As the President/CEO of the Mifos Initiative, Edward Cable is a leader in technology-enabled financial inclusion and open service financial services innovation. Since his time at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Edward has understood and proven out the catalytic power of communities - first through the cooperative movement, then through financial inclusion, and now through the open-source for financial services. Edward joined the Mifos project in 2007, incubating the open-source community as part of the initial team guiding the project within the Grameen Technology Center. He led the spinout of the Mifos Initiative in 2011, overseeing the evolution of both the platform as well as the open-source community as a transformative force for microfinance, financial inclusion and now digital financial services. Edward's strategic vision and foresight has enabled the community to keep pace with rapid fintech innovation and nurtured the growth of a vibrant ecosystem of solution providers reaching nearly 20 million clients through solutions built on top of the open-source Mifos APIs. When he's not focused on cultivating innovative fintech solutions, Edward tends to his menagerie of animals including a mini yak, goats, peacocks, dogs, rabbits, and chickens as an Airbnb Superhost in the majestic Redwoods.