CSO100 Award 2019

CSO100 Award 2018

CSO100 Award 2017

Irshad Saifi is the AVP-IT at Havells. A senior IT leader with over 19 years of corporate IT experience, he has had multiple global decision-making roles in the last 10 years. He has worked in large global enterprises including global fortune 100 and managed multi million global budgets. Saifi has successfully completed global IT transformation, complex integration, complex M&A, setting up global organization, delivering large and complex initiatives, and believes in setting up governance and drive IT with processes and procedures. Integrity is his key core value which has never been compromised. In his tenure, he has worked for global MNC's in doing global roles like Citibank, Agilent Technologies, HCL, Genpact (GECIS) and Indian MNC's like SUNPHARMA/Ranbaxy and Havells. Key Security Initiatives: While Havells' has secured its business operations from cyberattacks and data breaches, more challenges are expected to surface as the year follows. Under the guidance of Saifi, Havells implemented security solutions to protect the organization from the outlined business challenges. The solutions include SIEM and 24X7 SOC for proactive security attacks and breaches monitoring, CASB solution for securing data on the cloud and ATP Solution to protect business from advanced threats.