What's the event?

The event is a power packed 2-day conference conducted on 9-10 Mar 2017 at Vizag. The primary objective of the event is to "explore trends in Fintech and opportunities for Vizag"


Who should attend?

Entrepreneurs, Fintech enthusiasts, professionals from banks, technology companies, manufacturers, Government agencies, financial intermediaries, consultants, service providers, insurance companies


The buzz around Fintech has gained substantial attention of traditional financial institutions, startups, venture capitalists and regulators. A wide gamut of Fintech sub-sectors have emerged and have been adopted by key players of the financial sector globally. The Indian financial services sector has embarked upon its digital journey and is catching up fast with its global peers in terms of adoption. Join us in discussions with some top Fintech players


Fintech Challenge Demo – HDFC Life Startup Challenge 2017

Funding Fintech - wearing an investor's hat

Fintech Challenge Demo – ICICI Bank Startup Challenge 2017

Fintech Challenge Demo – Angel Broking Startup Challenge 2017

Fintech Challenge Demo – ICICI Lombard Startup Challenge 2017 or Finteract


Digital technology has caused a paradigm shift in the banking industry, moving from traditional ways of banking to being fully digital. As fintechs have flooded the scene and disrupted the financial industry, traditional banks have had to innovate in order to stay ahead of the pack. Some of the biggest new age fintech players are emerging in Payments and Lending sector. Banks & startups are now working in partnership to drive the next era of fintech revolution. In this track, banking corporates, investors and entrepreneurs share their insights


Frictionless Payment in Retail - moving towards a cashless economy

Fireside chat with one banking leader on adoption of fintech in their company


Insurance has been disrupted along several dimensions. With the emergence of new consumer technologies (such as drones, driverless vehicles) and sharing economy businesses (such as Uber, Airbnb) there is entirely new market need for liability and coverage. New technologies like IoT, blockchain and advanced data analytics provide toolkits for redefining how insurance products are delivered. In this track, insurance tech corporates, investors and entrepreneurs share their insights


Disruption in Insurance Value Chain - Role of Fintech

Telematics based insurance in India

Fireside chat with one insurance leader on adoption of fintech in their company

Block Chain

Blockchain promises to deliver a new kind of trust to a wide range of services. So is it all hype or have we made a breakthrough? Hear on how the current and future state of blockchain tech would shape, including private blockchains, public and decentralized shared ledger systems, and digital currencies.


How Block Chain is transforming the future of Financial Services infrastructure?

Fireside chat with one leader from Capital Markets on adoption of fintech in their company

DAY 1 | Thursday 9th March
First Half  
Start Time End Time Activity
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Breakfast and Delegates Registration
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Inaugural Address by Keynote Speaker
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Panel Discussion
Funding Fintech – wearing an investor's hat
11:45 AM 12:30 PM Fintech Challenge Demos
ICICI Bank Startup Challenge 2017- Payments and remittances
12:30 PM 1:15 PM Panel Discussion
How the consumer and marketplace is changing in an increasingly cashless world?
1:15 PM 1:45 PM Signing the MoUs
1:15 PM 2:15 PM Networking Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase
Second Half  
Start Time End Time Activity
2:15 PM 3:00 PM Workshop on e-governance and sandbox opportunities with the government
By J. Satyanarayana, Chairman - UIDAI
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Fintech Challenge Demos
HDFC Life Startup Challenge 2017 - Create signature and photo verification tool
3:45 PM 4:00PM Tea Break
4:00 PM 4:45 PM Panel Discussion
Perspectives from Regulators : How can government encourage Fintech Innovation ?
4:45 PM 5:30 PM Fintech Challenge Demos
ICICI Lombard Startup Challenge 2017 - IoT around Property and Logistics
5:30 PM 6:15 PM Panel Discussion
Disruption in Insurance Value Chain– Role of Fintech
7:30 PM onwards Networking Dinner
DAY 2 | Friday 10th March
First Half  
Start Time End Time Activity
9.30 AM 10:30 AM Panel Discussion
How blockchain is transforming the future of Financial Services infrastructure?
10:30 AM 11:15 AM Fintech Challenge Demos
Angel Broking Startup Challenge 2017- Real-time social profiling of customers
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Tea Break
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Finteract Sessions
12:30 PM 1:15 PM Fintech Challenge Demos
Bharti AXA Life Startup Challenge 2017- Fraudulent behaviour detection
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Closing Note and Presentation of Challenge Awards
2PM onwards Networking Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase
Fintech Awards



The Fintech Award is awarded by Government of Andhra Pradesh. Award recognizes the most innovative Fintech solution that has been implemented by financial institutions and technology companies.


