Kevin Kant

CEO | Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions

Kevin Kent, Founder & CEO of Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions, continues to be
recognized throughout the United States and internationally as a leader in data center
optimization, sustainability, and energy efficiency. He has an affiliation with several United
States environmental foundations and is a Climate Reality Leader. For his commitment to
improve global data center energy efficiency, decrease carbon footprint, and protect our
environment, both nationally and internationally, Kevin was selected to serve on the international
Data Center Institute Board of Directors, where he continues his focus on improving energy
efficiency. Kevin is a global trainer for DCPro providing critical training and certification for
the data center industry. In 2020 Kevin was recognized and award as global Top 100 Tech
Innovator and Influencer as well as the London Edge Conference Innovator Of The Year. He
has been featured in several tech magazines, blogs, webinars, and live podcasts throughout the
In 2020 Kevin was invited to be a keynote speaker at many virtual conferences in the United
States and internationally including an invitation to present at the United Nations data
center. His purpose in speaking is to create greater awareness of our climate emergency, global
data center energy consumption, and provide education on how to achieve data center energy
efficiency without sacrificing overall health or reliability of the facility. He will continue his
global travels, creating awareness and providing education, throughout 2021.
When Kevin is not traveling he can be found working in many data centers, putting into practice
the same techniques he shares during his presentations, helping others gain efficiency in their
data center and reduce their carbon footprint. His commitment to heal and protect our
environment can be seen in many ways but none more visible than his donations to
environmental foundations where thousands of trees have been planted as an incentive to data
center owners who significantly reduce their data center carbon footprint

Dr. Burzin Bharucha

Advisor | EY

Dr. Burzin Bharucha 

Advisor / Manager, Ernst & Young LLP 

He is part of the Cyber Security Consulting Services

He has cross-industry experience of 39 years. A professional with a mix of technical, functional, information security expertise in ITGRC / GDPR / Data Privacy, behavioral skill-set development from the boardroom to basement at all levels 

Has successfully led and delivered assignments in setting up multi billion $ projects in Nation State – information security and data privacy function that improved the information security posture of the State and several organizations through managing a multi-domain, multi-level defense-in-depth technology implementation 

He has delivered for over million+ Face-to-Face Learning and Awareness Behavioral Skill Development program around the world to make every person and organization #Cybersecure #BetterEveryday 

Burzin is a reputed speaker at several local and international forums a

Akshay Dhanak

Group CIO | Magma Fincorp

(1) Group CIO with 23.5 years of IT Solutions and Services delivery experience
o 22 Departments, 226 Processes
o 8 Delivery Units, including analytics, cyber security and procurement
o 327 Branches, 74 Partners

(2) Engagements:
o Business transformation & Tech modernization
o Enterprise Architecture, PMO, Partnerships
o Product development & Centers of excellence

(3) Business Domains:
o Banking, NBFC, Insurance; Regulatory mandates of RBI, NHB, IRDAI
o Telecom
o Public Sector – State Dept. of Health & Human Services

(4) Technology:
o Hybrid & Multi-cloud with 2 data centers and 2 public clouds
o CRM, Portal & Mobility
o Microservices, API Gateway, ESB, Messaging
o BPM, Business Rules Engine, RPA
o EDW, Data Lake, Data marts, BI, Analytics/ML @ Hyper-personalization & Hyper-localization for risk and performance
o Information & Cyber Security – SSO, MFA, IDAM, PIM, IRM, MDM
o Enterprise platforms: Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAS, SAP, Qlik, NewGen

Bharat Panchal

Chief Risk Officer - India, Middle East & Africa | FIS

Bharat Panchal is working as a Chief Risk Officer for India, Middle East &
Africa for FIS Global a Fortune 300 and world’s no. 1 fintech supporting the
banking and payment services across the world. Bharat is responsible for
creating risk culture at FIS and its ecosystem by way of designing,
implementing and monitoring risk controls.

Prior to FIS, he has been working as Chief of Risk Management for National
Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI) for more than 8 years. He was one
of the strong pillars since inception of NPCI, an umbrella organization for
entire retail payments system in India. He managed key functions like
Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, Operational Risk Management,
Ecosystem Cyber Security, Fraud Management and AML for NPCI and its
ecosystem since inception of NPCI.

Bharat holds an MBA degree in Information Systems and has around 26 +
years of rich experience of risk management, mainly in the banking and
telecommunication industry. Prior to NPCI, Bharat has worked with Kotak
Mahindra Bank, Citi, Reliance Communications and Tata Telecom.

He has established himself as thought leader for digital banking in India
with his immense knowledge of risk and cyber security areas and his
contribution to make the ecosystem risk free. He is one of the most sought
speaker on risk and cyber security subjects in India and worldwide. He has
been part of 200 + conferences in India and 25+ international conferences
across the world as keynote speaker or panelist.

Bharat has been honored with prestigious “Security Leader of the Year”
Award in 2014 and 2017 by Data Security Council of India (DSCI) for his
significant contribution in cyber security in banking sector. Computer
Society of India also has awarded him “Best CRO of the year” in 2016 apart
from several prestigious awards and recognitions from the industry. He has
been part of many committees of Govt. of India and RBI on cyber security.
He has written many articles and papers on cyber security and risk
management. He is also a co-author of “Data Sovereignty – The pursuit of

Shobhana Lele

CIO | The Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited

IT Professional with 2 decades of experience in various industry domains viz Chemicals, FMCG, Pharma, Retail and Realty, also a qualified Independent Director. Have worked on various technology domains viz ERP, CRM, Web/Mobile, Networking and Infrastructure, etc.

As part of my professional journey I have grown through the level of Executive to CIO and taken up regional and global roles in The Netherlands, UK, China and India. I have had a chance to execute many projects which have touched core business functions. This has enabled me to understand business processes and work on using technology effectively to increase productivity, compliances and help in either revenue growth or minimize costs of the organization.

Vinit Sinha

Director - Cybersecurity SME | Mastercard

With more than 15 years of experience in information security, cybersecurity, data privacy, and risk management, Vinit Sinha is a multifaceted technical leader. With profound knowledge and experience in domains such as information security, cybersecurity, data privacy, audit, governance, and compliance, he has delivered optimal solutions to industries such as automobile, telecom, BFSI, IT/ITES etc.

Along with being an advisory board member to EC-Council cybersecurity certifications, he is also a joint secretary of ISACA New Delhi Chapter and a prominent speaker advocating for information security solutions against various attack vectors.

His specializations include identity and access management, threat and vulnerability management, API security, mobile security, threat intelligence, malware analysis, governance, compliance, risk management and Cyber resiliency.

Mohit Kapoor

EVP & Group CTO | Mahindra Group

Mohit is responsible for driving the group’s ambitious digital transformation agenda working closely with the group businesses and by leveraging emerging technologies to create new business models and transform customer experiences across the diverse set of companies.

Mohit joined the Mahindra Group in October 2020 from DBS Bank where he was the head of technology optimization and head of Asia Hub at Hyderabad. He led the development of digital banking capabilities focusing on technology innovation across mobile, data, AI and cloud, amongst other deep engineering areas.

Mohit brings with him around 30 years of experience in Global Technology & Operations with the last 17 years in Banking and financial services industry. Prior to joining DBS, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Bank of Americas global business services across the world and the CIO for Mphasis before that.

Mohit is electronics engineer with advanced management and leadership certification from Cornell and Georgia Tech.