Topic: Building a Less Cash Society: Potential of India taking the lead
Countries with a large population or large geography have their special challenges in incorporating digital payments as a part of the day to day life. Through his talk, Mr Abhaya Prasad Hota, who was till very recently the Managing Director & CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), will discuss how India is well positioned to take the lead amongst the large countries/economies to use digital payments in all aspects of life.
Mr. Hota has played a key role in the introduction of NEFT, Immediate Payment System (IMPS), Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and BHIM. He also led the project for building country’s domestic card payment network called RuPay among many other things.
Shri Hota has received the Aadhar Excellence Award, Skoch Business Leadership Award, Karmabeera Gowrishankar Samman, M R Pai Memorial Award and very recently FFIFS Life Time Achievement Award for contribution to digital payment revolution in the country.