Cybersecurity Summit - Mumbai

The Future of Cybersecurity is Here

Today's digital landscape has seen tectonic shifts in recent years with innovations in technology. These innovations have improved our way of life and doing business, but have also provided more entry-points for cybercriminals.

We are extremely honoured to bring the Cybersecurity Summit to India. In its regional roll-out from Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan, we have touched over 5000 IT professionals. Attendees have had the opportunity to listen to executives from SA Power Networks, Australian Cyber Security Research Institute, PwC, Telstra, Australia Post, SunRice, Bangkok Bank, Ministry of Digital and Economy and Society Thailand, PT. Telkom Indonesia, and Seoul National University of Education, to name just a few.

Join us for one day on 23 March 2017 where Palo Alto Networks and its partners will share how Indian organisations can shape their cybersecurity prevention strategy. Through a series of keynote, business, industry and technical presentations and panel sessions, we will explore a range of topics including privacy and regulation, cybercrime and key trends for the future.

Our cybersecurity experts including thought leaders from BFSI, ITES, academia, government will cover key issues faced in India and around the region, and clearly show how prevention is possible.

You will learn:

In 2017, organisations must be prepared for the unpredictable to minimize the impact of the unforeseen cybercrime events. Understand the ways cybercriminals have evolved their methods of infiltrating organisations and how you can prevent attacks.
How innovations in technology including the rise of social networking, mobile, cloud and analytics have seen the need for business models to adapt.
Over the next year, organisations need to think about the impact of accidental breaches from third-party providers and suppliers.
Policy and regulation changes taking place globally and their impact here in India. Increased government regulations will require the use of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) leading to privacy becoming both a compliance and business risk issue.
BYOx Trends in the Workplace - Increased proliferation of devices, applications and cloud-based storage and access in the workplace means businesses of all sizes are seeing information security risks being exploited at a greater rate than ever before.
Organisations need to embed information security behaviours that affect risk positively. Risks are real because people remain a 'wild card'. Many enterprises recognise people as their biggest asset, yet fail to recognise the need to secure 'the human element' of information security.
Data centre network security is complicated by the ever-increasing demands for application availability and performance, the constantly evolving threat landscape and the need to understand what is happening with applications from a security perspective. How to best protect your most valuable asset?

As our lives, businesses, infrastructure and governments transition into the country's Digital India vision, the risk of cyberattacks becomes greater. Now more than ever, mounting a cyberattack is cheaper and easier and the data more valuable. In response, many security technologies or processes are outdated and manual.

It isn't just technology that's fallen behind. A lack of executive-level knowledge, leadership and understanding of cybersecurity risk and governance is further complicating many organisations' abilities to effectively address sophisticated threats.

Having a prevention mindset at the executive level is the first step in addressing this gap and changing the economics of the cybersecurity problem, but we have to take action to change our current environment.

It's for this reason that Palo Alto Networks in conjunction with Indian thought leaders from the public and private sector are bringing together this forum. We intend this forum to be both a how-to session and an anthology.


08:30 - 09:45 Registration
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome & Lamp Lighting
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome Address
Anil Bhasin, MD India & SAARC, Palo Alto Networks
10:05 - 10:30 Keynote 1
Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog*
10:30 - 11:00 Preventing The Decline Of The Digital Age
Mark Anderson, President, Palo Alto Networks
11:00 - 11:45 CIO Conversations - The Future Is 'Prevention'
Sameer Ratolikar, CISO, HDFC Bank
Sanjay Sharma, Head - Technology, Innovation & Customer Fulfilment, RBL Bank
Mandar Marulkar, CIO, KPIT Technologies
Ramachandra Hegde, Vice President, Global Information Security and IT Compliance, GENPACT

Sundareshwar K., Partner, PwC
11:45 - 12:00 Tea Break
12:00 - 12:30 Special Address
Dr. Deepak B. Phatak, Professor, IIT Mumbai
12:30 - 13:00 The Next Network – Advanced Security and Network Automation with VMware NSX
Anand Patil, Head SDDC SalesVMware India
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:00 Breach Prevention - From The Network to The Cloud
Joe Green, Head of Systems Engineering - APAC, Palo Alto Networks
Paul Wilcox, Endpoint Sales Director, Palo Alto Networks
15:00 - 16:30 Winning with Architectures
Bisham Kishnani, Cloud Architect, Palo Alto Networks
Kokil Vira, Manager - Systems Engineering NSX, VMware
Yogesh Sawant - Systems Engineer, Arista Networks
Dhruv Singhal, Head - Solutions Architecture, Amazon Internet Services
16:30 - 16:45 Bollywood & Cybersecurity - Making of A.I.SHA
16:45 Closing Note & Lucky Draw

*  Speakers to be confirmed
** Agenda subject to change


Dr Phatak


Dr Deepak B Phatak
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Bldg,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India

Professor Phatak obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from SGSITS Indore in 1969, and his M Tech and Ph D from IIT Bombay. He has been serving with IIT Bombay since 1971. He headed the CSE department from 1991 to 1994, He was the first Dean of Resources of the Institute from 1995 to 1998. He was the founding head of the Kanwal Rekhi School of IT from 1998 to 2002. He briefly served as head of SJ Mehta School of management, from 2004 to 2005. He was Subrao M Nilekani Chair Professor, in the department of Computer Science and Engineering from 2000 to 2013. He currently serves as professor in the department of CSE.

