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Tuesday, March 10
 

07:00

Breakfast

Breakfast

Tuesday March 10, 2015 07:00 - 09:00
Al Dana Restaurant

08:00

Registration
Check in and grab your attendee packet for the Mifos summit.

Tuesday March 10, 2015 08:00 - 09:00
Al Masa Entryway

09:00

Keynote & Opening Remarks
Keynote from James Dailey speaking to the evolution of the Mifos X platform and community and the bold new opportunities in front of us to build the future of banking through our ground-breaking platform, innovative business models, and widespread community.

Speakers
CC

Craig Chelius

Executive Director, The Mifos Initiative


Tuesday March 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Al Masa A

10:00

Mifos Year in Review
A look back at all the successes and milestones of the community since our last summit - we'll look at our community development, partner programs, product development, market traction, and major accomplishments led by the community.

Speakers
CC

Craig Chelius

Executive Director, The Mifos Initiative


Tuesday March 10, 2015 10:00 - 11:00
Al Masa A

11:00

Morning Tea/Coffee & Introductions
Opening icebreaker where we'll introduce each other at the summit. Once again we'll break out into pairs and introduce one other. Be prepared with some interesting facts about yourself!

Tuesday March 10, 2015 11:00 - 11:45
Al Masa A

11:45

Mifos 5 Year Vision
Mifos Board and Leadership will outline our vision for the next 5 years and where we're heading as we grow the Mifos X platform and community. This session will explore the trajectory of our partner program, our strategic initiative, the direction of the product, and the long-term vision for our platform.

Speakers

Tuesday March 10, 2015 11:45 - 12:30
Al Masa A

12:30

Lunch
Buffet lunch

Tuesday March 10, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Al Dana Restaurant

13:30

Mifos X Demo
Demo of the latest version of the Mifos X Community App and how it's progressed since our last Summit.


Tuesday March 10, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Al Masa A

14:30

Increase your Mifos X Performance and Reduce your TCO with IBM Power Systems
IBM will present on its commitment to open source technologies, detail out its partnership with the Mifos community, and outline the benefts of scaling Mifos X on the IBM Power Linux Platform.

Speakers

Tuesday March 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:00
Al Masa A

15:00

Mifos X Business Case Study: Musoni Services
Musoni Services will lead a business-level case study documenting their experiences building and bringing to market their own unique solution, the Musoni System, on top of the Mifos X platform. The Musoni Services team, seeking to replicate their award-winning best-practice cashless and paperless microfinance model, built and maintains their own proprietary application on the Mifos X platform while contributing back features and innovation to the core community platform. They've successfully sold and implemented their solution to fifteen financial institutions across Sub-Saharan Africa. Their story is a remarkable one and the perfect case study for the innovative and viable business models that can be achieved as a platform solution partner on the Mifos X platform.


Tuesday March 10, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Al Masa A

16:00

Exposition Hall & Afternoon Break
After you pass through your speed-geeking sessions, head over to our expo hall for our afternoon coffee break. Deployment and Platform Solution Partners from the Mifos community will have expo booths set up to promote their services and solutions. This is an opportune time to network, have hallway conversations and meet partners to discuss how you can collaborate together or get support.

Speakers

Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Al Masa A-2

16:00

Speed Geeking - Coders Trust
CodersTrust provides microfinance for underprivileged talents to upgrade their coding skills, so they can earn more money on freelance portals. It is an initiative backed by the development fund Danida, or Danish International Development Agency, to provide microfinance for students in emerging nations who want to upgrade their programming skills. The hope of founder, Copenhagen-born entrepreneur Ferdinand Kjærulff, is that these students are empowered to sell their work internationally via freelance portals such as Odesk, Elance and Freelancer. The team is currently operating in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where it collaborates with Grameen Bank, which is renowned for its part in revolutionising the microfinance industry.

