The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 10:45 - 11:30
Can mCommerce Lead to Economic Sustainability? LIMITED

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How do you make it possible for millions of people to become self-sustainable business owners? The new tech startup Sky.Garden intends to do just that.

Sky.Garden introduces an app for internet enabled phones for individuals and small businesses in the spring of 2016, starting in Kenya. It provides a new way for people with neither the initial capital or knowledge of m-commerce to easily and safely trade or barter goods and services.

The Sky.Garden project address three major pain points:
- Trust between buyers and sellers by applying a trust and verification algorithm.
- Safe payments through and across adopted payment platforms guaranteed by Sky.Garden.
- Sky.Garden expands the range of business by tapping into established infrastructure and by offering alternative ways for buyers and sellers to connect.

This presentation will showcase how new and existing technology is used to tie together disconnected services, and how important it is to zoom in on local culture, when rolling out a multinational project.


Christian Grubak

CTO, Sky.Garden
As the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Sky.Garden, Christian Grubak leads the vision and strategic technology. Before founding Sky.Garden, Christian was the CTO of E-Supplies for more than 10 years; one of the leading e-commerce agencies in Denmark working with more than... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 10:45 - 11:30 EAT
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