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FinTech Innovation Masterclass

Future of Finance

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

05 - 06 August 2019


The FinTech Innovation program helps participants gain comprehensive and relevant knowledge of emerging technologies, their impact, use cases, practical applications and regulatory developments.

Participants will gain insights into technologies such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, digital money and digital payments. The program also examines the fundamental role of data and security in data-driven finance.

It analyses Fintech ecosystem and key players discussing implications for the traditional banking and financial services players.


Organizations that will benefit

  •   Banks & Financial Institutions
  •   Payments Vendors / Suppliers
  •   Insurers
  •   Mobile Network Operators
  •   Merchants
  •   Government & Regulators
  •   FinTechs
  •   Consulting firms
  •   Vendors
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Job Titles

  •   C-Level Executives: CEO, CIO, CTO, COO
  •   Operations and Technology Managers
  •   Payments Managers & Executives
  •   Business Development & Sales
  •   Marketing & Public Relations
  •   Strategic Planning
  •   Procurement & Sourcing
  •   Analysts
  •   Compliance and Legal Officers
  •   Risk Managers
  •   Management Consultants


Head of Middle East Fintech, Blockchain and Emerging Technologies

Paul is leading the Fintech, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies team at PwC Legal ME LLP. Paul is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the Beirut Bar Association. Paul’s specialization and practice includes advising on a range of financial services, drafting legislation especially in the technology space, FinTech advisory including Blockchain solutions in multiple sectors, payment and digital currencies (including payment service providers), virtual currencies, digital banking, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, digital ID and Smart City solutions.

Paul is a fellow scholar at Stanford Law School and Stanford Business School in California, USA. Paul is also an adjunct professor at Middlesex University UK & Dubai where he teaches graduate courses on Fintech, E-commerce and Entrepreneurship finance.

Chief Insight and Strategy Office

Victoria has over 12 years of progressive experience delivering value-adding consulting and training programs to fuel global growth, competitive advantage, innovation and transformative change for the Fortune 500 organizations. Her professional accomplishments have been recognized with many corporate awards.

In her previous role at Citibank, Victoria provided research leadership to contribute to building a customer-centric organization and to inspire business with clear and actionable insight across all products.

She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and regularly contributes to industry publications.

Victoria holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and BBA from the American University in Dubai.

Workshop starts in:


08:30 AM


09:00 AM

Introduction to FinTech: Reshaping the banking and payments industry

Provide an up-to-date look into the FinTech landscape and a holistic understanding of innovations, technology and regulation driving the transformation of finance; analyse Fintech ecosystem and key players, including start-ups, TechFins, and regulators, discussing implications for the traditional banking and financial services players.

10:30 AM


10:50 AM

Essentials of the Payments Industry and Innovation

Discuss mobile and whether the phone will replace the cards, terminals, bank transfers; explore wallets, new types of cards, dual application, prepaid and NFC, and other emerging payment methods.

12:30 PM


01:30 PM


Explain the fundamental principles of the blockchain technology, overview of public-key cryptography; provide an understanding of public blockchains, private and permissioned blockchains and their associated risks and opportunities; discuss and identify suitable use cases for the different blockchain technologies to solve problems, discuss case studies with a focus on blockchain for payments and remittances, raising funds using blockchain

03:00 PM


03:20 PM

Smart Contracts

Discuss and learn about smart contracts and the legal challenges such contracts pose on our system and some ways to overcome such challenges.

04:50 PM


09:00 AM

Digital Assets (including Virtual Currencies & ICOs/STOs)

Discuss and learn from real case studies about how Securities Tokens Offerings are becoming the new method of raising capital.

10:30 AM


10:50 AM

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation

Provide a comprehensive understanding of what Artificial Intelligence is, the current state of the technology and approach to unlocking transformation opportunities it can bring. We will explore different business applications of AI, Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation, practices and competencies needed to build a data driven intelligent organization

12:30 AM


01:30 PM

From Code is Law to Law is Code

Discuss whether code can become law and if yes, what is needed in order to achieve that.

03:00 PM


03:20 PM

Future of Finance and Unlocking Potential of FinTech Innovation

Discuss the future of financial services and provide insights into developing an effective strategy to harness the power of FinTech. We will explore the powerful toolkit and practical solutions for a financial services organization to design a high-impact FinTech innovation strategy.

04:50 PM




The instructors are very knowledgeable and conduct an engaging session.

Yashi Singh
Director – Corporate Relations, University of Sterling

I found the course extremely useful as it helped me gain technical knowledge about various emerging technologies.

Sandeep Singh
Legal Manager, MELILIS

Eye Opener! A great way to get the latest snapshot of the who, what, how, when and why of the industry.

Khalid Bjeirmi
Senior Associate, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Thank you very much for a really interesting event, learned a lot about crypto-currencies, blockchain regulations and more!

Najd Ghader
Senior Digital Campaigner, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)


Earlybird Offer (20% Discount) - AED 2400

Standard Fee – AED 3000
Fee includes – course material, certificate of participation, breakfast/ lunch and refreshments.

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