Speakers
FK

Ferdinand Kjaerulff

CEO, CodersTrust
A visionary and business oriented entrepreneur, with a fine taste for success of start-ups and global projects, I am an enthusiastic leader, helping people to grow and invest in their development. | | Some of the key projects I have co-founded or managed before led my career to the point where I manage CodersTrust on a global level, attracting investors and businesses to an educational program that has been recognized at international level... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Al Masa C

16:00

Speed Geeking - Ensibuuko
Recognizing tha SACCOs are an important vehicle for financial inclusion, Ensibuuko has developed a customized core-banking solution and making it affordable to enhance their efficiency to serve the rural poor in Uganda. Their solution is enriched with mobile tools that enable SACCOs to employ a cost-effective means to provide desired financial services to their clients. In 2015, Ensibuuko aims to benefit over 20,000 rural farmers in Northern Uganda alone. Their solution, MOBIS (Mobile Banking and Information System) provides and robust information system and will allow farmers to deposit and receive loans through their phones, drastically reducing the time taken to reach the SACCOs, sms alerts for each transaction and key financial literacy messages to reinforce knowledge on financial services.

Speakers
avatar for Opio Obwangamoi David

Opio Obwangamoi David

Founder/CEO, ENSIBUUKO
Leveraging on ICT/Mobile innovations to make financial services easily accessible to unbanked rural farmers in Uganda and Africa. I am so passionate about creating positive impact and uplifting the lives of people. | | Quote " Access to finance is a human right, in Africa especially, access to finance is as important as access to clean energy, water, education, information and health. In fact, one could say with at most confidence that... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Al Masa B

16:00

Speed Geeking - Mifos X Android Client
The Mifos X Android Client is our smartphone-based mobile field operations app which puts financial inclusion directly at your fingertips directly in the field. This app gives financial institutions the full power of the Mifos platform wherever they are by allowing field-based staff to manage conduct their daily operations including viewing and editing client details and adding new transactions in the field. It enables field officer to be more efficient, transparent and deliver a higher level of service to their clients.

Speakers

Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Al Masa A-2

16:00

Speed Geeking - Mifos X Messenger
Built on top of the Mifos Web Hooks and using the Sinitra framework, Terence Monteiro of San Jose Solutions has built and open-sourced an SMS sending application for the Indian SMS gateways to notify group members about financial transactions like loan repayments, and deposits and withdrawals to savings accounts.

Speakers
avatar for Terence Monteiro

Terence Monteiro

Propreitor, SanJose Solutions
Social Tech Entrepreneur & Open Source Contributor


Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Rooftop Meeting

16:00

Speed Geeking - Musoni System
The Musoni System helps MFIs to leverage the latest technologies sweeping across Africa, but at a fraction of the cost associated with traditional banking systems. The system is cloud-based, removing hosting costs while maintaining the high security and flexibility required in microfinance software. We have a flexible pricing structure, based upon the size of the MFI, enabling MFIs to use the platform regardless of their size.


Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Al Masa A

16:00

Speed Geeking - SARAL
SARAL is led by AT Grassroots and provides a mobile-based data collection tool to track the social and financial indicators of Self Help Group members to report back on the impact of each woman borrower.

Speakers

Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Al Maha Hall

19:30

Summit Welcome Dinner
Buffet dinner

Tuesday March 10, 2015 19:30 - 21:00
Al Dana Restaurant
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

07:30

Breakfast
Breakfast

Wednesday March 11, 2015 07:30 - 08:30
Al Dana Restaurant

08:30

Business Case Study: $ERO
Let's start again.
In $ERO we are creating a new kind of bank. A bank from zero. In Latin America new regulations of e-money are creating the conditions to address the BoP users. We are taking this opportunity very seriously and we are using Mifos as technology core to doing so.
$ERO from Uruguay is going to present a case study on the innovative work they're leading to becomes the country's first e-money issuer all powered by Mifos X on the back-end.

Speakers
avatar for Javier Borkenztain

Javier Borkenztain

Founder & CEO, $ERO
Javier Borkenztain is one of the few experts in electronic money in Uruguay. He had a key role in the mobile payments industry while working at Micropagos, where he developed for the most important players in the Uruguayan financial industry, like Visa Facilcel, Visa Mobile Payment, OCACel, Credicel, Banca Movil Santander, Itaú and other similar products, such as paying for parking by SMS and mobile payment products for Movistar (Telefonica... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 08:30 - 09:15
Al Masa B

08:30

Technical Case Study: Mifos X Debian Package
We know that gettting Mifos X up and running quickly is of great importance. Terence Monteiro has packaged up Mifos X as Debian package allowing you to get a Debian/Ubuntu build up and running in mere minutes. He'll go over how to deploy the Debian package and how he went about building it - a great session for anybody looking to become more proficient in Mifos X Dev Ops

Speakers
avatar for Terence Monteiro

Terence Monteiro

Propreitor, SanJose Solutions
Social Tech Entrepreneur & Open Source Contributor


Wednesday March 11, 2015 08:30 - 09:15
Al Masa A

08:30

Mifos X Technical Case Study: Conflux Technologies

Technical case study on Mifos X Deployment - Conflux will provide a detailed look at one of the implementations they've been conducting.

