Rajeev Chandrasekhar is the Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
He is an Indian politician and entrepreneur, technocrat and was serving his third term as a Member of Parliament in the upper house (Rajya Sabha) from BJP representing Karnataka. He also served as National Spokesperson of BJP and was vice-chairman of the Kerala wing of the BJP-led coalition National Democratic Alliance.
Rajeev's political work focuses on protecting Bengaluru and Bengalureans' interests with Urban Governance issues, Transforming India through Governance and Economic reforms, Veteran and Armed Forces issues, Protecting our Children etc. For causes he believes in and supports, he has - apart from raising these in Parliament, actively approached the courts to intervene on behalf of citizens as in the case of Sec 66A, Aadhaar privacy issues and voting rights for Armed Forces. He is an active MP and his work and its effects are available through periodic report cards. He is widely recognized as the most Informed and active MP on Digital India, Internet and Technology issues, Spectrum Allocation, Net Neutrality, Consumer rights in cyber space policies and regulatory matters and is unafraid to dive into issues that need support after informing himself well on these.
Additionally, he has focused on and taken up a wide array of macro-economic and micro-economic issues that include restructuring of Public Sector Banks, creating Transparency in the management of Public Assets and repairing key sectors in the economy to revive growth amongst others. Rajeev's insight made him one of the first individuals to raise concerns regarding the ad hoc allocation of 2G licenses starting 2007 - which led to cancellation of 122 licences by the Supreme Court of India in 2012.
It was his relentless campaign and later a petition in the Supreme Court that led to Armed Forces personnel getting the right to vote in their place of posting in the 2014 General Elections and further electoral reforms to bring the facility of e-Postal Ballot to Armed Forces. After the Uri Terror attack in September 2016, he was the first MP in India to have challenged the MFN status granted to Pakistan and submitted a Private Member's Bill in the Rajya Sabha on 18 November 2016 titled: "The Declaration of Countries as Sponsor of Terrorism Bill, 2016". In February 2016, Rajeev was felicitated by the General Officer Commanding-in- Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen KJ Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Bar) with the GOC-in- C Commendation Card at HQ Western Command, Chandigarh for his support and work for the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.
Admiral R Hari Kumar is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 January 1983. In his career spanning over 38 years, he has commanded Coast Guard Ship C-01, IN Ships Nishank, Kora, Ranvir and the Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat. A Gunnery specialist, he has held several key appointments, including Fleet Operations Officer and Fleet Gunnery Officer of Western Fleet, Executive Officer (EXO) of INS Vipul, Gunnery Officer (GO) of INS Ranjit, commissioning GO of INS Kuthar and commissioning crew of INS Ranvir. His shore appointments include Command Gunnery Officer at HQWNC, Naval Advisor to Government of Seychelles, UN Mission in Somalia (UNOSOM II) at Mogadishu and Training Commander, INS Dronacharya. As a Flag Officer, he has served as Commandant of the Naval War College at Goa, Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet (FOCWF), Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command, Controller Personnel Services and Chief of Personnel (COP) at Naval Headquarters. He has also served as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to The Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) at the critical junction during the creation of the institution of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Department of Military Affairs (DMA).
He was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at Mumbai, prior taking over helm as Chief of the Naval Staff on 30 November 2021.
Rear Admiral Mohit Gupta, VSM is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy. He has specialized in Naval Communications and Electronic Warfare and is a Submariner. He has undergone Staff Course at Cape Town, South Africa and the Naval Higher Command Course in India at Naval War College. He is also an alumnus of the National Defence College, New Delhi and is the only officer from India to have participated in the ‘Perisher’ Submarine Command Course conducted by Netherlands.
On the academic front, he holds post graduate degrees in Electronics & Telecommunications from CUSAT, Kochi, Masters Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance from Symbiosis, Pune, Defence Studies from Madras University and M.Phil in Defence Studies from Mumbai University and National Security Strategy from Madras University.
During his Naval career spanning over 36 years, he has held various appointments in afloat and ashore billets which include command of IN Submarines, Shankush, Shalki & Shishumar and Frigate Beas. He has worked in staff at Directorates of Naval Plans, Submarine Operations and Submarine Acquisitions. He has also been the Commodore Commanding Submarines West and CO of the Submarine Base INS Vajrabahu at Mumbai. On promotion to Flag rank, he served as ACNS(SM) at Naval HQs. He took over the reins of DCyA as Director General on its raising.
An electronics & Communication(s) Engineer by Profession and currently holds the position of Director (Cyber Security) with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
29 year professional experience of - Research & Development, Project Evolution & Management and Policy Formulation (National & International), Team Leadership of National Programmes in the area of Information & Communication Technologies. Also has a Diploma in Internet Governance (University of Malta) & PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law, ILI, New Delhi
● Technical Reports and Research Papers
● Country Position Papers and Policy formulation
Society Member of Engineering, Research, Standards, Technical Committees
● IEEE Women in Engineering Society
● Institution of Engineer & Telecommunication Engineer (IETE)
● Standards for Telecom Equipments of the Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC, Dept. of Telecommunications, Govt. of India
● International Advisory Board of the International Conference on “COMmunication System & NETworkS (COMSNETS)”.
● United Nation’s ‘Internet Governance Forum’ and was instrumental in establishing the Indian Chapter of Internet Governance Forum (IIGF)
● Governmental Advisory Committee of ‘Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’.
Sunil Kanchi serves both as Chief Information Officer and Chief Investment Officer for UST. Sunil oversees IT, communications, and digital transformation for all internal systems, and is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate venture capital, and partnerships.
Sunil came on as Senior Vice President in 2014 when UST acquired Kanchi Technologies, an engineering services company that delivered a unique form of outsourcing, referred to as “co-sourcing.” Sunil founded Kanchi Technologies in 2009, and served as CEO, overseeing operations in the USA, Germany, and India. Previously, Sunil served as Director of Business Development for Larsen & Toubro, and as Manager for Strategic Planning Projects for Rockwell Automation. He spent his earlier career as a consultant with PTC.
Sunil is known for his expertise in building high-performance teams, driving profitability and growth through innovative solutions, and executing effective go-to-market strategies. In 2013, the Milwaukee Business Journal named Sunil one of its “40 Under 40” business leaders to watch. He is a certified Lean Master and Six Sigma Green Belt.
Sunil holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, a Master of Science from Wichita State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Kellog School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jasbir is the Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Defence System Limited (Division – Homeland & Cyber Security), a Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd company.
He is an Armed Forces Veteran and global business leader with extensive experience in business development, new product & concept creation, collaboration & strategic partnership, sales & project management team development in Defence, Homeland Security & Smart Cities industry.
His lead from front style of leadership, combined with sharp focus on customer experience has helped Mahindra Defence emerge as one the leading Defence & Security solution providers in India.
In a career spanning 21+ years, Jasbir has held several leading & challenging positions with Indian Navy & Mahindra group. He was the youngest head of technical department who prepared Indian Navy sail ship INS Tarangini for the first circumnavigation voyage and sailed onboard it for seven months. Among few in the world who have been fortunate to sail across Atlantic Ocean on a sail ship. He was awarded on the spot Chief of Navy Staff commendation for saving/salvage operations of INS Agray, Anti Submarine Warfare ship at sea.
