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Ajay Misra Ajay Misra
General Manager-IT (Chief Technology Officer)
Punjab National Bank

Ajay Misra joined Punjab National Bank in 1977 as Management Trainee. He has a rich experience of handling various assignments in Senior positions.

Misra has also handled the prestigious assignment as Head of Overseas Operations at Banks Representative Office at Dubai for around two years. He bridged the banking gap faced by NRIs at Middle East and introduced Innovative Remittance Model. He has also hold the post of Director at PNB Institute of Information Technology where graduate Engineers are being given training in various Banking Technology areas.

Presently he is heading the Information Technology Division of Punjab National Bank as General Manager and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Under his able and dynamic guidance, Punjab National Bank has scaled heights of technology deployment and leveraged technology for business growth in Punjab National Bank. To name a few of his endeavors are:
  • Leveraging CBS which has covered 100% business of Bank.
  • Driven various value additions to alternate delivery channels like ATMs and Internet Banking.
  • Initialized Data Warehouse Project, one of the unique initiatives in the Indian Banking Industry.
  • Launch of on-line trading facility for shares, mutual funds etc.
  • Multi lingual screens for ATMs thereby giving personal touch of banking to local customers. ATMs for rural and blind people.
  • Active participation in various e-payment initiatives of Govt. of India for, payment of fees/duty/taxes/commissions etc. through Internet Banking.
  • Strengthening Information Security initiatives consistently to safeguard the interest of customer as well as Bank.
  • Networking of all branches of Bank across the country.
  • Financial Inclusion to un-banked areas through latest technology based products/services.
  • Launch of Mobile Banking Services
  • 100% Implementation of Core Banking Solution in 6 Regional Rural Banks
  • Implementation of Real Application Clustering (RAC) Technology at Data Centre & DRS
  • Implementation of SMS Facility to customers
  • Implementation of Automated Support of Blocked Accounts (ASBA)

Ajay Misra has also been monitoring and controlling the affairs of PNB's overseas operations for PNBIL-London, PNB-Hongkong, Druk PNB Bank Ltd-Bhutan, PNB DIFC Dubai and PNB-Kabul.
Sambamurthy B. Sambamurthy

B. Sambamurthy is presently Director and CEO of Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology.

Prior to taking over as Director, Shri Sambamurthy, served as Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank. He was Executive Director of Indian bank earlier. He also served as Non-Executive Chairman of Indian Bank Housing, Indian Bank Capital Market and Corporation Bank Securities Ltd.

Sambamurthy, a Chartered Accountant, has over three decades of experience in Banking. During his career, he was responsible for Treasury, International Banking, Human Resources, Risk Management, Information Technology and Bancassurance. He served as Chief Manager of Bank's London Operations.

He has also held various responsibilities including Secretary of Association of Indian Banks at London, U.K; Vice-Chairman of Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of India; Chief Examiner of Indian Institute of Bankers; Member of RBI Committees like Export Advisory Committee, Standing Committee on Forex Clearing and Committee on reporting system, etc.

Along with the team, he has innovated low cost ICT enabled Branchless Banking model in Corporation Bank as a part of Financial Inclusion programme. This was the first of its kind. He is an ardent practitioner of 3 Ps (People, Product and Process) driven operating model.

Sambamurthy presently serves on the Board of Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Society for Electronic Transactions and Settlement (SETS) and Member of NABARD Advisory Board for Financial Inclusion Fund and Financial Inclusion Technology Fund.

He also participates in Banking Policy debates through articles in Newspapers.
Dr Kamlesh Bajaj Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj
Data Security Council of India

Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj is CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI). He has over 30 years of experience in various capacities in the IT industry. Prior to joining NASSCOM, he was the Global Head, Information Risk Management Practice, Global Consulting Practice, TCS. He was the Founder Director of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India. He was the co-chair of Indo-US Cyber Security Forum for a year. As the Deputy Controller of Certifying Authorities, he established the techno-legal framework for public key infrastructure in the country. Before that, he served as a Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC). He led large projects in Finance and Banking, most notable being the Customs EDI Project that introduced near paperless working, based on workflow, in the custom houses in India.

