Conference Program


22 MARCH 2017


The Level One Project Bootcamp
(afternoon session)

Review of L1P blueprint, functionality modules and available solutions.


23 MARCH 2017

FinTech Global Showcase for Financial Inclusion

Showcase of solutions and best practices in all areas of Digital Financial Services. Deep dive on what is available today in terms of technology and start up solutions. Focus on enablers to make L1P projects happen and/or foster Regulator-Innovator dialogue.


24 MARCH 2017


Regulator-Innovator Dialogue
(morning session)

Offer Regulators an opportunity to pitch start-ups and innovators, expose the challenges they face and stimulate interest. This should allow the private sector to think creatively about how their skills and assets could supp.


The Level One Project Showcase

  • Introduction to The Level One Project Blueprint
  • Walk through L1P functionality modules
  • Presentation of existing solutions/providers/startups
  • Review of on-going implementation plans and projects in the eight Gates countries (by local representatives)
  • Startup “meet&greet” area
  • Networking (lunch and coffee breaks)
  • FIS Conference Walking Dinner
  • Sponsored events
23 MARCH 2017

FinTech Global Showcase

  • All day conference on topics related to Digital Financial Services through a combination of Keynotes and Panel discussions
  • Startup pitches throughout the day
  • Startup “meet&greet” area
  • Networking (coffee breaks and lunch)
  • Exclusive VIP event (by invitation only dinner)
  • Sponsored events

Regolator-Innovator Dialogue

  • Work sessions for representatives from Government Agencies, Central Banks, Regulatory bodies and Innovators
  • Challenges for Regulators
  • Success stories
  • Digital models
  • Worldwide initiatives
  • How to build a collaboration framework
  • Explore candidates/opportunities for launching “regulatory sandboxes” and RegTech accelerators
  • Startup “meet&greet” area
  • Networking (coffee breaks and lunch)
  • Sponsored events

23 MARCH 2017

Conference Program

Welcome from FinTechStage – Lazaro Campos and Matteo Rizzi

Keynote 1 – The Imperative for Financial Inclusion

  • Agus D.W. Martowardojo, Governor Bank of Indonesia
  • Melinda Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Keynote 2 – FinTech, Regtech and Financial Inclusion (What are the roles of the stakeholders and how can they enable Financial Inclusion; FinTech and RegTech as enablers):

  • Sopnendu Mohanti – Chief FinTech Officer at Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Anju Patwardhan – Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University on Fintech & Financial Inclusion
  • Kosta Peric – Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor at the BMGF
  • Kabir Kumar – Omidyar Network
  • Shailesh Naik – CEO Matchmove, Singapore
  • Moderator: Lázaro Campos – FinTechStage

10:30-11:00 BREAK

Keynote 3 – Opportunities and Enablers for Financial inclusion
What is FI and why do we care about it?

  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati – Minister of Finance Indonesia
  • Benno Ndulu – Governor Central Bank of Tanzania

Power Talk 1 – Financial Inclusion Demographics

  • Chris Locke – CEO Caribou Digital

Ecosystem Mapping
Map out the ecosystem present in the room and the state of interactions/dialogue that exists between various stakeholders. The goal is to have both a networking exercise and also a “physical” output (a physical network map) that serves as diagnostic to show who is currently engaged on which topic and with whom.

12:30 -14:00 LUNCH

Deep Dive 1 – Financial Rails: the Innovators, the Incumbents, the Disruptors

  • Maha Bahou – Central Bank of Jordan
  • Kamal Quadir – CEO of bKash
  • Nestor Espenilla – Deputy Governor Central Bank of the Philippines
  • Leading global bank representative
  • Moderator: Lazaro Campos – FinTechStage

Power Talk 2 – Consumer Protection 360: the thin balance between monetization and privacy in consumer data, fraud, loss of funds, transparency of fees, and relationship with Agents

  • Julius Akinemi – resident Entrepreneur at MIT Media Lab

Deep Dive 2 – Credit Scoring, Behavioral Analytics and Access to Credit

  • Richard Eldridge – CEO Lenddo
  • Shivani Siroya – CEO Tala
  • Dorron Mottes – CEO nFrnds
  • Rohan Angrish – CTO at Capital Float
  • Moderator: Arjuna Costa – Omidyar Network

15:40-16:00 BREAK

Deep Dive 3 – The Identity Challenge

  • Pramod Varna – Architect AADHAR
  • Edmund J. Lowell – Founder & CEO of KYC-CHAIN
  • Moderator: Carolina Trivelli – CEO of Pagos Digitales Peruanos

Deep Dive 4 – Digital Neo Banking Providers (when regulators become enablers)

  • Tom Blomfield – CEO Monzo
  • Kamal Quadir – CEO, bKash
  • Financial Conduct Authority – UK

17:15 – 18:00 Closing comments