Friday, May 30, 2008

Sanjay Swamy

June 2, 4. 30 pm (ph)

Sanjay Swamy, CEO, mChek

1 comment:

Murali said...

Sanjay Swamy is Chief Executive Officer at mChek, responsible for the entire operations of the company and scaling mChek to support customers across the globe. Prior to mChek, Sanjay was General Manager of Ketera India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kleiner Venture backed Ketera Inc., a leading provider of on-demand eProcurement and Spend management solutions. The India operations were setup by Sanjay from scratch and today have a high-end team of about 100+ employees. Prior to joining Ketera, Sanjay also setup and ran India operations for mPortal, a Virginia-based startup in the Wireless Data services arena. In addition, Sanjay has worked for 12 years in Silicon Valley, holding senior marketing and business development positions in the online/mobile content at Portal Software, Xerox PARC and in embedded systems at Integrated Systems (now Wind River).

Sanjay has an MS in Aeronautics from University of Washington, Seattle, a higher studies diploma in Avionics from France’s National Aerospace School (Sup-Aero) and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore.

mChek is a mobile payment platform that has been developed in close collaboration with VISA and is the first mobile payments solution worldwide, to receive the PCI-DSS 1.1 certification, a global standard aimed at stamping out debit and credit card fraud by the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standards (PCI/DSS).

mChek allows users to link an existing phone and their existing VISA credit card issued by any Indian bank to their mobile phone. All transactions are secured by a mChek pin that must be entered on the mobile phone in the course of the transaction.

With mChek, mobile phone users can now use their phones to make payments from the comfort of their homes/offices. All that is required is a one time registration through the mobile where users get a unique 4-digit mChekPin. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes. mChek users can now pay their mobile bills, shop online, buy air tickets, etc. with this new platform. This is part of the new trend of m-Commerce that is catching up rapidly in India.

mChek is currently tied up with Airtel in India to offer users a range of mobile payments services at your fingertips. They are also working closely with a large operator in Sri Lanka called Dialog. Other partners include banks (SBI, Citibank, ICICI, HDFC), Card associations (Visa, Master), Billers (ICICI Prudential, Max New York Life Insurance) and Merchants (MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Indiatimes, Future Bazaar, BookMyShow, Sify, etc.).

A mChek user can do the following Anytime, Anywhere from the mobile phone:

Pay Airtel Postpaid Bills- for self or others
Prepaid recharge
Pay for purchases on e-commerce sites
Search and Buy Airline tickets on the mobile (without GPRS)
Get movie tickets
Pay life insurance premium for ICICI Prudential & and Max New York Life
Transfer money (P2P)
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