2018 Forum programme

ITU Specialized Session
Smart ABC Expert Roundtable: The role of digital finance in smart, sustainable cities
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 12C

Digital financial services are key to the effective operation of many aspects of smart cities, improving smart urban living in all areas from transportation to health, homes, utilities and public services. What are the barriers to adopting or increasing the use of smart banking in terms of standardization, regulation, security and infrastructure? How can we make digital financial services secure to increase trust and minimize security risks? Where will the greatest impact of fintech and disruptive financial services be felt? Will smart financial services increase inclusivity by bringing more and more of the unbanked into financial systems – and what successful examples of smart banking in Africa can we emulate and build on?

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders