Dr.Gulshan Rai has over 25 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include Cyber Security, e-Governance, Legal Framework and the Information Technology Act for e-commerce, and several related fields. At present, he is Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and Group Coordinator of E-Security and Cyber Law Division in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Prior to this he was Executive Director, ERNET India for over 7 years and he was instrumental in setting up of the first large scale education and research network in close collaboration with the leading educational and research institutions in the country.
Dr. Rai has been working since 1998 in the area of evolving legal framework to address issues arising out of cyberspace. His sustained efforts in the area has resulted in second Technology Legislation in the History of India i.e. Information Technology Act and recent amendments in the Act.
Dr. Rai is particularly focused on developing security capabilities in the country through increased security education programs. He has initiated several programs in this area with industry and educational institutions. He has enhanced the security of government infrastructure through an effective security framework that prescribes standards, and audits by a panel of independent auditors.
Dr Rai holds a doctoral degree and M.Tech., and has published several papers, and reports on e-commerce, cyber security, cyber laws, education and networking and has presented the same in several national and international conferences.
Dr.Ajeet Bajpai is currently the Director General of NCIIPC at Government of India from December 2015. He is responsible to Facilitate Safe, Secure and Resilient Information Infrastructure for Critical Sectors of the Nation. Provide Policy Guidance, Protection Strategies and Coherent Government Response for Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) against Cyber Threats.Develop and Execute National and International Co-operation Strategies for Protection of CII.
Prior to joining COAI as DG, Rajan served as COO of US Operations and Corp. CFO and VP of Telargo Inc. (a Joint Venture of NTT DoCoMo), overseeing all of the company’s Strategic Planning, Business Development, Financial, Treasury, Accounting, Tax, Administrative and Human Resource functions. Prior to joining Telargo, Rajan was President of Afghan Wireless Communications Company, establishing it as Afghanistan’s largest and most profitable telecommunications company. Before this, Rajan served as VP and CFO of Call Sciences Inc., a premier provider of Unified Communications Services (a Soros/Chatterjee Group Company). Immediately before this, he was at A T & T Wireless, where he held a number of senior executive leadership positions, including Divisional CFO, Corporate Controller, President and CEO of one of its largest international joint ventures – Birla-AT&T in India (now IDEA). Earlier in his career, Rajan was a finance executive at such companies as Beatrice International, Tri-Star/Columbia Motion Pictures and senior consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Rajan served on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA from the State of New Jersey, USA..
Vaishali Bhagwat is a practicing civil and cyber lawyer with an experience over 20 years and heads a 50 year old all service law firm in Pune. As a Computer science and a law graduate she has been able to combine the knowledge from the domain of computer science and law effortlessly. Vaishali specializes in general commercial matters with a special emphasis on information security and Privacy and Cyber Crimes. Her work also focuses on “violence against women” . She is on several ICCs across India. She is a legal advisor and consultant of various Multinationals , Educational Institutions, Corporates, SMEs and Individuals. Her practice includes litigation as well as non-litigation work such as drafting and vetting of commercial contracts , technology and licensing contracts , etc .
Vaishali was the first lawyer from the country to be selected in the prestigious TCS Chevening Scholarship program on Cyber Defense and international collaboration on cyber policy by the British High Commission and Tata Consultancy Services. It was residential program at Cranfield University, Ministry of Defense campus, UK. Vaishali also completed a PG Cert on Cyber Security and Information Assurance at Cranfield University UK which included writing research papers on Critical Networks and Process Control, Cyber Attack-threats and opportunities, Cyber Defense - Governance and Management, Social Technologies, Human Dimension and Understanding Risk and Information assurance.
Anup leads the Cyber Security - Incident Response business for IBM across Asia Pacific and Japan market He comes with a rich background of working in the CyberSecurity Industry and Analytics business currently expanding IBM Resilient business footprint within the region . Anup has also previously worked with emerging technology startupsand leading IT companies including Hewlett Packard , Orange Business Services,Wipro and HCL.
Anup is a Post Graduate in Management having specialized in the area of Risk and Compliance . He has been living in Singapore for the last 11 years with his wife and son . Outside of the office, he is a dedicated family man whose hobbies, when time allows, include playing chess, reading, and the "never-ending joy" of maintaining and networking across with his friends and family.
Dinesh is an Information Security, Management and Audit professional, and an ISACA Gold Member. He has been practising in the IS domain for over a decade and has built up specialization in cybersecuritypolicy, strategy and operations in the government and private sector.
His vision for cyber security has been presented in his work with Government and private enterprise, as advisor or consultant. The experience ranges from design and definition of Security Strategy and Architecture, to Auditing, Maturity Assessment, Policy Definition, Planning, Incident Response etc.
Present areas of specialization and activity cover Forensic-as-a-Service, SOC in a Box, Cybercrime, Information Warfare, Managed Security and the application of new age technologies in public services.
He enthusiastically supports security awareness and career mentoring activities and firmly believes that the use of common-sense is the silver bullet for information security woes.
A recognized authority in the cybersecurity domain he is a regular speaker at conferences and is a regular writer, blogger and a hobbyist photographer.
Experienced administrator with a demonstrated history of working in senior government positions. Skilled in Policy Formulation, Governance, Smart Cities, Information Technology Policy, Start Up Policy, Strategic Planning, and Public Administration. Strong professional expertise in city development, urban analysis and democracy. Trained at Harvard Business School and IMF Institute.
If you have watched MTVs Troll Police, then you would have seen Ritesh Bhatia playing the real life self as a cybercrime investigator. Ritesh has been instrumental in investigating extremely complex cybercrime cases for the corporates, government organisations, law enforcement agencies and others. He was recently appreciated by Interpol for his investigations in child sexual abuse material.
He is the founder director of V4WEB CYBERSECURITY, a company that specialises in providing cost effective cyber security solutions to SMEs and developing secured web applications. His key areas of interest include cybercrime investigations, protection of sensitive personal data and DarkNet.
His views on trending cybercrimes have been published by many media houses and he has appeared not only on several national channels such as NDTV, Mirror Now, CNBC, Aaj Tak, Zee News but also on international television channels such as Canada's CBC and UK's BBC to highlight the dangers in cyber space.