The fifth episode of DIGITALK a monthly digital forum, organized by TEC was held at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. The topic chosen for this month was Future of Digital Payments.
A panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Iftikhar Hussain VP Business and Strategy, TEC. Mr. Omar Moin, Director Strategy & Payments, EasyPaisa, Telenor Pakistan shed light on how Telenor has successfully provided payment solution in the form of Easy Paisa. He also shared their plan of reaching to the grass root level where payment is involved, in which they have already gained much success.
Mr. Aamar Ikhlas, Head of Branchless Banking, Bank Alfalah discussed the new avenues Alfalah is eagerly exploring and what are their plans for the near future. He told the projects about which a vast majority of the people are unaware due to lack of marketing.
Mr. Umar Munawar, COO, Finja Pvt Ltd took the discussion forward and said that instead of reinventing the wheel, companies like Finja providing next level solutions, simple and easy for small companies and startups to adopt related to fintech ecosystem.
Exuberant crowd not only put forward their questions on the floor but also drew the attention of speakers towards unaddressed issues of digital payments. In the two-way discussion the point on which both the speakers and audience agreed is that no matter how many platforms are introduced for payment solutions trust on both ends is a prerequisite of digitalized ecosystem.
Concluding the session Mr. Zain Majid presented the mementoes of appreciation to the speakers. He also announced that Digimark Pakistan’s Premium Digital Conference, the annual flagship event of TEC will be held in August this year in Karachi. He also thanked Happilac paints for their support in building the digital ecosystem.