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Addressing Disruption in the Saudi Financial Market

Date: 15th March 2023

Geography of Focus: KSA
Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Al Olaya Street Riyadh

About The Boardroom

EThe world is changing, and banking is facing unprecedented disruption as a result. Technology is transforming how banks are developing business models and at the heart of it all is SaaS.

Banks need to be able to provide financial services in an agile way, be able to create new business opportunities and push efficiency and cost savings. In recent years they have learned that the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to new market dynamics is key to remaining competitive.

This presents the industry with an opportunity. A 2020 study by Boston Consulting Group found that a staggering 70% of digital transformation projects fall short of their goals. Often the reason is because the plan hasn’t been thought through enough. With banks still at the beginning of this journey, they have a chance to get this right before modernization projects kick off

Benefits of Attending

• Learn how to offer a seamless and intuitive experience at all stages of the customer journey.

• Discover how to increase cross selling opportunities driving profitable growth using products and services that seamlessly integrate.

• Leverage data to provide deep customer insight and business value.

Our Speakers

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Mr. Thamer Alharbi

President, Microsoft Arabia

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Mr. John Schlesinger

Chief Enterprise Architect, Temenos

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Mr. Christos Panagopoulos

Business Solutions Group Director - Temenos

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Mr. Rakesh Masarpadi

Business Solutions Manager, Digital Banking

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Mr.Baha Said

Country Manager KSA, Temenos

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Ms. Esraa Moheb

Principal Consultant BSG, Temenos

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Ms. Charlie Forster

PProduct Strategist SME, Temenos

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Mr. Mahmud Ibrahim

Account Cloud Engineer, Oracle

Virtual Boardroom Agenda

9:30 – 10:00
Registration & Coffee
10:00 – 10:05
Welcome Note
Baha Said , Country Manager – Temenos
10:05 – 10:25
Addressing Disruption in the Saudi Financial Market
John Schlesinger, Chief Enterprise Architect – Temenos
10:25 -10:45
Thamer Alharbi, President – Microsoft Arabia
110:45 – 11:15
Revolutionizing Finance: The Power of Digital Banking
Rakesh Masarpadi, Regional head of BSG – Temenos
11:15 – 11:35
Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) through Innovative Banking Solutions. Charlie Forster, Product Strategist – Temenos
11:35- 11:50
Oracle Presentation:
Mr. Mahmud Ibrahim, Account Cloud Engineer, Oracle
12:00 -12:20
12:20 -12:40
The Impact of SaaS on Banking
Christos Panagopoulos, BSG Director – Temenos
12:40 -13:00
The Future of Money: Digital Wallets and the Evolution of Payments
Rakesh Masarpadi, Regional head of BSG , Temenos
Esraa Moheb , Principal BSG Consultant, Temenos
13:00 -13:20
Closing & Q&A – Cogent Solutions
13:20 -14:30
Networking Lunch




Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, Al Olaya Street Riyadh