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2015 08:30 - 09:15
Al Masa C

09:15

Creating an Microinsurance Open Source Initiative
Michiel Berende from the Microinsurance Network Technology Working Group is coming to the Mifos Summit to brainstorm and explore the creation of a microinsurance open source initiative. We believe that by leveraging our Mifos X platform and global community, he can lead an effort to do for microinsurance what we have done through microcredit. This session will be an interactive brainstorming led by Michiel to determine the requirements, goals and viability of such an initiative.

The Microinsurance Open Source Initiative (MOSI) is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at providing open-source software and consulting services for microinsurance. MOSI explores the possibility to create and promote open-source technologies to support existing and new microinsurance projects.

The initiative has been prepared by international experts active in the Microinsurance Network Technology Working Group. As a result of their work in developing countries the experts have each come to the conclusion that the lack of adequate data sharing, software solutions and IT infrastructure is one of the main barriers preventing microinsurance products from being offered widely in the developing world.

This lack of scale has as a consequence that many microinsurance projects have so far been unable to go beyond the pilot stages and are therefore only reaching very small populations. The lack of adequate insurance data, software and infrastructure are only part of the scalability problem.

Also at issue are the questions of the design of microinsurance products, the efficiency of business processes, distribution channels and the ability of insurance providers to integrate their processes and systems with other organizations involved in providing services to the populations in need of insurance products.

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2015 09:15 - 10:45
Al Masa B

09:15

Innovations in Financial Inclusion Panel
Panel on innovations in financial inclusion to include Coders Trust, $ERO, and Musoni Services.

Speakers
avatar for Javier Borkenztain

Javier Borkenztain

Founder & CEO, $ERO
Javier Borkenztain is one of the few experts in electronic money in Uruguay. He had a key role in the mobile payments industry while working at Micropagos, where he developed for the most important players in the Uruguayan financial industry, like Visa Facilcel, Visa Mobile Payment, OCACel, Credicel, Banca Movil Santander, Itaú and other similar products, such as paying for parking by SMS and mobile payment products for Movistar (Telefonica... Read More →
FK

Ferdinand Kjaerulff

CEO, CodersTrust
A visionary and business oriented entrepreneur, with a fine taste for success of start-ups and global projects, I am an enthusiastic leader, helping people to grow and invest in their development. | | Some of the key projects I have co-founded or managed before led my career to the point where I manage CodersTrust on a global level, attracting investors and businesses to an educational program that has been recognized at international level... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 09:15 - 10:45
Al Masa A

10:45

Group Photo
Don't miss out on being in our annual summit group photo so we can show the strength, size, and diversity of our community.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:45 - 11:15
Lobby

11:15

Exploring New Markets - Cooperatives & Credit Unions
One of the major focuses for the initiative in 2015 is to broaden the platform and the operational toos available in the community to fully support the global financial cooperative sector. There are tens of thousands of financial cooperatives or savings-led organizations of all forms - SACCOs, Credit Unions, cooperatives, credit societies, ROSCAs, ASCAs, etc that represent a huge market segment that can be a part of the Mifos community. This session will build off the ongoing work that's been done to fully identify the remaining requirements and needs to fully support cooperatives so we can continue adding support for these must-have features such as teller cash management, shares, dividends, etc. This interactive discussion and exploratory session will be led by Dayna Harp, the Mifos Director of Strategic Initiatives, who brings extensive expertise from the US credit union sector including serving as CEO of the White House Federal Credit Union.

