Professor Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a 2019 presidential candidate, in the last general elections, will be a Keynote Speaker at the three-day Cybertech Global Conference.
The annual gathering of the world’s top leaders in the field of cybertechnology scheduled to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from April 5, 2021, has promised to be informative, educative and would help countries address some of their Cybertech needs.
The press statement released on Tuesday stated that the conference will review developments in the cybertechnology ecosystem and its applications to governance, national security, business investments, finance, and academia.
Moghalu will speak on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Cryptocurrency: A Global Perspective”. As a Deputy Governor of the CBN from 2009 to 2014, Moghalu led the implementation of several reforms in the banking and payments system of Nigeria, including the development and introduction of the innovative unique identifier Bank Verification Number (BVN).
According to the statement, the reforms expanded financial inclusion and enabled the rapid growth of the financial technology (FinTech) industry in Nigeria. Moghalu, who is the President of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET), a public policy think tank, is presently serving on a special assignment as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Special Envoy on Post-Covid Development Finance for Africa.
Other speakers at the Cybertech Global UAE will include: Dr Mohammed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity, UAE Government, General David Petraus (Rtd), Former Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), General Wesley Clark (Rtd), Former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Digital Economy of Greece, Tamir Pardo, Former Head of the Mossad, Israel, and Michelle Conninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, United Nations.