The future of cloud banking & payments | A roundtable discussion

Global banks and financial institutions are migrating to Cloud to accelerate their payments modernization and to stay ahead of the curve, particularly in the current space where digitization has become a prerequisite to scaling up payments services.

Cloud-based payments are a key enabler for banking agility and innovation, yet certain challenges including security, regulatory compliance, and control are slowing down the MENA-based industry from completely adapting the technology.


MEA Finance, in cooperation with Oracle Financial Services, invites you to a roundtable discussion to be held on the 3rd of November 2022, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Dubai. The key discussion on “The Future of Cloud for Banking and Payments” aims to unravel how Cloud-based solutions provide universal access to payment schemes and efficient management of substantially increasing payment volume across multiple timescales. The discussion will also present insights on different Cloud infrastructures that meet the distinct operational requirements of banks and financial institutions.

Register your interest now!


  • 09:30 Registration & Networking
  • 10:15 Opening note - Oracle
  • 10:25 Presentation - Accenture
  • 10:35 Presentation - Mercury Payments
  • 10:45 Discussion on:
    • Payments growth in GCC and specifically in UAE, key initiatives taken by Central Banks in the region to move towards a cashless society
    • New challenges that the Banking/ Financial sector faces due to the rapidly evolving payments landscape. E.g. Banks not able to launch and onboard new schemes because of disparate legacy infrastructure, payments fraud
    • Payment-as-a-Service, ISO20022, Cloud Democratization, etc. – how adopting the right strategy can support your business and meet ever-changing customer/ regulatory requirements
    • Key use cases highlighting how end consumers are benefiting from the new payments initiatives locally and what are some of the key learnings to improve these services further
    • What we can learn from other countries - India UPI, HK FPS, UK Faster Payments
  • 12:30 Lunch

*  Refreshments, coffee, and tea will be served at 11am
**  Participation is by invitation only and there is NO COST associated to attend this event.


Ray Moodley
Senior Banking Director for Middle East & Africa
Oracle Financial Services


Nihad Nazir
Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Mercury Payments


Parag Ekbote
Head of Business Development - Corporate Banking APJ & MEA
Oracle Financial Services


Max Di Gregorio
Managing Director - Financial Services Middle East


Houssam Chaker
Head of Sales, Banking - Middle East
Oracle Financial Services


Mohit Gupta
Vice President, EEMEA (East Europe, Middle East & Africa)


Anand Krishnan
Director, Head of Technology
Emirates Investment Bank


Pratikk Dalal
Chief Financial Officer
Al Maryah Community Bank


Barbara Biro
Head of Digital Ecosystem


Anand Sampath
Executive Director, Cash Product Management Global Transaction Banking
First Abu Dhabi Bank


Saad Ansari
Co-Founder & CEO


Raju Adnani
Head for Payments and Receivables for TTS MENA


Sreedevi Mani
VP Payments Platform


Viplav Rathore
Managing Director - Head of Cash Management Products for Africa & MENAP
Standard Chartered Bank




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