Join us April 19, 2018 at the
National Press Club

#AfricaFintechDC

Fintech is disrupting banking, finance, and even money as we know it. It’s a global phenomenon, but in Africa more than anywhere, the impact has the potential to be both socially and economically transformative. Opportunities for innovation and investment abound.

The Africa Fintech Summit will gather disruptors, tech and finance professionals, regulators, and investors from across Africa and the US to discuss the technologies revolutionizing finance.

2018 SPEAKERS

Tayo Oviosu - Founder and CEO of PAGA

Tayo Oviosu

Founder and CEO of PAGA

Andi Dervishi - Chief Investment Officer & Global Head, Fintech, ePayments and New Finance, IFC

Andi Dervishi

Chief Investment Officer & Global Head, Fintech, ePayments and New Finance, IFC

Vanessa Grellet - Executive Director of ConsenSys

Vanessa Grellet

Executive Director of ConsenSys

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji  - CEO and Co-Founder of Flutterwave

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

CEO and Co-Founder of Flutterwave

Samuel-Biyi 'laolu  - Director at SureRemit

Samuel-Biyi 'laolu

Director at SureRemit

Mike Quinn -  Group CEO of Zoona

Mike Quinn

Group CEO of Zoona

Catherine Wines - Co-founder of WorldRemit

Catherine Wines

Co-founder of WorldRemit

Dele Adeyinka - Chief Digital Officer, ALAT By Wema

Dele Adeyinka

Chief Digital Officer, ALAT By Wema

Eghosa Omoigui  - Managing General Partner of EchoVC Partners

Eghosa Omoigui

Managing General Partner of EchoVC Partners

Olanrewaju Osibona - Senior Special Advisor to the President of Nigeria on ICT

Olanrewaju Osibona

Senior Special Advisor to the President of Nigeria on ICT

Chijioke Dozie - CEO and Co-Founder of OneFi

Chijioke Dozie

CEO and Co-Founder of OneFi

Aubrey Hruby - Co-founder of AXN, Senior Africa Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Aubrey Hruby

Co-founder of AXN, Senior Africa Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Tope Folayan  - Co-Founder and CEO at Mall For Africa

Tope Folayan

Co-Founder and CEO at Mall For Africa

Steven Grin - Managing Partner at Lateral Capital

Steven Grin

Managing Partner at Lateral Capital

 Ekechi Nwokah - CEO of Mines.io

Ekechi Nwokah

CEO of Mines.io

Bunmi Akinyemiju - CEO of Venture Garden Group

Bunmi Akinyemiju

CEO of Venture Garden Group

Moe Odele -  Lead, Impact Investing and Social Enterprise at Stratigos Consulting

Moe Odele

Lead, Impact Investing and Social Enterprise at Stratigos Consulting

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin - Advisory Partner and Chief Economist of PwC Nigeria

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin

Advisory Partner and Chief Economist of PwC Nigeria

Allie Burns - Managing Director of Village Capital

Allie Burns

Managing Director of Village Capital

Amee Parbhoo  - Director of Investments at Accion Venture Labs

Amee Parbhoo

Director of Investments at Accion Venture Labs

Leland Rice - Co-Founder of Dedalus Global

Leland Rice

Co-Founder of Dedalus Global

Marvin Cole - CEO and Founder of Ovamba

Marvin Cole

CEO and Founder of Ovamba

Leon Issacs - CEO of Developing Markets Associates

Leon Issacs

CEO of Developing Markets Associates

Akin Sawyerr - Managing Director of Feleman

Akin Sawyerr

Managing Director of Feleman

Tobi Osibodu - Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director of CitiServe

Tobi Osibodu

Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director of CitiServe

Greg Cohen - Co-Founder & Executive Director of Asoko Insight

Greg Cohen

Co-Founder & Executive Director of Asoko Insight

Aleksandra Gadzala - Founder/CEO of Magpie Advisory, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at The Atlantic Council

Aleksandra Gadzala

Founder/CEO of Magpie Advisory, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at The Atlantic Council

Saqib Nazir - CEO of Interpay

Saqib Nazir

CEO of Interpay

Adewale Omoniyi - Senior Manager, IBM Global Business Services

Adewale Omoniyi

Senior Manager, IBM Global Business Services

Olu Oyinsan - Vice President - Investments at Ingressive Capital

Olu Oyinsan

Vice President - Investments at Ingressive Capital

Efayomi Carr  - Investment Associate at Quona Capital

Efayomi Carr

Investment Associate at Quona Capital

Stephen Hollingshead  - CEO, ChangeinEx

Stephen Hollingshead

CEO, ChangeinEx

Anton Mozgovoy - CTO of Humaniq

Anton Mozgovoy

CTO of Humaniq

Jonathan Berman  - CEO of J.E. Berman Associates

Jonathan Berman

CEO of J.E. Berman Associates

Katherine A. Foster  - Blockchain Specialist at The World Bank and Advisor for FinTech4Good

Katherine A. Foster

Blockchain Specialist at The World Bank and Advisor for FinTech4Good

Richard Jones - President of JonesStar Technology and International Liaison for the Government Blockchain Association

Richard Jones

President of JonesStar Technology and International Liaison for the Government Blockchain Association

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SUMMIT AGENDA

08:15

Registration and Networking

08:50

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Leland Rice, CEO, Dedalus Global

