May 19, 2020

Dublin Tech Summit to give away €200k of free tickets to women working in technology

Women in technology
Dublin Tech Summit
Noelle O’Reilly
Cindy Gallop
Real GDPR
2 min
Dublin Tech Summit to give away €200k of free tickets to women working in technology

The gender imbalance within the tech industry is a continued challenge to overcome and, in an effort to effect change, Dublin Tech Summit has announced that 500 complimentary tickets worth €200,000 will be made available to women working in tech, anywhere in the world. The two day event which has just sold out its tier three round of tickets, takes place in the CCD on 15 & 16 February 2017.

Keen to showcase the benefits of gender diversity especially across sectors such as IoT, FinTech, Big Data & Analytics and MedTech, DTS aims to play host to as many women in technology as possible, both on and off stage, encouraging lively discussion and holistic perspectives at all times.

With a focus on fostering lasting relationships and cultivating an intimate experience for each participant, the two day conference will see powerful and inspiring women such as the following address their business challenges and offer a unique viewpoint.

COO of Dublin Tech Summit, Noelle O’Reilly commented: “The average percentage of women working in the tech industry is 30 percent, with that percentage decreasing significantly as they rise through the ranks. Furthermore, only about seven percent of investor money goes to women-led startups. Here at DTS, our team has a gender split of 50/50. We do this not only in the interest of fostering diversity but also because it is proven that team like this outperform male dominated teams across the board. The creativity and enthusiasm when you bring a mixed group together is unrivalled. I can't wait to be inspired by female thought leader from across the globe in February and also, welcoming other women in technology to our event. Together, let’s do our bit, however small it may be, to change the ratio.”

Echoing her commitment, TED Talk sensation, Cindy Gallop added: “Women in tech - grab one of these tickets, show up at Dublin Tech Summit bringing your uniquely innovative perspectives and views (and startups that need to get funded), and help prove that gender-equal tech conference environments spark better ideas, amazing conversations, productive collaborations and many more disruptive, world-changing, money-making ventures."

These complimentary tickets are now available to all women working within the tech industry and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. To find out if you are eligible, visit dublintechsummit.com/women

For more general information visit dublintechsummit.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Share article

May 11, 2021

Mambu and the UAE’s digital banking journey

Banque Saudi Fransi
Mambu
Joanna England
3 min
Mambu and the UAE’s digital banking journey
Miljan Stamenkovic, Mambu’s General Manager for MENA, talks technology and digital transformation...

Miljan Stamenkovic enjoys the dynamic and constantly evolving world of fintech banking. In his current role as General Manager for MENA for Mambu, Stamenkovic sees opportunity in abundance. 

“When I joined Mambu with my team in 2019, we came with the fintech, entrepreneurial mindset and DNA to build and grow Mambu’s business in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Before 2019, the region used to remind me of a desert, at least in terms of cloud service providers and cloud adoption. But this past year has been a wave of progress.” In November 2020, Mambu opened a new office in Abu Dhabi Global Market, as the region has quickly become a key market for Mambu.

He explains, “There are data protection laws. There are cybersecurity regulations and most importantly, a variety of major tier one cloud service providers that are available. But what particularly excites me here at Mambu is the opportunity to rethink business models together with our clients and really bring them to life. This is where I saw a great fit with Mambu and its composable philosophy.”

Creating a neobank and challenger bank ecosystem has been his ultimate goal. “In my opinion, this actually creates a unique opportunity to partner with some of the best fintechs in the region and build the region’s first and true challenger and neobanks.”

Stamenkovic credits Mambu’s partnership with Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) for the success that has driven the bank forward in the region. “When I think about all the challenger and neobanks that have grown massively over the past decade,there is one common denominator for all these new initiatives. I would say they really operate like a tech company rather than a bank. - BSF is leading this approach in Saudi Arabia.”

He continues, “This brings a competitive advantage for tech companies. These platforms are each managed individually but can be swapped in and out. And when put together, they actually form the backbone of a company's technology capability. This is why tech companies and banks like BSF actually can get products to the market a hundred times faster than their more incumbent peers.”

The implementation, he stresses, is an evolving process, where each component is trialled and checked and swapped in and out according to its effectiveness. But it’s down to the dynamism of the team on the project to initiate these changes. “As critical as technology is to digital transformation, the DNA of people working on these initiatives is the key to success. At BSF they have a true startup and entrepreneurial mentality.”

He explains that Mambu is helping BSF deliver an entire new banking experience while providing soft core banking services hosted, in this case in Saudi Arabia. “Mambu sits at the heart of BSF's new challenger bank and its technology stack. So, this actually enables BSF to take an entirely cloud native approach, having Mambu at the centre of its ‘Digital Engine’.”

Stamenkovic points out, “Mambu enables banking like a modern tech company. Banks used to be built to last, but today they need to be built to change. And that's what we're enabling here.” 

Share article