Jan Chipchase Goes to Washington

By Sam Martin - August 2, 2010
As part of Tech@State, the US State Department’s ongoing series of collaborative discussions on the subject of mobile money, Jan Chipchase presented “Scaling the Mobile Frontier” today, a talk exploring how we can leverage technology and partnerships for sustainable development and financial inclusion.
The Tech@State series is part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "21st Century Statecraft" initiative. It was established to connect leaders, new innovators, government personnel, and technologists to work together on 21st century technology solutions to improve education, health, and welfare challenges facing our society today. The event created an idea and technology exchange among participants and aims to address questions such as, "What do case studies reveal about success and failure? and "What are the applications of mobile money and its implications for U.S. foreign policy?"
In case you missed this morning's livestream, you can follow the #TechAtState hashtag for nuggets of Twitter content from the session or peruse Jan's speech and slides — reproduced below, in full. Look for more findings from Jan after his trip to Afganistan this summer to do further research on mobile money. That trip is to be funded by the Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion, which receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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