Chairman & Managing Director Central Bank of India
G Rajkiran Rai
Managing Director & CEO Union Bank of India
Partner & National Leader- Financial Services EY India
Partner - Financial Advisory | Digital, Fintech & Innovation Leader EY India
Associate Partner | Financial Services - IT Advisory EY India
Associate Partner | Financial Services EY India
Director – Banking Analytics EY India
Dr. A S Ramasastri
MD & CEO
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
Chief Executive Officer
Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT)
Deepak Ishwarbhai Amin
SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Deputy Managing Director (CIO)
State Bank of India
Dr N Rajendran
Chief Technology Officer
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
Advisor to MD & CEO Head Fintech & New Business Initiatives
Bank of Baroda
Head Innovation & Architecture
Assistant General Manager (IT) & CISO
Central Bank of India
EVP & Head Retails Operations Axis Bank Ltd
Head – Digital and New Initiatives RBL Bank
Shiv Kumar Bhasin
Chief Techology Officer State Bank of India
Head – Risk Management & Chief Information Security Officer NPCI
CGM (IT - Ops) State Bank of India
Head IT ICICI Bank
COO Microsoft India
Director, Sales - Enterprise Commercial, Microsoft India
Jatinder Singh Pabla
Director Microsoft India
Regional Director, Asia Pacific/Japan, Fraud, Financial Crime & Security Intelligence SAS Institute
Country Manager, BFSI HPE India
Director Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Partner - Financial Services Sector, Global Business Services IBM India/South Asia
Director - Financial Services Sector IBM India/South Asia
Head - Systems Engineering, India & SAARC Palo Alto Networks
Co-founder CEO and Director Perfios Software Solutions
Senior Director and Country Head FireEye
Ajay Sawhney is an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre (1984 batch). He has handled various assignments in the State of Andhra Pradesh, covering land administration, law and order and quasi-judicial functions, rural development, health & family welfare, communication & information technology, e-governance and elections etc.
He played a lead role in the Total Literacy Campaign taken up in Nizamabad district in the early nineties. He has also catalysed the establishment of the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad and its emergence as one of the premier institutions in computer science education and research in the country. He has spent more than ten years in assignments relating to information technology and e-governance and has led the formulation of innovative policies and implementation of several major e-governance, communications and broadband projects. He has also worked as the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of AP after the reorganization of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
He has also worked in the Govt. of India as Joint Secretary Training in the Department of Personnel and Training and as the President and CEO of the National e-Governance Division, which assists the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the implementation of the National e-Governance Plan, and as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas before his current role as Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Prior to joining the Bank, Smt. Usha Ananthasubramanian was Managing Director & CEO of Punjab National Bank since 14th August, 2015. She was also Chairman & Managing Director of erstwhile Bharatiya Mahila Bank. Smt. Ananthasubramanian was the Executive Director of Punjab National Bank from July 2011 to November 2013. She was head of the core management team constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, for coordinating the process of formation of a women centric bank. Smt. Usha Ananthasubramanian holds a Master's Degree in Statistics from the University of Madras and a Master's Degree in Ancient Indian Culture from University of Mumbai. She joined Bank of Baroda as a Specialist Officer in February 1982. During her long career spanning about 34 years she has worked in many important areas of Banking and was closely associated with the transformation project of Bank of Baroda including rebranding and innovative HR initiatives.
Shri Rajnish Kumar prior to his elevation, was the Managing Director of the National Banking Group (NBG) at State Bank of India. In a career spanning over 36 years with SBI, he had held various assignments which include Managing Director (Compliance & Risk) and prior to that served as the Head of SBI Capital Markets, the Investment Banking arm of SBI Group.
Shri Kumar held several key positions across various business verticals like Mid-Corporate Group and Project Finance. He also served as the Chief General Manager of North Eastern Circle of SBI. As a part of SBI's overseas operations, Shri Kumar served SBI Canada and later as Regional Head of SBI's UK Operations. Shri Kumar is a Post Graduate in Physics.
