Speakers



keynote address

special address


Dr. A. S. Ramasastri
Director
IDRBT

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Ashalatha Govind
General Manager & Group CISO
State Bank of India

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Surekha Marandi
CGM & Chief Vigilance Officer
Reserve Bank of India

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Chakrapani Venkatachari
Group Head - Audit
HDFC Bank

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Dr. N Rajendran
Chief Technology Officer
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

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Sandeep Mehra
Sr. Investigator & Chief of Internal Vigilance
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group

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Kamlesh Sevak
Chief Information Security Officer
Bank of India

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Pinaq Dudhwala
National Manager - Financial Crime Prevention Group
ICICI Bank

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Bharat Panchal
Head - Risk Management & Audit
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

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Amita Ajgaonkar
Head - Risk Management & Principal AML Officer
The Saraswat Coop Bank Ltd.

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Nitin Chauhan
Head Information Security
RBL Bank

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Vikram Subrahmanyam
MD, Citicorp Services India Limited & Head of O&T, Citi South Asia

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Atul Kumar
Chief Vigilance Officer
Union Bank of India

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Jayant Saran
Senior Director
Deloitte Forensic

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Samir Paranjpe
Director
Deloitte Forensic

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Vishal Arora
General Manager - Sales & Alliances
Bhumi Entech Equipments

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Matthew Gurr
APAC Technical Director
FireMon

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Saleem Javed
Technical Director
Skybox Security

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Sumeet Mishra
Head BFSI
Cyberoam

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Greg Russell
Head of Trusteer- Asia Pacific
IBM Security Systems

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Vikas Desai
Consulting Lead- Asia Pacific
IBM Security Systems

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Pratik Patel
VP - Global System Integrations
Biomatiques

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Anil Bhasin
Managing Director - India & SAARC
Palo Alto Networks

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Vikrant Chowdhary
Director- Enterprise Sales
Teradata India

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Rajesh Shewani
Head - Technology and Solution Architecture
Teradata India

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Sukhwant Chauhan
Solution Consultant
Dell Software

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Dr. A. S. Ramasastri

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Ramasastri was the Chief General Manager-in-charge of Department of Information Technology at Reserve Bank of India. In the RBI, he has spearheaded many important projects including the Implementation of the Next Generation RTGS, adoption of international standards like XBRL and ISO 20022, conceptualizing and guiding of banks on Automated Data, and preparation of IT Vision of RBI for 2011-17. Dr. Ramasastri has been a member of the Institute's Governing Council, Member of Faculty of the RBI Staff College, and has authored two books on 'Quantitative Methods for Valuation of Assets' and 'Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance' and the former has been published in Chinese too, apart from quite a few articles on Finance, Banking and IT in eminent journals and newspapers. He has guided the Bank of Mauritius, Bank of Malaysia and Bank of Uganda on implementation of Data Warehouse, XBRL, etc., and delivered talks on standards and technology for data reporting at the International Monetary Fund and Bank of International Settlements.
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Ashalatha Govind

Ms Ashalatha Govind is currently General Manager & Group CISO in State Bank Group. She joined SBI as a probationary officer. She is an MBA graduate with additional qualifications of CISA, CIA(Certified Internal Auditor), Oracle certified DBA, CFP, CAIIB etc.

She has handled various assignments in the Bank like Branch Management, Credit management, NPA management etc. She has also been a faculty member in the Bank's staff learning centre. She joined the IT department (handling the CBS System development) in the year 2003 from where she was also deputed to the 'Bank of China' for giving a training on CBS.

Thereafter, she had a stint in I&MA deptt as a Credit Auditor on mobile duty covering large domestic and international branches. She has also participated in various panel discussions including one on CTS system conducted by NPCI.

