Santanu Paul is an entrepreneur, technocrat and opinion writer. He is the co-founder and chief executive of TalentSprint, a digital upskilling and bootcamp platform for professionals in search of deep and disruptive skills. The platform aims to equip and empower one million professionals and knowledge workers in the fields of Information Technology, Banking, Financial Services and Education by 2020. Santanu previously worked for Virtusa Corporation as SVP for Global Delivery Operations and Head of Indian Operations, and was part of the global leadership team when the company went public on NASDAQ in 2007.

Prior to that he was CTO at Viveca and Openpages, both based in Boston. Santanu received his B.Tech from IIT Madras and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, both in Computer Science. He is an author or co-author of twenty international technology papers and two United States patents.

The Rise and Rise of UPI
If India is rapidly emerging as a world power in FinTech, full credit must be given to the digital payments revolution unleashed by the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). Designed and launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the volume of UPI transactions has exploded in the last one year, surpassing all expectations. What is fuelling the UPI revolution? Why are Banks and FinTechs adopting UPI at an unprecedented rate? What do consumers like so much about it? This presentation will provide a bird’s eye view of the UPI growth machine.

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