Vijay Kumar Verma

VP & Head of Cyber Security Engineering | Jio Platforms

Vijay K Verma is a dynamic professional leader having more than 25+ years of cross-functional experience in the Indian Army and Corporate Sector in Information Security and Telecom domains.

Presently He is leading Cyber Security Engineering at Jio Platforms Limited (JPL)

Professionally Mr. Vijay holds gold medals both in in B.Tech(Computer Science & Engineering) from NIT Hamirpur and M.Tech(IT) from IIT Roorkee. He also holds top cyber security certifications i.e. CCISO, PMP, CISA, CISSP, CEH, CHFI and ITIL.

IPS Atul Kulkarni

Additional Superintendent of Police | Indian Police Service

Indian Police Service(IPS), 2015 batch ,Maharashtra cadre
Secured an All India Rank of 180 in Civil Services Examination, 2014.
Completed B.E in Computer Science from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.

Urban Planner from Tata Institute of Social Sciences( TISS), Mumbai in the area of Urban policy and Governance.

Ravindra Baviskar

Director – Sales Engineering, India & SAARC | Sophos Technologies Pvt Ltd

Mr. Ravindra Baviskar currently is the Director – Presales (Cyber Security) – India & SAARC for Sophos. He has over 17+ years of Experience in IT Security and has been with Sophos for more
than 14+ years now. He has extensively worked in the Presales department of Sophos and has helped not only to develop his own region of Western India but also has supported a lot of
National / International projects.

His current profile involves solving the presales / technical queries and closely working with the development team in evolving the product by incorporating market feedback. With his vast experience and technical background, he has been vital in identifying and solving the needs of
Customers from the defense, BFSI, Education verticals amongst many others.

Mr. Baviskar has done his BE in Computers and has successfully completed the CCNA and Certified Ethical Hacker certifications. He has trained and certified 500 plus engineers on Sophos/Cyberoam Security product. He has been an eminent speaker in various forums,
seminars & conferences on IT Security Events, Defense Expositions and IT and had been conducting various webinars, trainings and informative sessions.

RaviKiran S Avvaru

Head - IT (APMEA) | Apollo Tyres Ltd

Mr. RaviKiran offers 20 years of Rich Experience in Information Technology, with an exposure of Business & Financial Services Industry, Manufacturing Liquid Natural Gas, and Electrical & Power Automation and Currently with Apollo Tyres as Head IT for APMEA

Rajesh Kathuria

AVP - IT | Shemaroo Entertainment Limited

Well-rounded background of IT infrastructure management and software system management with over 25 years in IT including 21 years of management experience. Sound understanding of the business requirements, the deliverables involved and timelines, Handling cost/spends/budgets have been key result areas. System setup, Project Management, Product Quality Assurance job done in addition to managing SOX compliance activity at – one of the premier worldwide online providers of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services form part of my current activity. Orchestrating data management and tools for data analysis for executive decisions for management, New gadgets evaluation and implementations, Enterprise security mgmt.. for operations and compliance for on prem and in cloud , tied up with av vendors for offering av and malware defense for consumers thereby aligning IT in line of biz. Executed and achieved CERT based security certification to comply to india’s biggest psu ban, implemented UTM’s and Cloud based anti spam services , Slashing IT operations cost up to 30% by re negotiations with IT vendors for pricing and fees, Software License Management while ensuring the continuation and enhancement of services.

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Mugunthan Soundararajan

Advisor & EX SVP | HTH Global Network & Limited

Mugunthan Soundararajan is an acclaimed Industry Thought leader, advisor, mentor and a visionary in next-Gen technologies – Cloud Computing, AI and Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity and Blockchain. He has over 34 years of experience in IT across various domains like Banking, Power, Telecom, Internet and Consulting.

He was with Limited as Senior Vice President of Technology and prior to that was CIO at Sify Technologies Limited.

Mugunthan is a passionate technologist and has enabled individuals to grow in their career and transformed organisations to the next level. He is an enthusiastic and fervent speaker in various events and forums.

Mugunthan is a graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and holds MBA degree in Financial Management. Besides technology, he has interests in Gardening and singing, plays Badminton and other sports.

