The Economic Times BFSI Innovation Tribe Awards & Summit 2018

The Economic Times BFSI Innovation Tribe Awards & Summit 2018

Mumbai, 20th Sept’18: The Economic Times successfully concluded the inaugural edition of the BFSI Innovation Tribe Awards & Summit at Hotel Sahara Star today. The 1 day long event was based on the theme of “Disrupt, Develop, Demonstrate”. The conference was designed and crafted to bring innovation and banking leaders on one platform to discuss and deliberate the future amidst the current challenges and pressing issues of all time. With an eclectic mix of panel discussions, keynotes, fireside chats, case studies, inclusive session and felicitations, the conference offered something for all audiences.

The conference witnessed power packed panels and was an apt platform for networking and experiencing live interviews & global stories. The forum gave insight into new technologies and sparked conversations that made it possible to gain insight into the evolving marketplace.  

The esteemed panel of speakers included Manor Alachua, CEO, American Express; Rakish Singh, CEO, Aditya Birla Finance; Sanjana Gupta, MD, PNB Housing Finance; Suresh Sethi’, CEO, India Post Payments Bank; Sorority Shame, CEO, DBS Bank; Seniti Nanda, Fitch Officer, Maharashtra Government; Baling Raj put,Superintendent of Police, Cyber Cell, Maharashtra PoliceMadhivanan Balakrishnan, CTDO, ICICI Bank; Rajeev Ahuja, Executive Director, RBL Bank; Mukul Sachan, Co-Founder, Lendingkraft; Rajnish Khare, Head Digital – Banking, HDFC Bank; Jitendra Mahapatra, AVP & Head – Digital & Payments Analytics, Axis Bank; Puneet Kumar, Senior Executive Vice President, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Mrutunjay Mahapatra, DMD & CIO, State Bank of India; Deepak Sharma, Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Papia Sengupta, Executive Director, Bank of Baroda; Devendra Kumar Vyas, CEO, Srei Equipment Finance; Nanda Sambrani, Head – ERCG, Reliance General Insurance; Rahul Chari, Founder & CTO, PhonePe; Sangram Singh, CEO, Freecharge; Ketan Patel, CEO, CASHe; Vivek Gupta, Country Head, R3; Raman Aggarwal, Chairman, FIDC; Y. S. Chakravarti, ED & COO, Shriram City Union Finance; Adv. Puneet Bhasin, Cyber Law Expert – Proprietor/Founder Cyberjure Legal Consulting, Amit Godhekar, VP – Cyber Security Motilal Oswal Financial Services; Deepak Sharma, Chief Digital Banking Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank; Ratna Pawan, Security Risk HSBC Operations & Technologies, S. Sridharan, VP – CISO, NCDEX, Sanjay Sharma, MD Ayefin; andSridhar  Sidhu, Head – Enterprise Information Security Service & Regulatory Compliance Risk Services Groups Wells Fargo.

Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest, Shri Deepak Vasant Kesarkar, Maharashtra’s Minister Of State-Finance, Rural Development, Government of India said,“Technology must always be used for the betterment of society. We cannot think about just urban India. Rural India, which comprises 80% of India’s land area, can use technology across farming, agricultural areas, horticulture and much more. For instance, connecting farmers in rural areas with consumers in urban areas will see both profit, and that is when technology will be at its most useful. We are looking to use technology to improve the lives of Indians across rural and urban India.”

Ms. Suniti Nanda, Fintech officer, Maharashtra Government opined that, “When people are creating FinTech solutions, we’re not adopting them, there is a problem to be addressed. It’s very easy to say that this is an issue with the startups, but these are excuses and we need to see what the issue is and fix it. If you look at the number of startups shutting shop on a daily basis, it’s not a good sign. If we want to see India as a global innovator, we need to do m