FinTech: The Future of Finance

With the introduction of debit and credit cards, technology has been playing an increasingly important role in finance. But for the first time, there is a chance that technology platforms might displace banks altogether.

Join YPFP for a career panel discussion on the new world of finance with Ami Dalal, Fonta Gilliam, and Dan Kleinbaum. The panel will address the rise of fintech, its role in foreign policy, and potential career opportunities. The discussion will be moderated by YPFP Cybersecurity / Tech Fellow Spandana Singh.

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Where: Qatar-America Institute

101 Constitution Ave NW, 901, Washington, DC 20001

Check-in: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Discussion: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Post-Discussion Mingle: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Ami Dalal* is the Vice President of Social Enterprise Innovation at FINCA International. She is a seasoned investor with more than 15 years of principal investing experience in a range of sectors including impact investing, consumer products, infrastructure and real estate. Prior to FINCA, Ami was strategic adviser to Ashoka’s Social Finance Services initiative, leading a search in innovative financial mechanisms to accelerate financing for social impact.


Fonta Gilliam* is chief executive officer and founder of Sou Sou, a fintech social enterprise that is revolutionizing the way that women and millennial entrepreneurs save money and invest. Fonta is a strategic thinker and problem solver with over 10 years of domestic and overseas experience as a U.S. diplomat shaping international development policies and programs for the White House, the U.S. State Department, USAID, nonprofits, and the private sector.


Dan Kleinbaum* is the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab). He is responsible for sourcing and supporting innovative financial technology startups. Dan spent five years as co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Beyonic. Beyonic makes it easy for businesses to eliminate their need to use cash and use mobile payments across multiple networks in multiple countries. He was responsible for all the day-to-day tasks not related to technology that kept the business operating and grew the business from idea stage to a profitable business with a multi-million dollar valuation. Dan has three years experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues.


Please note this event will be off-the-record and open to YPFP members only.

NextGen Development events teach NextGenners new skills while helping them unlearn outdated ones. NextGen professionals will learn the latest techniques and strategies to navigate across industries, cultures, and excel in their careers to become trend-setting leaders.

*The views and opinions expressed by these panelists are strictly personal, and do not reflect the views and opinions of their affiliated organizations or employers.

May 23, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Qatar-America Institute
101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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