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Wednesday, March 11
 

08:30 GMT+04

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... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 08:30 - 09:15 GMT+04
Al Masa B

09:15 GMT+04

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 09:15 - 10:45 GMT+04
Al Masa A
 
Thursday, March 12
 

09:45 GMT+04

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 09:45 - 11:00 GMT+04
Al Masa B

12:30 GMT+04

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 GMT+04
Al Masa C

12:30 GMT+04

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 GMT+04
Al Masa B