On the 23rd of November 2023, selected leading executives from banks and key figures in the UAE’s financial markets joined MEA Finance at the Mandarin Oriental Dubai hotel for one of our Morning Executive Breakfast Briefings, hosted by GBM – Gulf Business Machines. The briefing titled the “Autonomy of AI – Staying on the forefront of AI in Financial Services” convened to pour over the ongoing and impending effects and outcomes of AI on the regional banking sector, proved to be a highly enlightening and most eagerly participated in discussion.

Present at the event were…

Abhishek Jajodia Acting Head of GTB Digital Experience, Channel Onboarding & Channel Support First Abu Dhabi Bank
Arun Mehta CDAO,  Head of Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence First Abu Dhabi Bank
Ashish Rewani Head of GTB Business Management First Abu Dhabi Bank
Gyan Srivastava CDO, Head of Data & Analytics Mashreq
Islam Hemdan Regional Sales Manager IBM
Joy Paul Regional Leader – Analytics, AI, Risk & ESG – GCC GBM
Ken Coghill Director, Innovation & Technology Risk Supervision DFSA
Mohammed Al Ali MD & Head of GTB Corporate – Dubai & Northern Emirates First Abu Dhabi Bank
Ossama El Samadaoni General Manager GBM
Pratikk Dalal Chief Financial Officer Al Maryah Community Bank
Rahul Otawat VP,Strategy,Analytics & Data Science – Wealth , Neobiz and Business Banking Mashreq
Sandeep Shrivastava Technical Manager – Digital Business Solutions GBM
Santosh Vaidhya SVP, Head of Payments and Digital Services Mashreq
Sasi Nair Head, Technology Service Delivery Commercial Bank of Dubai
Viplav Rathore Managing Director, Head of Products Standard Chartered Bank