Conference on Future of Banking in the Digital Era

IBEX India, India’s comprehensive event for Banking Technology, Equipment and Services will feature the fifth edition of the event from 19 – 21 January 2017 at BKC, Mumbai, India

In addition to the exhibition, IBEX India conferences conceived in 2011 with the theme “Techno Banking – The New Realms”, followed by “Delivering Technologies for Innovative Banking” in 2013, “Banking Experience Transformation for Sustainable and Secure Banking” in 2014 and “Innovative Technologies to Deliver Seamless Banking Services to the Banked and Unbanked” in 2015 provided a platform for all stakeholders in the BFSI sector to come together, to explore, understand and deliberate on the challenges and opportunities in adapting innovative & disruptive banking technologies.

The forthcoming edition in 2017, will offer opportunities for deliberations on Banking in the Digital Era. Banking Frontiers is the conference co-organiser and KPMG is the knowledge partner.

• 19 January 2017

– Conference on “Future of Banking in the Digital Era”


– Seminar for Cooperative Banks on “Leaping into the Future”

• 20 January 2017 – Technoviti 2017 Awards & Round Tables
• 21 January 2017 – Finnoviti 2017 Awards


Day 1 → 19 January 2017

Inaugural / Plenary Session

09.00 onwards 


10.25 to 10.30hrs

Lamp Lighting


10.30 to 10.40hrs

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks on IBEX India 2017 by
Mrs. Trishna Guha, Executive Director, Dena Bank & Chairperson, Advisory Committee, IBEX India 2017

10.40 to 11.00hrs

Presentation on the conference theme “Future of Banking in the Digital Era” by
Mr. Eric Anklesaria, Partner – Management Consulting, KPMG

11.00 to 11.20hrs

Presentation on “Re-imagining the Digital Economy” by
Mr. Arindam Mukherjee, Director – Banking & Financial Services, Cisco India & S.A.A.R.C

11.20 to 11.40hrs

Special Address on “Digital Transformation” by
Chief Guest  Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, State Bank of India

11.40 to 11.45hrs

Vote of Thanks by Mr. Srinivasan S., Managing Director, PDA Trade Fairs

11.45 to 12.15hrs

Refreshment break & Expo visit

12.15 to 12.30hrs

Presentation on Raising the commercial lending game using innovative technology” byMr. Haseeb Ghaffar, Associate Vice President - Group Financial Institutions & Institutional Banking, Emirates NBD

Session 1


Session / Topics

12.30 - 13.15hrs

Adapting Emerging Technologies for enhanced Customer Experience

With the digital revolution, banks need to constantly innovate to meet the demands of the new age customer. Several banks are taking the omni channel digital route to engage with customers & meet their expectations. This session will deliberate on the scope for emerging technologies to redefine customer experience and the challenges in adapting such technologies.


Dr. A. S. Ramasastri, Director, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) and Chairman, IFTAS


  • Mr. Amit Saxena, Deputy Chief Technology Officer (E-Channels), State Bank of India
  • Mrs. Aruna Rao, EVP & Group CTO, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Mr. Haseeb Ghaffar, Associate Vice President - Group Financial Institutions & Institutional Banking, Emirates NBD
  • Mr. Madhivanan, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, ICICI Bank
  • Mr. Rajnish Khare, Head- Digital Transformation, Social Business & New Media and Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank
  • Mrs. Trishna Guha, Executive Director, Dena Bank

13.15 – 14.00hrs

Lunch & Expo Visit

Session 2


Session / Topics

14.00 - 14.45hrs

Alternate Channels as Revenue Generators
Banks today must determine how to meet customer expectations via non conventional channels in an increasingly digital environment. Banks will also need to look to monetize any opportunity the digital environment can offer. This session will deliberate on the scope for monetizing whilst adapting innovative customer engagement channels.


Mr. Patrick Kishore, Senior Domain Expert, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT)


  • Mr. Prasanna Lohar, Head - Innovation, DCB Bank
  • Mr. Rajnish Khare, Head - Digital Transformation, Social Business & New Media and Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank
  • Mr. Ram Rastogi, VP & Head - IMPS, NPCI
  • Mr. Sanjeev Patel, CEO, Tata Communication Payment Solutions Limited (TCPSL)

14.45 - 14.55hrs

Presentation on “Audit CCTV – Prevent Crime and Losses” by
Mr. Gautam D. Goradia, Founder & CEO, Com-Sur
Session 3


Session / Topics

14.55 - 15.40hrs

Physical Security – Cause of Concern

Physical security is the first layer of protection and it involves the protection of assets from attacks or natural disasters that cause injury, loss or damage. Security risks not only have a direct impact on a bank but can also exacerbate other risks like credit and market risks therefore it has become imperative for banks to enhance their security infrastructure. This session focuses on the areas of concern in the security architecture of the banks and how can we implement technologies that can balance security measures and safety concerns


