The Digital Opportunity: Reducing Global Poverty through Economic Innovation | April 20, 2017

The Digital Finance Future Series Final Event | April 20, 2017
Program: 3:30–6 PM | Reception: 6–7:30 PM
The Digital Opportunity:
Reducing Global Poverty
through Economic Innovation
Meridian International Center
1624 Crescent Place, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
in partnership with
Simone di Castri, Director of Policy and Ecosystem Development, BFA
Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO, Meridian International Center
Matt Homer, Senior Digital Finance Advisor at the U.S. Development Lab, USAID
John Hurley, Visiting Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
Dr. Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Managing Director, Better Than Cash Alliance
Kabir Kumar, Head of Global Policy and Ecosystem, Omidyar Network
Ida Rademacher, Executive Director of the Financial Security Program,  The Aspen Institute
Pia Roman, Head of Inclusive Finance Advocacy Staff, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia, USAID
Mitchell Strauss, Special Advisor for Socially Responsible Investment Finance, OPIC
Nadia van de Walle, Program Manager of Financial Inclusion Insights, InterMedia
Michael Wiegand, Director of Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We welcome you to join other visionaries and international leaders
from the public and private sectors at the culminating event of The Digital Finance Future series.
Through featured speakers and panels, we will explore the power of digital in the global economy,
the role of technology in finance regulations, the customer experience with financial services,
and the opportunity for U.S. leadership in advancing economic inclusion worldwide.
After the program, we will convene in Meridian’s Linden Garden to celebrate the series together.
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or contact Kacie Gauthier at or (202) 939-5521.