Jake Kendall – Digital Financial Service Innovation Lab

I’d like to welcome you back to Change for the 2017 Winter Quarter.
Please join us tomorrow for a talk and discussion about digital financial services for the poor.  Jake Kendall will be joining us to to talk about the Digital Financial Service Innovation Lab which is part of Caribou Digital.  His group is helping jump-start lots of exciting financial inclusion projects and recently conducted a design sprint in Dar es Salaam.

What:  Digital Financial Service Innovation Lab

When:  12pm Tuesday, Jan 10

Where: The Allen Center, CSE 203

Jake is a visiting researcher in ICTD at UW CSE focusing on fintech innovations for developing countries. He is also the Director of the Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab) housed at Caribou Digital. The DFSLab engages in seed stage investing and rapid prototyping of internally-generated ideas to create fintech innovations that will profitably bring households in developing countries from the cash economy into the digital financial realm. Formerly Jake was Deputy Director of Research and Emerging Technologies within the Financial Services for the Poor Team at the Gates Foundation where his team helped create the global data architecture for tracking financial inclusion.