Dr. Bajaj established a vigorous work plan of DSCI under which best practices for data security and privacy protection and frameworks have been developed. In his role of public advocacy, he has authored and presented policy papers on reasonable security practices, encryption policy, extending of binding corporate rules to the service providers under the EU Data Protection Directive, and recommendations on the proposed privacy law in the country. He has commented on the security and privacy concerns of the UID project, and presented the same at RISE international conference on security, privacy and ethics of biometrics. He has written several articles on the stronger data protection regime under the IT (Amendment) Act, 2008; and delivered talks on cyber crimes and cyber security; and privacy protection. He has established the footprint of DSCI as a key organization engaged in data protection through increased visibility in national and international conferences. He is engaged in building DSCI into a self-regulatory organization using best practices, acceptance by regulators in other countries, speedier trial of cyber crimes, and dispute resolution by developing an ecosystem around DSCI.

Dr. Bajaj began his career as a Software Engineer at CAE Electronics in Canada. He has a Ph.D. (Physics) from McMaster University, Canada and a Master degree from Delhi University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India.
G Padmanabhan G. Padmanabhan
Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India

Mr. G. Padmanabhan, is a Senior executive in the Reserve Bank of India, with over 30 years experience in various capacities in the Bank. Areas of work experience include bank regulation and supervision, regulation and supervision of the foreign exchange market in India as also regulation and supervision of debt markets. He drove IT initiatives in the Reserve Bank for over three years during which time several important projects fructified the most important being the state of the art Tier IV data centre of the Bank. He also headed the Department of Payment and Settlement Systems in the Bank. Under his initiative, the country saw the introduction of a wide range of new payment systems products like pre paid cards, m wallets etc. Alongside, the country took pioneering efforts in improving the security of payment transactions particularly over the internet.

He is a post graduate in Economics and an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Birmingham University and is an Alumnus of the Kellogg Business School.

He has been a panel member at many of the Seminars on market issues organized in India and a regular guest speaker at many of the training colleges run by the Reserve Bank/ Commercial Banks. He is also the RBIs nominee on the Committee for Payment and Settlement Systems in Bank for International Settlements, Basle.
K Ramachandran K. Ramachandran
Chief General Manager (Banking Operations)
State Bank of India

K. Ramachandran is currently the Chief General Manager (Banking Operations), State Bank of India, Corporate Centre, Mumbai.

He joined State Bank of India in 1976 and has worked in various capacities, including General Manager of Foreign Department, (Global Markets Unit, Kolkata), General Manager (Network –II), Patna Circle. He was associated earlier in evaluation and selection of Technology solutions for the Bank including Core Banking solution and Internet Banking in his capacity as Dy. General Manager (Technology Planning). He was also a member of the Working Group of RBI to review Branch authorization policy and a member of the IBA Working Group on KYC/AML. He is a member of the IBA Committee on Legal & Banking Operations.
Krishna Sastry Pendyala Krishna Sastry Pendyala
Asstt. Govt. Examiner, Directorate of Forensic Science
Ministry of Home Affairs

Krishna Sastry Pendyala, did M.Sc from Andhra University, M.Tech from Benaras Hindu University; Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, "Computer Forensics Incident Response Team" from Wright State University, USA. Mr. Sastry is a Certified BS7799 LEAD ASSESSOR of information security & DNV Certified Vulnerability Assessor and CISCO certified network associate (CCNA). He is also INTERPOL Certified "train the trainer" in the field of Computer Forensics for Asia-Pacific region.

Sastry joined Ministry of Home Affairs, in 1990 and presently working as Asstt. Govt. Examiner, Directorate of Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, based at Hyderabad. In recognition of his services Mr. Sastry, awarded with "UNION HOMEMINISTER AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE" in the year 2004, youngest to achieve this award and also DFSS meritorious Award in recognition of meritorious work in Forensic Science in promoting new technologies in the field of forensic science in the country in the year 2005.

SASTRY is the co-author of first Indian book titled "COMPUTER CRIMES AND FORENSICS" on computer forensics. Published/ submitted papers in the field of Cyber Frauds, Network Security, Incident Response Team and Cyber Forensics in various journals/ magazines and at various Conferences. Sastry has been active in several industry and Govt. forums of information security (pro-active and reactive) and an invited speaker at several events in the information systems security area.

