Quantum Computing in Finance Conference

Register Now – Quantum Computing in Finance Conference

22-24 January 2024 | Venue: ADGM, Abu Dhabi

Quantum Computing is the new disrupting technology, on a journey that will potentially force us to revise all our computational systems, from data encryption to machine learning algorithms to optimisation and simulation. While such a full-scale disruption is a long-term view, several success stories have recently shown that some computations can only be performed using quantum computers, as their classical counterparts quickly run out of memory.

Finance, and in particular quantitative finance, relies on computational power at all levels including the safeguarding of customer privacy, computing risk measures for compliance purposes, portfolio optimisation, derivatives pricing and hedging. It is therefore natural that the impact of quantum computing in finance has become a central question when looking at the future of finance.

This conference will bring together leading experts from finance, quantum technology and academia with the aim of clarifying the current state of quantum computing and to outline the short, medium and long-term prospects of this new tool for the financial industry.

ADIA Lab, Imperial College London, Nanyang Technological University and ADGM Academy Research Centre are proud to partner together for this conference to establish a new technological path for the future of quantum computing in finance, from theory to practice.

Register now. We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Agenda

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11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

MC Opening + Introductory Video

Rauda Al Dhaheri - Manager of Research and Development, ADGM Academy Research Centre

11:05 AM - 11:10 AM


Hamad Al Mazrouei - Chairman of ADGM Academy

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Research Centre Welcome

Peter Ware - Head of ADGM Academy Research Centre

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

UAE Financial Sector Problem Statements: Industry & Academic Collaboration

Panel Discussion:

  • Thouraya Labben - Associate Professor, Acting Associate Dean for Post-experience Programs, UAEU
  • Johan Burger - Business Development Manager, Executive Education, UAEU
  • Krishna Nair – Chief Operating Officer, Emirates Development Bank

12:20 PM - 01:20 PM

Lunch Break

01:20 PM - 01:45 PM

MoU Signing

01:45 PM - 02:45 PM

Cybersecurity / Financial Crime Compliance

Presentation on Advanced Persistent Threat Attacks in UAE Financial Sector

  • Dr. Mathew Nicho - Associate Professor, Cyber Security, Rabdan Academ

Panel Discussion:

  • Richard Hills – Associate Managing Director at K2 Integrity
  • Collin Lobo – Regional Chief Compliance Officer and RH of Financial Crime Compliance, HSBC
  • Dr. Eric Halford – Associate Researcher and Assistant Professor, Rabdan Academy
  • Nishanth Nottath – EVP, Head AML, ABC and RegTech, Mashreq Bank

02:45 PM - 03:10 PM

Keynote: The UAE at the Centre of an Interconnected World

Dr. Kimmo Soramäki – Founder & CEO Financial Network Analytics Ltd (FNA)

03:10 PM - 03:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Rauda Al Dhaheri - Manager of Research and Development at ADGM Academy Research Centre

03:15 PM - 04:00 PM


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