Workshop 1: Fintech and Fraud: Mitigating risk while preserving frictionless experience
COVID-19 has boosted the adoption of “fintech”, with digital banking, mobile wallets, Crypto Wallets, Neo banking and other solutions, designed to help companies and consumers better manage their financial operations and lives. This massive growth of digital transactions has increased the risk of fraud and money loss cases. Fintechs by nature, differ from incumbent banks in various aspects and are more susceptible to fraud attacks. This workshop will study these threats and will introduce industry best practices to manage the trade-off between controlling the risk of fraud while enabling the desirable frictionless user experience.
Ziv Cohen, CEO Paygilant
Ziv Cohen has over 20 years of experience in the cyber security and fraud industry with more than a decade in driving sales strategy and execution, for innovative startups as well as established Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to founding Paygilant, Ziv managed Trusteer’s (acquired by IBM) financial fraud and advanced threats enterprise protection solutions, where he established and grew EMEA sales from zero to multi million revenue. In addition, Ziv managed RSA EMC FraudAction business operations where he was responsible for delivering Anti-Fraud services to hundreds of financial customers globally.
Workshop 2: Developing credit scoring for the unbanked
Ariel Fabio Resnik CEO & Founder, Paretix
Ariel Fabio is an expert in analytics for financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, credit card companies and fintech.
He has worked in credit analytics for 20 years in various roles; as a credit analyst, in development of credit risk models, and in management of credit regulation projects.
15 years ago he established Paretix, developing a Smart Credit Analytics solution that leverages traditional and alternative data sources and AI, to develop a bespoke credit scoring model.
Ariel leads the companies strategy and operations currently serving 50+ financial institutions in Europe, MENA and LATAM.
Workshop 3: Data Storage: Current and Future Storage Challenges – Cyber Security and Data Protection
In today’s world, a company’s data represents one of its most valuable assets. It must be collected, stored, and protected in ways never anticipated. The costs related to data management are an ever-growing challenge. Protecting data has become an ever-growing problem.
This educational session will provide a brief history of data storage and cover the issues that all major companies are now facing as demands for additional capacity and increased cyber-defense challenge the current data-storage architecture.
The session will be presented to make it meaningful to both corporate and technically knowledgeable executives. It will clarify and help you solve the top three data center storage pain point that FinTech companies face:
- Lowering the cost of storage while improving application response time
- Increasing data resiliency to fend off cyber-threats like ransomware
- Dealing with disparate silo storage
George Crump, Chief Product Strategist, StorONE
George Crump, Chief Product Strategist at StorONE, and former industry analyst, has over 30 years of experience designing data center solutions for many of the world’s largest organizations. George will be presenting remotely from the United States. Jacques Blinbaum, Chief Executive – Africa for StorONE, will attend in person and join George in this program.
Workshop 4: Governance and Risk Compliance in the world of Information Security
Financial enterprises such as banks, insurance companies and fintech companies need a GRC platform that offers high visibility and clarity to stay ahead and actively manage their risks as they work to meet greater compliance requirements.
A highly effective GRC program in the financial services industry is crucial to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving risk and compliance landscape.
This workshop will demonstrate exactly why GRC is so important in Financial Services, and walk you through some of the latest challenges financial organizations face today as well as best practices on how to set up a GRC program with minimal resources.
Yair Solow, CEO, Centraleyes
Yair Solow is CEO and co-founder of Centraleyes, a leading technology innovator in the fast-paced sector of advanced cyber risk and compliance management. He heads a team of world-class cyber security and risk experts in the development of cutting-edge solutions for managing internal risk, vendor risk and executive board risk.
Yair’s experience in disruptive technologies inspired his vision of a new risk management platform that equips organizations with unparalleled tools to achieve and sustain cyber resilience in today’s intensifying threat environment. He assembled a team of technology innovators, military intelligence veterans and corporate leaders and led them to produce the world’s most advanced Integrated Risk Management (IRM) platform. The platform automates, centralizes and visualizes risks to save time and resources, allowing users to concentrate on business success.
