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Security Leadership Summit & Awards

Welcome to the Security Leadership Summit and National Award for Excellence in Infosec and Cyber Security, the most anticipated event of the year! In 2023, as the cybersecurity landscape faces unprecedented challenges, this event aims to celebrate and recognize the exceptional contributions of CISOs and security leaders who have demonstrated proactive and visionary leadership.

The event is centered around honoring individuals who have excelled in implementing innovative security solutions within their organizations. We seek to showcase the achievements of those who have transformed their enterprises with effective security structures, particularly in industries like finance, energy, healthcare, and more.

If you are a CISO or a security leader who has played a pivotal role in safeguarding your organization against cyber threats, then this is the perfect opportunity to step into the limelight and gain national recognition for your outstanding efforts.

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Agenda & schedule

Securing the Digital Frontier: Dive into the Agenda and Schedule of Security Leadership Summit and Awards Event

1st Day
September 8th, 2023

Royal Orchid Resorts & Convention center, Yelahanka, Bengaluru

Delegate Registration & High Tea/Coffee
Welcome Note / Openning Speech
AI in Cybersecurity --

An Undeclared War Against Corporate World? -- A Presentation By Malini Rao, Cybersecurity Expert

Building A Proactive Security Strategy -- A Case Study
Networking Dinner
2nd Day
September 9th, 2023

Royal Orchid Resorts & Convention center, Yelahanka, Bengaluru

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
Keynote: Challenges a CISO can face in the world of Metaverse

By: Krishna Sastry Padyala, Partner, Cyber Security, E&Y

Presentation by Presenting Partner
Panel Discussion:

Multi CSPs in One Organization -- Carrying Scopes of Increasing Vulnerabilities? Moderator: Parag Deodhar, Managing Director, Internal IT Audit, Accenture Panelists: * Dr. Uttam Kumar, Head-Security Operation, Airtel * Dilip Panjwani, Global Head - Cybersecurity Practice and CoE at LTIMindtree * Dr. Pawan K Sharma, CISO, Tata Motors * Ritwik Batabyal, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, Mastek

Tea-Coffee Break / Technology Showcase
Impactful Conversation with Nirali Bhatia, Cyber Psychologist
Panel Discussion:

Zero Trust framework -- how effective will it be while most attacks are becoming AI powered? Moderator: P K Gupta, Global CTO & APJC Presales lead, dell Technologies Panelists: * Sapan Talwar, Global CISO, Perfetti Van Melle * Navaneethan M, CISO, Tata Play * Dr. Lopamudra Basu, Executive Director - IT & Cybersecurity, Infosec Gurukul * Balakrishnan Kanniah, Director-Cybersecurity, Expleo Group

Data Protection & Privacy - Unraveling The Myth, By P K Gupta, Global CTO & APJC Presales Lead, Dell Technologies
Stratergize Cybersecurity with a Threat Centric Collaborative Approach

Presented by Priyabrata Mohanty, Founder & Director, Intelliroot

Networking Lunch & Technology Showcase
Awards Session
September 9th, 2023

Royal Orchid Resorts & Convention center, Yelahanka, Bengaluru

Welcome Speech For Award Winners by Juries
Keynote Speech By Manoj Chugh
1st Set of Awards Distribution
Networking High Tea & Technology Showcase
2nd & Final Set of Awards Distribution & Vote of Thanks
Cocktail & Networking & Dinner
Selection Process

Meet our jury

It takes an eye for detail to spot the best & separate it from the rest. We are glad to have stalwarts from the Cyber Security assisting us to identify & award the  ‘Best' in IT / Cyber Security

Manoj Chugh

Manoj Chugh

Manoj Chugh, Four Decade - Award Winning Transformational Leader & Distinguished IIT Alumnus. Led 5 Technology Businesses in India to Pole Position

Dr N Rajendran

Dr N Rajendran

Dr N Rajendran is a Ph.D. in computer science and a leading expert in the field of Payments, Market Infrastructure & Banking Systems. He has an outstanding track record in strategizing, people and technology management, cybersecurity, administration, thought leadership and project & business execution.

J S Sodhi

Prof (Dr) J S Sodhi

Prof (Dr) Sodhi has 30+ years of experience in leading, developing & using IT to deliver tangible business results; re-engineering & institutionalizing architectures and business processes, building talented, high-performance teams in diverse multi-division, multi-business conglomerates. Dr Sodhi has passion of Research & Innovation. He got 4 Patents grant in his name and published 50+ Research Papers and is Research Guide to PhD Students and M.Tech Students.

