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Role Players 2023

Prasanna Lohar

Block Stack

CEO at Block Stack, Founder at India Blockchain Forum
Award Winning Banker, Digital Architect, Industry Innovator, Board Member , Fintech Influencer, Startup Mentor, Leadership Coach, Bank Advisor
23+ Yrs of experience at all levels, Engineering, Management, and Innovation as CXO. I have worked Globally for Banks, Fintech, Micro-Finance, Engineering, and Multi-National companies for Digital & Architecture Transformation. I am closely associated with cutting-edge technology adoption Strategy, Assimilation, Experimentation, Innovative Customer Servicing & Engagement, Robust Architecture Implementation, Fintech & Start-up Alignment, Open Innovation practices, Ecosystem Collaboration with Govt , BigTech , Fintech , banks , Academia.

My Expertise
Experience in Organization Strategy, Leadership Development & Employee Engagement Programs, BU & Company Setup

Emerging Tech CoE Champion - Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, BIG Data, RPA, Cloud

Innovation Program & Framework Management Advisor to BigTech, Governments

Business Models with Fintech, Startup, Open Banking Acceleration

Digital Transformation Strategy Builder for Banking Ecosystem

Experience in Banking, Payments, Acquiring & Card Issuance, Fintech

Banking Products, Applications, Core, Customer Digital Channels Expert

Engineering, DevOps, Enterprise Architecture, API Banking, Public Infrastructure Platform Expert

Compliance, Security & Fraud Risk Management, PCI DSS, ISMS, ISO
Career Positions :
  • Worked 360 degrees in Banking Ecosystem as Banker (DCB Bank, Union Bank of India) Fintech (Block Stack TransBnk , Moringa) and Technology Provider (Worldline & Mastek UK)
  • Advisor to Union Bank of India : Currently implementing Innovation strategy at 3rd Larget Bank in India
  • CEO at Block Stack: Currently I am practicing Blockchain & Deeptech Research, Digital Transformation, Innovation Implementation & Architecture Orchestration as CEO at Block Stack for Building Next-Gen Banking Platforms for Web 3 World.
  • President at India Blockchain Forum, with a vision to make India a global hub for Blockchain and Web 3.0. Participated at National, State, and international level Forums for Blockchain Adoption
  • Director at Association of Emerging Technologies India: To promote emerging technology-based education.
  • Future Transformation Advisor for Banking Ecosystem. I am advising banks on Digital Transformation, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Security & Audit, Artificial Intelligence Web 3.0, Blockchain, Payment, Banking, and Metaverse.
  • Ex-Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Digital Officer, and Enterprise Architect at DCB Bank Ltd

Career Achievements:
  • CXO 100+ Digital Deliveries as CDO, Innovation officer & Setup of Digital, Architecture, and Innovation Units
  • 1st In Industry India's first Aadhaar & Biometric enabled ATM, Omnichannel Architecture, Paperless A/c Opening, Self Service Platforms Involved into Multibank platforms viz. Unified Payment Interface, BBPS, CBDT, Account Aggregator, Bankchain, Decentralized KYC
  • Banking and Finance Banker Experience: Banking Architecture for 100+ Apps Service Provider: Experience in ATM, POS, and Cards Architecture & worked for 50+ banks. Fintech – Built Payment App on Blockchain (1st in US)
  • Advisory and Mentoring: Mentor / Member Contribution to National Strategy and Committees with FICCI, MEITY, IAMA, IDTBT, India Fintech Forum, Bankchain, India Blockchain Forum, Innovation Carnival, GAIN, IFSCA
  • Innovation: Innovation Carnival at 15+ Cities, 50+ Academia Colleges, 1000+ Startups Connect, 10+ Hackathons,5 Innovation Expo Events and 2 International Events, 10+ Awards
  • Turnkey Projects: Core Banking Migration, Data Center Migration, Bank Architecture Setup, Bank Channel Setup, Tech COEs, Multi-national Setups Card Perso, Internet Banking, XtraRewards at IOCL ( 150+ Projects
  • International: Worked in Multiple Geography– Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, Represented India's Blockchain and Fintech Perspective at Swiss National Bank, in Collaboration with UK-India Fintech. Worked for Banks in Nepal & Bhutan, Mastek United Kingdom, Shell United Kingdom, Welcome Realtime – Singapore, Maire Technology, Milan Italy.
  • Certifications: Certified Core Banking and Internet Banking at Infosys, IDRBT, NIBM, Quality Standards with Six Sigma, Kaizens
  • Awards: 50+ Leadership awards: Most Influential Payment Professionals, TOP 50 CIOs, Top 100 Innovative CIOs, Digital Leader of the Year, Top 20 BFSI Leaders
  • Speaker: In Public Forums Appearance in 500+ Workshops & Sessions for Banks, Regulator, Academia, and Public Forums
  • Mentor for – National Payment Corporation India Hackathon, IFSCA Web3.0 Hackathon, NASSCOM Blockchain Hackathon, Kerala Blockchain Academy, AP Fintech Valley, GIFT Regtech Accelerator
  • Advisor for – Telangana Web 3.0 Sandbox, GMR Innovex Blockchain CoE , Idealabs Accelerator, IDRBT FinTech Forum, IbexIndia, Fintech Festival India
  • Jury at IDRBT Fintech, MH State Startup, EY Hackathon, IAMAI Fintech, Banking Frontier Technoviti, GAIN Accelerator