Navaneethan M

Chief Information Security Officer | Groww


Navaneethan Carries a deep passion and love for the cybersecurity space, He is working as a Senior Vice President- Chief Information security Officer & Head-IT, Groww,

He has extensive experience and expertise in areas such as CISO/CIO operation, Strategic Cybersecurity Account Management, Enterprise Security and Risk management, Cyber emerging technology, Cyber Threat Landscape, Hacking and countermeasures, Business development, Cyber security Business Operations, Program Management and People leadership,

  • He is Result oriented and effectual leader with proven ability in driving results to the benefit of clients.
  • He had demonstrated on Launching new services for the various niche cyber security areas.
  • Led a team distributed across global locations pertaining to Cyber Security.
  • Achieving highest level of customer satisfaction, delivering cost effective industrialised delivery as well as quality.
  • Demonstrated on creating a cybersecurity Strategy and road map to achieve client’s business objective by thought leadership.
  • Key speaker in cybersecurity forum & leading university/colleges/ISACA/DSCI/Leading firm/forum in India & across the world.
  • Published several Cyber technical papers in international journals.
  • He has done Diploma in electrical and electronics engineering, Engineering in Electronics and communication, Master in Information communication Engineering, Current pursuing D.( Cyber security).
  • He is holding 21 Cybersecurity Industry leading certification.
  • Mentoring and coaching Students and employees across different university & Industry.
  • He is SIG council Member of Nasscom’s Cybersecurity Future skill – of india.
  • Mentoring Many start-up organization & Part of Board of studies across different university.
  • He played vital cyber security role in Xerox, Capgemini, Deloitte, PayU


Burgess Cooper

Partner - Consulting Services | EY

Burgess Cooper is a Partner & Heads Cyber Security Market with a team of 600+ professionals.

He has 23+ years of experience in securing some of the biggest brands in the world from potential cyber-attacks.

Prior to EY he was a CISO with Vodafone and HSBC and responsible for Information Security, Privacy & Compliance across the Telecom and BFSI sector.

He is a regular speaker and a jury member at prominent industry events – BCCI, ASSOCHAM, CII, CISO, E-crime and a qualified EC-Council’s CEI Master Trainer for Industry CISO certification course.

Vishal Pranjale

Head of Cyber Security & Business Resiliency | Invesco Limited

Vishal is an Information Security leader with 20+ years of experience in Information Security / Cyber security, having an attitude for meeting challenges with expertise in Enterprise Risk Management, Implementation of industry specific standards, Security Policies & Procedures and Information Security advisory and assurance. Vishal’s experience includes building enterprise cyber security strategic programs, build strong relationships with business leaders, Technology leaders and advise boards on cyber security as a trusted advisor.

With CISSP, CISA, CISM certifications and strong technical background, Vishal has led many cyber security assignments to organizations such as Financial Services (Banking and Insurance), Communication and High Tech (Telecommunication), Products (Healthcare and life sciences), IT and ITES, Retail and manufacturing. Passionate team player with proven track record of managing large teams for project execution by knowledge sharing, easy to interact with, positive in attitude and innovative in thoughts.

Babitha B P

Chief Information Security Officer | CSB Bank Ltd

Chief Information Security Officer in CSB Bank Ltd (formerly known as Catholic Syrian Bank), is the head of IT security, driving the IT security strategy and implementation forward whilst protecting the business from security threats and cyber-hacking. Have 18 +years of diverse Information Technology & security experience, building high performance cross-functional teams that have consistently delivered excellent results. Has held a series of roles in Information Technology for over a decade.

Speaker and moderator in International tech summits, Tech forums and conferences, ISACA chapters, Kerala Management Association and Cyber Security Awareness Events in colleges. A Graduate of Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) from Kerala University,

a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) issued by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), holds Diploma in information audit (DISA) holds Certified Network Security Specialist (CNSS) issued by International Cyber Security Institute and is a Certified

Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. (CAIIB) from Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF).

Has been honoured with Cyber Sentinel Award 2020, CXO Tech Excellence award 2020 by CXOTV News Virtual Tech Summit and Award 2020, Best IT Leader Information Security and Risk Management by BFSI Innovation and Tech Summit, Defenders 100 Award by CISOCONNECT, BOLD CISO Award by dynamic CISO 2020, Top 100 CISO Award 2020 by CISO Platform and InfoSec Maestro Award 2019.

Sabarinathan Sampath

Chief Strategy Officer | Drive19

Sabarinathan Sampath, Chief Strategy Officer, Drive19 (a venture of ZNet Technologies) is a proficient and seasoned senior executive with over 23 years of experience in delivering large-scale, custom, integrated technology solutions for leading telcos, hosters and large enterprises. His expertise includes consulting and launching of cloud services delivery platform (offering array of SaaS/IaaS/PaaS services). He is an inspirational leader who works effectively in building new global, cross-functional teams focusing on sustainable results with a process oriented approach. He has held senior positions in Europe and in South East Asia in large multi-national organizations. He is a regular speaker/moderator/panellist in various events centred around emerging technologies, cloud, digital transformation, and datacenter and hosting industry.

He is now settled in India with his wife and 2 kids. He loves to get on long rides on his cycle as a part of his daily routine. For more details on his profile, you may look at: