Connected Banking-Innovation & Excellence Awards 2022

(formerly Africa Digital Banking Summit)

Connected Banking

A Premier Banking Summit

Africa is home to the second-largest banking market in the world in terms of growth and profitability Digital transformation of the BFSI sector is no longer an attractive option, it is imperative for banks to survive.

Digital services are helping to fill the huge gaps in financial inclusion by providing access where it is most needed. Most banks will benefit from higher customer numbers in the longer term as they are actively investing in the architecture for the digital transformation now.

Banking on the success of our previous Editions of the Digital Banking Summit, we at ICSA are proud to present Connected Banking, formerly named the Africa Digital Banking Summit Innovation & Excellence Awards.

The Connected Banking Series deliberates and focuses on developing solutions to, critical issues faced by banks and FIs in the African region. This Series is a not to be missed opportunity for experts, business people, and practitioners from the BFSI fraternity to discuss practical and cost-effective solutions to developing digital banking solutions

The Connected Banking Series is an ideal platform for networking with industry players, senior managers, decision-makers, and practitioners operating in the industry and making the most of banking technologies.

Connected Banking Series

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March 7th, 2023

7th Edition Connected Banking - East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

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May 24th, 2023

8th Edition Connected Banking - Southern Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

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November 15th - 16th, 2023

9th Edition Connected Banking - West Africa

Accra, Ghana

What makes Connected Banking different?

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Engage with new audiences

By partnering with us we can help you engage with your target audiences, such as decision makers or influencers. As a sponsor/partner you will benefit from our full online and offline marketing infrastructure and expertise.

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Exclusive Branding

Our brand is based on valuing people, integrity, creativity and professionalism. These values define everything we do.

Evaluating to sponsor, co-brand or become an official partner?, we can add value to your brand. Through channels including online campaigns social media and a wide set of media partners, we can promote your brand nationwide and internationally.

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Meet Experts and Influencers

Our account managers are well equipped to make sure you get to interact with top C-Suite Executives. The Summit is exclusively for C-Suite Executives and decision makers and therefore will network and engage with experts that have a success story with best practices and case studies. Also, as a solution provider, you will be meeting your direct buyer. People who have the capacity to buy your product or solution or at least influence the decision to buy. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

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Boost Your Sales Pipeline

Share your brand story with the industry's top movers and shakers. Connected Banking hosts the top CXOs from the BFSI fraternity to give your company an unparalleled reach.

Whether you are looking to promote your brand, share your thought leadership or generate new leads, our sponsorship packages are designed to deliver exceptional value.

Why Attend

Renowned Speakers, Unparalleled Content

Connected Banking - Summit Innovation & Excellence Awards is an ideal platform for networking with industry players, senior managers, decision-makers, and practitioners operating in the workforce strategy and change management space The Summit will host leaders and experts from across the continent representing, varied industry verticals.

Gain an Edge, with Latest Perspective

Global Industry Experts, who will delve into the latest cutting-edge tools and frameworks - shaping the workforce and impacting the business – will also share case studies and success stories that help acquire a competent viewpoint in achieving your set goals, Join them and form and execute a workplace strategy. Leverage People Analytics to drive the future of talent acquisition and retention.

Network with industry leaders face-to-face

Meet subject experts who are leading the transformation agenda, discuss and deliberate on various issues. Leverage this opportunity to meet your idols and click a selfie with leading luminaries.

Learn, Learn Learn!

Expand your knowledge and find relevant solutions to pressing concerns, learn from thought-leaders, share your ideas and gain insights on the best and next practices prevalent in your industry.


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Participating Companies
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Minutes of live stream

( Keynotes, Fire-side Chats and Panel Discussions )


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Past Highlights

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Logged in attendees


Participating Companies


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( Keynotes, Fire-side Chats and Panel Discussions )


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Connected Banking Series Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari

First Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana.

Gillian Hammah

Group Chief Marketing Officer, Databank Financial Services, Ghana.

Chuma Ezirim

Group Executive, eBusiness and Retail Products, First Bank Nigeria.

Thomas Attah John

Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank.

Stephen Abban

Chief of Retail Banking, Access Bank

Obi Okwuegbunan

Country Manager, Mastercard.

Donal Greene

Regional Manager EMEA, Innovatrics

Victor Yaw Asante

Managing Director, CEO, FBN Bank

Samuel Tengey

Head, Personal Development, Central Bank of Ghana

Philip Oti Mensah

Executive Director, OmniBSIC Bank

Murray Gardiner

Director, Bluecode

Andy Akoto

Head of Advisory & Partner Risk Consulting Services, KPMG Ghana.