He lead Mahindra team to win & deliver the World’s Largest Integrated Police Emergency Management system catering to 220 Million population from a single command & control centre which include our vehicles, people & technology.
A mechanical graduate with distinction from Pune University, Marine Engineer certification from Indian Naval Institute, Lonavla, Master in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai, Armed Force Management Certification, MDI Gurgaon are some of his key educational qualification.
Jasbir is a TEDx Speaker and has been a key note speaker at some of the World’s leading Defence & Security conferences such as Counter Terror Expo- London, Oil & Gas summitsSingapore, Smart Cities – Delhi, Port Security- Mumbai, National Forensic Sciences University, Gujarat . He plays an active role in industry collaboration bodies & Government committees on National Security domain.
Sunil Varkey has over 26 years of Security leadership experience, with large global corporates in banking, telecoms, ITES, software and manufacturing.
Sunil is Forescout CTO for its EMEA & APJ, prior to this he led Cyber Security Assessment and Testing for HSBC, he also worked with Symantec as CTO and Strategist, Wipro as Global CISO and Fellow, as Head of Security and Privacy at Idea Cellular, and in GE, Barclays and SABB.
Academically, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics engineering with an MBA. He is also CISSP, CIPP/US, GSNA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, SCF, ABCP, ITIL- V2 manager and Six Sigma GB certified.
He has participated in various advisory forums globally, and published and presented various articles sessions related to the information assurance domain. Multiple patent applications of him, on Information security are currently in consideration with patent offices.
Colonel Nidhish Bhatnagar is ex Military who has served in the Indian Army for 25 years before switching to other arenas of service to the nation. Subsequently, he has been the head of Defence Programs for Larsen & Toubro Ltd, and then worked in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports. He is currently the Director of School of Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security at Rashtriya Raksha University, an Institution of National Importance and a National University. An alumni of IIT Delhi, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he is considered as an authority on cyber security and artificial intelligence, Colonel Nidhish Bhatnagar has been at the cutting edge of research as also instrumental in shaping policy and developing national capability in these fields.
Detective Acting Superintendent Rouse has 38 years’ service with the Queensland Police Service in Australia. In 1996, Jon commenced investigating crimes against children and in 2001 he commenced at Task Force Argos where he implemented Australia’s first operation to proactively target internet child sex offenders.
He has instigated multiple national and international investigations targeting child exploitation criminal networks and has delivered training to law enforcement officers in Australia and across the world.
Jon is currently the joint Subgroup Chair of the INTERPOL Covert Internet Investigators Group and is a Director with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB).
In July 2019, Jon was seconded to the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) to lead the national covert online operations team, Victim Identification Unit and Training team.
Jon is the recipient of four Commissioners Certificates for his operational leadership and two Queensland Police Excellence awards for Child Protection Prevention.
In May 2018, Jon accepted the ‘Champion for Children Award’ in New York from the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in recognition of his dedication for over 24 years to fighting and investigating crimes against children.
Jon was awarded the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2019 and he is the recipient of the Queensland Police Medal, the National Service Medal, the Exemplary Conduct medal, the National Police Medal and the Australian Police Medal.
Aseem is a renowned security researcher with extensive experience in system programming, security research and consulting. He has worked on various security software including IBM ISS Proventia UTM appliance, Mirapoint messaging / security appliance, anti-spam engine, anti-virus software, multicast packet reflector, Transparent HTTPS proxy with captive portal, bayesian spam filter to name a few. He is well known in the hacking and security community as the founder of null - The open security community (registered not-for-profit organization, (null.co.in)) the largest security community in India. The focus and mission of null is advanced security research, sharing information, responsible vulnerability disclosure and assisting Govt./ private organizations with security issues.His research includes Linux remote thread injection, automated web application detection and dynamic web filter. He has authored several software projects such as Jugaad, EyePee and Kunsa due to be released under an open source license.
George Eapen is currently the Group CIO for Petrofac, one of the worlds largest O&G EPC Companies with 8000 employees with annual revenue of $3B in 2021 as well as Global Board of Advisor for IBM Security. George was previously Chief Information Security Officer for Petrofac .
Previously , responsible for defining Cyber Security strategy for Enterprise IT & OT for the General Electric (GE) International as a Chief information Security Officer.
16 years of global experience with multiple businesses as Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Digital, etc.., and in diverse domains (Software development, Quality, Auditing, Infrastructure, Operations & Cyber Security).
Presented over 30+ conferences in the Middle East, USA, Europe including conferences like IBM Think, Microsoft Ignite, Gartner, GISEC 2018, MILIPOL, Cloud MENA, CISO 360, etc..
Serves as a non Executive Board member for many Cyber Organizations and Cyber Committees.
Recipient of multiple awards globally which includes MESA, CXO 50, CISO 30, etc..
Holding an Electrical Engineering degree from MG University, an MBA from Symbiosis and an Executive MBA from MIT Sloan.
Serving in the Customer Advisory Board (CXO Council) for Darktrace.
A creative adventurer with extensive experience in the field of Information & Cyber Security, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Business Continuity, Quality Compliance and Service Delivery roles; governing both the Cloud and On-Premises applications & infrastructure in the Banking and Financial Domain.
Have been involved in strategizing and governing transformational Information & Cyber Security programs and proficient experience in risk management and regulatory and global financial requirements and standards such as Singapore MAS, Hong Kong MA, UAE NESA, SOX, PCI DSS, NIST, IT Act India, UK PRA etc. Has vast expertise in performing risk assessment especially pertaining to cyber security risks across various domains.
Has been involved with various organizations and educational institutes with an immense desire to cultivate a risk awareness culture and pass on a legacy of cyber security risks to the next generation.
Am a gourmet, sportsman, Liverpool FC fan, a traveller and enjoys associating with multi ethnic groups.
Rohit Srivastwa is a serial entrepreneur, an investor, a recipient of Microsoft MVP award in the domain of “Enterprise Security”, and a multifaceted professional with experience in Cyber Security, Enterprise Security, Enterprise IT, Secure Digital Transformation and Cyber warfare. He is also actively involved in advising several Military agencies, Law Enforcement, Corporate and Government bodies of different countries in these fields.
He is a well-known Security Evangelist and Founder of India’s first ever hackers conference and community named “ClubHack”. He has had a bunch of startups in the past, with the last one acquired by QuickHeal Technology Ltd in 2016.
Rohit has designed the entire MTech program in Information Security that is being currently offered by Pune University. He is also a visiting faculty at several A-grade institutions such as IITs, IIMs, Symbiosis, BITS, etc. He is a liaison member at FIRST.org, where his responsibilities include liaising between CERTs of different countries and companies.
He has been featured in many technical shows and news panel discussion related to cyber warfare and cyber security. Rohit is also a renowned speaker and has spoken in many events across the globe including TEDx, Microsoft Digital Crime Convention among others.
A leader with major operating tenets as driving technology transformation through thought leadership, innovation, analytics & delivering value to stakeholders.