Shri Shyam Srinivasan took charge as the Managing Director & CEO of Federal Bank on 23rd September 2010. He joined Federal Bank, equipped with the experience of over 20 years with leading multinational banks in India, Middle East and South East Asia, where he gained significant expertise in retail lending, wealth management and SME banking.
Shri Shyam Srinivasan is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapally. He has completed a Leadership Development Program from the London Business School and has served on the Global Executive Forum (the top 100 executives) of Standard Chartered Bank from 2004 to 2010.
At Federal Bank, he has been instrumental in implementing various path-breaking initiatives which include : Increasing the presence and visibility of the Bank to a national level; creating an inherent capability within the Bank to reinvent and re-implement processes - especially the customer-critical ones, initiating the Total Quality Management Journey of the Bank, focusing on under-writing quality at every stage right from credit selection, incubating the human resource potential of the Bank and so on. He continues his mission to create a culture of Ethics and Excellence in the Bank, which he so believes in.
G Rajkiran Rai
Shri Rajkiran Rai G. assumed charge as Managing Director & CEO of Union Bank of India today. Prior to his elevation as Managing Director & CEO he was Executive Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce.
Born on 19th May, 1962, Shri Rajkiran Rai G. is an agricultural science graduate and also a certified member of Indian Institute of Bankers.
Shri Rai has more than three decades of rich banking experience including heading Industrial Finance Branch, Regions and Zonal Offices. He started his career in 1986 as an Agricultural Finance Officer in Central Bank of India and has rich experience of heading various branches at different parts of the country for more than 17 years. On his elevation as General Manager, he was given the responsibility of heading Human Resource Development Department. He was the Field General Manager of Mumbai Zone of Central Bank of India, when he was elevated to the post of Executive Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce.
He was also serving on the Board of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Mr. Rajeev Rishi was appointed the Chairman and Managing Director of Central Bank of India in August 2013. Mr. Rishi is also currently the Chairman of Indian Banks' Association.
Mr. Rishi started his banking career as a probationary officer with Oriental Bank of Commerce in 1979 and was later promoted as General Manager in the year 2005. Post this, Mr. Rishi was appointed as Executive Director of Indian Bank from October 2010 to July 2013.
During his illustrious career, Mr. Rishi has been Director of several leading organizations such as Exim Bank, IIFCL, Indo Zambia Bank, and ECGC Limited to name a few. He has been chairman of the Finance Committee of IBPS and Chairman & Executive Committee Vice President of IIBF. Mr. Rishi was also appointed Member of the Depositor Education and Awareness Fund Scheme of 2014 that was constituted by Reserve Bank of India.
Mr. Rajeev Rishi holds a bachelors degree in arts and law.
Dr A S Ramasastri
Dr Ramasastri is presently Director of IDRBT, an institute established by Reserve Bank of India for research and development in banking technology. As head of the institute, Dr Ramasastri has been leading initiatives in cyber security, analytics, payment systems. He has recently mentored the white paper on implementation of block chain technology in banking and finance in India. He has been actively involved in the activities of CIO forum, CISO forum and Analysts forum of banks. He is the chairman of IFTAS, a company promoted by IDRBT for providing technology services to RBI and banks.
Prior to joining to RBI, Dr Ramasastri was CGM-in-Charge of Department of Information Technology in Reserve Bank of India. He led the important projects such as next gen RTGS and ADF.
He holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Is a post graduate in Management having experience in varied fields such as marketing, market research, banking, finance, and Information Technology. His work experience spans the private sector and in a commercial bank apart from the Reserve Bank of India where he has been working for more than two decades. With the advent of technology in banking, he has been focussing on computerised operations of the various functions of the central bank as well as for other banks in the country. Shri Ganesh Kumar was associated with the introduction of technology in the Banking sector - from the introduction of the MICR based cheque processing more than two decades ago, to new payment and settlement systems for the benefit of the customer at large - based on technology. The areas include the introduction of computerised and network based banking functions, pioneering work in the introduction of electronic movement of funds and the introduction of Real Time Gross Settlement in India, introduction of cheque truncation apart from the EDI initiatives of the Banking sector. He is associated with framing the policy perspectives for IT implementation in the Reserve Bank and the Banking sector, apart from providing policy perspectives relating to IS Security, Audit and compliance. He was with the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology looking after the initiatives pertaining to IT requirements of the Banking sector, stemming out of Research activities of the Institute. He has also been associated with accounting of the Government and the internal accounts of the Reserve Bank, apart from providing inputs to various Committees set up by the Government.
