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Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2019 - A Powerful Purpose

The Digital Transformation of Banking - Driving Constructive Economic Outcomes from the FinTech Ecosystem in Africa

FinTech Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Banking & Financial Services

As a result of their potent blend of trail-blazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and, in turn, further spur the major existing banks to rapidly ramp-up their own innovative approaches to meet the financial needs of under-served markets across the continent. FinTech players are increasingly becoming an important part of the fabric of Africa’s financial services industry. In addition, the leading banks on the continent are now harnessing innovative technology to meet market needs and are also collaborating with FinTech start-ups to better connect with under-served consumers, improve financial inclusion and provide a platform to scale much faster.

Innovation in Financial Services: A Dynamic Event Tailor-Made for a Cutting-Edge Industry

Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2019 is a very different kind of event, a complete re-boot, for a very different kind of industry. Deconstructed and shorn of all the usual, tired formats of the traditional convention – and built from the ground up as a genuinely new event that is as ground-breaking in its focus as it is in its format - and aspiring to be as innovative and transformative as the dynamic FinTech market it serves.

Combining a highly innovative and interactive event format with world‐class speakers and more than 300 carefully selected participants, Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2019, to be held at the Radisson Blu Addis Ababa on the 1st of February 2019, will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive and profitable transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start‐ups.

What Sets Finnovation Africa: Ethiopia 2019 apart from other Events?

Finnovation Africa Ethiopia Confirmed Speakers

Chris Principe
Chain2Trade, Inc. &
FinFuture & Financial IT
Ameya Upadhyay
Principal, Investments
Omidyar Network
Dave Van Niekerk
Founder & Executive Chairman
Eddie Ndichu
Managing Director
Opera Software AS
Declan Magero
Founding Partner
Afrinet Capital
Zekarias Amsalu
Founder & MD
IBEX Frontier LLC
Phil Knowles
KPMG East Africa
Felix Mulei
Director, Business Development
Eclectics International
Kidist Zegeye
MOSS ICT Consultancy
Andrew Takyi-Appiah
Managing Director
Zeepay Ghana Limited
Habtamu Tadesse
Founder & CEO
ZayRide / Arifpay
Branislav Ćika
Acting CEO and Co-Founder
Afri CAN Sun
Xavier Gomez
Co-founder and COO
Edmund Barwuah
General Manager, Mobile Financial Services
MTN Zambia
Kyle Turner
Sean Keough
General Manager
EQOS Global
Bruce Nsereko-Lule
Investment Principal
Chandaria Capital
Timo Dreger
Head of Investment
Leland Rice
Co-Founder & CEO
Dedalus Global
Yitbarek Tesfaye
Director - IT-Security Information Systems Division
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Kasirim Nwuke
Chief, New Technologies and Innovation
Special Initiatives Division, United Nation Economic Commission for Africa.
Cedric K. Wachira
The Brim Company
Bizuneh Bekele
ePayment and FinTech Development Consultant
DigiFinance Africa
Fiona Makaka
Associate Telecommunication Media and technology
TripleOKLAW Advocates
Saed Abdillahi Saed
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Waayeel Consulting Ltd.
Colin Don Schouw
Managing Director, Media Personality, Presenter
The Fixer Company
Woyneab Habte
Research Analyst
Asoko Insight

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We work tirelessly to move beyond the cliche of making our clients at the heart of everything we do. We engage with our Partners, Speakers, Delegates, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Media Associates to ensure maximum value-added – and always provide that special “human touch” that makes working with Ethico Live! such a successful experience. Here are just some of the international market leaders who have created value by working with us:

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