Moderators
Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:30
Al Masa A

11:15

Exploring New Markets - Digital Payments
In this session, James Dailey will explore the frontier of the global payments systems and how financial inclusion can become better of or even create its own modern infrastructure which provides the fluidity needed for the unbanked to be a part of this critical channel of financial inclusion. We'll look at the current national switches and gateways and explore how new technologies and mobile banking can help to modernize, streamline, and lower the cost and friction of sending money.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:30
Al Masa B

11:15

Exploring New Markets - Islamic Finance
Islamic Finance represents a new growth frontier for financial inclusion and a promising market for the Mifos community once we can fully support its various products and procedurs for Shariah compliance. Zayyad A. Said of Intrasoft Technologies Limited who is also an expert and a consultant on Islamic Finance will lead this exploratory session and interactive discussion to introduce Islamic Finance, how it differs from typical financial services, and the variours products and services to support. Through the discussion, we'll identify the considerations and requirements that must go into the Mifos X platform to help a financial institution offer Shariah-compliant financial services through the Mifos X platform. Partners and financial institutions that are both knowledgeable in this field or are looking to learn more should attend.

Speakers
avatar for Zayyad A. Said

Zayyad A. Said

An entrepreneur, ICT specialist, Islamic Finance Consultant & Practitioner and also a Strategic Management Consultant.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:30
Al Masa C

12:30

Digital Payments Part 2
Continued discussion from our first session on digital payments.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Al Masa B

12:30

Mobile Field Operations
Our existing Android client provides support for the core operations that need to be done in the field. Help us explore the other processes and procedures that can be enabled via the smartphone. We already have an extensive list of features and requirements from offline to biometrics to GIS capabilities that we're exploring for Phase 2 of our Android mobile client development.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Al Masa A

12:30

Mobile Financial Services
This session will explore the landscape of mobile financial services by looking at the various mobile money platforms and how we can integrate those into our platform, identifying and cultivating new products and services that can only be delivered via mobile money, and evolving the mobile wallet to become a sophisticated tool for financial inclusion.

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Al Masa C

13:30

Lunch
Wednesday March 11, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Al Dana Restaurant

14:30

FI Leadership Training: IT Strategy
As management of financial institutions look to grow and extend more impactful services to their clients, they must navigate the complex landscape of new products and services and the evolution towards digital financial inclusion. It can be challenging to both identify and prioritize new innovation and new channels of outreach. At the heart of this is an organization’s IT systems and IT strategy that must effectively support and guide their core operations and allow for them to explore digital currencies, mobile financial services, mobile field operations, and new delivery channels. 7This session, led by James Dailey will help management and operational staff develop a forward-looking IT strategy that helps them cost-effectively grow, invest in new technologies and digital forms of financial inclusion, and responsibly design new products and service. James will facilitate this interactive discussion amongst financial inclusion leaders and leave you with some shared learnings and actionable advice.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Rooftop

14:30

Partner Training: Sales - Lessons Learned in the Field
Just like we've done in our first online partner roundtables, we'll continue the collective discussion on your experiences as a partner with pricing, business development, sales, deployment, and support strategies in the field. By sharing your challenges and best practices, we'll collectively come to a set of best practices and tools of the trade for business developent for Mifos X partners.

Speakers
CC

Craig Chelius

Executive Director, The Mifos Initiative


Wednesday March 11, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Al Masa A

14:30

Technical Training: Hands on with API
This introductory technical session will help you get up and running with developing on the platform, community app and via the API. We'll get hands-on with the API so you can start seeing the full value of the open source Mifos X platform. Homework for this session: come ready with your development environment all set up!


Wednesday March 11, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Al Masa C

14:30

User Training: Getting Started with Mifos X
In Part 1 of our training sessions targeted the operational staff and day to day users of the Mifos X software, we'll explore the standard application on top of the Mifos X platfrom, the Community App. This session will cover the overall scope of the Community App and basics of setting up and configuring it to support your office structure, staff permissions, and operational procedures. We'll also focus on client management and the creation of clients as well capturing additional information and documents for KYC purposes.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Al Masa B

16:00

Afternoon Coffee & Tea
Wednesday March 11, 2015 16:00 - 16:15
Al Masa C

16:15

16:15

Partner Training: Hosting & Sys Admin/Data Migration
This session will cover basic setup of Mifos in a cloud or on-site environment, network configuration as well as using our community data migration tools to get data in.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 16:15 - 18:00
Al Masa A

16:15

Technical Training: CQRS in Mifos X
CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) is a design pattern that simply notions the use of different models to read and write information. Applied to an Application it can leverage performance by scaling reads and writes independently. This session highlights the benefits of CQRS applied to a cloud-based Core Banking System to deliver financial services at a reasonable cost for all segments of the society. This will be a deeper dive into the platform architecture of Mifos X.