Mr. Dilip Asbe is the MD & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Prior to this he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of NPCI.
He has played a pivotal role in designing, building, operationalisation and management of large scale payment processing platforms like Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) and India's home grown card network RuPay.
He has been involved in setting up payments infrastructure like National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC), RuPay international debit and credit card, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) platforms using Aadhaar Payments Bridge (APB). He has been instrumental in designing Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) and defining MicroATM standards for interoperable Financial Inclusion along with the team at UIDAI.
He has played a leadership role in setting up and management of National Automated Clearing House (NACH) with new functionalities like E-Mandate, Cheque Truncation System (CTS), National Financial Switch (NFS) as well as Cashnet, the first ATM shared network and real time mobile top up systems in India for Euronet.
Mr. Asbe has built high capacity platforms and strong team for NPCI which are processing over 30 million transactions a day. He has been a part of various committees set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (key committees like Setting up of Bharat Bill Pay System - BBPS 2014, Technical Committee on Mobile Banking - 2013, working Group on Securing Card Present Transactions - 2012) and the Government of India.
He has maintained strong networks in Financial Services/Payment Eco-System in the Asia Pacific region since the last 20 years. He has comprehensive knowledge of standards such as PCI DSS, ISO 9001, ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System (ISMS), operational processes and end-to-end life cycle management for various payment systems.
To his credit there are major achievements like setting up of the infrastructure for Euronet worldwide for Asia Pacific region and for Prizm Payments Services in India. This includes building infrastructure for delivery and setting up of global development centre. He had started his career as a software programmer at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai and then at Western Union (WU), USA prior to working as CTO for Euronet Asia Pacific.
Mr. Nandkumar Saravade is currently working as CEO, Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT). ReBIT has been set up as a fully owned subsidiary of RBI for technology management and cyber security for RBI's systems and the Indian banking sector. Till recently, he worked as CEO, Data Security Council of India, a think-tank specialising in cyber security policy research and advocacy. During 2013-15, he was an independent security professional and cybercrime expert, advising Ernst & Young and ICICI Bank. Till September 2013, he worked as Director, Citibank India, heading Security, Investigation and Vigilance. During 2008-2011, he worked as General Manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, ICICI Bank,where he looked after fraud risk assessment and controls reviews, application screening and vendor due diligence, transaction monitoring, investigations and regulatory reporting and compliance.
Till 2008, Mr. Saravade served with the Indian Police Service (IPS). His last assignment in the IPS was Director, Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM, which involved policy formulation on cyber security and privacy, capacity building for law enforcement, advising NASSCOM members on incident response management and organising mass awareness campaigns on cyber security.
Mr Saravade served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seven years, looking after enforcement of the Prevention of Corruption Act, investigation of bank frauds and economic offences. Mr Saravade was awarded the Prime Minister's Baton and Revolver for being the Best All-round Probationer of the 1987 batch of the IPS and also the Indian Police Medal for Distinguished Services.
He has served on several technical advisory bodies, such as the High Level Group on Electronic Banking Controls Governance and Technology Risk Management Standards set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Cyber Security Project of Government of Maharashtra and Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) of Government of India. He is a regular speaker at apex training institutes, technical conferences and industry forums.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad as well as a Masters' degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Dr. N. Rajendran
Dr. N. Rajendran is the Chief Technology Officer in NPCI. In this role, he is responsible for the entire Technology Infrastructure - including operations, projects, infrastructure architecture, data centre management, IT security and implementing key strategic initiatives. Spearheading the technology solutions, Dr Rajendran has been responsible for perfecting NPCI's system, processes and controls that essentially require quality standardization to support the goal of the company that is - 'Touching every Indian by 2020.'