Some of her papers are published in the IBA journal.
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Rohit Mahajan

Rohit Mahajan is Senior Director and the Head of the Forensic practice within Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited. Before joining Deloitte, Rohit was the co - Head of the Forensic practice of one of the other Big Four firms and was instrumental in driving its growth over the past 3 years. He has over 18 years of experience in handling projects in the areas of Investigation, Anti-Bribery & Corruption diligence and compliance, Dispute Advisory services and Fraud Risk Assessment.
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Atul Kumar

Shri Atul Kumar started his career as a Probationary Officer in State Bank of India in the year 1985. He has over 29 years experience with expertise in Credit, IT, Foreign Exchange, Risk, Treasury, Vigilance/Disciplinary matters and Procurement. A versatile banker, Shri Atul Kumar has served in various important capacities in SBI and also as Director (Forex, Treasury & Technology) in SBI Indonesia, Jakarta. A Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, he holds advanced diploma in International Banking & Finance. He is also a Certified Forensic Accountant with a diploma in 'Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination' as well as 'Cyber Forensics'. Having more than seven years experience in vigilance/disciplinary / procurement matters, he is currently working as Chief Vigilance Officer in Union Bank of India.

Shri Atul Kumar has been on several Banking Committees for policy making in the area of staff and disciplinary matters and considered to be an authority in the areas of disciplinary and vigilance matters in the banking sector.

An avid reader and writer, Shri Atul Kumar has been on the editorial Board of "Colleague", a quarterly in-house magazine of State Bank Group; "SBI Monthly Review", a monthly magazine of Economic Research Department, etc.
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Dr. N Rajendran

Dr. N. Rajendran is Chief Technology Officer at National Payments Corporation of India. and has over 18 years of experience in design, development and managing network, information security and IT infrastructure. Prior to current assignment at NPCI, he has worked as Deputy General Manager for Tata Communications (VSNL), Mumbai. Prior to that worked as Deputy General Manager (Head-INFINET) for Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), Hyderabad. He was one of the expert members of the working group for network and security standard for e-governance in India, Member of R&D project "Protocol and Security Framework for Mobile Payments," Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India and various technical committees in the area of Payment Systems. He has obtained Ph.D.in computer science from Bharathidasan University. He has more than 25 research papers in International and National conferences.

In 2012 he has been recognized as one of the outstanding CIOs by International Data Group in the '7th Annual CIO100 Awards'.
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Sandeep Mehra

An Ex- National Swimmer, graduated from Hindu College, Delhi University in the year 1987 and soon thereafter joined Central Industrial security Force (CISF). A Best Cadet in Basic Training, a trained Commando, was also responsible for Physical Security arrangements for various Central Government Institutions and Riot control, across India.

Worked with CISF till 1996 and then joined Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), looking after investigations of Bank Fraud cases and Stock Market Frauds. Was responsible for investigation of major financial frauds, including CRB Capital Market Investment Fraud of 1997, the year 2001 Indian Stock Market Scam, Global Trust Bank Scam, which resulted in Down Fall of the Bank, UTI Scam of 2001, Home Trade investment fraud of 2002.

Was adjudged the Best Investigation Officer of CBI in 2007 and was awarded the Prime Minister's Gold Medal for the same. Worked with Government of India for 22 years and now working for RBS, as Head for Fraud investigation, India.
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Bharat Panchal

Bharat Panchal is Head - Risk Management of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). NPCI is an umbrella organization in India for retail payments system which is setup by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banking Association (IBA). NPCI's objective is to provide Simple, Safe, Secure and cost effective payments system in India. NPCI is managing all interbank transaction through National Finance Switch (NFS). NPCI has recently launched India's own Card Payments scheme "RuPay".

Bharat is responsible to Monitor, evaluate and implement improvements of Risk management, controls and governance areas which are Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Information Security, Internal Audit and Fraud Management for NPCI. He is establishing the ownership for risk management activities across the organization and partnering with functions and member banks to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of operations, safeguarding of tangible and intangible assets, accuracy and integrity of transactions and processes.
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Chakrapani Venkatachari

V Chakrapani holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University and is an Associate Member of ICSI (the Institute of Company Secretaries of India), a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banker and Certified Information System Auditor.
He has over 25 years of banking experience, having worked with Bank of Baroda and Standard Chartered Bank prior to joining our bank in 1994. He is currently Country Head -Internal Audit and Chief of Internal Vigilance.
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Kamlesh Sewak

