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Association for Emerging Technologies

Core Team

Vikram Pandya (Director)

Vikram is Director FinTech at SP Jain School of Global Management where he has designed Asia’s first interactive classroom led FinTech program featuring Blockchain, API Banking, AI/ML and IoT labs. He has authored several white papers and articles on FinTech domain. He has an extensive experience in banking, financial services, Fintech, consultancy and training domain. He is also associated as a mentor with various FinTech startups and Fintech focused funds across the globe. He is Fintech ambassador for Maharashtra Govt.’s Uday Fintech platform.
He is also heading research arm of Fintech VC Fund Varanium. He has been a successful banker for more than a decade where he has made key contributions in Financial & Investor Strategy, Business Intelligence, Balance-sheet Management and Business Development & Technology Solutions. He has been a visiting faculty at various prestigious global institutes.

Prasanna Lohar (Director)

18+ Years of Experience as Technologist & Innovator who has delivered rock solid software solutions for industry leading enterprises with lean & agile teams. Technical Architect with view in articulation & decision making skills to choose from one of multiple technologies in the presentation, integration, service layers, operating platforms.
Played Major Involvement in number of Key software / Product development life cycle with stringent needs. Versatile experience with delivering highly available services on multiple technology Stacks & Emerging Technologies Cloud , BlockChain, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, Biometric , Analytics , Mobility , Security solutions.
Engagement experience with more than 30+ Banks & Performed Technical ownership & Program Management at International Industry. Collaboration with Non-Profit Organizations Viz. Nasscom , FICCI , IAMAI , DSCI , MPFI & NPCI. Display of Leadership , Mentor-ship art various Fintech Forums & Government Initiatives

Abhishant Pant (Catalyst)

Abhishant is a Mumbai based Fintech expert, he was part of the founding team at m-pesa in India and has more than a decade of hands-on experience of payments landscape.
On 13th march 2016 to enhance his understanding of the challenges and catalysts in Fintech’s journey he started cashless journey  experiment. During more than 300 days of journey he traveled length and Breadth of India, got invited by Swedish Govt. and did a comparative study with Singapore and Bangladesh market as well.
He has spoken about the journey experience via Ted Talks, Lectures at NUS, IIM and IIT’s and at various Banking conferences, he is closely associated with the Fintech world (as mentor) via incubators like Barclays Rise and writes regularly on Fintech landscape opportunity and challenges.He is extensively covered by Media both India (TOI, HT, ET, Zee News, India News , Mid-Day etc ) and abroad (BBC, Dagnes Nayhter) and was recently named among TOP100 Fintech Professionals in Asia.


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