After receiving National Financial Switch (NFS) from IDRBT in 2009, Dr Rajendran played responsible role in carrying out the overall functioning and developed it with utmost care. He efficiently led the transformation from INFINET application to NPCINet, which has now robust architecture and supports over 100 member banks with more than One lakh ATMs and about 100 lakh transactions per day, collectively. He is credited as one of the key founders of National Financial Switch and played crucial role in architecting and establishing NPCI's biggest Payment network - NPCINet. Under his leadership, NPCI has been able to achieve some of the technology benchmarks including - PCI DSS certification project, data centre establishment & data centre migration, new network of NPCI NET for NFS, CTS, RuPay, ACH, APBS, IMPS and AEPS.
With having over 22 years of technology experience, mostly into payment system, Dr Rajendran has managed key portfolios mainly into - designing, implementing and operations at some of the biggest financial networks in the country - Indian Financial Network(INFINET), NFS and NPCINET, which include ATMs, POS, Payment Gateway, Payment Switch, Network Security, Network & System Administration, Infrastructure Development, Information Security Management, and consulting experience with large banks.
He has earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University, Trichy, after completing MCA and B.Sc in Applied Physics. He has been a member of working group on 'Network and Security Standard for e-governance', and worked as a co-investigator for the R&D project - 'Protocol and Security Frameworks for Mobile Payments', under Ministry of Information Technology.
Deepak Ishwarbhai Amin
Mr. Deepak Amin is the key promoter of Light Microfinance. He co-founded Covelix, Inc, a US and India based international software consulting company, providing services to global enterprise technology companies. Covelix Inc was later acquired by Emtec Inc, a publicly traded software services multinational company based in the US. Earlier, he had founded vJungle, an online software services company, later acquired by Streamserve (now part of OpenText Corp). He has also worked at Microsoft, USA for number of years and led the original Internet Explorer browser team and was also lead engineer for Microsoft Windows Networking. An active angel investor in technology startup companies, Deepak has been a limited partner in venture capital funds based in the US and India.Putting his immense experience with technology to worthy effect, Deepak serves on the Technology Advisory Council of Grameen Foundation for Microfinance, USA, working to uplift the underprivileged by providing access to finance and technology. He has also served on the Advisory Board of National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India), to promote technology entrepreneurship and innovation in India.
Deepak is currently an Independent Director on the board of SBI Life Insurance Ltd, India's second largest and publicly traded life insurance company. He also served as an Independent Director on the Board of State Bank of India (SBIN), a Fortune 500 company, India's largest bank and a top 50 bank in the world. As Director, he was Chairman of the IT Strategy Committee and Member of the Audit Committee, Risk Management Committee, Special Committee for Monitoring Large Value Frauds, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Committee of the Board.
Deepak did his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Master of Science in Computer Science from University of Rhode Island.
Shiv Kumar Bhasin
Shiv is Chief Technology Officer at State Bank of India. Reporting to Group Chief Executive, Shiv is a lead member of the Group's Executive Technology Committee at Board.
Global CXO executive with more than 22 years of experience working across Fortune 500 Financial Services companies, as a catalyst for the Digital transformation, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, IoT & Robotics, Applications and Infrastructure Re-Engineering, Large Applications Transformations, Infrastructure Modernisation, an Orchestrator of Enterprise wide Digitisation of business processes, promoting usage of social media technologies & machine learning, Datawarehouse modernization – introducing extensive usage of Big Data, Data Lake and complex Data Analytics, Machine Learning, & Robotics for enhanced customer service, customer social media feedback analytics, and recommendation engines/Chatbots for digital channels, Data Centers Consolidation, Human Resources Transformation in IT etc.
During his career, He had setup various offshore delivery centers across India, Singapore, Beijing, Prague, Keeve, Tel Aviv and Lithuania etc, and owned change delivery & run organizations across India, US, UK, and African markets.
He worked with Fidelity Investments for transformation of Global Funds Life Cycle Management platform.
He had setup a successful e-government startup venture to replace paper based address change process with online - real-time address change (www.moversguide.com) for United States Postal Service while relocating within United States.
