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Dr. Ajay  Kumar (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India)

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India

As the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, he is responsible for coordinating the Digital India programme. This includes coordinating with concerned Ministries/State Governments/agencies in public and private sector for development of policies/frameworks and implementation of projects for three key pillars of Digital India: namely, Digital infrastructure, provision of Digital Services; and Digital empowerment of society. Is also coordinating the promotion of Electronic Design and Manufacturing Industry in the country. Has also initiated several programmes to develop and promote innovation in Electronics and ICT sector. Is also looking after all matters relating to Internet Governance and skill development in areas of Electronics and ICT.

Dr. Kumar is also looking after Cyber Security related matters including India CERT. Is also responsible for administration of IT Act and Rules in the country. He is also Asia Pacific representative on Number Resource Organization of ICANN for 2015 and 2016 in my personal capacity.

Rudra Murthy (CISO, Digital India, Ministry of Home Affairs)

Rudra Murthy

CISO, Digital India, Ministry of Home Affairs

Murthy is an IT and Security evangelist with diversified Leadership experience in Strategizing, architecting and Executing IT and Information Security services. Currently, he is CISO for Ministry of Home Affairs under Digital India program, in the past, he has held positions like CISO for India's prestigious program UIDAI, Sr principal consultant, program manager and advisor for very large scale programs across the globe. He has proven leadership skills in the management of large teams, complex programs, and customer portfolio across Government, Telecom, IT and BSFI industry segments. He holds MS in Computers and pursuing his Doctorate, he also holds certification like CISM, ACC, ITIL, MCSE

Raj Kumar  Srivastava (Managing Director, Karnataka State Electronics, Development Corporation Limited)

Raj Kumar Srivastava

Managing Director, Karnataka State Electronics, Development Corporation Limited
Rajiv R Chetwani (Director, Information Systems Programme Office, Indian Space Research Organisation)

Rajiv R Chetwani

Director, Information Systems Programme Office, Indian Space Research Organisation

Rajiv R Chetwani completed his BE (Electrical Engineering) in 1989 and ME (Computer Engineering) in 1996. He is an alumni of International Space University (ISU) and has successfully completed Space Studies Program in 2012, which was jointly conducted by ISU; Kennedy Space Center, NASA and Florida Institute of Technology in U.S.

Currently he is Director, Information Systems Programme Office at ISRO HQ, Bengaluru. Prior to this, he has held the position of Division Head, Software Quality Assurance Division, Systems Reliability Group and Division Head, Central Computer Systems Division, Computers and Information Group, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bengaluru.

Before joining ISRO in March 1997, he worked in TATA Special Steels Limited, TARAPUR and Devi Ahilya University, Indore. He is a member of ISRO Software Control Board, the Apex body for ISRO software
standardization. He is ISRO nominee in “The Software and Systems Engineering Sectional Committee” of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

He has received ISRO’s team excellence award for 2015. In July 2015, he, as part of the Mars Orbiter Mission Testing Team, received Testing award in Next Generation Testing Conference. He is also the recipient of Brigadier ML Anand IETE national award in 2007. He has organized ESSRI-2016 – Enabling Spacecraft Systems Realization through Industries held on June 23, 2016 where more than 100 industry delegates participated and also ISRO level Quality Day on February 19, 2015. He was the chairman of organizing committee for the conference “Computer Technology Space” (CTS 2011) and Convener for Technical Program Committee of EDP STP – ISAC Module for the 50 senior officers of ISRO. He has also been member of organizing committees for various national and international conferences like International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2007), Committee for Space Research (COSPAR 2012), Space Based Navigation Conference (SBN 2013), etc. He delivered an invited lecture during Golden Jubilee Lecture Series of DAVV, Indore in October 2014. He has also delivered lectures at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Department of Atomic Energy and Defense Institute of Quality Assurance. He is chairing various Inter-centre technical committees in ISRO and has participated as member in Karnataka State Government technical committees.

Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy (Director General, National Cyber Safety & Security Standards)

Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy

Director General, National Cyber Safety & Security Standards

Dr. Reddy is the Director General of the National Cyber Safety & Security Standards of India. He is currently a Board Member at the National Cyber Defence Research Centre and Village Development Corporation. Dr. Reddy is a member of National Cyber Crime Reference Handbook and the Project Architect of MSME CONNECT, both of which are joint initiatives by NCSSS and Ministry of MSME, Government of India. He is a high level committee member and a standard formation committee of the National Institute of Cyber Security and National Cyber Safety and Security Standards respectively. In addition, Dr. Reddy is the Summit Head of the National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit in 2014 and 2015. He is one of the founding members of Justice Mohan Children's University and Recruitment Analysis Council. Dr. Reddy graduated with a B. E. degree in Computer Science Engineering. He also has an MBA in Finance and a PhD in Knowledge Management.

