Agenda

BIOMETRICS MENA SUMMIT 2021

DAY 1 | 26 JULY 2021, MONDAY
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Chairperson: Fares Antoun – Head of Cards – Bank of Beirut -Lebanon
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
A concept of Social Behavioural Biometrics: Motivation, Current developments, and Future trends.
  • Prof. Dr. Marina L. Gavrilova – Professor at the Department of Computer Science – University of Calgary – Canada

10:15 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: ROLE OF BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION IN BANKING INDUSTRY
  • Outdated PIN codes and passwords – The rise of biometric technology in banking
  • What steps Banks need to take to ensure customer transaction security and identification verification
  • A fast, frictionless and secure customer experience – What is the new normal post Covid?

Moderator:

  • Olufemi Olofintila – CISO – Nova Merchant Bank – Nigeria
  • Juan A. Rodríguez Ibánez – EMEA Sales Director – Digital Identity – Entrust- Spain
  • Somit Chitrey – Director- Group Fraud Risk Management – Standard Chartered Bank – India
  • Dr. Joseph George – CIO-Head of Information Systems & Technology – National Bank of Fujairah – UAE
  • Babitha BP – CISO – CSB Bank LTD – India


10:45 AM
Identity Secured…Biometrics for today mobilizing the future
  • Micah Walker – CEO – GRABBA – UAE


10:55 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:10 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: FUTURE OF DIGITAL PAYMENTS FOR A CASH-FREE POST-COVID WORLD
  • The changing landscape of payment authentication
  • Contactless payments for secure and simplified online banking
  • How biometric technology is enhancing the ease and security of digital payments

Moderator:

  • Mustafa Zafarullah – SVP – Digital Transformation – Sohar International – Oman
  • Fares Antoun – Head of Cards – Bank of Beirut -Lebanon
  • Viji Varghese – Head – Global Payments & Clearing – Mashreq Bank – UAE
  • Sarath Kummamuru – CIO/CTO – Airtel Payments Bank – India

11:40 AM
BEYOND BLOCKCHAIN: CREATING VALUE FROM COMPLIANT SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
  • Is decentralized identity the key to the post-covid digital era?
  • Blockchain & Biometrics – Transforming digital identity into decentralized identity
  • Is it secure to let individuals manage their own identities?
  • Ameya Bhagwat – VP Global Business Development and Sales – TECH5 – India


11:50 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

12:05 PM
Zwipe, pioneering Nextgen contactless payment through biometrics
  • André Løvestam, – CEO – ZWIPE – Norway


12:15 PM
Rethinking Identity:A Journey from Hope Based Authentication to Identity Based Authentication
  • Siddharth Gandhi, – COO APAC – 1Kosmos Inc – India


12:25 PM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:25 PM to 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS

DAY 2 | 27 JULY 2021, TUESDAY
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 

Chairperson : Mohammad Junaid – Group COO – National Medical Centre- Saudi Arabia
10:00 AM
WELCOME NOTE

10:05 AM
Biometric Challenges – Smart and Safe Settings.
  • Dr Hamad Khalifa -Telecommunications specialists- Abu Dhabi Police-UAE

10:15 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: WHY BIOMETRICS ARE THE FUTURE OF PATIENT CARE?
  • Improved safety and privacy for patients – Enhancing Healthcare services with biometrics authentication
  • What steps can healthcare providers take to elevate clinical standards, Keeping staff and patients safe and combat fraud
  • Is biometrics the answer to outdated patient identification systems?

Moderator:

  • Mohammad Junaid – Group COO – Health Care Centre – UAE
  • Jaleel Rahiman -IT Director -Prime Healthcare Group LLC – UAE
  • Shuvankar Pramanick – CIO – Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd – India
  • Muhammad Shahid Iqbal Khan – Director IT – International Medical Center – KSA

10:45 AM
NETWORKING BREAK, MEETINGS & CONTESTS

11:00 AM
FIRE SIDE CHAT: INNOVATION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT & TRAVEL TOURISM
  • How biometrics are driving efficiency in modern policing
  • Impact of mobile biometrics – A game changing powerful tool for field operations
  • How technology is driving the world of public security & law enforcement
  • The critical role of identity verification for health and vaccine passports
  • Dr Hamad Khalifa -Telecommunications specialists- Abu Dhabi Police-UAE
  • Mohamad Al Agha – Director of Digital & Smart Solutions – Abu Dhabi Ports Company – UAE

11:30 AM
“Zwipe Strategy in MENA, paving the way for the era of next-gen biometric payment”
  • Ramzi Saboury- General Manager: MENA – ZWIPE – Lebanon


11:40 AM
Towards Qualified Electronic Signatures without in-person identity proofing using biometrics with face verification
  • Ahmad Ibrahim- Head of Product Engineering,- Ascertia – UAE


11:50 AM
Q&A | CLOSING REMARKS

12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
SCHEDULED NETWORKING MEETINGS