Mojaloop Foundation’s Director of Market and Partnerships, Steve Haley, will take part in multiple panels at the event:
Digital Public Goods: Spotlight on Payment System Interoperability
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Interoperability increases the value proposition of payments by increasing customer convenience. In the absence of interoperability, customers must go through complicated and costly work-arounds when transacting with users of different service providers.
Developing interoperable payment systems is a complex and often contentious process. A system that is successful in one market might not work in a different one—and vice versa.
To promote payment system interoperability as a digital public good, various initiatives have been launched, including the United Nations-led Digital Public Goods Alliance. These initiatives have aimed to bring together private sector companies, governments, and non-profits to develop and promote interoperable payment solutions that are open and accessible to all.
Challenges remain hindering the adoption of payment interoperability in emerging markets
- How do we implement clear and fair governance models that balance cooperation with competition among providers?
- What economic arrangements are necessary incentivise all stakeholders to fully participate?
- What operational model & infrastructure is required to safely and reliably connect providers?
Brooks Entwistle, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Ripple
Olivier Lens, Head of Sub-Sahara Africa, Swift
Raagulan Pathy, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Circle
Sandra Yao, Senior Vice President Africa, Thunes
Steve Haley, Director of Market Development, Mojaloop
Moderator: Arjun Vir Singh, Partner – Global Financial Services, Arthur D. Little
Digital Public Goods: A Deep Dive Roundtable
4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.