J. A. Chowdary

IT Advisor
Government of Andhra PRadesh

K. Vijayanand

Chairman and Managing Director,
Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited

J. Satyanarayana

Advisor to Govt. and
Part-time UIDAI chairman

Warren Mead

Global Co-Head for Fintech

Utkarsh Palnitkar

Partner & National Head,
IGS Advisory Management, KPMG


Managing Director,NPCI

Roy Teo

Director, FinTech & Innovation Group
@ Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

A. S. Ramasastri

Director, Institute for Development and
Research in Banking Technology

Suresh Badami

Chief Distribution Officer at HDFC Life

Vinay Agrawal

Chief Executive Officer
Angel Broking

Abhinav Chaturvedi

Principal, Accel Partners

Akhil Handa

Advisor to MD&CEO, Bank of Baroda

Prosenjit Aich

Head Digital Finance
Aditya Birla Finance

Sudin Baraokar

Head Innovation
State Bank of India (SBI)

Rachna Nath

Partner and Head,
Digital Consulting KPMG

Neha Punater

Partner - Managing Consultant

Nanduri Sambasiva Rao

Director General of Police
Andhra Pradesh

Shwetank Verma

Director Collab (Open Innovation)

Rohas Nagpal

Chief Blockchain Architect,
Primechain Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Prasad Vanga

Founder & CEO, Anthill Ventures

Varun Dua

Co-founder, Coverfox.com

Shashwat Sharma

Partner - Managing Consultant

Utkarsh Sinha

Enterprise Technology Investor
Bitkemy Ventures

Paul Kitti

Co-Founder & COO

Ravi Singh

Chief Business Officer,

Sampath Iyengar

Partner, Forum Synergies

George Inasu

VP - Operations, Projects, Strategy
Fidelity Financial Services

Naresh Makhijani

Partner and Head - Financial Services

P. S. Sreekanth

Investment Director
Hyderabad Angels

Dharmil Sheth


Priyanka Agrawal

Director & Partner
Fractal Ink Design Studio

Nitin Saluja

CEO, Chaayos

Puneet Pushkarna

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

Ajit Tripathi

Director, FS - Fintech and Digital Banking

Smita Bhagat

Branch Branking Head and
Co-head Ecommerce, HDFC Bank

Hitesh Sachdeva

Head - Startup Engagement & Investments,
Innovation Lab, ICICI Bank

Thomson Thomas

Senior Vice President - IT(CIO ) at
HDFC Standard Life Insurance

Shashi Bhushan

Managing Director, Investment Management
Technology, Goldman Sachs India

Latha Ayyar

Chief Operating Officer (COO),
Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Ajinkya Tulpule

Senior Associate
UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Prashanth Seth

Assistant General Manager
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Girish Nayak

