WTSA-16 Highlights: Tunisian Post CEO on digital payment innovation (VIDEO)

wtsa-blogITU’s standardization arm, ITU-T, has been celebrating its 60th anniversary this week during its quadrennial World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly in Hammamet, Tunisia.

The 60th Anniversary Talks held as part of the celebrations explored two fields of great importance to sustainable development: digital financial services (DFS) and artificial intelligence (AI).

During the panel discussion on DFS, Ronald Webb, Director of Financial Services for Safaricom, shared insight into how Safaricom built its world-famous digital payment products and how light-touch, flexible regulation was critical to their success.

Moez Chakchouk, Chairman and CEO of Tunisian Post, explained how Tunisian Post has become a regional leader in DFS innovation and how they are experimenting with blockchain technology to help build a more scalable, secure digital payments platform.

“We cannot have social inclusion without digital financial inclusion,” said Chakchouk. “What we are achieving is very promising. A lot of interesting Tunisian startups are interested to work with Tunisian Post today. They will be an important part of our growth.”

Chakchouk elaborated on these points in an interview with ITU News.

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