Venkatesen (VIJAY) Mauree

Venkatesen (VIJAY) Mauree

Vijay Mauree works at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), since 2010 and has over 27 years of experience in project management and cybersecurity. He is the focal point for Digital Finance and Fintech at the Standardization Bureau in ITU.  He leads the Digital Financial Services Security Lab at ITU. The Lab conducts security audits on mobile payment applications used in emerging economies and collaborates with DFS regulators and providers to enhance security of digital finance and adoption of international standards and best practices for security of digital financial inclusion and fintech. In addition, Vijay coordinates the secretariat for the ITU-T Focus Group on Costing Models for affordable data services and the Digital Currency Global Initiative which is a collaboration between ITU and Stanford University Future Digital Currency Initiative. The Digital Currency Global Initiative is investigating areas where technical standards for Central Bank Digital Currency, Stablecoins and cryptocurrency are required. He coordinated the work of the ITU-T Focus Group Digital Financial Services and ITU-T Focus Group Digital Currency including Digital Fiat Currency and also the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) from 2017 to 2021. FIGI was a joint programme of the ITU, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He led the FIGI Security, Infrastructure and Trust Working Group which  investigated the security threats to the DFS Ecosystem and developing technical reports and guidelines to enhance trust in DFS. He was previously responsible for the implementation of projects under Bridging the Standardization Gap programme and undertaking research for production of Technology Watch reports. He published four Technology Watch reports on Optical networks, Smart Water Management, Privacy in the Cloud and Mobile Money. Vijay received his first degree in Computer Science with Electronic Engineering from University College London, UK and obtained his Masters degree in Information Technology from Imperial College, Science and Technology, UK. He holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in UK. 

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    TSB International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
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    Programme coordinator
  • SDGs
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