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OpenX is the first of its kind Open Banking conference in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is a platform that aims to provide knowledge exchange, foster synergies among market players to find solutions, encourage, and promote Open Banking.
September 24, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel

Under the Patronage of


Strategic Partner

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Principal Partner

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Corporate Partner

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What is Open Banking?

Open banking is the practice of sharing personal financial information electronically, in a secure way, under the conditions that the customer approves of. API’s allow third-parties to access financial information efficiently, which aids in promoting the development of new applications and services, resulting in better consumer experience. This tech-driven transformational shift to the financial sector facilitates banks, and financial institutions alike to explore innovation.

About OPENX 2020

As the financial services industry transforms further and the relationship with customers is enhanced, open banking will be one of the main drivers of this transformation. Bahrain has already embarked on the Open Banking journey and other jurisdictions in the region are also assessing the opportunity. Bahrain FinTech Bay's Open Banking Conference aims to be the region’s leading platform from which the latest developments in Open Banking globally can be discussed, bringing together regulators, financial institutions, FinTechs, technology players and others.


The conference, which aims to attract over 300 delegates will cover pertinent topics such as regulations monetization of open banking, APIs and data protection.


08:00 - 09:00 AM

Registration & Networking

11:15 - 11:35 AM

Keynote: What Your Customers Are Not Telling You

  • Russ Powell, Head of Marketing, Innervate

09:00 - 09:20 AM

Opening Remarks

  • Khalid Dannish, CEO, Bahrain FinTech Bay

  • Yasmeen Al Sharaf, Head of FinTech & Innovation, Central Bank of Bahrain

11:40 - 12:20 PM

Panel: Open Banking and the Data Privacy Law - A Legal Perspective

  • Buthaina Amin, Director, International Offices, Bahrain EDB (moderator)

  • Fatema Mufeez, Acting Head, Legal, Ithmaar Bank BSC

  • Caitlin McErlane, Partner, Baker McKenzie

09:20 - 09:40 AM

Keynote: Innovation in the Banking Sector and How it Shapes its Future

  • Mohamed AbdelRazek, CIO - Africa Middle East & Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered

12:25 - 12:45 PM

Keynote: How open banking can create tangible value to you and your customers

  • Rudolf Bergslycka, Senior Business Manager, Tink

09:45 - 10:05 AM

Keynote: Industry Digital Transformation Recipe- Open Banking & Fintech Play

  • Shahid Khan, Industry Strategy Leader | ECEMEA, Oracle

12:50 - 01:10 PM

Keynote: Beyond Open Banking Regulation – Opportunities and the Path to Open Data

  • Hakan Eroglu, Global Open Banking Lead Advisors, Mastercard

10:10 - 10:50 AM

Panel: Open Banking in Practice

  • Mohamed Alojaimi, Cloud Solutions Senior Director, Oracle (Moderator)

  • Joy John, Cloud Platform Leader, Oracle

  • Albert Morales, VP Product Management, Strands

  • Rivo Uibo, Co-Founder, Modularbank

  • Shahid Khan, Industry Strategy Leader | ECEMEA, Oracle

01:15 - 01:55 PM

Panel: Open Banking Looking Forward

  • Abdulla Almoayed, Founder & CEO, Almoayed Technologies

  • Ralph Bragg, Chief Technology Officer, Raidiam

  • Rudolf Bergslycka, Senior Business Manager, Tink

  • Mohamed AbdelRazek, CIO - Africa Middle East & Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered

02:00 - 03:00 PM


10:55 - 11:10 AM

Keynote: Open Banking Design, Development and Delivery