MARY ELLEN BARBERA, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, since July 8, 2013 (Judge, 7th Appellate Judicial Circuit, Montgomery County, September 2, 2008-). Chair, Board of Directors, Judicial Institute of Maryland, 2009-14. Member, Maryland Access to Justice Commission, 2009-14. Chair, Maryland Judicial Conference, 2013- (chair, judicial council, 2013-). Chair, Library Committee, Maryland State Law Library, 2013-. Member, Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 2013-. Chair, Hall of Records Commission, 2013-. Chair, Technology Oversight Board, 2013-; Public Trust and Confidence Implementation Committee, 2013-. Chair, Judicial Cabinet, 2013-. Chair, Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2013-15 (member, 2012-15). Member, Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's Pretrial System, 2014.
J. Trevor Hughes is the president and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In this role, Hughes leads the world's largest association of privacy professionals.
A native of Canada, Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He has provided testimony before the U.S. Congress Commerce Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, the Home Affairs Committee of the British Parliament and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy, surveillance, spam and privacy-sensitive technologies.
Hughes previously served as the executive director of the Network Advertising Initiative, a leading online privacy trade association, and the Email Sender and Provider Coalition, a trade association working on e-mail policy and practices. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law.
Rajesh Sreenivasan is a prominent lawyer based in Singapore. He is an equity partner with Rajah & Tann where he also heads the technology, media and telecommunications practice. He specializes in matters relating to telecommunications, electronic commerce, IT contracts, digital forensics and digital media.
Rajesh has previously advised CIMB Bank on an agreement for the USD 364 million development and implementation of a unified regional core banking platform, acted for Encompass Digital Media on its USD 113 million acquisition of Ascent Media Corporation's global content distribution business, and advised on the world's first national electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Other clients include Amazon Web Services and Salon Films.
On the international front, Rajesh has advised infocommunications regulators and government departments of Canada, Brunei, Lesotho, Mongolia and Fiji on information and communications technology and other legal reforms. He has additionally worked with the World Bank and the ASEAN Secretariat on regional legal and regulatory projects. Who's Who Legal describes him as "one of the area's most respected figures."
In September 2011, his team won a tender to advise the Government of Brunei Darussalam on a review of its telecommunications regulatory framework which will govern changes in the industry for the next five years.
Rajesh graduated with honours in law from Cardiff University in 1992.
Denise Lebeau-Marianna practices in the ITC Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie in Paris since 1994. She has a 20-year experience in new technologies law including contentious and noncontentious aspects of computer and internet law, intellectual property, international information technology, media, and outsourcing as well as e-commerce matters,encryption, personal data protection and IT contracts. Denise is certified as a EuroPriSe expert in data privacy matter.
Denise is in charge of the India Desk of Baker & McKenzie SCP. She contributed to the Eurupee report of the MEDEF in 2008 and she regularly holds seminars on comparative Indian-French law.
Hon. Dr. Natarajan is the President of TechnoGen, Inc. since November 2014. He brings more than twenty five years of strategic management, diplomatic and leadership experience in both public and private technology sectors. At present he is serving as the Commissioner of Maryland Transportation and on the Board of Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Attorney General's Cybersecurity Council, and University Of Maryland Board Of Visitors.
Prior to this position, Dr. Rajan Natarajan served 4 years as the Maryland Deputy Secretary of State under the Governor Martin O'Malley. This was the highest administrative position held by an Indian American in Maryland history. Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Secretary of State, Dr. Natarajan served as Vice-President of Governmental Affairs at Gantech Inc. As a member of Governor-elect Martin O'Malley's Transition Team, he successfully lobbied for the creation of new Department for IT, Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT).
Dr. Natarajan was also a former President of the Maryland India Business Round Table and served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. He received numerous honors and awards including National Science Foundation's Small-Business Innovation Research award, Leadership Maryland award, Indian Young Scientist Merit Award, Outstanding Achiever award, and Civic Leadership Award. Dr. Natarajan holds a Ph.D in Biotechnology and two Master's Degrees in both Biosciences from the University of Madras, an MBA from Michigan State University, a US patent, and 50 research publications. He delivered more than 110 keynote speeches and remarks, and 45 television interviews.
Kevin Shepherdson is the CEO and co-founder of Straits Interactive Pte Ltd, which provides solutions that enable trusted businesses and responsible marketing. He is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and is an IAPP-certified trainer for CIPM privacy training in Singapore.