His research interests are Data Bases and Information Systems, Software Engineering, System Performance Evaluation, IT enabled Education, and IT strategy planning. His primary research inclinations are in Technology application and deployment. He has guided 7 PhD and over 170 MTech students, and has authored over 50 publications. In the Kanwal Rekhi School of IT at IIT Bombay, which he set up in 1998 (now merged with the Department of CSE), he created a focus on applied research. He started an IT incubator to foster innovation through start-up companies. It has now flourished as IIT Bombay’s Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), and is considered the best incubator in India. He also started the country’s first interactive distance learning program using VSATs. This initiative has now blossomed into the Centre for Distance Engineering Education (CDEEP). Using the experience gained in that initiative, he recently completed a national mission project to train 1,000 teachers at one time, in several core engineering subjects using ICT, through a series of ISTE workshops. By June 2012, his efforts had succeeded in training over 20,000 teachers from across 1,200 engineering colleges in the country. Encouraged by the excellent feedback from participating teachers, the National Mission has entrusted him with the responsibility of training 1,50,000 teachers in the next 3 years, through mega-workshops training 10,000 teachers at a time.

He has been a consultant and adviser to many organizations on various issues related to Information Technology. In the financial sector, he has been an I.T. adviser to State Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India, Unit Trust of India, IDBI, Life Insurance Corporation of India, New India Assurance, UIIC, SEBI, NSDL, ECGC, etc. He works on several committees advising Central and State Government departments, on issues related to IT projects. He has worked on the governing boards of NIBM, IDRBT, UTIISL, ISIL, etc. He recently served on the board of Bank of Baroda, and currently serves on the boards of HDFC Asset Management Company, IBPS, and National Insurance Academy. He is currently on the IT and HR committees of the Board of Bank of Baroda. He is also a permanent invitee to the payment system Board of RBI.

He was conferred Life time achievement awards by Skoch foundation in 2003, by Data Quest in 2008, and by Dewang Mehta Business School awards in 2010. He was listed among fifty most influential Indians, by Business week in 2009. He received the 'Excellence in Teaching' award of IIT Bombay in 2009; and the IIT Bombay Industrial Impact award in 2010. On 26th January 2013, He was conferred the Padma Shri award by the Government of India, for his services in Science and Technology.

Dr. Phatak believes that teaching can't be just a profession, but has to be one's 'Dharma'. His dream is to see a resurgent India catching up with the world, using Information Technology as the springboard.


Mandar Marulkar
KPIT Technologies

One of the top CIOs in India, Mandar is a much decorated technology management professional. Acknowledged as a thought leader in numerous technology forums globally, Mandar has over 22 years of experience in diverse industries. He has demonstrated skills in effective execution of IT strategy and driving process innovation for enabling better insight in business operations providing transparency, predictability and enabling sustained growth. Mandar’s expertise also extends in other areas like leading budget and resource optimization, post M&A integration, risk mitigation and compliance measures. Experienced in strengthening business relationships and handling distributed teams, developing partnerships and handling global IT procurements.

Mandar started his tenure with KPIT twelve years back wherein he began with the management of IT systems. He has gone on to play various roles like Head Global Infrastructure, Chief Information Security Officer and has been CIO since 2012. Last couple of years he has been leading the Digital Transformation at KPIT. He has envisioned KPIT's “Smart Enterprise” platform that leverages the digital technologies and has been instrumental in making KPIT's offices “Smart”.  

Often introduced as a visionary CIO, Mandar has always been an early adopter of new trends and technologies. He backs the technology on its business value and focusses on how it can provide exponential business outcomes. Mandar serves on the customer advisory forums of leading OEMs and a technology speaker across various global forums.  Mandar has featured in over fifty case studies and his interviews and articles have been published in various leading technology and business publications.

Mark Anderson


Mark Anderson
Palo Alto Networks

As President, Mark is responsible for driving all sales, go-to-market, support, customer satisfaction, and business and corporate development. When he joined the company in 2012 and prior to becoming President in August 2016, Mark served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at F5 Networks, where he oversaw all sales activities for the company beginning in 2007.

