On August 2, 2010, the State Department held the second discussion in the Tech@State series at the George C. Marshall Center, at the U.S. Department of State.
After a welcome by Maria Otero, former Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, participants heard from Jan Chipchase, Director, Frog Design; Carol Realini, CEO, Obopay; Lois Quinn, U.S. Department of Treasury; Monica Brand, Principal Director, Frontier Investments, ACCION International; Shainoor Khoja, Roshan-Afghanistan; Kabir Kumar, CGAP; Clients of Opportunity Bank, Colombia (via livestream); Bill Barhydt, m-Via; Menekse Gencer, mPay Connect; Bart Stidham; Ben Lyon, FrontlineSMS:Credit; and Raul Hinojosa Ojeda, UCLA.
You can watch video archives of the event online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tech-state.
We have begun an online collaboration forum to keep the Mobile Money event alive and growing, as well as to host future Tech@State conversations. Please visit techatstate.ning.com.
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-07/26/10 Background Information: Clients of Opportunity Bank, Colombia
-07/30/10 State Hosts Tech@State: Mobile Money & Financial Inclusion; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC