2023 Edition Agenda

16 May 23

17 May 23

18 May 23

10:05 to 10:30 - One Trillion Opportunity for FinTechs in India

Opening Plenary

Inaugural address by

Shri Anand Madia
Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra,
Government of Maharashtra

Guest of Honour

Special address by

Shri Shrikant Sinha
CEO, Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK),
Government of Telangana

10:30 to 11:10 - Empowering investors through FinTech: Revolutionizing & transforming the wealth management

Fireside Chat

Discussion points:

  • The role of fintech in democratizing nance: How fintech is breaking down traditional barriers to investment and making it possible for a wider range of people to access financial services and products
  • The impact of fintech on traditional investment management: Discussing the ways in which fintech is changing the traditional approaches to investment management and how traditional financial services providers are adapting to this new landscape
  • The role of regulation in promoting the growth of fintech in investment management: Discussing the role of government and regulatory bodies in promoting the growth and development of fintech in investment management and ensuring that fintech solutions are secure and trustworthy for investors
    Nurturing and Scaling Startup Innovation Ecosystem

Pranjal Sharma
Economic Analyst & Author

Session Chair


Navneet Munot


Prashant Kumar
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Yes Bank Ltd.

11:10 to 11:50 - Building a Culture of Innovation: Strategies for Driving Digital Transformation in India


Ashish Koul
National Sales Head
Rapyder Cloud Solutions


Divyesh Dalal
Managing Director &
Head - Global Transaction Services
DBS Bank India

Prashanth Ganapath
Chief Operating Officer
Market Simplified

Madhusudan E
Co-Founder & CEO

Sachin Castelino
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
In-Solutions Global Ltd

11:50 to 12:05 - Nurturing and Scaling Startup Innovation Ecosystem


Shri Arvind Kumar
Director General

12:05 to 12:20 - The Role of Banks in Promoting Economic Recovery: Supporting Small Businesses and Communities During Challenging Times

  • Banks play a critical role in helping small businesses which are the backbone of many economies, and they often require access to credit and financial services to survive and thrive.
  • Banks support small businesses by providing loans, lines of credit, and other financial products and services that can help them manage their cash ow and invest in growth.
  • Along with providing financial support, banks can also work with communities to support economic development initiatives, such as infrastructure projects, workforce training programs, etc. to create jobs and promote economic growth.
    • Banks role in promoting financial literacy and education, helping individuals and businesses make informed decisions about their financial futures.

Shri Sunil Mehta
Chief Executive
Indian Banks' Association

13:20 to 14:00 - The Role of BNPL in Financial Inclusion: Bridging the Gap for Underbanked Populations


BNPL has been rapidly growing in popularity, with some estimates suggesting that the market will reach $1 trillion by 2026. BNPL can play an important role in promoting financial inclusion by providing underbanked populations with an alternative payment option and a pathway to building credit histories and accessing additional financial services and products. However, it is important for BNPL providers to operate responsibly and transparently, and to ensure that they are not exacerbating existing financial challenges for vulnerable populations.

  • BNPL can help consumers manage their finances more effectively by providing them with more flexibility and control over their payment schedules.
  • BNPL can help merchants increase their sales by offering consumers an attractive payment option that can help them afford more expensive purchases.


Amol Dethe


Anindya Datta

Vaibhav S Joshi
Ayekart Fintech

Gautam Sinha
LTFlow (Loantap)

Akshay Mehrotra
Co-founder & CEO

14:00 to 14:45 - License to Innovate: Using Technology to Foster Inclusive Growth and Empower the Next Billion in India


Discussion points:

  • Revolutionizing access to nance with India stack
  • Using technology to improve access to education, healthcare, and nancial services for marginalized groups
  • Mitigating the potential consequences of widespread technology adoption on employment and income distribution
  • Ethical considerations in using technology for inclusive development and empowering the next billion people in India
  • Ensuring equitable distribution of technology bene ts and narrowing the digital divide
  • Presentation of a case study by a leading technology provider


Amit Saraf
Director of Finance & Legal
Fibe (EarlySalary)

Ganesh Ananthanarayana
Chief Operating Officer
Airtel Payments Bank

Lincy Therattil
Head, Open Innovation and Fintech Platform
Rise India, Barclays

Athreya Ramadas
Rapyder Cloud Solutions

14:45 to 15:25 - Web 3.0 and Digital Identity: Balancing Security and Convenience for Banking Customers


Discussion points:

  • A case study on key security threats facing the financial industry in the age of Web 3.0 and how can digital identity solutions help mitigate these risks
  • How can financial institutions strike a balance between the need for enhanced security measures and providing a seamless and convenient banking experience for customers?
  • How can financial institutions ensure that their digital identity solutions are accessible and inclusive for all customers, regardless of their background or location?
  • What role will artificial intelligence and machine learning play in shaping the future of digital identity and authentication in the financial sector, and how can we ensure that these technologies are used ethically and responsibly?
  • What role can governments and regulators play in promoting the use of secure digital identity solutions in the financial sector, and what regulations need to be put in place to ensure the safety and security of consumers?

