Agenda & Speakers


  • Leveraging Digital Finance for Financial Inclusion
  • Where Countries are on Their Digital Journey – The Inclusive Digital Economy Scorecard
  • Scaling for Impact – Methodologies, Approaches and Implementations Insights
  • The Next Stage of Digital Payments Transformation in Emerging Asia
  • Participation Challenges for Real Time Payments
  • New Opportunities for Mobile Money Providers: Where are the Emerging Growth Markets?
  • Driving QR Standards and Open Banking Agenda to Bring Interoperability and Avoid Fragmentation
  • Economic Impact of Digital Loans on Mobile Money Agents
  • Financial and Technology Needs for Rural Populations
  • Responding to the Needs of MSMEs
  • Case Studies of the Financial Inclusion Strategy of Digital Banks
  • Mobile Money Value Proposition: From Enterprise Solutions for Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to e-Commerce, Credit, Savings and Insurance
  • Blockchain for Cross-Border Payments
  • Collaboration with Fintech Players
  • Cyber Security and Risk Management: The Threats Facing Emerging Markets
  • Digital Solutions for Women and Farmers in Accessing Finance
The Speakers Roster at the 12th Mobile Money & Financial Inclusion Summit is being curated to provide a diverse perspective from different stakeholders in the mobile money, telco and financial inclusion eco-system. Meet some of our distinguished speakers for 2021:
  • Md Ashraful Alam, General Manager, Bangladesh Bank (The Central Bank of Bangladesh)
  • Paul Luchtenburg, Country Technical Lead, UNCDF
  • David Kleiman, Digital Catalyser-Partner, PHB Development
  • Md Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director, Bank Asia Ltd, Bangladesh
  • Sakshi Chadha, Senior Insights Manager, Mobile Money, Mobile for Development, GSMA
  • Vince Parr, General Manager for Asia, Tiaxa
  • Dom Braun, Managing Director APAC (ex-JP/KOR), Episode Six (E6)
  • Steve Haley, Director of Economic Development, ModusBox, India/USA
  • Dr Russell Toth, Economist, The University of Sydney
  • Tim Scheffmann, CEO, LTS Ventures, Laos
  • Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Regional Digital Technical Specialist, Digital Hub for Asia, UNCDF
  • Bryan Carroll, CEO & Co-Founder, TNEX Digital Bank, Vietnam
  • Ken Streutker, Manager - Investor Relations & Marketing, Lao Telecommunications
  • Arivuvel Ramu, Group CTO, Tonik Bank
  • Lito Villanueva, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation & Inclusion Officer, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
  • Minh Pham, GM of Vietnam, Mambu
  • Lars Saquero Moller, Managing Director, Agroclimatica, Denmark
  • Mohamed Ibrahim, Former Minister of Telecommunications,Somalia & and current Fellow,Melbourne University and Swinburne University
  • Philly Vongpraseuth, CEO, The Solver Laos
  • Neel Bhandari, Head of Alternative Financing, dltledgers , Singapore
  • Elwyn Panggabean, Director,Advisory Services SEA, Women’s World Banking , Denmark


  • Tun Zaw, Deputy Director General, Financial Regulatory Department, Ministry of Planning & Finance, Myanmar
  • Char Sopheap, Senior Vice President & Head of Product Development Division, Acleda Bank, Cambodia
  • Ambrish Dixit, Managing Director, TrueMoney, Myanmar
  • Grant Norris, Regional Manager/Asia, Blue Orchard Finance, Cambodia
  • Alison Grun, Regional Director APAC, Software Group
  • Prasoon Sinha, Deputy CEO & COO, Wave Money
  • Suhail Bhat, Digital Transformation Products & Services Director, Ooredoo
  • Allen Gilstrap, CEO, Ongo
  • Cedric Javary, International Technical Specialist Inclusive Finance, UNCDF
  • Silja Bellinger, Project Manager, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Jana Kadian, Managing Director, ADVANS Myanmar
  • Paul Luchtenburg, Country Coordinator, UNCDF
  • Than Than Swe, Director General, Financial Institutions Supervision Department, Central Bank of Myanmar
  • Ko Ko Maung, Director, Financial Regulatory Department, Myanmar
  • Bhuvanesh Shukla, CTO, Asia Green Development Bank
  • Brad Jones, CEO, Wave Money
  • Drew Johnson, Digital Financial Services Consultant, Modusbox, USA
  • Pwint Htun, Founder & President, Mobilizing Myanmar
  • Robin Chua, Senior General Manager, KBZ Bank
  • Argha Bose, Head Cyber Security and Risk Business, MIBS-Tata Advanced Systems
  • Richard See, Chief Marketing Officer, CB Bank
  • Eleonora Castaldo, CEO, Shwe Lan
  • Luis Rodrigue, CTO, Seedstars
  • Nyi Nyein, CEO, Thitsaworks
  • Phyu Yamin Myat, CEO & Co-Founder, Myanmar Development Partners ,and Chief Executive Committee Member, Myanmar MicroFinance Association
  • Jason Loughnane, Head of Digital Credit, Yoma Bank
  • Peter Brimble, Senior Technical Advisor (Private Sector Development), Dana Facility
  • Matt Wallace, Managing Director, ONOW


Do you have an interesting and enthusiastic presentation that you would like to share at this Summit? Please take into account the following issues for your presentation:
  • The content should make a bridge between technology and deployment including the potential business case
  • Which problem(s) do you solve?
  • Technological advancements with respect to the rest of the current market
  • Cooperation (technological wise, business wise, deployment wise)
  • Market/application potential
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