Sastry successfully examined more than 1000 cases involving digital evidence, guest faculty at various National academies (SVP National police academy, National Judicial Academy, National academy of Direct taxes etc.,) and Universities. Sastry successfully trained the Law Enforcement officials of Australia, New Zealand, SriLanka, Malaysia, Maldives, Vietnam, Thailand etc., in cyber crime investigation, detection and Forensic analysis of digital evidence and visited several countries like USA, New Zealand, Vietnam etc.,
Meera Aranha Meera Aranha
Karnataka Bank

Dr. Meera Aranha, Dy. General Manager, is the Chief Compliance Officer of Karnataka Bank Ltd. Dr. Meera, a Chartered Accountant, joined the bank in the year 1987 as an officer after a short stint at private practice. Since then she has excelled in various challenging and diversified portfolios as Accounts, Treasury Management, Industrial Finance and International Banking and Risk Management Department. Following her promotion to the managerial cadre in 1995, she had a stint at the operational level as Senior Manager at Kasturba Road, Bangalore, one of the largest branches of the Bank. Her elevation to the post of Chief Manager in 2001 conferred on her the distinction of being the first lady executive of the Bank and one of the select tribe of lady executives at the national level. While in the bank she got herself a Law degree and also became the Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. In May 2004, she was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Business Administration for her thesis entitled "Asset Liability Management in Commercial Banks: A Comparative Study". She thereby joined a select band of Chartered Accountants to have achieved this meritorious feat. Widely travelled and an avid reader, she is also an active Rotarian. She was selected to represent Rotary District 3180 as a member of the Group Study Exchange Team that visited Norway in 1995.

Dr Meera is often invited as a guest speaker by various organization. Her talk on 'Changing Banking Scenario- in India' which was broadcasted by Mangalore- Akashvani was well received. Her articles on banking in general and risk management in particular have appeared in some national and international journals.
Na Vijayashankar N Vijayashankar
Cyber Law College

Na. Vijayashankar, more popularly known as Naavi TM, is a Techno Legal Information Security Consultant based in Bangalore, India.

Naavi is a pioneer in the field of Cyber Law in India being the author of the first book (1999) and first E-Book (2003) on Cyber Laws in India. He has also authored a book titled "Cyber Laws, Corporate Mantra for the Digital Era", "Cyber Laws Demystified" and "Cyber Laws for Engineers" as well as a book on Cyber Crimes in Kannada.

He was a member of the IT Act Policy Advisory Group of the Ministry of Information and Technology and the Inter Ministerial Working group on Cyber Security and Cyber Laws of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and has been providing his inputs to the policy formulation in the area of Cyber Laws and Cyber Security at the Central Government level. He has been the member of the e-Governance Advisory Group, Government of Karnataka and the chairman of the NIC sub committee on Legal Enablement of G2C transactions.

Naavi is the founder of which is the pioneering Virtual educational institution in India dedicated to Cyber Law Education. Cyber Law College presently conducts offline and virtual courses on Cyber Laws.

Naavi is also the founder of the premier Cyber Law Portal in India. He has also introduced pioneering web based services such as Cyber Evidence Archival Center (, online arbitration ( and domain name dispute related service (

Naavi has been engaged in the training of Police in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and conducts several courses in Cyber Laws for different audiences. He has been a guest faculty in a number of institutions including NPA, IDRBT, DTRI, ISACA, NADT, LBS National Academy, Judicial Academies, etc. as well as several law, engineering and management institutions.

Naavi has over three decades of senior Corporate executive experience behind him. He has been an ex-Banker and Consultant to several Companies in IT Services. He started his career in Indian Overseas Bank as an officer in 1973 and has worked as Branch Manager, Faculty In Charge, Assistant Chief Officer Credit and Head Merchant Banking Bureau, Mumbai.

He has conducted hundreds of Training sessions to professionals of various disciplines such as Bankers, Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, Engineers, Software Professionals, Police and Judicial Officers through workshops and in-house training programmes in Cyber Laws, Cyber Crimes, Information Security and related areas.

Naavi is a pioneer in India on the concept of Cyber Law Compliance and a leading HIPAA Compliance consultant in India. Naavi also provides consultancy for compliance of G.Gopalakrishna Working Group Recommendations on Information security for E Banking.

He has developed proprietary Information Security frameworks for LPOs, Indian IT Companies and for Banks such as IISF-309, LIPS1008 etc. Naavi has developed a unique theory of Information Security Motivation integrating Technology, Law and Behavioural Science aspects of Information Security which is reflected in the suggested IS framework.
Nanda Kumar Sarvade Nanda Kumar Sarvade
General Manager

Nandkumar Saravade, works as General Manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, ICICI Bank. His work covers fraud risk assessment and control reviews, application screening and vendor due diligence, transaction monitoring and investigations.

Till 2008, Saravade served with the Indian Police Service (IPS). His last assignment in the IPS was Director, Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM, which involved policy formulation on cyber security and privacy, capacity building for law enforcement, advising NASSCOM members on incident response management and organising mass awareness campaigns on cyber security. He also set up NASSCOM's latest initiative, Data Security Council of India.

