May 20, 2015

ABTEC 2015

ABTEC is the largest and most prestigious event that convenes the entire financial technology community from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

ABTEC 2015

Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th June: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

ABTEC is the largest and most prestigious event that convenes the entire financial technology community from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Featuring industry-leading conferences, a tightly focused trade exhibition and much more; ABTEC has brought together more than 8,000 financial industry executives and over 1,000 technology providers to meet, network and do business. Building upon this rich pedigree of success, ABTEC was re-launched in 2014 with a host of new features.

Speakers at the event will include:

  • Abdelkareem Freihat: Head of IT, Jordan Kuwait Bank
  • Abeer Khedr: Director of Information Security, National Bank of Egypt
  • Ahmed Albalooshi: First Vice President, Al Baraka Banking Group
  • Akl Noun, Ph.D: Chief Information Officer, Invest AD
  • Allan Carey: Vice President, Phishme
  • Al Shareef Marwan AlKhouli: GM – Head of Internal Audit Group, Oman Arab Bank
  • Ali Alomran: Head of Technology, Arab National Bank
  • Anand Sivanandan: Head of IT & Market Services, Bahrain Financial Exchange
  • Arnold Gutmann: Executive Partner, Gartner
  • Arshad Khan: Managing Director, Bahrain Financial Exchange
  • Atul Mehta: VP & Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Eagle Investment Systems
  • Basab Banerjee: Chief Technology Officer, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange
  • Bashar M. Duheidel: Business Solutions Manager, GCC, EastNets
  • Bela Ver: CEO, ApPello
  • Charanjeet Singh: Head of Fraud Risk Management, FGB
  • Chris Robinson: Chief Technology Officer, AMEX
  • Darren Mullins: Director of Forensic Technology and Electronic Discovery, Deloitte
  • David Turner: Vice President, Marketing and Alliances at Nucleus Software
  • Deepesh Kumar Saxena: Head of IT, Bank Dhofar
  • Deepu Philip: Head of Infrastructure, Kuwait International Bank
  • Dr Okan Acar: Alternative Delivery Channels Manager, Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank
  • Faizal Eledath: GM & Chief Information Officer, National Bank of Oman
  • Georges Kouchakji: Business Development Manager, Capital Banking Solutions
  • Hussein Hassan Ali: CISO, Bank Al Habib Ltd
  • Illyas Kooliyankal: Director of Infosec, ADS Securities
  • Javed Yousuf Edhi: Head of Operations & IT, Silkbank Ltd
  • Joop Schouten: Business Consultant, Glory Global Solutions
  • Joseph George: Head of IT Development, Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • Kamran Meer: Chief IT Security Officer, Bank Al Falah
  • Kannan Ramasamy: President & CEO, Vayana
  • Karoly Petocz: Solution Manager, Gemalto
  • Khalid Owaida: Head of IT, KFIC Brokerage
  • Marc Karschies: Managing Partner, Karschies, Ceron & Alred Consultants
  • Martin Duffy: Head – IT Security, Gulf International Bank
  • Meabh Maguire: Regional Manager, CR2
  • Mohamed Aboulghait: Managing Director, Financial Services, Pioneers Holdings
  • Mohamed Samir: Head of Internal Audit, Mashreq Bank
  • Mohammed Al Fardan: Chairman & CEO, Zain Capital Singapore
  • Mohammed Hasan Khan: Head – Risk, RAK Insurance
  • Mohammed Khatib: Chief Information Officer, Bank Al Etihad
  • Mufaddal Milwala: CRO, Zurich Insurance
  • Naji Moukadam: Managing Director, SAB Group
  • Rajiv Duggal: Global Head, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • Rashid Almansoori: CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange
  • Ritesh Varma: AVP
  • Robin Manicom: Head of Financial Enterprise Solutions, Equinix
  • Sami Ainous: Head of Strategic Program Management, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • Sanjay Joglekar: Group IT Manager, Fujairah National Group
  • Sathyanathan Tharayil: Head of IT, QInvest LLC
  • Tamas Erni: Managing Partner, Loxon Solutions
  • Tamer Gamali: Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank of Kuwait
  • UVK Kumar: Ex-CIO, Doha Bank Group
  • Vikram Suri: FIS
  • Wael Issa: Senior Solutions Consultant, SmartScreen
  • Ziad Awad: Chief Executive Officer, Awad Capital
  • Zubair Ahmed: Head of IT & Business Innovation, Emirates Islamic Bank

The agenda for both days can be viewed by clicking here; however, we've summarised the agenda and included it below:

Tuesday 9th June: Day 1


Wednesday 10th June: Day 2

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is the Gulf's largest exhibition centre, and stages more than 100 major events each year in its 73,00sqm exhibition space.


Entry to the event is available from $120 (£78). To find out more and to register, visit the ABTEC website by clicking here.


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