The Mobile Payments Revolution: From the Unbanked to the Affluent, Dubai on the Cutting Edge
April 3, 2014
Hosted by Té Revesz
Just back from Dubai, Capgemini’s DEBBIE BAXLEY will talk about what goes into creating the world’s FIRST NATIONAL MOBILE WALLET. The emirate, in keeping with its Smart City vision, is offering an all-inclusive mobile wallet designed to serve all segments of its society, from Dubai’s own citizens to the expat community. designed to serve all segments of its society, from Dubai’s own citizens to the expat community. This unique wallet will also enable MICROPAYMENTS for millions of UNBANKED low wage migrant workers. Also unique: tourists attending Expo2020 will be able to download the wallet app at the airport. We’ll be joined by PREETI MEHTA, Director of Project Incubation (D2D Fund) and the $100K Financial Capability Development Competition to build mobile apps to help UN- and UNDERBANKED Americans have better access to products and services. Finalists will also have ACCESS TO START UP CASH. FinCapDev is building an ecosystem of developers, technologists, financial services firms, non-profits will work together to create products and tools for this $89 billion market. Can your firm play a role?
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Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.