About the Conference

The FITSPA Fintech Conference that will be held on 8th September 2021 will converge leading players in
business, government, technology and world-class financial services solution providers in order to better
navigate shifting landscapes, help businesses embrace and drive the transition to a digital future and
unmask the power of technology.
The theme of this year’s FITSPA Annual Fintech Conference 2021 is “Building a Safe and Regulated Eco-
system”. To-date the Association has registered over 163 members who are hungry to explore and
utilize all the existing opportunities. The conference is a great opportunity to network and consolidate
the knowledge pool in partnership with the best Fintech solution providers.
The Conference will provide for the further entrenchment of the industry in the region by leveraging
the opportunities that are continually presenting themselves in the form of challenges and gaps in
delivery of services to the market. The strategies and knowledge shared amongst like-minded peers will
build confidence and equip techprenuers onto greater achievements.
The FITSPA Fintech Conference will be a virtual experience delivered via platforms that will allow for
participants to engage and network with each other during the conference.

Our Event Keynote Speakers

Mr. Ken Njoroge

Co-Founder & Director - Cellulant Corporation


Mr. Patrick Mweheire

Regional Group Chief Executive - Standard Bank

Dr. Haruna J. Mawanda

Principal Enterprise Architect - FlyHub Limited

Chairman Board of Directors

Peter Kawumi

Peter is currently the Country General Manager at Interswitch East Africa (Uganda) Ltd. His career spans over 15 years with roles in technology, business analysis and retail banking, including leading the Digital Finance departments in regional and local banks. He has extensive experience in developing and commercializing products, new customer acquisition, digital channel utilization and scaling plans in consumer services. Peter has also championed the use of technology to deliver responsive and responsible financial services to varied market segments including youth, women, refugees and small businesses. He is highly driven and is passionate about leading and supporting teams to punch above their weight to deliver great products and customer experiences. Peter is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), holds a BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering from Kingston University and a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from the Edinburgh Business School. Alongside his service for FITSPA, Peter also serves on the Boards of The Leadership Team (TLT) and the New Vision Group as a non-Executive Director.

Panel Session: The key role of the last mile in digital transformation

Vicent - Futurelinks Technologies

Vincent Tumwijukye

CEO - Future Link Technologies

Emmanuel Emodek

Team Lead - ChapChap

Stella N. Lugalambi

CEO - Hamwe East Africa Ltd

Twesigye Brian

Business Development Manager - UCCFS

Panel session: Emerging Technologies: how the diversity in Technology is shaping the digital economy


Moses Rutahigwa

Head Consumer, Private and Business Banking - Standard Chartered Bank Uganda


Noha Shaker

Secretary General - Egyptian Fintech Association & VP Africa FinTech Network


Andre van Zyl

IT Director for President Insurance, a South Africa insurance company

Henry Kevin Wava

Executive Business Strategy development & Managing Director Sunbelt Holdings Ltd.

Panel Session: The Role of Fintechs in the Financing of National Development Priorities and the SDGs.(UNCDF)

Richard Ndahiro

Richard Ndahiro

Inclusive Digital Economy – Expert UNCDF - Uganda

Aiaze Mitha

Aiaze Mitha

Fintech / Digital / Blockchain advisor and investor

Gerald Begumisa

Managing Director - Yo Uganda Limited

Doreen Lukandwa

Vice President - Global Enterprises

Panel Session: Big data ,Open APIs & Security


Chris Lukolyo

Digital Country Lead, UNCDF – Uganda

John Mark Ssebunnya

Head FinTech Architecture - MTN Group Technology

Arnold Mangeni

Director Information Security

Roselyn Najjuma-Thabit

Roselyn Najjuma-Thabit

Head, Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered Bank

Ali Hussein

Chairman - Association of Fintechs, Kenya

Silver Kayondo

Tech & Biz Lawyer - Ortus Advocates

Panel: Funding & Capital for Fintech: Shared Experiences & Strategies


Mark Mutaahi

Managing Partner - Bid Capital Partners


Pardon Mujakachi

VP of Strategy & Partnerships at Chipper Cash

Rashmi FSDU

Rashmi Pillai

Executive Director - Financial Sector Deepening Uganda

CK Japheth

CK Japheth

co-founder of The Innovation Village

Panel: Focus on the National Payment Systems Regulation

Mackay Aomu

Director National Payments, BoU

Wilbrod Owor

CEO - Uganda Bankers Association

Edith Kutesa

Managing Director, MCash

Brian Kalule

Partner, Bowmans Law

Panel: Digital Identity & KYC

Stephen Mutana

Managing Director, MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited

Lucrezia Bitete

Consultant Laboremus Uganda Ltd, D4D Hub Senior Expert GIZ

Mark Straub

Co-Founder & Managing Director - Smile Identity

Panel Session: National IP Policy, Data Privacy & Data Storage

Mercy K Kainobwisho

Registrar General Uganda Registration Services Bureau

James Byaruhanga

James Byaruhanga

GM - Raxio Data Center

Maxime Dieudonne

Co-Founder Safe Boda

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