Dr. Gulshan Rai has over 25 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include Cyber Security, e-Governance, Legal Framework and the Information Technology Act for e-commerce, and several related fields. At present, he is Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and Group Coordinator of E-Security and Cyber Law Division in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Prior to this he was Executive Director, ERNET India for over 7 years and he was instrumental in setting up of the first large scale education and research network in close collaboration with the leading educational and research institutions in the country.
Dr. Rai has been working since 1998 in the area of evolving legal framework to address issues arising out of cyberspace. His sustained efforts in the area has resulted in second Technology Legislation in the History of India i.e. Information Technology Act and recent amendments in the Act.
Dr. Rai is particularly focused on developing security capabilities in the country through increased security education programs. He has initiated several programs in this area with industry and educational institutions. He has enhanced the security of government infrastructure through an effective security framework that prescribes standards, and audits by a panel of independent auditors.
Dr Rai holds a doctoral degree and M.Tech., and has published several papers, and reports on e-commerce, cyber security, cyber laws, education and networking and has presented the same in several national and international conferences.
Dr.Ajeet Bajpai is currently the Director General of NCIIPC at Government of India from December 2015. He is responsible to Facilitate Safe, Secure and Resilient Information Infrastructure for Critical Sectors of the Nation. Provide Policy Guidance, Protection Strategies and Coherent Government Response for Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) against Cyber Threats.Develop and Execute National and International Co-operation Strategies for Protection of CII.
Vaishali Bhagwat is a practicing civil and cyber lawyer with an experience over 20 years and heads a 50 year old all service law firm in Pune. As a Computer science and a law graduate she has been able to combine the knowledge from the domain of computer science and law effortlessly. Vaishali specializes in general commercial matters with a special emphasis on information security and Privacy and Cyber Crimes. Her work also focuses on “violence against women” . She is on several ICCs across India. She is a legal advisor and consultant of various Multinationals , Educational Institutions, Corporates, SMEs and Individuals. Her practice includes litigation as well as non-litigation work such as drafting and vetting of commercial contracts , technology and licensing contracts , etc .
Vaishali was the first lawyer from the country to be selected in the prestigious TCS Chevening Scholarship program on Cyber Defense and international collaboration on cyber policy by the British High Commission and Tata Consultancy Services. It was residential program at Cranfield University, Ministry of Defense campus, UK. Vaishali also completed a PG Cert on Cyber Security and Information Assurance at Cranfield University UK which included writing research papers on Critical Networks and Process Control, Cyber Attack-threats and opportunities, Cyber Defense - Governance and Management, Social Technologies, Human Dimension and Understanding Risk and Information assurance.
Gant has worked at security software companies for the past nineteen years, most recently at IBM’s Security Division. He ran internal GDPR compliance for IBM Security and currently manages the legal logic in the IBM Resilient Incident Response Platform. Prior to IBM, Gant was the general counsel at several security startups that went on to be acquired. In 1997, he was appointed membership on the President Clinton’s Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption (PECSENC). Gant received his JD from Wake Forest University and his BA from the University of Virginia, and is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Massachusetts.
Anup leads the Cyber Security - Incident Response business for IBM across Asia Pacific and Japan market He comes with a rich background of working in the CyberSecurity Industry and Analytics business currently expanding IBM Resilient business footprint within the region . Anup has also previously worked with emerging technology startupsand leading IT companies including Hewlett Packard , Orange Business Services,Wipro and HCL.
Anup is a Post Graduate in Management having specialized in the area of Risk and Compliance . He has been living in Singapore for the last 11 years with his wife and son . Outside of the office, he is a dedicated family man whose hobbies, when time allows, include playing chess, reading, and the "never-ending joy" of maintaining and networking across with his friends and family.
Dinesh is an Information Security, Management and Audit professional, and an ISACA Gold Member. He has been practising in the IS domain for over a decade and has built up specialization in cybersecuritypolicy, strategy and operations in the government and private sector.
His vision for cyber security has been presented in his work with Government and private enterprise, as advisor or consultant. The experience ranges from design and definition of Security Strategy and Architecture, to Auditing, Maturity Assessment, Policy Definition, Planning, Incident Response etc.
Present areas of specialization and activity cover Forensic-as-a-Service, SOC in a Box, Cybercrime, Information Warfare, Managed Security and the application of new age technologies in public services.
He enthusiastically supports security awareness and career mentoring activities and firmly believes that the use of common-sense is the silver bullet for information security woes.
