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IIT Alumni UK: Drop in and Chat


Informal networking: grab a drink, join and say hi to your fellow Alumni.

Next date: Jan 28, 2022 06:00 PM

January session details: Central Bank Digital Currency – one of the biggest disruptions in the history of banking has arrived!

Animesh (IIT KGP, 1999), founder and CEO of KornChain, will introduce the topic. He will cover:

  • What is CBDC?
  • Why the governments and central banks are interested in it?
  • What are the implications on general public and the financial services industry?
  • How the blockchain technology will support CBDC?
  • What are the benefits of CBDC?

KornChain is a technology company that is advancing a global network for Programable Currency Distribution and Exchange on Blockchain.

Animesh led the KornChain team to deliver a network that helps enterprises to issue, distribute and exchange digital currencies like air-miles, reward points, benefits across multiple channels and geographies seamlessly. KornChain has developed all the capabilities that financial institutions will need to issue, distribute and transact CBDCs.

06:00-06:20 – Open networking

06:20 – 06:30 – Presentation on Topic

06:30 – 06:30 – Discussion /Q & A

06:40 –  Close –  Open networking

The event occurs on a Friday, every 4 weeks.

You only need to register once. The same link can be reused each month.

Currently scheduled dates:

Jan 28th, 2022

Feb 25th, 2022

Mar 25th, 2022

Apr 22nd, 2022

May 20th, 2022

June 17th, 2022

Other dates for 2022 will be updated later


  1. Rajib Chakravorty
    27th July 2021 @ 4:09 pm

    Would love to join.


    • Sandeep R Sandeep R
      27th July 2021 @ 4:12 pm

      Would be good to meet you Rajib. Please register for the drop in and chat zoom session, if you haven’t already.


  2. Rajib Chakravorty
    30th July 2021 @ 7:33 pm

    Can you please send me the link? Why can I not join now?


    • Web M Web M
      30th July 2021 @ 10:00 pm

      Hi Rajib,

      The meeting was scheduled for 6-6:30 p.m. It ended around 6:45.
      Join in the next one on August 27th.
      The same link can be used.



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