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Khaleej Times To Host Virtual Summit For Finance, Accounting

Event to focus on business transformation through advanced tech, cultural transformation after the pandemic, impact of AI, machine learning, RPA, predictive analytics, blockchain and cloud infrastructure

Khaleej Times has announced its next virtual summit, New-Age Finance and Accounting Summit, exclusively for the finance and accounting industry in the region.

The two-day virtual event will take place on August 25-26, 2020, and will bring over 500 finance leaders and professionals from across GCC to discuss on the existing finance landscape, deliberate on the role of technology within their domain and develop strategies for upcoming opportunities and challenges.   

In response to the changing role of CFOs in the region and with deep rooted research of the industry, the virtual summit will focus on business transformation through advanced technologies, cultural transformation after Pandemic, impact of AI, machine learning, RPA, predictive analytics, blockchain and cloud infrastructure.

The speaking panel comprises over 20 global experts who will deliver an unparalleled platform for learning via keynote sessions, fireside chats, workshops, use cases and masterclasses. The summit will also shine a spotlight, honour and celebrate exemplary achievements by top 30 CFOs from the field of accounting and finance in the Middle East through the first-of-its-kind NAFA CFO Powerlist.

MicroStrategy, a worldwide leader in enterprise analytics and mobility software, has joined #KTNAFA as the Exclusive Business Intelligence Sponsor.

Speaking about their association,Ashruf Hassaballa, Vice-President and General Manager at MicroStrategy, said, "MicroStrategy is very pleased to be an exclusive sponsor at this event. We are looking forward to connect and share our vision to enable Intelligence Everywhere and discuss the crucial role modern analytics and open platform plays in the financial industry."

"It's with real excitement that Khaleej Times is bringing together the finest minds in the finance industry under one virtual roof. The New Age Finance and Accounting Summit comes at a time of unprecedented disruption to provide a platform for the entire financial ecosystem to debate, discuss and develop ideas to thrive in the future environment. Khaleej Times has successfully adopted a technology driven virtual event format while keeping in mind the key elements of a physical event," said Shekhar Iyer, Director of Advertising at Khaleej Times.

The summit's virtual platform will successfully enable attendee interactions via virtual chat rooms, Q&A's, contests, polls and one-on-one video conferencing with like-minded peers.

The speaker line-up and topics will be announced each week leading up to the event. Recordings of all sessions will also be made available after the event for attendees who sign up, even if they are unable to attend the live events. To register or find out more about the event, visit


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