Aug 08

Overview of the event

The FinTech Summit brings together the influential, disruptive and innovative technology companies that are redefining financial services across all areas of fintech: lending, payments, big data, crypto, blockchain, InsureTech, robo-advice; and we’ll also be covering bank-fintech collaboration, the Bank’s corporate VCs and much more.

We put FinTech firms and FinTech entrepreneurs first. This event is for the ‘eco-system’ of fintech; from fintech entrepreneurs to finance professionals, investors, bankers, lawyers, and other tech professionals.

Facts & Figures About The Event

7 Speakers
7 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Fintech Summit, Bangalore
X Topic Abstract

1.Trade Domain &Blockchain – Ecosystem perspective
2.Industry Opportunity

• Trade Gap
• Process Optimization & Transparency
• Risk & Compliance Imperatives
• Physical Supply Chain

3.Smart Contracts

• DAO – Distributed Autonomous Organization
• Legal doctrine

4.Challenges in Adoption | Strategic Priorities

• Operational Readiness – TOM (Use Case | Product | Service | Customer Exp)
• Maturity of Blockchain Model
• Point of Competitive differentiation

5.Trade Industry – 4.0

• Blockchain – Smart Contracts | Proof of Ownership/Origin | Digital Identity
• IoT – Drones | Intelligent Sensors
• Intelligent OCR

Speaker Profile

TanishMathur is an Assistant Vice President for HSBC Commercial Banking, and a member of the Board of Directors for the PMI Bangalore India Chapter.
He is a Sr. Industry Practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in Corporate Banking, Business Analysis, Testing, Consulting & Project Management.
Tanish has keen interest in emerging technologies including Blockchain with specific focus in Banking & Trade Finance domain.
As part of core banking & consulting engagements with different clients, Tanish has successfully managed business expectations through a collection of integrated initiatives spanning Organization, Processes, Product & Technology.
Prior to HSBC, Tanish has worked with Wipro, BFSI Software Consulting, Bank Julius Baer, Singapore, Oracle, HDFC Bank, American Express Bank & ABN Amro.
His recent work “Converging themes of Innovation & Project Management” has been awarded as the best paper @ Project Management National Conference India, 2017.
Tanish holds an MBA in Finance from IBS, Hyderabad & certified in PMI-PMP, PMI-ACP, ITIL V3, ISTQB & Oracle Flexcube.

X Topic Abstract

I would like to focus on How the new Technology trends like Blockchain and Machine Learning are driving the Innovation, in the same time bringing lot of challenges in terms of data privacy laws, data moving out of country, data misused without concern from the user. Once we agree topic I can send you bit more detailed writeup.

Speaker Profile

An IT-Management professional with 18+ years of progressive experience in the Software Development and Management practices. Leading the international teams to deliver end to end products focus on Banking Industry. The core specialization in Operational Banking, Open API, Blockchain, Agile Development methodologies, Design Thinking approach. The current responsibility includes Portfolio Management for banking products primarily in the area of Core Banking, Omni Channel , API's, Machine Learning and Blockchain.

Ramki holds a B.Tech degree in Information technology and Executive MBA in Finance and Corporate Strategy from IIM, Kozhikode

X Topic abstract

Artifical Intelligence and Blockchain technologies have seen massive interest over the past two years and are poised to disrupt many industries. Are these just buzz words that will ultimately not live up to their promises? Or is there something more behind the hype? In this talk, let us look at use cases where AI and Blockchain can work together to deliver major efficiencies for companies in the Fintech sector.

Speaker Profile

Girish Nuli is the founder and CEO of Antara Software and Consulting (P) Ltd (, a company specializing in Blockchain Software Consulting and Training (under the brand name "Core Blockchain"). Girish has over 16 years of experience in technology consulting. He is an avid supporter of blockchain technology and involved in blockchain application development for the past 3 years. Girish is also the founder of Blockchain based digital identity platform, Genesis Identity (

X Topic Abstract

Today's world is a very complex business environment. Given the nature of global businesses and their relationship with multiple financial services institutions, it has become pertinent for banks to work with each other more closely. This creates a need for Interbank settlement layer offering a highly operational and highly available financial protocol.