Chief - Operations and Technology
ICICI Lombard Gautam Mudbhatkal

Gautam Mudbhatkal

Chief Information Officer
Tata Capital

Challenges Partners
Eco-System Partners
Exhibition Partners
IBSFINtech offers unique and niche products for managing Corporate Treasury which handles "straight-thru processing" of Forex & Money Market transactions. IBSFINtech's suite of Treasury & Forex management products, known as Innovative Treasury, includes Currency, Derivatives, Money & Commodities Modules. The product is highly scalable and customizable and can be seamlessly integrated with third party ERP & systems of other solution providers such as Reuters, Bloomberg etc.
Hello Soda India is a BIG data analytics company enabling Businesses to make more informed decisions, reach a wider consumer base & create Brand loyalty. PROFILE - our award winning product, helps in: Risk Analysis, Marketing and Psychometric assessment of the consumer. It's time to say Hello to SODA - Social Data!
Today, big data is difficult and hard to implement, with multiple layers of tech, vendors offering small slices of the solution, and takes months to build. We help companies in the financial services/fintech space securely integrate data from different sources, take decisions, get insights, and focus on actively acquiring and engaging with customers; overall provide a data fabric for fintech companies. We extend this with point solutions for Customer Journey Analytics, and Risk/Fraud/Abuse.
Born with a vision to create qualified and expert professionals, Finance 360 derives its name from being the top notch provider of academice service for the people who want to look at themselves in the field of finance. Finance360 strives to produce candidates who get professional training and become future Successful Chartered Financial Analysts. Organized and run by qualified and experienced Chartered Financial Analyst and having presence across cities in INDIA , Finance360 is the only platform for candidates who crave for a great career
Knowledge Partner
Communication Partner
Hackathon Partner
Creative Partner
Event Partner
Industry Partner
As per the MoU between Visa and Government of Andhra Pradesh, the partiesintend to collaborate to develop a robust digital payment ecosystem in Vizagthrough a multi-level approach that targets several stakeholders. Through the promotion of awareness campaigns and educational programmes, the MoU sets out to encourage both merchants and consumers to accept and adopt digital payments. To make payments more efficient for businesses, the government is taking Visa's support to enable digital payments for government and business segments, including the latest technologies in Quick Response (QR) code and Near-Field Communication (NFC). Visa will also develop a curriculum for government and consumers, including modules to scale financial literacy. By encouraging the use of electronic payments in the city, with a special focus to include traditionally underserved segments, the agreement promises to make Vizag more financially inclusive and accepting of the digital future.
Thomson Reuters
GoAP through its MOU with Thomson Reuters, the global mass media and information firm has developed a mutual alliance on sharing of information and Fintech based innovations for the purpose of education. Thomson Reuters would assist GoAP in effectively utilizing its competences and services towards building the state's vision for Fintech Valley.
Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
GoAP has signed an MOU with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), to collaborate on the development of Education Programmes and Curricula relating to Fintech in their respective jurisdictions. In addition, MAS would support the Centre(s) of Excellence (COE) in Andhra Pradesh and facilitate the creation of a marketplace for FinTech solutions developed. The two parties would also collaborate on information sharing in innovations connected to financial services and work towards identifying and executing potential joint innovation projects.
HSBC Electronic Data Processing
The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has signed an MOU with HSBC Electronic Data Processing, India to develop curriculum and teaching facilities towards access of knowledge and skill building in the Fintech ecosystem. The authorities would help selected universities to build curriculum for the Fintech sector in Andhra Pradesh and have agreed on sharing information for the purpose of education.
Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited
For setting up these Centre(s) of Excellence (COE) in information technology, Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited as a part of their MOU with GoAP has agreed to provide funds amounting to an aggregate of INR 1,05,00,000 (One Crores and Five Lakh Rupees only) for a period of three years to meet the COEs requirements. In addition it would also advise APEITA (Andhra Pradesh Electronics and IT Agency) on the design and infrastructural requirements for software and hardware. It would also be involved in knowledge sharing activities and facilitating internships for students.
ANSR Consulting Inc
ANSR Consulting Inc. has committed to investing in approximately Rs. 1,000 crores that is expected to generate 10,000 new jobs in the Software Development/ITES/Electronics and Communications equipment manufacturing areas.
Global Revenue Cycle Management Services Pvt Ltd
Global Revenue Cycle Management Services Pvt Ltd has committed direct investment to Andhra Pradesh for KPO, Software Development and ITES involving an investment of approximately Rs 10 crores which is expected to generate 1000 new jobs within the upcoming 3-4 years
