CISO Summit India 2017 Speakers
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Vinayak Godse

Senior Director, Data Security Council of India

Mr. Godse has a vast experience in Information Security, IT Transformation, Telecom Switching Infrastructure, Intelligent Networking and Broadband Infrastructure. At DSCI he is managing a program for defining data security and privacy practices, based on which self-regulation mechanism will be established. Along with this program, he is also engaged in the DSCI outreach program at national and international platforms for establishing collaboration with different legal and regulatory bodies, data protection authorities, global clients and outsource service providers of all categories including small and medium players. He is also closely working with Department of Information Technology (DIT), Govt. of India, on cyber security initiatives, security and privacy surveys and making of rules for IT Act. Prior to joining DSCI he was working with Global Consulting company as a Consultant, Information Risk Management and a public sector telecom service provider in India. In his period of serving these two organisations he got an exposure to telecom infrastructure, intelligent networking, Internet backbone infrastructure and security consulting for clients across the globe. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a certification conducted by Information System and Control Association (ISACA).

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Bharat Panchal

Head – Risk Management, National Payments Corporation of India

Bharat is responsible to Monitor, evaluate and implement improvements of Risk management controls and governance areas, which are Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Information Security, Internal Audit and Fraud Management. He is also responsible to establish the ownership for risk management activities across the organization and partnering with functions and member banks to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of operations, safeguarding of tangible and intangible assets, accuracy and integrity of transactions and processes. Under his leadership, NPCI has achieved PCI DSS, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 9001. He was instrumental to receive Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Certification of Merit in February 2016.

Prior to NPCI, Bharat has worked for Kotak Mahindra Bank, Citi, Reliance Communications and AVAYA Globa lConnect. He is having BS in IT and CISA, CISM, BCCP certifications. Bharat has been awarded as “Security Leader of the Year” in December 2014 by Data Security Council of India (DSCI) for his significant contribution in cyber security in banking sector and “Information Security Meastro-2015” by INFOSECURITYLIVE.COM in April 2015. Recently awarded dynamicCISO Security Excellence “Trailblazer” Award in March 2016.

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Brig. Abhimanyu Ghosh

Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS)

Brig Abhimanyu Ghosh is Former Commander of Army Cyber Security establishment and presently the Joint Secretary (OSD) at National Security Council Secretariat, New Delhi dealing with Cyber Security Policy Issues at national level.

He is an Engineering graduate in telecommunication, Master of Science (M Sc) and Master of Philosophy (M Phil). He is also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP from ISC2), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA from ISACA) and Certified in Cyber Law (From ILI, Delhi).

He has been a member of the Indian delegation in various Bilateral and Multilateral dialogues on Cyber Security including UN Group of Governmental Experts (UNGGE) on Development in ICT in the context of International Security, High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on overall review of the implementation of World Summit on Internet Society (WSIS) outcomes in New York in 2015, BRICS Expert Group Meeting, Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) which is also known as The London Process among others.

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G. Gopalakrishna

Founder and Former Executive Director, RBI Working Group on Information security and Independent Director, Dena Bank

Shri G Gopalakrishna has taken over as Director, Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL) from 21st April 2014. CAFRAL has been set up by Reserve Bank of India to develop into a world class global institution for research and learning in banking and finance. Before joining CAFRAL, he was Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Gopalakrishna was Executive Director, RBI in October 2007 to April 2014 and was overseeing the Department of Banking Supervision, Financial Stability Unit, Department of Communication, Dept. of Information Technology, Secretary’s Dept., Foreign Exchange Department, Department of Payment and Settlement System of the RBI. He also headed the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation.

During 2011, he Chaired the Working Group on Information Security, Electronic Banking Technology, Risk Management and Cyber Frauds, the recommendations of which have been implemented April 2011. He was also Chairman of the Technical Group set up to Review Supervisory Rating Framework as part of the High Level Steering Committee appointed by RBI in 2012 to review the Supervisory process in India.

He authored the Central Credit Registry created by RBI in 2014 for reporting large value credits. Gopalakrishna chaired the Committee constituted to examine the recommendations of FSLRC relating to Capacity Building in Banking and non-banking sector. The report has since been submitted to RBI.