X Topic abstract

• How can Blockchain address the Fraud Problem in the Banking and Payments industry?
• How Blockchain will make the transaction more transparent , easier to trace the fraudster and increase recovery
• Technological , Implementation and regulatory challenges in Blockchain usage
• How can banks/mobile payments test case and implement Blockchain?

Speaker Profile

Kavita is an Analytics leader with 12 + years of core hands on experience having an excellent track record on Presales, Partner Management, Analytics Delivery and Team management across domains in World Class Organizations. Currently, she is heading the Data Science function at Infinite Sum Modeling. She is a Chemical Engineer by education followed by a Masters (Eco) from IGIDR. She is a seasoned analytics professional with work experiences across companies like Fair Isaac, Experian, Accenture, Infosys and Vodafone. Her vast experience in domains like Banking, Insurance, Telecom, Fraud and Risk Management give her the right kind of diversification. She has published papers in areas of Financial Econometrics and Social Media Analytics. She has been an esteemed speaker at various national seminars on Analytics. Her passion for Analytics and learning drives her to explore newer technologies and innovations in Analytics space.

X Topic abstract

In today's digital age, there is a pressing need for banks to drive value & capitalize on the raw needs of the customer across the lifecycle. In order to differentiate in this commoditized market, the players will have to understand human behavior and apply business & data science effectively. The organization which is able to completely transform it’s business as well as technology architecture, to cater to these consumer behaviors will indeed be the future leader.

Speaker Profile

Partner and Head – Digital Strategy, Fintech and Innovation, Blockchain and Business Transformation
He covers Financial Services, digital advisory blockchain and fintech.
Provides strategic advise by helping clients understand key issues, market dynamics, trends, leading practices, competitive landscapes and future scenarios.
Manish has a total of 22 years of experience, in Financial Services, Business and technolgy advisory.
Digital and Core Transformations.

Prior to Joining KPMG Manish headed Banking practice in E&Y, Solution Consulting Practice in Infosys. Also, worked with Renowned Financial Institutions like ICICI Bank and ABN Amro Bank NV, Max New York Life Insurance and helped them in setting up there business and operation processes in India.

Manish advised and helped the emerging payment banks and small finance banks in their transformation journey. In his previous role managed the largest digital and data transformation in the country for the Financial Services Client.

Manish specializes in providing advisory services to Financial Services client for there digital strategy, transformation, Fintech enablement, helped in setting up the innovation labs. In core transformation in there upgrades and post implementation reviews. He has advised global clients in various domains like blockchain, digital ledger services, Financial Supply Chain Finance, Trade Finance, Business Process Reengineering, Core Banking, Domain Consulting in Retail and Corporate Banking, Digital Lending, Payments, Transaction Banking, Islamic Banking, Risk and Compliance. Business Process Management.

Manish has worked across various segments of the Financial Services Sector including capital markets, merchant banking, project finance, banking, insurance, NBFCs, housing finance, asset management, wealth management, and brokerage firms.

X Topic Abstract

It would cover various trends, changing cyber threat landscape in Cyber Security towards the Banking and Financial Services. Various methodologies, real-life usecases, impacted business functions, potential business impacts, 360 degree cyber defense/security framework, securing digital touch-points, fraud detection & prevention, emerging tools/technologies and so on, would be the key topics of coverage in the talk.

Speaker Profile

Philip Varughese is a Data Science Leader. Prior to his current role, he was the Co-founder & CEO of Datum Informatics Pvt. Ltd, a BigData Analytics firm, with deep focus into Contextual Intelligence using Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning on unstructured data. Philip brings around 15 Years of rich and extensive cross functional experience and expertise in the IT field with 13+ Years of Experience in Enterprise Data Strategy, Analytics, BigData, Business Intelligence and Digital Transformation with Experience in Consulting, Research, Enterprise Performance Management, Delivery & Centre of Excellence.