A recognized authority in the cybersecurity domain he is a regular speaker at conferences and is a regular writer, blogger and a hobbyist photographer.
Experienced administrator with a demonstrated history of working in senior government positions. Skilled in Policy Formulation, Governance, Smart Cities, Information Technology Policy, Start Up Policy, Strategic Planning, and Public Administration. Strong professional expertise in city development, urban analysis and democracy. Trained at Harvard Business School and IMF Institute.
If you have watched MTVs Troll Police, then you would have seen Ritesh Bhatia playing the real life self as a cybercrime investigator. Ritesh has been instrumental in investigating extremely complex cybercrime cases for the corporates, government organisations, law enforcement agencies and others. He was recently appreciated by Interpol for his investigations in child sexual abuse material.
He is the founder director of V4WEB CYBERSECURITY, a company that specialises in providing cost effective cyber security solutions to SMEs and developing secured web applications. His key areas of interest include cybercrime investigations, protection of sensitive personal data and DarkNet.
His views on trending cybercrimes have been published by many media houses and he has appeared not only on several national channels such as NDTV, Mirror Now, CNBC, Aaj Tak, Zee News but also on international television channels such as Canada's CBC and UK's BBC to highlight the dangers in cyber space.
He brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Information Security Services space with stints in product management, sales, marketing and business development.
Prior to joining Cisco , He was the Sr. Regional Director – India & SAARC at FireEye .Vishak was also the Global Head of Content Delivery Network (CDN) & Managed Security Services (MSS) business at Tata communications for 3 years. Prior to joining Tata Communications, Vishak was the Sr. Regional Director for Fortinet (India/SAARC region) and is credited with having built Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management success story in India/SAARC. He was also instrumental in setting up the first-of-its-kind Global Technical Assistance Center at Bangalore for providing support to Fortinet’s customers worldwide. Prior to Fortinet, Vishak has worked at WatchGuard, Sify and HCL Technologies.
Vishak holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business management (PGDBM) from IIM Ahmedabad.
Educational Qualification: B.Tech (Electronics & Telecommunication), Kerala.
Joined BARC: 1992
Present Designation: Scientific Officer (H) & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
Fields of expertise: 25 years of experience in Cyber Security, Networking, Telecommunication
Working on Cyber security related consulting committee of International Atomic Energy
Agency Vienna and Various National level committees
1. Design & Development of Secure Network Access system (SNAS), an indigenous integrated cybersecurity system.
2. Received 'HomiBhabha Science & Technology Award' for the year 2012
Shyamal Datta is a former governor of the Indian state of Nagaland.
Shyamal Datta was born on 10 May 1941. He joined the Indian Police Service in July 1965 . He served as Superintendent of Police in several districts of West Bengal and as Deputy Commissioner of Police in Calcutta city.
In January 1979 joined the Intelligence Bureau of the Government of India where he served in various capacities. In October 1994, he was appointed as Director of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG). In April 1997, Shri Datta reverted to the Intelligence Bureau as Additional Director and was promoted as Special Director in December 1997. He took over as Director, Intelligence Bureau, on 17 April 1998. He retired on superannuation on 31 May 2001. Datta was recipient of the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service and the President's Police Medal for distinguished service.
Shyamal Datta became the Governor of Nagaland on 28 January 2002.
India is the only objective for me.
I empower myself by addressing the issues in the Society. By providing the solutions to the issues, I can uplift the values of Humanity.
Director General – National Cyber Safety and Security Standards
Chairman – Entrepreneurs Council of India
Vice Chairman – Justice Mohan Children’s University
Founder Member – Recruitment Analysis Council
Chief Coordinator – National Cyber Defence Research Center (6 Research Centers)
Vice President – Tamil Nadu Para Sports Association (Affiliated by International Paralympic Committee)
Pursued B.E (Computer Science Engineering), M.B.A (Finance), P.hD (Knowledge Management)
▪ Effulgent Start of the Decade Award presented by Scientific Advisor to the Hon. Prime Minister of India
▪ Times Now Social Service Award presented by Times Group
▪ International Award of Excellence in the Field of Internet Governance presented by Chelyabinsk Region, The Government of Russian Federation
▪ Youth Empowerment Award presented by Rotary International Chennai
▪ Ninja Award presented by Cloud Security Alliance (USA)
Received appreciations from most of the top dignitaries but I will name few leaders who are very close to my heart and inspired me with their accolades.