Before founding Centraleyes, Yair was a senior executive at Visa, where he led business activities in major European markets. In 2015 he helped spearhead the launch of Visa’s Innovation Hub in Israel. His passion has always been entrepreneurial; he has launched a number of successful technology ventures, always imagining new ways to disrupt inefficient markets.
Workshop 5: Leading the Charge: A Total Security Design
As organizations continue to become more connected and networks evolve, securing your IT environments is more complex and Cyber-attacks keep advancing, your business needs accurate prevention.
Separate IT environments often drive businesses to apply different point solutions, many of which are focused on detection and mitigation rather than prevention. This reactive approach to cyberattacks is costly and ineffective, complicates security operations, and creates inherent gaps in security posture, leaving you unprotected from sophisticated Gen-V attacks.
Gen V of cyber security, utilizes an architecture that truly protects your entire IT infrastructure.
In this workshop we will look at the Architecture of securing your organization by design:
- An Overview of Unified Total Security Management
- Securing the Network: Network Security Use cases and Reference
- Securing the Cloud: Cloud Security Use cases and Reference
- Securing the Hybrid & Remote Workforce: Endpoint, collaboration tools – Use cases and Reference
Ikede Ebhole, Security Engineer Checkpoint West Africa
Ikede Ebhole is a Diligent Cyber Security Specialist proficient in online security research, planning, execution, and maintenance. Adept at training and educating internal users on relevant cyber security procedures and preventative measures.
He specializes in network monitoring, security software installation, and working to prevent cyber-attacks, especially in business and corporate settings
Workshop 6: Collect today, Analyze tomorrow: AI/ML Oriented Solutions
- Human intelligence in the artificial world. Baseline created by the human model growth towards best practice ML/AI models
- Annoying Collection. Best practice data VS leads preservation
- Data sorting and Data warehousing: How to keep great performance in oceans of data?
- AI/ML process as an essential product’s core
Alon Katz, Founder & Co-CEO, BTB Trusts LTD.
Workshop 7: Ensuring Service Availability With Frictionless DDoS Protection
Service availability is the cornerstone of the digital experience. Downtime leads to lost revenue, reputational damage and unsatisfied customers. Data center protection whether on premise or cloud based, has never been more critical. Ensure service availability with agile industry-leading DDoS protection solutions which use automated and behavioral-based technologies to mitigate the largest, most complex DDoS attacks. Radware advanced attacked protection, provides a full global coverage and a massive capacity, with the outmost flexible deployment options including keyless SSL attacks mitigation, combined with a fully managed security services and industry leading SLA.
Boaz Alon, Executive Director, Comsec Technology Solutions
Boaz Alon is the CEO of Comsec Technology solutions (Radware representative in Ghana). An information technology company that provides enterprise solutions that streamline business processes, optimize workfoce productivity and increases profitability. He has over 16 years experience in Information technology specifically DDOS cyber security.
He has lead the team to fully implement and close Radware DDoS and WAF in Ghana for the past 12 years.
Workshop 8: Investor Readiness: Positioning your business for investor interest
Investment has become very fluid and only settles where it is convinced the opportunity is worth considering. What makes an investor consider an alternative instead of the other? There must be something attractive, rewarding and safe. As an entrepreneur, aiming to convert your idea into business and/or grow it, you need to know how to position and attract investments. Have the idea, a vision and a plan. Package and be able to sell to an investor.
Areas covered include:
- Formalizing your ideas/business
- Policies, Procedures & Processes
- Systems & Governance
- Business plan/winning proposals
- Vision, mission, strategy,
- Ownership – family, local, foreign. Legal Implications
- Record Keeping
- Exit Strategy?
- Complete, partial
- Legal implications – exclusion clauses, etc.
Bernard K. Gyimah, Country Manager, Home Of Business – Societe Generale Ghana PLC
Currently in charge of the SG Ghana Home of Business, Bernard is a seasoned banking practioner with over 22 years banking experience spanning all aspects of banking with the latter years focusing on Credit Risk Management and SMEs. A trainer with keen interest in people development and nurturing businesses. He has been a facilitator at the National Banking College; holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from University of Ghana; and Post-Graduate Diploma in Corporate Management & Finance awarded by University of Paris, Pantheon – Sorbonne.