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2022 Speakers

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Augusto Barros

Global VP & Cybersecurity Evangelist, Securonix 

Augusto Barros is VP, Cyber Security Evangelist at Securonix. Augusto is a former Gartner analyst with 20 years of experience in different cybersecurity-related roles. Augusto has worked on a variety of information security projects and initiatives, from security awareness campaigns, to penetration testing, to security infrastructure design. The challenges of threat detection and response are his main interests and the focus of his research.

 

He has also ventured into the application of behavior economics concepts to the security space. Augusto has taught courses and presented at numerous security conferences, including Black Hat Europe, RSA Conference, and Gartner security summits.

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Adv. (Dr.) Prashant Mali

International Cyber & Privacy Lawyer, Policy Thought Leader, Researcher & Published Author

Advocate (Dr.) Prashant Mali is a renowned International Cyber & Privacy Lawyer, Policy thought leader, Researcher and a Published Author. He is well known for his out-of-the-box thought leadership and elocution. Apart from his law practice, he trains the international police, judges, bureaucrats, professors and corporate decision makers. He is radically innovative and published thoughts like having an online gaming regulator, having vernacular languages for payment wallets & e-governance apps, having different cyber cadre for police force with cyber spies, how to make India a cyber neutral or having compulsory Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for ecommerce companies are appreciated or are on implementation stages by different governments. 

His noted suggestions to The IT Act, 2000 amendments and The Data Protection Act are also implemented in the new amendments. He has fortune 500 companies, HNI's, celebrities and governmental agencies as his clients whom he advices or represents them in various courts. 
 

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Diwakar Dayal

Managing Director & Country Manager, SentinelOne India & SAARC

Diwakar Dayal is a cybersecurity industry veteran with 25 years of experience in India & Asia Pacific region. He has led high growth security products, platforms, practices, services and solutions businesses in leadership positions with global companies like Cisco, Juniper, NTT, Wipro, Tenable, Qualys and SentinelOne. Diwakar is the Managing Director & Country Manager for SentinelOne’s business across India & SAARC, responsible for developing and executing EDR leader’s growth strategy for the region.

 

Diwakar completed his CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) in 2004 and is a passionate cybersecurity evangelist based in Bangalore, India.

He is a Business Management alumnus of UC Berkeley – HaaS School of Business, with a MBA from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI).

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Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu

Advisor, APAC Research Advisory Council, Cloud Security Alliance

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu- The Clairvoyant – Choreographing Brilliant IT Security Compositions for two decades with a proven track record is a leading veteran Cyber Security Evangelist working for improving the quality of Cyber Security and Enterprise Risk Governance professionals in the country and also on the global stage. Shattering the glass ceiling, her relentless efforts and services in this male dominated field for the past 20 years, have made her a very well-known figure in this industry domain. Her contributions, especially, in the encouragement of Women Professionals in this field has now resulted in a spurt of women in the C Suite of organizations and also in the Enterprise Security & Risk Domains.

 

Dr. Lopa holds a master degree in IT. A Doctor (hc) of Excellence in Cyber Risk Management, She is also a Certified Global CIO from ISB Hyderabad. She has served in Global roles in Fortune 500 organizations leading their Cyber Security, Risk Governance and Compliance teams.

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Gaurav Shukla

Partner and Leader, Cyber, Risk Advisory, Deloitte India 

Gaurav is the Partner and Leader for the Cyber Practice at Deloitte India's Risk Advisory. He has over 19 years of proven success in developing, managing and advising global enterprise clients on Cyber strategy, Enterprise Security architecture, Digital Risk, IoT security, Cloud and Cyber Resilience. Gaurav has strong expertise in providing cybersecurity solutions for various industries such as Telecom, Oil & Gas, Industrial Products and IT/ ITES.
 
Gaurav has led several strategic engagements in the areas of cyber transformation, security operations center, developing and implementing GRC solutions and managed risk services for large global organizations. He has also managed and led programmes in the areas of IoT risk management, Security Testing Automation, managed security services for IT and OT infrastructure.

