News Corp VCCircle Payments Forum 2017

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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 - 10.00am
Keynote Address: What's happening on the global frontiers: Innovations in Finance
Smita Aggarwal, Director- Investments, Omidyar Network    

10.00am - 11.00am
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

T. R. Ramachandran, Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, Visa
Asit Oberoi, Group President & Global Head, Transaction Banking, Yes Bank
Bipin Preet Singh, ‎Founder & CEO, MobiKwik
Shailesh Lakhani, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India
Vijay Chugh, Consultant – Payment Systems
Nitin Nayar, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus India Private Limited (Moderator)

11.00am - 11.15am
Networking Break

11.15am – 11.30am
Special address by Dhiraj Nayyar, Officer on Special Duty & Head, Economics, Finance and Commerce, NITI Aayog, Government of India    

11.30am – 12.15pm
Session 1: 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?
Krishnan Dharmarajan, Executive Director, Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion, CDFI
Prayank Swaroop, Principal, Accel Partners
Vishwas Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Avenues India Pvt. Ltd
TCM Sundaram, Founder & Managing Director, IDG Ventures India Advisors (Moderator)

12.15pm – 12.30pm
Case Study - Uninterrupted Transaction for over 30 Million Users by Daykin Creado, Chief Technology Officer, ItzCash

12.30pm - 01.30pm
Networking Lunch

01.30pm – 01.35pm
Report launch by Omidyar Network: Decoding the customer

01.35pm - 02.05pm    
Fireside Chat: Consumers and Security
• Importance of Trust, Proximity, Usability and Social Collaboration
• Market-fit approach for payment systems
• Security concerns

Puneet Gupta, Founder Member, IFMR Trust & CFO, IFMR Holdings
Rajnish Khare, Head - Digital Transformation & Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank Ltd
Varad Pande, Sr. Partner, Dalberg Consulting (Moderator)

02.05pm - 02.50pm
Session 2: 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?

Abhishek Awadhiya, Head of Industry - Telecom and Digital Payments, Google India
Alok Bardiya, Director, Cisco Investments
Dhananjay Tambe, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India
Harshil Mathur, Co-founder & CEO, Razorpay
Rahul Chandra, Managing Director, Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd    
Venkatesh Hariharan, Director, Fintech, iSpirit (Moderator)    

02.50pm – 03.05pm
Conferencing 2.0.
For the hyper-mobile workforce - by Comverg Technologies Pte Ltd

Session Synopsis:
Conference calling continues to remain complicated despite technological advances. All the more, when you are out of office and have little access to Enterprise conferencing solutions. On the other hand the mobile phone has become so ubiquitous. Our busy lives are now simplified with mobile apps for Cabs, Banking, Air ticket booking, Movies and so on. How about a conference calling solution that is truly mobile, works on any available network, on any smart connected device, over any platform?

If you are frequent user of audio and video conference calls, and often wonder if things could ever get simpler, we invite you to hear us out in the session.

03.05pm - 03.20pm
Networking Break

03.20pm – 04.05pm
Session 3: 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.

Sujatha Mohan, Head - Digital and New Initiatives, ‎RBL Bank
Ravi Shankar, Co-founder and CEO, Active Intelligence Pte Ltd.
Virender Bisht, Co-founder and CTO, NiYO Solutions Inc
Krishna Vinjamuri, Principal, Lightbox (Moderator)

04.05pm - 04.50pm
Session 4: 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?

Lizzie Chapman, Co-Founder & CEO,
Abhinav Haldia, Country Director - India, Lenddo
Bala Parthasarthy, Co-founder & CEO, MoneyTap    
Anand Lunia, Founding Partner, India Quotient (Moderator)

