An Information Technology Practitioner with leadership experience in IT Public Policy, Corporate Industry Forums, Information Technology Standards, & Program Implementation. An experienced Information Technology trainer, keynote speaker, panelist, leader and key influencer for advocacy and outreach, with wide international exposure across stakeholder groups. Finance Degree from ICAI & ICWAI, India; IT Security Degree from ISACA, USA & Internet Governance Certification from University of Aarhus, Germany & Next Generation Leaders Program of Internet Society in association with DIPLO Foundation.
Competencies include providing inputs for Policy formulation and development of technologies and roadmaps and driving grass root campaigns and program implementation which has been tested as Chair of Internet Society Kolkata, Co Anchor Data Security Council of India & serving multiple roles in TATA Consultancy Services. In the current role of specialist in Corporate Industry Forums & Standards Cell, working on initiatives to align individual growth, business growth and influence market through structured plans & programs across TCS. Also, as a Member of Government of India Working group having terms of reference as Increased Participation from India in standardization of Internet Technologies have conceived Indian IETF Capacity Building Program (IICB) which is being piloted now.
Participated in multiple IGF, ICANN meetings and have received fellowships from ICANN, ISOC, NIXI and have worked very closely with the national delegation of India in ITU Busan, Extremely passionate on capacity development initiatives, earlier have signed MOU with APNIC for capacity development of IPv6, initiated e Connect NorthEast along with FICCI and now leading the efforts to have the first L root instance in India at Kolkata in close collaboration with ICANN.
A firm believer of the fact if you can dream it you can do it.
Bruce Bucknell is the British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata. He represents the UK in the 13 Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Before taking up his assignment in Kolkata, Bucknell was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 2012-16. Previously, he was Deputy Head of Security in Estates and Security Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2009-2011) and Deputy Head of the Joint FCO and Department for International Development’s Sudan Unit (2007-09).
He served as First Secretary in the British Embassy in Madrid from 2003-07, and his previous postings were in Milan (1995-99), and Amman (1988-91). He studied modern history at Durham University, and takes a keen interest in the history of the places he visits.
Clemenston is the Business Head with Jana Small Finance Bank managing East. He was instrumental in setting up East. He has worked with HSBC and GE Captial before working with JANA. He has done his MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has 20+ Year of experience. He has expertise in Business, Collections and Operations.
Harish is an Associate Director with Risk Advisory Services (Technology & Security Risk Services) at Ernst & Young, and he specializes in the areas of Application Controls review, Information System Security Reviews, SOx compliance assistance, etc. With a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Harish qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. Harish became a Certified Information Systems Auditor from Information Systems Audit & Control Association, USA in 2000, and a CFE in 2007.
Harish has over 11 years of IS risk management experience in industries such as IT, Media, Telecom, etc.
Harish is actively involved in providing training on IS audit at internal and external forums.
His key assignments include the following:
He is currently assisting a telecom major with IT audits across several locations in India. He is leading a team advising a telecom major on business continuity
In the recent past he led the EY India team assisting a large multinational comply with Section 404 of Sarbanes Oxley across its many entities in UK, Europe & India covering diverse IT environments consisting of mainframe, ERP, bespoke applications, etc. He is currently helping with rolling out a new audit documentation tool (GAMx) within EY India.
His key clients include Discovery Communications, UnitedHealth Group, Bharti Airtel, Sony Corp, Delphi Corp, ITC Limited, LG Electronics, Maruti Suzuki India, Vodafone Essar, Microsoft, Tata Communications
Jayanta Ghosh, CO-FOUNDER and TECHNICAL DIRECTOR of Microtalk Group Holding Limited having offices in UK, USA, India, Canada and Philippines.
Jayanta is responsible for designing technology for company’s cloud telephony solution and data network. He is also responsible for revenue assurance, security and fraud management and compliance for the company’s worldwide network. Jayanta has over 25 years of IT solution design, development and delivery experience. He holds a degree of Masters in Computer Science, is a Prince2 Certified Practitioner and an Oracle Certified Professional. Before co-founding Microtalk he consulted and delivered software projects for a variety of government organisations and blue chip companies including British Telecom (UK), Nokia (Finland), IBM (UK), Oracle (UK), The AA (UK), DEFRA (UK), Atos-Origin (UK), Hewlett Packard (Asia Pacific), HCL (India and UK).
Nabankur Sen has been in the field of information technology and information security for nearly 40 years. He is now a freelance information security consultant with thorough knowledge and experience in identifying lacunae in technology implementation, which may lead to a compromise in information security in any organization.
As an expert in information systems security and audit, he has led information security and systems audit programs across the enterprises he has worked with. He has established strong policies and procedures with a holistic view on people, process, and technology, focusing on information security, data protection, privacy, incident management and audit programs.
Nabankar was instrumental in implementing various solutions to protect the organizations from external and internal attacks and spreading employee awareness on information security.
