Tech@State: Mobile Banking

> Posted by Michelle Romeu

The State Department invites you to a dialogue on mobile banking, part of the Tech@State event series, to be held on Monday August 2nd.
When: Monday August 2nd, from 8:00am – 12:30pm
Where: The George C. Marshall Center, at the U.S. Department of State
The discussion will cover issues facing the mobile banking sector today, including:

  • How do we scale the mobile frontier, leveraging technology and partnership for sustainable development and financial inclusion?
  • What do case studies reveal about success and failure?
  • What are the applications of mobile money and its implications for U.S. foreign policy?

Guests speakers include, among others, Under Secretary Maria Otero, Bill Barhydt, CEO if m-Via, Menekse Gencer, founder of mPay Connect, Ben Lyon, founder of FrontlineSMS, and Bart Stidham, a seasoned expert in the information and communications technology sphere.
The event will also hose four break-out sessions, led by speakers, on the following topics:
A. Remittances and Financial Inclusion
B. Food Security
C. Fostering Transparency and Security
D. Scaling Microfinance
For more details, see the agenda here.
To RSVP, please provide the following information by email to tech@state.gov not later than July 30, 2010: the individual’s full name, date of birth, type of identification (valid driver’s license or passport) and its identification number, and whether there is a request for reasonable accommodation.  Participants are also asked to indicate which two breakout sessions they would prefer to attend in order of preference.

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