He is an invited Key-Note Speaker on BigData, Analytics, Digital Transformation & Cyber Intelligence in various National & International Conferences and Leading Academia.

Philip has handled key business management roles with IBM, CSS Corporation, Chimera Technologies, Seventhsense Technologies and Socratic Learning Inc. at Domestic and International level.

X Topic Abstract

• What blockchain can offer to the insurance industry
• How major insurance players are using blockchain today and what they aim to do in the future
• How startups are disrupting the insurance industry using blockchain based business models.
• Give a prototype demo of usecase that leverages smartcontracts in insurance.

Speaker Profile

A certified Bitcoin professional and ICO adviser with over 10 years of experience in building products for the BFSI industry. Siddalingesh is currently working on a proprietary system leveraging blockchain that will transform back-office insurance processes such as pricing, underwriting and claim processing by increasing their speed and easiness of execution through smart contracts, rules-based systems and automatic verification of terms and conditions.

X Topic abstract

Blockchain solutions that allows banks to rapidly deploy blockchain-based services for varied business areas. Blockchain Solutions which act as the platform for delivering connection, innovation and growth which are key parameters seen in a Bank’s vision. Look at solutions that offers Remittances, Trade Finance, KYC and Syndicate Lending on Blockchain.

Speaker Profile

Mohua has over 17 years of experience in the banking and payments platforms industry. As the Senior Director for new solutions, she is responsible for Business Development, Sales, Client Management and Channels, globally.
Mohua has a proven track record in the banking industry, delivering end to end Banking services, Core Banking transformation, payments technology, digital initiatives and SaaS offerings to financial institutions across the globe. She is currently responsible for building the Finacle brand in the emerging technologies space like blockchain. She has been working closely with Banks in India and globally for them to join the Finacleblockchain based network of banks with the intent of using Finacle Trade Connect to lay the foundation of the next generation trade ecosystem.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Osmania University.

X Topic Abstract

Automation is the focus of intense interest across all industry. How do you think automation will impact banking? Let’s looks at some interesting numbers around automation and its impact. More importantly let us look at what different banks especially in India are doing about it with some real use case examples in the area of account opening, lending and also other very interesting innovative solutions to drive automation. Lets also spend some time to discuss how we should approach automation and innovation and what are the areas that we should be careful about while embarking into this journey.

Speaker Profile

Sandesh is a technologist and IT consultant with over 14 years of Global experience in Banking and Technology. He is consulting with McKinsey & Company for the past 2 years in Digital Banking and IT transformation and prior to that, he was working at ANZ Bank in multiple IT roles. Sandesh has played many vital roles in defining state of the art Digital Architectures, Enterprise Technology Roadmaps and Product Design & Development strategies for Large financial institutions and banks.

X Topic Abstract

APIs are an important link to marketplace approach, thus my interest to speak on both the topics.
I'd speak on why 'open' doesn't render a banking API as open, drawing analogies between open banking APIs and open source - where the similarities end and the differences begin. Also, I'd cover on, why despite the limitations of open banking APIs, it's very much a step in the right direction, especially in building a sustainable marketplace model for banking in the future.

Speaker Profile

Deepthi has over a decade of experience in the technology and financial services space. She has worked in diverse areas such as IT strategy, innovation, software implementation and market research.

At Société Générale, Deepthi is scripting a massive enterprise wide transformation effort, that of building skills and expertise at scale, upskilling over 3000 associates across business units. An exciting journey as Deepthi explores ways to build an adaptive, future ready workforce, equipped to work with the latest digital technologies and methodologies.

Prior to Société Générale, Deepthi headed the Market Research group at Royal Bank of Scotland, where she was instrumental in advocating and thereby, bringing focus to digital transformation in a traditionally-run function such as Supply Chain Services.

Deepthi started her financial services’ journey with Axis Bank as an IT Innovation Strategist, where she conceptualized many use cases and spearheaded their proof of concepts, all using emerging technologies, to solve business problems across the value chain, from front to back office.

