Bluechain to present multiple keynotes and sessions at the Financial Inclusion Summit and Seamless East Africa 2017 this week

If you plan to attend the Financial Inclusion Conference or Seamless East Africa, please be sure to check out Bluechain’s sessions at both of these events. Bluechain’s Managing Director Africa, Yoku Korshah, will be discussing a range of issues that are impacting East African financial institutions, from financial inclusion to merchant acquisition strategies. Korsah will draw from his deep domain expertise with over 25 years in payments, consulting and advisory services, and experience as the former Chief Operating Officer of the Ghana Interbank Payments and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), to moderate and present the following keynotes and sessions:

Financial Inclusion Summit, September 5, Radisson Blu Nairobi, Kenya

The Financial Inclusion Summit East Africa is set to bring together all stakeholders involved in financial inclusion to discuss critical challenges, opportunities, pilot programmes and future roadmaps. Yoku Korsah will present a session in the summit’s opening track on “Evaluating the State of East African Financial Inclusion”:

POWERING FINANCIAL INCLUSION WITH INNOVATION
Yoku Korsah, Managing Director, Bluechain Africa

  • Creating new products and services that fulfil an unmet need
  • Scaling proven solutions across East Africa
  • Working with cross-sector partners
  • Addressing challenges and opportunities in agriculture, education, health, trade and entrepreneurship, energy, water, sanitation
  • What does a future where more people are financially included look like?

Seamless East Africa, 6-7 September, Radisson Blu Nairobi, Kenya

Seamless East Africa is the key meeting place for this brave new world of commerce. It brings together the region’s premier smart card, payments, banking and identification conference and exhibition. Yoku Korsah will moderate and present the following Seamless East Africa keynotes:

KEYNOTE PANEL: INCREASING INTEROPERABILITY—THE ROLE OF NATIONAL PAYMENT SWITCHES
10:10 am Wednesday 6 September
Moderator: Yoku Korsah, Managing Director, Bluechain Africa

  • Expanding access to financial services as well as financial inclusion
  • Re-evaluating the effectiveness of legacy core banking infrastructure
  • Adopting innovative technologies to facilitate seamless payment systems
  • Promoting co-opetition between financial institutions

Panel: Jennifer Theuri, CEO – Fintech lead, Integrated Payment Services Ltd; Anton Groenewald, Head of Pre-sales: Africa, BPC Banking Technologies; Bizuneh Bekele, CEO, Ethswitch S.C

BUILDING OUT A LOW-COST MERCHANT ACQUISITION STRATEGY IN EAST AFRICA
12:23 pm Wednesday 6 September
Speaker: Yoku Korsah,  Managing Director, Bluechain Africa

Attending the conferences?

To discuss how Bluechain might help you with your financial inclusion initiatives, speak to us at the Financial Inclusion Summit or visit our sponsor booth #28 during Seamless East Africa, 6-7 September 2017.

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