Shepherdson brings his experience in marketing and technology to Straits Interactive from Oracle, where he was head of demand generation, customer intelligence and the call centre for Asia Pacific. Having worked with foreign multinational companies which have strong data privacy practices, he is familiar with data privacy and protection laws in both the U.S. and Europe.
Throughout his corporate career, Shepherdson was a multiple award winner of both worldwide and Asia Pacific employee excellence awards, which include marketing excellence, market intelligence and technology innovation. He holds an MSc degree (Internet and media), a bachelor of arts in social sciences and is a certified master practitioner in NLP, neuro-semantics, as well as hypnotic communication.
Mr. Jain represents domestic and international clients in corporate, commercial and securities transactions. His practice focuses on:
Srinivas is AVP & Head (Global), Privacy & Data Protection at Infosys, responsible for ensuring Infosys' compliance to Data Protection contractual & regulatory requirements globally. In his career span of 25 years which includes about 9 years at Tata Steel, he was associated in various capacities with a diverse set of enterprise functions such as Quality Management, Manufacturing, Risk Management and Governance for Information Security, Business Continuity, Intellectual Property and Security Incident Management, apart from Data Privacy. He has been playing active role in key privacy & security initiatives at national level undertaken by DSCI. Srinivas is a B.Tech from IIT, Varanasi (erstwhile IT-BHU), and has cleared certification exams relevant to his profession, such as CIPP, CISM, CSQA and DCPLA.
Sunil Varkey, CISO and Head Information Risk Management & Policy Compliance has over 20 years of IT and Information Assurance Leadership experience with banking, telecom, ITES and manufacturing businesses in US, Middle East & India.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Electronics engineering with an M.B.A (Investments), also CISSP, CIPP/US, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA, ABCP, ITIL- V2 (Red Badge), and he is Six Sigma GB certified.
He currently participates in various advisories globally, including Blue Coat, Cisco, IIIT Delhi, RSA Conference Asia, CSO Forum and from 2010 to 2012; he was a member of the Education Advisory Board for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
He has published and presented various articles related to information assurance domain.
Sunil Abraham is the Executive Director of Bangalore based research organisation, the Centre for Internet and Society. He founded Mahiti in 1998, a company committed to creating high impact technology and communications solutions. Today, Mahiti employs more than 50 engineers. Sunil continues to serve on the board.
Sunil was elected an Ashoka fellow in 1999 to 'explore the democratic potential of the Internet' and was also granted a Sarai FLOSS fellowship in 2003. Between June 2004 and June 2007, Sunil also managed the International Open Source Network, a project of United Nations Development Programme's Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme serving 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Between September 2007 and June 2008, he managed ENRAP an electronic network of International Fund for Agricultural Development projects in the Asia-Pacific facilitated and co-funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada.
Mr. G.V. Anand Bhushan focusses on large scale international technology contracts, intellectual property,
labour and real estate matters. He was General Counsel for India and APAC at a large fortune 500 corporation
and oversaw deals that generated revenue worth 4 billion dollars across IT services, social, mobility, analytics
as well as cloud computing. He has also advised e-commerce companies, mining corporations and television
stations while in private practise.
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Kavitha Gupta, Co-chair of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Bangalore Knowledge Net Chapter and Senior Counsel for Hitachi Consulting' s Asia Pacific region is responsible for the range of legal, compliance and governance matters arising in APAC countries. With an enriching experience of over a decade in technology industry, she is a leading technology lawyer with specialization in privacy and data protection, IT contracts, global compliances and employment matters. She has served several organizations including one of the pioneer and leader of Indian IT industry- Wipro. In Wipro, she was responsible for the legal team, handling compliance and commercial contracts. She extensively worked on implementing new framework guidelines and compliance control programs. She was instrumental in implementing sophisticated computerized software in place for employment purposes for US region. She has also worked in couple of the other top MNCs like Cranes Software International Ltd., The Landmark Group (Retail Conglomerates in ME & India) and started her career in one of the largest law firms in India, Singhania and Partners, wherein she practised in High Court primarily on civil and arbitration matters for large MNC clients.
On the public front, Kavitha lectures, presents papers, conducts seminars and discussions regularly at international forums on Big Data, Internet of Things, privacy, data protection, Anti-bribery and competition laws. She was awarded recently as the 'Young Women General Counsel of the year 2015' by the Legendary, Shri. Ram Jethmalani at the INBA 66th National Law Day, November 26, 2015, New Delhi.