Saravade served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seven years. His work involved enforcement of the Prevention of Corruption Act, investigation of bank frauds and economic offences.

Saravade has been awarded the Prime Minister's Baton and Revolver for being the Best All-round Probationer of the 1987 batch of the IPS and also the Indian Police Medal for Distinguished Services.

He is a member of the High Level Group on Electronic Banking Controls Governance and Technology Risk Management Standards set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He also chairs the India Payment Cards Risk Council (IPCRC), a body of fraud risk professionals in Indian banks.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad as well as a masters degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Naresh Sankaran Naresh Sankaran
Head of Information Security

Naresh is the Business Information Security Officer (BISO) - South Asia Cluster for Citibank and is responsible for formulation of IS Policies and Implementation of the same in this region. He has apx 16+ years of work exp in the banking industry, of which the last 6+ years have been in IS domain. Has also worked in Citibank's IT Operations unit earlier.
Prof H Krishnamurthy Prof. H. Krishnamurthy
Principal Scientist

H Krishnamurthy has a BE ( Hons ) from Madras University and ME from Indian Institute of Science. He has more than 30 years experience in Teaching, Research and Consulting. He is a PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science.

His areas of interest include Communication and Networking in particular and Banking Technologies in general.

He has been an advisor / consultant to several Government organizations for the past 15 years. He is associated with RBI, SEBI and IRDA as member of the technical advisory group and / or standing committee on technology. He was a member of the Governing Council of IDRBT during the period 2002-2005.

He has provided technical advice and guidance to several organizations in the petroleum, coal and steel sector and has been actively associated with several banks and financial institutions as advisor on behalf of the Institute.

He is a member of the Standing Committee on Technology of IDRBT. He is also a member of the recently constituted Dr C Rangarajan committee to review, restructure and draw a road map for IDRBT for the future.
R Bhaskaran R. Bhaskaran
Chief Executive Officer
Indian Institute of Banking and Finance

R. Bhaskaran is the Chief Executive Officer of Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He holds PG degree M.Com (University rank holder), PG diploma in financial Management, and a PG Diploma in Treasury and Forex management. He is a fellow of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and a Ph.D in Banking of the University of Pune. He is an alumni of the Global Leadership Development Program offered by ICLIF Malaysia and the Top Management Program by MDI Gurgaon.

He joined the banking industry as an officer in Bank of India in the year 1975. Later, he moved over to NABARD wherein he held many positions and rose to the level of Chief General Manager. During this period he has also worked as Joint Director and Director in charge of Bankers Institute of Rural Development an apex Institute in Rural Development. He joined IIBF as its CEO in the year 2004. He has successfully steered the IIBF in the last 6 years. He has been instrumental in designing and offering new courses and programs for the banking and finance sector. Under his stewardship the Institute has grown bigger and offers 8 diploma courses and many certificate courses in addition to CAIIB. The Institute offers courses to BPO/IT companies. It offers special course for financial inclusion. The institute is adopting technology to deliver distance education to professionalize bankers and is gradually becoming a virtual institute.

He has written books on 'An Introduction to Investment for banks in India' and Financial Risk Management. He has published a number of articles and has presented many papers on national and international forum. He writes regularly in the portal of IIBF. His expertise is in Risk Management, Rural Development, and Cooperative Banking.
S Mukhopadhyay S Mukhopadhyay
State Bank of India

S Mukhopadhyay, GM (IT) & CISO, State Bank of India.

Joined SBI in 1977 and has worked in Corporate Credit, Retail Banking , Forex, Treasury, IT , Rural Business and Financial Inclusion areas. Has taken over as CISO in SBI from April 2011.
Sameer Ratolikar Sameer Ratolikar
Bank of India

Sameer has been recruited as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) and Evangelist for Information Security in the Bank Of India. He has more than 17 years of rich experience in IT and Information Security. He is an active member of various security forums In India and abroad and has delivered lectures on Data security issues across the globe.

He is CISA, Certified Ethical Hacker, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, MCSE, CCNA, ITIL certified.

His CORE COMPETENCIES and responsibilities are:
  • Setting up Information security Governance structure aligned towards People, Processes and Technology.
  • Setting up skilled Security team to look after various security areas and tackle Cyber threats
  • Guiding in Identification of risks and designing mitigating controls related to Information Security
  • Framing Business Continuity Plan, Disaster Recovery plan and Risk Assessment framework
  • Taking care of Information Security processes at Foreign Centres
  • conducts active penetration tests; discover vulnerabilities in information systems."
Sanjay Sharma Sanjay Sharma
CTO, IDBI Bank &
MD, IDBI Intech Ltd.

