Vijay Mauree joined the ITU, in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in project management and cybersecurity. He is the focal point for Digital Financial Services at the Standardization Bureau in ITU. He is currently coordinating the work of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) which is a joint programme of the ITU, World Bank, Bank for International Settlements and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also leads the FIGI Security, Infrastructure and Trust Working Group which is investigating the security threats to the DFS Ecosystem and developing technical reports and guidelines to enhance trust in DFS. He is also leading the DFS Security Lab conducts security audits on DFS applications used in emerging economies and collaborates with DFS regulators and providers to enhance security of digital finance. In addition, Vijay coordinates the secretariat for the Digital Currency Global Initiative which is a collaboration between ITU and Stanford Digital Currency Program. The Digital Currency Global Initiative is investigating areas where technical standards for Central Bank Digital Currency, Stablecoins, eMoney 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. 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 also holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in UK.