Suryanarayanan has more than 24 years of experience in information technology, including three years experience in information security domain. Currently he is Chief Information Security Officer of Central Bank of India.
He is a post graduate in Mathematics. Also holding certain professional qualifications/certifications - MBA (finance), MCA, and CAIIB. He is also CISA certified.
He provides strategic direction and delivers Cyber Security, Information Risk and Security Governance at Axis Bank, including eight international branches. In a career spanning nineteen years, Jain had played key roles in blue chip organizations such as Barclays Bank, Nomura India, AXA Business Services, Bank of America and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jain has consistently been specializing in Technology Risk and Information Risk for about two decades for regional and global levels at various multinational banks and financial institutions. His areas of expertise and core competencies include Business Process Controls, Applications Risks, Technology Infrastructure Risks, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Risks, Technology Audits, Identity & Access Management Controls, Technology Forensics and Investigations.
Prior to joining Axis Bank, Jain served as the Head of India and Emerging Markets, Technology Risk and Information Risk, at Barclays where he established Technology Risk Management function, Information Risk Management function and Internal Controls function for the Retail and Commercial bank in India. He later managed Information Risk across 14 Emerging Market countries including Barclays Africa and looked after the Technology Risk function for India region for Corporate Bank, Investment Bank and Wealth business in India.
Jain is a CISA and PDGM in Information Systems & Finance. He is a regular speaker at ISACA conferences.
Nitin Chugh, 44, is currently the Country Head - Digital Banking and Personal Liabilities Products and Portfolio. He is also responsible for the Inbound and Outbound Contact Centers of the bank, including the Virtual Relationship Manager channel. In his current role, he is spearheading the digital transformation in the bank. He leads the digital banking function which has been working cross functionally with various businesses in the bank, to build and deliver a comprehensive suite of digital solutions and products. He also heads the Digital Innovation Unit which works on new ideas, technologies and solutions. In FY 2014-15, 63% of the bank's transactions were carried out through Internet and Mobile Banking channels, up from 44% in FY 12-13. HDFC Bank, over the last few quarters, has launched a series of innovative and many industry first digital solutions for its customers, cementing its position as a leader in the Digital Banking space.
In his earlier role, he was the head of Retail Branch Banking for North and East India and was responsible for delivering the retail strategy through over 400 branches of the bank, in the region. Prior to this, he was the head of Credit Cards Sales and the Outbound Contact Centre of the bank. As a member of the top management team of HDFC Bank, Nitin is a part of several management committees in the bank. He has also driven several strategic and transformational projects in the retail bank. He was also on the board of HBL Global Pvt Limited, which is a sales associate company of HDFC Bank employing over 15000 people.
Nitin is an engineer and an MBA by qualification with nearly 23 years of experience across office automation industry and retail banking. He has successfully set up and handled several businesses in the last 15 years of his career with HDFC Bank. Nitin is an engineer and an MBA by qualification with nearly 23 years of experience across office automation industry and retail banking. He has successfully set up and handled several businesses in the last 15 years of his career with HDFC Bank.
Shri D A Tambe joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1987. His initial stint was in Ahmedabad Circle of the Bank during which period he handled various types of operational and administrative assignments. In 2001 he was posted to the Bank's New York branch as Vice-President (Deposits & Remittances). Upon his return to India, he served as Regional Manager of Surat and Circle Development Officer of Bhopal Circle. He was selected to head the Integrated Payment Hub project in 2009 and later the Internet Banking and IT-Infrastructure Depts. He also served as General Manager of Network-I of Kolkata Circle. Shri Tambe became the CGM (IT-Operations) of the Bank in July 2015 and since August 2016 is CGM (IT-Transformation, Collaboration and Marketing) and is responsible for Innovations, Social Media, Project Management, Marketing of I.T. products, etc.
As the Senior Director and Country Head for India at FireEye, Shrikant Shitole spearheads the company's efforts to assist more Indian organizations protect themselves from the consequences of cyber attacks. He is charged with leading FireEye's growth efforts in India.
