Sponsors of 3rd Africa Bank 4.0 Summit

Official Payments Innovation Partner


GPayments is a company focused on payment authentication solutions for online transactions.

We exist to secure the payment ecosystem end-to-end for financial institutions (issuers and acquirers), service providers, merchants and cardholders.

With over 20 years of experience in technology development, we have positioned ourselves as a leader in secure electronic commerce authentication. We provide a complete range of integrated authentication products based on the 3D Secure protocol, and Verified by Visa / Visa Secure, Mastercard SecureCode / IdentityCheck, JCB J/Secure, American Express SafeKey and Diners International / Discover ProtectBuy, which also comply with regulations, such as SCA under PSD2. UnionPay 3-D Secure support by the end of this year.

Our first 3D Secure products were based on 3DS v1.0.2 and today they are undergoing continual development and certification with the 3DS2+ versions as they are published by EMVCo.

Our solutions not only streamline your business’s authentication activities but also decrease cart abandonment rates, with 3DS2 frictionless flow, reduce credit card fraud and eliminate chargebacks, via liability shift.

Our advanced solutions are competitively priced, allow for multiplatform support, have user-friendly administration interfaces, are supported by extensive online help documentation, and are simple and easy to implement.

Gold Sponsor


SmartMessage is a software technology company specialized in marketing. SmartMessage serves more than 2000 clients all around the world, helping them engage with their audiences better via state-of-art omnichannel campaign& consent management and marketing automation capabilities. The company has a significant market penetration in finance & banking industry in Turkey and the Middle East.

SmartMessage has strong partnership relations with leading companies in technology and telecommunications. The company is a highly recognized Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP).

SmartMessage is both honored and humbled by the awards and recognitions that have been received from industry, business, and community leaders. Deloitte recognized SmartMessage as one of the fastest-growing technology brands in Turkey and EMEA. The company won European Business Awards three times for its business excellence. Also, Microsoft selected SmartMessage as The Country Partner of the Year in 2015.

SmartMessage provides a single, integrated omnichannel marketing and customer experience platform for marketing and technology teams to deliver enterprise-scale customer experiences across channels and devices in real-time. The brand helps clients create seamless experiences to increase customer satisfaction. SmartMessage serves leading enterprises in many different industries, including finance & banking, insurance, energy, and retail.

SmartMessage was selected as the ‘Business Applications Producer of the Year’ by Turkey’s Pioneer IT Research

Bilisim500 which highlights the top IT companies of Turkey is the most prestigious research with a history over 25 years. Every year, the most successful companies are awarded based on their commercial and business success. This year, SmartMessage won the award for ‘Business Applications Producer of the Year’ for its excellence in satisfying clients with products and services that lead the way to better engagement with their audiences.

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Freshworks provides innovative customer engagement software for businesses of all sizes, making it easy for teams to acquire, close, and keep their customers for life. Freshworks SaaS products provide a 360 degree view of the customer, are ready to go, easy to use and offer quick return on investment. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Freshworks’ 3,000+ team members work in offices throughout the world.

Website: www.freshworks.com

Associate Sponsor

Eclectics International

Eclectics International is an ICT firm in the Financial Services Industry offering digital financial solutions across 25 countries in Africa. Our solutions are accessible and impacting over 200 million customers across the region. Established over 10 years ago and with our Head Office in Nairobi, Kenya; we have an established specialised technical team of over 207 youthful employees spread across different departments and divisions within the company. Eclectics International is a known force in the provision of ICT Solutions within the financial sector, NGO’s and public sector with over 200 financial institution using our solutions and professional services across different markets in Africa. Our solution offering cuts across the following:

  • Mobile Banking / Wallet & USSD
  • Agency Banking
  • Internet Banking
  • eConnect ESB Middleware – for integrations
  • Payment Aggregation Services
  • MFI Banking Solutions
  • Information Security Audits
  • Microsoft Solutions (CRM. ERP, Azure, Licensing)
  • Oracle Products and Licensing
  • RedHat Products and Licensing
  • Leasing and Asset Finance
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Agritech Solutions
  • ICT Consultancy Services

You can look us up on https://eclectics.io/ as well as reach out to us on talktous@eclectics.io and sales@eclectics.io

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FinTech Partner


FinnAfrica is a dream of two emerging markets retail bankers, Abhinav Nehra and Raj Singh with more than 50 years of experience between them, having built some of the largest and most successful retail banks in India and Africa. We believe that retail banking is at the cusp of disruption and are passionate about deepening financial inclusion and bringing banking to the masses in Africa. At FinnAfrica, we believe that every African has the right to financial access. We are driven by the fundamental trust in people of Africa. Powered by A.I. and Machine Learning our aim is to facilitate the growth of a modern financial services infrastructure in Africa. Our challenger bank “OneAfrica”, with a super app provides convenience beyond banking . A cheaper, faster way to integrate your entire financial and non-financial needs all on one virtual platform! All you need is a smartphone to avail of an instant loan without any credit history.

