HDFC Bank – Enterprise Tech Ecosystem Series

Pages: 30 Published: March 21, 2023 Report Code: GDFS0694CA

HDFC Bank offers personal and corporate banking, private and investment banking, and other related financial solutions to individuals, SMEs, the governmental and agricultural sectors, financial institutions and trusts, and non-resident Indians. It provides a range of deposit services and card products; loans for home, car, commercial vehicle, and other personal and business needs; insurance for life, health, and non-life risks; and investment solutions such as mutual funds, bonds, equities, and derivatives. HDFC also provides services such as cash management, corporate finance advice, customized banking solutions, project and structured finance, trade financing, foreign exchange, internet banking, and payment and settlement. The bank operates in India through a network of branches, ATMs, telephone banking, online banking, and mobile banking. It has overseas branches in Bahrain, Hong Kong (China SAR), and the UAE, as well as representative offices in the UAE and Kenya.

This report provides insight into HDFC's fintech activities, including its digital transformation strategies, its innovation programs, its technology initiatives, and its estimated ICT budget.

Digital Transformation Strategies

HDFC is utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) across its operations, including AI-enabled chatbots EVA and OnChat for personalized customer interactions. In 2021, HDFC partnered with AI startup Leena AI and conversational messaging platform Gupshup to improve customer engagement. It also launched the Digital 2.0 initiative to collaborate with diverse participants in the digital ecosystem, focusing on reimagining customer journeys; enabling differentiated experiences through apps, APIs, and analytics.

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HDFC Bank Technology Theme Focus

HDFC Bank is utilizing a number of emerging technologies including AI, blockchain, and fintech to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and improve the services offered to its customers.

HDFC Bank Technology Theme Focus

HDFC Bank Technology Theme Focus

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HDFC Bank Technology Initiatives

HDFC forged several strategic technology partnerships and collaborations, technology developments and roll outs, acquisitions, and technology investments over the past few years.

For instance, HDFC launched the Ezra Google Assistant bot, which leverages natural language processing technologies to offer intelligent services such as handling dynamic queries and offering insight into policies. Also, HDFC Bank partnered with CSC to launch the EVA chatbot on CSC’s Digital Seva Portal. This will help village-level entrepreneurs provide HDFC’s products and services to customers. HDFC Bank launched a biometric-based video KYC feature for savings, salary accounts, and personal loans.

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HDFC Bank ICT Spend by Function

  • Communications
  • Data center
  • Network
  • Application
  • End-user computing
  • Service desk
  • Management

HDFC Bank ICT Spend by Function

HDFC Bank ICT Spend by Function

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HDFC Bank ICT Spend by Channel

  • Internal development and maintenance
  • Technology vendors (direct)
  • Local resellers
  • Telcos
  • ICT services providers/Consulting firms
  • Specialist outsourcers
  • Systems integrators

HDFC Bank ICT Spend by Channel

HDFC Bank ICT Spend by Channel

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HDFC Bank External ICT Spend by Segment

  • ICT services
  • Software (including Cloud SaaS)
  • Hardware (including Cloud Iaas)
  • Network and communications
  • Consulting
  • Others

HDFC Bank External ICT Spend by Segment

HDFC Bank External ICT Spend by Segment

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HDFC Bank Digital Transformation Strategies Overview

Total ICT Spending 2021 $846.4 million
ICT Spend by Function Communications, Data Center, Network, Application, End-User Computing, Service Desk, and Management
ICT Spend by Channel Internal Development and Maintenance, Technology Vendors (Direct), Local Resellers, Telcos, ICT Services Providers/Consulting Firms, Specialist Outsourcers, and Systems integrators
External ICT Spend by Segment ICT services, Software (including Cloud SaaS), Hardware (including Cloud Iaas), Network and communications, Consulting, and Others
Technology Theme Focus AI, blockchain, fintech and cybersecurity

This report provides:

  • Insight into HDFC Bank’s technology activities.
  • Insights of its digital transformation strategies and technology center & innovation program.
  • Overview of technology initiatives covering partnerships, investments, and acquisitions.
  • Insights on each technology initiative including technology theme, objective, and benefits.
  • Details of estimated ICT budgets and major ICT contracts.


• HDFC is utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) across its operations, including the AI-enabled chatbots EVA and OnChat, for personalized customer interactions.

• HDFC is using Microsoft’s Azure platform to integrate and modernize its enterprise data landscape via a federated data lake. This will allow the bank to boost its information management capabilities across enterprise reporting and advanced analytics.

• HDFC partnered with Cisco to upgrade its back-end infrastructure with the latter’s network solutions and support its overall digital transformation. HDFC’s data center, built on the Cisco Unified Computing System, helps the bank improve its efficiency, resource availability, and security.

Reasons to Buy

• Gain insight into HDFC's fintech operations.

• Discover its fintech strategies and innovation initiatives.

• Learn about its product launches, partnerships, and investments.

Key Players


Table of Contents


Digital Transformation Strategy

Accelerators, Incubators, and Other Innovation Programs

Technology Focus

Technology Initiatives



Partnership, Investment, and Acquisition Network Map

ICT Budget and Contracts

Key Executives

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Frequently Asked Questions

The annual ICT spending of HDFC Bank was estimated at $846.4 million in 2021.

The key ICT spending categories by function for HDFC Bank are communications, data center, network, application, end-user computing, service desk, and management.

The key ICT spending categories by channel for HDFC Bank are internal development and maintenance, technology vendors (direct), local resellers, telcos, ICT services providers/consulting firms, specialist outsourcers, and systems integrators.

The key external ICT spending categories by segment for HDFC Bank are ICT services, software (including cloud SaaS), hardware (including cloud IaaS), network and communications, consulting, and others.

The key technological theme in focus for HDFC Bank are cloud, big data, and AI.


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