About the Conference

For paper submission

Technology is getting rapidly embedded into our daily lives — the way we live, work, play and learn. Nowhere is the digital transformation more visible than in the financial sector: banking and financial services, wealth and asset creation, insurance et al. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Big Data and Data Analytics, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cloud based SaaS, to name a few, are transforming and disrupting the financial services ecosystem at an accelerating pace.

The term Fintech has gained wide currency. Fintech, or financial technology in short, originally referred to computer technology applied to the back office of banks or trading firms. Fintech now broadly refers to the synergy between finance and technology, which is used to enhance financial decision making, business operations and facilitate the delivery of financial services more expeditiously and efficiently by disrupting traditional methods.

The demand for Fintech-related services in areas such as consumer banking, wealth management and insurance is increasing by leaps and bounds, and is migrating toward institutional areas such as capital markets and commercial banking. As per the PWC Report on Financial Services Technology 2020 and beyond, “digital efforts will advance in areas as diverse as robo-investing, automation of consumer lending and clearing and settlement of cash and securities transactions…. we expect AI, machine learning, and customer analytics to become the driver of client engagement over the next decade”. The scope and scale of Open Banking is also increasing at a rapid pace.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) already plays a prominent role in the capital markets sector, starting with algorithmic triggers in high-speed trading. Next generation algorithmic trading systems are already moving from descriptive and predictive to prescriptive analysis, improving their ability to anticipate and respond to emerging trends.

In the face of sweeping digital transformation, Cyber Security has become one of the top risks confronting the financial sector which has to be dealt with in innovative ways with utmost priority. Regulators have turned to technology too while addressing the accelerating pace of disruptive technological changes.

The Covid 19 pandemic has imparted a significant boost to the digital transformation of financial services as consumers/customers were compelled to seek new and more efficient options to meet their financial needs.

The objectives of this conference scheduled to be held on March 11, 12 and 13, 2022 are:
  1. Understand the technologies impinging on the financial services sector
  2. Appreciate the significance of the digital transformations taking place
  3. Understand and articulate the role of ‘Fin-Tech’ enterprises in powering this disruption at present and in future
  4. Induce and inculcate contemporary research in the digital attainments of the financial services sector, and the road blocks, critical issues and challenges ahead

Towards this end, academicians, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit and present their research work/papers at the conference. The papers submitted to the conference will be peer reviewed, and authors of selected papers will be invited to present their research work at the conference. The selected papers will be submitted to the Scopus indexed journal “Technology Analysis and Strategic Management”, a publication of the Taylor and Francis Group of UK for its consideration, and potential publication in the journal. The presentation of papers will be interspersed with talks by eminent Keynote Speakers/ Experts providing their perspective on specific domains/topics in this sector, in the context of evolving technological changes.

In order to facilitate a holistic discussion on the theme of the conference, the proceedings have been broadly segregated into the following Tracks. These Tracks and suggested areas under them are indicative only, and authors may submit papers on topics which fall under them as well as on other topics that are relevant to the theme of the conference.


Topics/ Themes

Track I

Emerging Technologies — AI, Machine Learning, Cloud computing, Robotics, etc  and their Applications   

  • Credit Engines Powered by AI.
  • Analytics to remove subjectivity of Credit decisions.
  • Algorithmic Credit decision making
  • Speedier and Smarter Credit Decisions with Robotic Process
  • Robotics Process Automation
  • Enhancing Predictive power of decisions through Machine Learning.
  • Using Deep Learning Techniques to reduce Bank NPAs and default probabilities.
  • Use of Data Analytics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence in Stock selection, Portfolio construction and Wealth Management
  • Impact of AI, ML and Deep Learning on Capital Market
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Use of AI in Risk Management Models
  • Use of AI  in Insurance underwriting
  • Use of Machine Learning in Insurance Claims Management
  • Deep Learning Techniques to reduce Claim frauds in Insurance
  • Deployment of AI tools for effective monitoring in BFSI.
  • Regulation and Governance using Emerging Technologies

Track  II

 Blockchain and its applications to improve efficiency, security and contribution to the value chain

  • Blockchain – Concept or an Eco-system
  • Blockchain Use Cases in Banking, Trade Finance, Insurance etc.
  • Smart Contracting.
  • Digital Transformation using Blockchain.
  • Blockchain and Cyber Security
  • Cryptography and Blockchain.
  • RegTech and Blockchain.
  • Regulatory Challenges in Blockchain.

Track III

 Reaching the Unbanked, Underbanked and Underserved in BFSI with Emerging Technologies

  • Financial Inclusion : Technology to the Rescue
  • Reaching the Unreached through Next Gen Technology
  • Technology and Direct Bank Transfers (DBT)
  • Paperless, Contact Less KYC ,Video KYC and On-boarding Customers using Technology
  • Ensuring Customer Centricity and Fraud Prevention using Fin-Tech tools.
  • Open Banking
  • Use of Technology in On-boarding, Process- Innovations, Due-diligence, Fraud Control, Scalability etc.
  • Hand-held devices radicalising Door-Step Banking / Financial Services .
  • Next gen Cash dispensing methods
  • Hand-held devices as customer access points.

Track IV

Payments Eco System

  • The Digital Transformation of India’s Payment Eco-system
  • Global trends in the Payment Eco-system
  • NPCI and its many interventions in India’s Payment space
  • The stake-holders role in the success story of India’s Payment Eco-system.
  • Empirical analysis of Transactions flowing through UPI.
  • The role of ‘Auto AI powered Reconciliation’ in UPI.
  • Inter-operability in Payment Ecosystem
  • Cyber threats in Payments
  • Payment Systems as Innovator and Disruptor.
  • Operation of Payment Banks using Fin-Tech

Track V

Growth of Fin-Techs

  • The phenomenal growth of Fin-Tech companies in the World and in India.
  • Fin-Tech Eco System Development – As a Disruptor and Contributor.
  • Fin-Tech innovation  and Entrepreneurship
  • Fin-techs in different facets of BFSI, viz., Lending-focused Fin Techs,  Payment-focused, Wealth- Management Focused, Liability- focused, Insurance-focused, KYC – focused, Collection-focused, On-boarding focused, Recovery -focused, Assessment-focused etc.
  • Fin-techs and Credit Cards
  • Technology Stacks used by Fin-Techs
  • Banks and  Fin-Techs collaboration  in Digital Transformation
  • Fin-Techs and  Insurance

Track VI

Strengthening Cyber Security

  • Heightened role of Cyber-Security in Digital Transformation of Financial Services
  • Technologies powering Cyber-Security
  • Cyber-Security and Data breaches.
  • Cyber-Security Trends and Protocols in Block Chain, RPA etc.
  • Cyber-Security in Insurance and Liability Insurance
  • Proactive Cyber Security.

Track VII

Use of technology in dealing with Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG)  in Financial Services Sector

Important Dates

11th-13th March, 2022

Conference Dates

31st January, 2022

Full paper submission

10th February, 2022

Acceptance Notification

20th February, 2022

Camera-ready copy due

28th February, 2022

Presentation Submission

11th February to 17th February, 2022