We also provide and support the transformation journey for incumbent banks in Africa. We deliver on the ground with expertise ranging from strategy, decision design and execution, digital transformation, business, operation and technology transformation and project management. The results of which we guarantee will reflect on your balance sheet. www.finnafrica.com ;nehrabhinav@gmail.com

Cryptocurrency Partner


Luno is a leading global cryptocurrency company on a mission to upgrade the world to a better financial system. 

Co-founded by CEO Marcus Swanepoel and CTO Timothy Stranex, Luno launched in 2013 and has built a team of nearly 400 with its headquarters in London with regional hubs in Singapore and Cape Town. With over 7 million customers spanning in over 40 countries, Luno’s products and services make it safe and easy to buy, sell, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Luno has been backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Balderton Capital, RMI, Naspers and Venturra, before recently having been acquired by Digital Currency Group (DCG).

Find out more here: https://www.luno.com

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Supporting Partner


A global company

Findexable is a real-time fintech data company established to reinvent fintech research by tracking fintech activity globally – by using real time, automated data-gathering techniques and a proprietary algorithm to track, rank and benchmark the fintech ecosystem worldwide.

A global Index

The Global Fintech Index (GFI) by Findexable is the first real-time ranking of all cities worldwide where there is a cluster or communities of fintech organisations. The GFI provides a dynamic comparison and benchmarking between cities, regions, countries and fintech companies. It is objective and unmoderated: the rankings are determined and updated using our proprietary algorithm. It is digital and real-time, using open data & data sharing to create a continuously updated index.

A global mission

Findexable and the GFI are designed to highlight opportunities and drive transparency across the ecosystem. By benchmarking fintech development across different regions worldwide, we are on a mission to help innovators, financial institutions, government and investors understand how innovation is evolving, where to invest, and what it takes to build a thriving, progressive fintech ecosystem.

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Supporting Association


Built since 2016 and created in October 2019, we are the Mozambique Fintech Association – FINTECH.MZ made up of companies and professionals who, directly or indirectly, develop technological activities in the financial and insurance sector, with particular focus on Digital Financial Services.

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Digital Frontiers

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) prepares tomorrow’s leaders for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a fast-changing world. Through online executive education courses, targeted research, and its growing league of industry professionals, DFI builds capabilities with the view to bridge human capacity gaps that exist, especially in developing markets.

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Digital Financial Practitioners Association of Zimbabwe

Digital Financial Practitioners Association of Zimbabwe (DFPAZ) is an Association of Professionals in Digital Finance. Formed in 2019, from the Digital Frontiers Institute alumni and Zimbabwe Community of Practice, our aim is to synergize the various skills acquired in practice, research and study and contribute to the progressive evolution and development of Digital Financial Services.

Website : https://dfpaz.co.zw/

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Media Partners


Financial IT is a digital platform for multimedia and editorial content, rankings and overviews of major industry events. Financial IT magazine is published throughout the year in digital form. Financial IT magazine is available in print form at major trade events through our media partnerships.

We believe that our competitive edge comes from our established relationships with financial IT companies and institutions, the breadth of the solutions described and the quality of content. Financial IT provides a detailed map of the everchanging space where the IT provider sector meets the broadly defined financial services sector.

Find Biometrics

FindBiometrics is your leading industry resource for all information on biometrics identification and identity verification systems and solutions. We have the latest daily news from the global biometric and identity management business community, a comprehensive vendor list, informative articles, interviews with industry leaders, exclusive videos, links to biometric associations and a calendar of the most important current industry news events and conferences. For more than a decade we have brought you the top industry news, answering all of your questions, and have remained an integral player in the biometrics community. Now, here in the industry’s most rapid growth period, we are here to keep you more connected, knowledgeable, and up-to-date on the latest identity management news than ever before.

Mobile ID World

Mobile ID World is here to bring you the latest on mobile authentication solutions and application providers. Our company is dedicated to providing users with the best content and cutting edge information on technology, news, and mobile solutions for your mobile identity management needs.