Sharat Chandra
India Blockchain Forum

Preekshit Gupta

Vikram Pandya
Director FinTech
SP Jain School of Global Management

Varun Bhalla
Country Manager India

Vanessa Ho
Head Business Development & Communications

15:35 to 16:15 - Bridging India’s Protection Gap with Embedded Insurance


Discussion points:

  • Can increased access to insurance through embedded products truly address the coverage issues in India?
  • How will regulatory hurdles impact the growth of embedded insurance in India?
  • Are insurance companies in India ready to fully embrace embedded insurance products?
  • How can the industry ensure that embedded insurance products meet the diverse needs of India's population?
  • How will advancements in technology impact the future of embedded insurance in India?

Nilanjan Roy
Executive Committee Member
India InsurTech Association


Shashwat Sharma
Senior Partner

Barney Pierce
SVP of Partnerships, APAC

Amreesh Kher
Chief Partnership Distribution Officer

16:15 to 17:05 - Leveraging AI to Revolutionize Underwriting and Risk Assessment: The Opportunities and Risks for Improved Business Results


Discussion points:

  • Case study on the major bene ts of using AI in the underwriting and risk assessment process
  • What challenges do businesses face when implementing AI in these areas?
  • How does AI help improve the accuracy, speed, and e ciency of the underwriting process?
  • What role does human judgment play in the AI-powered underwriting process, and how can this be balanced with the advantages of automation?
  • What steps can businesses take to ensure that their use of AI in underwriting and risk assessment is ethical and responsible?
  • What are the potential risks of relying too heavily on AI in these areas, and how can they be mitigated?
  • How is the AI in underwriting market expected to evolve in the coming years, and what impact will this have on the insurance industry?

Yashoraj Tyagi
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Business Officer


Kayzad Hiramanek
Chief Operating Officer
Edelweiss Tokoyo Life Insurance

Srinidhi Sharma Rao
Chief Strategy Officer
Aegon Life Insurance

Madhan RA
Vice President, Credit Risk Data Science
American Express

Amrita Sarma
Chief Risk Officer, axio

17:05 to 17:20 - Is it time to reduce reliance on vulnerable OTPs, stop account takeover and go passwordless?


Discussion Points:

India’s drive towards ubiquitous digital payments and commerce has resulted in significant growth but has also resulted in a concerning unintended consequence: a spike in fraud made possible by legacy technologies like the one-time password (OTP). The session will delve into the most common digital identity mistakes that companies have been making (for example, using OTPs) and next-generation mobile-centric technologies that can be used to fortify your MFA while also promoting company growth and the user experience.

Amit Goel
Country Head, India & Vice-President

10:00 to 10:15 - Vision 2025

10:15 to 10:30 - Keynote of BharatPe

10:30 to 11:10 - Predicting the future of BFSI in the Metaverse

Rajesh Dhuddu
SVP & Global Business
Head - Blockchain & Metaverse
Tech Mahindra

11:10 to 11:40 - Digital Public Goods and Financial Inclusion in India

Adhil Shetty

Ajay Rajan
Senior Group President,
Head of Digital &
Transaction Banking
YES Bank Limited

11:40 to 12:15 - Steering the Future of Mutual Funds and Public Investment

Dr Jasmin B Gupta
Co-founder & CEO


Anil Ghelani
Senior Vice President
DSP Mutual Fund

13:15 to 13:55 - Combating Money Laundering in the Digital Age: The importance of AML / KYC compliance in remittances

Jay Dembani
Head of Product (Digital Identity)

Rajesh Kini
Country Head Sales
Ixsight Technologies

13:55 to 14:35 - Jamtara and Beyond: The 'Y' Intersection of AI, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

14:35 to 15:15 - Overcoming Internal and External Challenges in Mid-Market Account Payables and Receivables

Hemant Vishnoi

15:30 to 16:10 - The pursuit of capital - Online Marketplace Lending - Securing the future of SMEs

Aditya Harkauli
Indifi Technologies

Gurjodhpal Singh
Chief Executive O cer
Tide India

Sudarshan Chari
Executive Director &
Head - Business Banking
DBS Bank India

16:10 to 16:25 - Blockchain and IoT: Building a Trusted and Decentralized Ecosystem for the Future

Tobias Bauer
Blockchain Founder's Fund

10:00 to 10:15 - India 2030: Amrit kaal for digital economy and globalization: Shaping Fintech future - together

10:30 to 11:10 - Banking in a Borderless World: The Impact of Neobanks on Cross-Border Payments and Remittances

Anupam Verma
Chief Executive - International
Banking Unit GIFT City & Head - Int.
Financial Institutions Group

11:10 to 11:50 - Digital disruption: The rise of eB2B in fragmented retail & SMEs

Sonal Kapoor
Senior Director

Gaurav Chopra
Founder & CEO

11:50 to 12:30 - Blockchain in Transformative Times

12:30 to 13:10 - Incentivizing Green Investments: The Impact of Tax Policies on Green Financing in India

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