Jim Reavis (Co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance)

Jim Reavis

Co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance

For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim is helping shape the future of information security and related technology industries as co-founder, CEO and driving force of the Cloud Security Alliance. Jim has been named as one of the Top 10 cloud computing leaders by

Jim is the President of Reavis Consulting Group, LLC, where he advises security companies, governments, large enterprises and other organizations on the implications of new trends such as Cloud, Mobility, Internet of Things and how to take advantage of them. Jim founded SecurityPortal, the Internet’s largest website devoted to information security in 1998, and guided it until a successful exit in 2000. Jim has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures that have achieved a successful M&A exit or IPO. Jim is widely quoted in the press and has worked with hundreds of corporations on their information security strategy and technology roadmap. Jim has a background in networking technologies, marketing, product management and systems integration. Jim received a B.A. in Business Administration / Computer Science from Western Washington University in 1987 and serves on WWU’s alumni board.

Pavan  Duggal (President, Cyberlaws.Net)

Pavan Duggal

President, Cyberlaws.Net

Pavan Duggal who is the President of Cyberlaws.Net, has been working in the pioneering area of Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law & Mobile Law. While a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an Expert and Authority on Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law and E-commerce law.

Pavan Duggal has been acknowledged as one of the top 4 Cyber Lawyers around the world.WDD [World Domain Day] recognizes Pavan Duggal as one of the top 10 Cyber Lawyers around the world.

His empanelment as a consultant to UNCTAD and UNESCAP on Cyber Law and Cyber Crime respectively, membership of the AFACT Legal Working Group of the UN / CEFAT, consulting as an expert with the Council Of Europe on Cyber Crime, inclusion in the Board of Experts of European Commission’s Dr. E-commerce and his work as an expert authority on a Cyber Law primer for E-ASEAN Task Force and as a reviewer for Asian Development Bank speaks volumes of his worldwide acceptance as an authority. Pavan is the President of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia’s pioneering organization committed to the passing of dynamic cyber laws in the Asian continent. Pavan is also a member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Panel of Neutrals. As an internationally renowned Cyber law and Cyber security subject expert, at the world stage during the High-Level Policy Statement delivered by him at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, UNCTAD & UNDP in Geneva, Switzerland from 25th May – 29th May, 2015 Pavan Duggal has recommended the need for coming up with an #International #Convention on Cyberlaw & Cyber Security.

Dr. Meng  Chow Kang (Chief Information Security Officer, APJC Region, Cisco Systems, Inc.)

Dr. Meng Chow Kang

Chief Information Security Officer, APJC Region, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. Meng-Chow Kang has been a practicing information security professional for more than 25 years of field experience spanning from technical to management in the various information security and risk management roles and organizations, including the Singapore government, major multi-nationals financial institutions, and global security and technology providers. Over the years, his experience includes a wide spectrum of information security domains, including policies development and study, awareness and competency training, security architecture design, development, and implementation, security testing, security products research and development, third-parties security management, joint-venture and business partnership security plan and implementation, incident investigation, security operations management, security standards development, ISO/IEC 27001 certification implementation and maintenance, and teaching the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge, and courses on information security management. Along with his practice, Dr. Kang has been conducting research on information security management. One of the outcomes was the publication of the book,"Responsive Security - Be ready to be secure", by CRC Press in Oct 2013.

Vishal  Salvi  (Chief Information Security Officer and SVP, Infosys)

Vishal Salvi

Chief Information Security Officer and SVP, Infosys

Vishal Salvi is Chief Information Security Officer and SVP in Infosys. Vishal has 23+ years of industry experience in IT Service Delivery and Cyber Security and has previously worked in Crompton Greaves, Development Credit Bank, Global Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, HDFC Bank & PwC. Vishal has extensive management and domain experience in driving the Information & Cyber Security programs in all key aspects i.e. Policy, Standards, Procedures, Awareness, Identity & Access Management, IT-GRC, Network Security, Incident Response, Security Analytics, Visualization, Threat Intelligence, Security Monitoring, Malware protection, Security configuration, Compliance, On-line Banking and e-commerce, Cryptography, Data Protection, Third Party Management, Business Continuity Planning. Vishal has traveled extensively and is a well-known leader in information security industry within India as well as globally.