• Shri. Narendra Modi, The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
• Sh. Pranab Mukherjee, The Former President of India
• Dr. Kiran Bedi, The Governor of Puducherry
• Sh. Ananth Kumar, Honourable Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India
• Sh. Kiran Kumar, Former Chairman of ISRO
• Sh. Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister
• and it keeps going on..
Michael Joseph has over 24 years of IT experience and works as Director –Systems Engineering at Fortinet, SAARC.
Michael holds Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and started his network security carrier in 2001 in Sify.
In 2003, he was part of the two member team that started the Fortinet business in India and currently as a Director - System Engineering, leads the pre-sales team for the SAARC Region.
He has more than 17 years’ experience in Internet Security domain. He has also worked with other leading security vendors WatchGuard and Bluecoat.
In the current role of Director - System Engineering, he is the single point of contact from the region to the engineering and product management team for channelizing customer business/security requirements and help develop solutions to meet local market requirements. He engages with the customers/partners to advise/guide them in addressing security challenges/incidents faced by organisations.
He is also a regular speaker at various events which Fortinet participates.
Senior Director and Country Head for India, at FireEye
As the Senior Director and Country Head for India at FireEye, Shrikant Shitole spearheads the companys efforts to assist more Indian organizations protect themselves from the consequences of cyber attacks. He is charged with leading FireEyes growth efforts in India.
A seasoned industry veteran, Mr. Shitole has over 25 years experience in information technology, telecommunications and business management. Prior to joining FireEye, Mr. Shitole held senior management roles across several IT and telecom enterprises including Nelco Ltd. (Tata Enterprise), Avaya India, Cisco Systems, Sify Ltd., Siemens Ltd. and Alcatel Business Systems (India) Ltd. He was most recently the Managing Director of Symantecs enterprise security business in India.
He holds an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India and a Bachelor ofEngineeringdegree inElectronics from Walchand Institute of Technology,India.
Rana Pratap Sircar leads Innovation in Service Delivery Unit of Ericsson BA Digital Services. He is based out of Gurgaon in India.
He enjoys the process of discovery and gaining insights into technology evolution and networking. He has experience in building Teams that Innovate. He does a lot of forward-looking research, and current interests include Programmable & Cognitive Network Services on Edge and Core as well as Quantum Computing.
Previously he has been speaker in OPNFV Summit, WiMAX forum etc. He has spoken in many National and International fora e.g., WIPcom (part of IEEE COMSNETS), IEEE Globecom, MPLS / GMPLS WORLD etc.
He is Post graduate (MTech, M.Sc) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has been involved in collaboration with Academia and is a member of IEEE.
Prof. Debashis De earned his M.Tech from the University of Calcutta in 2002 and his Ph.D (Engineering) from Jadavpur University in 2005. He is the Professor and Director(a) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the West Bengal University of Technology, India, and Adjunct research fellow at the University of Western Australia, Australia.He is a senior member of the IEEE. Life Member of CSI and member of the International Union of Radio science. He worked as R&D engineer for Telektronics and programmer at Cognizant Technology Solutions. He was awarded the prestigious Boyscast Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to work at the Herriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK. He received the Endeavour Fellowship Award during 2008–2009 by DEST Australia to work at the University of Western Australia. He received the Young Scientist award both in 2005 at New Delhi and in 2011 at Istanbul, Turkey, from the International Union of Radio Science, Head Quarter, Belgium. His research interests include mobile cloud computing, Green mobile networks, and nanodevice designing for mobile applications. He has published in more than 200 peer-reviewed international journals in IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Springer, World Scientific, Wiley, IETE, Taylor Francis and ASP, 100 International conference papers, four researches monographs in springer, CRC, NOVA and ten text books published by Person education.
18+ years of Experience in Network Security Domain. Ashok at QOS Technology heads Check Point’s CCSP TAC (Technical Assistance Centre) & Research and Development Team. He has worked in Check Point’s R&D team in Boston, USA for few Years before returning to India and co-founding QOS Technology in Bengaluru in year 2010. Ashok is currently heading PurpleSynapz as Program Director. PurpleSynapz is a Research and Training wing of QOS Technology whose purpose is to develop – Next generation cyber warriors. Ashok has trained 100s of engineers from various backgrounds on Cyber Security and other skills
Gautam is a Partner with Risk Advisory, Deloitte India and has more than 18 years of Industry/ Consulting experience in the field of Cyber Security/Information Security/Data protection and Information Risk management. Gautam is a Mechanical Engineer and holds an MBA in Information Management along with international certifications such as CISSP, CRISC, CISA and ISO 27001 LI. Gautam has a multi-geographic experience and has worked on multiple projects in India, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and South Korea.
