Grand Hyatt, Mumbai


10 March, 2017


6:00 pm onwards

About the Event

Blockchain – the much talked about shared ledger technology will have a transformative impact on a number of industries, including financial services, in the future. In fact one of the most talked-about topics in the financial services industry worldwide today is the ‘B-word’.

Blockchain is set to transform the financial services industry by making transactions faster, cheaper, more secure and transparent. Essentially, the lure of blockchain is its method of verifying and tracking transactions. Rather than being stored in a single database, blocks of time-stamped transactions are stored on all systems across a value chain and relies on consensus among a peer-to-peer network of computers based on complex algorithms Instead of a trusted central authority or third-party.

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BW Buisnessworld in association with Wipro is proud to announce the Roundtable on Blockchain Technology in banking which will deliberate the leaders of the fraternity to understand, adopt, and implement Blockchain, this Round Table will help decode the technology, its implications, benefits and challenges as well as lay down a roadmap to commercialising Blockchain based banking solutions in the country.


  • 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM


  • 6:45 PM - 6:55 PM

    Welcome Address by Wipro

  • 6:55 PM - 7:25 PM

    Tech Session by Pravin Hungund, General Manager, CTO Office, Wipro

    Topic - Is Blockchain a missing piece in your Hyper Automation journey

  • 7:25 PM - 8:05 PM

    Panel Discussion I – Industry Adoption; Charting the roadmap to commercialization

    Banks are already experimenting with the distributed ledger approach to create efficiencies manifold, automate processes at scale, reduce data storage costs, minimize data duplication and enhance data security. What next?

    Deployment of Blockchain in Banking - Existing banking systems are built on reliable legacy solutions, how will banks determine which process to move to a blockchain?

    Blockchain for Digital India 2020 – Can Blockchain provide an incorruptible interface to transform G2C, G2G & G2V transactions and make the government open & transparent?

    Challenges on the road ahead – What will it take to fulfil the true potential of Blockchain and how can we overcome concerns around adoption by critical mass, interoperability, common standards and regulation ?

  • 8:05 PM - 8:30 PM

    Tech Session by Mr. Bikash Roy Choudhury , Principal Architect, NetApp

  • 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM

    Panel Discussion II – Technologies in Blockchain; Potential applications, relevance to business & potential impact.

    Banks will need to define their Blockchain roadmap, create business value and identify cost- benefit, feasibility and complexity. This won’t happen without addressing security, scalability & privacy demands of each business. What are the key considerations as they blockchain ecosystem evolves?

    Building a Blockchain Network – It shall be crucial to onboard counter-parties to your blockchain network; including infrastructure, cloud, and security. Forming partnerships, both cross-functional and cross-industry will be key to building that Network. What are the bottlenecks that might prevent us from working together?

    Developing Blockchain Applications & Network Services – What principles must guide the architecture & design of your blockchain adoption? Why joint solution development in an iterative manner is key to building your blockchain strategy.

    Role of Govt. & Regulator – Regulations have always struggled to keep up with advances in technology. Understanding the regulatory and data security implications will be crucial. How will current regulations impact you and what else you might have to do alongside the existing rules to comply with regulations today and be flexible to adopt tomorrow?

  • 9:15 PM Onwards

    Vote of Thanks followed by Networking Cocktails and Dinner



Speaker 1

Tech session by
Bikash Roy Choudhury

Principal Architect, NetApp

Speaker 1

Prasanna Lohar

Head of Technology (Digital Banking), DCB Bank

Speaker 2

Sanachit Mehra

Founder, Cateina Technologies

Speaker 3

Manoj Kulkarni

Managing Director, Head of Investment Bank Technology India, Barclays India

Speaker 4

Lalit Popli

Head of Information Technology, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company

Speaker 5

Rajendra Mhalsekar

Head Corporate Banking Technology, YES Bank

*partial list of speakers


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