I am Ankit Daftery
I currently work as a Senior Product Manager for Recharges and Bill Payments at PhonePe.
I have previously worked extensively on the Consumer and Merchant experiences for offline payments,
spanning SmartSpeaker and other devices, Scan and Pay, payment links, productivity management for field agents and more.
I enjoy building products, experiences and devices that ease interactions and bring convenience.
When I am not working, I am reading finance, psychology and sci-fi / learning Mandarin / building glowing orbs of light.
I ponder why people, organizations and markets behave the way they do.
Enabling millions of Indians make mobile recharges and bill payments
Building consumer and merchant products for great offline payment experiences
Designing products for improving payment acceptance in physical stores
Led hardware initiatives to enhance customer experience and service reliability in cabs
Building community, experiences, content, workshops and providing support around Arduino
Designed and brought together interative public installation projects in Amsterdam for HvA
Enabling control of desktop computers with Tecla Switch for the upper-body mobility impaired
Built tests and documentation for libboost.numpy, a library to provide python style numpy interfaces in C++
Built a tool to visualise kernel trace data
The PhonePe SmartSpeaker provides instant payments confirmation to merchants at their stores in 11 languages.
The PhonePe POS is a Point-of-Sale device to receive payments in small retail stores easily. It allows customers to make proximity payments over BLE, without needing Internet infrastructure at the store.
Interactive Big Red Internet Button
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