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Harshil Doshi

Country Head – India & SAARC, Securonix

Harshil is a seasoned enterprise security professional with over 15 years of experience in enterprise sales, evangelism, and pre-sales in the cybersecurity industry. He specializes in creating high-impact GTMs and extremely complex enterprise security architectures that involve business risks. During his career, Harshil has orchestrated many multi million dollar deals, worked with cross functional teams and have successfully established relationships with top CISOs of the country. 


Before Securonix, Harshil used to work with Forcepoint as the National Sales Manager UEBA, DLP and Cloud Security. Harshil strongly believes that enterprise security will be the most relevant IT function in years to come and that innovation is the key to success. He is always looking for solutions with a practical approach to make it happen. Given his vast experience, he pretty well understands end customers' needs and the requirements of distributors and partners. Harshil is an enterprise security expert with the right business acumen.

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Jitendra Singh

President and Chief Digital Officer, JK Cement

Jitendra Singh is a techno-functional leader with experience in conceptualising and delivering solutions across divisions on the web, e-commerce, and other platforms. He is passionate about creating and scaling new environments in the Internet and Mobile space, and working with internal divisions and senior management in identifying opportunities in the Digital space. Jitendra is also responsible for Digital Transformation in the organization involving People, Process and Technology as core pillars.
 
He has more than 27 years of experience in Management and Governance of Information Systems and Technology including IT Strategy, Roadmap, Team Building, Budgeting and Compliance, and Analytics in the Manufacturing industry, covering Pharmaceutical, Retail, Power, Chemical, Automotive, and Building Material domains.

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Maheswaran S

Country Manager, Varonis

Maheswaran serves as Country Manager for South Asia at Varonis and is responsible for expanding the business in one of the organisation’s key APAC markets. Maheswaran is an Information Security industry veteran with over two decades of experience across a range of security technologies and processes.

 

A technologist at heart, Maheswaran has a real ability to understand the commercial and operational requirements of businesses across a wide range of vertical markets. He has a wealth of experience supporting the deployment of key data protection projects in a number of leading enterprises across APAC.

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Makesh Chandramohan

Group CISO, Aditya Birla Capital

Makesh Chandramohan is a seasoned professional with 18 years of experience across Cyber Security, Data Privacy, Business Continuity and Operational risk management across business verticals like Financial Services, Information Technology Enabled Services & Automobile Manufacturing. Person with exceptional stakeholder management and leadership skills. Designated Group CISO for Aditya Birla Capital Ltd., and directly responsible for Cyber Security Strategy and Data Privacy for all the subsidiary businesses across the group. 

 

He was instrumental in driving various information security, business continuity and operational risk initiatives since functional inception (2012) at Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited and took additional responsibility of financial services group since 2015. Member of various organizational level committees (Board level) and avid speaker at various industry/Media forums. He is Passionate on new age technologies and loves to explore, experiment and evolve. He likes to mentor tech startups 
 

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Malini Rao

Global Head -Cybersecurity Engineering, Operations & Investigations, Wipro

Malini Rao brings two decades of experience in cybersecurity. Ms. Rao has extensive experience and expertise working globally for Fortune 500 clients in various areas of cybersecurity such as Cyber Defense, Forensics investigations, application security, cloud security, DevSecOps, data security, governance, risk and compliance management, cyber risk management, IOT security and identity and access management.
 
Malini has managed large multimillion dollar projects and large teams globally. She has rich experience working in various industry verticals. Malini Rao is a recognized leader and has taken up roles as a program manager, Global CISO, Head of Cybersecurity operations and as global Cybersecurity Practice Head in the various roles she has taken on over the years. Ms. Rao is also a global woman in cybersecurity influencer and board member of women in cybersecurity community. She has received many recognitions and awards for her contributions as cybersecurity influencer and Innovative CISO. Malini Rao is a CISSP, CISM, C|CISO certified security professional and an international speaker. Malini Rao has most recently managed projects under her leadership such as data security, DLP solutions, AI/ML automation for cybersecurity operations, Service now integration, Endpoint detection & response implementation, zero trust architecture and insider threat programs. 

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Mansi Thapar

Divisional Head – Global Cyber Security, Apollo Tyres

Mansi is a strategic planner and thinker with 21 years’ experience in all verticals of IT, be it SDLC, information security, programme management, operations, business processes, business excellence, or analytics. She has prestigious certifications like PMP & Six Sigma Black Belt, ITIL, ISO 27001 Implementer, and PCI DSS compliance under her belt. The above combination provides her an edge to better understand business processes, people, and technology, allowing her to plan, monitor, and implement information programs across the organization. 

