The Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine

The Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) presents:

The Bottom of the Pyramid in Practice

Monday, June 1st 1:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2nd 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Doheny Beach Conference Room, Student Center
University of California, Irvine

The “bottom of the pyramid” (BoP) - the four billion people who live on less than $2 per day - has been discovered by development and business alike, as a target market, a potential revenue stream, and a focus for development strategies. This workshop brings together leading researchers from academia, industry and development to better understand the BoP in practice, to assess some of the claims and reflect on the concept itself as it has circulated and transformed, with a special focus on information and communication technologies.


Bill Maurer, UC Irvine
Isha Ray, UC Berkeley
Aishwarya Ratan, Microsoft Research India
John Sherry, Intel Corporation
Olga Morawczynski, University of Edinburgh
Savita Bailur, London School of Economics
Anke Schwittay, RiOS Institute
Tony Salvador, Intel Corporation
Dawn Nafus, Intel Corporation
Paul Thomas, Intel’s Chief Economist
Renee Kuriyan, Intel Corporation
Scott Mainwaring, Intel Corporation
Hsain Illhaine, Iowa State University
Julia Elyachar, UC Irvine
Paul Dourish, UC Irvine
Jo Tacchi, Queensland University of Technology
Samantha Cross, UC Irvine
Heather Horst, UC Irvine
Vijay Gurbaxani, CRITO
Mohammed Mohammed, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

For schedule and information, visit the institute’s website at To register, please email Jenny Fan by May 27th at or call (949) 824-2284.

Sponsors: Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations at UC Irvine (CRITO), and Intel’s People and Practices Research Group