Sanjay Sharma is IT Advisor -, IDBI Ltd & Managing Director & CEO - IDBI Intech Ltd, Mumbai.

Sanjay has done his Masters in Electronics, He is CISA (Certified Information System Auditor) from ISACA, USA, Certified ISO 9000 lead auditor, CMC, UK. After post graduation has done research work in the area of applied physics - published a paper in Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, New Delhi and was also associated with IIT, Mumbai for brief period.

His career in Banking Technology began with State Bank of India in 1991, at C & I project. Central Office and was part of core team responsible for roll out of core banking system Bank Master across SBI Branches. Subsequently, he moved to idbi bank in 1995 & laid the IT foundation by setting up IT infrastructure & implementing Core Banking System for the bank. Since then, has been involved in various IT initiatives like Y2K, Technology Conversion projects for Core treasury systems. BPR exercise for CPU/RPU, CPU ISO certification etc. which has further strengthened and aligned the IT infrastructure with Business.

Sanjay has played a key role in a number of mergers that IDBI Ltd has undergone over past few years. After the growing success of IT in IDBI Ltd, the IDBI Intech Ltd was formed, the IT consultant/partner for technology integration of IDBI Ltd and erstwhile United Western Bank (UWB) & Sanjay was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO for IDBI Intech Ltd. IDBI Intech Ltd in the recent past has successfully integrated 174 branches on Core Banking Systems of the erstwhile UWB to one common platform of IDBI Ltd.
Sanjeev Singh Sanjeev Singh
Addl. Director

Sanjeev Singh is an Indian Revenue Service officer of 1991 batch working as Additional Director, Financial Intelligence Unit-India.

He has a B. Tech. (Electronics Engineering) degree from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He has done his M.B.A. from I.I.M., Calcutta and worked at I.D.B.I. before joining the Income Tax Department.

Prior to joining FIU-IND, he was in the Income Tax Department (ITD) from 1992 to 2005 where he handled financial investigations, assessments, search operations and computer operations.

After joining FIU-IND in Oct 2005, Sanjeev was actively involved in operationalising the FIU by designing and implementing reporting formats, report collection system, data quality monitoring system and analysis system at FIU-IND. Presently, he is responsible for analysis of STRs, trend analysis, CFT matters, domestic exchange, regulator cooperation, skill development and capacity building. He is leading Project FINnet (Financial Intelligence Network) for setting up a comprehensive state of the art IT system at FIU-IND.

Sanjeev has wide experience in FATF standards, policy review, financial investigation, risk assessment, strategy formulation, project management and IT implementation.

Sanjeev was a member of the core working team set up by India for the FATF/APG mutual evaluation in 2009-10. He was actively involved in the preparation of reports on ML/FT risk assessment (2009, 2011), AML/CFT regulatory framework assessment (2011), casino sector assessment (2011) and beneficial ownership assessment (2011). He has participated in the policy review and amendment of PMLA in 2009 and 2011. He is also assisting APG in country evaluations as a financial sector / law enforcement expert.
Sharad Saxena Sharad Saxena
Head – Technology Infrastructure Group

He has an industry experience of more than 25 years. Presently he holds a key position in the technology group of ICICI Bank. As the head of Technology Infrastructure Group, he is responsible for the entire technology infrastructure including the datacenters and the branch network. During the last six years in the bank he has held numerous critical responsibilities. Some of them are Head Corporate Technology Group, Head Retail Asset Systems and Head IT Governance and Compliance. He has also served on various committees of the RBI.

Prior to joining ICICI Bank he served the Indian Railways in various capacities. Initially he was responsible for Signaling and Telecommunication of the Suburban Section of Central Railway, Mumbai. Moving on from there to the Railway Staff College, Vadodara as a Faculty Member. Finally, he served as the Head of IT in Konkan Railway while one of the country's most ambitious project was being executed. During his seven years stint in Konkan Railway he was instrumental in establishing the IT landscape from scratch.

He has served as an examiner for the Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award for 10 years. He is a CISA and ISO 27001 lead Implementer.

