FOREWORD BY NANDAN NILEKANI Tamal combines his financial knowledge, eye for detail, and an excellent storytelling style to create a vivid portrait of Indias most valued bank and its path to the future. NANDAN NILEKANI, Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys and Founding Chairman of UIDAI (Aadhaar) Tamal has enthusiastically documented the epiphany that HDFC Banks leadership had in starting out on their digital journey. India is set for seismic changes to day-to-day banking over the next few years and banks who dont commit to fully re-engineering their practice around becoming a technology company that delivers real-time, contextual banking experiences will wither on the vine. HDFC Bank has made a solid start on this journey, but the final chapter has not yet been written. BRETT KING, Founder, Moven and bestselling author of Bank 4.0 The seeds of change were sown in September 2014, when HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri went to Silicon Valley to meet the brightest tech minds in the world. By the time he got back, he knew exactly what needed to be done. It was time for a revolution. Instead of waiting to be disrupted by fintech companies, HDFC Bank went all out to disrupt itself, recasting its role and scope on a scale that has never been attempted before. In one of the biggest transformations ever undertaken in any business, HDFC Bank wants to become a platform facilitating a financial experience. Tamal Bandyopadhyay chronicles HDFC Banks own digital disruption exercise through the very people who drove it, narrating a story thats as compelling as unique in Indias financial system. With his keen eye for detail, deep knowledge of banking and unparalleled storytelling ability, Bandyopadhyay recounts the journey of Indias most valued lender from a life cycle bank to a lifestyle bank.
TAMAL BANDYOPADHYAY is a bestselling author, award-winning columnist and a keen observer of the Indian banking sector for over two decades.