Gopalakrishna was the Regional Director, Kerala from 2001 to 2004. He was also Vice-Principal/Member of Faculty in the Reserve Bank Staff College during 1989-1995.

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Adv. Prashant Mali

Chairman, Cyber & Law Foundation

Prashant is an Internationally renowned Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert, Author & Practicing High Court Lawyer based out of Mumbai, India. He has been awarded as “Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year-India by Financial Monthly magazine of UK (2016). He has also been awarded as “Cyber Security & Cyber Law Lawyer of the Year 2014 by Indian National Bar Association. He has a Masters in Computer Science & Masters in Law with certification in Computer Forensics & Systems Audit with working experience in the field of IT Security & Law for more than 20 Yrs. He has authored 6 books on Cyber Crimes & Cyber Laws. He is a legal adviser to Police, Govt Companies, MNC’s, Corporates and represents them in various courts. Recently was invited by Oxford University to Present a paper on “Cyber Terrorism & International Law” and his abstract of Research paper namely ” Defining Cyber Weapon A techno Legal perspective” is selected by NATO’s Cyber Conflict Centre in Tallinn, Estonia. His Research Interest are in Cyber warfare, Cyber Security, Cyber weapons and International Cyber Law. He is also Chevening (UK) Cyber Security Policy Fellow for 2015 and Selected for International Visitor Leadership Program (USA) in 2017 on “Linking Digital Policy to Cyber Crime”

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Col. Sandeep Sudan

Head – Centre of Excellence, Global Corporate Security, Reliance Industries Limited

Sandeep has 30 years of experience dealing with security issues at the strategic and operational level, pertaining to corporate risk management, dealing with information and physical security, primarily focused on people, processes and technology.

Currently he heads the Centre of Excellence for Global Corporate Security at Reliance Industries Limited, overseeing information & cyber security, fraud risk management, intelligence & vigilance, de-risking projects, training and strategic relationship management. Earlier he worked with Pinkerton as Country Director and was responsible for operations across South Asia and with Mahindra Special Services Group (Mahindra & Mahindra) where he served as Regional Head – North India.

Sandeep is a post graduate in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University. He is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Army Command and General Staff College, Bangkok (Thailand) and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (India). He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

He is on the Board of Directors of the Security Sector Skill Development Council which is part of the National Skill Development Corporation, established by the Govt. of India. He is also an ex-officio member of the Faculty of Computer Science & Technology of the Gujarat Forensic Science University. Sandeep is a regular speaker in leading industry events on cutting edge security practices on corporate risk management.

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Balsing Rajput

SP Cyber & PAW, Maharashtra State

Balsing is a serving Police officer in Maharashtra State and a Speaker, Researcher and Technology evangelist. Presently pursuing Ph.D from Tata Institute Of Social Sciences, Mumbai in the subject Cyber Crimes in India. He holds Postgraduate Degree in Agriculture Engineering (M Tech).

He has strategic and technical expertise in the field of cyber security of critical infrastructures, Government Information Systems, and Cyber defense. He has first hand experience to build cyber crime investigation cyber labs, Cyber Police Stations in Maharashtra State. He is presently working on development of integrated cyber security environment for Maharashtra state through Maharashtra Cyber Security Project. He is also part of Team building Maharashtra Computer Emergency Response Team. He was the part of cyber security delegation of India to Israel in 2016. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow of UK and during his Fellowship he has presented research paper on “ Identifying Emerging Cyber Security Challenges from National Security Perspectives”

He has willingly taken up extremely challenging assignments in Maoist hit Areas and communal sensitive places and successfully completed it. He has always led his teams from the front in Anti Extremist/ Naxal Operations. Presently he is also looking after the unit with a mandate to prevent of atrocities against woman.

He is also involved in capacity building efforts for cyber security and cyber crime investigation for Maharashtra Police. He has conducted training courses on scientific investigation, cybercrime investigation, mobile and computer forensics, gender sensitization, and prevention of atrocities against woman.

