Washington, D.C. – The Global Innovation Forum released takeaways for public policymakers from a forum held on January 28 on the role of innovative financial services (FinTech) in empowering global entrepreneurship and development and the impact of public policy.

The event – co-hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Engine, Intuit and 1776 – featured a keynote conversation with Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) and discussion with Jeff Kaufman, Group Lead, QuickBooks Finance; Jonny Price, Senior Director, Kiva ZIP, Kiva.org; Kay McGowan, Digital Finance Lead, U.S. Global Development Lab, U.S. Agency for International Development; Brandon Pollak, Director of Global Affairs, 1776; Mark Wu, Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University; Brian R. Knight, Associate Director, Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets; and Jake Colvin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum.

Key takeaways about the evolution of financing in the digital age, the role of regulation in enabling access to new financial services and the impact of trade agreements are available at: http://globalinnovationforum.com/takeaways/fintech-dc-2015/