Techcircle Payments Forum 2015

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With over 1 billion population, Indian payments industry has vast untapped potential to make consumer transact, shop & enhance payment experience. In the constant efforts to offer every section of the society comprehensive products & services, various mobile & electronic payments service providers are in a move to extend associated services like: e-wallets, payment apps, mobile point of sale solutions, hassle & risk-free payment gateways besides the willingness to offer basic savings, deposit, payment & remittance services by applying for much awaited payments banking license empowering the customers to eventually contribute to the change in landscape for payments & commerce industry in India

To garner the latest innovations, trends & opportunities driving the Indian Payments ecosystem, we are pleased to announce the 4th edition of Techcircle Payments Forum 2015 on May 14 in Mumbai.

The event will bring together CEOs from leading payment service providers, Payment heads of leading banks, emerging payment service companies, technical directors, CIOs, digital payments & risk consultants, private equity & venture capital investors betting on emerging payments technologies and innovative products.

Key Topics:

    •  Roadmap for Digital Payments in India
    • Payment Banks: What’s driving interest for Telcos, Indian conglomerates and digital payment companies?
    • Future of mobile wallets in India
    • What it takes to build a high margin payment business in India
    • Techcircle Insights: Quick insightful & focussed discussions on select payment themes:
    • Future of COD (Cash on Delivery) & its use cases in consumer internet businesses
    • Opportunities in carrier billing- Is the time right

8:15am - 9:30am
Tea, Networking & Registration

9:30am - 9:45am
Introductory Note

9:45am - 10:30am
Panel I: Roadmap for Digital Payments in India
In the cash dominated market like India what does it take to convert cash paying Indians towards smarter electronic mode of payments? Digital payment methods have emerged from online payments using credit/debit cards to cashless withdrawal of money, mail money, twitter hashtag money transfers besides IMPS, mobile wallets and others. What are payment companies & aggregators doing to make more & more consumers adopt digital payments? What are banks offering new to their consumers to shift them to cashless banking? What specialized solutions are the digital payment providers offering to meet demands of emerging segments such as ecommerce, service commerce and consumer internet businesses? What innovations are seen on the existing POS/mPOS devices to enhance digital payments? Are we on track to be become a cashless society or the digital payments in India is nearing an inflection point?

Deepak Sharma, EVP & Head - Digital Initiatives, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Sohini Rajola, SVP & Head - Electronic Banking, Axis Bank
Vishwas Patel,CEO, CCAvenues
Srinivasu M N, Co-Founder & Director, BillDesk
T R Ramachandran, Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, VISA (Moderator)

10:30am - 11:15am
Panel II: Payment Banks: What’s driving interest for Telcos, Indian conglomerates and digital payment companies?
Payment Banks seems to be the latest phenomena with leading telecom players, large Indian conglomerates, mobile wallets companies and other emerging payment companies throwing their hat to secure a license. With a clear objective of achieving the last mile connectivity and offer banking services to the unbanked populations, it’s still speculative on what’s driving the interest of such diverse set of players to enter the payment banking system. Will this be emergence of products serving the bottom of the pyramid only?Can we expect payments banks to demonstrate success in launching low-cost & innovative products? Will they be competent enough to provide payments & remittance services to large section of unbanked population like migrant workforce, farmers, low-income households and others? How is it possible for payment banks to build up a business around financial inclusion?

Praveen Dhabhai, COO, Payworld India
Paresh Rajde, Founder, Suvidhaa Infoserve
B Akbaraley, DGM, Central Bank of India
Ketan Doshi, MD,Pay Point India Network Ltd
Rishi Gupta, MD & CEO, FINO PayTech Limited(Moderator)

11:15am - 11:45am
Tea & Networking Break

11:45am - 12:30pm
Panel III: Future of mobile wallets in India
Given the ubiquity of smart phones & growing internet population, making users pay with a tap on their phone and storing money digitally seems to be happening. Users are storing money in different e-wallets such as mobile wallets, ecommerce wallets, third party wallets among others to pay use of these to pay their utility bills, online purchases etc. On the other hand RBI is seen easing norms to use credit/debit cards for online and POS purchases, making it easier for users to pay using their cards. Will this move pose a threat to mobile wallets as the whole aspect of convenience of using cards makes wallets redundant? How are mobile wallet companies looking at this? What innovations in offerings can we see in the future? What’s investors views on mobile wallet opportunity in India?

Amit Lakhotia - VP-Payments, One97 & Paytm
Pradeep Sampath - COO, MMP Mobiwallet Limited (mRupee)
Sandeep Ghule - Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, TranServ Pvt. Ltd
Srinivas Nidugondi - SVP and Head of Mobile Financial Solutions, Mahindra Comviva
SP Narayanan - Head mCommerce, Idea Cellular
Rajat Sood - Vice President, General Atlantic (Moderator)

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch & Networking

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Panel IV: What it takes to build a high margin payment business in India
Indian payments industry has emerged strong over the years and is all set to witness growth on overall payments and remittance services. While digital payments seems to be the theme for the year, initiatives such as business correspondent network, white label ATMs and innovations in Point of sale systems have also helped foster the payments services in India. With diverse set of players comprising of banks, payment service providers, payment aggregators, online & mobile payment companies competing to serve the Indian consumers, we understand what it takes to build a high margin payment network in India, how are leading payment service providers dealing with issues such as higher cost of customer acquisitions, fast changing payment technologies, increasing their network & reach among others to deliver a profitable business model? Can the next big payments businesses be built in digital payments only?