09:00

Keynote: Investing in Fintech—Opportunities for Disruption in Africa

Andi Dervishi, Chief Investment Officer & Global Head, Fintech, ePayments, and New Finance, IFC

09:15

Keynote: The Role of Governments in Arming the Private Sector for Innovation

‘Lanre Osibona, Special Advisor on ICT to the President of Nigeria

09:30

Panel: Innovation = Inclusion

  • Defining fintech in Africa: what makes it different?
  • Financial inclusion: challenges, successes, targets
  • The current ecosystem, future market needs, and the next new ideas
Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank of Nigeria>
Mark Pickens, Senior Director, Financial Inclusion, Visa
Mark Quinn, CEO, Zoona
Anton Mozgovoy, CTO, Humaniq

MODERATOR
Aubrey Hruby, Senior Africa Fellow, The Atlantic Council; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Founder, AXN

10:20

Networking and Coffee

10:50

Panel: Bridging the Public-Private Divide—Alliances for Innovation

Tobi Osibodu, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director, CitiServe
Silvana Rodriguez, Senior Partnerships Advisor, Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, US State Department
Stephen Hollingshead CTO, ChangeinEx

MODERATOR
Worku Gachou, Global Public Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling

11:30

Talk: Fintech and the Human Touch

Tayo Oviosu, Founder & CEO, Paga

11:45

Keynote: The Future of Banking in Africa

  • Digital by design: Nigeria’s first truly digital bank
  • Banks and fintechs: competition vs. collaboration
  • Investing in client experience and data analysis
Dele Adeyinka, Chief Digital Officer, ALAT by Wema Bank

12:00

Networking Lunch

13:00

Panel: Remittances Revolutionized

  • Regulation, innovation, and trends: the rapidly changing remittances landscape
  • New players and platforms challenging incumbents
  • The blockchain opportunity
Olaoluway Samuel-Biyi, Director, SureRemit
Catherine Wines, Co-Founder, WorldRemit
Leon Isaacs, CEO, DMA
Akin Sawyerr, CEO, RocRemit

13:45

VC Focus 1: The Ecosystem

  • Connecting startups, incubators, accelerators, and investors
  • Venture capital in Africa: challenges & opportunities
  • Filling the gap between seed and series B
Amee Parbhoo, Director of Investments, Accion Venture Lab
Allie Burns, Managing Director, Village Capital
Olu Oyinsan, VP Investments, Ingressive Capital
Tope Folayan, Co-Founder & CEO, Mall For Africa

MODERATOR
Efayomi Carr, Managing General Partner, Quona Capital

14:15

VC Focus 2: Innovative Fund Structures

  • The need for differentiation on the continent
  • Why the Silicon Valley model won’t work
  • The keys to startup success in Africa
Eghosa Omoigui, Managing General Partner, EchoVC
Ekechi Nwokah, CEO, Mines.io
Moe Odele, Lead, Impact Investing and Social Enterprise at Stratigos Consulting
Marième Diop, VC investor, Orange Digital Ventures

MODERATOR
Steven Grin, Managing Partner, Lateral Capital

14:45

Networking Break

15:15

Panel: Blockchain for Africa

  • Cryptos on the continent
  • Lessons from the sandbox
  • Blockchain beyond bitcoin: harnessing distributed ledger tech for Africa-specific applications
Vanessa Grellet, Executive Director, ConsenSys
Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, PhD., Advisory Partner and Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria
Richard Jones, President, JonesStar Technology, International Government Liaison Government Blockchain Association
Adewale Omoniyi, Senior Manager, IBM Global Business Service

MODERATOR
Akin Sawyerr, CEO, RocRemit

16:00

Panel: Lending and Finance

  • Demand for alternative lending in Africa
  • Connecting banks, telecos, payment platforms, and regulators
  • Leveraging data analytics for risk-adjusted returns
Chijioke Dozie, Co-Founder/CEO, OneFi
Ekechi Nwokah, CEO, Mines.io
Marvin Cole, CEO and Founder, Ovamba
Greg Cohen, Co-founder & Executive Director, Asoko Insight

MODERATOR
Xavier Gomez, Co-founder and COO, Techfoliance

16:20

Atlantic Council Launches Disruptive Tech Series

Introduction by Dr. Aleksandra Gadzala, PhD, Founder/CEO, Magpie Advisory, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, The Atlantic Council

16:30

Closing Keynote Interview

  • How regulators can work with the full innovation value chain
  • What central banks want from innovators, banks, telcos, and other stakeholders
  • Challenges and goals for the future
Patrick Njoroge, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya (TBC)

MODERATOR
Leland Rice, CEO, Dedalus Global

17:00

Drinks & Awards

18:00

US-Nigeria Council Reception (Invite Only)

DOWNLOAD NOW

This Concept Note lays out the themes that will shape the 2018 Africa Fintech Summit as well as presents comprehensive research on continent’s fintech landscape. Content includes:

  • A market map of 300+ startups by segment and country
  • Data on fund raising, capital flows, and acquisitions
  • A comprehensive list of accelerators across 18 countries
  • A look at the regulatory landscape
  • The social and economic impact of fintech in Africa
  • Vignettes of select companies and success stories
  • Opportunities for blockchain beyond money
  • Program highlights of the Africa Fintech Summit

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