Mr Mathias Katamba, the chairperson of UBA.

The Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) has put digital transformation at the top of the agenda at this year’s bankers’ conference scheduled for July 26 and July 27.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Mr Mathias Katamba, the chairperson of UBA, said the virtual conference will be held under the theme, “Bend But Don’t Break: How the Financial Sector can thrive in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

“The fourth industrial revolution continues to drive improvements in industry practices and processes with research and innovation. The Uganda Bankers Conference will be a great platform for us to explain how data centres take centre stage in the 4IR,” Mr Katamba, who is also the Managing Director of dfcu Bank, said.

He added that the output from the conference is expected to include forward looking insights that will inform current and future industry decisions on deployment of technology and the much needed collaboration.

The sub-themes that will be discussed include; emerging trends /developments and future outlook in the payments space, confronting fraud and cyber security risks, redefining financial inclusion and deepening access to financial services.

“Ugandan Banking & financial services sector is going through a digital transformation to leverage technology for better customer satisfaction,” Mr Katamba said.

The Bankers’ Conference is a key activity in the UBA’s annual calendar that brings together regulators, practitioners and various industry experts from domestic, regional, international, and national spheres involved in delivering financial/banking services.

Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Ngugi Njoroge will be the keynote speaker at the conference.

Other speakers include; the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Vincent Bagiire and the Mastercard Division President in Sub Saharan Africa Mr. Raghav Prasad.