I am happy to be back in Irvine for the fifth annual conference for researchers funded by IMTFI, the Institute for Money, Technology, and Fiinancial Inclusion. Please join us on campus, or through live streaming over the web.
As you can read on the conference website:
This conference brings together the institute’s fifth-year award recipients who will present their preliminary findings. As more and more philanthropic, industry and development actors ask whether mobile technology can help provide access to needed financial services like savings and money transfer, these projects look to the experience on the ground of existing, traditional money systems and financial practices, as well as the potential and real impact of new technology in providing access to finance for the world’s poor.