Shankaran Srinivasan, fondly called Shanks is a Conscious Technologist who’s passionate about leveraging cutting edge technologies to disrupt the status quo of erstwhile acceptable business and social practices. With over 25 years Shanks is a Global Technology Thought Leader who comes with an unparalleled legacy of building futurist tech platforms, products and solutions, Shanks is working with VISA today where he leads the Digital Transformation; He masterfully weaves in diverse technologies like Blockchain, Behavioural Authentication and Mobile cryptography to co-create the future of fin-tech. His latest mega project was the launch of the revolutionary VISA safe click for India which is a benchmark for the way users shop online in this digital first era.
Shanks has been at the forefront of technological transformation at Fortune 500 and Global MNCs like Morgan Stanley, AGT, UBS, Aventis, Merrill Lynch, Mellon as well as the prestigious World Bank. While he professionally thrives on creating mega opportunities to change the way technology empowers businesses and consumers do more with less effort; personally Shanks is deeply passionate about channelling his love for all things tech to solve problems that affect the bottom of the pyramid to elevate their financial health.
Today, as the foremost authority on the Future of Fintech in India, Shanks is regularly invited to Global conferences to share his vision for the industry and is often featured in leading industry journals as well as media. Shanks earned his BE (EE) from India and MS (EE) with focus on computer applications at Tennessee Tech and is an alumnus of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Shanks heads the Inclusion & Diversity for VISA Bangalore.