From the same minds that brought you FindBiometrics, Mobile ID World is committed to bringing you the best information, in a quick, contextual, and comprehensive way. Mobile ID World is your authorized go-to source for everything in strong mobile authentication. This includes: M2M, NFC, access control, biometrics enabled smartphones and anything that promises to make life more convenient and secure.

The Fintech Times

Established in 2016, The Fintech Times is a global multimedia news outlet centred around our print newspaper the first and only dedicated Fintech newspaper.

 Chronicling the latest developments in cutting-edge financial technologies including Payments Innovation, RegTech, Banking Transformation, AI, Cryptocurrencies, WealthTech, Cybersecurity, Insurtech and many more.

Fintech needs an authoritative voice that gives the industry exposure and integrity.

We have been building that voice over the years together with the main players in finance, international thought leaders and global Fintech firms, with the support of our 75,000+ unique online readers per month and over 150,000+ copies of the print & digital newspaper circulated around the world. 

Our mission is clear and simple – to make Fintech understood and celebrated.

For more information about The Fintech Times, please visit: https://www.thefintechtimes.com/  

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The Fintech Power 50

The Fintech Power 50 is the annual guide to the most influential, innovative, and powerful figures in the Fintech industry. Shining a spotlight on those who are transforming financial services for the better, It serves as the go-to hub for fintechs and provides an exclusive accelerator programme designed to support a company’s global growth, including PR amplification and increased brand awareness, business development, talent acquisition, and business investment.

For more information about the Fintech Power 50, please visit: https://www.thepower50.com/

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Digital Banker Africa

Digital Banker Africa is the premier, magazine and website that is trusted by influencers for its comprehensive coverage and analysis of in-depth coverage and critically aware analysis of financial technology across Africa.

Digital Banker Africa website and magazine keeps readers abreast on the latest developments and trends across the digital banking sector but also with regular updates via social media including newsletters.

The editorial team working with some of the most influential and enterprising private organisations in Africa together with our distinguished contributors tackle the most complex and pressing issues that have a positive and negative influence.

Bringing you the biggest stories with in depth analysis of the latest developments including, market movements as well as leading profiles and interviews with Africa’s leading entrepreneurs. The result is a targeted, topical coverage that addresses all the digital banking

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Regtech Africa

Regtech Africa, is an emergent digital tech media platform (www.regtechafrica.com) with a niche information ecosystem/service hub that provides unparallel insights into enterprise innovative regulatory and financial technology trends in Africa and beyond to the most discerning professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers.

We are on a unique mission to enhance regulatory and financial standards, promote innovative excellence and create realizable value; thereby changing the narratives on the application and impacts of regulations on new, disruptive and innovative technologies in Africa and beyond.

We achieve this through, industry focused Thought Leadership series, ecosystem driven Collaboration, data driven Content Creation & Distribution and risk-based Research & Development services on RegTech Initiatives across Africa.

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Africa.com is the leading digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, and travel information related to the continent.


iAfrica, a division of Africa.com Media Group and online for more than 15 years, publishes the latest news and most interesting stories for South Africans.

Africa Capital Digest

Africa Capital Digest is the leading source of original and curated digital content, comment and opinion for global private capital investors and their advisors who are sourcing, evaluating and executing private equity, infrastructure and venture capital transactions in Africa.

Whether you are looking for ideas for new deals, leads for people or companies to be potential partners, expert market perspective from leading investors and market practitioners or just need to keep abreast of the most important private capital trends and developments on the continent, Africa Capital Digest provides you with the most focused, in-depth information to help you monitor and assess the private capital investment opportunities Africa offers.

Attend our webcasts and events, listen to our podcast discussions with the continent’s leading investment professionals and read the weekly digest to keep up-to-date on the deal and fundraising activity on the continent.

Visit africacapitaldigest.com or email Allan Cunningham at acunningham@africacapitaldigest.com to find out more.


CryptoNewsZ is a News Publication that brings the latest news on cryptocurrencies, blockchain, ICOs, crypto exchanges, DApps, price analysis of cryptocurrencies, interviews and other prominent events for the crypto community.

We aim to evolve the crypto world and help people understand each and every concept. Ours is a commercial website providing exclusive news and information with an extensive reach of users across the globe.

Social Media Portal (SMP) 

The Social Media Portal (SMP) is a global news and information directory.
Showcasing social media and related technology its free resources benefits academics, analysts, advertisers, businesses, marketers, PRs, researchers etc.

Add your apps, blogs, press releases, campaigns, research, events and more for free. Keep up-to-date @smponline.


