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Monday, October 26

18:30 GMT

Advancing Financial Inclusion Through Open Source Payment Models - Paula Hunter & Konstantin Peric, Mojaloop Foundation
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
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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
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Tuesday, October 27

12:00 GMT

From the Ground Up: How We Built the Nanos Unikernel - Will Jhun, NanoVMs, Inc.
A concept that has been kicking around in systems research for a few decades, the unikernel presents a compelling foundation for services in a modern context, both within the cloud and at the edge. Unikernels promise sub-second boot times, small footprints, small attack surfaces and a huge number of VMs per host, all highly desirable attributes for single application deployments in a virtualized environment. This talk will present Nanos, a new, open-source unikernel that runs a wide array of real-world applications. Nanos is lightweight (~1/2 MB kernel text and data), runs Linux ELF binaries (typically without patching or modification) and employs standard protections such as split kernel / user memory, page protections and ASLR. The talk will open with a practical walk-through, presenting the process of staging a Nanos unikernel, running it on a local hypervisor and deploying it on a cloud platform. The second part of the talk will discuss the development process and techniques atypical in a kernel environment, including type introspection, a tuple data store for configuration and metadata, and the use of closures (in C) to compose concurrent, asynchronous operations.

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Will Jhun

Kernel Engineer, NanoVMs, Inc.
Will Jhun has developed systems software for a range of applications including enterprise-class network switches, packet switching paths for software-based routers, embedded software for consumer products and most recently OS kernel development for cloud deployments. He is the principal... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 12:00 - 12:50 GMT
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