Rajesh is an attorney, who heads Fox Mandal's Technology practice in South India. His core areas of practice are IP and Technology Laws,including Data privacy and E-Commerce. Over two decades of professional practice, Rajesh has advised clients on Intellectual Property law, Franchising, Trademark Portfolio Management, IP infringement actions, Outsourcing, Data Privacy Laws, Technology contracts, Technology and IP transaction advisory and Litigation. He previously founded and managed White Forest Law Offices (which was absorbed by Fox Mandal & Associates in 2014). He has advised on PE and M&A transactions related to technology companies. He is interested in how Social Media, Mobility and the Internet are impacting business and society and writes extensively on the need for laws to ensure governance in an increasing digital world. He writes a monthly column on the intersection of law and technology for The Practical Lawyer. His articles have previously been published by Business Standard, Karnataka Law Times etc.
Praveen is a Director with Deloitte and focuses on Cyber Risk Services. He has over 15+ years of proven success in developing, managing and advising global enterprises on various aspects of Cyber Risk Services, Cyber Strategy & Operations, Crisis Management, Risk management & Compliance and Product Security / IoT.
Praveen at Deloitte leads Cyber product development& innovation. He is also the industry leader for Automotive sector in cyber. In addition he is also accountable for service delivery, business development and client relationship Management. He also leads Cyber Risk initiatives for Global In-house Centre (GIC) and have advised GIC's across India on delivering value and leading the change from Captive to Innovation hubs in these organizations.
He has advised senior executives at many of the world's leading global enterprises on both small strategic engagements as well as large-scale delivery projects.
Praveen has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including BFSI, Consumer Products, Life Science & Healthcare, Technology & Telecom and Manufacturing.
Praveen has been a speaker and panel member in various industry forums and have spoken on topics related to Cyber Security, Information Protection, Privacy, Internet of Things (IoT), Regulatory, Business Continuity, IoT, Crisis Management and Vendor Risk Management.
He is the author of the first book on Cyber Laws in India titled "Cyber Laws for Every Netizen in India" and the first E-Book on Cyber Laws "Cyber Laws..ITA-2000 and Beyond". Naavi is also the author of a book in Kannada titled "Antarjaala AparaadhagaLu" released in 2005. He is also the author of "Cyber Laws Demystified" which is a comprehensive discussion on Cyber Laws released in 2006.
In 2010 Naavi released the book "Cyber Laws for Engineers", an E Book version of which has been released in 2011 along with two other books "Cyber Laws for Every one" and "Cyber Crimes and ITA 2008".
Naavi is the pioneer of the "CyLawCom" concept which promotes use of a voluntary Cyber Law Compliance programe by the industry. In this direction, h has authored the book "CyLawCom..Corporate Mantra for the Digital Era", introduced a CyLawCom audit and certification system and also created training and education for developing CyLawCom examiners.
Parag is the Chief Risk Officer, CISO and Vice President for Program management and Process Excellence at Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd. Parag is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor from ISACA, US and Certified Fraud Examiner from ACFE, US. He is a board member on the Bangalore Chapter of ACFE. He is also a member of the CII National Task Force for BCM and Risk Management.
He has over 15 years of experience in Enterprise Risk Management, Information Security and Forensics, Audit, Consulting and Program Management. Parag is experienced in handling large programs including setting up of new business initiatives, Enterprise IT systems and company wide initiatives like ISO 9001/ISO 27001 certification, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery and Six Sigma implementation. He has written several articles in online and print media and is a regular speaker at industry forum and seminars. Parag has worked with multinationals like AXA Group, Deutsche Bank, KPMG and Mahindra British Telecom.
Mr. S K Murthy (SK) has exposure to Indian and US patent laws. His primary areas of focus are: patent preparation and prosecution; training engineers/professionals on basics of patent law; providing opinion on patentability; and such other patent related issues. His interests also include developing strategies for inculcating, developing, and sustaining IP culture and patent management. He is presently employed with Intel Technologies India Private Limited as their Patent Counsel for India. SK is a qualified Indian patent agent with an engineering background (masters degree in electronics engineering) and a legal (PGDIPR and LLB) background. SK has more than 8 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting US and Indian patents and has a total of 16 years of experience. SK is an invited speaker on IPR. Recently, SK was a guest speaker at a seminar organized by CII-DIPP in Bangalore, IISc (Bangalore); and a score of Engineering colleges and universities. SK is also a co-author on a title: "Bio-medical Engineering" used as a reference material in undergraduate engineering program. He has also authored articles on IPR. Prior to moving into the IP arena, SK has gained experience as a design engineer in leading edge semiconductor processors and telecom products. He started his career as a faculty member in the Department of Instrumentation in an engineering college of high repute.
