First Financial Technologies and Blockchain Forum was held by the Azerbaijan Banks Association in Azerbaijan

On 17-18 May, 2018 “New Trends in Financial Technologies: Blokchain, Cryptocurrency and  Security forum was held by Azerbaijan Banks Association.

Opening speech was made by President of the ABA Zakir Nuriyev; First-deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan Alim Guliyev, Chief Executive Director of the Financial Markets Supervisory Authority of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ibrahim Alishov, Executive Director of the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vusal Gasimli and representative of the Ministry of the Taxes.

Speakers of Forum:

KPMG, Moscow office- Nikolay Legkodimov

European Banking Federation- Policy Adviser in Financial Markets and Blockchain team leader, Daniele De Gennaro;

Founder at Bitcoin Embassy Georgia- Alex Sudadze

SWIFT, Moscow office- Account Director – Banking Market Russia, CIS & Mongolia Pavel Prokudin;

Managing director of Russia and CIS countries of eToro – Georgiy Verbechkiy,

Operations Director of Emerging Business & Architecture, and one of blockchain leads- Boris Spremo

Yapı Kredi Technology-Head of Research and Development and Special Projects , Sechil Arslan;

Garanti Bank Turkey- Digital Banking Security Manager, Mehmet Izzet and other experts.

VeriPark- Chief Customer Representative,Gorkem Gokche;

Interbank Card Center (BKM)- Chief Information Security Officer (CISO),Bulent Mushlu;

Cisco Systems Inc -Cyber security expert, Meiram Burataev;

Prima Consulting Company-   CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT5 Assessor, IT Governance & Information Security Partner, Ilgar Aliyev;

Independent IT Security and Audit expert-Kanan Aliyev;

KPMG -Senior Manager (Information Risk Management), Andrei Drozdov

ZiraatBank Turkey- Fraud Management Officer, Mehmet Ali Chitpis;

Azerconnect LLC – Ashraf Hasanov;

Microsoft MDB- Gachay Mirzayev and Rasim Badalbayli

The purpose of forum was  discussing new and upcoming trends in financial technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrency and also security issues arising with the onrush of such technologies and contributing to the comprehensive awareness of the relevant stakeholders about them and facilitate to the formation of longer vision and current application of the technologies by financial institutions and other companies.

Academics in Finance and Economics, leading representatives of regulatory and supervisory authorities, top management of commercial banks, leading of business and public organizations, representatives of  international financial institutions and foreign embassies in Azerbaijan participated in forum.

Forum was focused on   Blokchain and Cryptocurrency; Trends of EU and USA, – new opportunities or new risks, advantages of SWIFT and Blockchain, A.I. applications in banking, classification and protection of data, analysis of the business impact at banks and other organizations, mobile wallet, impacts of the GDRP regulations of the EU, COBIT5 framework as internal audit standard of Industry 4.0 , Security of digitalization, ATM and payment card security and international experience.

You can get the event bulletin,  presentations, and the video of the forum via the links below.

Bulletin of the Forum

Please find the link below for presentations.

May 17,2018

  1. Nikolay Lekqodimov
  2. Daniele De Gennaro
  3. Alex Sudadze
  4. Pavel Prokudin
  5. Boris Spremo
  6. Secil Arslan
  7. Mehmet Izzet Hacilalioglu
  8. Gorkem Gokce

May 18, 2018

  1. Bulent Muslu
  2. Meiram Burataev
  3. Ilgar Aliev
  4. Kanan Aliev
  5. Andrei Drozdov
  6. Pavel Prokudin
  7. Mehmet Ali Citpis
  8. Ashraf Hasanov
  9. Gachay Mirzayev and Rasim Badalbayli