Matthew Davie

Chief Strategy Officer
Matthew Davie - Kiva

Inclusive Business is Better Business: the Case for Financial Inclusion
Wednesday, April 8th, Room One (121)

Matthew Davie is Chief Strategy Officer at Kiva, a global non-profit focused on bringing financial inclusion to the world’s 1.7 billion unbanked. In this role, he focuses on enabling new initiatives that bring emerging technologies to vulnerable populations around the world. Recently, this has included developing Kiva Protocol and implementing in Sierra Leone in partnership with multiple United Nations agencies. Matthew is also a charter member of the Linux Foundation’s Social Impact Working Group and serves as an advisor to ID2020 and the Open Society Foundation. From 2007-2015, he was an executive at multiple early-stage technology companies in the big data, entertainment, and gaming sectors. Before that, Matthew was a lecturer at Stanford University. He earned his B.S. from the University of California at Davis, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.