Designation: Senior Vice President & COO – EAST & SAARC Countries
Organization: Sify Technologies Limited
Address: Sify Technologies Limited, 2/1A , Sarat Bose Road, Lansdowne Tower, 3rd Floor, Kolkata 700 020
Nihar Chakraborty is an Engineering Graduate from NIT , Calicut and an IIM Kolkata, Alumni and has almost 20 years+ of experience in Telecom & IT services. His career span includes working in almost all the verticals in Telecom & ICT space. He is currently associated with SIFY Technologies as a Senior VP & COO –East & SAARC Countries.
Nirupam Sen has 18+ years of industry experience and is currently associated with the British Standards Group as Business Head – East. He heads the operations of BSI in Eastern India. He has extensive knowhow in capacity building and auditing of management systems like- Information Security, Business Continuity, Risk Management.
He has experience in certifications of organizations with best practices like ISO 27001, ISO 22301, ISO 31000 across all industry verticals.
An MBA in Systems by profession, he is also a certified lead auditor in ISO27001, ISO 20000 and ISO 9001. He also holds an IBM-Advance Certificate in Software Engineering and is currently undergoing his Work Integrated Learning Programme from BITS Pilani.
Pallab Ganguly, B.E (Electronics and Telecom.), M. Tech(Computer Technology), Pursuing PhD in Jadavpur University on Smart Grid Security
Pallab Ganguly, is an expert in Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Information Security, Cyber forensics, IT/OT Security Audit. He is a researcher on the Smart Grid security issues etc. He is working in a big power utility, CESC for the last 17 years in the field of Computer Networks & Security in the domain of Information Technology and Operational technology for the Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Was instrumental in the setting up of the company wide high speed optical fiber network for data communication and the Build, NOC and Compute part of the CESCs Data Center project. He was a key member for the Network implementation team at satellite companies like International Management Institute (Kolkata), Crescent power(Asansol), DIPL(Maharashtra), Haldia Energy ltd, Quest Mall, Kolkata, Ranchi Power distribution company, BESL, KEDL, BKESL,Rajasthan etc. Was a task force member for the Company wide IT/OT Security Audit by a CERT-In empaneled auditor and mandated by the Ministry of Power, Govt of India. Was instrumental in the ISO 27001 certification of CESC’s Corporate Datacenter.
He has presented technical papers in leading Conferences like IEEE, ACM, SPIE, CII, INFOCOM, and INTEROP (UBM). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has been Industry and Session Chair of many IEEE Conferences, 5G Summit and Seminars. He is the Vice-Chairman of IEEE COMSOC chapter, Kolkata. He has visited many cities in India& Abroad for the inspection and testing of Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Systems. He is a speaker at many public forums including Industrial Forums, Leading Universities, IITs, IIMs, Seminars, Conferences and IEEE events. He has Certifications in IBM AS/400, ITIL, ITSM, IEEE Smart Grid Security etc. He is associated with the IEEE IoT & Smart Grid Technical Community. He is an honorary member of GISFI.He is a FELLOW of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, India.
RK Chhattani, GM IT of UCO Bank, having 35 years of Banking including around 11 years of IT. Has seen transformation of banking from Manual to ALPM and then PBM/TBM to Core Banking and now Beyond Core Banking. Has worked as Zonal Heads in Four Zones of Bank in addition to being part of Core Team for CBS. He has been instrumental in bringing new face to Technology in UCO Bank by launching various Mobile apps and IT Products. Under his leadership UCO Bank has been awarded prestigious IBA, NPCI, IDRBT and BSE CIO KLubAwards.
Total 23 years of Experience in Managing IT Enablment across diverse industries from Software, Education, Entertainment & Media, Manufacturing to Healthcare.Taken care of IT Infrastructure, software development, training, Information Security in different phases of career.Always Focused on an effective team building with undivided sense of Business, Processes & IT Mix.
Currently looking after MedicaGroup's IT initiatives, Operation, Support, Design, Plan, Strategies, Goals, Objectives, Technology, Training and Adoption and Project Management and Software Design – Delivery of 9 running Hospitals, 3 upcoming hospitals in project phase, multiple clinics & Pharmacy Retail each in different maturity level and phases of growth
Actively involved in various National and International CIO/CISO/IT Enablement Forums by virtue of leadership capability. Recently Featured as "Eminent CIOs of India" last month by VarIndia" and “Change Agents 200” among CIOs across the Nation & Industries by Enterprise IT World in September 2017
Tathagata is having 18+ years of industry experience in the domain of Information Security. He has specialization in risk assessment, process consulting, cyber incident handling and digital forensic analysis.
Tathagata has successfully done process and technology consulting at different MNCs across the globe and audited multiple organizations against different international standards and guidelines. As an Enterprise Risk Analyst, Tathagata through his effective contribution helped different Critical Information Infrastructures (Especially in power & energy, BFSI & NBFC and Insurance sectors) to identify their vulnerabilities, cyber threats and mitigate the risk through application of appropriate controls in combination of process and technology.
He had been an empanelled Information Security Lead Auditor at BSI and Subject Matter Expert at International Council of E-Commerce Consultant (ICECC). He is also a member of NASCOMM and Data Security Council of India (Kolkata Chapter). The CISO Platform has identified Tathagata as India’s One of Top IT Security Influencers and Community Contributors of 2018.
Currently he is engaged with SREI as Chief Information Security Officer and Head of IT Governance.