Smitha is an Associate Director, Legal at Quintiles Research (India). She plays Regular General Counsel role which covers advising the corporation on various areas including but not limited to clinical trial agreements, vendor contracts, general corporate/ commercial matters, intellectual property, data privacy/ protection, mergers and acquisitions, employment, lease, conducting trainings/ workshops and investigations.
Kapil Chaudhary is a global lawyer and legal leader, serving as Corporate Counsel, India & SAARC for Autodesk India Private Limited since September 2015. His 15 years of experience in legal skills has taken him to great heights. Kapil Chaudhary's sharp business insights have led to immense business growth, reduced risk and assured compliance. He is known in legal circles for brokering powerful alliances and developing productive relationships with senior corporate and legal leaders. Highly skilled in high value negotiations, he has successfully finalised many complex service deals with Clients in the Outsourcing, Technology, Television & Media and Oil & Gas industries. Entitled as "Strategic Business Enabler", his expertise lies with corporate counsel across India and Singapore comprising Indian and International Laws Firms along with In-House across Technology/Media and Oil & Gas sectors.
Srinjoy Banerjee, is an in house Legal Counsel for Genpact, with a standing of 15 years. He is presently looking after the global issues relating to Data Privacy and Intellectual Property (IP) for the Company. He is the Data Privacy Officer for the company and a DSCI Certified Privacy Lead Assessor (DCPLA). In this role, Srinjoy looks at both contractual and compliance aspects in relation to privacy including cross border transfer issues. Prior to this, Srinjoy, was a practicing IP Attorney associated with a Delhi based law firm, handling both prosecution and litigation issues. Srinjoy is an alumnus of the Delhi Law Faculty.
Dr. Sithu D Sudarsan leads the ABB India Corporate Software Research Team. He has over 25 years of research and development experience with leading national research and development agencies in India and US. His areas of specialization include Information Assurance, Network Security, Cyber Physical Systems, Sensor Networks, Safety Critical Systems, Semantic Mining, and Data Analytics. He is a recipient of several research grants in the area of information security. Before joining ABB in 2012, Dr. Sudarsan was with US Food and Drug Administration as a Visiting Scientist leading their Semantic Data Mining research and development program and received FDA's Outstanding Service Award for his contributions (2012). Dr. Sudarsan has a Ph. D. in Applied Computing from the USA and awarded Outstanding Ph. D. Graduate Award. He has over 90 publications/presentations to his credit. Prior to joining FDA, he was with CEDT, ERDCI, and CRL-BEL.
Seasoned software strategist, technologist, passionate team builder, and energetic software engineering manager with 20+ years of progressive experience in creating and delivering software products across Web, enterprise and system software. A unique combination of acumen in business, strategy, creativity, and technology. Technical innovations and flawless execution won two highest corporate recognitions at Intel (IAA and Software Quality). Dozen patents granted/filed.
Co-founded an internal start-up called Mash Maker a Web3.0 mashup service. Directed Engineering for the $1.2M+ investment across 4 geographical locations to a highly successful launch at Web2.0 expo (30 articles). Co-led business plan of multi-million investment over 3 years.
Demonstrated Leadership in strategic and technical thought leadership. Experience managing complete software product life cycle from development to customer engagement. Directed planning, execution, and operation of business critical data centers worth $10M across 3 distributed sites.
Track record of building and managing highly successful (top 5% of Intel) large cross-functional teams. Established track record of planning, building and managing outsourced teams in India, Russia, China, and Argentina.
Several years of experience making research and technology presentations senior executive management.
Specialties: Innovation, Strategy, Software development, Engineering management, Architecture, Innovation Management, Growing Team, Hiring, Directing Software Product Strategy, Senior Executive Communication, 100M+ Decision Making, Program management, Business Plan Development, Presentation, Patents, Papers, Budget, Planning, Execution, Engineering
Lahar Appaiah is a Legal Counsel at IBM India/ South Asia. He has responsibility for employment and privacy matters at IBM India, and also advises on general corporate matters. Prior to IBM, he has worked at Infosys Limited. Lahar is a graduate of the National Law School of India, Bangalore.