Shiju is global technology leader who has been instrumental in driving the technology transformations for business in the range of to multi Billion USD as revenues. He has been key player at Organisations which have been on an average 30% growth year on year.
Currently spearheading the IT function, strategies and designing the digital roadmap for Poonawalla Finance, a group company of Dr Cyrus Poonawalla Group and India’s leading financial services conglomerate and designated as Chief Information Officer.
Key achievements in the earlier stints include setting up of the complete IT Infrastructure, Application deployment and security operations including SOC from the scratch for two start up MNCs in India viz., Gateway Terminals India and Fullerton India. Implemented Virtualisation on Open platform, which was the first of its kind in India. Automated the Business Continuity by building robust DR setup with seamless switch over from Primary site to DR site.
He is also associated with Cyberdome ranked as Commander, Public Private Partnership initiative started by Kerala Police to combat Cyber Threats.
Shiju is also Technology Advisory Board Member for top security OEM’s & few Financial institution in India & abroad.
Shiju was recognised as “Security Leader of the Year - Financial Services” in December 2016 by DSCI, NASSCOM.
He holds a Engineering Degree in Computer Science & Engineering and Management Degree in IT. Certified Ethical Hacker, Prominent Speakers and contributes inputs to many security forums for combating cyber threats. Recognized as Most Innovative CIO’s of India, Top 100 CISO’s & CSO’s consistently over last many years by various media groups.
The speaker has 14 years of experience in Cyber Security. He is associated with policy making, compliance enforcement, VAPT, DevSec, Incident Response, Cyber forensics etc. He has Cyber Security Certifications like CISSP, GCIH, GMON, Comptia Security plus, CHFI and ISO 27001. He has presented papers at C0CON at multiple occasions including C0C0N chapter XII in Sep 19.
llyas Kooliyankal is a Cyber Security leader with multi decade of experience in pioneering & leading multi- million-dollar transformation programs across institutions, including banking and ISPs. He has laid the foundation of digital secure landscape for prioritizing continuous business growth. Currently he is the CISO of A Leading Bank in UAE. His core ideology is to transform & institutionalize a cyber-secure culture for defending the bank against dynamic threat vectors. With his innovative approaches & proven experience with brilliant community services in the field of cybersecurity, earned him many awards, including CNME Middle East CISO 2021 and IDC Middle East CISO of the Year-2020. Illyas Kooliyankal is also a well-known speaker & writer. He has delivered keynote speeches at many international conferences and has penned down his unconventional & challenging prospective on cyber security through various blogs and magazines.
CNME Middle East CISO of the Year Award Winner 2021 IDC Middle East CISO of the Year Award Winner 2020 CISO 100 Information Security Executive for year 2019 - MESA Awards
CISO 100 Information Security Executive for year 2018 - MESA Awards
CISO 100 Information Security Executive for year 2017 - MESA Awards
EC Council Global CISO Award Runner up (USA) Computer News Middle East (CNME) – CISO Award 2018 CISO 50 Awards for Year 2019
CISO 30 Awards for the Year 2018
CISO of the Year 2014 – ISACA
Batch – 2009, Karnataka Cadre
Education – BE, M Tech, Masters Degree in Police Management
Experience – ASP, Gulbarga, SP – Mandya District and Dakshina Kannada District, SP- Cyber Crime, CID, Karnataka, DCP, Bengaluru City
Current Posting- Assistant Director (MCTP), SVPNPA, Hyderabad
Awards & Recognitions –
1. Director's Commendation and Insignia (Gold Plated)) – 2021 at SVP NPA, Hyderabad.
2. He has received National Award for e-Governance in 2015 for Use of ICT in Citizen Centric Services.
3. He was also awarded with Best Probationer in co-curricular activities in SVP NPA in 2009 Batch.
Interests - He is a keen learner in the field of road safety and Blockchain technology. He maintains a blog on road safety called as https://improveroadsafety.blogspot.com/
1. SVP NPA Journal Vol. LXXI No.2 December 2021 Article: “Road Safety: The Solutions!!!”
2. SVP NPA Journal Vol. LXIX No.2 December 2020 Article: “Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies Part-1: Basics for Police Personnel”
3. The Bureaucrat Express, February 2015, Volume 2, Issue 2, Page Number 24 – Article:- “Effective Vehicles Database Management to dispose vehicles lying unclaimed in the police stations”.
4. Defense and Security Alert, June 2015, Volume 6, Issue 9, Page Number 64 – Article:- “Effective Vehicles Database Management to dispose vehicles lying unclaimed in the police stations”.
5. IIB Bulletin published by Insurance Information Bureau of India Volume 2 Issue 2 Q2, FY 2015-16 published case study with title “The Mandya Miracle” about unclaimed vehicles disposal by Mandya Police.
An experienced leader of Datacenter Infrastructure and Information security with major operating tenets of implementing defense in depth, acquiring 360 degree view of security, implementing IT infrastructure setups from the scratch, revamping datacenters and designing & implementing Business Continuity plans and Disaster Recovery sites.
Maya has a demonstrated history of working in the diverse industries of Telecommunication, BFSI and Manufacturing. She succeeded in positioning the Technology function as a Business Transformation initiative, with major contributions in IT infrastructure, Security technology implementations focussing on protection, prevention, monitoring and alerting.
Key achievements in the current and earlier stints include setting up of complete IT and datacenter infrastructure from the scratch, setting up of Security technology and framework from the scratch and operationalising it and designing & implementing Business continuity plans and Disaster recovery sites.
She is associated with Cyberdome ranked as Commander, a Public Private Partnership initiative started by Kerala Police to combat Cyber Threats and to spread awareness among masses
Maya has won many industry accolades and awards in recognition to her contribution to technology and security. She is a regular speaker in industry forums and writes technology articles.
She holds an engineering degree in Electronics engineering and post graduate degree in Software systems with specialisation in Network security. She also holds a management degree in Finance management. She also has many certifications including CISA, ISO 27001 LA, DCPLA to her credit.
Philip is an industry recognized Analytics & Artificial Intelligence veteran, Cyber Security & Risk Leader, Digital Transformation Executive, with around 20 years of domestic and international experience in the fields of Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Risk & Intelligence, NextGen Cyber Defense and Digital Transformation.
Currently he serves as the Global Head – Applied Intelligence, Platforms, Engineering & Architecture, for DXC Security at DXC Technology. He has led various business management and strategic roles at Accenture, IBM, Larsen &Toubro, Datum Informatics etc. Before joining Accenture, Philip was the Co-founder & CEO of Datum Informatics Pvt. Ltd, a BigData Analytics & Artificial Intelligence firm, with deep focus into Cognitive Contextual Intelligence using AI & Machine learning.
Philip is also part of various industry bodies and academic institutions, at the capacity of Mentor & Thought Leader, Strategic Advisor, Governing Board Member, Board of Studies Member, Academic Counsel Member.
He is an invited Key-Note Speaker in more than 465 National & International Conferences and Leading Academia. Philip is a Post Graduate in Mathematics, Master of Philosophy in Mathematics and Diploma in Computer Applications. Philip is also a Certified Design Thinking Practitioner (from Luma Institute USA).