She is also on the advisory board for EC-Council’s CASE certification, CyberED and has bagged many awards in the information technology and security space. She firmly believes in giving back to the community and has done numerous webinars, seminars, panel discussions, and white papers to share knowledge, in addition to several projects for the upliftment of women in IT and information security.
 

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Mathan Babu Kasilingam

CISO, Vodafone Idea

Mathan is the Chief Information Security Officer of Vodafone Idea Limited who has over 20 years of experience in the field of Information and Cyber Security. Mathan was with NPCI as CISO & HDFC Bank as the Head of Cyber Security Solutions and Operations prior to joining Vi.


He was instrumental in building a robust Cyber Security defense and response mechanism for these organisations. Mathan has held various positions in the field of Information and Cyber Security across multiple leading Cyber Security firms till 2014. Mathan achieved his CISSP in the year 2006.

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Meetali Sharma

Corporate Head - Risk, Compliance & Information Security, SDG Software

Meetali Sharma is the Corporate head of risk, compliance & Information Security at SDG Software and also a member of Incident Handler’s Advisory Board- ECIH (E-Council) with an overall experience of over 2 decades in Information Security. She has also worked on several information security assignments covering consulting and solution-driven approach including - Information Security Incident Management, Information Security Risk Management, Training and Awareness, Information Security Measurement Program implementation, CMMi implementation for Development and Services.


Meetali had led teams for conducting Internal Risk Assessments, providing strategic consulting in improving measurement and compliance programs based on ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Contractual Requirements (MSA/SOW), Legal/Regulatory/Statutory Requirements, Client Policies and Procedures, Quality Management System, Operational Risk, IT Security.

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Mohd. Shadab Siddiqui

VP & CISO, Hotstar

Mohd. Shadab is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer with repeated success delivering innovative security programs to safeguard billion-dollar enterprises at every touchpoint. Intensely focused on driving continuous improvement that maximizes securityprogram efficiency and minimizes costs. He enables organizations to have global footprint in a secure manner in geographies like AU/NZ/UK/US/CA/MY/TH/SG/IN and many more. 


He is an experienced in E-commerce, payment gateways, mobile security, logistic product, Digital signing, Docker/Infra Security, plugging security as part of SDLC to name and few others. Siddiqui is also skilled at cross-functional team leadership, information security, highly scalable systems, sharp problem solving, payments, fraud, and trust, data-driven decision making, stakeholder management, and building and leading high-performance teams.

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Muneer KongaWani

CISO, J&K Bank

Muneer H. KongaWani is currently the CISO and Head of Enterprise Networks at J&K Bank. He is a distinguished senior level information communication technology and security specialist. With over 25 years of extensive international experience, he has worked across business critical IT, security programs and initiatives within IT, telecommunications, BFSI, defense, and manufacturing environments.

 

Muneer has a strong foundation and extensive cross functional experience in Information systems security services and information technology consulting and management, architecture and design, full project life cycle management, client/vendor relationship management and technology operations and management.    

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Navaneethan M

VP – CISO & Head IT, Groww

Navaneethan is a senior leader in cybersecurity and data protection, passionate about building robust solutions which add value to everyone's life. Navaneethan N comes with more than 18 years of experience in various areas of cybersecurity and risk management across organisations such as PayU, Deloitte, Capgemini, among others.

 

He brings expertise in CISO/CIO operations, strategic cybersecurity account management, enterprise security and risk management, cyber emerging technology, cyber threat landscape, hacking and countermeasures, business development, cybersecurity business operations, program management and people leadership. He is known for taking up challenging projects in a reputed group for Cyber security/Business continuity, Data Privacy/ GDPR, Cloud security, Threat Management, Risk Management and SOC. Navaneethan loves to meet investors, sales leaders and branding folks.

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Pankaj Chawla

Head of Solutions Architect, SAARC, Infoblox

Pankaj Chawla is the Head of Solutions Architect, SAARC at Infoblox. In this role, he leads the team of Customer Solution Architects across the region. With nearly two decades of cybersecurity industry experience, Pankaj has helped some of the largest Enterprise, Telecom, BFSI and IT/ITES customers in their digital transformation journey by leveraging cybersecurity as a key technology.
 

