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24th Edition

BFSI IT Summit

Charting the future of financial innovation in Qatar


The 24th Edition of the BFSI IT Summit is an invitation-only in-person event exclusively for technology and innovation leaders from the BFSI community in Qatar. The BFSI IT Summit is a learning and networking platform curated to deep dive into the imminent challenges faced by the industry and identify best practices to overcome the same.

At the BFSI IT Summit: Qatar you will hear from top technology leaders on strategies, action plans and best practices to develop Qatar’s BFSI sector
Held under the theme ”Charting the future of financial innovation in Qatar.”, this edition will examine the best practises that are consistent with Qatar’s plans for a knowledge-based economic development, responsible resource management, and effective management of the national economy.
Attended by 150+ CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, Heads of Digital Transformation, Heads of IT and Innovation, IT Infrastructure, and other experts in this domain, this platform will equip you with the essential tools to transform your organization.

Why Qatar ?

  • The Qatari government’s $200 billion investment plans play a crucial role in supporting the growth of the ICT sector. These investments may be directed towards several key areas that contribute to the development of ICT in the country
  • Qatar is one of the swiftly evolving markets for E-Commerce, with a predicted revenue of US$3.3 billion by 2023 and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9% from 2023 to 2027.
  • Qatar’s ICT spending will reach $9 billion by 2024, at a compounded annual growth rate of 9.2 per cent.
  • The Qatari economy is one of the fastest-growing economies in the Middle East and is estimated to cross 237.30 billion USD
  • Public revenue has expanded significantly by 52.7% compared to the previous year, and is assessed at US$ 81.9 Billion.
  • As a result of the government’s proactive attitude and collaborative efforts between public and private institutions, Qatar is best equipped to navigate the BFSI landscape and emerge as a diversified economy.

Why Sponsor ?

Pre-Qualified Leads
Connect with 120+ influential industry leaders empowered to make impactful decisions for their businesses.
1:1 Meetings
Guaranteed one-to-one meetings with potential clients
Product Showcase
showcase your organization’s expertise and enhance your brand exposure.
Brand amplification
Be seen as a visionary tech leader through associating your brand with this summit
Speed Networking
Engage in dynamic and efficient networking to expand your professional connections.


Herve Tourpe

Chief Digital Advisor
International Monetary Fund

John Mankarios

Vice President – IT

Kareem Refaay

Managing Director
London Institute of Banking & Finance MENA

Solomon Sagayaraj J

Head of Information Security
Qatar Islamic Bank

Kevin O'leary

Managing Director & APAC Regional CISO
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Imran Chowdhury

Global Head Of Data Protection & Governance
Al Jazeera Media Network

Nitin Bhandari

SVP & Head of Payit Digital Wallet
First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Giovanni Gavino Everduin

Head of Strategy & Innovation
Commercial Bank International

Why Attend ?

Learn & Grow

Elevate your professional growth with engaging discussions and collaborative workshops that are shaping the industry.

Explore the Latest Innovations in Digital Solutions

Gain valuable insights from renowned Innovation & Technology experts, including pioneers and leaders from the region, as they share real-world use cases and practical perspectives.

Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborate with industry peers to collectively shape the future collectively and exchange experiences.

Connect with Trusted Technology Partners

Connect and meet one-on-one with potential global partners who can provide tailored guidance to help you achieve your critical business objectives.

Maximized ROI

The BFSI IT Summit is a time-saving, highly informative, accessible, and professional business platform designed for experienced technology professionals and digital experts.

Featured Discussions

The Road Ahead: The Future of BFSI in the Philippines
  • Philippines’ Digital Payments Transformation Roadmap - What does the future hold for the BFSI sector?
  • Promoting digital payments in rural areas for a financially inclusive Philippines.
  • Prioritizing financial inclusion for economic growth
  • Neobanks - Are Filipinos ready to move away from traditional banking towards digital-only banking?
  • The role of collaboration and partnerships in driving innovation and growth.
  • Creating a cyber secure space to protect and maintain people's confidence in digital payments.
  • CBDC's on the horizon?
Fintech in the Philippines: Counting on Growth and Opportunities.
  • Fintech Startups in the Philippines: Disrupting Traditional Banking and Financial Services
  • How is Fintech playing a key role in financial inclusion?
  • Rising acceptance of cryptocurrencies and a thriving digital asset industry
  • The future of fintech: Transforming BFSI in the Philippines.
Trends, Challenges, and Best Practices for Cloud Computing in the BFSI
  • Cloud computing for improving scalability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency.
  • Scaling customer experience and operational efficiency
  • Streamlining IT operations, reducing infrastructure costs, and advancing the performance of systems.
Enhancing BFSI with AI, Automation and Machine Learning.
  • AI, Automation and Machine Learning advancing efficiency, speed, and accuracy of operations in the BFSI.
  • Enabling financial institutions to manage and analyze vast amounts of data.
  • Technologies facilitating financial services to underserved populations.
  • Use of AI and analytics for fraud detection, credit scoring, and risk management.
  • RPA to automate repetitive tasks and streamline processes.
Blockchain in BFSI: The Philippine Experience
  • How is the BFSI sector currently adapting blockchain technology?
  • Building blockchain platform to connect rural banks and people.
  • Enabling real-time, cross-border payments between rural banks.
  • AI and blockchain make Philippine banks more inclusive
  • Blockchain-based government auditing and accountability
  • Blockchain integration for identity documents and security
  • Various challenges in the adoption of blockchain technology and how to overcome them.
Defending the digital gates with Cyber security
  • Cyber threats faced by BFSI institutions: How to keep secure along the process of digital transformation?
  • Regulatory Framework for Cybersecurity in BFSI and Cybersecurity culture and governance within organizations.
  • What can the BFSI sector do when Phishing is becoming a rising threat?
  • Biometric authentication to enhance security and convenience.
  • Embracing Zero Trust Architecture



Public Banks
Foreign banks
Fintechs & Neo Banks
Microfinance Companies
Health Insurance Companies
Mutual Funds
Regional Rural Banks
Asset Management Companies
Private Banks
Commercial Banks
General Insurance Firms

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Emilia Clarke
I enjoyed the event and found the delegate profiles and presentations very informative. I had productive conversations with potential customers and prospects, and I believe we will generate a decent list of leads for our company. The venue, food, and crowd were all excellent, and I had many interesting conversations and gained a lot of knowledge. We will definitely consider sponsoring DTS in the future.
Emilia Clarke
I had really good conversations today with the number of delegates coming from the region and other places. Quite likely we we will consider it for the next year or your next city. The overall conversations were really good probably some of the really interesting conversations in change management and practical side of it and were really interesting.
Emilia Clarke
I would rate the overall event a 9 out of 10 because it was very strategic and focused, with a mix of decision makers and influencers in attendance. We expect to have a good number of conversions with the enterprise accounts we met, and we are looking forward to working with Exito again in the future. There is a great scope for collaboration and we appreciate the opportunity to participate in this event.
Emilia Clarke
I would rate the event a 9 or 10 out of 10. It was well put together and we received fantastic feedback and had high-quality conversations with delegates. It has been one of the best events we have participated in, with a good return on investment and leads generated. The audience was perfect and their interactions and participation in the event were excellent. The panel discussion was also very informative and useful for my presentation.

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