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Nitin Chauhan

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Jayant Saran

Jayant is a Senior Director and leads the Forensic Technology service line within the Deloitte Forensic practice in India. He has over 15 years of experience in Investigations, Anti-bribery and corruption, forensic technology, compliance and technology project management. He has worked across industry sectors with primary focus on IT/ITES, consumer markets and the manufacturing industry.
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Samir Paranjpe

Samir is a Director within the Deloitte Forensic practice in India and focuses on the financial services vertical. He has more than 13 years of experience across global financial services, consulting and outsourcing domains where he has worked in close collaboration with businesses in Continental Europe, the UK and America. His particular focus is on clients in the capital markets and insurance domain.
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Amita Ajgaonkar

Educational Qualification: B.Sc. (Maths), M.Sc (Maths), CAIIB, DBF, MBA (Finance) and CFA.

Worked with Central Bank of India for 25 Years in various branches from a rural branch to a Very Large Branch. During these 25 years in Central Bank of India, worked in most of the areas of Branch Operations, Credit, Forex etc.

Working with The Saraswat Co-operative Bank since last 6 years. Handling Risk Management Department comprising of Operational Risk, Credit Risk and Market Risk.

Involved in set-up of AML cell in Saraswat Bank and successful implementation of Red Flag Alerts within stipulated time.

Member for the Working Group to develop 'Guidance Note on Effective Process of STRs Detection and Reporting' for Co-operative Banking Sector constituted by FIU-IND.

Participated as Panelist/speaker at various forums on topics related to PMLA and Risk Management.

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Pinaq Dudhwala

Mr. Pinaq Dudhwala is working as Chief Manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, in ICICI Bank Ltd. In this role, he is responsible for fraud prevention and detection for Cards, Payment products and Digital Channels. He manages strategy related to prevention and detection, vulnerability risk assessment of product, process and related policy formation. Mr. Dudhwala stint with ICICI bank is more than a decade.

In ICICI bank, Mr. Dudhwala headed various roles in Fraud risk management which encompasses application and vendor screening, investigation in different segment of products like Cards, Payment Product, Retail Asset, Mortgages, Small Medium Enterprise, Rural and Priority Sector lending. Prior to taking Fraud risk management profile, Mr. Dudhwala has worked in business function and was responsible to deliver top lines target and set up distribution channels. He has also worked with General Electric Countrywide Consumer Financial Services for a stint of 3 years in sales and business management role.

He is also an active core committee member of India Payment Risk Council (IPRC) and represent on behalf of IPRC in various industry forums that work to combat card and payment fraud. He is a regular speaker at academic university, industry forum and contributes actively to the industry. He holds post-graduation Business Management and is an Associate Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti Money Laundering Expert.
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Vikram Subrahmanyam

Vikram Subrahmanyam was recently appointed the Managing Director of Citicorp Services India Limited, in addition to his responsibilities as the Head of Operations and Technology for South Asia, a role he moved into in August 2013.

He is responsible for all operations and technology for the Citi franchises in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as well as all of Citi's captive IT/ITES activities in India, which, with a present staffing strength of over 5000, is an important part of Citi's global Service Centers' network.

Prior to this appointment he was the Head of Operations & Technology for Citi in Japan. Earlier, he was the Head of Operations & Technology Head for Citi's businesses in Indonesia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Vikram started his career with Citigroup in 1991 in Credit Card Operations in Chennai, India. Over the last 24 years, Vikram has held a number of roles in sales, customer service and product management, as well as operations and technology. In the O&T domain, he has worked across credit card operations, retail banking, cash management, trade services, custody and treasury operations, capital markets operations and operations and technology.

Vikram has also led a number of technology transformations during this time, ranging from the replacement of the corporate banking platform in India, through the retail banking platform in Indonesia, and the credit card platform in Japan.