A seasoned industry veteran, Mr. Shitole has over 25 years' experience in information technology, telecommunications and business management. Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. Shitole held senior management roles across several IT and telecom enterprises including Nelco Ltd. (Tata Enterprise), Avaya India, Cisco Systems, Sify Ltd., Siemens Ltd. and Alcatel Business Systems (India) Ltd. He was most recently the Managing Director of Symantec's enterprise security business in India.
He holds an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics from Walchand Institute of Technology, India.
Abhijit Singh heads the Retail Technology Group at ICICI Bank. He is responsible for provision of technology services to Retail Bank, rural and inclusive banking, SME and mid - corporate segments.
He has over 15 years of experience covering a variety of roles in various industries in multi-cultural setup at local, regional and global levels. He is experienced in managing large scale IT transformational projects across Retail & Commercial Banking, GTS, Private Banking and Global Markets.
He is experienced in setting up and management of IT Captive organization servicing 50+ countries across all the continents providing technology development, production support and project delivery services. He is also experienced in setting up CoE for managing large scale Core banking implementations and post implementation support.
Prior to ICICI Bank, Abhijit has held IT leadership roles for RBS, ANZ, ABN Amro Bank, NSE IT and Mahindra & Mahindra.
Abhijit is an MBA in Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India and holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from University of Mumbai, India.
As a co-founder, CEO of Perfios, Govi is responsible for setting and executing the vision for the company and ensuring that Perfios becomes the most trusted name in its chosen area of focus – technology platform for fintech activities and the Personal Finance software space. Under his leadership, Perfios has been a pioneer in the Real-time credit decisioning space, powering most of the Banks, NBFCs and fintech companies in the digital lending area.
Govi has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry in both US and India. Prior to co-founding Perfios Software, Govi was a co-founder, CTO and member of the Board at Aztecsoft, a pioneer in the Offshore Product Development space. Under Govi's technical leadership, Aztecsoft grew to be a strong technology-oriented company, went public in the Indian markets with operations in India, US and Europe. Earlier in his career, Govi has worked extensively in the database technology area with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and IBM in the US. Govi has a MS in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is quite active in various fintech events and is a frequent speaker in various conferences.
Keith Swanson is the Director of Fraud, Financial Crimes and Security Intelligence for SAS Asia Pacific/Japan. Keith has worked with customers or directly for organisations across North America and Asia in industries including Financial Services, Government, and Communications, with many of these with global or regional remit. Keith and his team work extensively with customers in developing strategies and applying solutions to combat financial crime, fraud, waste and abuse, and security initiatives, including public security, intelligence and cyber. Keith's work with customers, SAS colleagues, and partners has helped grow the SAS APAC/J fraud and security business by over 13x in the last 5 years. Keith has presented to a variety of industry bodies and organisations including Executive Briefings, Bankers Associations, Industry conferences and leading consultancies.
Prior to joining SAS in late 2010, Keith held a number of senior positions with a longstanding SAS customer in the financial services sector in the USA. He also spent time in management, business process and analytics consulting with leading organisations including IBM Global Business Services where he worked with clients to identify and deliver business value in financial and customer intelligence, advanced customer insight, business analytics strategy and advanced analytics and optimisation across a variety of industries. Key to his experience is understanding how individual and group behavioural insights can be used to address a variety of business opportunities and challenges, being able to discuss and translate across IT, business and project groups.
Keith Swanson has focused on applying analytics in business through a variety of roles since earning his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University, and commenced studies for his Master of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition to further studies in Information Security, Keith has previously earned Project Management Institute (PMP) and Life Management Institute (FLMI) accreditations and has sat on Forrester's Database Marketing Council.
Ian Holmes is a Global Lead for Enterprise Fraud Solutions with the SAS Security Intelligence practice.
Previously, Ian gained extensive banking industry leading experience through fraud strategy roles, with specific expertise in payments fraud covering cards and application fraud. His career developed from the 'ground up' to embrace analytics and strategy. Ensuring the bank was best placed to prevent fraud attack Ian gained deep expertise of decisioning systems. Ultimately, Ian became Head of Card Fraud in the UK division of HSBC and was recognised globally by his contemporaries.