In his current role he leads the Cyber Security Practice at Deloitte in North and East India. He is also the national leader for Digital Identity/ Identity Access Management Service (IDAM /IAM).
His specific focus areas include Cyber Security (especially in Banking, cards, payment processes, ATM, SWIFT), Information Security Strategy, Identity and Access Management, Digital Identity, PCI DSS, PKI, Encryption technologies such as BlockChain, Policies and Processes implementation, Enterprise Security Architecture, Cloud Security, SIEM, IOT /OT Security, IT Risk Management, IT Security Operations, Vulnerability management, Data Privacy, Data Protection and Data leakage. He has helped key clients in the Financial services, Telecom, Technology, Govt. and PSU sectors in establishing an Information Security strategy/ transformation program, running IT Security operations and has implemented key Information Security frameworks such as IAM (Identity & Access Management), DLP (Data Leakage), Information Rights Management and SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management).
Gautam has served as CISO in his previous two roles. He has been involved in projects involving IS Strategy Development, Enterprise Security Architecture, Governance and Controls implementation projects including ISO 27001, Infrastructure Security, IT assessments, Internet Banking Architecture Design and setting up Internal Information Security Governance structure for entities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea.
Arijit Samanta leads the East India & Bangladesh business for Kaspersky Lab India, and is responsible for further developing the growth of the company in this region. With over 16 years of experience, he comes with a rich background of working in the IT Infrastructure, IT Software, Cloud, and in Cyber Security. Arijit has also previously worked with world-class IT organizations like Cisco, Symantec, Oracle, HCL Tech & Siemens. He holds an MBA in Marketing & Systems.
Amlan Chakrabarti is a Full Professor of Information Technology in the A.K.Choudhury School of Information Technology at the University of Calcutta. He is also the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology of his university. He is an M.Tech. from the Dept. of Radiophysics and Electronics, University of Calcutta and did his Doctoral research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He was a Post-Doctoral fellow at the School of Engineering, Princeton University, USA during 2011-2012. He is the recipient of DST BOYSCAST fellowship award in Engineering Science in 2011, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Visiting Faculty Fellowship in 2014, JSPS Invitation Research Award in 2016 and Erasmus Mundus Leaders Award from EU in 2017 and Hamied Visiting Fellowship from Cambridge University in 2018.
He has been associated with reputed international and national institutes of repute as a Visiting Professor to name a few, University of University of Cambridge, City University of London, SUNNY Buffalo USA, GSI Helmholtz Research Laboratory Germany, University of Bremen Germany, CERN Geneva, Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan etc.
He is one of the Principal Investigators of the Center of Excellence in Systems Biology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calcutta. He has received multiple project grants in the areas of Embedded System Design, Cybersecurity and Cryptography, VLSI Design, Quantum Computing and Computer Vision from various national and international agencies. He has published around 130 research papers in referred journals and conferences. He is a Sr. Member of IEEE and ACM, Secretary of IEEE CEDA India Chapter and Vice President of Society for Data Science. His areas of research interest are Quantum Computing, Embedded Systems Design, VLSI Design,Computer Vision and Analytics.
Currently he is associated with Global Insurance brokers and providing support in structuring some of large cyber insurance programs in the market including Stock exchange, Banks, manufacturing and other industries, he is the Cyber Practice associate driving the research and development, content marketing and awareness of “Global C.RIS.I.S “(Cyber Risk Insurance solutions ) practice in addition to driving the marketing practice for the rest of businesses for all products of liability lines of insurance. He has played an integral role.
He is the author of the first Cyber Insurance guide in Global and was the youngest member in the cross-functional committee tasked with the research and drafting of the IDRBT white paper on Cyber insurance for banks .He utilizes his Cyber Law Specialization in providing support of claims situations and the modification of policy wordings to suit changing exposures was also a part of the team that is settling the biggest cyber insurance claim.
He is further the lead for the Global L.I.B.R.A solutions with the primary intent to provide clientele with an understanding for how the risks can be offset by means of insurance and therefore driving the content marketing practice of the team with the aid of detailed research documents and proprietary infographics He has spoken at multiple industry forums ranging from those organized by CII & ASSOCHAM ,he was the lead organizer for the Cyber Insurance conference chaired by the hon’ble IT Minister Mr Ravi Shankar prasad .In the past he was a part of the TATA AIG liability underwriting team as well.