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Rajesh Hemrajani

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), IDFC Bank Ltd

Rajesh Hemrajani works as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for IDFC bank. He has 25+ years of vast international experience in Information Security, Risk management and program management in BFSI, airlines and manufacturing industry verticals. He has worked with global banks e.g. RBS, Nomura, Lehman brothers prior to joining IDFC bank recently. He is passionate about information & Cyber security and always eager to learn and adopt new developments in digital & Cyber security space. Rajesh is a nature lover and also a fitness enthusiast, he has completed multiple half marathons and trail runs.

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Amol Mathur

Director of Product Management & Strategy – Cloud Security business APAC & Japan, Akamai

At Akamai, Amol is responsible for driving product strategy, roadmap, product positioning, innovation and strategic initiatives in Asia Pacific and Japan. Amol is a Security Industry veteran with 15 years of experience. Prior to Akamai, Amol worked at IBM Security as Senior Manager for Security Services covering Asia Pacific. At IBM Amol was responsible for providing consulting and advisory services in the areas of Security Intelligence and Operations, Incident Response, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Application Security. Prior to IBM, Amol spent 10 years at Intel Security (formerly McAfee) and Foundstone (acquired by McAfee) in various Leadership and Technical roles in North America and Asia Pacific. Amol has been a frequent speaker at industry summits and was an instructor at Black Hat USA for the Foundstone Ultimate Hacking series of classes. Amol holds the CISSP certification and was a PCI QSA from 2007 – 2015. Amol holds a Master of Science degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University in USA and Bachelor of Technology degree in Information Technology from University of Madras.

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Manish Tiwari

Chief (Information) Security Officer, Microsoft India

Cdr Manish Tiwari (Retd) has 28 years of work experience including 25 years in the Indian Navy where he set up the Information Security & Incident Response organization. His responsibilities included the formulation of Policy Frameworks, conduct of Security Audits & Product Testing, Implementation of Solutions, Cyber Forensics and IT Risk Management.  As Director CERT-Navy. He was also responsible for managing, motivating, guiding and mentoring teams, in the course of building up the Information Security organization of the Indian Navy.

He is a qualified CISA, CISP, Lead Auditor, CEH, E|CSA, C|HFI and LPT. In his last appointment, he represented the Indian Navy at all National Level Government forums, on issues related to IT security, for the protection of the National Critical Information Infrastructure.

After leaving the Armed Forces, he served in an IT Risk Management Firm handling the implementation, overall governance and Service Delivery of security services in the UID Aadhaar project and also a major telecom. In Oct 2014 he has taken over as the National (Information) Security Officer India for Microsoft Corporation.

Under his watch, Microsoft India has also set up a Cyber Security Engagement Center, the seventh such facility in the world, in central Delhi.

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Alok B. Lall

Director – Office 365 Business Group, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd

Alok currently leads a team that is responsible for business strategy and marketing of Microsoft’s productivity platforms across consumer and commercial customers. He is accountable for revenues, Go-To-Markets, partnerships and developing a strong ecosystem that enables customers and partners to realize the value of Microsoft’s productivity platform.

In his prior role, Alok worked with Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India as his Business Director. In this multi-faceted role, Alok was responsible for driving external engagements for Mr. Pramanik, with customers, partners, industry associations and government elites, as well as internal rhythms for business reviews and execution on strategy. He is also responsible for Bhaskar’s communications and outreach through media and events.

Alok has been with Microsoft for more than 16 years now, having worked across both technical sales and marketing roles. Prior to joining Microsoft, Alok worked as a Technical Consultant with Sonata Software specializing in Lotus Domino® administration and development.

Alok is a B.E. (Honours) in Electronics & Telecom from National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam. In his free time, Alok likes to listen to music and travel with his family.

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Apurva Jain

Regional Sales Manager-India, Darktrace

Apurva Jain is the Cyber Security Manager for West Region at Darktrace. With the rapid adoption of Darktrace’s multi-award-winning Enterprise Immune System technology, Apurva has been instrumental in developing the business in India. She has over 3 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, focusing on managing and growing revenues and building brands. Prior to Darktrace, she has worked with Wipro, Aditya Birla Group and Ericsson. Apurva has a degree of B.Tech in Computers and Communications from LNMIIT and an MBA from IIM Shillong.

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Ravi Bhushan

Chief Information Security Officer, Barclays Bank

Ravi has over 15 years of working experience across IT industry, Consulting firm and a Multinational Bank. His core experience includes programme management, governance and risk, business processes and controls reviews, regulatory reporting, software engineering, technology infrastructure review, information security review and IT audit.