Mr. K. P. Raghuvanshi, Security Adviser, RBI


  • Maj. Ajit Kulkarni, Associate Director - Safety and Security, IDFC Bank
  • Brig. J. K. Kurian (Retd.), Deputy General Manager & Chief Officer (Security), State Bank of India
  • Capt. Rakesh Patney, AGM - Chief Security Officer, Bank of India
  • Mr. Som Gangopadhyay, Deputy Managing Director & Executive Director – Sales & Marketing, Gunnebo India
  • Capt. Sanjay Joshi, Dy. General Manager & Chief Security Officer, Bank of Baroda

15.40 - 15.55hrs

Refreshment break

15.50 - 16.05hrs

Presentation on “Quisk: The Next Generation of Mobile Money in India” by

Mr. Praveen Amancherla, CTO, Quisk
Session 4


Session / Topics

16.05 - 16.50hrs

Cyber Security and Advanced Threats

Highly complex and interconnected environments in banks come with a critical responsibility of ensuring the privacy and security of their customers’ information. Information assurance is the very core of banking operations and this session focuses on the advanced threats and the technologies available to combat these threats.


Mr. Patrick Kishore, Senior Domain Expert, Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT)


  • Mr. Govind Ramamurthy, CEO & MD, eScan
  • Mr. Kunal Pande, Partner – ITA West, KPMG
  • Mr. Murli Nambiar, SVP – Cyber Security, Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT)
  • Mr. V. D. Kolhatkar, CISO, Bank of Maharashtra

16.50 - 17.00hrs

Presentation on “Mobility and KYC solution for Banking and Finance focused on Citizen Service Delivery” by
Mr. Deepak Chand Thakur, Director, Network People Services Technologies Private Limited

Session 5


Session / Topics

17.00 - 17.45hrs

Innovations & Emerging Trends in Payment Systems

This session focuses on innovations and emerging trends in payment systems which is rapidly growing and seeing various technological advancements.


Mr. K Ramachandran, Senior Advisor - Banking Technology, Indian Banks' Association


  • Mr. Anthony E., Associate Vice President – Partnerships & Alliances, Aditya Birla Payments Bank
  • Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Group Head & GM - Service Improvement Group, ICICI Bank
  • Mr. Steve Novak, Chairman & CEO, Quisk
  • Mr. Jayath Aditya, Head - Strategic Alliances, Electronic Payment and Services (P) Ltd.

17.45 - 18.00hrs

Concluding Remarks from KPMG

Technoviti 2017 Awards
A platform to unveil the unproven yet promising technologies, and an opportunity for technology companies to showcase their innovations that are relevant to the BFSI sector.
IT companies from around the world are participating in the contest and earn recognition for their innovative products. Best innovative products are awarded and the applications were screened by a jury comprising leading CIOs, CTOs & CISOs in the BFSI world.


Session / Topics

09.30 - 10.00hrs


10.00 - 10.05hrs

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks by Banking Frontiers on Technoviti 2017
Mr Babu Nair - MD and Publisher, Banking Frontiers

10.05 - 10.30hrs

Overview of Technoviti 2017 by KPMG

10.30 - 11.00hrs

Keynote by Guest of Honour

11.00 - 11.45hrs

Panel I – “Powering Fintech’s with Green Channel to the BFSI: How can BFSI and Fintech work together to make this happen.”


Mr. Venkatesh Hariharan , Director - FinTech, iSPIRT


  • Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD & CIO, State Bank of India
  • Mr. Sandeep Sethi, General Manager and Group Head-quality-innovations-customer service improvement, ICICI Bank
  • Mr. Srivaths Varadharajan, CTO, Kotak Securities
  • Mr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Head - IT, IDBI Federal Life Insurance
  • Mr. Himanshu Warudkar, Director – Technology, Barclays Bank

11.45 - 12.00hrs

Refreshment Break & Expo visit

12.00 - 12.45hrs

Panel II – “The Emergence of the CINO (Chief Innovation officer)”


Mr. Abhishant Pant, Founder at Cashless Journey | Top 100 FinTech Influencer Asia


  • Mr. Sameer Jaini, CTO, DCB Bank
  • Mr. Amit Shah, President & Country Head-Marketing, Brand & Communications, YES Bank
  • Mr. Gururaj Rao, VP & CIO, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Group
  • Mr. Sriram Naganathan, CIO & Country Head - Digital Initiatives, Liberty Videocon General Insurance
  • Ms. Kalpana Maniar, President & CIO, Edelweiss Capital  
  • Mr. Shashank Sathe, CTO, Aditya Birla Money
  • Ms. Suniti Nanda, VP-Investment Banking, Head of Rise Mumbai Accelerator, Barclays Bank

12.45 - 13.30hrs

Presentation of top 20 Technovators

13.30 - 14.30hrs

Lunch & Expo Visit

14.30 - 15.15hrs

Panel III - Riding the Digital bounty


Mr. Eric Anklesaria, Partner – Management Consulting, KPMG


  • Mr. Kartik Jain, CMO, HDFC Bank
  • Mr. Mridul Sharma, EVP & Head - Technology, IndusInd Bank 
  • Mr. Ketan Shah, Chief Business Officer, Angel Broking
  • Mr. Anup Purohit, Chief Information Officer, YES BANK
  • Mr. Gaurav Chaudhri, Head - Technology, L&T Finance
  • Ms. Devie Mohan, FinTech Market Strategist | Industry Researcher, Speaker, Blogger Burnmark, FinLeap, ING Group