Erwin van Helden

Global Banking Expert

Abiodun Osoba

Founder & CEO, The Agile Advisor Africa

Leopold Armah

Divisional Head, Digital Banking & Alliances, Guaranty Trust Bank

Olufunmilayo Okubena

Country Manager, Inlaks

Rolu Adebola

Managing Director/CEO, CFS West Africa

Adegoke Akinola Adegbami

CEO, Mainstreet Microfinance Bank

Rachel A Adeshina

Country Head Technology and Services, FBNBank Ghana

Carl Amanor Sackey

President, ISACA

Shaun Morgan

EVP Global Sales, YouTap

Omo Osemwegie

Head, IT Program Delivery, Access Bank PLC

Eric Annan

Co-founder & CEO, KuBitX

Raphael Anyidoho

Executive Head of IT, First Insurance

Robert Dzato

Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations, KPMG

Christos Christodoulou

Pre-Sales & Marketing manager, NETinfo

Mahmoud Mansi

Founder & Chairperson, HR Revolution Middle East Magazine

Ebehije Momoh

Head of Retail Banking, Standard Chartered

Alex Agyei-Amponsah

Head of Retail Banking, Bank of Africa

Thomas Gachie

Group COO, Resolution Insurance

Francis Ahiankui

Chief of Digital Banking & Transformation, Republic Bank

Dr Gilead Okolonkwo

Chairman, Beep Magnet Group

Emmanuel Galley-Baiden

CEO, WestOne MicroFinance

Ngozi Egbuna

Director General, West African Monetary Institute

Favour Femi Oyowole

Group Chief Information Security Officer, Access Bank Plc

Benjamin Dzoboku

Chief Operating Officer, Republic Bank Ghana

Lasisi Abdulahi Abiola

Head, Information Technology DavoDani, Microfinance Bank

Emmanuel Morka

Chief Information Officer, Access Bank Ghana

Chen Kun Te

Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Global Financial Services, Huawei EBG.

Thairu Ndungu

Deputy Managing Director, Consolidated Bank, Ghana.

Joseph Kwami Adjei

Managing Consultant, Jokoem Consulting

Ahmed Yahyaoui

Customer Success Director, Microsoft MEA

Gbolahan Joshua

Executive Director/Chief Operations & Information Officer, Fidelity Bank

Vishal Chopra

Head of Marketing INSEA MEA, Freshworks

Yacoba Esther Amuah

Ag. Country Manager, Inlaks

Daniel Adaramola

CISO, Unity Bank

Michael Michie

Head of Information Technology, TripleOKLaw

Confidence Staveley

Founder & Executive Director, Cybersafe Foundation

Daniel G. Adeyemo

Digital Transformation Advisor, Microsoft

Jim Sullivan

Senior Vice President Strategy & Compliance, Chief Legal Officer, BIO-key

Dennis Ezaga

Head, SME/Business Banking Digital Innovation, FCMB

Japheth Munyw’oki

CEO, Goodson Capital

Sarafdeen Fasasi

Executive Director Agency Banking

Dina Marie

CEO Co-Founder, HR Revolution Magazine Middle East

Frank Atube

Chief Operating Officer, Seamfix, Nigeria

Olufemi Olofintila

Chief Information Security Officer, Nova Merchant Bank

Krinal Gupta

Vice President and Business Head - Africa, Profinch Solutions

Hoda Younan

Marketing and Operations Director, Microsoft Middle East and Africa – Multi-Country Region Microsoft

Philip Twum

Deputy Manager Digital Transformation & Innovation, KPMG

Dele Adeyinka

Chief Digital Officer, Polaris Bank

Dr. Konstantin Tsanis

Digital Transformation and FinTech Industry Specialist, IFC - International Finance Corporation

Aly Mansy

Economist/Strategic Expert

Temofe Ugbona

Country Manager, West Africa, Finastra

Ronald Raffensperger

CTO, Digital Transformation - Financial Industry Business, Huawei.

Kwame Oppong

Head of FinTech and Innovation, Bank of Ghana

Okyere Kwasi Akyeampong

Chief Transformation Officer, Fidelity Bank Ghana

Kobby Andah

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Africa, Ghana

Javier Hermida

Head of Digital Banking, Middle East and Africa, Temenos

Sidy Kounta

Managing Director, Atlantique Microfinance Bank

Calleb Osei

Regional CFO, Guaranty Trust Bank, West Africa

Ash Dastmalchi

Chapter Leader, OWASP Ghana

Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan

MD & Group CEO, First Bank, Nigeria.

Ade Bajomo

Nigeria Executive Director, Access Bank

Nicole Van Der Tuin

New York, USA CEO, First Access

Kasirim Nwuke Ethiopia

Chief New Technologies & Innovation, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Aaron Niyonzima Rwanda

Chief Information Officer, AB Bank Rwanda Ltd.

Mohamed Badat

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chief Commercial Officer, Bidaya Home Finance

Mukanga Ezekiel Tinashe

Zimbabwe Head of ICT, Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Avsharn Bachoo

South Africa CTO, PPS Insurance

Tunde Giwa

Head, DevOps Nigeria

Albert Tetteh

Ghana Head IT Security First Atlantic Bank

Nnamdi Azodo

Nigeria Product Owner ALAT WEMA Bank

Emmanuel Aihevba

Nigeria Head Customer Digital Channels, Stanbic IBTC Bank

Evans Odhiambo

Kenya Head Transactional Banking, I&M Bank

Ram Rastogi

India Technology Consultant, CGAP

Krishnakanth Vishnubatla

Founder & CEO Revuesoft

Akintunde Carlton Jeje

Managing Director BIO-key Africa

Lorien Gamaroff

CEO Centbee

Philip Oti-Mensah

Executive Director OmniBSIC Bank

Swathi Bhagavatula

Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Revuesoft

Frederick Addy

Head Technology Operations GhIPSS

Kola Bello

Chief Executive Officer Bosak Microfinance Bank Limited

Gilbert Sebe-Yeboah

Head, Consumer Finance Department Agricultural Development Bank

Benedict Anyalenkeya

MD/CEO New Capital Cooperative Society

Connected Banking Series Sponsors

our esteemed sponsors of the DBS & Connected Banking Series

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