The Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) will conduct its fourth annual bankers Conference between 26 and 27 this month.
This was announced by Mathias Katamba, the Managing Director of dfcu Bank, who doubles as the Chairperson of UBA, during the press conference that was held in Kampala on Tuesday this week.
The Bankers’ Conference is a key activity in the UBA’s annual calendar that brings together regulators, practitioners and various industry experts from domestic, regional, international, and national spheres involved in delivering financial/banking services.
Speaking at the conference, Katamba said that this year, they will host a virtual conference under the theme “ Bend but don’t break: How the financial sector can thrive in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution ” and believe it’s a good time to have this discussion.
“Ugandan Banking & financial services sector is going through a digital transformation to leverage technology for better customer satisfaction.” he said.
The sub-theme that will be discussed include; emerging trends /developments and future outlook in the payments space, confronting fraud & cyber security risks, redefining financial inclusion and deepening access to financial services.
Partners from digital developments will be part of the discussion on how these services can make the sector better.
According to Katamba, these strategic partners will aid in adequately scanning their operating environments, redefining conventional definitions of value, and closing the loop between reporting and strategy formulation.
Other subthemes to be discussed at, according to Katamba are; Harnessing opportunities the 4IR unprecedented processing power and storage capacity.
Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)’s Governor Patrick Njorogep will be the keynote speaker at the conference.
Other speakers include; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National GuidanceMoICT_Ug Permanent Secretary – Vincent and the Mastercard Division President in Sub Saharan Africa Mr. Raghav Prasad.