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Africa FinTech Foundry, Access Bank Hosts Virtual Fintech Roundtable

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Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF) has announced that it will host the first virtual version of the FinTech Innovation Roundtable on December 11, 2020.

Themed LetsTalk Tech Resilience 2021, the fintech round table will feature venture capitalists, technology, innovation, and tech startup professionals from around the world.

The purpose of this event is to understand and inspire disruptive technology-driven solutions in the financial services sector.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and socio-political movement has impacted the world on a global scale and has interestingly accelerated digital transformation,” said Daniel Awe, head of the Africa FinTech Foundry.

“For us at AFF, we recognize the importance of focusing on topical issues and emerging trends that transform our business into a technology-driven, customer-centric, socially relevant post-COVID.

“This roundtable explores how technology needs to be a force in shaping businesses and society to ensure a safe, peaceful, and rewarding future for all citizens.”

Some of the discussions that will take place at the event are the Devastating effects of a pandemic, a new reality of virtual work, Data privacy, innovation, diversity, and regulatory status. driving reliance on digital technology and collaboration tools as well as customer-centricity.

Speaking on Access Bank’s partnership with AFF, Ade Bajomo, Access Bank’s Executive Director for Information Technology and Operations, stated that “As Africa’s Gateway to the World, we are always at the forefront of driving technological innovations that will grow the banking industry in Nigeria as well as Africa.

“We have partnered with the continent’s leading technology and innovation accelerator, the Africa Fintech Foundry, to bring together stakeholders from different geographical areas who share a common interest in driving technological solutions.  

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“The AFF Roundtable will enable participants stay ahead of others as they will be equipped with knowledge  of new and emerging trends and how they can tap into the opportunities that exist in them.”

The AFF Roundtable holds quarterly and this edition will host about 3000 investors, executives, and analysts from across the African startup ecosystem. 

Speakers at the event will include Mr Alex-Adedipe, Managing Partner, Duale Ovia and Alex-Adedipe Law firm; Dr Obadare Peter Adewale, Co-Founder, Digital Encode; Susanne Hannestad, CEO, Fintech Mundi; Barbara Iyayi, CEO, Unicorn Growth Capital among others.

Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF) is an Access Bank initiative that aims to nurture, fund, and accelerate the growth of FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programmes, fast-tracking their growth and maturity to deliver relevant solutions to the market.

Interested participants can register at https://hopin.com/events/africa-fintech-foundry to be a part of the AFF Roundtable. 

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