Mark has also held sales leadership positions at Lucent Technologies, RadioFrame Networks, Cisco and Comdisco. Anderson holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from York University in Toronto.

Ramachandra Hegde


Ramachandra Hegde
Vice President
Global Information Security and IT Compliance, GENPACT

Ramachandra Hegde serves as Vice President, Global Information Security and IT Compliance for Genpact. Genpact, which started as a business unit of General Electric and became an independent company in 2005, is a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services, and has grown to 75,000 employees serving 800+ enterprises from 25 countries. Ram is responsible for enterprise-wide information security and IT compliance at Genpact.

Prior to Genpact, Ram served as Director, Global Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer for Praxair, Inc, a USD 13 Billion global manufacturer of industrial gases, in CT, USA. Prior to Praxair, Ram held increasingly responsible roles in information risk management with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ram has over 20 years of experience in information risk management. He holds the CISSP, CISA and CRISC certifications and is also a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Mangalore University, India and a Diploma in Computer Science from Datapro, India. Ram is active in the information security community has spoken at industry conferences, including the RSA Conference.

Sameer Ratolikar


Sameer Ratolikar
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

In his current role of Chief Information Security Officer & Senior Vice President at HDFC Bank, Sameer Ratolikar heads the Information Security Group and provides leadership to the development and implementation of Information Security program across the Bank.

Prior he served as Chief Information Security Office with Axis Bank, where he was responsible for developing and implementing robust information strategies in line with business IT initiatives in a time-bound manner. Additionally, he ensured domestic and foreign information security, compliance, and gathered threat intelligence.

Previously, Sameer served with Bank of India for six years. There, he facilitated information security governance through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program. He led Bank of India in achieving ISO 27001, Business Continuity and PCI-DSS certifications, implemented access control, data leakage prevention, identity and access management, two-factor authentication, encryption, IT GRC solutions, and established and SOC for SIEM. Prior to Bank of India, Sameer served as principal systems analyst of security and networking with National Informatics Centre, part of the India Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's Department of Electronics & Information Technology.

Sameer holds a bachelor of engineering degree in computers from Marathwada University.


Sanjay Sharma
Head - Technology, Innovation & Customer Fulfilment
RBL Bank

Sanjay Sharma holds an MSc in Physics with specialisation in electronics. He has over 22 years of experience in Technology in the Banking Sector. In his current role as Head - Technology, Innovation & Customer Fulfilment at RBL Bank, Sanjay drives the Technology, Innovation & Customer Fulfilment initiatives for the Bank. He is responsible for developing technology strategy and IT vision in accordance with business strategy of the bank by driving innovation across channels and products.

Prior to joining RBL Bank, Sanjay has held senior leadership positions in Technology and Operations at IDBI group. He was Managing Director and CEO of IDBI Intech, a technology company operating in the BFSI sector, having clients in domestic and overseas markets. He led the growth of IDBI Intech from a captive subsidiary to a niche Technology Company, providing an array of services to these clients. Sanjay has been a member of various apex-level Banking Committees/working groups formed by IBA and Ministry of Finance in the areas of Retail Banking, Payment Systems, Alternate Channels, IT and Business Process Re-engineering etc. He was also part of high level committee setup by RBI to draft Guidelines on Information Security, Electronic Banking, Technology Risk Management and Cyber Fraud. He was instrumental in conceptualising the ‘India Pay Card’ (known as RuPay card) as a need for payment aggregator for electronic transactions in the country.

For his contribution in the Information Technology space in the banking segment, he was conferred the ‘Outstanding Achiever of the Year 2007’ Award by IBA. Sanjay has also won several awards in both Individual and organisation categories over the years.

Sundareshwar Krishnamurthy


Sundareshwar Krishnamurthy

Sundar is a Partner with PwC focused on Cybersecurity. He leads client relationships and projects for Banking, Telecom and Services sector. He is an Information security professional with more than 13+ years of consulting experience. Sundar started his career in a Security Operations Center and then transitioned to be a consultant. He is an advisor to various CISO/ CIO on building and governing an effective cybersecurity function. His areas of work include Security strategy, governance, security solution selection, assessments and managed security services. Sundar has led engagements related to implementation of Identity management programs, Security operations center and complex network security implementation. He was instrumental in setting up the security function for one of the greenfield banks in India. Sundar is the lead partner on securing India’s largest digital services provider. He also leads the PCI-DSS practice for the firm. He also has extensive experience in assisting clients in meeting the evolving data privacy requirements.

He is active speaker at various conferences in India and abroad on a varied range of topics in Security, risk and compliance. He is passionate about developing talent in the area of Cybersecurity and has been actively pursuing teaching/ coaching engagements with various universities in India. He is a certified ISO 22301 professional and holds an Engineering degree from Bangalore University.


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