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posted Aug 3, 2020, 12:21 PM by IITRAANA Admin   [ updated Aug 3, 2020, 3:19 PM ]


….. Conducting Financial Transactions using Technology…


PanIIT USA in association with WHEELS/PiTech announces, the next virtual conference with frequent Bloomberg News guest Vinay Nair, and Bombay Stock Exchange MD Ashish Chauhan discussing the impact of COVID-19 on FINTECH; the way of conducting financial transactions using Technology … what is the new Norm? 

DATE: Thursday, September 10, 2020

TIME: 9:00-10:30am PDT /12:00pm-1:30pm EDT/ 09:30-11:00pm/ IST


Vinay Nair – Serial entrepreneur (Tifin, Magnify, 55ip …) IIT Madras Gold Medalist, NYU Stern, professor at Wharton, Sloan, INSEAD, ISB

Ashish Chauhan – MD, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, IIT Bombay, IIM Kolkata, CEO Mumbai Indians


  • New Global FINTECH Paradigm

  • New Geo-political Scenario: Impact on FINTECH and on India

  • Role of Artificial Intelligence ( AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

  • Cryptos and BlockChain

  • Global Liquidity: Impact on FINTECH

  • Opportunities for IITians to impact the New Global FINTECH

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lL_uT6XiS3OuShWyuIdkeA

Any problems, please contact rongupta@aol.com or c_srinath@yahoo.com

Please send any questions for the speakers to Ron Gupta rongupta@aol.com

E-Certificates of participation will be issued upon request after the event. Please send your request to alumni@iit.org.

PanIIT USA: Ron (Ranbir) Gupta (Kharagpur), C. Srinath (Madras), Anoop Verma (Roorkee), Animesh Pathak (BHU), Arun Jain (Guwahati), Witty Bindra (Delhi), Sanjiv Goyal (Delhi), Rounak Mehta (Gandhinagar) and Sundy Srinivasan (Delhi). WHEELS Global/PiTech: Suresh Shenoy (Bombay)


Vinay Nair

Dr. Vinay Nair is the Founder and Chairman of The TIFIN Group. A serial entrepreneur, investor and academic, Vinay has started, as an advisor or board member in several companies in financial services.  Vinay has always sought to challenge the status quo in investing. He has founded numerous companies linking investments and technology (55ip, Magnifi, MIO, Positivly) as well as run a quantitative hedge fund (Ada Investments).

As a finance faculty member at Wharton, with teaching experience at schools such as MIT and Columbia, he focuses on venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. He is passionate about the power financial markets have to effect change in the world and in 2008, co-authored “Investing for Change”.

His academic background includes a PhD in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU with an award for the best thesis, and a Bachelors of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with a gold medal award.

Ashish Chauhan

Ashish Chauhan is the MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE,) Asia’s oldest exchange, World’s fastest exchange with 6 Micro seconds response time, World’s largest exchange with 5,000 plus listed companies and India’s first universal exchange to offer trading across all asset classes. He is credited with reviving BSE and completing its IPO - which was oversubscribed more than 51 times. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first International Exchange, India International Exchange, inaugurated by India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in January 2017. 

Prior to joining BSE, from 2000 to 2009, Ashish worked at Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate as President and Group CIO, Head of Corporate communications and CEO of Cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years. From 1993 to 2000, he set up India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE), primarily on technology, Screen based trading system, satellite communications network, equities and derivatives businesses, and Nifty index amongst his many responsibilities. He is considered the father of modern financial derivatives in India due to his work at NSE. 

He received several Indian and International awards including Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both his Alma Mater IIT Bombay and IIM Kolkata, a rare achievement. He has also been awarded “Digital Icon of Year” by Indian Express Group and ranked amongst the top CEOs in financial markets by Asian Banker, and amongst top 50 CIOs in the world by Information Week US. He is a member of several committees of Government, Regulators and international associations. He is a member on the Board of Directors at IIM Raipur and NIFM Faridabad and served as the chairman of NIT Manipur. He is a distinguished visiting faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto and Honorary Professor at Nottingham University Business School. He co-authored a book on the history of the BSE titled “The Temple of Wealth Creation”.