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2015 16:15 - 18:00
Al Masa C

16:15

User Training: Accounting
This user training session will follow the natural flow of deploying and configuring Mifos. Once you have your organization and system parameters, configured you will then move into setting up your chart of accounts, configuring your financial mappings for your various portfolio accounts, setting up any accounting rules. This session will cover getting the basic financial accounting infrastructure set up in Mifos, overview of automated portfolio posting for both cash and accrual-based accounting, performing manual journal entries and configuring accounting rules, and the basic financial reports that Mifos X generates. This is targeted towards the operational staff at an MFI or partners who are looking to learn the basics of accounting Mifos X.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 16:15 - 18:00
Al Masa B

19:30

Community Choice Awards Dinner
During our second annual Community Choice Awards Dinner, we'll recognize the shining stars from our community including our most innovative MFI, our most dedicated deploymenet partner, our most dedicate platform solution partner, our technical and non-technical volunteers of the year, and our distinguished service award.

Speakers
CC

Craig Chelius

Executive Director, The Mifos Initiative


Wednesday March 11, 2015 19:30 - 21:00
Al Maha Hall
 
Thursday, March 12
 

07:30

Breakfast
Thursday March 12, 2015 07:30 - 08:30
Al Dana Restaurant

08:30

FI Leadership Training: Data and Analytics
As financial institution leaders, you're faced with an growing challenge and opportunity to better use data and sources of real-time insight to better guide your operations and more transparently report back to your funders. This session will be an interactive discussion focused on how we collect the right data and how we can use that data to build better client relationships and inform better product design. We'll also cover the various financial, social, and operational outcomes you must report back to your fellow board as well as external funders. We'll explore this data, the valuable insights and we can gain and provide the community with a blueprint for using data to drive the next phase of innovation in the financial inclusion sector.

Speakers

Thursday March 12, 2015 08:30 - 09:45
Rooftop

08:30

Partner Training: Reports Development
This training session is geared towards deployment partners or IT staff at the financial institution that are looking to build custom reports. This session provide an overview of the Mifos X data model and tutorials on how to build custom reports using our screen-based stretchy reporting module as well as more complex and formatted reports using the Pentaho Report Designer. Attendees should have familiarity with SQL.


Thursday March 12, 2015 08:30 - 09:45
Al Masa A

08:30

Technical Training: Front-End Development
Now that you've gotten hands-on with the API, took a closer a look at the platform, you can explore how you can development on the front-end. This session will focus on AngularJS and the community app but will be useful for those looking to build on their own front-end of choice.

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Saini

Gaurav Saini

Viithiisys Technologies
Open-source Enthusiastic, Apache OFBiz Consultant & Developer, Internet Marketing and JavaScript Full Stack developer with Node, Angular, Electron and Ionic. Currently researching on VOIP technologies, beacons stack and Material design. | | Google Summer of Code 2014 and Google Online Marketing Challenge Semifinalist 2012.


Thursday March 12, 2015 08:30 - 09:45
Al Masa C

08:30

User Training: Loans
In Part 3 of our training sessions, we'll continue from Session 1 and go into the loans module and cover the creation and configuration of loan products and all the different parameters, opening and editing of new loan accounts, processing repayments and disbursements on loan accounts, guarantor and risk management tools, and an overview of the reports related to loan accounts and aging of the portfolio.


Thursday March 12, 2015 08:30 - 09:45
Al Masa B

09:45

Nurturing Growth: Technology Enablement for Rural and Agricultural Finance
Joining us on this panel and interactive discussion will be several individuals from our community with extensive experience supporting and or delivering rural and agricultural financial services. They'll explore the large opportunity there is to serve the smallholder farmer market, challenges that must be overcome in serving this segment, the products and services that need to be supported, and the innovation we can build in or on top of the platform to enable more effective rural and agricultural finance.