Joining SAS in 2011, Ian's global role is to provide fraud expertise to drive the product enhancement; pre-sales and business implementation of the banking fraud solution globally. Ian's team are SME's and solution experts whom support current customers to maximise fraud performance as well as presenting business case capability to potential clients.
Ian's fraud expertise is pivotal in retaining SAS' recognition and reputation in the industry, supporting marketing initiatives and strategic collaboration with key third party vendors is key.
Meetul Patel oversees business and product planning, marketing, and operations for Microsoft's India subsidiary. He is responsible for defining strategy, managing investments, orchestrating the organization, and monitoring the performance of the Microsoft portfolio across Enterprise, Public Sector, Small Business, Consumer, and Partner segments.
Prior to this role, Meetul was the India General Manager for SMS&P (Small & Midmarket Solutions and Partners). In this position, he was responsible for establishing and executing Microsoft's strategy in this fast-growing segment of over 40 million small and medium businesses. Before this, Meetul was the General Manager of Microsoft's Services business in India. In this role, he was responsible for bringing together IT Strategy, Solutions Implementation, and Critical Support services to help clients across industries effectively leverage technology to address their business challenges.
Before joining Microsoft, Meetul spent over fifteen years in management consulting at Capgemini, Oliver Wyman, and Accenture. During this time, he helped numerous Fortune 500 companies identify new opportunities, develop business strategies, and undertake major transformation programs across multiple business functions. His clients included major global players in the Financial Services, Healthcare, Computing, and Communications industries.
Meetul holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer.
He is married with two children, enjoys travelling with his family to experience new cultures, sights, and sounds. He is based in New Delhi, India.
Pushkaraj Kale is Director Sales with Microsoft India and is responsible for Microsoft's business in Financial Services.
With over 24 years of experience in the software industry spanning various executive sales and marketing positions, Pushkaraj is currently working on aligning Microsoft's business strategy to the rapidly changing IT landscape in FS which is the fastest growing industry vertical in India. Microsoft is a platform and productivity company, focused on empowering people and businesses around the globe to do more and achieve more in today's mobile-first, cloud-first world.
Prior to Microsoft, he has worked with CA India for 11 years in various capacities. His last role was that of a Regional Sales Director for West where he led key initiatives in Govt, Mfg, ITES and BFSI segments. Prior to CA, he worked with L&T Infotech selling Seagate Software's Systems management as well as BI tools. He started his career with Apcom computers selling networking products to OEMs and was responsible for developing business in upcountry markets.
Pushkaraj is an Electrical engineer from Shivaji University and did his Masters in Marketing Management from NMIMS. He has also attended a long residential program for senior management at IIM-A.
He enjoys long distance driving and is now cultivating photography as a hobby. His wife – Sheetal is a homemaker and they have a 17 year old daughter – Sakhi who is completing her IB from OIS.
Jatinder Singh Pabla
Jatinder Singh Pabla loves to take up challenging leadership assignments and drive transformation at scale.
In his 21 years of experience, he has led the journey of transformation in organizations like Microsoft, Wipro, HP and Convergys.
He joined Microsoft 12 years ago handling PreSales for the Central Gov team and led key large scale projects like APDRP and CCTNS.
In his current role, Jatinder leads Office 365 business for India and is responsible for achieving revenue and market share targets.
Jatinder has also won multiple awards in Microsoft and is 3 times recipient of coveted APAC Gold Club award.
Arijit Bonnerjee has over 22 years of experience in the IT Industry. He is with IBM for over 16 years now having done various leadership roles across Sales, Marketing and Partner Management. He has worked in the Financial Services space for over 7 years and currently heading the Banking and Financial Services business for IBM in India. He is responsible for driving Overall Revenue, Profit and Customer Satisfaction in this space.
Manish Jain is Partner for Financial Services Sector in IBM Global Business Services. He has over 22 years of rich management consulting experience in Banking, Financial Services, Large transformation and Advisory services. His extensive experience also include advising and leading complex digital and cognitive transformations in the country. He specializes in guiding enterprises to navigate through banking processes and technology complexity with digital reinvention in cognitive era.
