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Lead M-Pesa architect to speak at 2019 Digital Impact Awards in Kampala

Warren is a core member of the team that developed and successfully launched the world changing mobile money service M-PESA in Kenya. (PHOTO/ Courtesy)

KAMPALA – Leading Digital Financial Services (DFS) technologist, Warren Carew will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 Digital Impact Awards Africa (#DIAA2019), Africa’s most important gathering of C-Level Executives and senior Digital and IT executives, slated for September 20 at the Kampala Serena Hotel, officials have confirmed.

This summit will explore the strategic trends and technologies that are shaping the future of financial inclusion, Digital, IT and business.

Over 500 African executives will come together to discuss key topics including digital financial inclusion, interoperability, data & analytics, artificial intelligence, customer experience, cybersecurity and much more.

Mr. Warren was a core member of the team that developed and successfully launched the world-changing mobile money service M-PESA in Kenya in 2007.

He is currently the Vice President and General Manager of ModusBox – a software firm that enables enterprise integration through Business to Business (B2B) digital and finance services solutions.

Their latest revolution is Mojaloop; an open-source software for financial services companies, government regulators, and others taking on the challenges of interoperability and financial inclusion. Mojaloop is supported by Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“There are 16 Uganda and 6 Continental Categories.  The most coveted accolade is Digital Brand of the Year. The six shortlisted nominees for Digital Brand of the Year (Airtel, MTN, Centenary, DFCU, Stanbic and Standard Chartered Bank) were assessed for their digital-first approach to changing the lives of Ugandans, mainly disadvantaged communities – women, youth and PWDs,” Innocent Kawooya, the CEO HiPipo – the organisers of the event noted.

Under the theme Include Everyone, Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion, and Cybersecurity. Precisely; the Awards seek to recognize, celebrate and appreciate different individuals and organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities. This annual event is a gathering of C-Level Executives, senior Digital and Finance executives from across the continent.

The Awards gala is slated for 20th September at the Kampala Serena hotel. It will be attended by digital and financial inclusion experts from across the continent, regulators, development partners and active industry players.

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