He was a key member of the Securities & Exchange Board of India STP committee which introduced electronic contract notes for the Indian equity markets, and was a member of the Reserve Bank of India Committee on Computer Audits for Banks, which issued a standardized checklist for banks' IS audits. He was also a committee member of the Technology & Operations forum of the Foreign Banks Association of Indonesia.
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Surekha Marandi

Smt Surekha Marandi started her career with the Reserve Bank of India in May 1983 and over a span of 32 years has worked in various offices of RBI including Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Guwahati and Mumbai, in various capacities in the Department of Supervision, Management Services Department, Department of Information Technology, Human Resources Management Department, Rural Planning and Credit Department and as Banking Ombudsman Maharashtra and Goa, Regional Director of North Eastern States, CGM Urban Banks Department, Mumbai Regional Office and currently appointed as CVO, Central Vigilance Cell, RBI. She has also been associated with various committees on Customer Service, Financial Inclusion & Education, Financial Stability and Financial Sector Plan for the State of Chattisgarh.She served as RBI nominee on the Board of United Bank of India for a period of almost 4 years. She has been appointed as RBI nominee on the Board of Bank of Baroda since June 2014.
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Vishal Arora

Vishal Arora is a young and dynamic professional in Sales and Alliances domain with major focus on enterprise security, network visibility & monitoring. Currently working as General Manager with Bhumi Entech, he is responsible for generating revenues from enterprise and service providers and ensuring alliances with technology partners. With over 10 years of experience in Sales in India and SAARC region, he is best known for mapping potential customers, seizing market opportunities and developing strong business relationships. He has previously worked with Sterlite Technologies and Ixia wherein he steered growth initiatives and designed formidable success strategies.

Bhumi Entech is the preferred partner for Ixia and provides application performance and security resilience solutions to validate, secure, and optimize businesses' physical and virtual networks.
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Matthew Gurr

Matthew Gurr brings more than 15 years of sales engineering, auditing, business management and consulting experience to FireMon LLC from some of the most innovative security companies in the world. With a proven track record in security design and architecture, vulnerability management and penetration testing, Matthew is responsible for technical sales in the Asia Pacific region and helps organisations to gain visibility into how their network security infrastructure is performing to highlight weaknesses within security controls which can help to prevent breaches before they happen.

Matthew's approach combines his passion for information security with specialist skills in business process management to assist organisations with improving their corporate performance through the optimisation of their information security technologies and processes to be more efficient, effective and capable of change to reduce management costs and deliver improved products and services to their clients.
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Saleem Javed

Responsible for the technical leadership in Asia-Pacific markets, Saleem Javed has more than 15 years of Information Security experience. Prior to joining Skybox Security, Saleem Javed was a Security Architect at Hewlett-Packard Singapore Pte. Ltd. Previously, he held management & consulting positions at Citibank, Verisign, Wipro Technologies, General Motors, Datacraft. He is a CISSP, CISM, CRISC and holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering for Electronics & Communication.
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Sumeet Mishra

Sumeet has extensive experience in selling Data Centre Technologies such as Voice, Compute Server, Storage, Networking and Security Solutions. He heads BFSI Vertical for Cyberoam in India. He comes with a strong background from Dell, Sun Microsystems and Avaya. Sumeet has been an eminent speaker in various forums, seminars & conferences on IT Security, conducting various webinars, trainings and informative sessions.
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Greg Russell

A seasoned senior client engagement business executive with over 25 years of regional leadership and management experience across Sales, Business Development and Marketing functions. Greg has extensive knowledge in Technology Outsourcing, Managed services, Telecommunications, Hosting, Cloud Services and Security. He currently leads the Asia Pacific IBM Security Trusteer team, working closely with both global and regional banks on cyber security and cyber fraud prevention strategies along with go-to-market deployment of new cyber fraud security frameworks.

Prior to IBM, he has been instrumental in driving business growth in management positions with Top Global MNC companies such as British Telecoms, Telstra and Verizon Business; including regional accountability for the profitability and operations of the business.

He has spent an extensive amount of time in the UK, Asia, Europe and the US working with a global client portfolio across industry enterprises such as technology, banking, telecoms and other verticals.
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Vikas Desai

Vikas Desai is a Cyber Security and Cyber Fraud Prevention expert. He currently leads the Asia Pacific consulting team for IBM Security Trusteer.