Priti Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, Paynear Solutions
Karthik Vaidyanathan, Co-founder, Momoe
Vikrant Khorana, VP and Business Head, PayU India
Rajeev Agrawal, CEO, Innoviti
Swarup Choudhury, MD, First Data(Moderator)

Techcircle Insights: Quick insightful & focussed discussions on select payment themes

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Insights I: Cash on Delivery V/S Digital Payments: Future and use case in Consumer Internet Businesses:
Consumer internet businesses have lived on COD however different segments have different opinion on the future of COD in India. While COD remains an important mode of payment for large horizontal ecommerce players, online/digital payments dominate categories such as taxi aggregators, online food ordering and online furniture stores. While experts have different views on future of COD in India, we understand how important it is for consumer internet businesses and what opportunities opens up for payment companies, in a longer run.

Hemant Gala, Director Payment Business,
Abhijit Bose, Co-Founder & CEO, Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Manju Murthy, Co-Founder & CEO, Fortune Payment Solutions India Pvt Ltd
Bhavin Mody, Director, E-Billing Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Abhishek Sinha, Co-Founder & CEO, Eko India Financial Services Private Limited
Rahul Chandra, MD - Helion(Moderator)

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Networking

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Insights II: Opportunities in carrier billing- Is the time right?
In emerging markets like India where number of mobile phones is much more the total bank account holders, it presents a unique opportunity for merchants to use carrier billing as an option to remit payments for their services. Can we see carrier billing as a game changer for online services such as buying digital content, apps, music, etc.? Is the time right for telcos to offer better terms and conditions to foster digital payments using carrier billing as an option?

Sanjay Sinha, Country Manager (India) & BD Head (South Asia), Fortumo
Prashant Chacko, Head of Strategy & Head of Carrier Billing(ipayy), Versé Innovation Pvt Ltd
Krishna Tamireddy, Co-Founder, Junotele
Sainath Gupta, Founder, Aasaan Pay
Anand Lunia, Founder Partner India Quotient (Moderator)

4:45pm -5:15pm
Techcircle Showcase - Powered by Nasscom 10,000 Startups:
Here representatives of exciting and innovative online payment companies will make presentations on their business, differentiation, traction, product market opportunity and how they will disrupt existing ecosystem to create value.

5:15pm onwards
Techcircle Unwind
Continue the energy and networking of the day with more social time with top entrepreneurs and leading investors over cocktails

Abhijit Bose Abhijit Bose Co-Founder & CEO, Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Abhishek Sinha Abhishek Sinha Co-founder & CEO, Eko India Financial Services Private Limited
Amit Lakhotia Amit Lakhotia VP-Payments, One97 & Paytm
Anand Lunia Anand Lunia Founder, Partner, India Quotient | @IndiaQuotient
Bhavin Mody Bhavin Mody Director, E-Billing Solutions Pvt. Ltd
B. Akbaraly B. Akbaraly Dy. General Manager - Transaction Banking, Central Bank of India
Deepak Sharma Deepak Sharma Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Hemant Gala Hemant Gala Director - Payments, Flipkart
Karthik Vaidyanathan Karthik Vaidyanathan Co-Founder, Momoe | @MomoeApp
Ketan Doshi Ketan Doshi MD, Pay Point India Network Ltd
Krishna Tammireddy Krishna Tammireddy Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer, JunoTele
Manju Murthy Manju Murthy Co-Founder & CEO, Fortune Payment Solutions India Pvt Ltd
Paresh Rajde Paresh Rajde Founder & Chairman, Suvidhaa Infoserve
Pradeep Sampath Pradeep Sampath COO, MMP Mobiwallet Limited (mRupee)
Prashant Chacko Prashant Chacko Head of Strategy & Head of Carrier Billing(ipayy), Versé Innovation Pvt Ltd
Praveen Dhabhai Praveen Dhabhai COO, Payworld India
Priti Shah Priti Shah Co-Founder & CEO, Paynear Solutions Pvt Ltd
Rahul Chandra Rahul Chandra Managing Director, Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd | @HelionVC
Rajat Sood Rajat Sood Vice President, General Atlantic
Rajeev Agrawal Rajeev Agrawal CEO, Innoviti
Rishi Gupta Rishi Gupta MD & CEO, FINO PayTech Limited
Sainath Gupta Sainath Gupta Founder & CEO, Aasaanpay
Sandeep B Ghule Sandeep B Ghule Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, TranServ Pvt. Ltd
Sanjay Sinha Sanjay Sinha Country Manager (India) & BD Head (South Asia), Fortumo
Sohini Rajola Sohini Rajola SVP & Head - Electronic Banking, Axis Bank
Srinivas Nidugondi Srinivas Nidugondi Senior VP and Head, Mobile Financial Services, Mahindra Comviva | @MahindraComviva
Srinivasu M.N (Vasu) Srinivasu M.N (Vasu) Co-Founder & Director, Billdesk
SP Narayanan SP Narayanan Head mCommerce, Idea Cellular
Swarup Choudhury Swarup Choudhury MD, ICICI Merchant Services (First Data)
T. R. Ramachandran T. R. Ramachandran Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, Visa
Vikrant Khorana Vikrant Khorana VP and Business Head, PayU India
Vishwas Patel Vishwas Patel CEO, Avenues India Pvt. Ltd

Date: 14th May 2015

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