Deepthi has also worked with TCS and IBM in India, Canada, Spain and Turkey. At IBM, Deepthi established the Enterprise Incentive Center of Excellence, a niche techno-functional domain.

Deepthi holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategy & Leadership from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Masters in Computer Application from IMCC, Pune University, and Bachelors in Mathematics from Fergusson College, Pune.

X Topic Abstract

While the top 20% of the population has been immensely benefited by the advancements in Digital Payments, the remaining 80% which constitutes mostly the Bottom of the Consumer Pyramid are yet to reap the benefits. Thanks to Govt. of India initiatives like JAM trinity, these prospective consumers have access to bank account, however majority of these prospective consumers are still far away from using digital payments in near the future due to multiple reasons ranging from lack of smartphones to inability to buy internet data packs. These reasons would also be hindrance for UPI based payments uptake among this consumer category. Through this presentation, I would like to highlight the steps which needs to be taken to financially empower the reaming 80% consumers which constitutes the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid.

Speaker Profile

A Technology Evangelist and Sr. Product Manager with 18+ years of rich and diversified experience while transitioning through different roles – Product Development, Product Testing & Product Management.
Transforming customer requirements into compelling products and features from definition to launch.

X Topic abstract

When you starting thinking of the people at the bottom of the pyramid then the design ecosystem and delivery mechanism of the future of fintech will follow. Some fintechs follow a route to first design and then decide. This will change in the future as the environment is changing. Dynamic policy announcements, opening up the economy, breaking down the geographical barriers has already begun. The competitive advantage will be defined by simplicity, people, purpose and passion in the future.

Speaker Profile

With over 23 years’ experience working for the finest global brands in the financial services industry, Karan comes out as a passionate, dedicated and disciplined leader. Commencing his career with the TATA’s Indian Hotels Company in 1992 he moved to HSBC where he spent 13 years managing various business lines. He then moved to HSBC Bank plc UK in 2003 and then onto Deutsche Bank AG in 2006 heading the NRI wealth business. He moved back to India in 2007 joining Franklin Templeton Investments where he spent 10 years in leadership roles managing and advising retail and institutional clients.
Karan launched his own venture in 2018 – PHUNDO FINTECH aimed at helping middle income investors plan for their financial freedom. In less than 2 months of its launch PHUNDO has over 400 client folios and growing rapidly.

X Topic Abstract

This talk would cover the following topics:

1. Global payment industry overview
2. Distributed ledger architecture for payments
3. How are the various payment domains expected to be impacted by DLT (eg, P2P, B2C, B2B)?
4. What are the risks and limitations of using cryptocurrency for payments?
5. Recent advances in DLT technology to improve transaction throughput and scalability of payments.
6. Role of central banks & regulatory governance
7. How are banks preparing for the impact of DLT on payments business? What are the emerging technology standards and consortiums?
8. Is Distributed ledger technology (DLT) more a threat or an opportunity for the payments industry?

The payments industry is inherently very complex with a large number of traditional banks , financial institutions , payment networks & fintech players fragmenting the market, multiple payment systems and channels, and a large number of intermediaries for most transactions, significantly increasing transaction costs , cycle time and complexity for the end consumer.
With the advent of distributed ledger technologies, there is an emerging threat to the centralised model of payments & intermediaries. It is becoming abundantly clear that in the long run DLT will alter the functioning of the payments industry for good. So, how are banks and payment providers responding to this threat?
This talk will cover overview of the payments industry and the expected impact of DLT in the various payment domains. It will outline how the various payments industry players can adopt blockchain/DLT technology to cut transaction costs , reduce latencies and simplify operations, and the role of the central banks towards regulatory governance. It will also touch upon the architectural considerations for adoption of DLT by payments industry.

