for unparalleled discussion with visionary speakers.

The Summit is targeted towards enabling Indian government and ministries to speed up the process of developing a flourished Blockchain and Cryptocurrency ecosystem. Global Blockchain brands and government bodies are joining to make India, a Blockchain capital.

Building a strong


across the country



for digital India

Main Stage Event Agenda

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Registration & High Tea

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Keynote with opening ceremony

    India redesigning a system of trust for the survival of the human race

    • Kumar Gaurav, Chairman, Auxesis Group
  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


    Welcome Speech

    • Prof. Rajeev Kumra, Dean, IIM Lucknow Noida Campus
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


    Intro IIML-EIC, Technology ventures scale up support

    • Prof. M. Akbar, MD, L-incubator, IIM Lucknow
  • 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


    PSU initiative to support Blockchain startup through funds and market access

    • Mr. Sanjay Kumar, CGM, Hindustan Petroleum
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


    DST, Govt of India initiative and support for promoting technology ventures

    • Dr. Anita Gupta, Head, NSTEDB, DST, Govt of India
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM


    Blockchain for trade ease

    • John Madew, Minister Commercial, South Asia, Australia Trade Commission
  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

    Special Event

    Launch of Auxledger Public Network

    • Auxesis Team
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


    How Indian trade is being impacted by the rise of new technologies

    • Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
  • 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM


    Future of Blockchain technology in India on Global perspective

    • Mr. Nitin Seth, CEO Incedo and Ex-COO Flipkart
  • 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Blockchain - Redefining trust among an interconnected global supply chain

    With increasing complexity of business cases in the manufacturing sector, transparency has been completely lost in this interconnected global supply chain. Learn from our panelists on how they are opening up this supply chain process to bring trust and authenticity in food we eat and clothes we wear.

    • Dhruv Agarwal, Co-Founder, Shipsy
    • Farman Baig, CEO, Wat-a-burger
    • Wasim Khan, CSO, Auxesis Group
    • Atul Bhargava, General Manager, CEL
    • Varun Vijay, Innovation Consultant, Cisco
    • Moderator: Ankit Gaur, Guest Blockchain Faculty  ICAI
  • Lunch Break

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM


    Rise of a new & transparent India with Blockchain e-governance

    • Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-chief, Business World
  • 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

    Corporate Presentation


    • Krishnachytanya Ayyagiri, Global programs manager, Google
  • 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

    Corporate Presentation


    • Sanjeev Narsipur, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Break

    3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Aadhaar on Blockchain, a potential solution for continued innovation

    The rapid march of Aadhaar came to a sudden halt with its declaration on acting unconstitutionally and violating fundamental Indian rights! This also halted new ways of innovation happening in FinTech. Is it time to redesign Aadhaar while ensuring the data ownership resides with the citizen and yet safe, secure and effective.

    • Vishal Gupta CEO, Diro
    • Kaliya Young, India-U.S. Public Interest Technology Fellow
    • Dinesh Prasad, Asia Head, Ex- Qualcomm
    • Saurabh Katiyar, Program Head, NIIT
    • Ashutosh Srivastava, Co-Founder, InsigniQ
    • Moderator: Vaibhav Vardhan, Founder and CEO, Inc42 Media
  • 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Is Blockchain ready to scale and serve a Billion population user base?

    The evolution of Blockchain technology, and innovation in doing more with Blockchain is maybe faster than any other technolgy witnessed in earlier centuries. Did the last 10 years of innovation in the technology battle-proof it to sustain for a billion population user base of India? Our panelists consisting of core Blockchain expertise will discuss on the state of Blockchain technology today.

    • Debajani Mohanty, Author, Ethereum for Architects and Developers
    • Vikas Yadav, Chief Information Security Officer, Max Life Insurance
    • Srinivas Mahankali, Head, Blockchain CoE, UL Technology Solutions (ULCCS)
    • Ashish Banerjee, Ex-Director, Oracle and Founder, Qzip
    • Abhishek Gupta, Senior Manager, Axis Bank
    • Anil Chhikara, Founder CEO, Bluebolt Accelerator
    • Abhay Tandon, Senior Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev
    • Moderator: Sudhir Chaudhary, CTO, Auxesis Group
  • 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM


    Bitcoin's value proposition

    • Tone Vays, World’s top 100 Blockchain influencer
  • 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Opening Cryptos for a Billion Population. Are Indian regulations ready?

    Cryptocurrencies, and the underlying Blockchain technology is an example of what a democracy can truly be! This open and shared economy has the potential to curb out many issues in society, providing power in the hands of the users. This panel will highlight some important formations, and take inputs on where cryptos are headed and whether the Indian democracy is ready to handle this new wave.