PVS Murthy

PVS Murthy

PVS Murthy has an overall experience of 38 years in various Industries such as IT, Banking, Manufacturing, Transportation and Consulting. He was a Partner & MD , Cyber Security, Risk and Privacy at PWC India. Prior to joining PwC India, PVS Murthy was heading the Governance, Risk & Compliance Practice at TCS Ltd. There he led a team of 400+ Information Risk and Security professionals all over the globe and was chiefly responsible for the growth of this Practice from US$ 7 Million in 2009 to US$ 100 Million.

Burgess Cooper

Burgess Cooper

A cybersecurity professional with wide-ranging technical knowledge across various domains, he is currently the Deputy Leader in EY’s Cyber Security Consulting Practice. Prior to joining EY, he was the Chief Technology and Security Officer at a mobile telecommunication company in India and have also been the Chief Information Security Officer at a leading banking and financial services organisation

Selection Process

Meet our speaker

It takes an eye for detail to spot the best & separate it from the rest. We are glad to have stalwarts from the Cyber Security assisting us to identify & award the  ‘Best' in IT / Cyber Security

Parag Deodhar

Parag Deodhar
Managing Director - Global IT Audit, Accenture

Krishna Sastry Pendyala

Krishna Sastry Pendyala
Partner Cybersecurity, Ernst & Young

Navaneethan M

Navaneethan M
CISO, Tata Play

Sapan Talwar

Sapan Talwar
Global CISO, Perfetti Van Melle

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu
Executive Director - IT & Cybersecurity, Infosec Gurukul

Anuj Tewari

Anuj Tewari
CISO, TMF Group

Riwik Batabyal

Riwik Batabyal
Chief Innovation & Technology Officer, Mastek

Priyabrata Mohanty

Priyabrata Mohanty
Founder & Director, Intelliroot

Subhash Singh Punjabi

Subhash Singh Punjabi
CISO & Head Enterprise Architecture - DFPCL

Ravinder Arora

Ravinder Arora
Global CISO, Infogain

Dr. Pawan K Sharma

Dr. Pawan K Sharma
CISO, Tata Motors

Balakrishnan Kanniah

Balakrishnan Kanniah
Drector - Cybersecurity & Technology, Expleo Group

Nirali Bhatia

Nirali Bhatia
Cyber Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Malini Rao

Malini Rao
Global Cybersecurity expert & AI Evangelist

K M Reddy

K M Reddy
CISO, Union Bank of India

Kaustubh Aradhye

Kaustubh Aradhye
Director - Sales, India & South Asia, XM Cyber

Venkata Ramana Ratnakaram

Venkata R Ratnakaram
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

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SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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Parag Deodhar

Parag Deodhar leads the Global IT & cyber-security internal audit at Accenture. He is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner. Parag has over 24 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Management, specializing in Cyber Security, Operational Risk and Fraud Risk Management. He has held leadership roles like Chief Risk Officer and CISO with several multinational companies.

Krishna Sastry Pendyala

Mr. Krishna Sastry Pendyala is currently working as Partner, Cyber Security Consulting with Ernst & Young (E&Y) LLP, India. Prior to this, Mr. Sastry worked as Executive Director, Cyber Security Services, Advisory, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) India, Tata Consultancy Services as Principal Consultant & Global Head, Fraud Management & Digital Forensics and 23 years with Directorate of Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India as Forensic Scientist and handled a large number of Cyber Forensic Investigations.

Navaneethan M

Navaneethan M is an IT & Cyber security expert with multidomain expertise. He holds immense knowledge in the areas of Cyber security/Business continuity, Data Privacy/ GDPR, Cloud security, Threat Management, Risk Management and SOC. Prior to joining Tata Sky, he was the Group CISO for Payu Group.

Sapan Talwar

Professional with ~25 years of Industry experience in Technology and Security, with 17 years focusing on the areas of Cybersecurity, Cyber Resilience, Information Security Compliance & Governance, Risk management, Network Security, Applications & Infrastructure Vulnerability management.

