Kenya School of Monetary Studies
Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Off Thika Road, Next To De La Rue Ltd Mathare N Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

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Event Date Mon Aug 27 BST - Fri Aug 31 BST (over 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Aug 27 12:00am - Fri Aug 31 12:00am
Location Kenya School of Monetary Studies
Off Thika Road, Next To De La Rue Ltd Mathare N Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Region EMEA

Join industry stakeholders; thought leaders, policy makers, business leaders and key decision makers within the public and private sectors attending this conference from countries all over Africa, representing a myriad of business cultures and application areas, whose diverse perspectives influence each other towards a more open credit market.

This biennial event, organized around keynote presentations, panel discussions, policy sessions and private sector exhibitions is the fourth in the series of regional Credit Information Sharing (CIS) conferences that have gained reputation as forums that provided updates on global, regional and local developments within the credit market generally and CIS in particular. Previous conference themes: CIS for Innovation and Financial Inclusion in 2016 and Unlocking Access to Affordable Credit in 2013 have been predictive of the trajectory of industry growth.

This year, the 4th Regional CIS Conference themed: Systemization of Fintech Disruption in Africa, will showcase new approaches to the application of alternative data, on the one hand, and credit history information on the other, in lending decisions. The participants will debate the sustainability/scalability of the fintech evolution, and examine the inhibitions of exclusive use of traditional CIS systems or alternative data in credit risk management and the response of credit bureaus in the continent to leverage on this revolution and bridge the gap.

The timing of this year’s Conference is noteworthy considering that;

Fintechs are mushrooming and exciting the credit markets in Africa, provoking debate on the robustness of their analytical methodologies, sustainability of their business models, and adequacy of their consumer protection practices.
Market Conduct Regulation in Africa is gaining momentum, and Kenya, Africa's 'Silicon Savannah', is gearing up for unprecedented financial market conduct reforms that are bound to set the pace for transformation of credit market regulation across Africa.
In the wake of the recent Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), several markets are taking cognizance of this development and rethinking their Data Protection policies. These reforms on data protection will radically influence how data is collected, shared and stored, therefore effecting change in the operations of the Credit Information Sharing mechanism in Africa.


2018 Speakers

Dr. Patrick Njoroge
Governor, Central Bank of Kenya

Gabriel Pieter Davel
Chartered Accountant

Sam Omukoko
Founder, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Metropol Corporation

Coach Timothy Oriedo
Executive Business Coach, Strathmore Business School

Michael Kimani
Chief Marketing Officer, Chamapesa

Jared Getenga
Chief Executive Officer, Credit Information Sharing Association of Kenya

Hannah Ndarwa-karuri
Registrar, Tatua Center

Kevin Mutiso
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Alternative Circle

Bernard Otieno
Advocate, High Court of Kenya

Justice Fred a Ochieng
High Court Judge

Tamara Cook
Head, Digital Innovation, Fsd Kenya

Naeem Siddiqi
Director Credit Scoring and Decisioning, Sas Institute

Willie Kanyeki
Business Development Director – Africa, Myriad Connect

Rafe Mazer
Founder, Mazeco Limited

Mark Kaigwa
Founder, Nendo

Mr. Jackson Kiplagat
Conservation Director (Acting) & Regional Sustainable Investments Manager, Wwf

Mr. Mohamed Awer
Chief Executive Officer & Secretary to the Board, Wwf

Tim Mukata
Digital Finance Expert

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors & Partners

• Wwf
• Metropol
• Tu
• CreditInfo
• Myriad Connect

• The World Bank
• International Finance Corporation
• Kenya Bankers Association
• Amfi
• Wwf
• Sas
• Afraca