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Final agenda for Techcircle Payments Forum 2016, a few seats left; register now

Techcircle-Payments-ForumThe 5th edition of Techcircle Payments Forum, to be held on May 19 at ITC Maratha Mumbai, will bring together CEOs of leading payment service providers, payment heads of top banks, representatives of payment service companies, technical directors, CIOs, digital payment and risk consultants, and private equity and venture capital investors focused on emerging payment technologies.

The event will throw light on the emerging trends in the Indian payments space, focusing specifically on the disruptive pitch revolutionising the way consumers and business transact. The summit will offer a ringside view of the evolving dynamics, opportunities and success stories.

Here is the final agenda of the Techcircle Payments Forum 2016 with the speakers.

08.30AM – 09.45AM

Registration and Coffee

09.45AM – 10.00AM

Opening remarks by Nita Kapoor, Head, India – New Ventures, Newscorp & CEO, The VCCircle Network

10.00AM – 10.30AM

Keynote Address – ‘Disruption in Banking and Payments’ by TR Ramachandran – Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, Visa

10.30AM – 11.30AM

Panel Discussion 1: Emergence of New payment banks: How can traditional businesses respond?

As small banks and payment businesses transform Indian financial services, what is the way forward for traditional banks and payment technology companies? With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granting license to players with big pockets and sizeable consumer base, are traditional channels of banking & payments, under threat? How sustainable are payment banks and will they join hands with larger banks? Disruption being the buzzword, how are traditional banks innovating to stay in business?

Sohini Rajola – Head Digital Banking, Axis Bank

Ananya Birla – Founder, Chairperson and Director, Svatantra Microfinance

Mihir Gandhi – Associate Director, Leader – Payments Transformation, PwC India

TR Ramachandran – Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, Visa

Amit Soni – Principal, General Atlantic (Moderator)

11.30AM – 11.45AM

Networking Break

11.45AM – 12.45PM

Panel Discussion 2: Mobile Wallets: Is integration the way forward?

Right from utility payments to e-tailing and offline payments, one can perform most of the daily transactions with mobile wallets. The convenience that mobile wallets have come to be associated with has led to its early adoption among a large number of mobile users in India. However, as the payment landscape evolves and sees emergence of other innovative payment models, what does the future hold for mobile wallets? Are there limitations to their success? What happens to the money lying unspent in mobile wallets? With the advent of wallets for multi-platform use, what does the future hold for mobile wallets?

Upasana Taku – Co-founder, MobiKwik

Ratna Viswananthan – CEO, Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN)

Vikas Kumar – Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Raman Khanduja – VP and Head Business Development, India, Visa

Nitin Nayar – MD, Warburg Pincus India Private Limited

Gautam Jaggi – Director of Technology Practice, o3 (Moderator)

12.45PM – 01.45PM

Network over lunch

01.45PM – 02.45PM

Panel Discussion 3: Digital market places & Payments

Marketplaces are an opportunity for payments processors. For most firms involved in processing payments, the business is about growing purchase volume and transactions – processing fees are based on either or both. Since marketplaces aggregate purchases made across many merchants, a payments provider can dramatically increase its processing volume and market share by winning the business of just a few marketplaces. It is likely that smaller payments processors may lose out in the process. What factors will decide the future?

Gaurav Zutshi – EVP & Chief Digital Officer, Aditya Birla Financial Services

Hemant Gala – Director – Payments, Flipkart

Govind Setlur – Founder & CEO, Wibmo Inc

Nitin Bhandari – Vice President – Payments, Digital Channels, Jio

Yadavendra Tyagi – Director, Business Development, Citrus Pay

Nikhil Raghavan – Principal, Bain Capital Advisors (Moderator)

02.45PM – 03.05PM

Special Talk – ‘Digital technologies helping enhance customer experience and security for financial transactions’ by Srinivas Padmanabharao – Director – Product Marketing, Akamai Technologies

03.05PM – 3.20PM

Networking break

03.05PM – 3.50PM (Parallel Session)

‘Digital transformation in financial services’ by Akamai Technologies

03.20PM – 4.20PM

Panel Discussion 4: Problem of Plenty: Is B2B payment space too crowded?

Given the persisting issues and problems with regard current modes of B2B payment transactions, can disruptions in the B2B payments space hold the answer to a more efficient and cost effective business operations? How can emerging players with their disruptive ideas make a mark for themselves in the largely crowded B2B payments space? Why are businesses lagging behind in adopting a more efficient and effective modes of B2B transactions. Can B2C segment provide some insights for B2B?

Shrish Andhare – Chief Product Officer, Ezetap Mobile Solutions

Naveen Surya – Managing Director, ItzCash

Vishwas Patel – CEO, Avenues India Private Limited

Vishal Mehta – Co-founder and MD, Lok Capital (Moderator)

4.20PM – 5.20PM

Panel Discussion 5: The Bitcoin Enterprise: A Viable Currency?

Though at a nascent stage in India, bitcoins are slowly getting popular as the currency of future. The launch of merchant gateways by bitcoin exchanges may be the early signs of growing acceptability of bitcoin in India. Where do we see the digital currency go from here as a mode of payment? Worldwide, how has the controversial internet of money fared in terms of use and returns?

Sandeep Goenka – Co-founder, Zebpay

Danny Wettreich – Chairman & CEO, GreenBank Capital Inc

Benson Samuel – CTO & Founder, Coinsecure.in

Abheek Anand – Principal, Sequoia Capital

Vikram Gupta – Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures (Moderator)

5:20PM onwards

Techcircle Unwind

Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors.

To capture key trends driving India’s payment ecosystem, register here or write to Kanika at register@vccircle.com.

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