Among the many awards to his credit some of them are -
  • "Top CIO Award" by the CIO magazine for the category 'Business Process Improvement' in the year 2001
  • "Best CTO Award in Government" 2004 instituted by the Network Computing Magazine.
  • Among the Top 12 CTOs - 2005 as compiled by the Network Computing Magazine.
  • Best IT Governance Framework by Indian Bank’s Association- 2008 for implementing a robust Governance framework.
  • Edge Award in 2009 for the best Application Portfolio Management implementation.
Sudeshna Sharma Sudeshna Sharma
General Manager
Punjab National Bank

Joined Bank in 1973 as Management Trainee after post graduation from Andhra University.
Worked all over India in several capacities and has experience in Foreign Exchange, Credit, Planning & Development, Branch Operations. She also headed PNB Capital Services, a subsidiary of Punjab National Bank.

Presently, she is General Manager Incharge of Compliance, Information and Customer Service.
Vikas Tandon Vikas Tandon

Vikas Tandon is the Joint General Manager at ICICI Bank Limited. Presently working as Head Compliance International branches and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).

He is a professional with international exposure and versatile experience in banking. During his 19 years of banking experience he has held several key positions in audit, retail and private banking divisions with international banks across India, Africa and Europe mainly providing financial service and advisory activity.

He is affiliated to Centre of International Finance and Accounting and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and is a certified member of Association of Mutual Funds in India and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.

He has been involved with international compliance related activities since 2005.
Suresh Menon Suresh Menon
IT Consultant

Suresh brings to the table, 23+ years of experience in the Information Technology (SW) having worked for organizations like Vodafone, MASTEK, OCS, Banks and other esteemed organizations, in senior positions in India and Abroad. Suresh has recently been working on spreading Cyber Security related awareness, successfully conducting awareness seminars across Schools, Organizations, Hospitals, Govt depts., regarding dangers of Cyber Crime (threats & prevention). Suresh currently is Head - IT Consulting at Leonis Technologies (

Suresh interacts with various Police Cyber Cells in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai & Institute of Forensic Sciences and is a passionate Social and Environmental worker, involved with all major Govt institutions in Navi Mumbai to better the quality of life for the common man

Suresh is Commerce graduate, having done his Post Graduation in IT, is a CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) from EC Council USA, has completed his Diploma Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation from ASCL., Suresh is also an Associate member of (CFE) Certified Fraud Examiners.
Umesh Jain Umesh Jain
Sr.President & CIO
YES Bank

Umesh Jain is the President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at YES BANK. He heads the combined Technology and Business Solutions Group and is responsible for fortifying the Bank's technology edge and to continue its growth trajectory supported by Technology led innovations. He is also responsible for driving innovation projects, and developing strategic planning guidelines in accordance with the Business Strategy of the Bank, leveraging and building upon Best in Class Technology as a key pillar and differentiator of YES BANK.

At Yes Bank his current focus areas include Business Transformation, Architecture, Innovation, Business Intelligence, Risk Management, Productivity and Costs.
Anand Naik Anand Naik
Director - Technology Sales, India & SAARC
Symantec India and SAARC Region

Anand Naik is the Director of Sales (West) and Technology Sales for India and SAARC region, Symantec Corporation. Anand is responsible for planning and execution of Sales, pre-sales and technical consulting for enterprises and consumers in the SAARC Region. He is also responsible for building technical capacity and enablement for Symantec partner community.

Having spent more than 18 years in the IT industry, Anand has been with Symantec for over 5 years now. He has been associated with sales, consulting and pre-sales roles, with an in depth understanding and active participation in strategic planning and execution with customers . Anand brings experience and expertise in transforming customer's business challanges into IT solution that can help achieve immediate and longterm success for IT deployments. He is also responsible in providing technical and thought leadership for strategic sales opportunities.

Prior to joining Symantec, Anand was associated with IBM. In this role, he worked as head of the Solution Architects team. He was responsible in developing Strategic Sales, Architecture and technical leadership for IBM’s Global System Integrators (SI) through a team of Solution Architects based out of India, focusing on worldwide market, as a part of Global Sourcing Initiative.
Anil Pochiraju Anil Pochiraju
Managing Director, India and SAARC
F5 Networks

Anil Pochiraju is the Managing Director of F5 Networks in India and SAARC. Anil is responsible for overseeing the company's efforts in India. Anil has vast experience in managing strategic major accounts and good track record for building and nurturing successful teams at F5.

Prior to this role, Anil was with F5 sales and technology team focused on the West Coast of the U.S. for over 5 years. During this time, he was instrumental in growing some of F5's largest accounts, including leading names in the IT, telecommunications, social networking, and manufacturing sectors. Anil brings with him 17 years of experience working in various technology firms in the U.S. and India. Anil has also worked with companies like Spirent Communications, Nexsi Systems Corporation, Applisoft Inc.