22 years of leadership / consulting expertise in Information Security | Governance | Risk Management | Data Privacy | BCP/DR
Expert in driving Information Security with the right balance between compliance and agility in line with the business risk appetite of the Organization.
CSO / Head of Cyber Assurance Services, StarOne IT
Hon. Commander, Kerala Police Cyberdome
President, ISACA Trivandrum Chapter
Vice President - InfoSec, 1.3Bn $ US Fintech
Global Head - InfoSec, 1.3Bn $ IT Services Firm
Scientist , ISRO
Project Engineer, Keltron
CISA, CISM, CRISC, CDPSE, CPISI, CEH, BSSE
Lead Auditor for ISO 27001 & ISO 22301
APMG accredited trainer for CISA, CISM, CRISC
Abhijith also known by the pseudonym Abx, has more than a decade of experience in the Offensive Cyber Security domain. Currently managing offensive security operations and adversary simulation for a global FinTech company. Formerly the Deputy Manager - Cyber Security at Nissan Motor Corporation, previously employed with EY as a Senior security analyst.
He is the founder and lead of Adversary Village at DEF CON hacking conference, a community purely concentrated on Adversary Simulation, Adversary Tactics, Purple teaming and related topics;
Also acts as the Lead Organizer of an official DEF CON Group (https://dc0471.org/). He has recently started running Tactical Adversary project (https://tacticaladversary.io/) which focuses on adversary attack simulation and red teaming tactics.
Abhijith has spoken at various cyber security conferences such as Nullcon, c0c0n, BSides, OWASP Seasides, DEFCON 28 safemode - DCG Village, The Diana Initiative, Opensource India, Adversary Village at - DEF CON 29, DEF CON 30 etc
Raj is a partner and leads Arete’s business in the APAC region with responsibility for setting up and driving long- and short-term goals, defining and managing budgets, and overseeing workforce planning, technology management, operations, and business development activities.
Raj brings more than 29 years’ experience in establishing and leading global delivery with large teams. Prior to joining Arete, he worked at Deloitte and Broadridge Financial Services. While CIO for Deloitte U.S. India, he successfully set up global IT operations to support member firms in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and more. Raj was also a leader for diversity at Deloitte, responsible for a senior management mentoring program, and today, he mentors startup CEOs across multiple industries. Raj holds an MBA from Delhi University.
Diwakar Sheoran is an Associate Vice President with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company based in Mumbai. Diwakar leads Liability Claims and Value Added Services Practice has over 10 years of experience in handling claims, cross border litigations and commercial disputes. He has created unique services to assist customers across a wide spectrum of areas such as financial crime, cyber security and governance issues. He has handled more than 1000 Liability claims and 100+ cyber security incidents for policyholders.
Diwakar is a lawyer by qualification and has been associated with ICICI Lombard for 7 years and works closely with cyber security organisations to build solutions on pro-active and reactive side for their policyholders.
I have overall of 21 years in business-critical domain of cyber defence, data protection and regulatory compliance and extensive hands-on knowledge of all leading information security technology.
• Cyber Incident Response
• SIEM Platform
• Product Security
• Risk Management
• Security Process Governance
• Enterprise Security Architecture
• IT Security & Infrastructure Management
• Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Planning
• Security Framework
• Security Compliance
• Strategy Planning
• Information Security Awareness
• Security Solutioning
• Technology & Process Audits
• Cyber Defence
• Vulnerability Management
• Information Privacy
I have acquired 11 industry-recognized certifications in the domains of IT, Information Security, Cyber Security Framework and Secure Enterprise Architecture (CFE, CISA, CISM, SABSA, CDPSE).
I have worked as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of large IT/ITES organization in my previous job and currently Head of Information Security in large Internet technology company. I hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering and MTech from BITS Pilani. I have three patents (pending) in Cognitive Security. Sridhar has co-authored a book on “Insider Threat” published by Forbes Asia and DSCI. I hold numerous awards and accolades from the industry bodies and consortiums.
I am currently associated as industry expert, mentor and faculty in specialized training institutes and university, I am involved from course design, board of studies and being faculty and mentoring students.
Saurabh is a senior security researcher on the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky. He contributes to the GReAT team’s mission by helping to investigate the most active and advanced threat actors, targeted attacks, attacker tools and more. Saurabh’s professional passions include reverse engineering malware, as well as uncovering, tracking and analyzing APT campaigns and providing technical reports. Saurabh has previously spoken at conferences such as c0c0n 2021 and AVAR.
Noushin Shabab is a cybersecurity researcher based in Australia, specializing in reverse engineering and targeted attack investigations. She joined Kaspersky in 2016 as a senior security researcher in the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT). Her research focuses on the investigation of advanced cyber-criminal activities and targeted attacks with a particular focus on local threats in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Kaspersky, Noushin worked as a senior malware analyst and security software developer focusing on rootkit analysis and detection techniques as well as APT attack investigations.
Noushin is very active in the local cybersecurity community in Australia and New Zealand where she regularly presents at various security conferences and events and also delivers technical workshops. She is also a member of the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) which aims to connect, support, collaborate and inspire women in the Australian cybersecurity industry. She was the first mentor to provide technical workshops and mentorship in the AWSN cadets program. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between university and industry by bringing together female students from different universities interested in pursuing a career in the information security space.
Biju K is a seasoned security professional and a leader in the security technology community. Having previously served as the CISO at Federal Bank and presently heading its Operational Risk Management Division, he has vast experience in aiding financial institutions strengthen their security technology.
An alumnus of Madurai Kamaraj University, he has vast experience and expertise in multiple operational areas including banking, customer relations and risk management. In his various roles at Federal Bank, he has pushed for new technologies for strengthening the backbone of the security infrastructure.
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 20+ 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 in many National and International Tech Forums & summits. Involved in mentoring young professionals in their career path. Frequent speaker in colleges and schools to make students aware about cyber security & career. Part of various cyber security awareness campaigns by ASAP Kerala government, Rotary Clubs, IEEE,IMA etc.
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).
Board member of ISACA Cochin Chapter. Has been honoured with India's top IT Security lnfluencers and Community Contributors Award 2021 by CISO Platform, lnfosec Maestro Awards 2021, Cyber Security Leadership Award by CX0 and Tech Summit 2021,Cyber Sentinel Award 2020, CX0 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 lnfosec Maestro Award 2019.
Article were published in Mathrubhumi newspaper,banking Frontier Magazine, CEO Lounge and ETCISO.
First Lady CISO in Indian Banking Industry.
Amit is a renowned National Security Expert and a Crime Investigator on Cyber Forensics and Ethical Hacking to various Indian Investigation Agencies and Police deptt.
He is radio host of the popular show - "Hidden Files" in 93.5 Red FM. The show reaches 20million listeners every week and is available on all leading platforms.
A prominent speaker and a renowned name on national and international cyber security conferences, Amit is regularly quoted in Indian print and electronic media on global cyber issues. He is also invited by various arms of the Indian government, including its defense forces to train their cyber professionals, acknowledging his authority on cyber security.
A commonwealth UK, Chevening fellow, Mr. Amit is also an advisory member to various start-up boards and security forums.
