Navin Surya, Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of IndiaNaveen, a distinguished name in the Electronic and Retail Payment Systems in the country, is a chairman of Payment Committee at Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and an active member of Prepaid International Forum (PIF). Naveen’s vision coupled with the inherited spirit of entrepreneurship led to emergence of Itz Cash Card Ltd., in the year 2005 and launch of ItzCash Card, India’s first ever Multi-Purpose Prepaid Cash Card that revolutionized the paradigm of electronic payment solutions in India.
Naveen Kukreja, Co-Founder & CEO, PaisaBazaarWith over 16 years of experience in financial services and digital across India and UK, he founded and currently runs Paisabazaar with an aim to make buying financial products simple for consumers. He also runs marketing for www.policybazaar.com, India's leading insurance comparison site and much-loved brand.
Besides his full-time role, he advises www.Internshala.com & www.analyticsvidhya.com in defining medium to long-term goals and staying on track plus actively connects us with people in his network.
Devie Mohan, Co-founder & CEO | Global Top 10 FinTech Influencer, BurnmarkDevie Mohan is an influential writer, speaker and commentator on fintech, and has been listed as a top 10 global fintech influencer by several groups. She’s the co-founder and CEO of Burnmark, a fintech research company, that supplies research and data to all players of the fintech ecosystem.
Devie has helped several banks, fintech startups, innovation groups and investors understand the trends in the fintech industry, helping them set their corporate, marketing and investment strategies. She is also a proponent of a fintech ecosystem where banks and startups collaborate to drive innovation.
Jitendra Gupta, Managing Director, PayU IndiaJitendra was Founder and CEO of Citrus Pay, a leading digital payments company in India. Post acquisition of Citrus Pay by Naspers, he leads the consumer businesses at the combined entity, PayU India, as their Managing Director for consumer payments business in India.
He has more than 12 years of work experience in banking and financial services industry and considered an expert in payments industry. Prior to Citrus, he was working with ICICI bank for 7 years, wherein he was part of founding team of Retail cross sell and Investment banking division in the bank. During his last stint with the bank, he led the whole initiative of stitching a joint venture between ICICI bank and First Data in Indian market.
Varun Mittal, Global Emerging Markets FinTech Leader, EYVarun Mittal is the ASEAN Fintech Lead at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across ASEAN. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments for Samsung in ASEAN and developed regional mobile payment solutions at Singtel Group. Prior his work in payments, Mittal worked at Microsoft and Gemalto. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore. Varun is also part of founding team of Singapore Fintech Association, working closely with startups, educational institutions, investors and regulators across ASEAN.
Julie Lake, CEO / Co-Founder, The FinTech50Julie is CEO and Co-Founder of The FinTech50, created in 2012 to recognise the European game-changers transforming financial services. Published annually, the list is now helping FinTech companies to raise profile globally, connect with influencers, investors and funders and generate business. Julie is also founding director of FinTechCity, the platform which brings together the European FinTech Community. She is a member of Yes Bank's Advisory Council India FinTech Opportunities Review. Published features include: The Great FinTech Disconnect, New Statesman Investment Guide.
Venkatesh Hariharan, Senior Fellow, IDFC InstituteVenkatesh Hariharan is Director - Fintech at the Indian Software Product Industry Round Table (iSPIRT), a non-profit think tank focused on building a software product ecosystem in India. At iSPIRT, Hariharan is responsible for the FinTech Leapfrog Council (FTLC) a forum that works with some of India's largest banks to transform the financial sector in India. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Software Freedom Law Center, a law firm that represents the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities.
Hariharan has served as Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs with Google, and as Corporate Affairs Director for Red Hat in the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked on key policy issues like Internet regulations, open standards, software patents, open source in government, and Indian language computing.
Melissa Frakman, Founder & Managing Partner - Emphasis Ventures (EMVC)Melissa Frakman is founder & managing partner of Emphasis Ventures (EMVC), a venture capital fund investing in early-stage “leapfrog” fintech in India and other high-growth markets. She brings 15 years of experience participating in India’s digital revolution to bridge worlds for entrepreneurs and companies. Named on the “Global Fintech PowerList” by Innovate Finance, Frakman has led Asia early stage investments, supported new market strategy, and built partnerships worth over $1 billion for 15 of the Fortune 100 companies and 2 pension funds, including in digital payments, capital markets, blockchain, and retail asset management.
She has been an advisor to companies including Amazon and Remitly as well as a guest lecturer on India’s financial sector at Harvard Business School, Cornell Johnson School of Management, New York University Stern School of Business, and Copenhagen Business School.
Amit Goel, Co-Founder, MEDICIAmit has a strong background in strategy and market analysis and has advised clients (ranging from startups to Fortune 500) in payments, commerce and technology. In the past, he founded a consulting & research practice called GrowthPraxis in 2009 and grew it successfully. Payments, Money and Commerce vertical at GrowthPraxis has grown really well over last several years.
He has an entrepreneurial streak with a product/solution builder DNA and is a storyteller with a "knack for working in a manner in which it seems that the client problem was his own problem" as stated by a repeat client.