GMS Global Solutions Private Limited
GMS Global Solutions Private Limited has confided to a direct investment in Andhra Pradesh for Cyber Security Services, Product Support, Back Office Services, Software Development and ITES involving an investment of approximately Rs. 125 crores which is estimated to create 3500 new jobs
CloudGen Systems Pvt Ltd
CloudGen Systems Pvt Ltd has agreed on the importance of infrastructure and industrial development in Andhra Pradesh and to welcome mutual cooperation for facilitating investments in Andhra Pradesh has committed to investing 15 crore over the period of 3 years and employment creation for 250 people in areas of Software Development, ITES, Electronics and Communications equipment manufacturing.
Pearson is the world's learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology.
Pearson will provide various products and services i.e. design courses, curriculum and consulting services to AP Fintech Valley to support the overall fintech ecosystem
Anthill Ventures is all about a disparate group of professionals (Startups, Accelerators and Partners) who can create great companies through collaboration and team work. Anthill will invest time, money and skills into select startups to accelerate ideas & products. Their portfolio consists of names like exPLARA, Fudnel, nKetto, StrandD etc.
Anthilll Ventures will provide access to capital market, mentorship, operational support and other support services
HackerEarth is the network of top developers across the world, enabling them to connect to start-ups, tech companies, organizations and discover the best developer jobs.
Hackerearth will provide an ecosystem for scanning and connecting with Fintech savvy audience by conducting webinars and Hackathons for AP Fintech Valley.
F6S is home to 1.5 million tech founders, 600k startups and more than 12,000 startup programs globally. F6S delivers founders more than $1 billion per year in opportunities, funding, grants and services.
F6S will provide access to a start-up platform and execute Fintech scans on identified problem statements shared by APEITA clients.
With the vision to build a unique, investor focused, ethical private equity fund management model in India Forum Synergies has extended their portfolio with the names like Attero, Ameyo, Captronic Systems, cBazaar, Texo.cc etc.
Forum Synergies will provide access to capital market, mentorship, operational support and other support services to our start-up partners.
Hyderabad Angels is one of the most active and fastest growing angel networks in India. They believe in partnering with entrepreneurs and various stake holders. Besides providing the much needed capital, they provide businesses and entrepreneurs with valuable mentorship and guidance that enriches our association. Their portfolio includes IndianMoney, Betaout, exPLARA, Identis, realbox, Twigly etc
Hyderabad Angels will provide access to capital market, mentorship, operational support and other support services to our start-up partners.
Lattice80, the world's largest FinTech Hub, prides itself on creating an ecosystem for FinTech startups to collaborate, connect and co-create. The mission of the independent not for profit hub is to offer FinTech companies the opportunity to tap on the rich network and resources to develop smart technologies and springboard to international success. It boasts an impressive technological infrastructure that corporate members can leverage & lay a foundation to create a truly unique world-class community.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing between universities based in and affiliated to Singapore and Andhra Pradesh
  • Establish partnership and / or joint programmes between universities based in and affiliated to in Singapore and Andhra Pradesh and abroad
  • Facilitate the sharing of information and experience on issues common to the education programmes and curricula of the respective jurisdictions (such as best practices and general framework/pedagogy of the curriculum)
Paradigm IT group works towards creating an ecosystem that invests in advanced technology, industry knowledge and the best people in order to provide quality solutions empowered with business knowledge that increases clients' success in highly competitive markets.
Paradigm IT group will collaborate with Fintech Valley Vizag to provide high quality research, knowledge sharing, development and dissemination of best knowledge practices to students, corporate employees and government officers at Andhra Pradesh.
Zone Startups is an international footprint of the Toronto-based Ryerson University and technology investment arm Ryerson Futures Inc. Zone Startups is the only independent startup accelerator in India to be accredited by Startups India, to be eligible for benefits and sanctions under the "Startup India"
Zone startups will undertake to launch Fintech Valley, Vizag Zone to benefit the Fintech sector. The primary mechanism would be through incorporating a zone locally. Zone would comprise of Innovation, investments and Industry Projects.
Education Institution's MoUs

As a part of the MoUs terms, these institutions have agreed to partner with GoAP in setting up
Centre(s) of Excellence (COE) and to enable Fintech ecosystem skill building.

(Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management) University
Noble Institute
Of Technology
Lakshmi Institute of Science
and Technology
Bullayya College
Gayatri Vidya


Novotel Visakhapatnam,Address:
Beach Road,Nowroj Road,Maharani Peta
Visakhapatnam,AndhraPradesh 530003
Phone:089128 22222