Public Speaking

Speaking Engagements

Dr. Babcock is adept at articulating the potential of and frameworks for the exciting and new space of mobile money and mobile solutions for the base of the pyramid.  He has done extensive speaking engagements in Africa, Asia, Europe and Washington DC about the potential for inserting digital finance into rural village economies that are driven by agriculture as a gateway to serving the households needs for credit, savings, education, health, water, utilities, food, transport and other expenditures.  Informed by his extensive research and advisory he shares his vision for the potential of ICT and mobile solutions to impact those at the base of the economic pyramid – and the hard work that will be required.  

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Event Date Location Topic
ICT4Ag Conference  June 10 Washington DC Mobile solutions for agriculture
Formation of agriculture/solar mobile finance strategic alliances April 9 to 22 Ghana Chief ecosystem director for agriculture mobile payments embedded with pay-as-you-go solar energy services

Past Speaking Engagements

Event Date Location Topic
Agricultural Finance Roundtable: Innovation for Scale September 29, 2015, 12:30pm-5:30pm Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, VA Mobile Finance and Solutions
10th INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY WORKSHOP: DIGITAL ECONOMY 31st August and 1st September, 2015 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Mobile Finance and Solutions
ICT4AG June 2015 Washington, DC Lunch table discussion leader for Digital Financial Services for Value Chain Actors
 Olam International internal strategic planning retreat Nov, 2014 Dubai Mobile finance
Kifiya mAgri Workshop Sept 2014 Ethiopia Mobile finance and solutions
Fin4AG conference July 2014 Nairobi Mobile Finance.  Also, organized and arranged speakers for three panels covering weather-indexed mobile micro-insurance, mobile alternative credit scoring and mobile layaway accounts.
 Mondato Summit Africa June 2014 Johannesberg Mobile finance
Brussels Development Briefing  Mar 2014 Brussels Mobile finance
ICT4AG Nov 2013 Rwanda Mobile Finance.  Also, organized and arranged other panel speakers.
WTO – Expanding Trade through Innovation and the Digital Economy October 2013 Geneva Mobile Finance