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  • Los Angeles, CA - 3 Days
    June 6

    CFSI EMERGE: FinHealth by Design – Building Toward Better

    Over 3 days, more than 800 innovators will converge to share cutting-edge strategies and thought leadership on how to shape consumer behavior and build profitable products.

    Join us as we explore how design can shape financial wellness through this year’s theme, FinHealth by Design: Building Toward Better. What happens when you put financial health at the center of your strategy?

    The evidence is clear. 57% of Americans are struggling financially, and financial institutions, credit unions, technology innovators, and others have the power to meet their needs. Join us at EMERGE as we come together and put financial health strategies in motion to meet today’s consumer needs.

    This year, we explore what happens when you put financial health at the center of your strategy. A growing number of organizations are redesigning their businesses around customer well-being, using financial health as a foundation for strategy, product design, customer experience and innovation. As cross-industry visionaries grasp these opportunities, either from the ground up or as a critical pivot point in their business, you’ll hear from design and UX experts, tech innovators, and other thought leaders exploring how this shift can strengthen the financial lives of millions of Americans.

    Here’s a few reasons to attend EMERGE this year:

    • Insights that matter. As design thinking touches nearly every industry, hear stories from global businesses, design experts, policymakers and other leaders using this approach to solve for financial health. Gain strategies you can use right away as your organization works toward greater financial security for all Americans.
    • An unrivaled network. Connect and collaborate with leaders across every corner of the financial services industry who share your commitment to improving financial wellness. The premier event on consumer financial health, EMERGE brings together more than 800 like-minded innovators, providing unique opportunities to build better solutions together.
    • An immersive experience. Be inspired by Los Angeles’ vitality as we gather for three days in the heart of Hollywood. Enjoy morning yoga, private events in our guest lounge, and other premium amenities designed to drive conversation and deepen your connections with your industry colleagues.
  • Scotts Valley, CA - 3 Days
    June 6

    The 2018 Conscious Company Leaders Forum

    For three days, the top business leaders in the conscious business movement will gather in the redwood forests outside of Santa Cruz for an intimate gathering to have deep discussions about the topics that matter most to them. The Conscious Company Leaders Forum is about the experience — a curated group of leaders connecting around the shared interests, common goals, and collective challenges that come with being a truly conscious business leader.

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  • Kigali, Rwanda - 3 Days
    June 6

    Africa Innovation Summit 2018

    The AIS is an Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the people with the ideas, the policy makers, the researchers and academics, the business community, the youth, as well as innovators and thinkers into a coalition for collective action to promote and build an enabling environment for innovation in Africa. The goal is to engage as many people as possible in order to build a broad constituency in support of innovation in Africa. The basic fact is that Africa cannot outsource its development.

    The AIS platform includes regular Summits to promote dialogue, facilitate exchange of best practices among stakeholders and African countries, showcase what is happening on the continent, and share lessons of experience. The platform also includes engaging with African researchers and scholars to undertake case studies to tease out lessons of experience in order to facilitate learning by stakeholders. The African Innovation Exhibit which is also part of the AIS provides a stage to showcase homegrown innovations and innovators on the continent, while the Hackathons will challenge the people to come up with solutions to specific problems. The exhibitions and hackathons will allow stakeholders to seek ways to scale up potential solutions.

    Each AIS will build on the previous ones by deepening the dialogue, engaging a wider number of stakeholders, as well as by focusing Africa’s innovation potential to address the challenges facing the continent. The aims are to identify path breaking ideas and disruptive solutions to be developed and/scaled up in Africa as well as build a constituency to help address the fundamental challenges facing the continent.

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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    June 6

    Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers Report Webinar

    Following the launch (May 16th) of the FIBR report, “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers,” we are hosting a follow-up webinar to present the paper and its insights.

    As one of the first reports that looks at AI applied to financial services in Africa, this webinar is for fintech companies and FSPs in Africa, that might be interested or looking to move into AI. By presenting insights from the report and having a panel discussion, we seek to create awareness around the real-use cases of AI for FSPs that can augment the ability of companies to do business better.

    Matt Grasser, Deputy Director of Inclusive Fintech | BFA
    Qiuyan Xu, Chief Data Scientist | Cignifi
    Andrea Ottina, Chief Business Development Officer | Access Tanzania
    Sheel Mohot, Partner | 500 startups

    Moderated by Jane del Ser, Insights & Influence at BFA

    Related content:
    Read the report –
    An Experimental Gallery of AI Applications for MSMEs and PAYGo – FIBR.AI

    FIBR stands for Financial Inclusion on Business Runways and aims to learn how to transform emerging business data about low-income individuals and link them to inclusive financial services to deepen financial inclusion and its impact. FIBR is a project of BFA in partnership with Mastercard Foundation.

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