Arunjay Katakam

Arunjay Katakam is a former EY consultant who has co-founded three startups, one of which eventually sold to Twitter. He works with the likes of the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the GSMA, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to increase financial inclusion through mobile money payments and digital public infrastructure. Arunjay has mentored over 20 inclusive fintech startups with DFS Lab and was a venture builder with Catalyst Fund. He diligently advocates for a zero-fee customer payment model in his book, The Power of Micro Money Transfers.
Wednesday, October 12
11:00 am - 11:40 pm

Hope or Hype: How digital innovation will unlock economic opportunities

Blockchain’s promise is rooted in its ability to create economic opportunity for those left behind in the current system. But how do the organizations and researchers committed to these goals really think about the role of digital transformation and blockchain? Will it be a gamechanger or is it just hype? Come to this panel discussion to explore the answers.