    • Vaibhav Parikh, Global Tax Lawyer, Nishith Desai Associates
    • Sameer Rastogi, Managing Partner, India Juris
    • Ramani Ramchandran, CEO, Zenprivex
    • Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Associate Dean, Indian School of Business
    • Aman Sanduja, Founder, Towards Blockchain
    • Moderator: Bibin Babu, Founder, Proviar Solutions
  • 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

    Closing Notes, briefing on Day 2

  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Gala Dinner

    • For VIP and Speakers
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Registration & High Tea

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


    Explaining Blockchain Technology to your GrandMa

    • Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Associate Dean, Indian School of Business
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

    Panel Discussion

    Blockchain skill development for young India

    Many believe that the Indian educational system is still centuries old! What do policy makers think of it? What is their take on ensuring India lies ahead in the Blockchain technologies and developing crucial skills on-time?

    • Prof. Hari Garg, Professor, National University of Singapore
    • Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur
    • Vikram Pandya, Director FinTech, S P Jain
    • Dhianu Das, Co-Founder, Alfa Ventures
    • Moderator: Col. Rajiv Bhargava, Associate Director, MIGM (ISB)
  • 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM


    Auxledger: A Network for Advancing Trillion Dollar Indian Economy

    • Akash Gaurav, CEO, Auxesis Group
  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Blockchain & FinTech evolution for digital cashless India

    India is passing through a wave of becoming cashless and e-money formation. Innovation by Indian FinTech startups, Banks and Governments are on an all time high. The esteemed panel will discuss on the formation of cashless India and what to expect in the next 3 years. Highlighting a focus on what role cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology will play in this.

    • Dhianu Das, Co-Founder, Alfa Ventures
    • Abhishek Gupta, Senior Manager, Axis Bank
    • Prasanna Lohar, Head - Innovation & Architecture, DCB bank Ltd.
    • Amit Goel, Founder & CSO, MEDICI
    • Ronak Doshi, Practice Director, Everest Group
    • Moderator: Ravikant Agrawal, Principal Consultant, Infosys
  • 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Cryptocurrencies: A problem or solution to digital crimes & money laundering?

    Across the globe, cryptocurrencies at first have been seen by regulators as a tool of crime and money landering. However, many cases have proved that utilising it correctly, we can curb out crimes which could have been impossible if cryptos were not involved! Our panelists will share their insights on what's the current placement of cryptos in the world's eye.

    • Tone Vays, World’s top 100 Blockchain influencer
    • Aries Wang, Co Founder, BiBox Exchange
    • Ashutosh Srivastava, Co-founder, Insigniq
    • Ashish Banerjee, Ex-Director, Oracle and Founder, Qzip
    • Moderator: Archit Aggarwal, CPO, Cashaa
  • Lunch

    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM


    Bitcoin SV: Vision of Satoshi

    • Jimmy Nguyen,CEO, nChain Group
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Alternative equity investment for an average Indian around the Globe

    In the last decade, we have seen investment opportunities growing faster than ever. We are at a point where the global middle class is also able to invest in high return opportunities. The open sharing ecosystem has flourished throughout the world as one of the most effective ways to even out the economy. Have Indian middle class investors opened up to this new sharing economy?

    • Prashant Surana, Partner, Plutus VC
    • Aakash Shah, Co-Founder, NeonVest
    • Abhishek Gupta, Partner, Bluford Capital
    • Oliver Feldmeier, COO, Smart Valor
    • Moderator: Kumar Gaurav, Chairman, Auxesis Group
  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Lack of innovation or funding? Where does the Indian Blockchain Ecosystem reside globally

    Undoubtedely, the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem has grown rapidly in the last decade. Yet the most successful Indian startups are copies of global success cases. What are the challenges faced by Indian entrepreneurs? The panelists will discuss on what the short comings in Indian ecosystem are and what can be done to improve it.

    • Ashwin Srivastava, Co-Founder, Idein Ventures
    • Rajiv Semwal, Principal Advisor at Quarizon
    • Sameer Rastogi, Founder, India Juris
    • Moderator: Gaurav Dubey, CEO, O1EX
  • 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

    Panel Discussion

    Funds for innovation: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies landscape, what is attracting investors?

    VCs have reflected positivity towards Blockchain while having negative media towards cryptocurrencies; is it just regulation or something else as a deciding factor? What attracts VCs in a Crypto startup? Learn from our panel constituting of VCs and funds on what they are looking for!

    • Tushar Aggarwal, Principal, LuneX Venture
    • Manish Chhajed, Founder & MD, Sweat Equity Partners
    • Aries Wang, Co Founder, BiBox Exchange 
    • Ravi Rathi, Senior Research Manager(MEDICI)
    • Moderator: S M Rounaque Mustafa, VP L Incubator, IIM Lucknow
  • 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

    Corporate Presentation

    Tech Mahindra

    • Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Blockchain Leader, Tech Mahindra
  • 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

    Corporate Presentation


    • Harsh Kumar, Partner & Executive Director, IBM India
  • 5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

    Corporate Presentation


    • Kapil Apshankar, Global Head Application Modernization, Cognizant
  • 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM

    Corporate Presentation

    Engineers India Limited

    • Marut Dutt,  PDC, Engineers India Limited
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

    Startup Pitch Winners

  • Closing Notes

    6:00 PM