Kuwait City Skyline

Kuwait FSI Forum

October 12 | Kuwait City


Why attend

As we leave the global economic downturn behind us, financial services companies get a rare chance to reinvent themselves. Advanced analytics is the main driver behind this unique opportunity to forever transform the way business is done in the finance industry. The fact is, in today’s world every single decision to generate more revenue, cut down costs or manage risk can be impacted by advanced analytics. With the evolution of big data technologies and availability of sophisticated tooling for analysis, all critical initiatives in a financial institution, such as digital transformation, customer centricity, regulatory compliance or financial crimes, have a lot of room to accommodate innovative ideas & approaches, fueled by the power of analytics.

SAS invites you to take a look into the future of banking & financial services at the Kuwait FSI Forum on October 12th, 2016 in Kuwait and witness how critical decisions can be made quicker, risks mitigated more efficiently and customers retained & grown at unprecedented levels.


Wednesday, Oct. 12 
8:30 - 9:00Registrations and Networking
9:00 - 9:15Welcome Note
Marcel Yammine, General Manager, Gulf and Emerging Markets - SAS
9:15 - 9:45
Data, Discovery and Deployment: How have banks changed their decision making lifecycle
Craig Stephens, Senior Business Solutions Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa - SAS
9:45 - 10:15Customer Experience and the Digital Omni-Channel Bank
Celal Kavuklu, Customer Intelligence Business Manager, Banking, Middle East, Africa & Turkey - SAS
10:15 - 11:00Panel Discussion: Decisions at Scale How achievable is this?: Organizational and cultural barriers need to be overcome to achieve automated large scale decision making

Craig Stephens, Senior Business Solutions Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa - SAS
Esmat Ghanem, Sales Manager, Kuwait and Bahrain - SAS

- Mr. Raj Nair, Assistant General Manager, Products, Segments & Analytics - Gulf Bank
- Mr. Mohammad Almarei, Head of Business Intelligence - Boubyan Bank
- Mr. Mohamed El-Shareef, Head Of Business Transformation and Strategic Planning - Warba Bank
11:00 - 11:20
11:20 - 11:50IFRS9 or the Need for Forward Looking Risk Models
Alexis E D'Almeida, Director, Financial Services Advisory, MENA - E&Y
11:50 - 12:20Risk and Finance - Making Analytics an Integral Part
Sayantan Banerjee, Head, Risk Management Middle East, Africa and Turkey - SAS
12:20 - 12:50Emerging Trends to Combat Fraud & Financial Crime
William Lawrence, Fraud & Financial Crime Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa - SAS
12:50 - 1:00Closing Remarks
Marcel Yammine, General Manager, Gulf and Emerging Markets - SAS
1:00 - 2:30Lunch

Courtyard Marriott
Kuwait City

The Courtyard, Marriott

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