News Corp VCCircle Payments Forum
Investments driving impact: Creating roadmap for hybrid payments industry
2016 in India will forever be remembered as the year of demonetization, a government policy, which gave the required push to create a hybrid economy enabling both cash and digitized cash transactions. As a result of demonetization, the value of transaction for digital service such as mobile wallets almost increased by 200%, bitcoins went up by approx. 20%, UPI transactions went up by 55% and usage of plastic money and internet banking went up massively.
Needless to say that digital currency had already invaded the space before demonetization and as one can see, major winners of this entire scenario are fintech entrepreneurs who offered an array of products and services helping citizens transition further towards cashless. The service providers too are benefiting from incremental profit margins aligned with increase in usage of data plans to access digital payment gateways. However, for investors the present value offering in payments space is a game changer.
Still, the question to be asked here is if India is truly ready for next-phase of payment solutions that startup ecosystem has to offer? The industry still requires significant investments in infrastructure and technology, but still hurdles like mass acceptability, usage and adaptability are the key concerns. Security and consumer grievances are also a huge challenge which the country is still grappling with.
For the 6th edition of VCCircle Network’s Payments Forum 2017, will seek to focus on these issues and offer thought leadership to this dynamic industry.
09.00am - 09.45am
Registrations & Networking
09.45am - 10.05am
10.05am - 10.20am
Keynote Address: What's happening on the global frontiers: Innovations in Finance
10.20am - 11.10am
Session 1 Inaugural Panel: The India Opportunity: Leading the next wave of innovation
• Impact of demonetization and government policies that push adoption of digital financial services.
• Formalization of the Financial Services: effect of more and more people coming in the formal economy creating digital trails due to GSTN and Payments
• Interoperable digital infrastructure – UPI, BBPS, BHIM, India Stack, etc.
• SandBox approach towards innovation by Regulators. Adoption of Regtech for supervision.
• Banks and fintech’s wanting to leverage innovations for higher gains and market access
11.10am - 11.30am
11.30am - 12.30pm
Session 2: Riding the payment tide right: opportunities for entreprenuers to build a sustainable business
Expand the payment opportunities beyond P2P, P2M. Explore possible avenues of monetisation. What can be done to digitise B2B and government payments?
12.30pm - 01.30pm
01.30pm - 01.40pm
Report launch: Decoding the customer
01.40pm - 02.30pm
Fireside Chat: Consumers and Security
• Importance of Trust, Proximity, Usability and Social Collaboration
• Market-fit approach for payment systems
• Security concerns
02.30pm - 03.30pm
Session 3: Creating a hybrid and integrated model of payments: Collaboration of government, startups, banks and service providers
Non-banking payment service providers in the form of financial technology startups and established non-payment technology giants have caused disruption and disintermediation in discrete parts of banking. The banking fraternity too has joined hands with Fintech players and offering value added services. The government lastly is focusing on creating a cashless and transparent economy. A unique value chain can be created which is integrated, secure and seamless if all the stakeholders come together. However, what are some of the challenges?
03.30pm - 03.50pm
03.50pm - 04.30pm
Session 4: New Technologies: API banking, Blockchain, AI
• Blockchain - what role can blockchain play beyond 'Bitcoin'? How is crypto currency evolving?
• Role of AI in fintech literacy, customer engagement, wealth management, data analytics? How do you cater to the feature phone customer in India?
• Use of open APIs in banking. Bundling and rebundling of financial services with Banks at the back-end and front - end managed by digital aggregators.
04.30pm - 05.15pm
Session 5: Beyond payments: Lending services and more
Credit as a monetisation tool for Payments? Types of data sources and their relevance in credit assessment.
Can use of data significantly expand the eligible customer pool by including thin file customers?
How can we discover newer pools of data? What role will account aggregation play in this?
End of conference
Date: May 17, 2017
Venue: Taj Lands End, Mumbai
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