Speakers
avatar for Opio Obwangamoi David

Opio Obwangamoi David

Founder/CEO, ENSIBUUKO
Leveraging on ICT/Mobile innovations to make financial services easily accessible to unbanked rural farmers in Uganda and Africa. I am so passionate about creating positive impact and uplifting the lives of people. | | Quote " Access to finance is a human right, in Africa especially, access to finance is as important as access to clean energy, water, education, information and health. In fact, one could say with at most confidence that... Read More →
IS

Ibrahim sifuna

Program Manager, Nuru International, Kenya
Iam Mr. Ibrahim Sifuna and a Kenyan aged 41 years. Iam a degree holder in business Administration with work experience in Micro-finance for now over 14 years. Iam humble, team player, hard working and eager to learn new things in my career ambitions that focus on supporting the vulnerable poor. I have two years using Mifos for data entry and reporting. | Achievements for using Mifos as our program database.


Thursday March 12, 2015 09:45 - 11:00
Al Masa B

09:45

Social Performance Management Panel: Measuring Meaningful Outcomes
Social performance management and measuring the true impact of financial inclusion is a top priority of the Mifos Initiative and the entire sector in general. With our Microcredit Summit Campaign commitments around the PPI and our long-term vision for the Client Impact Portal, social performance management is critical. We'll welcome to the panel, several of the most socially-motivated financial institutions in our community and discuss their effort to truly measure a double bottom line:
- Suresh Krishna of Grameen Koota
- Prabhakar Rawat of AT-Grassroots & SARAL
- Niranjan Sheelvant of Nirantara

Speakers
avatar for Niranjan Sheelavant

Niranjan Sheelavant

If you are looking to money to make you powerful / younger / sexier / more vital / more interesting / better looking / whatever, you're going to be disappointed. Sorry, but money doesn't do any of that. Got downloaded on 15th August 1977 > Always wanted to be an entrepreneur > Graduated in Horticulture > Worked in grass root Voluntary Organizations, Cooperative Bank, with Microfinance companies > Did 'free'lance consulting > Work(ed) Hard... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 09:45 - 11:00
Al Masa A

11:00

Morning Coffee & Tea
Thursday March 12, 2015 11:00 - 11:15
Al Masa A

11:15

Financial Inclusion in the Americas & Asias
Just as we're breaking out to explore and respond to the latest financial inclusion trends in our other regions, we're doing the same in this session but will have a wider discussion and cover the Americas & the Caribbean as well as the Asias - Central, East, South, South East, and the Pacific Islands. If you're a partner or user from one of these countries, please attend this session so we can have a fruitful discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Javier Borkenztain

Javier Borkenztain

Founder & CEO, $ERO
Javier Borkenztain is one of the few experts in electronic money in Uruguay. He had a key role in the mobile payments industry while working at Micropagos, where he developed for the most important players in the Uruguayan financial industry, like Visa Facilcel, Visa Mobile Payment, OCACel, Credicel, Banca Movil Santander, Itaú and other similar products, such as paying for parking by SMS and mobile payment products for Movistar (Telefonica... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:15 - 12:30
Rooftop

11:15

Financial Inclusion in West Africa, Southern Africa, and MENA
Panelists made up of partners and financial institutions from Central, West, Southern Africa, and the MENA region will come together to lead an interactive discussion to discuss the challenges and trends that are shaping their respective regions and help identify and build the roadmap for how our commuinity and platform can respond to these needs.


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:15 - 12:30
Al Masa A

11:15

Financial Inclusion Trends in East Africa
East Africa continues to be a leader in mobile financial services - in this regional breakout session, our panel of leading partners and financial institutions from the region will facilitate an interactive discussion to help identify the latest trends in the sector, the impact they will have, and what we as a community must do to better adapt to these trends through the Mifos X platform.


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:15 - 12:30
Al Masa B

11:15

New Era of Financial Inclusion in India
India seeks to usher in a new era of financial inclusion with its recent Jan Dhan Yojana initiative and regulations creating two new categories of financial institutions - small finance banks and payment banks. With these sweepng changes, India is making one of the most dramatics moves to ensure financial access for all. We'll have executives from leading financial institutions across India discuss this new initiative, what implications these new guidelines will have for the sector, how their respetive organizations are responding, what impact this will actually have, and how we as a community and platform can be a part of this gold rush of financial services in India.

