World Digital WeeksFintech & Digital Banking Innovation Conference

Elias Tayeh

Speaker at Fintech & Digital Banking Innovation Conference

International Consultant – Fintech , Lebanon

Elias is an expert in Financial Technology, Electronic payments services, Digital Payments, Electronic distribution, Micro-finance, Telecommunications and Technology markets in general. Qualified with a MBA – International Business from the University of Liverpool, UK and a bachelor in Computer Sciences. Elias obtained certifications in Financial Technology from the University of Hong Kong, China, International Organizations MBA (IO-MBA) from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Political Economy of institutions and development from Leiden University, Netherlands and a Certification with Honors in Financial Markets from YALE university.

Session: The importance of a CBDC in a post covid-19 world

Financial technology solutions providers have witnessed an unprecedented surge for their services post the Covid-19 outbreak due to lock-downs mainly and other country/markets specific reasons. This surge however had a double edge razor effect on some providers and many were unable to cope with it mainly because the money cycle was broken. Could a CBDC be the answer for the fintech sector, payments providers in particular, to be able to sustain and grow sudden markets changes?

Learning outcomes:

  • The role of a CBDC in closing the payments loop
  • How a CBDC could speed financial inclusion
  • The importance of distributing subsidies on the form of a CBDC
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