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Monday, February 4


Leading Artificial Intelligence In African Financial Services
Artificial Intelligence has gone beyond the Buzz Word. Leading Artificial Intelligence In African Financial Services is a session which will expose the uniqueness of the first Artificial Intelligence Chat Bot in Africa.

Monday February 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Innovation Stage
Tuesday, February 5


Democratizing Prosperity: Leveraging Technology To Close The Wealth Gap
Limited Capacity seats available

Social media and technology has democratized access to information and opened up the playing field to all players no matter the industry. Anyone with a mobile device benefits from the current paradigm. and is provided with more opportunities, tools, and paths to engage diverse communities and consumers. We are now better equipped to amplify our stories and our work to achieve our goals be it organizing community outreach or scaling our startup. How then do we apply these new models and learnings to the financial services industry? How do we shift our thinking and the conversation around financial inclusion, access to wealth and prosperity for all? This panel brings together disruptors in the fintech space to discuss the importance of economic equality and shared prosperity and techs role in closing the wealth gap and making economic stability a reality for all citizens.

Democratizing Prosperity is a featured PROSPR session.

PROSPR gathers fintech founders, finance executives, economists and other stakeholders to discuss how we leverage technology and digital media to achieve financial inclusion for all and ensure a prosperous Africa for generations to come. 

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Chiwete John-Njokanma

Co-Founder, FINT
Talk to me about anything. Always looking to learn something new.FINT’s goal is to provide access to credit and wealth generating opportunities in Africa(to Africans) by connecting borrowers with lenders via its proprietary technology. Chiwete is passionate about sports(Tennis... Read More →
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Oluwatosin Olaseinde

CEO/Founder, Money Africa
Oluwatosin is a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience spanning across accounting, audit, financial management and taxation. She is the Founder/CEO of Money Africa, a platform that enhances financial literacy teaching people how to cut down on unnecessary expense, grow their... Read More →
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Tomilola Adejana

Co-founder/CEO, Bankly
Tomilola Adejana is the Co-founder/CEO of Bankly, founded with the core mission of enabling financial inclusion in the traditionally cash-based economy of Nigeria. Bankly is a financial distribution company using voucher-based payments solution to solve cash digitisation challenges... Read More →
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Nubi Kay

Program Manager, Stripe
Nubi Kay' is a Program Manager at Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Before Stripe, he had a stint at Accenture as a Technology Consultant. Passionate about startups, Nubi co-founded Nigeria's first online takeaway site and still spends... Read More →
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JR Kanu

CEO, REACH Technologies
Featured by Forbes & the BBC, REACH Technologies is a software company focused on artificial intelligence, analytics, and big data. Their flagship app, REACH, leverages artificial intelligence and big data to automatically track and categorize expenses.Designed specifically for the... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Stage


One Africa, One App: Building The Bank Of The Future
Tagged “One Africa, One App,” the conversation with Segun Agbaje, CEO & MD of GT Bank will focus on the role of banks in Africa’s rapidly changing digital and financial services landscape.

With the digital revolution and mobile technologies opening up the financial services sector to non-banks, and customers increasingly finding more value in financial services delivered outside of the banking sector, the future of banking looks less in banking halls and more in the palms of consumers.

Segun will speak on, and answer questions about, what this fundamental shift in the creation and use of financial services will mean for the future relationship between banks and customers.

Featuring Segun Agbaje!

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Innovation Stage


Beyond Payments: The Next Generation Of Fintech Startups In Sub-Saharan Africa
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Fintech in Africa is rapidly evolving. Today, there are hundreds of fintech startups serving the 444 million unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa. How has the sector changed in recent years?

M-Pesa in Kenya was a pioneer in African fintech, and drove a generation of startups focused on mobile money and mobile payments. Since then, the fintech sector has blossomed to include insurance, credit scoring, data analytics and more, offering insights and lessons to fintech innovators around the world.

We re excited about the progress we have seen in payments, but at Village Capital, we re even more interested in the next generation of fintech startups.

Startups are now building on top of the payments infrastructure to serve a population that is living longer and entering the middle class. They are also reimagining the way Africans finance farms and small businesses. Beyond Payments: The Next Generation Of Fintech Startups In Sub-Saharan Africa will cover the fintech sub-sectors and companies to watch in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Adedana Ashebir

Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Village Capital
Adedana leads Village Capital's Africa strategy and work out of Nairobi. Village Capital is a global venture capital organization. Adedana joined Village Capital after nearly three years at the African Leadership Network (ALN), a community of the continent's young, dynamic, and influential... Read More →
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Wilfred Mamah

Stanbic IBTC Bank, Head, Digital Strategy, Issuing and Management
An Information Technology and Business executive with deep expertise in Digital transformstion, IT Strategy formulation and execution; IT Managed Services delivery, IT Service Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning as well as agile Projects Delivery.Led major... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Studio Suite
Thursday, February 7


A Step-By-Step Guide To Savings & Investing For Millennials
Limited Capacity full
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Most millennials (and Africans in general) don t have a good understanding of the investment tools at their disposal to build wealth. They know they need to be saving money, but they ve never learned the right way to save and invest. Some of them keep all of their money in a savings account because they re afraid of the risk of losing money in the stock market, while others are investing in individual stocks they haven t researched because they heard good things from a family friend.

Almost no one has taken the time to hash out a financial plan for their future.

If this sounds like you, and you re nervous about investing, it s not your fault. Our school system doesn t teach basic financial literacy, so we re left with millions of Africans who know they should be saving for retirement, but don t understand the right way to go about it.

This masterclass will give you the tools you need to save, plan and invest for the future; and generate more income. It ll cover the safest, low risk strategy for millennials that s easy to follow, and then cover some strategies that require a more active approach but can generate significantly higher returns.

Attendees will learn how to:
  • Set a goal of how much to save and invest every month
  • Build an investment portfolio
  • Choose an investment strategy
  • Understand the risks of their chosen investment strategy
  • Learn how to align their savings and investment strategy with their short term and long term goals

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Joshua Chibueze

Co-founder/CMO, Piggy Bank
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Odunayo Eweniyi

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer, Piggybank.ng
Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer, Piggybank.ng: I previously co-founded pushcv.com, one of the largest job sites in Africa with the largest database of pre-screened candidates. I have 5 years’ experience in Business Analysis and Operations; and I’m a First-Class... Read More →
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Layo Ogunbanwo

VP Product Strategy, Piggybank.ng
Over the last eight years I have led and collaborated with company-wide, cross-functional teams in various industries (healthcare technology, banking and fintech), to drive growth and build addictive products. Career Summary: As an intern, I helped launch a new banking product that... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Masterclass Suite
Friday, February 8


FirstBank Ideas Challenge
This year, FirstBank commemorates it's 125th Anniversary and as an enduring brand, we are committed to supporting a community of innovators and visionaries to shape the future with ideas. So join us as we build for the next 125 years!

Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Experience Stage

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