He has managed large projects across varied business units of the Bank. He performed meticulous planning and scheduling of project milestones and extensively coordinated various activities with internal stakeholders and third party vendors. Ravi worked with the COO’s Office to streamline regulatory reporting submissions. He established Governance framework over regulatory reporting submissions as per RBI Guidelines. Ravi conceptualized an approach for implementing Risk based supervision (RBS) in the bank and worked in Internal Audit function and performed Business processes reviews and Technology reviews/ audits across business units as per regulatory requirements.

Prior to joining Barclays, Ravi worked with KPMG in its IT Advisory division. As an IT Attestation service line lead, he drove initiatives related to SAS 70/ ISAE 3402 examinations. Ravi started his career with IBM as Software Engineer. He has completed Masters in Computer Applications in the year 2001. Ravi conducts Sahaja Yoga mediation workshop at Corporate and Social forums absolutely free of cost for emancipation of humanity.

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Col. Harendra Bana

Associate Director Security- SE Asia (India Region), PepsiCo India

Oversees the Physical security; Crisis management; BCP and Travel management for PepsiCo SE Asia.

Harendra is a career security professional with an experience of 30 years in the security domain. He started his career with the Indian Army in 1987 and opted to move out in 2007 to seek a corporate career retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

The corporate career commenced in 2007 with an innings of five years with Microsoft as Security Manager followed by a tenure with John Deere India as their Country Security Manager. In December 2014, Harendra took up the role of Associate Director Security for PepsiCo South East Asia. Besides military certifications Harendra holds ISO certifications in both Risk and Business Continuity Management. He is also completed a post graduate diploma from XLRI in 2007. Col. Bana also holds several prestigious industry memberships. He is the Chairman of OSAC, Delhi Chapter, Member corporate security committee of FICCI Homeland Security and member of the United Services Institution of India.

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Shivkumar Pandey

CISO, Bombay Stock Exchange India Ltd.

Shivkumar has 17+ years of industry experience in IT Service Delivery and Cyber Security across fast paced industries like BFSI, ITES & Telecommunication. He has been performing at leadership roles in Cyber Security and IT infrastructure Management across these organizations for past 15+ years. Prior to joining BSE Ltd as CISO, Shivkumar Pandey was associated with NPCI – CISO, Reliance JIO, SUD Life, Future Generali India, Kotak Mahindra, and TATA AIG. He has completed his Masters in Information Management (MIM) and Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics & Telecomm from Mumbai University. He has in-depth understanding of securing Stock Exchanges Systems, Core Trading Systems, Core Insurance Systems, Core Banking Systems, and Payment Systems (RuPay Cards, IMPS, CTS, NFS, UPI and NABCH payment systems). Shivkumar has extensive management and domain experience in driving the Information & Cyber Security programs in all key aspects i.e. Incident Response, Security Analytics, Threat Intelligence, Advance Security Monitoring, Malware protection, Compliance, Policy, Standards (ISO 270001:2013 standards, PCI DSS 3.1 standards and BCMS ISO 22301) , Procedures, Awareness, Identity & Access Management, IT-GRC, Network Security, Cryptography, Data Protection, Third Party Management and Business Continuity Planning. He has rich experience in delivering simultaneous large scale, mission critical projects on time and within budget for multinationals and organizations of National significance.

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Sumit Dhar

Senior Director and Head – Information Security & Risk Management, EdgeVerve (Infosys)

Sumit has extensive experience in leading large Risk, Resilience & InfoSec programs. He specializes in building world class service lines from scratch, creating high performance teams and driving business objectives via the Information Security programs.

In his current role at EdgeVerve, he is responsible for product and enterprise security. Prior to EdgeVerve, he was with HP where he conceptualized and developed the InfoSec, Risk and Resilience consulting service from scratch to a multi-million-dollar practice.

Sumit is also the adjunct faculty for Cyber Security at IIIT-B. He has been invited as a speaker at various large global conferences, seminars and summits. His articles on security have appeared in various reputed international journals and he is the author of multiple books, one of which is an Amazon bestseller.

