09:00 - 10:00
Registration & Networking
10:00 - 10:05
Welcome Address

Rishi Kapoor, Partner & Business Head, Sapphire Connect

10:05 - 11:00
Panel Discussion: A vision for a new future: Payment Trends 2025

The payments sector is at a crossroads. In recent years, the landscape has
shifted. Thanks to new technologies and innovative practices, it’s no longer
dominated by traditional payment systems – such as cash, credit cards and
bank transfers – and is instead an ever-evolving market, focused on
convenience, globalization, technological innovation and security. As new
players are entering the market at an astounding rate, fintechs and Big Tech
companies – such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook – vying for market
dominance. Through this panel we will take a look in understanding the new
trends that will affect the future of payments, and the impact that they will
have on end-customers’ day-to-day lives.

  • Tejas Maniar, CDO, Fino Payments Bank Limited
  • Sriram Srinivasan, Head of Digital Banking, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
  • Vishweshwaran Ramakrishnan, CDO, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd.
  • Amit Purohit, CDO, Aditya Birla Sunlife Asset Management Company

Moderator: Geetika Raheja, ED - Payments Practice, PwC India

11:00 - 11:15
Tea/Coffee & Networking
11:15 - 11:45
Debate Session: Banking-as-a-Service vs Banking-as-a-Platform

Banking as a Service and Banking as a Platform are not the same but are terms
that are used interchangeably. Through this session, lets take a deeper look on:
• how they differ
• what their business models are
• and, most interestingly, their applications in real-life situations
This session is a debate and will have 2 speakers sharing two different

K V Dipu, Senior President - Head Operations & Customer Service · Bajaj Allianz
General Insurance

Cyril Mohapatra, Senior Vice President and Head of Digital, IndusInd Bank

11:45 - 12:00
Guest of Honour Address

Prakash Khandpal, DMD Retail Banking, State Bank of India

12:00 - 12:05
Unveiling of the Coffee Table Book
12:05 -12:30
Felicitation of the CTB Leaders
12:30 - 13:45
Lunch & Networking


13:45 - 14:30
Registration & Networking
14:30 - 14:35
Welcome Address

Rishi Kapoor, Partner & Business Head, Sapphire Connect

14:35 - 14:45
Keynote Address: Cyber Security: A Tool Saving Past Present & Future

Dr. Balsing Rajput, Dy. Commissioner, Cyber, Mumbai Police

14:45 - 15:30
Panel Discussion: Building a dynamic cybersecurity Perspective: BFSI sector

Financial services providers are entrusted with the personally identifiable
information (PII) of every customer and client. This information includes home
address, Social Security number, banking details, phone number, email address,
and income information. The high value of this data on the darknet makes this
sector an attractive target for cybercriminals. Through this session, we will seek
how with an increase in attacks, regulators are taking measures to increase the
pressure on the industry to find solutions.

  • Fal Gancha, Chief Information Security Officer, DSP Investments
  • Makesh Chandrmohan, CIS, Aditya Birla Capital
  • Lalit Trivedi, CISO, ITI Mutual Fund
  • Ashish Shah, Chief Information Security Officer - Infrastructure & Security, Star
    Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance
  • Rajendra Bhalerao, CISO, Scotia Bank
  • Altaf Halde, Senior Vice President, Network Intelligence Pvt Ltd.

Moderator: Siddharth Vishwanath, Partner - Cyber Security, PwC India

15:30 - 16:15
Inclusive session: Cybersecurity and the BFSI: Thinking Outside Assessment Check-box

With changing times and being renowned for its compliance-first approach,
research indicates that the BFSI sector is starting to shift focus from audits to
more proactive cybersecurity strategies such as implementing new tools and
increased investment in staff training. In this inclusive session, we will have the
audiences divided in a group of 8 each. Each group will be given different
challenges. Every group will have around 15 mins to deliberate on the given
topic and find solutions to the challenges. After 15 mins each group will get
come on the stage and share their thoughts with the audiences at large. For
this we will have a facilitator who will drive this session. Few of the challenges
that would be discussed are:
• Can cyber risk appetite be adjusted, given the threats they face?
• What is the most efficient manner to allocate resources to address current
• What should the organization spend its cybersecurity budget on?
• Where is the largest potential for risk reduction Vs spend?

