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Monday, October 26 • 18:30 - 19:20
Advancing Financial Inclusion Through Open Source Payment Models - Paula Hunter & Konstantin Peric, Mojaloop Foundation

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Digital payments have been driving much of the digital economy growth and financial inclusion in developing countries. However, the payment ecosystem remains lacking a shared financial infrastructure that will allow interoperability between different payment system providers and drive more adoption and innovation to merchants and consumers. In light of this, more work and collaboration needed to achieve the intended vision. The session will discuss the challenges and open source opportunities to drive digital payments innovation further. This talks will examine: The challenges in realizing financial inclusion through payments models and how might we collectively address these issues with open source What's missing from today's payment infrastructure and how open-source payment models could help drive more innovation. How open source can faster adoption of secure, affordable digital payments and, at the same time allow enough interoperability in the payment ecosystem.

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Paula Hunter

Executive Director, Mojaloop Foundation
Paula Hunter manages the day-to-day affairs of the Mojaloop Foundation with responsibility for strategic planning and direction, membership development, budgeting, evangelism for the Foundation and its mission, and outreach to strategic partners.  She has almost two decades of executive... Read More →
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Konstantin Peric

Chairman, Mojaloop Foundation & Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Kosta Peric is a technologist, and his interests lie at the point of fusion between technology, finance and innovation. He is currently deputy director, Financial Services for the Poor, at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the Level One Project initiative to foster deployment... Read More →

Monday October 26, 2020 18:30 - 19:20 GMT
Wildcard Theater