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Jiten Jain

Founder, Voyager Infosec

Jiten is heading Indian Infosec Consortium, an independent not-for-profit organization of leading ethical hackers, cyber experts and cyber security communities in India. He is also the co-founder of Voyager Infosec, a cyber-security startup specializing in anti-piracy technologies. A leading cyber security expert with specialization in geopolitical intelligence analysis and mapping them to cyber conflicts. Jiten is frequently consulted by Government of India on matters of cyber security and cyber innovations. He is also actively involved in the creation of cyber security framework for India and makes policy recommendations on regular basis. Acknowledging his authority on cyber security Amity University has conferred him Honorary Professorship. Jiten is a visiting faculty at the famed Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs.

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Subrahmanya Gupta Boda

CISO, EC-Council

Gupta Boda is responsible for overall information security, governance, compliance and risk management at EC Council.

Besides, the information security aspect, Boda is leading the company’s curricula and program development areas, where he along with a team will manage the CISO Program and other certifications, related events and resources.

In his previous role as Group CISO of GMR Infrastructure, he was responsible for information security across the group. Prior to that he worked for 14 years with the Indian unit of Mercedes Benz Research and Development as Head of IT services, information security and application testing. He started his professional career with Central Research Laboratory, Ghaziabad – a division of Bharat Electronics Ltd. Boda has an overall experience of over two decades in the information security/ information technology domain.

Boda holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Andhra University and Masters Degree in Software Systems from BITS Pilani. He is a senior member of IEEE and has been also honoured with the Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

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Prashant Gupta

Partner, IT Advisory, Risk Advisory Services, BDO India

Prashant brings an experience of 16+ years in IT Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity mostly with BIG 4s. Result driven business leader having worked both in India and outside India with a focus on Technology Transformation, Cyber Security, Data Centre Advisory, Project Management, Bid Advisory, Due Diligence, Business Continuity, Technology Assurance Review and Audits. His focus has been working with Public Sector, Large Telecom, LSHC & Public Sector, BFSI clients across India and globally. He has worked in US and Middle East for 9+ yrs.

Prashant is a Mentor to IIM Kolkata Innovation Park for Incubates to promote Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups program

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Akshay Garkel

Partner, IT Advisory, Risk Advisory Services, BDO India

Akshay is a Partner in the IT Risk Advisory Services practice in BDO India LLP. Akshay comes with an experience of 16+ years in IT Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity. His areas of expertise range across a relevant blend of cybersecurity, business and practice management. His focus has been working with large Financial Institutes including public and private sector banks, mutual fund houses, large exchanges, insurance companies and capital houses in India.

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Ashutosh Jain

Chief Information Security Officer, Axis Bank

He provides strategic direction and delivers Cyber Security, Information Risk and Security Governance at Axis Bank, including eight international branches. In a career spanning nineteen years, Jain has played key roles in blue chip organizations such as Barclays Bank, Nomura India, AXA Business Services, Bank of America and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Jain has consistently been specializing in Technology Risk and Information Risk for about two decades for regional and global levels at various multinational banks and financial institutions. His areas of expertise and core competencies include Business Process Controls, Applications Risks, Technology Infrastructure Risks, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Risks, Technology Audits, Identity & Access Management Controls, Technology Forensics and Investigations.

Prior to joining Axis Bank, Jain served as the Head of India and Emerging Markets, Technology Risk and Information Risk, at Barclays where he established Technology Risk Management function, Information Risk Management function and Internal Controls function for the Retail and Commercial bank in India. He later managed Information Risk across 14 Emerging Market countries including Barclays Africa and looked after the Technology Risk function for India region for Corporate Bank, Investment Bank and Wealth business in India.

Jain is a CISA and PDGM in Information Systems & Finance. He is a regular speaker at ISACA conferences.

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Gaurav Agarwal

Managing Director, India & SAARC, Symantec

Gaurav Agarwal is Managing Director at Symantec for its enterprise security business in India and SAARC. In this role, Mr. Agarwal is responsible for leading Symantec’s business and driving growth by developing locally impactful business strategies; growing Symantec’s presence and market position across the region. Based in Delhi, Agarwal leads all aspects of Symantec’s business in India and SAARC, including sales, business operations and business development. An IT industry veteran, Agarwal has held multiple leadership roles in technology companies and has extensive experience working with large enterprise and government organisations in India. Prior to joining Symantec, Agarwal led the public sector business for Cisco in India. He has also held several senior management roles at IBM. Agarwal holds an MBA degree from IIT Delhi, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology.