Aloysius  Cheang (Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Cloud Security Alliance)

Aloysius Cheang

Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific, Cloud Security Alliance

Aloysius Cheang is a cybersecurity enthusiast first and a senior business executive second. He has extensive experience in managing and delivering direct business values in strategic, complex multi-million dollar information technology (IT) program and business projects for Global 500 organizations worldwide. In his line of work, Aloysius has managed large multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team spread across 5 continents and 4 major time zones, many a time building up the business from scratch.
Currently the Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific for the CSA, Aloysius is instrumental for the superlative expansion of CSA in Asia including China, Japan and Korea in East Asia to India in South Asia and Oceania countries in the Pacific, obtaining critical executive buy-in from both the private and public sectors. He is also influential in political and economic groups such as the ISO, INTERPOL, ITU-T, APCERP and ASEAN. In addition, he is responsible for the organization’s standardization efforts as the Chief Standards Officer. Prior to the CSA, Aloysius was the global Head of Security with one of the largest telecommunication company in the world and the Technology Practice Leader covering Asia and the Middle East for a leading management consulting firm. He holds B.Sc (Hons) and Masters in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore and is an adjunct professor with a couple of universities.

Mandar  Kulkarni (Director - Cloud and Datacenter Programs, Microsoft)

Mandar Kulkarni

Director - Cloud and Datacenter Programs, Microsoft

Mandar Kulkarni is Director of Cloud and Datacenter Programs for Microsoft, India. In this role he is leads Microsoft’s India cloud initiative. He is responsible for service readiness, market readiness, internal organization readiness and regulatory environment readiness for Microsoft’s cloud services. Mandar program managed roll out of Microsoft’s Cloud services - Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online from Indian datacenters. He is responsible for creating and launching various programs in the market to make these services successful. Mandar is also working with partner ecosystem at Microsoft for delivering these services to customers. Finally, he is closely working with customers and regulators to ensure these cloud services are well adopted across different industry verticals.

Mandar’s key areas of strengths are creating new services and a scalable organization to

support them, deep understanding of IT processes, customer focus and strong emphasis on


Mandar is a graduate in Electronics Engineering (BE) from Pune University, India.  He has many industry certifications like MCSE, CCNA, ITIL, etc. He is a PMP trained professional.  He has also completed his Executive Management Program from Indian Institute of Management - Kolkata (IIM-C) and Executing Growth Strategies Program from The Wharton
School, University of Pennsylvania.  

Mandar is a leading speaker on Cloud, DR, IT Service Management and automation in India, speaking at many industry events like NASSCOM, IRE, Datacenter GreenTech, Microsoft TechEd, EMC Forum, etc. and management institutions. He has also authored many white papers and articles in these areas.

Keng  Lee (COO, Tanosecure)

Keng Lee

COO, Tanosecure

Keng Lee is currently the COO of Tanosecure. He has been in e-government profession for over 20 years and has served as an Advisor for Taiwan-India collaboration, Government of Taiwan. He won Best E-Government Project award 2001 Taiwan and has worked on “Taiwan government smart accounting framework system”,world e-government association report, 2001. He holds Master of Computer Science from Utah State University.

Salil  Aroskar  (Senior Manager - Information Security Risk Management, VMware)

Salil Aroskar

Senior Manager - Information Security Risk Management, VMware

Salil is passionate about Information Security Risk Management. He has worked in diverse industries like consumer electronics, manufacturing, retail, BFSI and IT/ITES and across multiple geographies having worked with Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australia / New Zealand, South Africa and Middle East regions. He is an Information Security &Risk Management professional with 13 years of experience in industry domains like Consumer Electronics, Manufacturing, Retail, BFSI, &IT/ITES.
In his current role, Salil leads the information security risk management program for VMware.

Madhav  Chablani (Chairman, CSA NCR Chapter)

Madhav Chablani

Chairman, CSA NCR Chapter

Madhav is Consulting CIO, Intrapreneur, Advisor , Architect, Analyst and Auditor. He is the Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance NCR Chapter. He engages in consulting assignments , developing , managing and advising global enterprise clients to succeed on IT Governance, Strategy , Enterprise IT Performance , Risk Management , Compliance & Sustainability , Audits and Assurance , Strategic IT Outsourcing , distilling digital strategies and transformation in enterprises , in organizational change management programs & Transformation initiatives, enriched outsourced delivery capabilities , Practice-level competency requirements , Technology Solutions & Enterprise Information Architectures & Integration , that minimize risks in an enterprise and align in creating business value .