Anil holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, with specialization in Computer Applications. He spent the early part of his career working in technology companies in India, and was a founding member at Swan Labs, which was acquired by F5 in 2005. He is currently based in Mumbai.
Ashish Tandon Ashish Tandon
Chairman & CEO

Ashish Tandon is a serial entrepreneur with over 13+ years of experience where he has played an outstanding role of being a founder, investor and board member of several successfully led ventures in the Information Technology, Software, Information Security and Telecom space. He has a rare combination of strong IT Security understanding as well as in depth business management experience.

Ashish began Indusface to help organizations achieve strategic information security objectives. Today under his strong leadership, Indusface has been able to establish itself as a leading Indian IT Security Products, Solutions and Services organization, with an expanding global footprint and growing at more than 100% year on year.

Indusface through its ISO 27001 adhered delivery centers in India has serviced more than 350+ satisfied customers which includes Fortune 500 organizations belonging to various industry verticals and spread across India, Middle East and North America. Indusface has also partnered with global security vendors to provide end-to-end security solutions. Indusface is also empanelled with both CERT-IN (Govt. of India) as its information security auditors and Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA), and is a Deloitte top 50 technology company in India and one of the 500 fastest growing companies in Asia Pacific.

Ashish has been a frequent speaker on IT, Software and Internet Security. He has also in the past provided guidance to Government and Industry bodies of India, in drafting of various IT Securities related Acts, Regulations & Policies.

Ashish graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from MS University, Vadodara and has an Executive Program on Management (EPM ) degree from IIM Ahmedabad.
Bhavik B Dangarwala Bhavik B Dangarwala
Regional Director
Vision Solutions Inc

Bhavik B Dangarwala has experience spanning across two decades in technology as well as business applications. An Electronics Engineer and an M.B.A. by qualification, Bhavik has the experience of leading teams, starting and growing operations and teams in existing as well as new initiative areas

Bhavik's knowledge has an understanding of the complete solution stack (Technology & Business apps) in any model organization. Starting from: - Chipset, System s/w & File systems - High availability, Disaster recovery & Security solutions - OLAP, MDDB & DW - Business Apps & Integrated transaction systems ( ERP) - Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM) & Financial Consolidation systems. This has allowed addressing of the requirements from the perspective of a business user.

Bhavik is currently the Regional Director with Vision Solutions Inc. the world's leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and data management solutions for the IBM® System i and System p markets. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Vision Solutions has a portfolio that spans the industry's most innovative and trusted HA & DR brands including Vision's EchoStream™/ EchoCluster™ for AIX, iTERA™, MIMIX® and ORION™ Solutions that keep business-critical information continuously protected and available.

In the past Bhavik has successfully worked in different organizations like Digitial Equipment Corporation, Thirdware Solutions, Sun Microsystems and Symantec Corporation in different leadership roles.
Bipin Amin Bipin Amin
Principal Consultant - Security
Cisco Systems

Bipin Amin started his career as a system engineer in Fujitsu ICIM focusing on banking vertical and spent nearly 20 years in the IT industry in which around 15 years in the Security field working as an independent consultant and also for various IT companies. During his Network Associates Inc. stint he played major role in defining Security Best Practices and leading White Hats Group doing professional security consulting and network audit projects.

Before joining Cisco he worked as a Lead Consultant for Brocade, looking after SEA/India Region and specializing in the Data Center Networking and Storage management field. He architected one of the most complex and largest SAN in India for a financial organization.

Extensively trained in Applied White Hat (Ethical) hacking and data protection practices, it was natural for him to bring his experience and expertise back to his first love, i.e. IT Security which he did by joining Cisco and heading their security system engineering team in India and SAARC region.
Sajan Paul Jayesh Kamat
Practice Head, Information Risk Advisory Services

Jayesh Kamat is the Practice Head for Information Risk Advisory Services at Aujas. Jayesh focuses on the Information Security and Risk Management discipline which includes IS Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, Data Governance, Security technologies, Tools and Architecture. The role covers all areas of the practice including product and service management, presales, service delivery and realization.

