Date(s) - 01/03/2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
08:45 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:10
09:10 – 09:50
FinTech and Blockchain Innovations
09:50 – 10:30
How to leverage VR and AR in blockchain or fintech
Speaker – Natacha Rousseau, Spokesperson for David Chaum, the founder of DigiCash and Godfather of Blockchain
Abstract: Blockchain and VR/AR is now disrupting industries like education, healthcare, real estate, and, finance. While it may have seemed that much-hailed back in the 80’s AR and VR technologies were not destined to evolve into something viable, today their field of application is expanding at an impressive rate. As researchers say, the market for AR/VR solutions will reach $150 billion in the United States by 2020, with AR beating VR by dramatic $120 billion.
1) what are the opportunities and challenges?
2) How can we take advantage of this movement/ opportunity
3) Real -World case scenarios and solutions from Hollywood
With regards to fintech, the disruption we are facing is the alleviation of the financial industry’s most evident “pain” — improving customer experience through the transformation of customer services. The use of VR in fintech offers an opportunity to go to a virtual bank and hold virtualized meetings without having to visit a brick-and-mortar venue. Not only does it ride clients of a frustrating routine of talking to a human advisor, it also helps banks cut real estate and employment costs of setting up affiliate branches. AR solutions help integrate banking with real estate by automatically scanning real estate objects and offering mortgage calculations.
Bio: Natacha Rousseau is a Strategic Communications specialist working with various blockchain companies and ICO’s including Path Network, Kind Heaven, NEM, NEM Foundation, Volavia, Qtum, Swarm Fund, Elixxir, and MitoQ to name a few.
She is currently the spokesperson for David Chaum, the founder of DigiCash and Godfather of blockchain who built his own digital currency more than a decade before bitcoin was introduced. Dr. Chaum’s blockchain project is Elixir, a blockchain solution that enables fast, secure and confidential messaging and payments at minimal cost. It can scale to hundreds of thousands of transactions each second, each message or payment delivered or confirmed within seconds, efficiently enabling use as a smartphone app.
Natacha has a Master’s degree in Economics and has been working in the tech and fintech space for over 18years. She is fluent in French and conversational in Italian.
10:30 – 11:10
Emergence of Blockchain IoT
11:10 – 11:30
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:30 – 12:10
Regulatory requirements for business considering Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Speaker: Ashish Anand, Co-Founder and CEO at Blockchain Advisory Council LLC and Founder at Whrrl
12:10 – 12:50
Security and Privacy on Blockchain
Speaker: Agnelo Marques. VP Technology / Head Blockchain CoE
Abstract of the Talk: A not so new cryptographic concept, called zero knowledge proof is being explored to disseminate information security and privacy concern in Blockchain. The talk aims at introducing the problem statement to the audience and providing an overview of how zkp solves the problem.
Bio: Senior Technologist focusing on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
– Leadership in Technology Solutions
– Actionable knowledge of Digital technologies, Solutions and Products
– Experienced in leading Labs, CoEs, Technical teams/practices , Solution Teams, Delivery teams
– Mobile Apps, Cloud Native applications, Microservices, DevOps, Digital Transformation
12:50 – 13:50
13:50 – 14:30
Hype’s over, let’s talk about implementation challenge
Speaker: Sarang Bhoyar, Blockchain Leader at infosys
Topic Abstract: In this talk, Sarang would share his experiences of real life implementations of Blockchain programs for reputed clients and challenges that you can expect during your Blockchain implementation journeys e.g. Selection of Blockchain Framework, Integration with existing applications, Performance & Scaling, Governance model, etc.
Bio: Sarang is a Blockchain Leader from Infosys that sets large organizations on Blockchain transformation journey and helps them realize the benefits of early-embracing of Blockchain technology that is arguably the next biggest disruption in in all industries, BFSI in specific. Sarang has 18.5+ years of industry experience and has a distinction of being one of the firsts who has ACTUALLY production-implemented BLOCKCHAIN technology for International Remittances and Domestic Trade in India. He is hands-on in architecting a Blockchain products on various Blockchain frameworks (Bitcoin Core, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Ripple, etc.) and building industry popular use cases.
14:30 – 15:30
Panel Discussion – FinTech – A Friend or Foe?
Panelist 1 – Dipesh Karki, Co-Founder and CTO, LenDenClub
An engineer by education, Dipesh has comprehensive experience in developing B2B and B2C software solutions, having developed workflow solutions for entities such as the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Ministry of Science & Technology with Government of India. He aspired to leverage his knack for technology to solve problems for a mass and thus began his entrepreneurial journey shortly after. Today, he is co-founder and CTO of one of the biggest Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms in India, LenDenClub.
FinTech has transformed transacting and has led to numerous innovative practices that reap from network effects among consumers. LenDenClub identified an opportunity and created an online marketplace for P2P Lending, through which a borrower can avail a personal loan without any hassle, while lenders can earn attractive returns on their investments. Dipesh, with his team, has successfully provided user-friendly tech, seamless operation and proactive customer support, making LenDenClub a popular choice among the current and potential customer base.
Off the job, Dipesh plays football, is a full marathon runner and enjoys occasional music time.
Panelist 2 – Anand Kumar Bajaj, Founder & CEO PayNearby and Chair BCFI Communications Committee
Bio: Anand Kumar Bajaj is the MD & CEO at PayNearby, India’s leading hyperlocal fintech network that enables retailers at the first mile to offer digital financial and non-financial services to masses. At the unique, multidimensional fintech company, Anand is responsible for creating a strategic roadmap towards growth while also managing its key resources. Having held valuable positions at leading corporations including Ernst & Young, ICICI Bank and YES Bank, Anand has over 18 years of rich experience with high impact projects in the digital payments sector.
After securing a B. Com degree from Hansraj College, Delhi, Anand went on to complete his Chartered Accountancy and Company Secretary certifications following which he completed his Management Studies from IIM-Ahmedabad. Throughout his prolific career, Anand has secured 5 patents in Banking Technology, has actively participated in the Steering committee of NPCI, shaping the IMPS and UPI industry. He has also been a member of Reserve Bank of India’s ad-hoc committee on Mobile Payments and NUUP.
Anand garnered rich insights into audit and compliance functions while working at Ernst and Young as an audit manager. He then moved on to ICICI Bank where he was deeply involved in the Bank’s technological programs including Bluetooth banking, TV banking, branch automation, ERP integration, Cash Deposit Machine, Cheque Deposit Machine and Tablet Banking. Just before establishing PayNearby, he headed digital payments for YES Bank as its Chief Innovation Officer.
At PayNearby, Anand’s goal is to scale its services and establish its presence across 20 countries, touching the lives of 2 billion people in the next 5 years. He believes that the company will be the world’s largest hyperlocal fintech network by 2021, a feat that it will achieve on the back of its unique, customer-centric solutions.
In his leisure time, Anand enjoys meeting energetic people with wonderful ideas. He also enjoys spending time with his family. He is thoroughly passionate about creating an impact on the financial ecosystem and uplifting the digital quotient for the connected economy, which is where he is currently focusing all his energies.
15:30 – 16:10
How APIs Affect Financial Institutions and the clients
16:10 – 16:20
Networking & Refreshment break
16:20 – 16:50
The State of Cash in a FinTech World
16:50 – 17:20
Need of better information for Crypto Investors
17:20 – 17:30
Closing ceremony with note of Thanks & Felicitation