He is passionate , Innovative , being customer focused & committed for value delivery , a professional with over 25+ years of proven success , has worked with Protiviti, HP Consulting, NIIT Technologies, Agilent , Xansa , PCS and WIPRO on both domestic and global offshore projects and consulting assignments. Mentoring start-ups in APAC region - for product development / innovation, service delivery, business development, client relationship & P&L management – Fintech , Healthtech , Cloud Security. Orchestrates with Governments , Industry and Academia for building Advocacy and thought alignment ,for communities - CSA , CCICI , ISACA and IAMI. Involved in Smart City ICT Standardization in India , ITU-T & NIST ( Cyber Physical Systems )

He is engaged in working groups for thought aggregation and building knowledge components which could be adopted in , e-Gov Cloud Reference architecture | Framework for Multi Vendor Cloud Services Orchestration | IOT4Smart Cities – Security Architecture | IOT4Healthcare – Connected Healthcare – Designing Secure IoT Devices  | Converged Vehicles Framework - Transportation

Biswajit De (Sr. Technical Consultant, Trend Micro)

Biswajit De

Sr. Technical Consultant, Trend Micro

Biswajit De is the Sr Technical Consultant for Trend Micro in India. He is responsible for consulting customers to outline short term and long term plans on Security protection. Biswajit assist’s customers to overcome challenges related to information protection, guiding them from understanding and acquiring a technical solution to deployment and its sustenance.
With a career spanning 9 years in technology companies like Barracuda Networks, Nevis Networks . Biswajit is a veteran in areas of information security, Advance threats and Data loss prevention. He is regular speaker at multiple Security Events and Seminars like IT Security Summit etc.
His experience has largely been in the IT, ITes and telecom industry, contributing to the design and architecture of datacenter solutions to support business agility. Biswajit has been instrumental in enabling customers to shift to new technologies without any disruption and provide awareness on latest technology.

Mohan Jayaramappa (Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services)

Mohan Jayaramappa

Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services

Mohan Jayaramappa is a Senior Consultant in Tata Consultancy Services based out of Bangalore. He heads the Product Trustworthy Center of Excellence that is responsible for ensuring software products have High Security, High Performance with optimal infrastructure. He has overall experience of 27 years and has worked in various technical and techno-managerial positions in multiple technologies. He has published articles in technical journals and is inventor of 2 granted patents.

Clayton  Jones  (Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)²)

Clayton Jones

Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, (ISC)²

Mr. Jones has been involved in the professional education services industry for more than a decade in the U.S. and Asia. His experience spans business unit management, and mergers and acquisitions, including corporate restructuring. Based at (ISC)² regional headquarters in Hong Kong, he is responsible for the overall operations of (ISC)² in the region and supporting the organization's vision. Clayton has led the establishment of (ISC)² offices in Japan, China and most recently India. He also works with different government agencies and corporations advising on workforce development within the information security profession. He is a regular speaker at information security events in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong. Clayton has a B.Com from Calcutta University and a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta). In April 2009, Clayton received the Membership Growth and Support Award during the (ISC)² 20th Anniversary Founders Celebration in recognition of his contributions to the development and growth of (ISC)² credentials and the profession in the Asia-Pacific region.

Monnappa  K A (Information security investigator, Cisco Systems)

Monnappa K A

Information security investigator, Cisco Systems

Monnappa K A works with Cisco Systems as information security investigator focusing on threat intelligence, investigation of advanced cyber attacks, researching on cyber espionage and APT attacks. He is author of Limon sandbox (for analyzing Linux malwares). He is a core member of the cyber security research community "Cysinfo" ( His fields of interest include malware analysis, reverse engineering, memory forensics, and threat intelligence. He has presented at security conferences like Black Hat, FIRST, 4SICS-SCADA/ICS summit, DSCI, National Cyber Defence Summit and Cysinfo meetings on various topics which include memory forensics, malware analysis, rootkit analysis, and has conducted trainings at FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security teams) conference and 4SICS-SCADA/ICS cyber security summit. He has also authored various articles in Hakin9, eForensics, and Hack[In]sight magazines.

