Konstantin Peric

Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor Bill & 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 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the Level One Project initiative to foster deployment of payment platforms to serve the poor (http://leveloneproject.org), and the open source Mojaloop software (http://Mojaloop.io). 

He serves on boards of philanthropic and technology companies who help inspire generosity and purpose in support of the poor.

Previously, he was the co-founder and leader of Innotribe, the SWIFT initiative to enable collaborative innovation in the financial industry. At SWIFT, he was also the chief architect of SWIFTNet, the backbone worldwide secure network currently connecting 8,000 banks and 1,000 corporations, and servicing daily the world economy.

He is the author of "The Castle And The Sandbox", a book explaining how to foster innovation in established systems and companies.

 

DX Connect: Digital Engagement 2019

2:00 PM Welcome to the age of interoperability: collaboration as the key to inclusive growth

In countries and regions throughout Africa, interoperability between digital financial services has surged from a worthy goal to an active reality, leapfrogging traditional banking infrastructures in the process. These digital financial services have brought financial inclusion to a tipping point. To connect services for low-cost, seamless, real-time payments means deliberate and collaborative action across sectors. Kosta Peric, Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks about how inclusive growth requires inclusive action between governments, regulators, and commercial providers.   

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Konstantin.

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