Speakers
avatar for Niranjan Sheelavant

Niranjan Sheelavant

If you are looking to money to make you powerful / younger / sexier / more vital / more interesting / better looking / whatever, you're going to be disappointed. Sorry, but money doesn't do any of that. Got downloaded on 15th August 1977 > Always wanted to be an entrepreneur > Graduated in Horticulture > Worked in grass root Voluntary Organizations, Cooperative Bank, with Microfinance companies > Did 'free'lance consulting > Work(ed) Hard... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:15 - 12:30
Al Masa C

12:30

Access to Energy through Digital Finance
CGAP notes that globally 1.3B+ people lack access to electricity & another 1B have unreliable connections. They are forced to turn to expensive, unhealthy alternatives which decrease purchasing power, damage health, & cause severe harm to the environment. Already on the market are numerous solar technologies to meet these clean energy needs. However, affordability is an issue - clients can’t purchases these devices outright and solar companies lack a viable financing model.

Coupling these solar technologies with digital finance, a new class of clean energy companies has emerged providing solutions on a rent-to-own or energy-as-a-service via a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) transaction model. James Dailey, former CTO and co-founder of MicroEnergy Credits will share his expert knowledge on PAYG and Clean Energy business models and steward a discussion on what the community is currently doing in the space. We're eager to get adoption and continued development of our PayGoSol module.

Speakers

Thursday March 12, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Al Masa C

12:30

Conflux Case Study & Demo of Agent Banking Solution

Conflux will present on a demonstrate the work they've been leading on agent banking solution in India.

Speakers

Thursday March 12, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
TBA

12:30

Crypto-Currency & the Blockchain: What it Means for Financial Inclusion

Bitcoin, the Blockchaiin, Crypto-Currency, Distributed Ledger - if your head starts to spin at the mention of those terms, this session will help to educate you on these new protocols and systems that have the potential to completely change the shape of the global financial system. We'll explore specifically the disributed ledgers and open protocols and how these new technologies can have a huge impact on financial inclusion. We want to explore a money transfer solution built on these protocols and gauge the community's interest and readiness to adopt.


Thursday March 12, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Al Masa B

13:30

Lunch & Summit Feedback
During lunch we'll begin collecting feedback on this year's summit so we can start preparing for the next one.

Thursday March 12, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Al Dana Restaurant

14:30

FI Leadership Training: Reponsible Product Design
We'll look at coupling the principles of client protectionism along with using operational, social, and financial data to appropriately design new products and services that address the real needs of clients and their entire financial needs.

Thursday March 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Rooftop

14:30

Partner Training: Code Configurations
This session will be fairly technical and help partners better utilize our web and code hooks frameworks to do code configuration and build plugins/modules for their deployments.

Speakers

Thursday March 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Al Masa A

14:30

Technical Training: Android Development
To finish off our technical training, we'll look at our Mifos X Android client and help you get introduced to its architecture and how you can extend this or build your own Android app.

Speakers

Thursday March 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Al Masa C

14:30

User Training: Deposit Products
In our fourth user training session, we will explore deposit and savings products in Mifos X including the creation and configuration of new products, opening of new accounts, and conducting deposits and withdrawals, along with the basic reports related to deposit products. This session will cover basic passbook savings accounts, recurring and fixed deposits, current accounts, and standing instructions.


Thursday March 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Al Masa B

16:00

Afternoon Coffee & Tea
Thursday March 12, 2015 16:00 - 16:15
Al Masa C

16:15

Closing Keynote
Speakers
CC

Craig Chelius

Executive Director, The Mifos Initiative


Thursday March 12, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Al Masa A

17:00

Summit Wrapup

Thursday March 12, 2015 17:00 - 18:00
Al Masa A

19:30

Dinner
Thursday March 12, 2015 19:30 - 21:00
Al Dana Restaurant
 
Friday, March 13
 

08:00

Developer Sprint
All experienced Mifos Developers will break out into teams to begin work on several development projects we'll identify before and during the summit.


Friday March 13, 2015 08:00 - 16:00
Al Masa A