Speaker Profile

Prabhu was earlier the India region services delivery head for Hewlett Packard Software division, and has over 26 years’ experience in the software technology & services industry. He has held several technology, project/program, organizational and business leadership roles , operating across US, Europe, Australia/NZ and India. Prabhu is a seasoned distributed computing technologist having led and managed globally distributed software development & consulting teams for over two decades. He has significant experience in building and operating technology solutions for global banks and financial services firms across retail & correspondent banking, payments, trade finance , insurance and private banking.
Prabhu strongly believes in the potential of blockchain technologies to transform businesses, societies and political governance models, and to empower individuals through self-sovereign identity. He is on a mission to help address blockchain talent shortage by helping professionals, executives, investors & entrepreneurs understand , evaluate and adopt blockchain technology, while being aware of the associated risks. Prabhu has also authored an online course on Blockchain technology fundamentals. His current areas of focus include development of full-stack decentralized applications on Ethereum platform, and staying on top of the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape.
Prabhu holds a master’s degree in Electronics & Controls engineering from BITS, Pilani.
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X Topic Abstract

Critical success factors for Mobile Money business in emerging markets.

Speaker Profile

A number of operators have been able to sustain large mobile money operations for years. The ability to operate mobile money services profitably and reliably has always been the focus for mobile money management teams. Even though mobile money services are expected to grow fast in the next few years, operators are still facing many challenges that stand in the way of generating substantial revenue from these services.
As an industry we need to find the right way to achieve business development and understand what can be achieved already, and where we need to focus to prepare for long-term success. With digitalization, financial institutions, Telecom companies and OTT players are all competing with each other to capture the mobile money market and to enable frictionless transactions.
Huawei has enabled operators globally to bring financial services to everyone, including the unbanked and semi-banked segments. From global experiences understand what has worked, what has not worked and critical success factors to make mobile money business profitable in emerging markets.

X Topic abstract

GST has brought a sea change in the filed of Indirect Taxation, ever witnessed by our country. The removal of the cascading effect of tax across industries, free movement of goods across the country and various other measures has improved the ease of doing business, simultaneously increasing the tax base for the exchequer. However, there are some challenges that one needs to be aware of. We shall discuss the regulation and impact of GST on the services sector focusing on Fintech and related industries.

Speaker Profile

Rahul Saria serves as Head of Finance at Rentomojo, a consumer leasing startup backed by marquee investors Accel, IDG, Bain Capital etc. He has previosly served as Director Finance in “Near Group” , Bangalore, a Singapore based global mobile app advertising and data Start-up Company, responsible for global financial planning, compliance and structuring, and also is a Adisory Partner in MARS & CO, Chartered Accountants. In the past, He has also headed Finance for District 92 of Toastmasters International, USA, comprising of Karnataka & Kerala. He has also previously worked with Deloitte Haskins & Sells and Trident Ltd. He has more than 10 years of experience and expertise in the field of business & finance.

Rahul is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and, also holds a degree of Company Secretary (ICSI), Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA, ICAI), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He also holds Certificate on IFRS; Valuation from ICAI and M&A from IIM-Bangalore.

Academically, he was an All India Rank (AIR) holder in all his professional examinations – AIR 15th in CA Final, AIR 2nd in CA Inter, AIR 11th in CS Final and AIR 25th in CS Inter. He has been awarded “CA Professional Achiever – Services Sector 2016” by ICAI for exemplary work performed in Chartered Accountancy across India. He has also been awarded ‘RAJYA PURASKAR’ By VIREN J. SHAH, Governor of West Bengal for excellence in Scouting & Service to mankind.

Rahul is a veteran speaker at conferences and seminars and has also authored several articles in leading newspapers, magazines, and portals. He has been recognized as National Level Faculty for GST by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has addressed various gatherings on GST. He is also a recognized International faculty for UAE VAT by ICAI. He also deliberates on topics such as Finance, MS Office, Excel, Soft Skills, Business Process etc. at various corporate forums and startups. He is also the ICAI faculty for General Management Communication Skills(GMCS) and Orientation course conducted for members/students of ICAI.

Some of the articles / write-ups written by / on him are as follows:

X Topic Abstract

Insurance companies need to consume huge documents before serving their customers. For creating the best customer experiences, we need deep learning to automate and to make intelligent systems. I can share how Insurance can leverage AI in the best way.

