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mPayConnect Mobile Payment Web Seminar Series: "From Afghanistan to Silicon Valley: Mobile Financial Services for the Next Billion Customers"

Menekse Gencer,

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)

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Web seminar from the Kickoff event of the Mobile Payments Series on Sept. 3, 2009 brought to you from mPayConnect.  The series is co-hosted by The Wharton Club of Northern California and Harvard Business School Tech Alumni Clubs.

Webinar information will be sent to participants 48 hours before the start of event. Please make sure that your email address is correct.

Menekse Gencer, Founder of mPay Connect, is the presenter of this Mobile Payments Series that was hosted on Sept. 3 at Wharton’s MBA offices in San Francisco.    In this 1-hour webinar, Menekse will present foundational information around the Mobile Financial Services industry and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.  Future events in the Mobile Payments Series will build on this information.

In this Webinar that covers the Kickoff of the series, Menekse will cover the following:
1.       What is "Mobile Financial Services"?
2.        What’s the opportunity?

3.        What are the contributing enablers?

4.        What are the complicating factors?

5.        Review a Case Study


Mobile Payments is one of the hottest industries globally today.  The advent of electronic money movement, coupled with the ubiquity of mobile handsets in the market promises convergence of two industries which will lead to a transformation in certain segments of the financial services space.  Mobile Payments is attracting professionals from divergent industries… from experts in technology to wireless and handset providers to microfinance, alternative payments and banking professionals.  Some people claim that the intersection of mobile and finance has already, and will continue to, transform people’s lives, change the way business is conducted, and significantly impact GDP growth on a global scale.  The industry is nascent, offering the opportunity for new innovations.  It is also complex, providing challenges around regulatory constraints, consumer adoption, ecosystem relationships, and business models.

The goals of the mPay Connect Mobile Payments Series are:

1.      To educate professionals on topics around mobile payments

2.      To provide networking and a hub for business development

3.      To spur innovation in this industry

4.      To bridge the gap between the US with the rest of the world in this field

Have questions about mPayConnect Mobile Payment Web Seminar Series: "From Afghanistan to Silicon Valley: Mobile Financial Services for the Next Billion Customers"? Contact Menekse Gencer,


Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)

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Menekse Gencer,

Host: Menekse Gencer

Menekse Gencer began her career consulting to mobile network operators in Europe and later worked with high tech companies in Silicon Valley, followed by global financial institutions.  With the convergence of these three industries for Mobile Financial Services, Menekse is able to draw on her sixteen years of experience to provide unique perspectives around this complex ecosystem.

She has focused exclusively on the mobile financial services industry since 2005.  Her clients have included banks, alternative payments companies, mobile network operators, technology companies, and NGOs.  She led PayPal’s mobile business development group for North America for two years during which time she secured PayPal’s first mobile network operator deal and launched the “send money” service on Sprint’s mobile wallet.  As a consultant to their Joint Venture, she assisted Citigroup in the development of its mobile payments blueprint for its global Fortune 500 business customers and provided strategic input around mobile payments to SKTelecom Americas corporate development.
Her most recent area of focus is serving unbanked and under-banked consumers with mobile financial services.  To that end, she developed the mobile financial services product strategy and roadmap for a prepaid mobile network operator (MNO) in the United States whose customers are predominantly unbanked and created the mobile banking plan for EARN, a non-profit seeking to break the cycle of poverty by matching savings of low-wage workers and helping them invest in assets that build wealth.
Menekse has an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Harvard University with expertise in high tech, wireless, and financial services industries and was previously featured on the cover of Fortune Small Business Magazine. She is also a board member of Mobile Money Africa. 

For more information on her background, please view her Linked In profile:


mPay Connect provides strategic, product planning, and business development consulting services to clients interested in providing mobile payments to their customers. mPay connect is experienced in serving clients with banked and unbanked customers world-wide.


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