Juanita  Koilpillai  (Founder & CEO, Waverley Labs)

Juanita Koilpillai

Founder & CEO, Waverley Labs

Juanita Koilpillai is Founder & CEO of Waverley Labs, a pioneer in software-defined perimeters (SDP) and digital risk management solutions. She has 30 years’ experience researching and developing systems in computer security, network management and real-time distributed software. She leads the open source software-defined perimeter (SDP) effort for ‘black’ apps in the cloud with the Cloud Security Alliance and is an active contributor to NIST leading the creation of a security risk index system for moving apps to the cloud (NIST 500-299). She was a key member of FEMA’s Enterprise Security Management Team and served as Principle Investigator for several DoD initiatives. She co-founded CyberWolf - an advanced automated attack warning system deployed by government and later acquired by Symantec.

Dr. Debabrata  Nayak (Chief  Security Officer, Huawei)

Dr. Debabrata Nayak

Chief Security Officer, Huawei

Dr.Debabrata Nayak has completed his PhD in wireless security from IIT Bombay. And has been working on security domain in last 19 years. He has been working in Huawei Telecom as Chief Security Officer. Obtained Masters degree from NIT Rourkela, specialized in Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Internet security. Covering wide areas such as Security system Performance evaluation, Design of secure cryptographic system, Wireless Security policy design, and implementation. He designed Security solution for INFINET (Indian Financial Network for RBI).IPv6 migration of INFINET.IPv6 Security for Indian financial network with C-DoT ,Leading IPv6 migration and security strategies in Huawei platform development for various products, Some of the technology related IPv6 project done are IPv6 migration,SEND,IPv6 Firewall ,IPv6 attack module simulation and PKI for IPv6, Currently guiding Enterprise security, Consumer security and Mobile broadband security(MBB).He has presented 62 papers at international conferences and technical journals. He was an active member of STIG (DoD) and reviewed guideline for Unix STIG and Network STIG. He has worked with Motorola as Senior Security Architect, Reserve Bank of India as Information Security officer, and with Tata Elxsi as Security expert. He has extensively worked on LTE Security and WiMax Security. He was a consultant to various financial institutes for implementation of standards such as BS7799 and ISO 17799. He was also involved in
Ministry of Communication and IT of India for Secure mCheque project in IDRBT.Recently presented 10 Cloud computing security Paper in ITU,CJK Korea, China and various international conference India like ASSOCHAM Cybersecurity conference,wireless vitae.He was the Head of Patent /innovation Huawei India, He is the member of CII Innovation group.He is a Chairman of Global ICT Forum of India SIG.He is Co-Chairman for Assocham Cyber Law and IT act 2012, Chairman for Huawei Senior security Expert Management Committee 2011-2012, International Association for Cryptological Research, Motorola information assurance forum for 3 years, WiMax Forum (GWRG Group), LTE
Forum (BWA Group), 3GPP SA3 Security, Cloud Security Alliance, IEEE Security and privacy and Cryptology Research Society of India , and Key member in ITU SG17 Security (Cybex- deals country specific Security), China-Japan-Korea Security Committee. NIST Cloud Computing security group. He is a member of QoS Working group of TEC (DOT), He is a member of Assocham National security Group,Member of ETSI IPR special committee.

Pamela Kumar (Vice President & Founding Chair, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India)

Pamela Kumar

Vice President & Founding Chair, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India

Since October 2012 Pamela has been working as the Founding Chair and then the Vice President the CLOUD COMPUTING INNOVATION COUNCIL of India, a not for profit society. CCICI is an open forum bringing together technology experts across industry, academia and government to collaborate and innovate around Cloud Computing Technologies, with the twin objectives of:
- enabling rapid deployment of cloud computing in India
- as well as accelerating the emergence of the Indian ecosystem as a global leader
We are currently involved in consultations on Digital Locker, Cloud Strategy and IoT for SMART CITIES with DeitY.
Pamela is also an active Governing Board member for IFTAS (Indian Financial Technologies and Allied Services) and PEC University of Technology.

Pamela did a short stint at HP Enterprise Group R&D Lab in 2014/15. as Senior Director of the Advanced Systems Engineering Lab involved in development of next generation data center infrastructure.

From 2007 to 2013, Pamela held various executive positions in the IBM India Systems and Technology (STG) Lab. As Director of the Technology & Semiconductor Lab and later the Storage and Networking lab she helped establish globally integrated labs working on cutting edge technology and product development in the areas of nanotechnology, processor & ASIC technologies as well as mid-range & high-end scale-out NAS storage and FCoE networking solutions.

