Event: 50p 2018
Date: 8–9 February 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore
The Indian payments ecosystem has received a significant push to go digital. 2017 was the year where the payments space witnessed consolidation and payment experiences became much more seamless.
On 8–9 February, HasGeek will host the third edition of 50p, an independently curated conference on payments in India. Previous editions were held in Bangalore and Mumbai in 2017.
50p aims to start discussions between stakeholders, regulators and consumers in the FinTech industry in India. The 2018 edition will witness engineers, architects, product managers, policy advocates and consumers coming together to discuss the payments ecosystem in India.
The schedule features two day of talks, Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, hands on workshops, and panel discussions.
Srinivasu Chakravarthula, an accessibility evangelist, will present “Accessibility in payments.” The talk will cover the state of accessibility in payment apps as well as touch upon the various aspects which can be improved upon in payment apps and services.
Madhusudanan R, founder of YAP, will speak on “BharatQR – Is it addressing the real Bharat?” Madhusudanan is the founder of YAP, Asia’s first payments as a service platform.
Shadab Siddiqui, head of security at OlaCabs, will speak on “Common security pitfalls and goof-ups in payment apps” Shadab deals with securing infrastructure and critical services every day. Shadab will speak from his experiences on securing apps and services, and how to handle breaches.
Vimal Kumar, founder of Juspay, will speak on “How we built the BHIM app in just 3 weeks” Juspay built the BHIM app and its USSD counterpart for the NPCI. Vimal will touch upon functional programming principles and how they helped build the BHIM app in a short span of 3 weeks.
Chris Stucchio, head of data science at Simpl, will cover the questions around ethics and AI in India. Chris will explore fairness, accountability and transparency for ML in transactional data and preventing bias. The highlight of the talk will be the differences in the morals for bias between Silicon Valley and Indian contexts.
In addition to the talks and workshops, all attendees will receive The 50p Payments Handbook with explainers, cheat sheets, and FAQs on the various payment arms in India.
Further details and tickets are available at https://50p.in/2018/
This event is presented by HasGeek. HasGeek helps people in technology meet each other, collaborate on new opportunities and advance the state of the art. HasGeek is a technology company in the media business, bringing software automation to a traditionally people-intensive operation. HasGeek has organized over two dozen conferences attended by thousands of technology professionals, made several thousand connections, and built open source tools that are now used by many communities.
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