Lead M-Pesa Architect to speak at 2019 Digital Impact Awards Africa summit.


Our Reporter.

Leading Digital Financial Services (DFS) technologist, Warren Carew will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 Digital Impact Awards Africa (#DIAA2019) summit slated for 20th September at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

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.

About #DIAA2019.

Under the theme Include Everyone, Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion and Cybersecurity. The #DIAA2019 summit will be attended by C-Level Executives, Senior Digital and Finance players from across the continent.

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.

Also on the agenda are the Awards which recognize, celebrate and appreciate different individuals and organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities.

“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.

See you all on 20th September at Kampala Serena Hotel.