From 1999 – 2007 she held various positions at Texas Instruments (TI) India. As Director of Cellular Systems SW she was a key leader in creation of a $2.5 B business around single chip cell phone solution for emerging markets. As General Manager Broadband she led the PacketCable (voice over cable) solution development to create a $100 Million business. She holds 4 patents and 3 publications at USPTO associated with Networking Accelerators.

Pamela was the first ever appointee from India in the IEEE Standards Association – Board of Governors, as the Member at large for 2011/12. She also held the position of Chair for IEEE Computer Society and in the executive committee of IEEE Bangalore Section. She is currently driving Industry Relations for IEEE Region10, co-chair for IEEE ANTS Conference and is a member of the IEEE Charles Steinmetz Award Review Board.

Pamela brings with her an experience of 30+ years in the communications, computers and semiconductor industry. She spent the first 10 years of her career at AT&T, Bell Labs in USA and at C-DOT in Bangalore. Pamela completed her Bachelor of Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Electronics & Electrical Communication & her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, USA. She has also completed her Executive Management Program at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.


Rakesh Kumar

Senior Tech Trainer, Fortinet Technologies
Jeffrey Lau (Platform Lead, Ribose)

Jeffrey Lau

Platform Lead, Ribose

Jeffrey is Ribose's Platform Lead, responsible for service-wide improvements of the Ribose secure collaboration platform. With a decade of software engineering experience, he holds bachelors and masters degrees in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He is passionate in protecting individual privacy rights, particularly on the privacy impact of technology as well as methods to mitigate them through technology. Jeffrey is a part of the CSA SaaS Governance and Internet of Things working groups, serves technical committees at the OpenID Foundation and is a lead auditor in information security management systems (ISO/IEC 27001), IT service management (ISO/IEC 20000-1) as well as business continuity management systems (ISO 22301).

Benildus  Nadar (Chair, CSA India Regional Coordinating Body)

Benildus Nadar

Chair, CSA India Regional Coordinating Body

Competent and dynamic Security Professional offering a distinguished career of donning leadership roles with insightful exposure to IT Consulting, Global IT Management, Business Delivery and Roll-out, Planning, and Vision for future projects / requirement, and Technology Management etc. Techno-savvy with comprehensive experience in formulating robust IT strategies coupled with hands on expertise in managing & leading teams for running successful process operations & developing Business Continuity Plans, Procedures, and Service Standards for Business Excellence.

Prior to joining Deep Identity ,Benil held key leadership position within Ericsson, IBM , Fidelity Investments , COMODO and IDBI.

Benil holds MBA in Cyber Law and RISK Management , CISM , CRISC , CCSK , TOGAF. CeH, CHFI, CPISI, CIPP / IT.

Narayan  Neelakantan (Former CISO, National Stock Exchange of India Limited)

Narayan Neelakantan

Former CISO, National Stock Exchange of India Limited

With more than 16 years of experience in the area of Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance and IT Infrastructure, Narayan is an entrepreneur & an innovative thought leader responsible for strategizing, implementing and maturing Risk Management & Cyber Security.

He has successfully established Anzen Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a security consulting and services company.

Prior to establishing Anzen Technologies, he worked with National Stock Exchange (NSE)as Head – IT Risk & Compliance & CISO. During his role at NSE, he built robust & successful organization wide security programs, including “Governance, Risk and Compliance” and Security Operations Center (SOC) by leveraging his strong Risk acumen and deep technical background in IT infrastructure.

He has been a visionary and driving force in building NSE’s IT Risk Management strategic plan, roadmap, methodology, policies, organizational model, staffing, governance, and reporting from the ground up. Narayan has been an early adopter of cutting edge technologies and has been amongst the first ones in India to successfully implement technologies such as Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM), Anomaly Detection Systems etc. He conceptualized a strategic program to build a state of the art system to strengthen the organization’s Situational Awareness & Response capabilities against advanced threats.

Narayan is a well-known speaker at various national and international conferences where he shares his passion, views & concerns on Cyber Security. He also publishes articles related to Cyber Security. He has been featured on national newspapers. He is on the advisory board of the Cyber Security Research Institute (UK) and member of several security forums. Narayan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He also has many certifications to his credit such as CISA, ISO 27001 LA, SANS - GSEC, GCIH & GWEB.

Sandip Kumar Panda (CEO, Instasafe)

Sandip Kumar Panda

CEO, Instasafe

Sandip Kumar Panda is the Co-Founder & CEO of InstaSafe Technologies Pvt Ltd, an industry leading Security-as- a-Service vendor changing the landscape of cybersecurity.

