correction: South Campus Center room 350
- Esther

On Nov 28, 2017 12:24 PM, "Esther Jang" <infra...@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

> 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-f
>>> intech-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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