Webinar: Using Technology to Strengthen Financial Capabilities Webinar: Using Technology to Strengthen Financial Capabilities

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December 12, 2013
Connolly Center, 4th Floor
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Recognizing the increasingly important role that technology plays in the financial lives of low- to moderate-income individuals, this webinar shared ways in which practitioners are using technology to strengthen financial capabilities. Featured guest speakers included Nick Maynard, Director of Innovation at Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D) and Terri Steingrebe, Chief Executive Officer of More than Wheels. Nick Maynard discussed how D2D uses gamification to strengthen financial capabilities. Terri Steingrebe shared how More than Wheels developed an online financial coaching system to reach clients more efficiently.

About the Presenters

NIck Maynard
Nick Maynard is the Director of Innovation for Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D) where he leads the Financial Entertainment ("FE") project—a library of award-winning financial literacy casual video games, including "Staples" Bite Club, the 2013 EIFLE Electronic Game of the Year—as well as D2D's work exploring the application of "gamification" to building emergency savings and higher education financing.  He holds both a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University; he also holds a BSE in Operations Research from Princeton University.  Before joining D2D in 2006, Nick spent over 10 years providing operational strategy consulting to Fortune 1000 clients with Deloitte Consulting and Braxton Associates.   

Based in Boston, D2D is a national nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen the financial opportunity and security of low- to moderate-income ("LMI") consumers by innovating, incubating and stimulating new financial products and policies.  D2D and their partners have launched financial capability-building innovations offering US Savings Bonds at tax-time (Save Your Refund), prize-linked savings accounts (Save to Win), and creating mobile apps to improve financial access and capability (MyMoneyAppUp and FinCapDev). 

Terri Steingrebe
Terri Steingrebe is the Chief Executive Officer of More Than Wheels, a consumer-focused, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire. More Than Wheels helps people with low to moderate incomes acquire fuel-efficient, affordable and reliable vehicles that will lead to the overall improvement of their lives and contribute to maintaining a sustainable environment.

Steingrebe has more than 28 years of experience in finance, operations and administration. Before joining More Than Wheels in the spring of 2008, she was the senior director of Worldwide Sales & Services Operations for Avid Technology, a leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals. Prior to Avid Technology, she held senior finance and operational positions at several companies including Digital Equipment Corporation. Steingrebe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, awarded magna cum laude, from Pennsylvania State University.

Note: The views expressed by the webinar presenters are not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston or the Federal Reserve System.

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