Sandip has a 10-year background in Information Security domain before turning entrepreneur. His security domain knowledge and expertise comes from having worked in different portfolios across organisations right from managing Channels for Wipro & Symantec to leading the country sales for Bluecoat and starting the India presence as Vice President for Nevales Networks.

Vijay Rangyyan (CTO, Instasafe Technologies)

Vijay Rangyyan

CTO, Instasafe Technologies

Vijay Sarathy Rangayyan brings 18 years of IT experience in technical and commercial roles with specific expertise in security products.

He is a techno-evangelist at heart and loves working on new technologies. He is helping improve InstaSafe products and integrate it with various other enterprise products to create an ecosystem that will bring true value to our customers.

Dr. Vikram Sharma (Founding Director & Chief Executive Officer, QuintessenceLabs)

Dr. Vikram Sharma

Founding Director & Chief Executive Officer, QuintessenceLabs

Vikram Sharma is the Founder and CEO of quantum cyber-security leader, QuintessenceLabs. He has over 20 years’ experience in building and managing technology companies. Beginning his career as a programmer and systems analyst, Vikram went on to work as a consultant with a number of companies and government agencies in Australia. He then founded two successful start-up ventures in the information technology services sector – the first, a consulting company providing IT services to the Federal Government in Australia, and the other, one of India’s first private ISPs - before
starting QuintessenceLabs in 2008.

Vikram holds a master of science in computer science from The Australian National University, a master of science in management (Sloan) from Stanford University, and a doctorate in quantum physics from The Australian National University.

Vikram was presented the Pearcey Award for Entrepreneurship in 2013. He led QuintessenceLabs to finish as joint global runner-up, from a field of 2,500+ companies, in IBM’s SmartCamp competition in 2013. In early 2014 the Australian Information Industry Association named QuintessenceLabs as Australia’s most innovative small company. In 2015 QuintessenceLabs was chosen for the prestigious SINET 16 Security Innovation Network (SINET) award.

Vikram has spoken at numerous conferences and events, including most recently at the National FinTech Cyber-Security Summit in Sydney in May 2016. Upcoming events include a presentation at the inaugural SINET 61 event in September 2016.

Hitesh  Sharma (Lead – Education Consulting, Technology Services, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd.)

Hitesh Sharma

Lead – Education Consulting, Technology Services, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd.

In his current role at HPE India, Hitesh Sharma helps customers prepare and support individuals, teams and organizations throughout technology change transition through the effective use of change management practices, training interventions and learning technologies. Previously, Hitesh has worked with NIIT Ltd. where his responsibilities included education solution design for Central & State government departments, large IT and non-IT corporates and management schools. Between these two companies Hitesh has an experience in multifarious roles spanning pre-sales, product development, product management, pre-sales and competency development.

Hitesh is an Electronics Engineer from National Institute of Technology Surat and has done a post-graduation in management from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. He has also been a speaker in various conferences and meets where he has shared his views on emerging frontiers of technology.

Sanjay Sharma (Founder & Managing Director, CloudAtix)

Sanjay Sharma

Founder & Managing Director, CloudAtix

Sanjay has overall 24 years of experience specializing in product development, sales, product marketing, consulting and operations across Telecom and IT domain. He started his career with HCL – HP as R&D Engineer responsible to develop X.25 based messaging system based out of Noida, India following which he moved to Canada to work for NEC as Group leader – ISDN switching to develop the first ISDN switching system for European (ETSI) specifications. From NEC, he moved to work for CSELT, Italy to develop the testing protocols for Net 5 standards. He further moved on to work for Mitel Corporation, Canada to join their ATM development team based out of Ottawa, which later led to heading their sales operations for South East Asia and Middle East based out of Singapore.

From Mitel, he moved on to work for Alcatel, Singapore to head their product marketing for fiber optics product as Product Manager – Fiber Optics. He was responsible for putting the global strategy for DWDM based products greater than 2 Gb/s. Following Alcatel, He joined Lucent Technologies, Singapore as Regional Director – SEA & Japan heading the professional services and consulting business. Post, Lucent technologies, he joined Sun Microsystems to spearhead their Professional Services and Consulting business before joining SAS Inc, Singapore as Managing Director to head their Singapore Operations.

From SAS Inc, he moved back to India to head data center business for Reliance as Executive President before taking up the entrepreneurial plunge as CEO/Director for Biz India Ventures responsible for building several technology initiatives such as System Integration, Campus Networking, Data Center Services and Telepresence Solutions/Services.