He is an experienced IT professional with deep technical expertise and a wide exposure to various stages of IT Strategy and Security Consulting; both with global and regional banks.

Vikas came to IBM, having held senior positions earlier with Citibank, RSA Security, Sun Microsystems and Netscape Communications.

In his previous role at Citibank, he was the Senior VP for Application Security. Prior to that, he was with RSA, where he worked closely with some of the largest Banks in Asia-Pacific to design and deploy their Cyber Security initiatives.

Vikas is currently based in Singapore, with previous work experiences including India, United States and France.
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Pratik Patel

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Anil Bhasin

Anil Bhasin is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in global markets such as Middle East and Asia Pacific besides covering India and SAARC region. He is currently the Managing Director of Palo Alto Networks for India and SAARC and as part of his mandate, Anil is responsible for driving profitable growth across the Service provider, Enterprise and Commercial Lines of Businesses through a highly leveraged channels partnership model.

Since joining Palo Alto Networks about 2 years ago, Anil has accelerated Palo Alto Networks' technology footprint in India across customer segments, creating strategic channel and go-to-market alliances, whilst building a highly experienced and talented team covering all geographies in India and SAARC. Palo Alto Networks, has pioneered the next generation of enterprise security with its innovative platform that allows organizations to safely enable the use of all applications critical to running their business, maintain complete visibility and control, confidently pursue new technology initiatives, and protect the organization from the most basic to sophisticated cyber attacks—known and unknown. It has again been designated as a Leader in the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, now 4 years in a row.

Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Anil Bhasin was with Cisco Systems in India for over 12 years in various leadership roles which included leading Cisco's Financial Services business in India, as Head of their Enterprise business segment, leading the Financial Services business vertical for Cisco in APJC Theater. In his last assignment at Cisco India, he was the Country Manager for the Services business, responsible for driving Cisco's professional, technical and advanced services, creating new go-to-market strategies for increasing Cisco's relevance and mindshare through a Services-led approach in Enterprise, Public Sector, Service Provider and Commercial segments.
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Rajesh Shewani

Rajesh Shewani heads Presales for Teradata in India. His responsibilities include working with customers across the region and helping them in building their analytics strategy. He leads the technical sales and solution architecture team for Analytics, Enterprise data warehouse and Big Data at Teradata India. Rajesh comes with over 15 years' of experience in the IT industry with expertise in designing comprehensive solutions for customers to meet various business objectives. He specializes in Enterprise Architecture with expertise in Information and Analytics Architecture. Prior to joining Teradata, Rajesh was the country manager for technical sales for IBM Business Analytics team leading a team of experienced business analytics functional and technical sales architects. He holds a masters in marketing & information technology from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management studies.
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Vikrant Chowdhary

Vikrant heads Enterprise Sales for Teradata for West & South regions in India. He joined Teradata in October 2014, bringing with him more than 17 years of technology industry leadership experience that encompasses sales, business development, brand and product management and consulting. At Teradata, Vikrant is responsible for providing strategic direction and driving revenues for the company's west and south business. Prior to joining Teradata Vikrant led the Banking and Financial Services business for SAP for the Indian subcontinent region. He has been part of leadership & sales management roles in Enterprise Businesses catering to Banking & Financial Services, Telecom, New media & Retail sectors.
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Sukhwant Chauhan

Sukhwant is an enthusiastic and dynamic professional in Solution Designing & Pre-sales Consulting with major focus on Compliance and IT security. Currently working as solution consultant with Dell software, he is responsible for generating revenues and ensuring alliances with technology partners. He brings more than two decades of industry experience in designing, developing and delivering successful cost-effective solutions. His expertise lies in providing end to end solution for IT infrastructure management covering Microsoft Platform, Data Centre management and process improvements.

Prior Joining Dell Software, He has been managing IT and designed sustainable processes and solutions to enable Business growth at DuPont, Syngenta, Quest Software and ICICI InfoTech.