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Konstantin Peric

Deputy Director, Platforms, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kosta Peric oversees the foundation’s efforts to support governments, central banks, and private-sector stakeholders in developing and deploying inclusive digital payment and identity platforms.

Before joining the foundation in 2013, Kosta was the chief architect of SWIFTNet, the global secure network for the SWIFT system that connects 10,000 financial institutions and corporations worldwide, and co-founder of Innotribe, SWIFT’s initiative to enable collaborative innovation in financial services.

Kosta has a master’s degree in computer science from Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

He is the author of The Castle and the Sandbox, a book on how to innovate in conservative companies using open innovation.