Introduction

FinServ 2016
The role of capital and technology in taking financial services to a billion people

It has been a year since smaller banks in India, were granted operational licences. It has also been few months since the launch of UPI, the intent of which is to provide easy access of money to masses. Further, RBI is in discussion with industry veterans to decide future direction of P2P lending and regularize it. Additionally, latest trends in financial services suggest that startups offering online consumer lending and insurance options are on rise and will soon give strong competition to traditional banks and NBFC’s.

All these major trends and reforms in the financial services space seem to be pointing at a singular objective - enabling easy lending and credit services to masses. To clarify, even today, capital for lending is not a challenge; rather, the biggest challenge is the lack of mechanism to disburse this capital. This lack of mechanism includes deciding credit worthiness, lack of awareness and long procedural formalities.

Noting that technology can provide solution to these challenges, fintech startups and alternative players are introducing very unique and attractive business models. The investors are also upbeat about this scenario and as a result about 361 financial services startups received funding in 2015-2016. The underlying agenda for majority of these players is to leverage opportunities presented by technology in lending and credit space.

The 4th edition of News Corp VCCircle India FinServ 2016 will discuss a lot of these questions like how are new banks approaching lending & credit services amid headwinds from rising NPAs; how is FinTech keeping banks on their toes; how is technology touching consumer facing businesses including personal finance & wealth management? Finally, will newer business models bridge the lending gaps? What is the role of private capital in building financial services sector for masses? Where would the next billion dollars get invested in financial services sector?


Agenda

8:30AM-9:45AM
Registration and Refreshments

9:45AM-10:00AM
Welcome Address by Nita Kapoor, Head, India - New Ventures, News Corp (VCCircle)

10:00AM-10:20AM
Special address by Sushil Muhnot - CMD, Bank of Maharashtra on ‘The role of capital and technology in taking financial services to a billion people’

10:20AM-10:40AM
Special address by V Vaidyanathan - Founder and Chairman, Capital First Ltd

10:40AM-11:25AM
Creating Lending Infrastructure, a priority for enabling financial inclusion in India
Almost 115 million bank accounts have been opened since the launch of Pradhan Mantri’s Jan Dhan Yojna. However, opening an account is only the first step toward financial inclusion. The entire exercise of having citizens under banking umbrella will have positive impact only if masses have access to lending services and can avail loans at competitive rates. This session will discuss need to create a backend infrastructure that enables transparent, easy and cost-effective lending.

Nilesh Shrivastava - Manager, Financial institutions Portfolio, South Asia, IFC
Dr. Kshama Fernandes - Managing Director & CEO, IFMR Capital
Rishi Mandawat - Principal, Bain Capital
Venkatesh Srinivasan - Managing Director, Everstone Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd (Moderator)

11:25AM-11:40AM
Networking Break

11:40PM-12:00PM
Presentation on ‘The Cloud(y) way’ by Anindya Das - Senior General Manager - IT Engineering, Netmagic

12:00PM-12:45PM
Banks & FinServ: How large banks are embracing technology
For traditional retail banks to work efficiently and enhance their business value in today’s disruptive environment, it is necessary that they proactively embrace the digital revolution. India, which is emerging as a hub for fintech startups, offers a plethora of services at its disposal. This is indeed a unique opportunity for traditional banks to partner with disruptive players and introduce services and products ensuring efficient delivery of lending and credit services. What are some of the disruptive trends transforming the banking operations and making them efficient?

Harjeet Toor - Business Head - Cards, Retail & MSME Loans, Financial Inclusion, RBL Bank
Vishal Lal - Co- founder, Ultracash Technologies
Akash Aurora - Co-founder, ePaisa
Rohit Gupta - Chief Financial Officer, NIIT Ltd
Vivek Belgavi - Partner, Financial Services - FinTech and Technology Consulting Leader, PwC (Moderator)

12:45PM-1:40PM
Networking Lunch

1:40PM-2:10PM
Armchair Interview- One year of licenses to small finance banks, what has changed and what is the future?
Interviewee: Santanu Mukherjee - Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Janalakshmi Financial Services
Interviewer: Nishant Sharma - Managing Director, Kedaara Capital Advisors

2:10PM-2:30PM
Presentation by Anuj Bugga - Managing Director-Global Risk and Investigations, FTI Consulting on ‘NPAs: A forensic approach to prevention and recovery’

2:30PM-3:15PM
Online lending market places - P2P and corporate lending
Online lending marketplaces have soon emerged as an industry with players offering faster credit to vendors and small businesses. While it has certain set of opportunities like access to data and loyalty, the challenge is ambiguous regulations, rate of interest and NPA’s. How do online players keep a check on challenges while leveraging opportunities? While marketplaces have been a hot favourite for investors till recently, will this trend continue?