Security Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the security industry, Ishtiyaq is currently Security consultant at FireEye India, based out of New Delhi. Ishtiyaq specializes in Advance Persistent Threat Management, Data Security and Security management solutions. Prior to joining FireEye, he served as security consultant at RSA, Wipro & HCL Technologies. Ishtiyaq holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science, Diploma in Cyber Law & other Industry certifications.
He has over 15 years of experience in Information Systems Planning, Design, Implementation, Operations, Control, Auditing and Management Domain having tackled various assignments in the areas of Information Security, Service Support, Service Delivery, Software Implementation, Systems Integration, Datacentre, Project Management and Training. His Career ranges from Computer Operations, Software Development, to being an Expert and now an IT Governance & Compliance Expert.
He is a dynamic leader of transformational financial technology, who has experience on integrating new business initiatives with various digital fintech solutions. As a Head of ICT of multinational bank with age of 100+ years, he is continually providing support to business with strategic technology solutions for operational efficiencies, saving the cost and protecting the business with information security controls. A well-organized IT Governance expert, practitioner with international certification of CISA, COBIT5, ISO27001, ITIL Expert, PRINCE2, ISO2000-1, ISO9001 and many more.
He has served in various domains and in various capacities as System Engineer, Designer, IT Manager, Technical Head of ICT, Head of IC Governance & Compliance, IS Auditor, Project/Program Manager, Systems Integration Manager, Consultant, Chief Consulting Officer (CCO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Rahman has completed more than 100 IT projects under different companies & capacity.
Debshis Ghosh is a fellow member of ICAI, IIA – USA & Associate member of Certified Fraud Examiner, Alumni of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He has 30 years of experience in Industry & Big4 Audit Firm
He is working as CIA & Group Head Management Assurance with SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd, largest NBFC in Infrastructure sector.
Charanpreet Singh is the Founder and Director of the Praxis Business School Foundation, and the Chief Executive Officer of Aim Education Pvt Ltd. Charanpreet co-founded Praxis Business School in 2007 with a group of like-minded people with the objective of creating professionals capable of understanding, navigating and performing in a world where technology disrupts business every day. Praxis runs the second ranked Data Science program in the country, and is planning to launch a program in cyber security soon.
Charanpreet is a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from the University of Iowa. He has been a part of the corporate world for 20 years and has a rich experience in industries as varied as Cryogenics, Steel, International Trade, Consulting and IT with organizations such as British Oxygen, Tata Steel, PwC and Compaq-HP. At HP he was Country Manager, Marketing when he decided to switch to his first passion, academics, and embarked on a mission to set up a Business School of the highest quality in the country.
A winner of the Chevening Scholarship for Young Managers awarded by the British Government, Charanpreet has strong professional interests in the areas of information technology, analytics and business communication. He has taught at the University of Iowa and has been a visiting faculty at IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Shillong and IIM Udaipur. While his courses are rooted in academic theory and fundamentals, they never let the student lose sight of the real business value of each concept.
Charanpreet is a member of the Marketing sub-committee at the CII (East) and the IT sub-committee at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce.
Arnab is Associate Partner in E&Y where he manages diversified sectors for cyber security portfolio .Arnab brings spectrum of global experience spanning from multiple countries where he worked and lived . His territorial experience covers North America and Singapore (Covering ASEAN & Australia) apart from his core expertise in home terrain in INDIA / SAARC Business.
He is a WB Civil Services batch of '96, did his Masters in Physics from Calcutta University, qualified in his Masters in Business Administration from ICFAI, an LLM from Kakatiya university, also holds a PG Diploma in Cyber Law and Intellectual Property Rights from the Indian Law Institute, is also a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development & Educational Technology, served the Intelligence Bureau for 4 years, is also a Diploma in Training & Development from the Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD) which makes him a Trainer of Trainers, can speak 5 other Languages apart from his mother tongue, and is currently serving as the Dy. Secy, Department of IT & Electronics, Govt. of West Bengal.
Partha Sengupta has more than 21 years of industry experience in managing diverse IT Solutions for various business verticals like Banking and Finance, Stock Exchange, Automobiles, ITES, FMCG, Manufacturing, Travel and Hospitality, Consulting Firms etc. Partha heads IT Shared Service that runs key business applications for various business verticals. He has been instrumental in design, implementation and sustenance of state of the art IT Infrastructure. Some of his past engagements include Storage and Network virtualization, setting up of Private Cloud, Mobility solutions, Captive SOC and so on. His domain expertise includes Information Security, Servers and Storage, Virtualization and Networks. Partha is an active member at industry forums for storage, servers and security and anchors the East India Chapter for Data Security Council of India."
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