Dr Baptiste David is cybersecurity analyst at ERNW in Germany. His research is mainly focused on malware analysis, security under Windows operating system, networks, kernel development, and vulnerabilities. He also works in data analysis and design of automatic tools to collect and manage big data. He likes to teach and share knowledge with anyone who asks. He has already participated in several conferences including Black Hat USA, C0c0n, Ground Zero Summit, EICAR, ECCWS, Defcon, ZeroNight.
Maxence Delong is a PhD applicant at ESIEA for (C+V)^O laboratory. His researches are mainly focused on distributed networks, anonymous communications and blockchain technology. He although works in Open Source INTelligence, design tools for automatic data gathering at big scale and data analysis. He has already made conferences included: ICCWS, ECCWS, FORSE and C0c0n XII.
Pierre-François Maillard is an engineer in the field of cyber security and operating system. He worked within the CVO laboratory (Operational Cryptology and Virology) in France with a specialization in the UEFI System. He has also worked in various companies in the field of reverse engineering and industrial cybersecurity. In addition, he has written several articles in MISC, a top French cybersecurity magazine, about the UEFI and the different ways to work in it. He has also organized workshops and a conference at C0c0n on his specialtie
Mathilde Venault is a security researcher at CrowdStrike, specialized in the Windows operating system. Her work focuses on malware analysis and EDR's detection capabilities improvements, but she also likes spending her spare time to reverse engineer undocumented Windows mechanisms. Mathilde spoke at a few conferences such as Black Hat USA or c0c0n and has published articles to share her findings. As a typical French, she's always up to share a meal with some bread and cheese.
Ajit Hatti is a serial inventor and innovator and founder of PureID. He has been developing enterprise class security products over a decade and a half. Ajit regularly presents his research & tools at conferences like Black Hat, COCON & DEF CON. He is also the co-founder of Null - Open Security Community & is the founder of Blockchain Village which he organizes at DEF CON.
Prashant Mahajan is a Director at Payatu Australia Pty Ltd. He has over a decade of experience with various aspects of Information Security including penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, digital forensics, and incident response. He is also a developer of open-source tools such as ADRecon (https://github.com/adrecon/ADRecon) and AzureADRecon (https://github.com/adrecon/AzureADRecon), a founder member of Null - The Open Security Community (https://null.community) and a frequent speaker at industry events and training.
Anto Joseph works as a Blockchain Security Engineer @Coinbase. He enjoys researching distributed systems, DeFi protocols, and Android and ML systems. He is involved in developing and advocating security in blockchains & DeFi. Previously, he has worked at Tinder, Intel, Citrix, and E&Y in multiple information security roles. He has been a presenter and trainer at various security conferences including BH USA, Defcon, BruCon, HackInParis, HITB Amsterdam, HackLu, Hacktivity, PHdays, X33fCon, Nullcon, c0c0n, and more. He is an active contributor to many open-source projects and some of his work is available at https://github.com/antojoseph
Varun is a mountaineer and an engineer by heart, currently working as a machine learning engineer with Google and builds solutions to drive security insights for Alphabet entities. Along with his passion for high altitude mountain climbing, he is an avid machine learning developer, researcher and a public speaker. Google Crowdsource, c0c0n, NASSCOM WWRT, Nullcon, Amdocs R&D and Nagarro DevOpsCon are to name a few.
Experienced with exposure and experience in understanding, reversing and fuzzing wireless protocols in the RF-Layer of systems. Experienced in reversing hardware protocols and implementing hardware attacks and threat-modelling of Wireless and Signals Systems. Have previous exposure and experience in Signal Design and Offensive Singal Tactics. Presently working on application of EW and SIGINT techniques in the Aerospace and Defense domain. Personal projects include machine learning and deep learning methods of recognition and deepfaking signals that can cause signal_cant impact on the physical domain/layer of systems and OpenWRT for mesh networking.
Niranjan is an experienced Principal Threat Intel Analyst and Manager of Threat Hunting team with a demonstrated experience on identifying targeted attacks and attributing attacks to known attacker groups by co relating knowledge from over 14 years of knowledge in malware analysis, reverse engineering, blogging, detection signature creation, content writing etc. His current interest for the last 2years is studying Human Operated Ransomware attacks and tracking Chinese and Iranian nation state groups.
Manish Gupta is Director of CyberWarFare Labs having 6.5+ years of expertise in Offensive Information Security. Where he specializes in Offensive Security and Red Teaming Activities on enterprise Environment. His Research interest includes Real World Cyber Attack Simulation and Advanced persistent Threat (APT). Previously he has spoken at reputed conferences like Blackhat, DEFCON, Nullcon, BSIDES Chapters, X33fcon, NorthSec etc.
Yash Bharadwaj, Co-Founder & working as a technical architect & at CyberWarFare Labs. Highly attentive towards finding, learning and discovering new TTP’s used during offensive engagements. His area of interest includes (but not limited to) building Red / Blue team infrastructure, evading AVs & EDRs, Pwning Active Directory infrastructure, stealth enterprise networks & Multi cloud attacks. Previously he has delivered hands-on red / blue / purple team trainings at Nullcon, X33fCon, NorthSec, BSIDES Chapters, OWASP, CISO Platform, YASCON. You can reach out to him on Twitter @flopyas
Security Engineer @ Security Centre of Excellence – Philips Innovation Campus. He is M.Tech.
in CS with Specialization in Information & Network Security. He conducts frequent talks and workshops on InfoSec topics @ several places including C0C0N, Bsides Delhi, OWASP, Null A'bad & Bangalore Chapter, DroidConIN. Kartik loves to write technical Blogs in his leisure time.
Aravind C Ajayan is a Sr. Security Engineer with Philips India and is part of the Security Centre of Excellence team. Aravind's primary areas of expertise are web/thick client application penetration testing, hardened system security, network security, and windows active directory security. He has helped to fix severe issues in IMS(Internet Management Software) solutions through responsible disclosures. Aravind pursued his master's in Cyber Security Systems and Networks from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. He is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and has published several research papers on security in IEEE and Springer.
Sunil Raveendran, Head of Global BlockchainCoC, Enterprise Architecture, Innovation, Allianz Technology India.
In his 20+ years of industry experience, he offered technical leadership on large-scale enterprise implementations in Fortune 100 companies across the globe. He is also responsible for evangelizing innovation and digital transformation in his current organization.
His most recent assignment was to lead the India team of one of the largest Blockchain Implementations in the Insurance industry, worldwide. His team is now listed in Forbes 50 Blockchain team, an elite list of Blockchain teams across the world.
Sunil lead an initiative with the Government of Kerala and KBA in launching a cluster-based industry development strategy around Blockchain. He is also a speaker at national and international conferences on various topics including Blockchain, The Future of Work, and Central Bank digital currencies(CBDC).
Sunil is also an expert panel member of the Kerala Police CyberDome Capability upskilling program in the CryptoCurrency domain. He conducted several sessions for officers across Kerala to bring awareness to the topic.
His regional expertise includes Japan, Europe, US, and India. Prior to joining Allianz Technology, he worked with Wipro Technologies and Cognizant Technology Solutions.
