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With Kathryn Garcia (NYC Mayoral Candidate & NYC Sanitation Dept. Commissioner), Esther Dyson (Founder, Wellville), Amy Young (Digital Strategist, Microsoft), Scott Mattingley-Scott (Quantum Ambassador & Principal, IBM), Frank La Vigne (Digital Tech Architect & Evangelist, Microsoft).
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at 03:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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1. Esther Dyson, Founder, Wellville & acclaimed Angel Investor
2. Scott Mattingley-Scott, IBM Quantum Ambassador Leader EMEA & AP & Principal
3. Amy Young, Industry Digital Strategist, Microsoft
4. Frank La Vigne, Data & Digital Tech Architect & Evangelist, Microsoft
5. Kathryn Garcia, New York City Mayoral Candidate / NYC Sanitation Dept. Commissioner

Rough Outline:

Disrupting Finance. The Unbanked & Underbanked in NYC

11% or 350,000 people in New York City are Unbanked (have no bank account) a further 22% or 700,000 people are Underbanked.
This lack of access to financial services for the most vulnerable encourages a cycle of poverty.
What are the reasons for being Unbanked or Underbanked, How can this be solved & What our our institutions doing right now?

Bank transfers, e-wallets, cash-based payments, & other local payment methods have previously been called alternative payment methods. But they are no longer the alternative; they are the norm for most of the world. - James Booth, Finance Monthly

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Moderator: Oliver Christie, Futurist & AI Strategist

MC: Sep DiMeglio, Premier Developer Consultant, Microsoft

Interactive Videographer:
Jeffrey Paul, Ziotag: advanced deep-tagging.

Fireside Chat to follow one week later on April 14. Please send in your questions beforehand directly to the organizer on this Meetup page or to:

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When: Apr 7,[masked]:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Topic: FinTech: Tech Disrupts The Unbanked Main Panel

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