On the 23rd of August 2023, MEA Finance, in partnership with Oracle hosted a roundtable in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Focused on Corporate and Transaction Banking in the era of the Cloud, this highly engrossing debate tackled the growing role of the cloud and AI, and the changes we can expect in this increasingly important sector.

Talking points included:

  • Leveraging cloud and new agile innovations to give corporate customers better-working capital control via cash management, liquidity management, and virtual account management
  • Tools to make better credit decisions via digitizing credit and lending life cycle
  • Changes in the payments landscape and its implications: cross border, instant payments, ISO 20022 migration
  • How adopting the right strategy can support your business and meet ever-changing customer and regulatory requirements

Present at the event were…

Alinma Bank Saleh Abdullah Almogarry Head of Architecture
Alinma Bank Yagoub Yousef AlSulaiman Head of Transformation Management
Banque Saudi Fransi Abdullah Al Wehaiby Acquiring Product Manager – E-Pay
Banque Saudi Fransi Abdulrahman Khan Products and Innovation
Banque Saudi Fransi Afnan Al-Ammar Acquiring Product Manager – POS
Banque Saudi Fransi Sultan Alrajhi Project Management
BNP Paribas Naj Aktam Head of Cash Management
Link Consulting Jose Afonso Pires Member of the Board
Riyad Bank Amol Bahuguna SVP, Head of Corporate Technology, Innovation and Change Management
SAB Esraa Diwali Digital Payments
SAB Yogesh Kapoor Head of Enterprise Transformation
Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) Abdulaziz Assiri Infrastructure Development Head
Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) Hailah Almajhad Head of Systems
Saudi Payments Krishnaswamy Sriganth Senior Consultant
Saudi Payments Mohammed A. AlKhatlan IT Strategy & Architecture – Senior Director
Saudi Payments Mohammed AlJaser Senior Enterprise Architect
Standard Chartered Bank Ahmed Najmeldine COO
Standard Chartered Bank Oleksandr Savchenko Director – Head of Trade, Working Capital & Transaction Banking
The Saudi Investment Bank Eyad Sameer Sawaqed Head – Treasury & Payments Systems, Service Development
The Saudi Investment Bank George Hadid IT Senior Business Relationship Manager, Service Demand
Oracle Financial Services Akram Alnabulsi Cloud Solution Engineering Director
Oracle Financial Services Badr Tharwat MEA CTO
Oracle Financial Services Fahad Alturief Vice President – Cloud, Saudi Arabia, Levant & North Africa Markets
Oracle Financial Services Hisham Esaadi Channels Director
Oracle Financial Services Houssam Chaker Head of Sales, Banking – Middle East
Oracle Financial Services Parag Ekbote Head Business Development Corporate Banking APJ & MEA

The event was moderated by Andrew Cover, MEA Finance.