Standard Chartered speakers were part of the panel discussions held at 3 key sessions of the event.
- Sanjeev Mehta, MD, Head of TB Sales, India & South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank engaged in a specially curated trialogue with Deepesh Baxi, CFO & Wholetime Director at Castrol India Ltd. and Abhilash Edakadampil, CTO Global PayEx on the topic ‘Bridging the gap: How Banks are collaborating with the local fintechs to redefine India’s financial sector’ thereby effectively showcasing a use case of Standard Chartered Bank partnering with a Fintech to address the client requirement. An insightful session ensued with discussions around banks and fintechs partnering with each other to solve business problems for corporates. Deepesh Baxi said “Castrol India has always pioneered customized digital innovations benefiting the entire ecosystem. In the future, we will continue to work closely with fintech and banks transforming the lubricant, service & maintenance and emobility marketspace thus creating value for all stakeholders. Sanjeev Mehta effectively moderated the session and raised some critical questions around how Fintechs complement ERPs and @Abhilash Edakadampil shared his thoughts on regulatory updates and how these can be more effective through technology based solutions.
- Prashant Shah moderated a one-to-one fireside chat with Shri Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Chairperson, Standing Committee on Finance, Parliament of India discussing on the topic ‘Targeting a $10 trillion economy through Fintech innovation’.
- Jatin Joshi moderated at a thought-provoking panel discussion on ‘Neo Banking: A digital Bank’ along with other panellists Anish Achuthan, Co-Founder & CEO, Open Financial Technologies (Bankopen), Shalini Warrier, Executive Director, Federal Bank and Anjani Rathor, Chief Digital Officer, HDFC Bank.
The conference provided a perfect platform to interact with key stakeholders in the Fintech ecosystem. Banks and fintechs are combining their strengths for their mutual benefit. The positive impact of the partnership is helping to support new business models and better ways of doing business, with far-reaching implications for clients and markets.