October 5th 2023
Grand Hyatt, Kochi, India


Leading CISOs/CTOs sharing their decades of experience & expertise

Registration Closed
Intimation of selected candidates 25th September 2023

CISO Boot Camp

Leading CISOs/CTOs sharing their decades of experience & expertise

Registration is free & limited to 30 new aspring Cybersecurity Leaders


Sridhar Govardhan

Sridhar Govardhan

Senior Vice President

and Head of Information Security


I have overall of 22 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.

Sunil Varkey
Sunil Varkey

Cyber Security Thought Leadership

Former CISO Wipro & Idea

Former CTO Symantec & Forescout

Sunil Varkey

Sunil Varkey

Cyber Security Thought Leadership

Former CISO Wipro & Idea

Former CTO Symantec & Forescout

Over 27 years of leadership experience specialized in Information Cyber Security with large corporates in Banking, Telecom, ITES, software and Manufacturing in Middle East, US & India.

Sunil was 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.

A Shiju Rawther

A Shiju Rawther

Head - Information Technology



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.

Maya R Nair

Maya R Nair




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.

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Venkatesh Subramaniam

Group CISO & Privacy Head

Olam International


Murli Nambiar

Murli Nambiar


State Bank of India


Jacxine Fernandez

Jacxine Fernandez

VP - Information Security

Bangalore International Airport Ltd



What is CISO Boot Camp?

This is a one-day boot camp carefully designed to equip aspiring and current CISOs with the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies you need to be successful in the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

What is the format of the Boot Camp?

Throughout the day, participants will engage in interactive workshops, insightful discussions, and practical exercises.

Do I have to enroll for the Boot Camp?

Yes, enrollment for the Boot Camp is mandatory. .

Is there a deadline for the registration?

Yes, the deadline for registration is 10th of Septmeber 2023.

Is there a participant selection procedure in place?

Indeed, the Boot Camp can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. As a result, a screening process is implemented. Those who are chosen to participate in the Boot Camp will receive notification via email.

Is there a cost for participating in the Boot Camp?

No, selected individuals can participate in the one-day Boot Camp on October 5th, 2023, without any charges. However, regular conference fees apply for attendance at the conference on October 6th and 7th. You can complete your conference registration process here: https://india.c0c0n.org/2023/registration.

Do I need a separate Pass to attend the conference?

Yes, you need a separate pass to attend the two-day conference on 6th & 7th of October.You can register for the conference here - https://india.c0c0n.org/2023/registration.

What are the prerequisites for selected participants who want to join the Boot Camp?

All that's needed is a laptop, along with a pen and notepad.

What is not a realistic outcome to anticipate from the Boot Camp?

Instantaneous attainment of seasoned CISO capabilities.

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Where & When?

Oct 04th to 07th 2023
Grand Hyatt, Kochi, India

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