Mr. Raveendran holds his masters in Computer Applications from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum(CET) Kerala, India. He is an Open Group TOGAF certified architect and member of the Associate of Enterprise Architects (AEA).
Cyber Security Consultant, having 4+ years of rich and insightful exposure in penetration testing, security consultancy along conducting cyber security training. Focused on developing methodologies and tools for security assessments of Blockchain, AI and SAP. Experienced in penetration testing of commercial off-the-shelf Web Applications, REST APIs, SAP, Salesforce, Blockchain, Active Directory, IOS, Microsoft Azure, Websockets, and Thick client applications using open source and commercial tools.
I love breaking applications/infrastructure to find security bugs and to help developers to fix them. As a developer turned penetration tester, I enjoy dissecting applications and finding creative ways of getting around security controls. With over six years of experience in cybersecurity consulting, I have worked with fortune 500 banking and insurance customers, helping them to make their digital presence safer. I have extensive experience in attacking digital wallets, internet banking portals, payment integrations, core banking solutions, back-office applications, middlewares, and mainframes for banking clients. I am well versed in red team tradecraft, performing adversary simulations, and scenario-based red teaming.
Shreya Pohekar is a Security Researcher and Developer. She works as a Security Analyst at Hackerone. She leads Infosecgirls Bhopal and has previously led Null Bhopal. She’s an active speaker in various infosec communities like Null, OWASP, Infosecgirls. She writes technical blogs at shreyapohekar.com. She has experience working in mobile and web dev, web security and linux administration. She is RHCSA Certified and holds pro-hacker badge on hackthebox.
Sheeraz is Security Researcher and Developer. He leads Null Bhopal he also spoke at null and contributed to other Communities like owasp. He is Security Content Engineer at Hack the box and writes Explanations and writeups at sheerazali.com. He has experience working in Linux and web dev, web security, active Directory,linux administration, windows administration. He likes to automate things and his scripts to automate a lot of Trivial tasks can be found on his github.com/pwnmeow. He holds OSCP and many other training certifications. Major areas of intrest are Red and Blue team.
Nitesh Surana is a Threat Researcher for Trend Micro Research. With over three years of experience, his work revolves around building honeypots around critical vulnerabilities, threat hunting, and threat modeling. In his initial years, he reported security issues to various companies and governments, and his findings have been mentioned by ZDNet, BleepingComputer, and TheHackerNews. Previously, he has presented on OSINT Methods and Techniques at (Null/OWASP Bangalore, 7th Annual DynamicCISO Summit 2020), Honeypots as gold mines for threat research (Decode 2021). When away from the keyboard, he often attends concerts and plays music.
Ranjith Menon who has more than 12 years of experience. He is an active player on Bug bounty programs and specialized in Web application, Mobile, Cloud and a contributor to the Security Community and co-founder of h1hakz, an open platform for knowledge sharing through webcast series. Also, he has found many vulnerabilities for many organizations. Also given training on c0c0n XII, c0c0n XI, Bslides delaware, WOPR, HackMiami etc.Apart from hacking, he gets time for fitness from his work schedule.
Manesh Thankappan (Member, IEEE) received B. Tech degree in Information Technology from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, in 2006 and M. Tech degree in Information Security from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, in 2011. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Networks and Information Technologies with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) under the supervision of Dr. Helena Rifà-Pous and Dr. Carles Garrigues. He is also a member of the K-riptography and Information Security for Open Networks (KISON) research group at UOC. Beforehand, he worked at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University (PSAU), Saudi Arabia, as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science from Oct 2012 to Oct 2018. Before that, he was with the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology (ASIET), Cochin, India, from Feb 2006 to Oct 2012. His research interests include cybersecurity and network forensics, with a special focus on the security of wireless networks, and IoT systems.
Manoj Kumar has more than 9 years of experience in the field of Application Security with masters in cybersecurity and a co-founder of h1hakz also he is working with Backbase as a Senior Application Security Engineer. He has Developed many Secure Application Projects using different languages and has Code reviewed a wide range of applications, from embedded systems to web applications including Retail Banking and E-commerce Application. Also given training on c0c0n XII, c0c0n XI, Bslides delaware, WOPR, HackMiami etc.
I'm a security researcher at CloudSEK, spending time analyzing threats and developing countermeasures. I study emerging threats with a focus on Web Applications, Mobile, Shadow IT, and Critical Infrastructure (CI). My paper on the Abysmal State of Critical Infrastructure security has been featured in numerous print and online publications including The Hindu, Moneycontrol, ZDnet, The Logical Indian, etc
I am a security researcher by profession at CloudSEK. I spend my time analyzing digital threats, finding security vulnerabilities associated with Web and Mobile applications, and building cybersecurity tools.
Kartheek Lade is an IoT Security Researcher, who works in the Automotive & Hardware verticals of IoT security at Payatu. He is constantly learning about wireless security & ISO/SAE 21434. He loves contributing and being a part of security communities and helping people get started in Cyber Security. He is a regular speaker/trainer various international security conferences like Defcon Car Hacking Village, BlackHat Arsenal USA & Asia, Seasides, BSides Delhi, C0c0n, etc. He also created blogs and an open-source tool CANalyse (https://github.com/canalyse/CANalyse) which helps like-minded people to learn more about automotive security.
Abhishek is a security enthusiast and has been working on mobile application security for the past 5 years. He is an avid CTF player and is the mobile security team lead of one of India's top CTF teams, Team bi0s. He is the author of notable open source mobile security projects like Adhrit and EVABS which have been well received in the community.
He has presented his work and has conducted training at various meetups and
conferences like OWASP Seasides, Threatcon, Cysinfo and c0c0n. He is an open
source evangelist and spends his free time automating and building learning materials for mobile security.
Aditya arun Kumar is a SDR hobbyist who’s been doing SDR work for more than 5 years now. He has previous exposure to digital signal processing system and blind signal analysis and SDR applications for electronic warfare. He is interested in signal reversing and analysis of signal and physical layer security and building custom framework for communication systems. He is currently working on applications on Machine and Deep learning techniques for communication system as a hobby project.
Ashwin is an information security professional with Payatu where he primarily focuses on Web Security, Cloud Security and DevSecOps while managing team of pentesters. He believes in gaining knowledge by sharing it. He actively contributes to security communities such as null - The Open Security Community, Winja, DEFCON Cloud Village, etc. to name a few. He has also been managing null Study Groups for different security domains. He is an avid learner, and his curiosity drives him to work and learn about different domains such as Red Teaming, IoT, etc. He often blogs about his learning and experiences. Apart from his time in security, he can be found reading and taking aesthetic pictures and he is surely the social being you will find at a snooker table dominated by a geeky conversation!
Davis Sojan works as a Security Engineer at UST Trivandrum. He holds multiple Info-sec certifications namely - OSCP, CRTP, eJPT and CEH. His area of interests includes - Hardware Security, IoT Security, Red Team & Adversary Simulation and Automotive Security.
Aarushi Koolwal is an avid cybersecurity learner. She is currently working with CloudSEK as a Security Analyst. Her prime research focus is on threat intelligence. She has experience in investigating phishing and fraud cases through her OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) skills and knowledge. She also possesses research experience on different cybercrime forums and has an understanding of adversary and threat actor behavior.