Over the course of 14 years' career, Jayesh has worked with various industry verticals such as Banking & Financial Services, Insurance, Oil & Gas and Technology. He has been associated with IT industry in many roles including IT service delivery & management, IT consulting and Project Management. Prior to Aujas, Jayesh worked with Deloitte & Touche AERS and Microland Ltd.
Rafael Navajo Mr. Rafael Navajo
Global Business Development Director

Mr. Navajo is Global Business Development Manager for GMV. He has dedicated his career to the development of high end technologies and has a wide expertise in turning new ideas into value adding solutions. Mr. Navajo achieved his M.Sc. degree from the prestigious Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

He started his career at the R&D Department of Telefónica contributing to Telefónica becoming one of the top five telcos in the world. Then he joined the 16 billion euro revenue service provider Alcatel-Lucent, which has operations in over 130 countries, where he became head for business development operations in South Western Europe.

During the last five years, Mr. Navajo has been key for GMV to be recognized as a world leader in logical security for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. He has been evangelizing about logical fraud at a range of forums across the world, including, only in the last months, the 1st Annual Europe Forum on ATM Innovation, or the more recent Webinar on Logical Fraud hold at the ATM Industry Association's Security Forum last 28th June.

Logical fraud is a term referring to cybercrime, malware and hacking. Leading security experts recognize that this is one of the biggest security threats that the ATM industry needs to understand and cope with as soon as possible.
Rakesh Sinha Rakesh Sinha
Director for Banking & Capital Markets

Rakesh Sinha, is the Director for Banking & Capital Markets at Microsoft. He has worked for a nationalized Bank for more than a decade before joining the software industry in the year 2000. He has worked for 10 years at Oracle Financial Services Software (OFSS), formerly known as i-flex Solutions, where he headed the deployment and consulting for their Analytical & Risk Management product - Reveleus- in South Asia, Middle East & Europe.

He brings with him the hands-on experience as a Banker and also as a consultant for a leading software company for Banks. His passion is to enable the Banks to leverage huge amount of data in their systems to make meaningful decisions. He is a regular contributor at such events, where he shares the real life experience.
Ruchin Kumar Ruchin Kumar
Principal Solution Architect - India and SAARC
SafeNet India Pvt. Ltd.

Ruchin Kumar, is presently working for Safenet India Pvt. Ltd. which is a 100% subsidiary of Safenet Inc, as the Principal Solution Architect - India and SAARC for the Enterprise product line division.

Having over 10 years experience in the IT industry with the past 8 years in the IT security domain, Ruchin has worked very closely with DIT RBI in implementing security in RTGS and Cheque Truncation System across India. He has been involved in various security projects with organizations like RBI, IDRBT, TCS, Sify, NIC and many more.

Besides, he is enthusiastic to speak and share his technology know-how in various IT and security summits and seminars in India. He also involves in conducting training sessions and workshops on security topics including Identity management, Application Security and securing Communication links. He has extensive exposure in IT and previously worked with R & D of C-DAC in New Delhi.

Ruchin obtained his Bachelor degree of engineering in computer science and Advanced Computing from Centre of Development of Advance Computing.
Sajan Paul Sajan Paul
Director - Systems Engineering - India & SAARC

Sajan Paul is the Director for systems engineering and technology consulting in India covering both enterprise and service provider verticals.

In his current role at Juniper, he drives strategic solution initiatives and technology architectures which uniquely help our customers in their businesses. He leads a team of architects who help customers build their next generation telecom infrastructure and innovative ways to monetize their investment.

Sajan Paul has been an integral part of the telecom and networking industry for over 20 years in various capacities from design, driving technology directions and managing solution focus across many telecom companies in his career.
Sanjay Deshmukh Sanjay Deshmukh
Area Vice President
Citrix India

Sanjay Deshmukh is the Area Vice President, Citrix India Sub Continent, responsible for the company's entire operations including enterprise and field sales, services, technical pre sales and the post sales functions.

Sanjay joined Citrix in January 2010 from SAP, where he was Vice President for the Business User and Platforms business. He joined SAP as part of their acquisition of Business Objects where he was Country Manager India/SAARC from 2001 to 2008. His other assignments include tenures with Informix, Tata Unisys and Binary Semantics.

Sanjay holds a Masters degree in Marketing and has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry.

Sanjay is a regular speaker at various industry events & also contributes articles on IT Trends periodically to the Trade & Business Press in India.
Sapna Sumbly Sapna Sumbly
Regional Practice Manager

Joined Wipro in 2007 in Presales role and has in total 6 years of experience in the IT industry.

Currently responsible for the Regional Presales for Infrastructure Technology business of Wipro Infotech in Western region. Prior to Wipro joined GTL Limited from the campus and held Solution Architect role in Voice and Data technology