February 26, 2020

The first AI in Finance Summit in MENA to be hosted by ADGM Academy and CFTE

The Summit will take place on the 2nd of March 2020 in Abu Dhabi

London, 26th February 2020: CFTE and ADGM Academy jointly announce their co-organisation of the—first of its kind highly specialised—AI in Finance Summit for 200 participants held at the ADGM Building, Abu Dhabi on the 2nd of March 2020. 

The AI in Finance Summit aims to spark discussions and share expertise to facilitate the growth of disruptive finance within the region and therefore contribute to its global competitiveness. It will gather top thought-leaders and key stakeholders of the industry intersection between AI and finance to discuss the themes that are currently defining the financial services sector. There will also be a showcase on the latest technological developments in finance, followed by a discussion on the possible methods they can be leveraged in the MENA region. 

The summit will also include a panel discussion on “Use cases of AI in Finance” alongside ample networking opportunities for the attendees. The speakers will include Huy Nguyen Trieu, Co-Founder of CFTE and former Managing Director at Citi; Ronit Ghose, Global Head of Banks Research at Citi; Fabian Vendenreydt, Strategic Advisor, Abu Dhabi Global Market and Hamad Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of ADGM Academy. 

“At ADGM, active engagement with Fintech businesses is core to the development of our financial centre. Technology innovators and entrepreneurs at ADGM Incubators Hub71 and Plug and Play are facilitating new ways of working that will benefit our financial system. Many of these innovations include Artificial Intelligence. This is why we chose CFTE as an active partner in developing our Artificial Intelligence in Finance Program which is part of our School of Digital and Fintech” -Hamad Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of ADGM Academy, about the Summit.

Huy Nguyen Trieu said – “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the ADGM Academy and to jointly co-organise the Summit in Abu Dhabi. It aligns with the CFTE’s mission is to facilitate global disruption of finance and bring communities together”.

CFTE and ADGM Academy have also partnered to develop the Programme of Artificial Intelligence in Finance for corporates to assist finance professionals in the MENA region to be fully-equipped with all the relevant skills and knowledge needed to tackle disruptive challenges. The programme will include interactive lectures with senior experts and team projects. Upon completion, participants will be able to get a CPD-accredited certification from ADGM Academy and CFTE.  

Fabian Vendenreydt added – “The AI in Finance Programme launched by the ADGM Academy and powered by CFTE aims at helping decision makers, managers in charge of digital transformation and employees in financial institutions make the most of the AI ´revolution’ with a clear focus on the business opportunities and implementation best practices”.

Overall, this is a highly strategic and innovative development for MENA, making it one of the first regions to leverage Financial Technology literacy and expertise in powering their economies competitively. 

About ADGM Academy

The ADGM Academy aims to position the MENA region as a leading global financial centre by providing world-class financial education and literacy. The Academy delivers educational and experiential programmes on a range of topics and qualifications in banking, finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, technical and soft skills.

About CFTE

Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship is the world’s largest corporate university, having trained over 30 of the world’s most prominent financial institutions. CFTE partners with leading academics and industry experts to curate digital transformation programmes for organisations. To date, over 40,000 professionals have been upskilled through CFTE courses worldwide. 

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