Anand R. Prasad
Founder & CEO | wenovator LLC
Dr. Anand R. Prasad is a global executive for information- and cyber-security who has delivered security solutions for 5G, 4G, network function virtualization, SOC, WiFi, mobile devices, enterprise and GRC processes from scratch for secure connectivity towards a safer society. Anand has globally propagated the concept of security as the business driver with security being holistic as well as inherent to a system while considering business and architectural implications.
Anand is Founder and CEO of wenovator LLC, a global provider of cybersecurity services and consulting with top-tier clients right across the telecommunications industry. He is also a Senior Security Advisor of NTT DOCOMO, providing advise on all aspects of cybersecurity for the company, Advisor to CTIF and Advisor to GuardRails. Prior to which Anand was ChiefInformation Security Officer, Board Member, of Rakuten Mobile, the world's leading MNO with the very first cloud-native 4G & 5G network implementation. As CISO of Rakuten Mobile Anand led all aspects of enterprise and mobile network security from design, deployment to operations. With over 20 years of experience, Anand has also held key roles in NEC, Genista, Lucent Technologies and Uniden. He is an innovator with over 50 patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, GWS, MWC, ICT etc.) and a prolific writer with 6 books and over 50 peer reviewed publications.
Anand was the Chairman of 3GPP SA3 where, among others, he led the standardisation of 5G security. He was governing council member of TSDSI, is governing body member of GISFI, Fellow of IET, Fellow of IETE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Anand is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of ICT Standardization and Co-Founder as well as Co- Editor of the Cybersecurity Magazine. He did his ir (MScEE) and PhD from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.