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IDC financial services congress showcases latest digital transformation trends

International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted the Middle East edition of its IDC Financial Services Congress 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre. The exclusive event brought together more than 120 industry leaders and experts to explore the adoption and utilization of digital technologies in the region’s rapidly evolving banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector.

Hosted under the theme ‘The Adoption and Utilization of All Things Digital’, the IDC Financial Services Congress 2023 featured keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions on a variety of critical topics, including open banking, cloud management, AI/ML integration and industrialization, digital core systems, innovation excellence, cybersecurity risk typologies, frictionless banking, financial wellbeing, financial inclusion, employee empowerment, digital trust, and customer consent.

Cyrus Daruwala, managing director of IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific, presented the event’s opening keynote, ‘Simplification in an Age of Complexity’, explaining how digital transformation and the adoption of a new organizational mindset will be key to enabling financial institutions to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

“Traditional financial institutions are facing fierce competition from digital banks and insurers that leverage data to deliver innovative products and services,” said Daruwala. “To overcome these challenges, institutions must foster an organizational culture that prioritizes trust, resiliency, transparency, sustainability, productivity, and efficiency for the digital-first BFSI organization.”

A major highlight of the IDC Financial Services Congress 2023 was a session titled ‘Hacking a Billion Dollar Bank’, presented by renowned ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson. Drawing on his unique perspectives on cybersecurity, he led the audience through the life of an underground hacker who compromises a large bank. Using a live demonstration, he showed how hackers profile companies, identify their weak spots, and ultimately break in to steal sensitive information. IDC

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