End of conference

Abhishek Awadhiya Abhishek Awadhiya Head of Industry - Telecom and Digital Payments, Google India
Alok Bardiya Alok Bardiya Country Head, Cisco Investments
Anand Lunia Anand Lunia Founder, Partner, India Quotient | @IndiaQuotient
Abhinav Haldia Abhinav Haldia Country Director - India, Lenddo
Asit Oberoi Asit Oberoi Group President & Global Head, Transaction Banking, Yes Bank
Bala Parthasarthy Bala Parthasarthy Co-founder & CEO, MoneyTap
Daykin Creado Daykin Creado Chief Technology Officer, ItzCash
Dhiraj Nayyar Dhiraj Nayyar Officer on Special Duty and Head, Economics, Finance and Commerce, NITI Aayog, Government of India
Dhananjay Tambe Dhananjay Tambe Chief General Manager (IT-Transformation, Collaboration & Marketing), SBI
Harshil Mathur Harshil Mathur Co-founder & CEO, Razorpay | @Razorpay
Krishnan Dharmarajan Krishnan Dharmarajan Executive Director, Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion, CDFI
Krishna Vinjamuri Krishna Vinjamuri Principal, Lightbox
Lizzie Chapman Lizzie Chapman Co-founder & CEO, ZestMoney
Nitin Nayar Nitin Nayar Managing Director, Warburg Pincus India Private Limited
Prayank Swaroop Prayank Swaroop Principal, Accel Partners
Puneet Gupta Puneet Gupta , Founder Member IFMR Trust & CFO IFMR Holdings
Rahul Chandra Rahul Chandra Managing Director, Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd | @HelionVC
Rajeev Agrawal Rajeev Agrawal CEO, Innoviti
Rajnish Khare Rajnish Khare Head - Digital Transformation & Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank Ltd
Rajat Sood Rajat Sood Principal, General Atlantic
Ravi Shankar Ravi Shankar Co-founder and CEO, Active Intelligence Pte Ltd.
Shailesh Lakhani Shailesh Lakhani Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India
Smita Aggarwal Smita Aggarwal Director- Investments, Omidyar Network
Sujatha Mohan Sujatha Mohan Head - Digital and New Initiatives, RBL Bank
T. R. Ramachandran T. R. Ramachandran Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, Visa
TCM Sundaram TCM Sundaram Founder & Managing Director, IDG Ventures
Toshan Tamhane Toshan Tamhane Sr. Partner, Mckinsey & Co.
Upasana Taku Upasana Taku Co-founder, MobiKwik | @MobiKwik
Varad Pande Varad Pande Sr. Partner, Dalberg Consulting
Venkatesh Hariharan Venkatesh Hariharan Director, Fintech, iSPIRT
Vijay Chugh Vijay Chugh , Consultant - Payment Systems
Virender Bisht Virender Bisht Co-founder and CTO, NiYO Solutions Inc
Vishwas Patel Vishwas Patel Chief Executive Officer, Avenues India Private Limited

Date: May 17, 2017
Venue: Taj Lands End, Mumbai


Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks - VisaNet - that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.

Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. Omidyar Network has committed more than $1 billion to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

To learn more, visit, and follow on Twitter @omidyarnetwork #PositiveReturns. 


Netmagic, an NTT Communications company, is India’s leading Cloud and Managed Hosting service provider, with 5 availability zones, 9 carrier-neutral, state-of-the-art data centers and serving more than 2000 enterprises globally. Headquartered in Mumbai, Netmagic also delivers Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) services to various Enterprise customers globally including NTT Communication’s customers across Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific region. The Company was the first in India to launch services like Cloud Computing, Managed Security, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) and Software-Defined Storage. Netmagic has won several awards including wins at Datacenter Dynamics Asia-Pacific Awards 2016, 5 awards at CIO Choice Award 2017 and Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award 2016.


State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest commercial bank in India in terms of assets, deposits, branches, customers and employees. The bank has well entrenched Domestic, International and Treasury Operations. As on April 01, 2017, the bank has an extensive network, with over 24 thousand branches in India and 199 offices in 37 other countries across the world in all time zones. It has a strong network of more than 59 thousand group ATMs and caters to a customer base of more than 50 crore.


PayU and Citrus Pay are the leading online payment service provider in 16 high growth markets, dedicated to creating a fast, simple and efficient payment process for merchants and buyers. Our various payment methods and PCI certified platforms are designed to meet every consumer’s needs.  In India, PayU and Citrus cover nearly 60% of the entire e-commerce and processes over 40,000 crores of Digital payments in India annually. PayUBiz is the industry leading payment service provider and its clientele includes the likes of Jet Airways, Amazon, Airtel, Snapdeal, Jabong, Ola, Bookmyshow, Insurance companies and many more. PayU India also has under its aegis PayUmoney,  the fast, easy and secure payment solution which can be used by anyone who wants to collect payments in India (be it Individuals, brick & mortar businesses, startups, Freelancers, Schools, Hotels, Utility companies,  Residential societies, Telcos, Insurance companies, traders, retailers etc). The

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Mumbai Angels

Mumbai Angels, started in 2006 is the first premium Angel network in India. The Mumbai Angels provides a unique platform to start up and very early stage companies by bringing them face to face with successful entrepreneurs, professionals and executives who are interested in and have the funds available to invest in start-up companies. Many members of Mumbai Angels have prior Silicon Valley experience. In addition to the capital of its members, the Mumbai Angels provides access to high quality mentoring, vast networks in India and abroad and inputs on strategy as well as execution.

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Fosters entrepreneurship globally through Mentoring, Inspiration, Networking, and Education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE Pune’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs. TiE Pune hosts a wide range of programs and events, including TiECon Pune, ( the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs.

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Keiretsu Forum Mumbai is part of "Keiretsu Forum", the world’s largest angel network of about 2500 members across 47 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities that focus on emerging technologies, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate and other segments with high growth opportunity.

Our members consist of seasoned angel investors, including high net worth individuals, business leaders, serial entrepreneurs, family offices, Indian corporates and early stage funds. Keiretsu Forum also enjoys synergies and close relationships with universities, incubators and accelerators and other partner organizations. These relationships facilitate the access to capital, talent, technology, and resources needed to build a successful venture.

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Indian Angel Network, India's first and largest angel network, brings together successful entrepreneurs and CEOs who share a passion to enable more early stage businesses to create scale and value. By focusing on startups, the Network addresses the current acute lack of funds available to early stage companies. The Network believes that early stage businesses require more than just money to succeed. They require close mentoring and inputs on strategy as well as execution.

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