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Date and Time
5th - 6th October 2022, 9:05 pm (GMT-4)
Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia & Online
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GIFF2022 aims to generate an active discourse on the work required to strengthen Islamic finance’s global leadership position. Key discussions will revolve around topics such as FinTech and digitalisation, zooming in on the journey from open banking to embedded finance, and how to build digital financial services in easy steps.



FinTech & Digitalisation

VBI & Sustainability

Innovations in Islamic Finance

Islamic Social Finance

Agenda Day 1

Welcome Address

October 4, 9:05 PM - 9:10 PM (GMT-4)

Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, President, Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)

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Keynote Address

October 4, 9:10 PM - 9:20 PM (GMT-4)

Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah binti Mohd Yunus, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

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Launch of VBI Full Report 2021

October 4, 9:20 PM - 9:25 PM (GMT-4)

by Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

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RAIF Award Presentation by BNM Governor and SC Chairman

October 4, 9:25 PM - 9:30 PM (GMT-4)

  • Emerging Leader Prize 2022 winner
  • Impact Challenge Prize 2022 winner(s)
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Coffee Break and booth rounds by VVIPs

October 4, 10:00 PM - 10:20 PM (GMT-4)

The Journey from Open Banking to Embedded Finance

October 4, 10:35 PM - 11:35 PM (GMT-4)

  • The necessity of Open Banking in the 21st century.
  • How do you see the potential and impact of Embedded Finance, Open Finance and Open Banking in the global and domestic contexts, in the years to come?
  • The role of Islamic finance in leading the “Open” movement and where is Islamic finance globally on the “Open” movement?
  • How to deliver FinTech solutions in a responsible and inclusive manner to ensure the excluded and underserved populations can benefit from digital offerings, and what roles do Open Banking and Open Finance play?
  • Economic justice and a more transparent finance industry through Open Banking and Open Finance.
  • Sharing on jurisdiction experience for Open Banking, Open Finance and Embedded Finance (covering the global landscape and market leaders), and the roles undertaken by regulators in advocating market dynamism in the respective jurisdictions.
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MTA VBIT Roadmap Launch

October 4, 11:40 PM - 11:50 PM (GMT-4)

Transformation at Bank Islam: Bridging Aspiration to Delivery

October 4, 11:50 PM - 12:20 AM (GMT-4)

by Noor Farilla Abdullah, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

Understand how Bank Islam drove its holistic transformation program. A key component of driving the execution of the strategic plans was the set up of a carved out division, Centre of Digital Experience (CDX) that has championed and spearheaded the development of a digital bank built on agile practices, new business models and advanced tech stacks.

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How to Build Digital Financial Services in Easy Steps

October 5, 12:20 AM - 1:20 AM (GMT-4)

  • There are multiple approaches that organisations have taken to build digital financial services, what are some of the steps that are a must, and also what might be some of the potential technical, regulatory and operational challenges?
  • The right technology platform and partner is key to future-proofing any transformation. Organizations often struggle with legacy systems, with monolithic designs and sometimes written in dated programming languages. These systems are inflexible, unable to support innovation, and can introduce security concerns. What are some of the core foundations for digitalisation to be a success?
  • Microservices and Application Programming Interface (API) based architecture is now becoming key for a future-proof and resilient platform. How can organisations balance their long-term vision and short-term agility, whilst ensuring robust cybersecurity to prevent attacks on their digital channels and systems?
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Lunch Break

October 5, 1:20 AM - 2:15 AM (GMT-4)

Reimagining Islamic Finance: Where Innovation Thrives and Potential Unfolds

October 5, 2:15 AM - 2:35 AM (GMT-4)

Special Address by Dato' Paduka Iqbal Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Fajr Capital & 2012 RAIF Award Winner

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GIFF2022 Hackathon Award Presentation

October 5, 2:45 AM - 2:50 AM (GMT-4)

Teach-in session on Cloud within Financial Services

October 5, 2:50 AM - 3:00 AM (GMT-4)

by Lavania Vijyakumar, Sales Director, Malaysia, Thought Machine

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Towards a Greener World: Intersection Between Sustainability and Technology

October 5, 3:00 AM - 4:05 AM (GMT-4)

  • What does a Greener World mean to emerging markets vs developed markets?
  • What is the role of Net Zero?
  • What are the Private sector and Public sector obligations for a greener world? How can they work better together?
  • How has Islamic finance helped in advancing the green agenda?
  • What role can technology play to accelerate a greener world?
  • What are the best examples of technology advancing the green agenda?
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Coffee Break

October 5, 4:05 AM - 4:20 AM (GMT-4)

The ‘3Es’ for a successful Core Banking Transformation

October 5, 4:30 AM - 4:55 AM (GMT-4)

Ts. Othman Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Banking, Silverlake Group

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The Pathway to Mobilising Islamic Social Finance: Zakat, Sadaqah & Waqf

October 5, 4:55 AM - 5:55 AM (GMT-4)

  • What are the business case and market gaps that can be addressed through social finance, especially in the context of post-pandemic era?
  • What can we learn from the existing practices in this space and what role can financial institutions play?
  • How can we maximise the impact of social finance and what are the key success factors or enabling ecosystem required?
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Welcome and Day 1 Roundup by Emcee

October 5, 8:55 PM - 9:00 PM (GMT-4)

A Spotlight on Islamic Finance Changemakers; Their Journey

October 5, 9:00 PM - 9:55 PM (GMT-4)

The journey the leaders have gone through to thrive in the Islamic Finance scene. 

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Coffee Break

October 5, 9:55 PM - 10:05 PM (GMT-4)

In Conversation with Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar – The future of Islamic finance

October 5, 10:05 PM - 10:50 PM (GMT-4)

Moderator: Ibrahim Sani, Astro Awani

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Emerging Islamic FinTechs

October 5, 10:50 PM - 11:50 PM (GMT-4)

A new wave of Islamic finance innovations emerging globally thanks to regulations and technology. The session is to highlight the current leading innovations in this space globally and for the emerging institutions to share their journeys and insights on where they see the industry going. 

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Halal Tech and Halal Investment Opportunities Over the Next Decade

October 5, 11:50 PM - 12:50 AM (GMT-4)

With a large population spanning multiple emerging jurisdictions, the halal economy provides tremendous opportunities for all types of investors. In terms of emerging Halal Tech and established Halal investments, what areas are of interest to investors from venture capitalists to institutional investors?

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Lunch Break

October 6, 12:50 AM - 2:10 AM (GMT-4)

The Big Debate: Is Islamic Finance in Control of Its Own Destiny?

October 6, 2:10 AM - 3:40 AM (GMT-4)

The House proposes the motion that Islamic Finance needs a radical change to live up to its expectations.

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Coffee Break

October 6, 3:40 AM - 3:50 AM (GMT-4)

A Shariah Take on Metaverse Assets, Cryptocurrency & The Future of Value and Wealth

October 6, 3:50 AM - 5:05 AM (GMT-4)

  • Modern views on modern assets and currencies from a Shariah perspective
  • The basis for these assets and currencies to be Shariah compliant 
  • Are some Shariah compliant today? 
  • What would need to be amended to make certain new asset classes Shariah compliment (such as gold backed cryptocurrency etc)? 
  • To cover assets such as Cryptocurrency, Metaverse Real Estate and NFTs
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Wrap up

October 6, 5:05 AM - 5:50 AM (GMT-4)

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