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Feb 28, 2013

Mobile

Postcards from #MWC13: Visa’s Rodrigo Meireles on Latin America

Visa’s announcements at Mobile World Congress of our partnership with Samsung to accelerate mobile NFC payments,  the Visa Ready Partner Program and our financial inclusion research with the GSMA mWomen Programme have been well-received by those attending and covering the show.

Rodrigo Meireles, Visa’s Head of Mobile Product for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), sees announcements like these having a positive impact on his market, as Visa works to partner with financial institutions, mobile operators and mobile manufacturers in key countries like Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Colombia:

See the full interview with Migues below:

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Posted by: Lucas Mast, Visa Corporate Relations on February 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Feb 27, 2013

Voices of Inclusion: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

From Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress show floor, Visa’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Douglas Sabo interviews thought leaders from the public, private and NGO sectors about the impact mobile services are having on financial inclusion efforts around the world.

Next in the series, Douglas sits down with Daniel Radcliffe, Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

View the entire Voices of Inclusion series here.

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on February 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Feb 27, 2013

Postcards from #MWC13: Ashwin Raj on Emerging Markets

As Visa’s Head of Mobile Product in Emerging Markets, Ashwin Raj talks about the importance of Visa’s participation at Mobile World Congress and how it allows Visa to showcase our capabilities, offering a view of what we have accomplished so far–as well articulate our vision for the future of payments.

Ashwin explains how mobile technology has revolutionized the way financial services reach unbanked and under-served consumers in emerging markets and the role Visa plays in making mobile money transactions secure, reliable and convenient.

See Ashwin’s full interview below:

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Posted by: Lucas Mast, Visa Corporate Relations on February 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Feb 27, 2013

Voices of Inclusion: UNCDF’s Till Bruett

From the show floor at Mobile World Congress, Visa’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, Douglas Sabo interviews thought leaders from the public, private and NGO sectors about the impact mobile services are having on financial inclusion efforts around the world.

Next in the series, Douglas sits down with Till Bruett, Advisor and Programme Manager for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF’) Mobile Money for the Poor initiative.

In this video, Bruett shares an overview of UNCDF’s work around the world and highlights the convergence of the diverse set of stakeholders supporting financial inclusion.

View the entire Voices of Inclusion series here.

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on February 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Feb 27, 2013

Voices of Inclusion: Daryl Collins, Author & BFA Director

From the show floor at Mobile World Congress, Visa’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, Douglas Sabo interviews thought leaders from the public, private and NGO sectors about the impact mobile services are having on financial inclusion efforts around the world.

Next in the series, Douglas sits down with Daryl Collins, Author of Portfolios of the Poor and Director at Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) for an extended discussion of the research recently released BFA, the GSMA mWomen Programme and Visa Inc. exploring how women around the world manage their money and how mobile money services can help meet their financial needs.

Among her insights, Daryl shares information about how the money management techniques of women differ from men and the importance of the income that women earn and contribute to family expenses. Daryl shared additional information from the study, including what women reported as the most appealing features of mobile financial services: convenience, security and privacy.

Daryl Collins, Author of Portfolios of the Poor and Director at Bankable Frontier Associates

Other videos in the “Voices of Inclusion” series:

Dr. Maura O’Neill, USAID

Chris Locke, GSMA Mobile for Development

Elizabeth Berthe, Mercy Corps

Cherie Blair, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

 

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on February 27, 2013 at 8:50 am

Feb 26, 2013

Postcards from #MWC13: Visa Global Head of Product Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy, Visa’s Global Head of Product, takes a break from the hustle and bustle of Mobile World Congress to offer his perspective of why mobile payments are at the center of this year’s show.

See  Jim’s insights on how the industry dialogue is evolving and why there is  an increased focus on consumers, merchants and commerce in 2013–and the coolest thing he has seen at #MWC13:

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Posted by: Lucas Mast, Visa Corporate Relations on February 26, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Feb 26, 2013

Voices of Inclusion: Cherie Blair

Broadcasting from the Mobile World Congress show floor, Visa’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, Douglas Sabo continues his conversations with thought leaders from the public, private and NGO sectors about the impact mobile services are having on financial inclusion efforts around the world. 

Next in the series of conversations is Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, wife of the former Prime Minister and global ambassador for women entrepreneurs:

Other videos in the “Voices of Inclusion” series:

Dr. Maura O’Neill, USAID

Chris Locke, GSMA Mobile for Development

Elizabeth Berthe, Mercy Corps

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on February 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Feb 26, 2013

Voices of Inclusion: Mercy Corps and GSMA Mobile for Development

Visa’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Douglas Sabo continues his conversations with thought leaders from the public, private and NGO sectors about the impact mobile services are having on financial inclusion efforts around the world. 

Next in the series of conversations is Elizabeth Berthe, Senior Director of Financial Services Innovation at Mercy Corps and Chris Locke, Managing Director of GSMA Mobile for Development.

Elizabeth Berthe, Mercy Corps

 

Chris Locke, GSMA Mobile for Development

 Other videos in the “Voices of Inclusion” series:

Dr. Maura O’Neill, USAID

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on February 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Feb 26, 2013

Voices of Inclusion at #MWC13

In series of conversations launching at Mobile World Congress, Visa’s Head of Corporate Responsibility Douglas Sabo interviews thought leaders from the public, private and NGO sectors about the impact mobile services are having on financial inclusion efforts around the world.

Douglas Sabo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Visa

Dr. Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer, USAID

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on February 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Feb 26, 2013

Postcards From #MWC13: Greetings from Bill Gajda

Greetings from Barcelona!

Mobile World Congress is underway and Visa’s presence is stronger than ever. With mobile commerce and mobile payments listed among MWC13’s top three agenda items, Visa’s Head of Mobile Bill Gajda (@billgajda) welcomes those in person and online to #MWC13.  For those attending the show, please drop byVisa’s booth  at Hall 6, Booth 6E40.

As we continue to feature highlights from the show  floor, we welcome you to share comments and questions around Mobile World Congress.  Follow us @VisaNews for updates from #MWC13!

Watch the clip below to see a welcome note from Bill:

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Posted by: Lucas Mast, Visa Corporate Relations on February 26, 2013 at 6:26 am