REPLAY NOW: The Fintech Era of GCC – driving change from the legacy system to a tech-enabled future

In this episode of Business Transformation Explained we are joined by Triska Hamid, Editorial Director at Wamda, Jon Edward Santillan founder of Denarii Cash and Milind Singh founder of rise and XARE in a thought-provoking discussion about the fintech industry of GCC.

With a growing ecosystem of start-ups, we are decoding the fintech social impact in the GCC, what drives change in the region, how the start-ups managed to implement tech-enabled ideas and lead the way from moving towards the future from the legacy system.

Our Speakers:


Triska Hamid is the editorial director at Wanda where she drives the platform’s content agenda from features to research. She has covered the mean telecoms and technology landscape for the past 10 years and has been published in MEED, the FT, The National and the Telegraph.  


Jon Edward Santillan founded Denarii Cash, a mobile technology platform that enables money transfer to help overseas workers to send money home.


Milind Singh is an entrepreneur and fintech innovator that is dedicated to revolutionizing the financial services sector to provide accessible banking solutions to more than 250 million migrant workers worldwide, and the billion people who depend on them  

Milind’s venture with rise began in 2016, with an aim to democratize banking to provide a range of solutions to those that cannot access mainstream products and services. He is deeply committed to developing technology that empowers people around the world to have greater control over their own finances and be the bank that they need to support their friends, families and communities. 




Daniel Solomon is the CEO and Delivery Advisor of EROE, a business and digital transformation agency with global operations in Dubai, San Francisco, Lagos & Odessa. As a seasoned professional, Daniel is known for driving growth and the employment of strategies that are guaranteeing the success of project delivery. Daniel’s expertise blends leadership, people’s culture, technical skills and practical case studies aimed to help intelligent businesses to grow and change the way world works. Together with a team of experts at EROE, the consulting agency became the business transformation ally for global partners such as Coca Cola, Lexus, Virgin Mobile, Tenaris, LNG, Abdul Latif Jameel and numerous others.