The seminar has been moved to South Campus Center room 305.

Sorry for the confusion, it is just one of those days.

- Esther

On Nov 28, 2017 10:54 AM, "Esther Jang" <infra...@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

> Reminder: *this is in 1 hour* in the Harris Hydraulics Building
> <http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/hhl>!
> -Esther
>
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Esther Jang <infra...@cs.washington.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> Please join us for the Change Seminar this week on *Tuesday 11/28/2017* in
>> the large conference room of *Harris Hydraulics* from *12-1 pm*. *Note
>> the room **change for this week!!*
>>
>>
>> *Who:* Pwint Htun
>>
>> *What:* Myanmar's Digital Financial Services industry: Vision for 2020
>>
>> *When:* Tuesday Nov 28
>> *Where:* 12pm in Harris Hydraulics
>>
>> *Abstract: *
>> A University of Washington alumnus, Pwint Htun, has been the hidden
>> figure behind the Digital Financial Services industry for her homeland of
>> Myanmar since mid-2012. As ICTD and DFS industry advisor to the Government
>> of Myanmar, Pwint continues to play a crucial role in building up
>> digital financial services industry as Myanmar has transformed from the
>> third least connected in the world. Today, 90% of the population of Myanmar
>> has affordable 3G coverage with the majority of Myanmar citizens on
>> smartphones. In 2017, Pwint Htun co-authored "Mobilizing Myanmar" for
>> the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Report is downloadable at
>> goo.gl/xEDYF8
>>
>> Myanmar has one of the poorest banking infrastructures in Southeast Asia.
>> The banking sector and ATM network cannot reach rural areas. Today, there
>> are more active SIMs than the number of people in Myanmar. People in rural
>> areas have smartphones charged with solar panels.
>>
>> With backing from the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, the digital
>> financial services industry is poised to be transformative for the people
>> of Burma by end of 2020. The people of Burma have leapfrogged from $1500
>> SIM cards for the elite few to pervasive smartphones and mobile financial
>> services intended for rural and urban poor and women.
>>
>> *Related articles:  *
>> Economist magazine from October 12
>> https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/2173019
>> 9-rudimentary-financial-services-are-offer-places-roads-do-not-reach
>>
>> Frontier Magazine:
>> https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/funny-money-in-myanmars-fintech-sector
>>
>> Irrawaddy News:
>> https://www.irrawaddy.com/in-person/ma-pwint-htun-everyone-w
>> ill-using-mobile-financial-services-next-three-years.html
>>
>
>
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