About the event
Global FinTech & Blockchain Forum 2019
Global FinTech & Blockchain Forum 2019 – FinTech is another name for staying ahead through rapid development and innovation.
In today’s world, it is impossible to discuss Fintech without the mention of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The advent of Blockchain and ICOs, have paved new paths for disruptive and innovative businesses.
This new tech is rapidly increasing its forte in the Fintech space and is giving birth to new opportunities; but not without its own cost, the cost of being misled by some Blockchain based ICOs and start – ups.
With so much happening in today’s fintech environment, it becomes increasingly important to stay abreast with the latest happenings.
This conference aims at presenting the latest up-to-date topics; by lining up able bitcoin, crypotcurrency and fintech experts; who would share their vision; knowledge and key insights. The forum would discuss the opportunities and challenges spurring this new innovation.
àFrom payments to open bankingà From AI technology to lending, credit and DLT; the forum will be a center of the experts power discussing the future of fintech and private banking with blockchain, the role of cryptocurriencies in the fintech space and why blockchain and cryptcurriencies are leading players in this revolution.
Our aim is to educate and involve the ecosystem and creating collaboration opportunities about the latest trends. With the lineup of industry experts, we bring together perspectives across different industries, delve on the latest happenings, and discuss used cases.
We have created an ideal platform for practitioners and industry experts to meet, exchange ideas and collaborate.
08:45 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:10
09:10 – 09:50
FinTech and Blockchain Innovations
09:50 – 10:30
Mainstream adoption of blockchain Technology
Speaker – Natacha Rousseau, Spokesperson for David Chaum, the founder of DigiCash and Godfather of Blockchain
Topic Abstract: What are the steps entrepreneurs and blockchain companies need to take or be aware of in order to be adopted by enterprises on a mass scale?
I will cover the following insight and concepts:
1) What are the obstacles (time-consuming, lack of standards, high costs, high complexity, regulatory uncertainty, lack of collaboration/partnerships between blockchain / emerging tech firms)
2) Identifying the areas that need the most development, including that slow transaction speed, lack of standardization (which prevents technology disruptors from interact with each other; plus, most of them based on different protocols, consensuses, privacy measures, as well as written in different coding languages)
3) I’ll explore remaining areas for development, including the need to reduce both costs and complexity of network operations and the importance of innovation-supporting regulation, and the importance of regulating smart contracts
Bio: Natacha Rousseau is a Strategic Communications specialist working with various blockchain companies and ICO’s including Path Network, Kind Heaven, NEM, NEM Foundation, Volavia, Qtum, Swarm Fund, Elixxir, and MitoQ to name a few.
She is currently the spokesperson for David Chaum, the founder of DigiCash and Godfather of blockchain who built his own digital currency more than a decade before bitcoin was introduced. Dr. Chaum’s blockchain project is Elixir, a blockchain solution that enables fast, secure and confidential messaging and payments at minimal cost. It can scale to hundreds of thousands of transactions each second, each message or payment delivered or confirmed within seconds, efficiently enabling use as a smartphone app.
Natacha has a Master’s degree in Economics and has been working in the tech and fintech space for over 18years. She is fluent in French and conversational in Italian.
10:30 – 11:10
Emergence of Blockchain IoT
11:10 – 11:30
Networking and Refreshment Break
12:10 – 12:50
Security and Privacy on Blockchain
Speaker: Agnelo Marques. VP Technology / Head Blockchain CoE
Abstract of the Talk: A not so new cryptographic concept, called zero knowledge proof is being explored to disseminate information security and privacy concern in Blockchain. The talk aims at introducing the problem statement to the audience and providing an overview of how zkp solves the problem.
Bio: Senior Technologist focusing on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
– Leadership in Technology Solutions
– Actionable knowledge of Digital technologies, Solutions and Products
– Experienced in leading Labs, CoEs, Technical teams/practices , Solution Teams, Delivery teams
– Mobile Apps, Cloud Native applications, Microservices, DevOps, Digital Transformation
12:50 – 13:50
13:50 – 14:30
Hype’s over, let’s talk about implementation challenge
Speaker: Sarang Bhoyar, Blockchain Leader at infosys
Topic Abstract: In this talk, Sarang would share his experiences of real life implementations of Blockchain programs for reputed clients and challenges that you can expect during your Blockchain implementation journeys e.g. Selection of Blockchain Framework, Integration with existing applications, Performance & Scaling, Governance model, etc.
Bio: Sarang is a Blockchain Leader from Infosys that sets large organizations on Blockchain transformation journey and helps them realize the benefits of early-embracing of Blockchain technology that is arguably the next biggest disruption in in all industries, BFSI in specific. Sarang has 18.5+ years of industry experience and has a distinction of being one of the firsts who has ACTUALLY production-implemented BLOCKCHAIN technology for International Remittances and Domestic Trade in India. He is hands-on in architecting a Blockchain products on various Blockchain frameworks (Bitcoin Core, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Ripple, etc.) and building industry popular use cases.
14:30 – 15:30
Panel Discussion – FinTech – A Friend or Foe?
Panelist 1 – Dipesh Karki, Co-Founder and CTO, LenDenClub
An engineer by education, Dipesh has comprehensive experience in developing B2B and B2C software solutions, having developed workflow solutions for entities such as the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and Ministry of Science & Technology with Government of India. He aspired to leverage his knack for technology to solve problems for a mass and thus began his entrepreneurial journey shortly after. Today, he is co-founder and CTO of one of the biggest Peer-to-Peer Lending platforms in India, LenDenClub.
FinTech has transformed transacting and has led to numerous innovative practices that reap from network effects among consumers. LenDenClub identified an opportunity and created an online marketplace for P2P Lending, through which a borrower can avail a personal loan without any hassle, while lenders can earn attractive returns on their investments. Dipesh, with his team, has successfully provided user-friendly tech, seamless operation and proactive customer support, making LenDenClub a popular choice among the current and potential customer base.
Off the job, Dipesh plays football, is a full marathon runner and enjoys occasional music time.
Panelist 2 – Anand Kumar Bajaj, Founder & CEO PayNearby and Chair BCFI Communications Committee
15:30 – 16:10
How APIs Affect Financial Institutions and the clients
16:10 – 16:20
Networking & Refreshment break
16:20 – 16:50
The State of Cash in a FinTech World
16:50 – 17:20
Need of better information for Crypto Investors
17:20 – 17:30
Closing ceremony with note of Thanks & Felicitation
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Venue: Ramada Plaza Palm Grove
Juhu Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049