Amol Bhat, Partner - Cyber Security, PwC India
16:15 - 16:30
Digi Talk: Securing BFSI’s critical assets by seeing attacks before they happen

The challenge for BFSI organisations to secure their critical assets has never
been greater. The continued growth of the attack surface, driven by cloud,
M&A and third-party networks presents a huge set of issues which CISO’s need
help to address. Learn how XM Cyber’s attack path management platform can
help by identifying the most critical risks, providing clear guidance on how to
remediate them in the most efficient manner, safely and continuously.

Mark Simmons, Global Director GSI, XM Cyber

16:30 - 16:45
Special Address: MDR services

Uttam Khot, Chief Innovation Officer, Vinca Cyber

16:45 - 16:50
Unveiling of the Coffee Table Book
16:50 - 17:10
Felicitation of the CTB Leaders
17:10 - 17:45
High Tea & Networking


17:45 - 18:30
Registration & Networking
18:30 - 18:35
Welcome Address

Rishi Kapoor, Partner & Business Head, Sapphire Connect

18:35 - 19:20
Panel Discussion: A Paradigm Shift: Technology trends reshaping the BFSI sector

The Covid-19 crisis led to a tectonic shift in the practices of enterprises in the
sector. With the ever-rising consumer expectations, complemented by
increased competition and tightening regulatory restrictions, are propelling
digitalization in the sector. A plethora of technology trends has emerged in the
BFSI industry. Through this session, we will take a deeper at the new technologies
that are revolutionizing the sector...

Jyothirlatha B, CTO, Godrej Capital

Suraj Prakash, Chief Technology Officer, Edelweiss Asset Management Limited

Easwaran V, Chief Operations Officer, India Post Payments Bank Ltd

Rajesh Choudhary, Chief Information & Technology Officer, CSB Bank Limited

Moderator: Asim Parashar, Partner & FS Tech Leader, PwC India

19:20 - 19:35
Ask me Anything: Future Ready IT Infrastructure and Operations

As an aftermath of India’s digitization movement, Cloud and Data Centres
have become the backbone of the BFSI industry. Driven to support and meet
the growing needs of the BFSI industry, STT GDC India enables efficient
collection of data, improved analysis, and advanced reporting of the same in
an actionable structure and format.
Additionally, we also provide support for monitoring and managing numerous
infrastructure aspects seamlessly with our comprehensive data centre services
framework comprising mission-critical servers, multi-layered security measures,
secured storage for databases, efficient disaster management, sustainable
energy practices and a host of other customizable features to help our clients gain a competitive advantage.
Through this session, we will find out answers on are your existing challenges of the Datacentres like Automation, uptime, power cuts, operating cost, cooling, efficiency, Efficiency and ESG postures


Sreejith G is the Vice President - Datacentre Operations of STT GDC India

19:35 - 19:55
Fireside Chat: BFSI & Cloud: Building Future of Possibilities

In order to survive and thrive in the digital world, banking, financial services, and
insurance (BFSI) firms need to be resilient, adaptable, and customer-centric.
Through this session, we will take a deeper look into how cloud services help
these firms by:-
• Fastening the process of digitization thus enabling them to cater to the
evolving business needs
• Achieving operational excellence and delivering a seamless banking

Abhijit Shah, CTO, Nippon Mutual Fund

Sony A, GM - CIO, Indian Bank

19:55 - 20:10
Guest of Honour Address: Reimaging BFSI Through Digital Transformation

R M Vishakha, MD & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance

20:10 - 20:15
Unveiling of the Coffee Table Book
20:15 - 20:30
Felicitation of the CTB Leaders
20:30 onwards
Cocktails & Dinner