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Abhishant Pant

FinTech Expert

Abhishant Pant is a Fintech professional with over 12 yrs of work experience. His Fintech specialization is in payments and lending domain. He brings unique perspective to Fintech’s by his “Cashless Journey” Experiment.

He is extensively covered by Media both India (TOI, HT, ET, Zee News, India News , Mid-Day etc ) and abroad (BBC, Dagnes Nayhter, Fin Radio etc ) as the “Cashless Man of India”. And was recently named among TOP100 Fintech Professionals in Asia by Singapore based Next Money. He is on board of SP Jain to build Asia’s first Fintech focused classroom program.

Abhishant is known as an evangelist towards Fintech led cashless India and has spoken about the Indian Fintech landscape at Tedx Talks and various other national and international forums.

He is closely associated with the Fintech world (as mentor) via Incubators like Barclays Rise, Zone Startups, and Fintech Startupbootcamp.

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Bertram D’Souza

VP & Head – Digital Payments, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Bertram has had a two-decade long career in the Payments Industry. He played diverse roles across Wallets/Telcos, Service Providers and Banks. He has been involved in launching a wide number of Payments Products and their Technology/Solution & Security stacks.

Prior to joining Kotak, Bertram has worked with Vodafone m-pesa, Tata Communications Payment Solutions and ATOS Worldline.

Bertram is extremely passionate about the Fintech ecosystem and works with a number of startups & accelerators in the Payments space.

Bertram has an MBA in Business Management from Narsee Monjee Institute, Mumbai and a BE in Computer Science.

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Brian Periera

Executive Editor – BW – CIO, Business World

Brian is a media and business communications expert with over two decades’ experience. He currently drives content for BW CIO World, a Businessworld community.

He is the former editor of Informationweek and CHIP magazines in India. Brian has served the Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers.
He loves to read, travel, coach & swim and is an avid technology blogger with many followers on social media.

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Sunil Gupta

President & Chief Operations Officer, Paladion

Sunil leads the company’s global delivery, practices, and operations, and is responsible for people practices, HR operations and learning & development. For India and the Middle East, Sunil will also be at the helm of sales operations.

Prior to joining Paladion, Sunil has held several senior leadership positions encompassing strategy, technology, and operations in Aricent (erstwhile Hughes Software Systems), Symphony Teleca, Logica India, and was COO at Edgeverve systems (an Infosys company) in his last role. He has a wealth of experience in leading teams that deliver platform based services, and has a deep understanding of the dynamics that are playing out in enterprises as IT is transitioning to be more agile, secure and responsive. He brings a great blend of business, strategy, delivery, and operations to the team.

Sunil has a B-Tech in Computer Science from NIT Trichy, Madras University.

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Unique Kumar

Group CISO, Max Healthcare

Unique is a Practioner driven technology executive with fifteen years of global experience with deep focus on Infrastructure Technologies, ERP, Applications leading large scale teams across engineering and operations functions. At Maxhealthcare he is responsible for Business Analytics, Cloud strategy, and Heads IT Governance.

Prior joining MaxHealthcare Unique worked with Aviva Life Insurance and handled PAN India IT operations. He has also worked with Aptara as a Global Head IT & CISO and was responsible for IT operations, Implementing new IT technologies, IT Services optimization, ERP Rollouts, IT automation, Cloud Infrastructure and Management of multiple Mid-Scale Data Centers.

Unique has hands-on experience of compliance, Security, audits & process improvement initiatives considering ITIL, PMP best practices.

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Ajay Pandey

Solutions Architect, Ixia

Ajay Pandey has over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Infrastructure, in designing and supporting Networking, Security, Systems and SAP applications for Fortune 500 companies. He is an Enterprise Solutions Architect with Ixia for the APAC region. Previously he has worked for companies like Deloitte, Lucent and Top Gun Technologies. He holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and is a Law graduate from Bangalore University. His professional certifications include Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)- Emeritus in Routing & Switching and Security. He is also a certified CISSP, CISA, CISM.

