About Us

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Forum of Industry and Academic Knowledge Sharing (FIAKS) is based on the concept of sharing economy. From a young age, we were all taught that sharing is good. From Uber to Airbnb, are based on the concept of sharing resources. We all keep acquiring tons of knowledge which remain with us all the time and if the platform is provided to intellectuals then it can be of great help in skilling and re-skilling professionals. FIAKS has built a unique P2P cross border knowledge sharing initiative using social networking sites and messaging app.

What Problem FIAKS Is Solving?

  • The problem of mid-career professionals: They are being challenged in spite of rich domain expertise because of innovative technologies hence we created a knowledge sharing platform which educates, informs and inspires entrepreneurial journey.
  • The problem of students not from premium business: Today, all the benefits are available to most students of the premium business school. Every student is a good student irrespective of college or city he/she comes from or the language he/she speaks. We need to create knowledge sharing opportunity to skill them.
  • Lack of opportunities for intellectuals:
    • Who are keen to voice their concerns on various matters related to the industry
    • Reach their solutions/recommendations to regulators, policy makers and decision making authorities

How Are We Solving The Problem?

  • Online real-time continuous skilling/re-skilling through the digital/social channel
    • without a need to leave work or
    • no need to attend classroom sessions.
  • Create an intellectual pull:
    • Online discussions amongst Founders, CEO/CXO professionals on important topics and in-depth analysis on topics relevant to banking, Payment & e-Commerce industry.
    • Provide a platform for Intellectual to voice their concerns online
    • Whenever Wherever. No geographical constraints
    • Even if you are not part of designated committees
    • Recommendations/Suggestion of FIAKS community influences/equip the top bankers, founders CEO’s who are part of various committees.
    • The identity of the member is kept anonymous, hence,  its a fearless expression of solutions that are helping nation building.

About Founders 

She is a veteran banker specializing in the Information Technology domain. Anuradha has worked with Axis Bank- IT Department for 12+ years & Wipro Infotech for 9+ years. She is Post Graduate in Information Technology Management from Welingkar Institute affiliated to Mumbai University. She is very passionate about her new venture and committed towards it. With almost everyone in the Indian startup ecosystem gunning for funding, bootstrapping seems passé. Anuradha believes that only those with mettle and courage can sustain over a period of time and stay bootstrapped.

Anuradha Panditrao
Anuradha PanditraoFounder & CIO

An engineering graduate and an MBA from the University of Pune, Vikas has built strategic partnerships & relationship at CXO level with Banks, Microfinance institution, Mobile Wallets, Payment Banks, Small Finance Bank, Fintech & eCommerce Companies and other organization working towards digitalization in the Asia Pacific and Africa region. His major experience in Banking and Financial Services Industry (BFSI) specifically in electronic payments, payment gateways, online cross border remittances, digital banking and agency banking. He earlier worked with mFino international Inc as Managing Director -APAC region, Fastacash Pte Singapore as Senior Director -Strategic Partnerships, Director – APAC & Africa region with Times Group, Branch Head – HDFC Bank, Chief Manager Retail Products Oriental Bank of Commerce and Product Management role with Consumer durable company Voltas Ltd ( A Tata Group) and with Walchand Group.

Vikas R Panditrao
Vikas R PanditraoCo-Founder

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