Account Aggregator Community Volunteers Felicitation - A hat-tip to the AA OGs!
- Vamsi Madhav, COO Sahamati, spoke about the contributions made by Volunteers to the growth of the AA ecosystem
- 15 Core volunteers were felicitated by our Guest of Honour, Shri Nandan Nilekani, Non Executive Chairman, Infosys, at SamvAAd 2023, in recognition of their contributions to AA ecosystem
Speaking at SamvAAd 2023, Vamsi Madhav, COO, Sahamati, acknowledged the importance of collaboration and community effort in the development of the Account Aggregator ecosystem. He highlighted the contributions of various individuals and teams, including policy-makers, industry practitioners, and volunteers.
Recollecting the contributions of our youngest volunteer, Preksha, a 15-year-old student, he specifically mentioned her efforts in compiling a list of banks and relevant statistics to support advocacy work. Preksha is currently studying Economics and Finance at Ashoka University.
He also recognized the “tribe” of over 100 individuals who are actively involved in building the AA and continue to contribute to its growth.
As a token of gratitude for their contribution, 15 Core volunteers were felicitated by our Guest of Honour, Shri Nandan Nilekani, Non-Executive Chairman, Infosys, at SamvAAd 2023.
- Saurabh Panjwani – for helping define the contours of the AA specification and in particular, drive community guidelines around AA security
- Meghana Reddy – for her early and successful advocacy of AA with some of the largest financial institutions in the country
- Aaryaman Vir – for helping organise the very first AA hackathon and spreading word about what AA really means
- Team Finvu – for helping build out the first version of the registry and defining technical implementation guidelines, for the ecosystem
- David – for helping with operations of the registry in the initial days of the AA ecosystem testing the registry
- Sasi – for helping define guidelines around AA security, and in particular, build out a reference encryption library for the community that we named as “Rahasya”
- Team Aujas – for helping define a common set of tests that became the basis of the certification framework
- Sandesh Chidanand – for helping build the earliest version of procedural guidelines
- Rahul Matthan – for helping build out the AA ecosystem participation terms
- Team Spice Route – for helping clarify legal guidelines for the AA ecosystem
- Team Onemoney – for helping build tools.sahamati.org.in, a reference to test out digital signature implementations
- Team Perfios – for helping build out web redirection guidelines and refinements in data schemas
- Sumit Gwalani – for helping define security guidelines for embedded AA implementations
- Dheeraj – for bringing to life the Sahamati Github repository and contributing towards building a developer ecosystem
- Vaibhav Maheshwari – for helping build out an AA traffic dashboard and maintaining it for the initial months post AA go-live
- Team CAMS – for helping build out an AA traffic dashboard and maintaining it for the initial months post AA go-live
- Kamya Chandra – for her successful advocacy of AA with policy-makers and regulatory agencies, particularly to bring GSTN to life in the AA network
- Neha Beri – for her efforts at advocating AA’s benefits for SEBI-registered entities and helping bring a new sector into the network
- Prateek Patnaik – for his efforts at putting together initial guidelines on designing effective consent journeys
- Gandharva Bettadapur – for his efforts at bringing to life, SaaNS, a common API health service for the AA community