Elemental is a communications consultancy that simplifies global communications between brands and all of its stakeholders.
Elemental is a proven global content marketing, media relations, PR and social media specialist – integrating data, creativity and marketing.

Learn more at Elemental and @elementalcomms for how we can sustain relevant visibility for your brand.

Past Sponsors and Partners

Lead Sponsor


Mastercard Data & Services encompasses Mastercard’s offerings beyond the transaction. Our experts help organizations make data-driven decisions, manage change, engage consumers and deliver great experiences. We propel our customers forward with capabilities ranging from analytics and consulting to loyalty services. Future-proof your business with our battle-tested analytics, data insights, data management and platform technology—all integrated with world class consulting services.

Mastercard Data & Services provides global coverage and local relevance in diverse industries, with a proven track record spanning 2,500+ customers in 50+ countries. We deliver the expertise your business demands, in payments and beyond, from artificial intelligence to customer lifecycle management to proprietary analytic platforms. From rewards and cardholder services to marketing and innovation, we transform the customer experience.

Built on a global technology network and deep expertise, our services help you attract consumers, engage across channels and measure performance. We help you stay ahead, managing the execution of high impact campaigns and driving the customer journey forward.

Website : https://www.mastercardservices.com/en

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Official Open-Source Hybrid Cloud Sponsor


We revolutionized the operating system with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. Now, we have a broad portfolio, including hybrid cloud infrastructure, middleware, agile integration, cloud-native application development, and management and automation solutions. Red Hat delivers hardened, open source solutions that make it easier for enterprises to work across platforms and environments, from the core datacenter to the network edge. By operating transparently and responsibly, we continue to be a catalyst in open source communities, helping you build flexible, powerful IT infrastructure solutions.

Website : https://www.redhat.com/

Africa FinTech Network

Africa FinTech Network (AFN) is a platform that unites Africa FinTech leaders, organizations and stakeholders through their country associations by creating an ecosystem that stimulates information exchange, ideation and the support and promotion of innovative technologies within the financial services sector across Africa and beyond. The network also serves as a platform for advocacy and coordinated regulatory interactions.

The network was inaugurated in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday 4th December 2018 during the first Africa FinTech Festival by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the President of Africa Development Bank. The formal launch took place in Marrakesh, Morocco on 24th March 2019 as part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of Ministers of Finance & Economic Planning.

Africa FinTech Network is comprised of self-regulating national FinTech associations of member African nations, with the mandate to coordinate FinTech activities through a broad-spectrum approach for collaboration, engagement and partnership among African FinTech hubs and national FinTech associations. There are currently 33 member countries across the continent, with national FinTech associations making up the core membership and strategic partners enlisted as participants.

Gold Sponsor

CompuLynx Limited

CompuLynx Limited (www.compulynx.com ) is a 27-year-old Global Systems Integrator having its head offices in Nairobi, Kenya and also have operations in Uganda, Tanzania and UAE. We have over 400 customers in over 35 countries across 5 continents managed by a team of over 160+ highly energetic professionals, operating from various offices across the globe. We have a proven track record of having successfully deployed cutting edge business solutions in various industries namely, Retail, BFSI, Education, NGO and Government through our two very distinct technology practices which is Retail and Digital Identity.

We are known for our continued innovation in all the industries that we operate in, which has helped our customers improve efficiency, Security, Customer satisfaction and profitability in their businesses. We partner with leading firms like Entrust www.entrust.com to provide Customer Experience solutions for trusted financial card issuance.

Some of our previous/current customer projects in the Banking Sector are :

  • Equity Bank Group – Bio Verification and Authentication System for Internal Staff and for Customer eKYC.
  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) – Bio Verification and Authentication System for Internal Staff and for Customer eKYC.
  • Post Bank Uganda (PBU) – Agency Banking, OTC verification and authentication System, Instant Card Issuance Solution.
  • National Bank of Kenya – Performance Testing
  • I&M Bank, SBM bank, Post bank, Barclays Bank, Cooperative Bank, NBC Tanzania – Instant Card Issuance Solution
  • Orient Bank Uganda, CRDB Tanzania, NMB Tanzania  – Central Card Issuance Solution
  • Prime Bank, Victoria Commercial Bank, Access Bank – iTax Solutions

Website: www.compulynx.com

Silver Sponsor


One Platform. Connected customer communications that helps businesses build exceptional experiences, globally, at scale

Infobip is a global cloud communications platform that enables businesses to build connected customer experiences across all stages of the customer journey at scale, with easy and contextualized interactions over customers’ preferred channels.