Riyaz Tambe is the Head of Systems Engineering for Palo Alto Networks managing the India and SAARC region. He comes with a rich experience of over 17 years in the industry. His focus for the past 12 years has been in the Security domain. Prior to Palo Alto Networks he was employed with Cisco in the capacity of a Consulting Engineer focusing on Security. During his 7 years at Cisco he worked with key customers across verticals like Govt, Service Providers, Banking etc.
Rajesh Borde is the Country Manager - Banking & Financial Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India. He has been an industry veteran with over 22 years of experience and during his illustrious career, he had dawned many hats starting with enterprise account management, national sales head for x86 server sales in enterprise and public sector and business development across segments for the west zone. With "Partnership First" as his motto, he is known for his collaboration skills to work with ISV's and system integrators to deliver meaningful solutions to customers. His passion includes team sports, autobiography's and TED Talks.
Santanu Ghose is Director at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, a position he has held since 2014. In his role Mr. Ghose is responsible for leading the networking business unit for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Mr Ghose and his team is accountable for understanding customer needs and requirements and translating that to tangible business outcomes.
Mr. Ghose previously managed the Unix, Nonstop and High End Server Business unit driving exponential growth and increased market share. Prior to that he pioneered development of Cloud Solution business and market adoption of Converge Infrastructure concepts and solution at Hewlett Packard Company.
Mr. Ghose has spent 20 years in Hewlett Packard Company (Including premerger HP entities of Digital, Compaq & HP).
In a career spanning over 25 years before joining Hewlett Packard company, he oversaw the sales and marketing divisions in a variety of sectors including steel, defense, manufacturing and coal.
A highflier sales leader Mr. Ghose has more than 25 years of experience and has held various sales, marketing and business development positions in the industry. Mr Ghose holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering with specialization in Industrial Engineering.
Abizer Diwanji is a Partner with EY India and is the National Leader of the firm's Financial Services and Restructuring &Turnaround practice. He has 25+ years' experience in advising over 100 transactions and specializes in M&A advisory, business advisory and regulatory advisory services. He has worked on government projects including the LIC cards and the GIPSA heath insurance claim processing, outsourcing ventures, and is a member of various committees formed by governments or regulators. During his career, Abizer has been involved in approximately 100 private equity transactions on the transactions support side in Financial Services, IT, BPO, Pharma and Oil and Gas.
Vaibhav Gupta is the Director for Banking and NBFC Analytics at EY. . He has extensive experience in consumer credit and banking across US and India, working with companies such as Axis Bank, Capital One, FICO and Encore Capital Group.
Vaibhav has worked with companies in India and abroad to set up analytical practices, apply analytics to help the banks improve deposits and customer engagement, expand credit programs and develop cross-sell programs for retail and SME customers. He has optimized retail underwriting, developed advanced models for customer retention and created targeted incentive models and KPIs for financial institutions.
Vaibhav holds a Master's degree from Stanford University and a B. Tech from IIT-BHU. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Venkatesh is an Associate Partner in the Advisory Services practice, focusing on Cyber Security for Financial Sector. He has more than 20 years+ experience in IT Advisory and Cyber Security. His areas of experience includes Security Operations Centre (SOC) advisory, Business Resilience & Disaster Recovery Planning, Security architecture design & implementation, IT Governance, and ISO 27001 advisory.
Sachin leads EY's Digital advisory practices in Financial services in India and has 20+ years of experience in serving the cross Industry clients for IT and management consulting. His core area of expertise is around digital strategy and transformation, technology led business initiatives, and implementation of emerging technologies in financial services institutions.
Sachin is a frequent panelist, moderator and jury member of Industry/media/ institutions events and awards (ET, Mint, Business Standard, Financial Express, CNBC, Indian Banks Association, Global Partnership summit, Fintech accelerators, Dun & Bradstreet, Banking Frontiers etc.)
He is also an advisor to group of 10+ Indian insurance companies on India Insurance Chain initiative using blockchain technology and a guest faculty and mentor at leading management and technology institutions.