoring for proactive management
Stephen Mwaura
Chairman - Fintech Institute
Dr. Fernando Wangila
In his industry, Fernando Wangila is called “Starter of Things.” He is the director of ICT and Innovation at National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).
John Walubengo
Senior Lecturer - Multimedia University
Vincent Ngundi
Asst. Director, Cyber Security & E-Commerce - Communication Authority of Kenya
Vincent works for the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), Kenya’s ICT regulator.
Kamau Kunyiha
CEO - Creditinfo Kenya
Over 14 years experience in Credit Information and Information Management Services at Senior Management Level.
Fiona Makaka
Associate TMT - TripleOKLaw Advocates LLP
Fiona is extensively involved in a broad range of cross border contract negotiations in the financial services industry
Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor
Head of Cyber Security Services - Internet Solutions
I am a self driven Information security enthusiast that will go all length to keep updated with the latest methodologies and help the entire community to be Information Security aware.
Rose Muturi
CEO - Tala Kenya
Rose was named one of Kenya’s Top 40 Women Under 40 in Business Daily, and we are excited to bring her experience, insight and sense of humor to our team and to our customers in Kenya and East Africa. 
Michael Michie
Head of IT - TripleOK Law LLP
Michael Michie currently in M Oriental Bank limited as the Chief Information Security Officer started his career in the IT industry in early 2014.
Aprielle Moraa
Cyber Security & Risk Professional
Nikki Summers
Regional Director, East Africa
Nikki Summers leads the Sage business in East Africa. She is responsible for the growth and positioning of Sage in East Africa, a fast-growing territory that the company has targeted for strategic investment in the years to come.
Ali Hussein
Co-founder & CEO
C-Level Executive with extensive experience in Strategy, Marketing, New Media, Business Development, Start ups and turn around situations. Board level experience in both For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Organisations.
Steve Njenga
Hands-on, visionary leader with over 20+ years’ experience designing, implementing, and managing global Information Technology systems, operations, and teams on multiple continents.
Catherine Muraga
Director, IT and Operations
Experienced IT professional with a demonstrated history of working in Manufacturing, Airline and Banking industry. As Director IT & Operation Sidian Bank, mainly responsible for the formulation and execution of IT Operational plans and in alignment to the Bank’s overall strategy.
Agnes Gathaiya
Ms. Agnes Gathaiya is the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Payments Services Limited (IPSL). She is responsible for developing and driving execution of IPSL’s purpose and mandate, including positioning IPSL as the operator of choice for banks and driving payments innovation within the industry.
Tonia Kariuki
Operating Partner/VC
A corporate professional with a diversified set of skills and a strong track record within various disciplines. With a background in Law, my experiences include Finance, HR and Marketing.
George Njuguna
George Njuguna is the Chief Information Officer of HF Group. In addition to overseeing Technology and Operations, he is responsible for Digital Transformation and Channel Development.
Harry Hare
Harry Hare is the Chairman and Publisher of CIO East Africa, an authoritative IT networking platform for CIOs and Senior IT and Business Executives.
Fintech Summit Agenda
Theme: Collaboration & Innovation in the Financial Services Industry
Here is a brief look at what to expect at the Summit

- How is the Industry Regulator balancing Financial Stability, the Tech Opportunities & Risks.
- Does Cyber-Security, Data Privacy & Business Agility still top in CEOs Agenda?
- What's the Industry Regulator way forward in ensuring that FSIs go Beyond Disruption?

Moderator: Harry Hare, Publisher & Chairman, CIO East Africa

- Delegates Arrival, Registration, Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking.

- What Transformation opportunities do financial services have?
- How would Digitization of FSIs accelerate National Economies?
- To what extent are Regulations Overlapping or Inhibiting emerging Fintech from service rollout?
- What obvious risks risks do the emerging FSIs pose that Consumer Demand Rises?

MODERATOR: Tamara Cook, Head of Digital Innovations,
FSD Kenya

- To what extent regulatory intention and interpretation?
- What are the implications of the recent progress in the area of machine-readable regulation?
- To what extent does the machine executed regulation represent a realistic (and desirable) goal?

MODERATOR: Ali Hussein, CEO, Fintexx

Speaker: JOASH MITEI - Senior Pre-sales Consultant,






Speaker: Judy Muoka, Resolution Insurance

- Customer Experience (CX)

Speaker: Zeituna Mustafa, Digital Finance Service
Manager, MUSONI


Although budgets are shrinking, time has come for CIOs to wear a radical thinking to approach the unbanked and underserved customers. Following the leaps made in mobile money in Africa CIOs now have strong evidence of the potential of technology, to impact the lives of poor customers everywhere. This session discusses what tactical approaches are working, the challenges CIOs are experiencing and how they can in partnership tackle exclusion via emerging technologies by evenly deploying them for maximum impact in the years to come.

MODERATOR: Tonia Kariuki, Managing Partner, Tellistic Technology Services

- Delegates Arrival, Registration, Morning Refreshments and Networking

- How do industry leaders assess for customer experience to deliver customer value through digital evolution
- Recognise the importance of retaining brand values as part of a mobile first strategy that moves away from traditional channels of customer engagement
- Understand the importance of humanising financial services experience to deliver customer value

MODERATOR: Robert Yawe, Synaptech Solutions

- What constitutes a strong framework centered on
Digital Identity and Access management that
minimizes breaches whilst providing the forensics
and visibility needed to meet or exceed compliance?

MODERATOR: Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Associate Professor, UoN-School of Business

- Is AI taking over from the people’s digital plains?
- How is the current deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in Fintechs?
- How are financial firms using data analytics, ML, voice recognition to spur their businesses?

MODERATOR: Kamu Kunyiha, CEO, Credit Info

1: Stella Njoki - M-Payer
2: Peris Bosire - Farm Drive
3: Gagan Hyer - Insure Africa
4: Adelaide Odhiambo - Bluewave
5: Abel Masai - Kocela
6: Daniel Bloch - Founder, Bitsoko
7: Eunice Maina - Bitsmart Insurance
8: Kenny Kinako - Shield Insurance

MODERATOR: Harry Hare - Publisher & Chairman, CIO East Africa

Summit Venue
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Summit Sponsors
A look at some of the Sponsors that we have had the privilege of working with over the past summits.
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Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    May 22, 2019 8:00 am
  • End Date
    May 23, 2019 6:00 pm
  • Address
    Chiromo Road Nairobi KE