Speaker Profile

He is recognized as one of top 10 data scientists of India.
Published 4 articles on Data Science in different magazines.

Solving B2B problems in Healthcare, Retail, Enterprise Sales and IIoT in Symphony AI Incubator ( having 1 billion dollar committed fund.

Navin is an Artificial Intelligence expert who loves to solve problems of Computer Vision, Audio, Documents, Chatbots and Blockchain.

Author of the book : Deep Learning with Applications Using Python: Chatbots and Face, Object, and Speech Recognition With TensorFlow and Keras.

He conducted webinars on Deep Learning. Also conducted workshop on Deep Learning and TensorFlow in DataHack Summit 2017. He worked on Video Intelligence.

Delivering Deep Learning based solutions for Healthcare, Retail and Enterprize applications working on Oncology data, patients history.

• Working on bleeding edge tech ideas such as biLSTM, word-embedding, GAN, FCN and autoencoders.
• Working on knowledge graph embedding, relations embedding and others in information extraction.
• Working on Distributed Deep Learning such as pySpark, TensorFlow, Spark, SparkML, H20, Horovod.

Implemented with use of Azure Data Factory, data lake, Jenkins, DataBricks, Kubernetes, Dockers and Containers.

• Working on Medical Imaging through Autoencoders, U-Net, Image Processing

Building the team of top AI researchers.
Delivering pySpark applications in terms of machine learning.
Delivered successful Enterprise AI solutions.

Executed Deep Learning and Distributed Deep Learning applications in

1. Cancer Data Research (Oncology Stage Prediction, Curation as a Service)
2. Retail Predictive Analytics and Optimization (using 1.5 Billion transactions)
3. Social Media Analytics
4. Telecommunications Analytics (Dynamic Clustering and Classification for automatic ticket generation)
5. ITSM chatbot that raises and solves ticket automatically

X Topic abstract

• How blockchain can be an answer to major issues faced by Banking & Financial industry
• Is Blockchain a viable solution for your problem?
• How has blockchain changed Trade & Supply chain finance
• Use cases of blockchain in Banking industry

Speakers Profile

Rajesh Manasamudhram:

Rajesh Manasamudhram is heading the IT Unit of Trade Finance &Supplychain Finance in Danske IT. In his career of more than 15 years, he has led several industry-wide initiatives in Cash Management space. He is an engineer and a thinker at heart, strategic leader by profession and curious overall

Pratik Lohia:

Pratik Lohia is a Blockchain enthusiast and a business analysis practitioner with a decade of experience in consulting & IT solution development in BFSI space. He has worked with various banking clients across different geographies. His research coverage includes Customer Journey Mapping, Customer experience design & communication design.

X Topic abstract

Fintech represents financial technologies. There is a regular pattern in financial technologies that are practiced in the world. The purpose of fintech also has a regular pattern. There is also differences in perspective of fintech usage in USA and India. There are many opportunities people are not exploring to get the benefits of fintech, due to abstractions and traditional thinking. I will be visiting these fintech opportunities and help people discover them. I will also showcase how we are exploring these opportunities.

Speaker Profile

I have worked as software engineer in USA and India for 20 years. I have explored economics to understand connection between efficiency, productivity, wealth, jobs while i worked as software engineer. Currently working on implementing/using this knowledge in my company to create products, that can improve Indian economy.

X Topic abstract

Banks are challenged to remain relevant in the constantly evolving ethos of the Digital Economy. There is a paradigm shift in engaging digital savvy millennials & Gen X who have acclimatized themselves to the fast paced & customer-centric approach of the Digital Economy and they expect the same experience whilst dealing with Banks – Personalized, Customized and Instant Banking Experience.
They demand a seamless omnichannel experience with access to information & advice in a way they are comfortable consuming it – On Demand & On-the-Go
Banks need to redefine their customer engagement models and product & service portfolio and Technology plays a pivotal role in enabling a differentiated experience.
This session touched upon the role of Technology in making Banks making the Digital Connect with their Customers.