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu – The Clairvoyant – Choreographing Brilliant Cyber Security Compositions for over two decades. Shattering the glass ceiling, her relentless efforts & services in this male dominated field not only made her a globally recognized visionary leader who leads by example but also an inspiration for women to opt cyber as a career & move into the C-Suite. Dr. Basuu has led global inclusive teams in Fortune 100 companies that include Automotive, BFSI, ITES & Manufacturing sectors (JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nissan Motor Corp. Ocwen, SLK, MetLife, Infosys & PCM Group).

Anuj Tewari

Anuj is a leader with proven experience in Risk and Compliance frameworks across the industries.Anuj has served as the expert advisor to many enterprise and industries in the design and deployment of Enterprise Risk, Regulatory Affairs, Information Security, Cyber Security, Privacy and Data Protection, Business Continuity, and Compliance programs.

Riwik Batabyal

Entrepreneurial-spirited, dynamic professional with 26 years of insightful experience in identifying, qualifying and implementing enabling technologies to transform enterprise systems into digital solutions. Handled oversight of IT and Engineering Group, delivered technical direction and developed strategy for T&E Management initiative. Founder/CTO of two start-ups, reached a business threshold and made successful exits to scale. Headed engineering/technology to transform large business process into simplified digital products, non-intrusively with patented product IPs.

Priyabrata Mohanty

Priyabrata Mohanty is the founder of “Intelliroot,” a leading cybersecurity company. He is a passionate entrepreneur with a penchant for innovation and technology. With 18+ years of diverse industry experience, I’m passionate about coding, cyber security, open source, and automation tech. His passion and initiatives in security is safeguarding businesses and empowering them to thrive fearlessly in the digital realm. He is dedicated to shaping a safer and more promising future through the harmonious blend of cutting-edge solutions and unwavering determination. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together, paving the way for endless possibilities in safeguarding CyberSpace.

Subhash Singh Punjabi

Effective leader & team player with over 27 years of experience in strategic planning, developing and implementing cutting edge information technology solutions to address business opportunities and in achieving corporate goals. Expertise in developing strategic plans for global implementation of complex IT solutions, building high-performance teams and implementing best practice methodologies.

Ravinder Arora

With 19 years of work experience in Global Cyber Security Program Management, he has established his domain leadership in cross vertical organizations. His insightful excellence in implementing and managing SOC (Security Operations Center) and getting desired results with the usage of different cyber security tools and technologies like DLP (Data Leakage Prevention), SIEM, WAF (Web Application firewalls), SOAR ( Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response), Anti-DDOS Identity and Access Management / User Behavior Analytics, Cyber threat intelligence, Vulnerability Management, Patch Management, Endpoint security management, Data Security and protection, IDS/IPS, Web content filtering, Application Security ( SAST and DAST), Cloud Security, CASB (Cloud Access Security manager), Data Center Security etc, has said it all.

Dr. Pawan K Sharma

Senior Technology Executive with 26 years plus of experience in IT transformation, IT Operations, capacity/cost projections, IT governance, Info Security . Logical thinker and strong communicator noted for transforming IT. Quality driven leader with profound analytical skills.

Balakrishnan Kanniah

He exhibits technological supremacy with wider range of career experience working with MNC’s/ clients on IT and business transformational engagements & IT security projects. Had handled complex IT solutions. successfully and established long-term value. A very strong Information Technology professional with multidisciplinary qualifications in Technology Management, Computing, and Security

Nirali Bhatia

Nirali Bhatia is an accomplished Consulting Psychologist and Psychotherapist, with over two decades of experience in web technology. Her area of expertise lies in Cyberpsychology, where she studies the impact of technology on human behaviour and mind. She is also a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Internet Addiction Therapist. . Her extensive experience and knowledge have led her to be a guest speaker and panelist for various organizations such as UN Women, UNICEF, National Commission for Women, and NASSCOM. Nirali is a Corporate Trainer for POSH and has conducted over 200 workshops and training sessions on cyber impact & digital parenting.

Malini Rao

A prominent Cybersecurity leader with over 2 decades of experience in information security, cybersecurity, cloud security, Governance, Risk & Compliance. She is a promoter of Women in Cybersecurity & Board Member of Women in cybersecurity W-CS – ISSA India chapter. She has already published various articles, whitepapers, Point of View on cybersecurity topics. In addition to these, she is also recognized as one of the Top 10 Women cybersecurity leaders globally by SC Media.

K M Reddy

Kaustubh Aradhye

Venkata R Ratnakaram