About Banking Post COVID-19 DigiConnect Virtual Boardroom?

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the banking sector, across the board and with almost all operations and transactions going digital, the pressure on the existing digital banking infrastructure has significantly increased.

Given this sudden development, many banks are realizing how existential the need to accelerate digitisation is to help them build the needed capacity to meet the surge in demand by existing customers and new ones in this new normal. This has led to a race towards optimization of these platforms and the strengthening of their digital core to make remote banking an integral part of the customer journey and experience.

The Banking Post COVID-19 Digiconnect Virtual Boardroom will bring together digital banking experts and leaders from leading banks in the region to examine in depth what digitisation means in the current climate, look at the challenges and opportunities being faced, provide practical solutions and insights into how to transform their digital processes and discuss the future of banking post COVID-19.

Benefits of Attending Banking Post COVID-19 DigiConnect Virtual Boardroom

Get inspired in the time of uncertainty: Engage in valuable conversations with peers from other organisations and learn how they are optimizing and adapting their digital banking strategy to keep serving customers in this COVID-19 times

Build industry partnerships: Meet and build relationships with innovative business executives and sharp skilled digital banking solution providers who can support with your urgent business requirement

Stay connected: Learn about the series of available advanced digital solutions in the market that you can implement and test quickly allowing you and your business to stay connected and ahead of competition



Time Activity
11:00 - 11:05 Welcome note
11:05 – 11:20 Future of digital banking
  • Ahmed Khidhir, Business Development Manager -Digital Banking Solutions, Temenos
11:20 – 11:35 Digital Core and the ideal setup of the bank of the future
  • Fadi Yazbeck, Director of Business Solutions Group, Temenos
11:35 – 11:50 Adoption of next generation technology
  • Christos Panagopoulos, Business Solutions Group Manager, Temenos
11:50 – 12:30 Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A


Ahmed Khidhir

Business Development Manager -Digital Banking Solutions

Ahmed Khidhir works at Temenos, an industry leader in banking solutions, as a business development manager in Digital Banking solutions. Ahmed has worked with some of the largest banks in Europe and the Middle East in a range of digital transformation programmes. Prior to joining Temenos, Ahmed worked at Accenture and Finastra in a variety of consulting roles.

Fadi Yazbeck

Director of Business Solutions Group

Fadi is currently is managing Business Solutions Group at Temenos for Middle East and Africa. Fadi has more than 17 years of experience in banking and fintechs running transformation projects in Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Christos Panagopoulos

Business Solutions Group Manager

Christos has more than 15 years of experience in Banking Solutions being actively involved in  all phases of Banking Software lifecycle, from Product to Services and then Sales. He is focusing on the latest trends within the Banking technology landscape. He has been working with multinational teams in Balkans, Europe, Middle East and Africa.”

Ayman Basha

BFSI - Regional Director, CNS Middle East

Ayman Basha has a long history of successful track records, driving BFSI business within CNS, achieving significant milestones within the banking industry for more than 20 years.

Ayman has a trusted business relationship with customers, business partners & technology providers, which enabled him to develop the business successfully and gain an excellent reputation in the market. IT industry leaders through start-up ventures and high-growth cycles. Known for delivering record-breaking revenue and profit gains within highly competitive regional markets. Exceptional communicator with strong negotiation, problem resolution.

Ayman is currently working in CNS for 15 years developing the ATMs business in UAE, Oman & Kuwait, leading the digital banking transformation internally with his banking team and externally with technology providers.


Who Will Attend Banking Post COVID-19 DigiConnect Virtual Boardroom?

Senior management members with the below job titles from leading banking organisations in the Middle East region:
  • Directors
  • Heads of Digital Transformation
  • Heads of Innovation

About Temenos

Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN) is the world’s leader in banking software. Over 3,000 banks across the globe, including 41 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process both the daily transactions and client interactions of more than 500 million banking customers. Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and AI-driven front office, core banking, payments and fund administration software enabling banks to deliver frictionless, omnichannel customer experiences and gain operational excellence.

Temenos software is proven to enable its top-performing clients to achieve cost-income ratios of 26.8% half the industry average and returns on equity of 29%, three times the industry average. These clients also invest 51% of their IT budget on growth and innovation versus maintenance, which is double the industry average, proving the banks’ IT investment is adding tangible value to their business.

For more information, please visit https://www.temenos.com/

About CNS

CNS is a technology company that powers the future by providing digital solutions essential to support all enterprise and human development. While growing and managing a robust pool of supplier-partners for the benefit of our clients has always been a priority, we are constantly re-inventing ourselves.

Founded in 1987 with more than 30 years of experience, CNS employs over 320 employees including more than 250 certified engineers. We offer in-depth expertise and a range of best-in-class products that support the digital transformation of all major industries. With offices in three countries, we have an extensive reach into, and regional knowledge of the Middle East markets.

We offer cutting-edge solutions in Digital Banking, Automation, Cyber Security, Cloud, with ITO and Managed Services to support organizations in their digital transformation journey.

For more information, please visit http://www.cns-me.com/



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