Aarushi has also been a speaker at C0C0N'21, Kleapcon'21, InfossecGirls and OWASP.
She is an active member of various infosec communities including WiCyS and Breaking Barries (BBWIC).
Jairam is the Head of Cyber Security for AIA Group based out of Malaysia. He brings 17 years of experience in Cyber Security across multiple domains from Critical Infrastructure to Finance. Starting his career as a cyber security researcher for Microsoft, his prior roles include being a cyber security advisor to UN Member states to leading the Cyber Security Incident Response Team for a major FI. His prior experiences involve framing national cyber security frameworks, National CERTs, and Forensics centers. Jairam has also contributed extensively to law enforcement and government agencies building forensic tools, training, and assisting in investigations. Today his life revolves around music and cricket if not enterprise security challenges.
Sarang has 22+ years of rich experience in the IT consulting services and is currently Senior Director for BigFix software for HCL Software in South Asia & ASEAN region.
He spent 13+ years with IBM across multiple cybersecurity roles in Asia Pacific.
He has extensive experience in providing deep consultation to various organisations- both private sector and public sector in areas of Cyber Threat & Financial Crimes.
He is also an ISO 27001:2013: Information Security Lead Auditor.
He has assisted clients with various live investigations with his technical background on IBM i2 solutions. He assists clients with deep Cyber audits in helping them assess the threat level and gaps in cyber security in their current infrastructure.
Sarang has been closely associated with various agencies under the Min of Home, Min of Defense, Law Enforcement agencies and Financial sectors in South Asia. He worked closely with the Law Enforcement agencies in countering various crimes and assists few enterprises in countering Cyber Threats and Frauds in their environment.
He conducts guest sessions at Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar and has been a noted speaker in various external events around Cyber Threat and Financial Crimes
Jojy Joy is an Information Technology and Information Security Professional with 21 years of experience which includes Infrastructure Management, Data Center, IT Security and Operations. He has been with Geojit for the past 18 years.
He is a Postgraduate in Computer Networks (MSc. Computer Communications) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications. Jojy Joy is also a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Data Privacy Solution Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Data Centre Professional and holds other industry certifications in Application Switching, Ethical Hacking, Firewalls etc..
Jojy Joy is also a Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), CIO Club and other Peer groups on Information and Cyber Security topics
Sujay is an experienced Technical Delivery Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in Endpoint Management, Infrastructure and Security. Skilled in Bigfix, Stonebranch, Splunk and ITIL
Appar Thusoo is currently working with Payatu as Sr. IoT Security Researcher. His background and interests are in hardware and firmware security & reverse engineering, open-source software development, DSP, and software-defined radio (SDR). Appar is an active speaker and trainer on various international platforms & a founding member of SI-SDR-UG: Community for comms.
Rupesh Surve is currently working with Payatu as Hardware Security Engineer. He carries 6 years of experience in Embedded Hardware Design and Development. Being proficient with Multilayer PCB Designing, his major interest is in hardware reverse engineering. He also carries in-depth knowledge about HVAC and BMS systems.
Commander Sanjeev Sharma, IN (Retd.) is Chief Operations Officer at Tridel Technologies group, based out of UAE. With over 23 years of Professional experience in Indian Navy and Corporate world, He is an IHO accredited Category A hydrographer and holds a Masters degree in hydrographic Surveying.
He has a unique experience of Planning and execution of Surveys of National and international importance, including joint projects with other navies and surveys in Antarctica.
In the corporate experience, he has been instrumental in setting up new business verticals for Surveying and Mapping, conceptualising & delivering customised software platforms, Electronic Navigational Charts distribution program and execution of large-scale hydrographic surveys for national governments.
He writes on different topics of interest and has about 7 publications in scientific and conference journals.
Whilst in Indian Navy, he has been commended by The Chief of Naval Staff in 2001 and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief in 2008 for professional competence.
An hands on Leader,Architect and Security Enthuciast with 2 pending patents and 3 enterprise software delivered,tailored unique security baselines for industries such as Automotive E vehicles, OT / IoT & now fintech,Passionate in Teaching, Mentoring and Coaching students.
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi is one of the tallest leaders and the loudest voice in the global fight against exploitation of children. Not caring much about the life-threatening attacks that he has survived, Mr Satyarthi has personally rescued tens of thousands of children from the scourge of slavery. His fearlessness and unrelenting policy advocacy efforts towards elimination of violence against children have resulted in path-breaking legislations globally.
He left a lucrative career as an electrical engineer and started Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) to rescue children and their families from the shackles of slavery, paving the way for their reintegration into mainstream society with the help of state actors under India’s legal policy framework. Through his sustained policy advocacy efforts in India, Mr. Satyarthi played a pivotal role in mobilising support and ensuring the passage of the Child Labour Act in 1986, followed by its amendment in 2016. Under the aegis of Mr. Satyarthi, Bachpan Bachao Andolan has rescued over 90,000 children from the scourge of bondage, trafficking and exploitative labour over the last four decades.
Guillermo Galarza is the Vice President, Partnerships & Law Enforcement Training at the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) in Alexandria, VA, USA. In this position, Guillermo is responsible for the law enforcement and criminal justice training program delivered worldwide, including identifying child safety technology platforms offered to law enforcement. ICMEC promotes the safety and well-being of children through activism, policy development, and multinational coordination and provides programs and initiatives base on national response plans.
For the past 25 years, Guillermo has managed international law enforcement training to investigate online child sexual exploitation. The training initiatives provide law enforcement, justice officials, and other experts around the world tools and techniques needed to investigate online child sexual exploitation. To date, more than 60,000 experts have attended courses around the world and have attended several courses online.
In addition to the oversight of the training programs as part of national strategies, Guillermo oversees ICMEC’s strategic partnerships with industry, governments, and international alliances. Before joining ICMEC, Guillermo started his career in 1996 at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as a global resource coordinator working on international child abduction cases.
Guillermo has received numerous honors and awards from organizations including:
- FBI National Academy
- Department of Justice
- Interpol Specialist group ion Crimes against Children
- Order of Police Spain
CORPORAL D. MATTHEW POWELL (ret.)
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA 15767
Corporal Powell was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police from 1996-2022. As a State Trooper, he was assigned to the Computer Crime Unit within the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for the majority of his career. Members of the PA State Police Computer Crime Unit are responsible for providing computer-based forensics to local, state, and federal law enforcement entities, as well as, conducting proactive and reactive computer and internet-based investigations. Corporal Powell attained his certification as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), as well as an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) through Guidance Software, and an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE).
In his role as a Computer Crime Investigator he participated in the execution of hundreds of search warrants as a member of the PSP Computer Crime Task Force and provided forensic services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, ICE, ATF, USSS and the US Postal Inspection Service.
During his career Corporal Powell also served as a Criminal Investigation Unit Supervisor, Patrol Unit Supervisor, Deputy Fire Marshal in the Criminal Investigation Section, and a Communications Specialist. Corporal Powell was also an Evidence Custodial Officer, a Firearms Instructor, and a Victim/Witness Liaison for the State Police.
