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How to Work with VAS Vendors for M4D Impact?

Washington DC - July 28th - RSVP Now

Value Added Service (VAS) vendors are behind some of the most viral mobile services in the world’s toughest markets. They've helped Unilever gain 200,000 subscribers in two weeks in Zimbabwe and reach 11 million subscribers in Bihar, India with simple ad-supported programming.

Either subscriber base would be a crowning achievement in international development, and both are possible by working with VAS vendors. Yet most development organizations don't even know what VAS vendors are, much less their significance in ensuring success with M4D programs. They, and we, often are asking:
  • Why should development organizations partner with VAS vendors?
  • What is holding us back from working with VAS vendors?
  • Who are the reputable VAS vendors and what can they do for us?
  • When should we partner with VAS vendors or work directly with MNOs?
  • How can we incorporate VAS vendors into proposals? What works & doesn't?
Please RSVP now for the next Technology Salon DC for a deep exploration of how specialized VAS vendors can help organizations interface with mobile network operators and achieve programmatic success. We'll have the following thought leaders to guide our discussion: Julia and Kristen are co-authors of the GSMA and DAI publication “The Role of VAS Vendors in Mobile for Development” to highlight how development organizations can work with VAS vendors, and Vijay heads Onion Dev, a VAS vendor created to focus purely on the M4D/Social Impact VAS opportunity.

Please RSVP now to join in the discussion. We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited, so please RSVP now. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!
VAS for Development Impact
Technology Salon DC
8.30 – 10.30am,
Tuesday, July 28st, 2015
Downtown Washington, DC
RSVP is required for attendance

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 30 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!
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