November 12 - 13, 2020
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Thursday, November 12 • 12:55pm - 1:25pm
Enabling Financial Inclusion Through Open, Accessible 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 lacks an open, shared financial infrastructure that will allow interoperability between different payment system providers. Open source software can help reduce the cost and complexity of developing interoperable payment models, enabling digital financial services providers to drive more adoption and innovation to merchants and consumers. In light of this, more work and collaboration are needed to drive the adoption of open source payment system approaches that open economies for all. This session will address: • How advances in open source are enabling innovation in real-time interoperable payment systems in ways that advance financial inclusion • Ways open source reference models for payments platforms can foster faster adoption of secure digital payments that are open, safe and accessible to the underseved • How open source software can lower the cost and complexity of adding interoperability for DFSPs bullding real-time payments systems

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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 →
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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 →

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:55pm - 1:25pm EST
Open Projects (Business) Theater