Matt now serves as a Detective within the Indiana County (PA) Detective Bureau. Matt has instructed classes with the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College since 2006.
Corey Monaghan has been a sworn law enforcement officer in the United States since 2001 and has been investigating cyber crimes since 2008. His investigative expertise includes computer network intrusions, denial of services, insider threats, and online child sexual exploitation cases.
Corey Monaghan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Florida State University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from New Charter University. He holds a Security Essentials Certification (GSEC), is a Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), a Certified Forensic Analysts (GCFA), and is a Certified Network Forensic Analysts (GNFA) from the Global Information Assurance Certification program. Corey Monaghan is also a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists. He has been recognized in the State of Florida and Federal Court as an expert in computer forensics
With over 17 years’ full-time law enforcement experience in the investigation of child sexual exploitation at a local, national and international level, Cecilia WALLIN is now consulting and advising government, organisations and law enforcement within the field. She is currently creating and delivering training for both Katalyst project and UNODC on online child sexual exploitation and victim identification for law enforcement in Asian countries.
After 5 years at Uppsala University, Sweden, and a Degree of Master of Laws, she joined the Swedish Police Authority in 2005 as a child sexual exploitation investigator. During the period of 2012 and 2015 she was stationed at the Cyber Crime Unit, National Operations Department in Sweden. She was working with international child sexual exploitation investigations and intelligence and responsible as a course coordinator and instructor for the Swedish Police concerning investigation, examination of images and victim identification in child sexual exploitation cases.
Between 2015 and 2019, she was a Criminal Intelligence Officer at Crimes against Children unit at INTERPOL, based in France, Bangkok and in Singapore. Her primary focus was to enhance international cooperation and build capacity relative to child sexual exploitation. She was working with victim identification as a part of the International network of experts and was an administrator of the International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database.
She is a firm believer and supporter of the concept of ‘Sharing is Caring’ – and that it takes an international network to defeat these types of crimes and make a safer world for the most vulnerable in our society.
Rajni Sekhri Sibal works in the child rights space to help protect children and is the CEO of Nobel Peace Laureate’s Bachpan Bachao Aandolan, BBA (Association of Voluntary Action) and CEO Kailash Satyarthi Child Foundation, KSCF, that aims at creating a child-friendly environment where all children are free, safe, healthy and at School.
Besides her work with BBA and KSCF, Rajni is the current Independent External Monitor of Security Exchange Board of India, SEBI; an Independent Member on the Board of Star Health and Allied Insurance; Advisor Seafood Export Association of India and IEM EXIM Bank. She is a Visiting Faculty at: National Centre for Good Governance, LBS National, Academy of Administration, CRPF Academy, National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Amity University, National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
An Indian Administrative Officer of the Haryana cadre, Rajni superannuated as Secretary, Government of India. She topped the All-India Civil Service Examinations in1986 Batch and has worked as a Civil Servant for thirtyseven years.
In her last assignment Rajni was posted as the first Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and was responsible for bringing about a sustained and accelerated growth of the blue economy. Prior to which, she worked as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and was in charge of Disaster Management as well as International Cooperation. In her previous assignment as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, she was responsible for the entrepreneurship vertical. Rajni has also worked in the private sector as Director Health Insurance Max India and led a multicultural team to help set up the Joint Venture – Max Bupa Health Insurance.
For the initial fifteen years of her career, Rajni worked in the Government of Haryana, at the implementation and public policy formulation levels, in various fields including: Industry, Finance, Education, Urban Planning, Education, Rural Development and Forestry and Environment. Besides heading capacity building Institutes like the Haryana Institute of Public Administration, and National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, she has also worked at the LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.
Rajni is the recipient of the Indian of the Year 2013 Award in the category ‘Unsung Hero’ for her courage and commitment. She is an alumnus of Welham Girls School and is a Bachelor of Science. She holds a Master’s degree in two streams – Psychology and Economics. Her expertise lies in planning, policy formulation and strategic thinking. She is analytical and process driven in her approach and her core strength is leading multicultural teams towards a common objective.
She is credited with several articles and has authored some books: ‘Tools for Monitoring’; ‘Clouds End and Beyond’ – an anthology of verses and ‘Kamadhenu – a coffee table book published by Wisdomtree; ‘Fragrant Words’ – an anthology of verses and, ‘Are You Prepared for a Disaster?” – a book about Disaster Risk Reduction – and ‘Asariri’ published by Bloomsbury Publications; The Haunting Himalayas’ and ‘Women of Influence’ – a Penguin publication and her latest book, ‘The Guru’.
Dhananjay Tingal is one of the renowned names in the social sector. He has been dedicated to the cause of welfare of children, especially, the homeless and street dwellers, in society and served in many national and international non-government agencies working towards ensuring their rights. With more than two and a half decades of experience in the development sector, he has earned a name as an exemplary professional. He is also known for his innovative methods and its application in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He has also served as an independent consultant to various agencies like World Vision, Save the Children, Indo Global Service Society and Prayas.
Since 2014, Mr. Dhananjay has been working with Bachpan Bachao Andolan in the capacity of the Executive Director of the organization. He is accountable for fundraising, finances, planning, implementing and reviewing various programs of BBA.
Ravi Kant, Advocate, Supreme Court of India has been in the development sector since the last 22 years. A Law Graduate from the Campus Law Centre, Delhi University his field of Interest are Child Rights, Women Rights, Human Rights and Access to Justice. In 1998 he founded Shakti Vahini, a leading non profit organization and has been leading the fight against Human Trafficking, Gender Violence, Child Abuse & HIV/AIDS. He has been involved in several Training programmes involving the Police Department, Law Enforcement agencies, Civil Society and Grass Root Organizations. He is also involved in various Public Interest Litigations in Supreme Court and High Court for the Rights of Women and Children. He is a regular visitor to many Police Academies and Judicial Academies as Guest Lecturer on Juvenile Justice, Violence against Women and Anti Trafficking.
He has demitted the post of President of Shakti Vahini in 2022 March and has recently joined the Kailash Satyarthi Children Foundation -United States as the India Head, Access to Justice Project.
Representation in Govt. Committees:
Taken up several Public Interest Litigation on Trafficking of Women and Children, Rehabilitation of Victim, Child Rights, Honour Killings and matters related to the protection of Environment.
Has a decade long experience of handling criminal cases including human trafficking and sexual abuse cases in trial courts
Regular Guest Lecturer in Jharkhand Judicial Academy, Delhi Judicial Academy, Haryana and Punjab Judicial Academy, West Bengal Judicial Academy, Judicial Academy Jodhpur, Judicial Academy Assam & Himachal Judicial Academy
Dr Samir Parikh is an eminent psychiatrist and has played a significant role in enhancing the image and reach of mental health across the country. He completed his MBBS and MD in Psychiatry from Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad and topped the university in both.
He is the Director of Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Department , Fortis National Mental Health Program – one of the only comprehensive multi-city, multi-centric mental healthcare programs in the world, with a team of over 80 experts at 20 centers across Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Amritsar, Mohali and Ludhiana. The work done by the department has reached 15 Crore Lives.