Yes Bank, Bank of Maharashtra chiefs to speak at News Corp VCCircle FinServ 2016; a few seats left; register now

The annual News Corp VCCircle FinServ 2016 is one of the biggest conferences discussing trends, challenges and solutions in the financial services space in India.

The Indian financial market is currently witnessing a total revolution – fintech is redefining major operations and processes, startups are working with banks and NBFCs to open newer revenue streams and government is promoting financial inclusion like never before. As the transformation grows, there is a need for senior leaders to come together on a single platform and discuss the future direction for the industry. Aligned with this trend, the theme for FinServ 2016 is focused on ‘The role of capital and technology in taking financial services to a billion people’.  

With participation of investors and representatives of banks and startups, the conference is poised to become the voice of financial services industry in the coming years. Key speakers at the summit include Rana Kapoor, founder, managing director and CEO, Yes Bank; Sushil Muhnot, CMD, Bank of Maharashtra and V Vaidyanathan, executive chairman, Capital First Ltd.


Registration and Refreshments


Welcome Address by Nita Kapoor, Head, India - New Ventures, News Corp (VCCircle)


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


Address by V Vaidyanathan, Executive Chairman, Capital First Ltd




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)


Networking Break


Presentation on ‘The Cloud(y) way’ by Anindya Das, Senior General Manager - IT Engineering, Netmagic


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)


Networking Lunch


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


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


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,

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)


Networking Break


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

3:55PM- 4:40PM

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, (Moderator)


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)


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.

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