IGIDR-Paypal roundtable on Harnessing FinTech potential for India

5th October, 2016
Mahogany, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

In the last decade, there has been a visible change in the retail payment systems in the country. This change is driven largely by innovation and competition from the FinTech firms. As per a Google-BCG report, FinTech has the potential to grow ten times by 2020 contributing 15% to the GDP. The objective of this roundtable is to bring together various stakeholders in the payments space for a discussion on how the potential of FinTech can be tapped to more efficiently deliver on the stated RBI 2018 vision for India to move to a “less-cash” society and towards digital payments.


09:00 - 09:50 Breakfast
09:50 - 10:00 Opening remarks
Ratan P. Watal, NITI AYOG
10:00 - 10:20 Introduction: status of FinTech in India
Anjali Sharma/Pratik Datta, IGIDR FRG/ NIPFP
10:25 - 10:45 FinTech innovation and growth: opportunities and challenges
Ajay Kaushal, BILL DESK
10:50 - 11:10 UPI: impact on customers and FinTech players
Naveen Surya, ITZCASH
11:15 - 11:35 Payments’ regulation: cross country comparison
David Katz, PAYPAL
11:40 – 12:55 Panel Discussion: Making India a cashless society
Susan Thomas, FRG, IGIDR (Moderator)
Dilip Asbe, NPCI
Shashidar K J, MEDIANAMA
Ambareesh Murthy, PEPPERFRY
13:00 - 13:15 Closing remarks
Ajay Shah, NIPFP
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch