The 2012 AITEC Banking & Mobile Money West Africa Conference at Accra International Conference Centre over 28-29 May has attracted participation by banking and payment technology experts from throughout the world and locally. The countries represented among the speaker faculty include UK, Switzerland, USA, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Finland, Canada, Egypt and Ghana with a healthy level of representation. Over 50 speakers will be making presentations or leading workshops over the two days of the conference.
Announcing the final speaker line-up for this year’s conference, Sean Moroney, Chairman of AITEC Africa, praised the commitment being shown by experts from around the world by travelling to Accra to share their valuable knowledge and experience. “I’m confident that this is going to be a bench-mark event for West Africa’s banking and payments industry. Particularly in Ghana, there is a new determination on the part of financial institutions to upgrade systems and adopt leading-edge technologies to deliver improved services to a broader customer base. The breadth and depth of the briefings at this year’s conference will go a long way to helping achieve those objectives.”
Six key focus areas
The following are the conference specialised streams:
• Financial integration for national and regional development
• Cloud Computing for financial services
• Mobile money for financial inclusion
• Productivity tools to achieve service excellence
• Multi-channel service strategies
• Risk management & data security strategies
Security Training Workshops by Silensec
Silensec, a leading training and consultancy organisation working across Europe and Africa, is going to host two in-depth training workshops at the conference:
• Ethical Hacking (Day 1)
• Mobile Banking Security (Day 2)
These will be delivered by George Nicolaou, who heads the Silensec Malware Analysis Lab. George is currently working on an advanced Exploitation Software Toolkit and is the lead author of Silensec Ethical Ninja Exploit Development and Protection Evasion training courses.
Temenos to host CXO Breakfast
Temenos, the region’s leading payments switch supplier, will be hosting a breakfast briefing for bank CXOs on the second day of the conference. Phil Sorrell, Head of Global Mobile Banking at Temenos from the UK, will do a live demonstration on “Mobile financial services and the evolution of branchless banking”.
Senior bankers will be invited to participate and experience the leading-edge systems temenos has developed to integrate mobile payment services into mainstream banking systems.