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Virtual Executive Roundtable

   Tuesday, 23 November 2021 | 2 pm - 3.30 pm GST.  

MEA BAAS | Disrupt or be Disrupted!

Explore the new markets unlocked by embedded finance and enabled by BAAS

About This Virtual Executive Roundtable

In this exclusive C-level virtual roundtable discussion, we invite banks and telco operators to join Finastra and Connect Global Group in exploring the opportunities presented by embedded finance and Banking-as-a-Service (BAAS) for Middle East & Africa.

We will share the findings and insights from the recently conducted research on BaaS, and address the first-mover advantage in providing open banking services to retailers, telco operators, and smaller financial services providers in the region.

Roundtable guests will delve into how BAAS is decoupling the production and distribution of financial services while enriching the user journeys at the right point of context and creating dynamic new markets.

Key Takeaways

  • The dangers that challenger/neo banks bring to established regional banks

  • How established banks can leverage embedded finance and BAAS to accelerate their digitization strategies and prevent the loss of market share

  • What is BaaS? What’s is not BaaS? 

  • How to identify a good use case for BaaS

  • Explore the ecosystem that can help banks evolve at speed and leverage new API technologies and market shifts

  • Gain insight into how Finastra is recharging global finance

Meeting Agenda

2:00 pm GST 
Welcome & Introductions

Connect Global Group

2:10 pm GS
Setting the Scene for BAAS in MEA

Nour Sabri & Makram Salloum | Finastra

2:20 pm GS
Open Discussion

Live discussion and interaction between participants and panelists.

3:25 pm GS
Closing Remarks

Connect Global Group


Roundtable Moderators

Nour Sabri

Lead Client Partner,

Banking-as-a-Service, MEA


Makram Salloum


Strategic Sales & Account Management, MEA