19-20 February 2018
Cairo, Egypt

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

8:30 am - 9:05 am Registration and coffee

9:20 am - 9:30 am Opening remarks from the chairman

9:30 am - 10:00 am Pio-Tech Panel Discussion: Data & Compliance

Mohammad Jallad, SMB Business Development Manager ,Pio-Tech
-          Challenges of data
-          Data to information
-          The interdependency of compliance and data

Mohammad Jallad

SMB Business Development Manager

10:00 am - 10:30 am Cybersecurity: Sense, resist & react: How thinking like your cyber attacker can help?

Abeer Khedr, Director of Information Security,National Bank of Egypt
  • Identifying your critical business assets more vulnerable to cyber attack
  • Make cyber risk more tangible and aligned with existing frameworks
  • Assessing the maturity of your current cybersecurity programmme-invest and improve
  • Addressing cybersecurity as a C suite and not just an IT problem

Abeer Khedr

Director of Information Security
National Bank of Egypt

  • Creating trust in the digital world
  • Identifying the threats and vulnerabilities
  • Prioritising, streamlining and mapping a comprehensive and efficient cybersecurity approach
  • Moving the North African banking industry to the next level of cybersecurity to continue to match global standards of banking


Abeer Khedr

Director of Information Security
National Bank of Egypt


Tarek EL-Sherif

Information Security Consultant


Dr Sherif Hashem

Vice President for Cybersecurity
National Telecom Regulatory Authority

10:30 am - 11:00 am Next generation of digital banking security practices: mobile biometrics, device intelligence and orchestrated authentication

Alexander Kuznetsov, Business Solutions Manager Mobile & Cronto,Vasco

·         A look at mobile biometrics and their value for cybersecurity evolution
·         Multilayered approach to protection of mobile apps
·         How to apply machine learning to evaluate mobile device risk
·         Ultimate user experience via intelligent authentication workflows

Alexander Kuznetsov

Business Solutions Manager Mobile & Cronto

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking coffee break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Cyber risk and security assurance in the digital era

Usama Abdel Hamid, Director,UBS, Switzerland
  • How does digitisation change the risk exposure of your firm?
  • What are potential impacts to your organisation and your processes?
  • How to orchestrate different teams to establish an effective cyber risk and security governance?
  • How to engage your business functions, the ultimate risk owners?

Usama Abdel Hamid

UBS, Switzerland

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Cybersecurity in the age of digital transformation

Dr Sherif Hashem, Vice President for Cybersecurity,National Telecom Regulatory Authority
  • Developing a national cybersecurity strategy
  • Securing your digital enterprise
  • How can you ensure that your rapidly growing digital infrastructure is safe and secure?
  • Addressing the importance of network security and integrity of information and confidentiality of personal data

Dr Sherif Hashem

Vice President for Cybersecurity
National Telecom Regulatory Authority

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Regional perspective: KYC: Maximise the potential of regulatory technology to meet AML Legislation

Sami Bouzgarrou, Chief Information Officer,Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB), Libya
  • Implementing authentication and validation solutions to avoid fraud and ID theft
  • Taking a risk-based approach to KYC compliance
  • Achieve compliance with evolving AML legislations and ensure efficient client onboarding
  • Automate risk-scoring processes to minimise overall risk to your institution

Sami Bouzgarrou

Chief Information Officer
Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB), Libya

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Rational Panel Discussion

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking business lunch

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Risk management: Building an effective operational risk management framework

Osman Azab, Deputy General Manager,Arab African International Bank
  • Identify, capture, assess, mitigate, monitor, report and manage operational risks and fraud prevention
  • Overcoming the challenges of risk reporting
  • Effective operational risk management framework can help them achieve organisational objectives and superior performance


Osman Azab

Deputy General Manager
Arab African International Bank

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Addressing the 3 arms of corporate governance

Hesham Hamdy, Independent International Trainer,Consultant & Keynote Speaker
  • Defining risk management, internal audit and compliance functions
  • How their convergence together can create a healthy environment

Hesham Hamdy

Independent International Trainer
Consultant & Keynote Speaker

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm Closing remarks from the chairman

3:10 pm - 3:10 pm Close of conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.