The first edition of the annual Regtech Africa Conference is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25th May 2022.
the RegTech Africa Conference is the premier gathering of regulators, innovation ecosystem developers, investors, businesses and government officials to engage, collaborate and share knowledge on emerging technologies and practices that support better regulation.
The conference with the topic “REGULATORY INNOVATION: STRENGTHENING AFRICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD ECONOMY“which will act as a very good catalyst for the African digital economy – with a high commercial and economic value – will be driven by outstanding Advisory Board members with a common purpose and a proven track record in promoting innovative regulation across Africa.
With an extensive line-up of 50+ inspirational speakers targeting 1,000+ attendees in 75+ countries, the two-day virtual conference provides the perfect platform with the power to impact change.
The conference will leverage experiences, insights and tools from diverse global players in relation to vendors/tech companies, governments, academia, regulators and the private sector.
The conference agenda brings together eight core themes with an emphasis on live case studies, information sharing, focused pitch deck on solutions to real challenges and innovative insights; all curated after extensive market research and feedback from key industry stakeholders.
Commenting on the execution strategy, Joy Dieli (Chief Growth Officer, RegTech Africa) said: “We have diverse and cost-effective packages to ensure participation with assured ROI, including speaking slots and virtual exhibition booths to create a high impact. We also offer tailor-made packages that best suit the needs and budget of the organization.”
Participating organizations will have an excellent opportunity to interact with a high audience in the industry, enabling them not only to lobby for their interests, but also to network and tap into the resources available in Africa. The event aims to strengthen networks between African regtech companies with their diverse peers worldwide by sharing knowledge and technology to bridge gaps and share opportunities, and encourage greater local participation in research, innovation and skills development programs .
Cyril Okoroigwe, CEO of RegTech Africa, continued: “We believe in the transformative power of INNOVATIVE REGULATION as a force to drive growth and shape a thriving digital society. The RegTech Africa Conference aims to achieve this by creating a better world for Africa and Africans.”
To further the conference’s broader goal of improving quality and strengthening the ecosystem, the Advisory Board was recently inaugurated.
Advisory Board members are accomplished industry leaders with shared goals and a proven track record of promoting innovative regulations across Africa, responsible for providing high-level guidance and direction to improve the overall quality of conference planning and delivery.
The announcement comes at such a crucial time as the world slowly recovers from the effects of the pandemic, which has significantly accelerated digitization, making it a priority for regulators and operators to reconsider and adapt to new strategies.
The founding members include:
– Osioke Ojior is a respected cybersecurity leader and technology executive with global management consulting experience focused on technological innovation for economic development. He was chief cybersecurity officer for a US public health agency and national security company; was head of technology at a large US consulting firm; before holding senior positions at the leading pan-African fintech company and the national payment system for Africa’s largest economy.
– Chuma Qwalela is an experienced CEO leading truly impactful programs in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She led the implementation of the Prudential Authority program at the South African Reserve Bank and was subsequently Head of Strategy and Change at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
– Portia Ndlowu brings extensive experience in legislative reform strategy and implementation and is responsible for enforcing securities laws at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe. She also worked at the Zimbabwe Prosecutor’s Office drafting legislation and advising ministries and government agencies on legislation.
– Kojo Dougan is a highly experienced Business Operations & Strategy Executive with a passion for skill development, mentoring and a proven work experience in the information technology and services industry. As a member of GARIA (Ghana Association of Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors), Kojo played a key role in making the Ghana South Africa Chamber (GSABC) profitable within 3 years (2016-2019) and winning over Interpay, a Ghanaian fintech, for the acquisition position a US company in 2018.
– Arnold Karanya is a respected legal practitioner based in Kenya with expertise in the areas of data protection compliance, digital mergers and acquisitions, anti-money laundering, betting and gambling regulation. He represents and advises Global Systemic Important Financial Institutions (G-SIFIs) on emerging technical regulations and standards. Arnold is EU-GDPR certified by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ).
– Nolwazi Hlophe is a recognized leader in the theory and application of financial regulation and supervision, capacity building, partnerships and designing customer experiences that increase efficiency and shape customer behavior. Nolwazi previously worked for Cenfri and the Central Bank of Eswatini and is currently Associate Director of Financial Regulation and Oversight at Digital Frontiers. She is the financial regulation lead for the Certified Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP) for the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Digital Identity, Regulation in Digital Financial Services, and Regulating and Governing IIP Systems courses in the Instant and Inclusive Payments (IIPS) program.
“The Advisory Board brings world-leading expertise to achieve the broader goals and this lends credibility to our efforts to organize a world-class conference. We are very fortunate to have such a distinguished group of amazing and diverse professionals. We look forward to working closely with them as we continue to execute on our strategic corporate goals,” said Cyril Okoroigwe, CEO of RegTech Africa.
According to him, “These highly experienced individuals bring unparalleled expertise in driving digital innovation and we are pleased that they see that our vision is both feasible and an important step forward for the future of innovative regulations. As such, they will be a crucial part of our work to restore trust and transparency between regulators and the regulated.”
For registration and partnership opportunities please visit www.regtech.africa or email [email protected]
The Regtech Africa Conference is a social enterprise initiative by RegTech Africa focused on promoting innovative regulatory technology as a force for public good.