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Nilesh Jain

Director, Z Nation Lab

Nilesh brings over 20+ years of entrepreneurial and operational experience from USA and India. He has co-founded several product centered companies with a primary focus on Healthcare, FMCG, deep sciences & technology. His 20+ portfolio companies operate across healthcare, IoT, media, and hard core cutting edge technologies.

Nilesh holds an MBA in operations and finance; MS in computer engineering and management, EE in electronics engineering, material science from schools such as Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford, University of Pittsburgh and University of Mumbai.

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Tarun Wig

Founder, Innefu Labs

Tarun is a self-made entrepreneur and business executive with a decade long outstanding track record in building, growing and leading high-performing, startups in India.

Currently involved full time in Innefu, a research oriented information security group and a developer of niche and innovative cyber security solutions including Prophecy Big Data Analytics with pattern matching, fuzzy logic and Predictive Intelligence and AuthShield – Multifactor Authentication.

Prior to this, he co-founded two companies, Appin Knowledge Solutions and Appin Security Group that received a combined valuation of over INR 140 million by Valpro, a leading PE firm. While Appin knowledge solutions provided training and consultation to corporate and educational institutes in niche technologies such as Information Security, Nanotechnology and Embedded Robotics, Appin security group provided information security services for corporate customers across the globe.

Credited as an original thinker, Tarun has been featured along with eminent entrepreneurs like Vishnu Dussad and R.S. Pawar in the book “Make the Move”. A prolific writer and speaker, he has co authored numerous books on Nanotechnology, Embedded Robotics and addressed more than hundred seminars and workshops at forums such as Indian Infosec consortium, Philippines CERT, IIT Delhi, Delhi University, Manipal Learning Centers among others. He is a much sought after speaker at Ground Zero, Cocoon and other security conferences across the globe. A security expert, Tarun also created the entire framework for “MASE – Information Security and Ethical Hacking” course launched by Manipal Group.

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Jaspreet Singh

Partner – Cyber Security, Advisory Service, E&Y

Experienced Practice leader owning the P&L of Cyber Security for North India which includes leading the teams – positioning as well as executing engagements in the areas on risk management, information technology governance coupled with value to clients across industry verticals. Expertise: IT Strategy, IT Program Management, Requirements Planning, IT Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Spear Phishing, Cloud Security, Data Center Security

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Rahul Kumar

Country Manager & Director – India WinMagic India Pvt. Ltd.

Rahul Kumar is the Country Manager & Director of India Business Operations at WinMagic India Pvt Ltd. His responsibilities include defining and executing the business strategy for the Indian subcontinent for WinMagic. His focus is on creating and growing the India business by helping customers solve the business pains that they have in today’s market scenario and by creating a robust channel ecosystem where the channel players would add increasing value to their customers.

He is a technology enthusiast and has a keen business acumen which helps him tremendously in his role.

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Anand Naik

CEO & Co-Founder, Sequretek IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Anand has spent over 23 years in the IT industry in Leadership, Executive Management, Advisory, Sales and Delivery roles. As a CEO and Co-Founder he is pursuing his entrepreneurship ambitions at Sequretek and is a subject matter expert in Cyber Security. Prior to Sequretek, in his role as Managing Director at Symantec Corporation, Anand successfully grew the India and SAARC business. He also evangelized IT security thought leadership within the customer community As Director – Technology (India & SAARC, Anand achieved ‘Trusted Advisor’ relationship with CIO/CISO and other ‘C’ level executives of large enterprises. Anand brings experience and expertise in transforming global business, IT trends and customer’s business challenges into IT architectures and solutions that can help realize long term and immediate organization goals – business, financial and risk mitigation. Anand has an in-depth technology understanding, architecture and design experience in Cloud, Security and infrastructure for large enterprises. He is a subject matter expert on Security, Risk management and governance, large-scale security architectures and information security frameworks. His other roles and leadership positions include that at IBM (5 years) as Head of Global Solution architects and CS business, Sun Microsystems (5 years) as Enterprise IT architect and solution expert for data center, Siemens Nixdorf and Bradma.

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