2ND - 4TH JULY 2002  (Organised By Intermarc Consulting)


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Synopsis of Key Speakers

Facilitator: Dr. Evans Woherem
Chairman, SmartCard society of Nigeria

He has developed an international reputation as an authority on strategic planning (especially for IT systems), business process modeling and re-engineering and quality management systems development and implementation.

In the banking sector, apart from the management of It function, he has gained valuable experience as Group Head in the areas of banking operations, strategic planning, financial control and general administration. He was General Manager (IT) at FSB International Bank and is now the Executive Director (IT) at First Bank of Nigeria Plc.

Adedotun Sulaiman

Adedotun Obtained a First Class Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1975 and qualified as a Chartered accountant in 1981. He also attended Harvard Business School for Programme Management Development Workshop Seminar in 1980.

Having joined what was then known as Arthur Anderson & Co. in 1978, Adedotun has over 23 years professional experience with the firm. During this time, he has been involved as the engagement partner on several transformational engagements. Recently, he has led teams involved in key technology-led payment initiatives in the country.

He is currently the Country Managing Director of Accenture in Nigeria.

Christopher Everitt

He is the Regional Manager for Africa at CR2 (formerly Interlink Technologies). Chris has travelled all over Africa and has been involved in implementing ATM solutions in Namibia, Kenya, Ghana, Southern Africa, Senegal, etc. He also has extensive knowledge about the Nigerian market and its requirements in terms of deploying appropriate solutions for self-service channels.

Graham Bendell

He is the diminutive personality at the helm of affairs at the Smart Card Society of Southern Africa. He has up-to-date and precise knowledge on developments in the Smartcard arena all over the world.

Graham was at the Smart Card Expo in Nigeria last year (2001) and after his presentation, there was unanimous request by the audience that he make another presentation the next day. He is highly interested in Nigeria and was the central figure responsible for the setting up of the Smart Card Society of Nigeria.

Neline Swanepoel

After more than 20 years in the health sector, having also spent 3 years with a Medical Aid Fund, Neline decided to make a bold career move into the financial field and joined ABSA almost 5 years ago.

She is Process Support Manager and second in charge of the Self Service Channel (ATM Network) of ABSA, which is one of the big four banks in South Africa. She is in particular responsible for strategy development and implementation.

Neline also represented the ABSA Self-Service Channel (SSC) on a number of conferences and delivered papers on SSC services and ATM Strategy.

Dorothy Higinsson

Dorothy is a director of the Smart Card Club of the United Kingdom where she oversees the operations of the club. She has travelled all over the world propagating the idea and benefits of smart cards wherever she has been.

She is keenly interested in developments in Nigeria and was instrumental in the setting up of the Smart Card Society of Nigeria.

Peter Masawa

He is currently redeployed as the Group Head responsible for consumer banking at Standard Chartered Bank in Nigeria.

Peter Masawa has extensive experience with Smart cards and ATMs having previously worked for his bank in Kenya and Ghana, where the systems have been successfully implemented

See Also: List of Panelists, CEO Visionary summit


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