Secretary & Director General - Information & Public Relations & Special Inspector General of Police – Cyber
Government of Maharashtra
Brijesh Singh is head of Maharashtra Cyber, a unit looking after Cybersecurity of Government of Maharashtra. He is leading the implementation of MH Cyber Project, CERT MH and Predictive Policing units.
He is also implementing unique project of Automated Multi-Modal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS), which is the first initiative in India, where IRIS, Face recognition, Finger and Palm prints will be used for identification of criminals.
Previously, he has implemented huge and successful projects like Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & System (CCTNS) project, other IT schemes for Policing. Presently he is also heading the CCTNS Task force developing big data solutions and analytics on crime data.
Under his leadership, Maharashtra Cyber Digital Crime Unit is established with collaboration of industry stakeholders to tackle online piracy and MCDCU is successfully taken down more than 200 pirated websites.
He is also a published Author. Has penned thriller "Quantum Siege" for Penguin books. His recent book “Dangerous Minds of India”, is out on the stands now.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat
Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat retired as Secretary, DRDO, after more than four decades of Government service. As Secretary DRDO Dr. Saraswat played a pivotal role in established Cyber Security Research and Development Centre for developing offensive and defensive technologies for cyber security. As Chairman NTPC R&D Advisory Council similar alternate energy technology development plan has been prepared with focus on clean coal technologies viz. Integrated Gasification and combined cycle system, Advanced ultra-super critical Thermal Power Plant to work on efficiencies better than 40% and highly reduced greenhouse emissions.
Initiated a programme for development of Silicon-Photonics technology by setting up Photonics Valley Corporation at Telengana. Govt. of Telengana initiative in collaboration with Photonics Inc USA. This will be a game changer for the next generation of networks like 5G and super computers. As Chairman of Committee for development of Indian Microprocessor led a team to evolve the configuration of the M-Processor for IOT, Smart Cities and other ICT applications, laid out the strategy for development with DieTy, CDAC, IIT(M), IIT(B) and SCL Chandigarh.
He is a recipient of many awards and most notable among them being Padma Shri (1998), Padma Bhushan (2013). He has been conferred Honorary Doctorate by more than 25 Universities the latest among them being Jamia Humdard (2018).
Global Head Cyber Security and compliance
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Pune
Professional Summary I have more than than 2 decades of experience as an Information Technology(IT) professional with strong expertise in IT security management, IT management and IT enterprise architecture. Demonstrated expertise in establishing and implementing large information security programs. Designed and implemented automated tool based vulnerability management framework that continues monitors and detect cybersecurity treats and vulnerabilities. Performed evaluations and selections of IT security tools and successfully implemented IT security systems to protect the availability, integrity and confidentiality of critical business information and information systems. Highly skilled dedicated and enthusiastic team player with excellent leadership and communication skills. I worked in major companies like Wipro Ltd., Bahwan group of companies in Oman and HDFC bank.
Current Profile Emcure is an international pharmaceutical major, with manufacturing facilities in North America and Asia, and products shipped to nearly 80 countries. As the global head cyber security and compliance, I am responsible for establishing world-class cyber security and compliance posture for the organizations, designing and executing cyber-security strategies, and driving a compliance and IT
governance in several key areas at Emcure group of companies, with a focus on regulatory audits
(FDA). My role encompasses the group companies Tillomed (UK), Heritage (US), Marcan (Canada),
and India's Emcure, Gennova and Zuventus. Also responsible for:
Enterprise-wide Information Risk Management (IRM) program at Emcure group of companies.
Accountable for all enterprise data protection, including information security policy and
strategy, digital forensics, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, supplier risk
management, vulnerability management, business continuity, disaster recovery, subsidiary
risk, regulatory & IT compliance, and attack simulation
Core Competencies Enterprise in:
Security Policy Development
Cyber risk assessment & threat, modelling
Breach resistance and controls assurance
Information security metrics and program maturity
Internet application architecture
Quantitative risk assessment
Strategic technology planning
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Governance Officer (CGO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Head - Conduct, Controls & Supervisory Governance (CC&S)
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), plc India
Ashton D’Cruz joined RBS (then ABN AMRO) in September 2006 and is currently the Chief-of-Staff and Chief
Information Security Officer (CISO) of the India Bank Branch, having held many senior positions within the
Bank. He is recognised in the industry, as an effective leader with proven abilities in leading and managing
cross-dimensional teams and functions, with a proven capability of implementing and delivering against
multifarious objectives, within challenging timelines.
Ashton’s experience spans almost two decades in the Financial Services sector, from technology, project
management and leadership positions at: Citicorp as the project-in-charge of the Bank’ file services payment
system for EMEA; Oracle Financial Services Software (iflex Solutions), where he was the QA consultant and
module lead for the SLE application of State Street Corporation, based in Boston, USA.
An IIM-A Alumnus, with a Masters in Information Management, having graduated in Engineering from the
University of Bombay; Ashton is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), and a qualified
Project Management Professional (PMP).
Ashton enjoys sports, reading and working with non-profit organizations that specifically work with old age
homes. He is married to Patricia, and has two young daughters; Alicia and Allison.
Enterprise Business Lead Cyber-Security
KD leads the Enterprise Business for Cyber Security practice at Cisco. With over 18 years of experience in Security Industry, KD has worked with Security vendors like Websense & Symantec. His endeavor is to consult large enterprises & make them use the internet in a safe & secure manner, His focus is always on an architectural
approach to building effective security.
He is a Graduate from Symbiosis & holds a MBA from the University of Pune.
Sara Peters has covered cybersecurity for the past 15 years of her 20-year career in journalism. She is senior editor of Dark Reading, where her work covers a broad range of topics, and paying particular attention to privacy law, identity management, and industrial IoT security. As a speaker, panelist, interviewer and conference chair, she has led sessions at Black Hat Asia, RSA, Interop, Cloud Connect China and INsecurity.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat
L&T Smart World & Communication
Head – Cybersecurity
Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd
CISO & IT Controller
Chief Technology Security Office
Max Bupa Health Insurance
Chief Risk Officer
Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu
Global Head Cyber Security Risks Governance & Compliance
Motilal Oswal Financial Services
VP – Information Security
CISO & Head - CC&S Governance
Cybersecurity Sales Specialist
Executive Vice President– Technology
SVP and CIO
Venkata Satish Guttula
Director – IS
Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company
Ravinder Pal Singh
TATA SIA Airlines Limited
Chief Information and Innovation Officer
Senior General Manager – IT
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Global Head Cyber Security and compliance
Technical Director - APAC Region
Data Labs and Innovation
HDFC Life Insurance, SVP – Business Insights
Adani Enterprises Limited
Head - Security Technology
Ernst & Young LLP
Partner – Cyber Security - Africa, India & Middle East (AIM)
Emerging and Deep Technology Expert
Muthoot Housing Finance
Head – IT and Engagement Head – Digital Transformation