Pankaj has previously worked in technology leadership roles at Palo Alto Networks, F5 Networks and Radware. Pankaj holds a master’s degree in Computer Science.

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Rohit Singh

Senior Manager - Cybersecurity & IT, People Interactive (Shaadi.com)  

Rohit is currently working with People Interactive (Shaadi.com) as Senior Manager - Cybersecurity & IT. Prior to that, he was with Shri Arihant Co-Op Bank Ltd. as Head - IT & Digital Banking from June 2010. Rohit has successfully implemented MPLS Connectivity, Firewall deployments in branches & data center; CTS Clearing, NACH, ATM Card ( NFS Rupay), Ecommerce, EMV Certification, IMPS credit & Internet Viewing.

His expertise lies in CBS UAT, Risk & Security Compliance, meetings with vendors, connectivity & coordinate with vendor SLA, Data Center Management, DR Managment, Hardware/Server Procurement, asset Management, Firewall Management including policy creation, Payment Certification & Documentations, End user Support, Vendor management, Discussing on projects and taking quotation and presenting in Board for approval.

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Ruby Mishra

National IT Security Officer, KPMG India

A Cybersecurity and Data privacy professional, leader & strategist with over 17 years of rich & insightful global experience in Telecom, BFSI, and consulting industries. A 'thought leader' acting as a conduit between the business and the technology devising a short- and long-term security and privacy roadmap to drive the strategy and compliances across the organization. 

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Satbir Singh

Head Sales Engineering India & SAARC, CrowdStrike

Satbir Singh has over a decade of experience across various domains like Endpoint Security, Application Security, Network Security, Business Continuity Planning, Compliance and Risk Management. He has been instrumental in defining strong security architecture for many key customers in verticals of BFSI, Government, Manufacturing, IT&ITES etc. 
 
Currently, he is working as a Tech. Lead at CrowdStrike for India & SAARC, working closely with customers in identifying their current challenges, emerging security threats and business requirements to deliver effective security outcomes in the areas of breach prevention and breach investigations. He has abundant experience in endpoint space. Prior to CrowdStrike, he was working as Endpoint Practice Head of Asia Pacific

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Shweta Srivastava

CTO, Paul Merchants Finance

Shweta is instrumental in creating a tech-driven ecosystem that seamlessly aligns with the company’s business strategy and leading their overall technology transformation goals. She has proven competency in suggesting appropriate as well as technology-based solutions for enhancing functional efficiency of the organization and achieving business excellence. Shweta has more than 18 years of experience in Technology Roadmap Planning, Product Engineering ownership, Mentoring & Building high performance team, Cloud Computing and Compliance Management. She has worked in industries like Healthcare, Education, BFSI. 

Shweta has certifications in Prince 2 & ITIL V3, Certified Data Protection Professional.
She has received multiple industry recognitions including Champion 'Tech Woman' of the Year, Women Leadership Influencer Awards, CIO100 AWARD from IDG, CIO1000 APAC Awards 2021, CIO 500 - CIO of the Year 2019, InfoSec Maestro Award 2019, ET CIO Annual Conclave Awards 2019, Most Innovative CIO 2018, Next100 CIO 2018.

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Shishir Singh

EVP & CTO, BlackBerry Cybersecurity  

Shishir is an entrepreneur, visionary and technologist with experience in building successful cyber security companies. A proven operating executive with well-rounded technical, business and people skills who leads organizations to effectively achieve objectives and growth. He has led $1B+ in product revenue for XDR, EDR, ZTNA & SASE (Endpoint, Network and Cloud security) products, with specific focus around innovative, modular, and modern architecture. 

He has also led teams of 1800+, constituting Product Development, Product Management, Customer Success, PS, Marketing, Business Development, Strategy, and Cloud Operation spread across all the three major continents (USA, EMEA and APAC). He worked closely with customers and analysts to define and influence the market for MDR/XDR, ZTNA and SASE in the context of SOC and incident management for the emerging cloud applications using effective analytics based on deep learning and AI techniques.
 