Speaker Profile

Lux Rao has joined Dimension Data has the Director & Head of Solutions based in Bangalore.
As the leader for Solutions business, Lux is responsible for devising the strategy & game-plan and leads the charge for Dimension Data’s foray in digitally enabling organizations across sectors & industries thereby adding impetus to the Digital Transformation & Solutions Business at Dimension Data. His mandate includes building out innovative business outcomes’ based solutions incorporating the best of breed technology layers from multifarious technology vendors.
Prior to joining Dimension Data, Lux was heading the Digital Transformation Office at Cisco. Lux and his team were responsible for driving the Digital Transformation (DT) agenda for Cisco.
Before joining Cisco, Lux was the CTO for Enterprise Business and leader for HPE Future Cities’ initiatives and has had stints at Jamcracker, IBM, Canon & Xerox in a career spanning over two and a half decades in multifarious roles.
Lux is a regular speaker at technology conferences in India & Abroad and has chaired/moderated several conferences. He has been awarded the prestigious IDC Award for Innovation Excellence and best CTO –by Tech Plus Media. He has also won the coveted “Technology Evangelist for the Year” - an Industry recognition for three years in a row.
Lux is an Electronics & Communication Engineer from Bangalore University, a PG in System Analysis & Design and an MBA specializing in Marketing & Finance from Manipal University.
He is a Technology adviser across several start up communities including T-Hub, Nasscom 10K Start-ups and is a part of the Nasscom Task force for Digital Transformation. He is also the co-chairman for FICCI committee on Smart Cities and is on the Technology Advisory board for IET, Factory of the Future, Industry 4.0, Geo-Spatial IoT & AI and several other organizations.

X Topic Abstract

In recent past AI has made strong headway across multiple areas in banking financial services and insirance sectors. Primary applications are in area of customer service, risk analysis, fraud detection, and automation of processes in general. Specifically concepts of AI in advisory services and trading will become very commonplace.

Speaker Profile

Srinivas Padmanabhuni is a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. He is the chief Mentor for Tarah technologies an AI consulting company through which he does marquee training and strategic consulting work in AI for enterprises, a pressing need now in the market. Srinivas Padmanabhuni cofounded a next generation AI enabled smart B2B startup in Food Tech. He has been conferred the title of Eminent Engineer by IEI for his lifetime contributions. He is also a Governance Board member of Totalstart. an entrepreneurship development organization. He specializes in areas of software engineering, services computing, business process management, artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning. He has consulted for several Global 2000 enterprises, delivered over 100 invited talks, has 7 granted & 15 filed patents, over 70 international referred publications, and one published book by Wiley to his credit. He is the Past President of ACM India. Earlier, he was a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Vice President at Infosys where he overlooked the university innovation ecosystem, alongside research and innovation group in Infosys Labs. He has conducted several CXO level technology led innovation workouts at over 50 marquee customers. He has won several awards including the excellence award for Innovation at Infosys, Research excellence award at University of Alberta, and Merit award at IIT Kanpur, He has worked in multiple startups out of USA, Canada and India. Dr. Srinivas holds a doctorate degree in computing science from University of Alberta, Edmonton ,Canada, specializing in AI. Prior to Ph.D. he secured his B.Tech and M.Tech in computer science from Indian Institutes of Technology at Kanpur and Mumbai respectively.
Specialties: innovation, research, design thinking, machine learning, AI, mining software repositories,thought leadership,global software development,mentoring,technology architecting, soa, bpm

X Topic abstract

1.How blockchain has potential to solve deterring issues of Non-Performing Assets (NPA) that India & many other countries are currently grappling with (this is a case study)?
2. Disruption awaiting to happen in BFSI: how investment banks need to reinvent themselves to face challenges posed by disintermediation and decentralization in the world of Ethereum&Hyperledger.
3. Six Blockchain Applications/Services in BFSI that could be game changers (with global opportunities). How Blockchain could help reduce operational cost (& increase profitability) for firms availing these services (with a small case study)?
4. Don’t discount crypto as it is more than it seems
5. Lastly, how Blockchain works internally (little technical)?

