Director, IDEO CoLab
Becca Carroll is a director at IDEO and a business designer. She co-leads Last Mile Money, an initiative in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focused on connecting underserved communities to the digital economy. In her past life, she's been an entrepreneur and a marketer, and has researched and designed for the future of decentralized financial systems through IDEO's CoLab. Becca completed her MBA at Harvard Business School.
Decentralized Money and Financial Inclusion
Thurs - Sept. 23
1:00 am EDT
For rural, low-income or displaced people globally, last-mile financial systems are a challenge. They’re expensive to deliver and participate in, and often don’t solve for core user needs. Recent high-profile projects have brought up the question—how do emerging and decentralized technologies make development work better for low-income people?
Cryptocurrencies, distributed ledger technologies, and the decentralized web might be becoming the foundational infrastructure of a new global financial system, one more open and inclusive by design. What could that look like? What opportunities can we squint at—today, tomorrow and in the future?