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Sivarama Krishnan

Leader - Risk Services (India) and Leader, ASIAPAC Cyber-Security, PwC

Sivarama Krishnan heads the APAC cybersecurity& Privacy Practice with over USD 200 Mn revenue spreading across 36 countries in Asiapac apart from leading the Risk consulting business for India market. Being a business evangelist with over 25 Years of experience with PwC India , he has evolved as an organizational leader specialized in developing Cyber Security strategies for organizations, designing IT architecture, regulatory compliance frameworks, Risk Management Policies and Procedures & setting up IS security frameworks for banks, Large companies and Governments in India and abroad. 
 
His professional experience encompasses setting up businesses services in Financial, Risk Assurance, Forensics, E- Governance and Tech Solutions within the firm and across diverse sectors including the Government, BFSI, FMCG, Energy, Oil & Gas , metals & mining, Infrastructure , healthcare etc. driving end to end strategy through execution capabilities of a 600 member team., apart from being a part of several industries initiatives carried out by industry bodies such as ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM, DSCI, etc. He is a Chartered Accountant (from ICAI) and an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

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Varundeep Kaur 

CIO, Spice Money

Varundeep Kaur carries rich 19 yrs experience into various roles into technology field. As CIO, she is charged with creation of strategic technology/IT initiatives that align with Spice Money Limited, it’s culture and long-term goals. She is responsible for building financial services platform that enables Spice Money as most trust rural fintech brand. She engineered a number of important changes to IT, among these were substantial initiatives of building scalable infrastructure and ecosystem, adoption of automation, low code no code applications and modernization of IT infrastructure. She is well versed with technology design, building applications for scale, DWH, BI, project management, strategic initiatives.
 
Prior to this, she has served at MTS and Spice Communications Limited. She is gold medalist in Computer Science and Engg. Along with this, she has done PGDBA (Operations), PGD in Data Science, OCP, ITIL, PMP

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Vikas Malhotra

Country Manager, LastPass

Vikas is an astute & result oriented business leader with over two decades of IT Industry experience helping organizations achieve substantial business outcomes by providing niche technology solutions. As an experienced professional in the information and communication technology industry, Vikas has led partnerships with customers across different verticals and diverse businesses. Vikas has to his credit the success at Wipro, Dell, Symantec, Oracle, LogMeIn and now with Lastpass in India.

 

Vikas has driven strategic business growth in the marketplace for the organizations and has successfully developed & leveraged relationships toward the achievement of business plans and high levels of customer satisfaction. In his current role, he is responsible for building & leading the Lastpass business in India & SAARC.

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Vishak Raman

Vice President of Sales, India, SAARC & Southeast Asia, FORTINET

Vishak Raman brings with him over two decades of experience in the cybersecurity space with proven expertise in product management, sales, marketing, and business development. Earlier as the Senior Regional Director, India & SAARC at Fortinet, he was instrumental in establishing and growing Fortinet’s technology leadership and success story in India. He also set up a first-of-its-kind Technical Assistance Center at Bangalore which has over 200 engineers who provide 24/7 support to Fortinet’s customers in India and the Middle East.


Prior to re-joining Fortinet, he was Director of Security Business, India & SAARC at Cisco. Vishak who holds an engineering degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM Ahmedabad, has also worked in various management roles at FireEye, Tata Communications, WatchGuard, Sify and HCl Technologies.

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Yogesh Gupta

Director - Content & Communities, Foundry

Yogesh is the Director of Content & Communities - India at Foundry, the world’s largest technology media, research and data services conglomerate. Recently he was the executive editor at Foundry for over seven years. Today, he spearheads the editorial and content curation for digital & events (physical, virtual) since more than 14 years for Foundry global brands -- CIO, ComputerWorld & CSO – in India.

A keynote speaker, an events host and knowledge navigator, he influences the technologists’ readers (CIOs, CSOs, CDOs, ITDMs, Channels) across the enterprise technology ecosystem in India and globally. He is a social media influencer with the CIO, Channels and OEM community. In 2019, Yogesh was recognized as ‘Star Editor’ or ‘B2B Influential Editor’ from an elite list of 26 tech editors across Foundry globally. With 18+ years experience in media industry, he kick-started his journalism career with The Times of India in 2003 as a retainer reporter. He holds a Computer Engineering degree from Mumbai University.

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