Accessed through a single platform, Infobip’s omnichannel engagement, identity, user authentication security and contact center solutions help clients and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications, grow their business and increase loyalty– all in a fast, secure and reliable way.

With over a decade of industry experience, Infobip has expanded to include 65+ offices on six continents offering natively built technology with the capacity to reach over seven billion mobile devices and ‘things’ in 190+ countries connected to over 800 telecom networks.

The company serves and partners with leading mobile operators, messaging apps, banks, social networks, tech companies, and aggregators.

We are the catalyst for the business success of our partners; we provide them with the tools to create value for their customers anywhere, anytime and on their preferred channels.

Our mission

To provide accessible,safe, innovative communication and customer support solutions to our partners in various industries and geographies, enabling them to grow, innovate, and better their communities.

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KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 35 000 customers worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by training users to better manage the urgent problems of social engineering, spear phishing and ransomware attacks.

Thousands of organizations trust KnowBe4 to mobilize their end-users as the last line of corporate IT defence. KnowBe4 provides an affordable, easy-to-use GRC tool that helps organizations cut down audit time and manage their compliance and risk projects faster than ever.

With the acquisition of Popcorn Training in 2018, KnowBe4 Africa continues to develop locally relevant content for African audiences.

Website: https://www.knowbe4.com/

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Associate Sponsor

Axletree Solutions

Axletree Solutions delivers mission-critical services across the financial transaction ecosystem for financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. We understand the unique challenges banks and corporates face while optimizing their financial connectivity and payment processes, and help them remain agile in rapidly evolving landscape by combining best practices with future-ready solutions. Founded in 2001 in the United States, Axletree’s purpose is to deliver peace of mind through innovative technology and an unrivaled client experience.

Website: https://axletrees.com/

Startup Partner

Chipper Cash

Chipper Cash was founded in 2018 by Ham Serunjogi and Maijid Moujaled, with the aim to “chip away” at the problem of inaccessible financial services, a high population of “unbanked” consumers, reliance on cash for daily commerce and the difficulty of cross-border transactions. Ham and Maijid met while attending university in the United States, and saw that the simple American financial services they enjoyed were just not available in their home countries.
Today, Chipper Cash is connecting Africa one transaction at a time with an easy-to-use mobile app that makes money transfers fast, secure and free. Whether it’s sending money home to support your family, running a cross-border business or paying local expenses, Chipper Cash saves time, saves money, and opens up new opportunities for Africans all over the world. With headquarters in San Francisco and offices across Africa, Chipper Cash is making the lives of Africans better in a small way every day by delivering fair financial services across the continent.
For more information, please visit our website: www.chippercash.com

Supporting Institute


The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the leading global professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, we have a global community of circa 44,000 members in over 100 countries and last year more than 40,000 CISI exams were sat in 81 countries, 15,000 taken outside the UK.

ArabNet is a leading events, insights and innovation programs focused on tech business and innovation in the MENA region.

We organize major conferences for the tech sector in Dubai, Riyadh, Kuwait and Beirut; publish news and analysis of the sector in our online news portal and produce original research and reports focused on the sector; and organize custom-tailored innovation programs for corporates and governments.

Website: https://www.arabnet.me/english/

Supporting Association

Fintech Association of Nigeria

FinTech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR), the premier national Fintech Association in Africa, a self-regulatory, not-for-profit and non-political organisation incorporated in Nigeria by the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC, founding member of Africa Fintech Network (a conglomerate of 32 national fintech associations in Africa) and a member of the global body Global Fintech Hubs Federation (a federation of 89 national fintech associations across the globe).

With the vision to make Nigeria one of the world’s leading markets for FinTech Innovation and Investment and the mission to foster an ecosystem that supports all stakeholders to achieve a thriving and growing Nigerian FinTech industry, the Association is governed by a Board of Trustees and a Governing Council both comprising of professionals of impeccable character.

The objectives are to: ACCELERATE fintech growth and impacts, CONNECT fintech stakeholders within and outside Nigeria and ADVOCATE for progressive regulatory reforms, regulatory supports, right investment and enabling innovation environment. The one hundred and sixty-five (165) corporate and fifty (50) professional members cut across eighteen sectors of the economy including Banking, Fintechs, Incubation and Acceleration, ICT, Investment, Consulting, Insurance, Education, Blockchain, Legal Practice, Digital Lending, etc.

Further information can be obtained on the website of the Association and our social media handles:

Website : https://fintechng.org/

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