Speaker Profile

Vijay Kumar is a Blockchain enthusiast & is a Certified Blockchain Expert, Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, Certified Bitcoin Expert & Certified Ethereum Expert. He has 17+ years of experience across Technology (Blockchain& Information Security), Customer Focused Product Planning/Delivery and Strategic Operations. Vijay is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, IIIT-Bangalore and NIT Warangal. Vijay writes strategic business articles on Blockchain, Security, Retail, E-commerce warfare & M&A - his articles have been published in The Indian Economist, Qrius, & In his current role, Vijay takes care of Strategic Operations for TiVo India.

X Topic Abstract

Identity and Privacy are emerging as the primary and essential criteria for securing digital economy and network society. Interestingly, identity and privacy are multidimensional and requires a versatile and comprehensive framework for ensuring end to end protection. Hence trust in data at rest and data in motion are really important while we factor in various elements related to identity and privacy. Identity becomes further more complex when we look at the convergence of AI, Analytics, Blockchain, BigData, Cloud, Cybersecurity, IoT and Quantum Computing. Identity of Things ( IDoT) is emerging as an interesting paradigm in recent times. A new lifecycle of information architecture is getting developed around Identity and privacy paradigms. Blockchain emerges as a transformative technology to digitise dynamic relationships around identity and privacy management. Blockchain need to be considered as an institution building technology than an information and communication technology in this perspective. Blockchain helps us to build trust, traceability and transparency in the information architecture. Blockchain technologies can help us to build privacy preserving and identity protecting digital ledgers and smart contracts. This session deep dives on privacy and anonymity focused Blockchain platforms and concepts. Further, this session provides a walkthrough on a few Blockchain based Identity management platforms.

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Rs 7000 + GST

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Our Speakers

Karan R Kapadia

Co-founder and CEO


Prashant Jhingran

Sr. Product Manager

Reliance Jio

Prabhu Eshwarla



Girish Nuli


Rajesh Manasamudhram

Development Manager, IT Head of Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance

Danske bank

Ramesh BN


Belavadi Technology Solutions

Ramakrishnan TV

Chief Product Owner, Digital Core Banking

SAP Labs India

Deepthi Rajan

Head Technology Upskilling and Communication, Corporate and Investment Banking Technology

Société Générale

Yathish Nagavalli

Chief Enterprise Architect

Huawei Technologies

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni

Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder


Gokul Alex

Associate Director


Rahul Saria

Director | Head of Finance


Manish Jain

Partner - Digital Consulting | Fintech | Blockchain

KPMG India

Mohua Banerjee

Senior Director

Infosys FinacleBlockchain

Philip V. Varughese

Data Science Leader


Sandesh Jayarama

Technology Advisor (Digital Banking)

McKinsey & Company

Siddalingesh Zalaki

Business Architect | Blockchain | BFSI

Tavant Technologies

Kavita Dwivedi

Head - Data Science

Infinite-Sum Modelling Inc

Naman Chaturvedi

Chief Product Officer

Timbre Media


Assistant Vice PresidentMember, Board of Directors

HSBC Commercial Banking

Pratik Lohia

Senior Business Analyst

Danske IT and Support Services India Pvt Ltd

Navin Manaswi

Deep Learning-AI Architect and Partner


Vijay Kumar

Senior Program Manager| Technology Executive (Blockchain& Security)


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Who can attend Fintech Summit in Bangalore?

Fintech Summit 2018 in Bangalore is open to anyone who has an interest in the technology/telecoms industry or any related field. Chairmen, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Managing Directors, Global Heads, Fintech specialists from banks, financial Institutions, financial service providers, accountants, consultancies, financial technology companies, fintech innovators and entrepreneurs.

Why to attend Fintech Day in Bangalore?

Understand the state of development of Fintech technology by exchanges, clearing houses, central counter parties and payment systems, and what it means for you.

What will you learn about?

Detecting where underlying problems and frictions exist in your organisation that will be alleviated by Fintech technologies. Using Fintech as a tool for innovation across your organisation

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.