Changing Lives Through Mobile

Innovation in Emerging Markets Thursday, June 19th, 2014 • 9:00am-4:30pm • United Nations New York Delegate’s Dining Room South Terrace (entrance on 47th St and 1st Ave) Register Here

Keynote Speaker

photo color croppedRan Makavy

Director of Product Management, Facebook


Victor MulasVictor Mulas
ICT Innovation Specialist, The World Bank


Ruth_photoRuth Goodwin-Groen
Managing Director, Better than Cash Alliance  


9:00AM Coffee and Registration
9:30 Opening Remark/Setting the Mobile Stage
Louise Guido, CEO, ChangeCorp
Karen Newman, Senior Communications Consultant, Business Call to Action
9:45 Panel 1: The Mobile-Only Generation: Building Skills for Youth
Moderator: Kristen Roggemann, GSMA
Gillian Javetski, Senior Program Analyst, Dimagi
Ravi Karkara, Global Advisor to the World Conference on Youth 2014 + Expert Adviser Children and Youth (Global), UN-Habitat/UNMC
Rebekah Levi, ICT and Evaluation Specialist, JBS International
10:30 Panel 2: Women and Mobile for Development
Moderator: Chris Burns, Senior Advisor and Team Lead for Mobile Access, USAID
Angela Baker, Senior Manager, Wireless Reach at Qualcomm
Shireen Santosham, Senior Insights Manager, mWomen Programme M4D, GSMA
Judithe Registre, Director, Because I am a Girl, Plan International
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Inclusion of Women into the Digital World in New York City
Laurie Cumbo, Council Member, Chair of Committee on Women’s Issues, New York City
11:45 Spotlight: The SmartWoman Project
Louise Guido, CEO, ChangeCorp
12:00PM Spotlight: Mobiles for Midwives
Gary Fowlie, Head, Liaison Office to the United Nations, Strategy and Policy Unit, International Telecommunication Union 
12:15 Lunch Break
1:30 Keynote Speaker
Ran Makavy, Director of Product Management, Facebook
1:45 Panel 3: Mobile Money for the Unbanked
Moderator: Louise Guido, CEO, ChangeCorp
Mamta Rodrigues, Vice President, Senior Business Leader – Global Mobile Product, VISA
Chris Burns, Senior Advisor and Team Lead for Mobile Access, USAID as part of the Better than Cash Alliance
Bolaji Akinboro, Co-founder and Director, Cellulant Nigeria
2:30 Panel 4: SmartCities of Tomorrow
Moderator: Maria Galindo, Executive Manager, Barcelona Urban Habitat, Barcelona City Council
Julia Lopez i Ventura, Head of Smart City & ICT International Office, Barcelona City Council
Victor Mulas, ICT Innovation Specialist, The World Bank
Sophia Tu, Program Manager, Corporate Citizenship, IBM
3:15 Spotlight: Worldreader
Perisa Raznatovic, Mobile Platform Manager, Worldreader
3:30 Open Discussion/Networking
4:30 Closing Remarks

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