Dr. Emmanuel  Shubhakar Pilli (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering,MNIT, Jaipur)

Dr. Emmanuel Shubhakar Pilli

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering,MNIT, Jaipur

Dr. Emmanuel Shubhakar Pilli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science of Engineering in Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He received his M. Tech (Computer Science) from Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi in 2001 and Ph. D (Computer Science) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee for his thesis on "A Framework for Network Forensic Analysis" in 2012. He was awarded the ISEA Fellowship by the Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, for his research in Information Security.

He has 19 years of Teaching, Research and Administrative experience. He has guided 24 M. Tech dissertations and around 30 B. Tech projects. He is currently guiding 4 M. Tech and 9 Ph. D students in the areas of his interest - Security, Forensics, Cloud Computing, Big Data & IoT. He has 45 papers in International Journals and Conferences of repute. He has conducted workshops in the areas of Network Simulators, WSN, Big Data, and Parallel Computing.

Dr. Pilli is a Senior Member (IEEE), Life Member (CSI) and Member (ACM), and an active participant in their professional activities. He is founder member of the Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI) and also the Chair of Workgroup 3.2 on Cloud Security. He is also a member of the Cloud Computing Forensic Science Work Group (CC-FSWG), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. He has completed a research project "Investigating the Source of Spoofed E-mails" from UCOST, Dehradun and is coauthoring a book "Fundamentals of Network Forensics - A Research Perspective" for Springer.

Dr. Sanjeev Singh (Associate Professor, Delhi University)

Dr. Sanjeev Singh

Associate Professor, Delhi University

Dr. Sanjeev Singh had worked in the area of optical electronics and obtained his Doctorate in Electronics in 1997 from University of Delhi. For the last fifteen years, apart from teaching post-graduate course of M.Sc. in Informatics, he is working in the area of networks, security and communication technologies. He had published over 50 research publications in international/national journals and conferences. He has been a visiting fellow to University of Manchester in Science and Technology (UMIST), UK under Commonwealth Fellowship.
He spearheaded an innovative project “Cross Cultural Innovation Network” sponsored by European Commission. He has completed several major research projects sponsored by various government agencies of India. He is on the advisory panel of various learned bodies. He is a member of National IT committee, FICCI. He has been principal coordinator for UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI-I) project. He had conducted various traing programs and workshops for faculty development of different Universities and Institution across the country.
Dr. Singh is Network Fellow of Commonwealth Partnership in Technology Management (CPTM), London, UK. He is member of the Innovation cluster and Science & Technology Parks (STPs) forum, Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea. He is also Fellow of EU-India Cross Cultural Innovation Network. He is a certified professional for development of Science and Technology Parks and Innovation Clusters.
Dr. Singh has conceptualized and implemented first e-learning framework for University of Delhi, where he is in-charge for ICT and e-learning initiatives. He has implemented the first virtual learning environment at the University, by which all the colleges across the city may collaborate for effective teaching and learning. He has designed and implemented University Information Management System. He current research area is IoT based System Design and their security models.

Jaspreet  Singh (Partner – Cyber Security, Ernst & Young)

Jaspreet Singh

Partner – Cyber Security, Ernst & Young

Jaspreet is a Partner with EY India in the Advisory practice, leading Cyber Security solutions for North India, focusing on the Technology, Media, Outsourcing and Telecom sector. Jaspreet has worked across a broad range of companies in Telecom, Technology, ITES, Media and Entertainment sectors. His primary focus is on Cyber/ Business Resilience Strategy & Planning, Crisis Management, Cyber risk, Security Incident Response, Governance, Risk & Compliance
strategies & solutions, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Sox Compliance, Network, communication, data and voice infrastructure, Information Security advisory & implementation, IT Due Diligence review, Application reviews and
Vendor Evaluation.

Gaurav Somani (Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Central University of Rajasthan)

Gaurav Somani

Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Central University of Rajasthan

His research interests include Distributed Systems and Security Engineering. Gaurav Somani is an Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Central University of Rajasthan, India. He has completed his M.Tech. in Information and Communication Technology from DAIICT, Gandhinagar India and B.E. in Information Technology from University of Rajasthan, India both with a distinction. He is pursuing his PhD from MNIT, Jaipur, India. His research interests include Distributed Systems and Security Engineering. He has published number of papers in various conferences and journals of international repute and reviewer of many top journals. He is also been a reviewer many top journals in security and cloud computing. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.