Adhil Shetty - Founder and CEO, Bankbazaar.com
Vineetha MG - Partner, Samvad Partners
Rajat Gandhi - Founder and CEO, Faircent    
Shankar Vaddadi - CEO and Founder, i-lend
Gaurav Hinduja - Co - Founder, Capital Float
Anand Lunia - Founder, Partner, India Quotient (Moderator)

3:15PM-3:30PM
Networking Break

3:30PM-3:45PM
Presentation by Vaibhav Khandelwal - BFSI Leader - IBM Security SWG, India / South Asia, IBM
on ‘Bringing Tech in Fintech: How are tech giants revolutionising finance’

3:45PM- 4:30PM
Fintech for wealth management
Wealth management for middle income and mass affluent Indians is a large opportunity that start ups are targeting via robo-advisory, money management apps and tech enabled advisory models. How are they doing, how are incumbents reacting to this market and to competition from tech enabled start ups and what has investors excited about this space?

Gaurav Zutshi - EVP & Chief Digital Officer, Aditya Birla Financial Services
Nitin Jain - CEO - Global asset & wealth management, Edelweiss Financial Services
Aashish P Sommaiyaa - Managing Director & CEO, Motilal Oswal Asset Management Co. Ltd.    
Kishore Babu - COO, Axis Finance
Vikram Gupta - Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures
Manish Shah - Co-founder and CEO, BigDecisions.com (Moderator)

4:30PM-5:15PM
SME Lending: Channels to bridge demand - supply
From a small furniture shop to remotely stationed robotic manufacturer, the SME space in India is thriving. However, despite multiple initiatives, there are still instances where small enterprises are not able to avail funding in absence of papers, knowledge or collaterals. Many startups and banks are trying to address this issue but what are some concrete strategies required to bridge the gap?

Rahul Chandra - Managing Director, Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd
R.N. Iyer - Co-founder and Director, Vayana Network
Alok Mittal - CEO and Co-founder, Indifi Technologies Private Ltd
Ritesh Vig - Founder, Veracity Leading Edge (VLE)
Abhijit Ray - Co-Founder and Managing Director, Unitus Capital
Prasanna Bora - Director, Corporate Finance, o3 Capital Global Advisory (Moderator)

5:30PM-5:45PM
Valedictory remarks by Rana Kapoor - Founder, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK

5:45PM Onwards
News Corp VCCircle Unwind
This session will provide more networking time to entrepreneurs and investors over cocktails.


Speakers

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Aashish P Sommaiyaa

Managing Director & CEO, Motilal Oswal Asset Management Co. Ltd. | @MotilalOswalLtd
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Abhijit Ray

Co-founder and Managing Director, Unitus Capital | @Unitus_Capital
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Adhil Shetty

Founder & CEO, BankBazaar.com | @BankBazaar
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Akash Aurora

Co-founder, ePaisa
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Alok Mittal

Co-founder and CEO, indifi technologies
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Anand Lunia

Founder, Partner, India Quotient | @IndiaQuotient
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Anindya Das

Senior General Manager - IT Engineering, Netmagic | @netmagic
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Anuj Bugga

Managing Director, Global Risk and Investigations, FTI Consulting India Pvt Ltd | @FTIConsulting
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Kshama Fernandes

Managing Director & CEO, IFMR Capital | @IFMRCapital
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Gaurav Hinduja

Co-founder, Capital Float | @CapitalFloat
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Gaurav Zutshi

EVP & Chief Digital Officer, Aditya Birla Financial Services | @AdityaBirlaGrp
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Harjeet Toor

Business Head - Cards, Retail & MSME Loans, Financial Inclusion, RBL Bank | @rblbank
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Kishore Babu

COO, Axis Finance Ltd
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Manish Shah

Co-founder and CEO, Bigdecisions.com | @bigdecisionscom
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Nilesh Shrivastava

Manager, Financial institutions Portfolio, South Asia, IFC | @IFC_Investors
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Nishant Sharma

Managing Director, Kedaara Capital Advisors
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Nitin Jain

CEO, Global Asset & Wealth Management, Edelweiss Financial Services | @EdelweissOnline
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Prasanna Bora

Director, Corporate Finance, o3 Capital Global Advisory | @o3capital
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R.N. Iyer

Co-founder and Director, Vayana Network
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Rana Kapoor

Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Yes Bank | @YESBANK
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Rahul Chandra

Managing Director, Helion Advisors Pvt. Ltd | @HelionVC
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Rajat Gandhi

Founder and CEO, Faircent | @Faircent1
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Rishi Mandawat

Principal, Bain Capital | @BainCapital
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Ritesh Vig

Founder, Veracity Leading Edge (VLE)
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Rohit Gupta

Chief Financial Officer, NIIT Ltd | @NIITLtd
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Santanu Mukherjee

Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Janalakshmi Financial Services
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Shankar Vaddadi

CEO & Founder, www.i-lend.in | @i_lend
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Sushil Muhnot

CMD, Bank of Maharashtra
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Vaibhav Khandelwal

BFSI Leader - IBM Security SWG, India / South Asia, IBM | @IBM
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Venkatesh Srinivasan

Managing Director, Everstone Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd
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Vikram Gupta

Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures | @IvyCapVentures
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Vineetha MG

Partner, Samvad Partners
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Vivek Belgavi

Partner, Financial Services - FinTech and Technology Consulting Leader, PwC | @PwC_IN
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Vishal Lal

Co-Founder, Ultracash Technologies | @UltraCash
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V Vaidyanathan

Founder and Chairman, Capital First Ltd

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Venue :

Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Date : 28th July
Address: Taj Lands End, Mumbai,
Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Band Stand, Bandra West,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050


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