Sandy Om’niabos being interviewed on the Red Carpet

The Convexity team attended the Interswitch Group Techconnect 3.0 in Abuja, with the theme “Adapting, Scaling and Advancing with Fintech”. Industry professionals across industry verticals in Fintech, Banking, Legal and Blockchain were present.

R-L: Uyoyo Ogedegbe; Olayinka Omoniyi; Abel Goji; Sandy Om’niabos

Mr Thomas Ezeh CPM SMP MBA Green Belt, the Regional head, Northern Business Interswitch group gave the keynote speech and stated “Financial inclusion is not possible without digital inclusion and learning from history, technology has grown across the country and Nigeria is reportedly ranked number 11 in internet penetration across Africa. Mr Thomas echoed that from a personal standpoint, financial inclusion is either cash or internet banking transaction.

Financial infrastructure is growing and it’s evident by the success of platforms such as Opay, Moniepoint, Mpesa and others. He stated that encouraging innovation and scalability will require friendly and incentivizing policies and added benefits of staying. And the Central Bank of Nigeria needs to be commended for tremendous policy and regulatory changes in the financial sectors.


Suzan Fasipe during her presentation on Fraud risk management

Suzan Fasipe, the Head Retail Payments Interswitch Group gave us insights on the Fraud Risk Management and something of note for all organizations is that “Trust is not Internal control – ‘I trust my colleague, I trust my colleague’ is not internal control”.

She highlighted that good risk management is building a trust framework to safeguard the interest of your customers and being in the good books of regulators.

L-R: Suzan Fasipe; Kabiru Shittu; Anuli Ginika Ijomah; Abdulrasheed Hassan; Engr. Elijah Olanrewaju; Abiodun Adebisi; Micheal Obinyan;


A panel session discussed “Microfinance Banking Disruption: Exploring the Future and Possibilities of Neo banking” and the session was moderated by Suzan Fasipe. Below are some key takeaways:

Trap Value Gap: if the rate at which technology is moving outside your organization is wider than the rate at which technology is growing in your organization, there is an end in sight and vice versa.

L-R: Ayo Tanimowo; Olayinka Omoniyi; Suzan Fasipe; Sandy Om’niabos; Abel Goji

The Convexity team had productive discussions with professionals from the financial industry, sharing the pivotal role of blockchain technology in advancing and providing essential support for the future of financial infrastructure. We explored how financial infrastructure is reshaping the banking sector. 

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