15.15 - 15.30hrs

Funtastic Break vs Funtastic Show 

15.30 - 16.45hrs

Unconference “Excavating the top areas of possible innovations: What do BFSI and the investors look for in these Fin-Technovations?”
Table 1- Gen-next Payments
Table 2- Robo Advisory
Table 3- Security directions
Table 4 - Customer experience
Table 5 - Block chain


Mr. Manoj Agrawal, Editor, Banking Frontiers

16.50 - 17.20hrs

Special Address by Chief Guest Mr. A. P. Hota, Managing Director & CEO, NPCI

17.20 - 18.00hrs

Technoviti Awards Ceremony

18.00 - 18.05hrs

Vote of Thanks

Finnoviti 2017 Conference and Awards

Finnoviti is an innovation platform where banks, financial service organisations and insurance companies will display and demonstrate their innovations. An award-based program, it will recognize the top 23 innovations of the year, which would be judged by a high-power jury set up by Banking Frontiers. The program will constitute insightful brainstorming discussions and presentations where both the BFSI and technology experts would combine their brains to create future products and services of the industry. Technology companies can effectively use this platform for networking, getting feedback, customer enrolments, sharing case studies, knowledge presentations and branding opportunities.



Session / Topics

09.15 - 09.45hrs


09.45 - 09.50hrs

Welcome Address by Mr. Babu Nair, Group Publisher – Banking Frontiers
Introduction to Finnoviti 2017

09.50 - 10.15hrs

Overview of Innovations in Financial Sector – Mr. Monish Shah, Partner – Financial Services Consulting, Deloitte

10.15 - 11.00hrs

Session 1 – Panel Discussion on “Ring fencing businesses against risk and innovating for better trust”


Mr. Monish Shah, Partner - Financial Services Consulting, Deloitte


  • Ms. Sujatha Mohan, Head Retail Banking Technology Solutions and Enterprise Initiatives, RBL Bank
  • Mr. Jitendra Jadhwani, CTO, Tata Motors Finance
  • Mr. Pravin Sharma, DGM- IT & Information Security, Union Bank of India
  • Mr. Sunder Krishnan, Chief Risk Officer, Reliance Nippon Life Insurance
  • Mr. K R C Murty, VP & CIO, Deutsche Bank

11.00 - 11.15hrs

Coffee & Tea break

11.15 - 11.35hrs

Fireside Chat on “Securing Enterprises in connected world” with Mr. Manoj Agrawal, Editor-Banking Frontiers along-with Mr. Arindam Mukherjee, Area Operations Director - Enterprise Business at CISCO India & S.A.A.R.C

11.35 - 12.35 hrs

Session 2 – Panel Discussion on “Keeping pace with the Digital trend: What innovations are needed?”


Mr. Monish Shah, Partner, Financial Services Consulting, Deloitte


  • Mr. Deepak Sharma, Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank       
  • Mr. Ram Rastogi, VP & Head - IMPS, NPCI
  • Mr. Rajnish Khare, Head - Digital Transformation, Social Business & New Media and Mobility Banking, HDFC Bank
  • Mr. Cyril Mohapatra, Group Executive Vice President, YES Bank
  • Mr. Avinanda Ghosh, CIO & CFO, Agriculture Insurance Company of India
  • Mr. Rites Doshi, Regional Manager – BFSI, Cisco India

12.35 - 13.00hrs

Presentation FIS

13.00 - 14.00hrs

Networking over Lunch

14.00 - 14.45hrs

Session 3 – Panel Discussion on “Payment Frontiers”


Mr. Anuj Bhargava, Banking Consultant at International Finance Corporation


  • Mr. Ajay Vernekar, CTO, Head - Enterprise Service, IT Infrastructure, Application Management (Run & Grow), HDFC Life
  • Mr. Sameer Jaini, CTO, DCB Bank
  • Mr. Suresh A Shanmugam, Head - Innovation & Future Technology, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services
  • Ms. Deeksha Kaushal, Director - Payments and Cash Management, Citibank

14.45 - 15.30hrs

Session 4 – Panel Discussion on “Reimagining the Business of Finance”


Mr. Manoj Agrawal, Editor, Banking Frontiers


  • Mr. R C Lodha, Executive Director, Central Bank of India
  • Mr. Narayan Samant, Executive Director - Technology, DBS Bank
  • Ms. Sohini Rajola, MD & RVP – India and South Asia, Western Union
  • Mr. H Srikrishnan, CEO, Reliance JIO
  • Mr. Ashutosh Khajuria, ED & CFO, Federal Bank

15.30 - 15.50hrs


15.50 - 16.30hrs

Presentations by a few key Finnovators (20 presentations)

16.30 - 16.45 hrs

High –Tea

16.45 - 17.00 hrs

Keynote by Mr. Dhiraj Nayyar, Officer on Special Duty & Head, Economics, Finance and Commerce, NITI Aayog, Government of India

17.00 - 18.00 hrs

Finnoviti Awards Ceremony

18.00 - 18.05 hrs

Vote of Thanks


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