About The Conference

A new wave of technological innovations, popularly called “FinTech,” is accelerating radical transformation in the financial sector landscape. FinTech leverages the explosion of big data of individuals and firms, advances in Artificial Intelligence, Computing Capabilities, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Distributed Ledgers and Cloud Technologies, Cryptography and many more disruptive innovations, which till recent years were hard to comprehend.

Collectively, these technologies, given their strongly complementing features, are creating space for an impressive array of new applications covering services from payments to financing, better investment decisions through advanced analytics or reduced costs through improved post-trade processing platforms, asset management, insurance, regulatory oversight, audit and advice. Technological innovation are no more an option, it is an imperative. The possibility now looms that entities driven by FinTech in India may emerge as competitive alternative to traditional financial market participants, market architecture and infrastructure.

Digital India has provided the desired impetus to FinTech, propelling the beneficiaries to develop and share knowledge resources for better digital data management to optimize their overall performance and contribution to various economic activities. It has opened a floodgate for FinTech Investments in India. Indian securities market has embraced FinTech in the market ecosystem which warrants creating linkages between Regulatory Sandboxes, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and Digital Currencies. Given the emerging landscape created by FinTech in India, there are issues and concerns that need insightful deliberations by the domain experts. This Conference is being jointly organized by National Institute of Financial Management under the aegis of DEA-NIFM Research Programme, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India with the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

This conference spans over two days. Day 1 of the conference will focus on the discussions by industry participants on Emerging Perspectives in FinTech and day-2 will feature research paper presentations by academia and researchers.

Schedule Detail

  • 0830 - 0900


  • 0900 - 0945

    Inaugural Session

    Chief Guest

    Sh. Pon Radhakrishnan
    Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Ministry of Finance and Shipping), Government of India

    Introductory Address

    Ms. Meena Agarwal, IRAS
    Director, National Institute of Financial Management

    Opening Key Note Address

    Sh. K. Rajaraman, IAS
    Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs,
    Ministry of Finance, Government of India
    Member Secretary, Steering Committee on FinTech

    Key Note Address

    Sh. Subhash Chandra Garg, IAS
    Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs,
    Ministry of Finance, Government of India
    Chairman, Steering Committee on FinTech

  • 0945 - 1000

    Tea / Coffee Break and Session Changeover

  • 1000 - 1130

    Session I

    Regulatory regime: Indian experiences and challenges

  • 1130 - 1145

    Tea / Coffee Break and Session Changeover

  • 1145-1315

    Session II

    Leveraging FinTech: Inclusive Growth

  • 1315 - 1400


  • 1400 - 1530

    Session III

    FinTech and TechFin: Growing the ecosystem

  • 1530 - 1545

    Tea / Coffee Break and Session Changeover

  • 1545- 1715

    Session IV

    Global Experiences & International Cooperation in FinTech

  • 1715 - 1720

    Vote of Thanks

  • 0930 - 1300

    Technical Session 1

    Fintech and Financial Markets

    Venue: India Habitat Centre, Room 1

  • 0930 - 1300

    Technical Session 2

    Indian Perspective on Fintech

    Venue: India Habitat Centre, Room 2

  • 1400 - 1700

    Technical Session 3

    Global Fintech Revolution

    Venue: India Habitat Centre, Room 1

  • 1400 - 1700

    Technical Session 4

    Fintech Models/Regulations

    Venue: India Habitat Centre, Room 2

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Note: The participation to attend the Conference is by Invitation Only.

All participants including Paper Presenter and Invitee Delegates are requested to register their participation. The registration link for the invitee delegates is mentioned in the Invitation Mail.

The Registration Unique Number confirmed by NIFM needs to be informed at the Reception to get entry into the Gulmohar Auditorium.

About National Institute of Financial Management

The National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) is a ‘Centre of Excellence’ specializing in capacity building of senior and middle level Officers of the Central and State Governments, Defence Establishments and professionals from BFSI Sector in the fields of Public Policy, Financial Management, Public Procurement Financial Markets and other governance issues for promoting highest standards of professional competence and practice.The Institute is actively running programs for professionals and practitioners desiring to excel on the strength of the knowledge and understanding of the financial markets. Throughout the curriculum, there is a continuous interaction between theory and practice that equips participants with the required skills to compete and stay abreast with the global markets, which facilitates progressive expertise-building across functional boundaries.

NIFM being a pioneer think-tank for Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance; contributes through unique reassessment and refinement of current practices by virtue of undertaking various Consultancy and Research assignments both from Central and State Governments/ organizations.

NIFM believes in a knowledge driven and intensely competitive globally-seamless economy. The research on various issues at NIFM relating to public policy, financial management, financial markets and other governance issues are result oriented and shape policies and programs that are adoptable into best practices.

With similar intent and objective outcomes, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM) have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) whereby NIFM is providing legal research and technical assistance to the DEA in the field of financial markets and related issues.

About Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

IIT Delhi is an institute of national importance which is renowned throughout the world for its research and capacity building thereby promoting the highest standards of professional competence and practice. Established in 1961, with a vision to contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific, management and technical education and research, it serves as a valuable resource for industry and society and remains a source of pride for all Indians. The Institute has the power to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations and to award its own degrees. In 1993, the Department of Management Studies was brought into existence by amendment to IIT (D) statutes. Clearly, the Department responds to a felt need of the Indian Industry and derives satisfaction from its heavy field orientation in all its curriculum activity. In response to the feedback from the students, alumni and industry, the Department of Management Studies launched MBA programmes in 1997. The department currently runs a two year full time MBA programme (General and with focus on Telecommunication Systems Management) and a three year part time MBA programme (with focus on Technology Management). MBA program in IIT Delhi is designed keeping in mind the changes in business environment and the need of the industry. DMS's academic program is comparable to the best that are available in the world class business schools for creating managers to face the new challenges of the ever changing market environment. The entire course aims at creating holistic managers trained by a very eminent faculty, which is also supported by the experienced professionals as external faculty from India and abroad. The students are admitted through a rigorous screening process that includes CAT score, group discussion and interview. IITD MBAs are known to do well.