Simon heads Lewis Silkin's Data & Privacy team which comprises of 8 Partners, 15 Associates and a consultant. Prior to heading the Data & Privacy practice Simon headed Lewis Silkin's technology practice for over 8 years. In his role as head of the Data & Privacy team Simon advises on all aspects of data protection law but focuses on cross border transfers, inter group transfers of data, data breach reporting and management, cyber security, cloud solution related privacy issues, the use of personal data for marketing (especially in the online context), profiling, behavioural and geo-location tracking and the privacy aspects of IoT.
Simon retains an active technology practice and recently advised a global high street retailer on the outsourcing of its technology platforms and development to a global IT provider. Simon also regularly advises on all aspects of commercial technology work ranging from software licensing (including FOSS), software development (including app development), IT support, outsourcing and cloud solutions.
Ariane Mole is a co-head of Bird & Bird's International Privacy and Data Protection practice. Ariane is renowned for her in-depth knowledge of data protection matters and advising some of the world's most innovative and technologically advanced companies.
International in scope, Ariane Mole's work includes assistance on global DP compliance audits and actions, BCRs, PIAs, cross border transfers of data, internet of things, and processing of sensitive data in regulated sectors (such as banking, insurance and health sectors). Her practice also involves assistance in Privacy and DP litigations, and in case of on-line or on site investigations from the CNIL.
Before moving into private practice, Ariane worked for several years within the CNIL, before becoming an expert to the European Union Commission.
Ariane Mole is also a EuroPriSe expert (European Privacy Seal), and is therefore accredited to offer EuroPriSe privacy certification at European level to manufacturers and vendors of IT products and IT-based services.
Dr S Senthil Kumar is currently heading the intellectual property department of ABB in India. His IP experience is largely on patent matters, specifically IP harvesting and patent prosecution. He is passionate about IP and technology, and likes to apply his research and product development experiences in the field of IP. He has several patents for inventions in technology areas of Healthcare, Power and Automation.
Dr. S Senthil Kumar has a bachelor's degree in Instrumentation Engineering. He obtained his Master of Science (Engineering) degree and his doctoral degree for research work in high voltage equipment diagnostics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has several scientific publications in this area and is academically active, guiding research students and interacting with universities.
Varun is a Senior Technical Specialist - Privacy at Philips Healthcare. At Philips Healthcare, Varun is responsible for embedding privacy in the solution design process and built of Philips Cloud based - Health Suite Digital Platform (HSDP) products, services, and operations. Prior to joining Philips, Varun worked with Northern Trust Corporation where initially he managed Privacy and Ethics compliance for APAC, and gradually was elevated to establish and manage a Third Party Risk Management team locally at Bangalore. He has also worked at Deloitte where he provided information and technology risk advisory, and privacy and data protection services to leading financial services and healthcare organizations.
Varun is a Law graduate, and hold a post graduate degree in Cyber Law and Information security.
Rona is an experienced Banker and Risk expert, with more than 25 years banking experience in various fields, across multiple geographies. She has worked extensively in the regulatory space, leading the development of regulatory approaches for capital and risk appetite in major banks in SE Asia and Australia.
Educated in the United Kingdom, Rona spent the majority of her career with HSBC Banking Group as an International Manager. She has spent more than 20 years in Asia various roles including Retail and Corporate Banking, Internal Audit, Planning and Strategy; Risk Management and Risk Strategy. As the Secretary of the Hong Kong Association of Banks in 2003, Rona was deeply involved in industry-wide banking issues, including personal data protection and cyber crime.
Rona is a Data Protection Officer at a Voluntary Organisation in Singapore and is now leading the growth and development of IAPP across Asia as its Asia MD.
Outside Privacy, Rona's passion is health and fitness, particularly active ageing, and she is a certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist.
I have an industry experience of close to 18 years, working in the IT & ITES space, handling diverse portfolios ranging from Operational Excellence, Risk & Compliance and pure play operations.
In my current role at Wipro as Head Data Privacy, I lead the data privacy program for Wipro globally. I am CIPP (Europe) certified and currently serve as a member to the CIPP-Europe Examination Board, with a mandate on how the upcoming CIPP-E certification exams, should reflect the GDPR requirements. I am also a Civil Engineer and my foray into this interesting field of "data privacy" is pure serendipity !
Kumar Prasoon is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Safeer Group. In this prominent role, he makes technology recommendations for the group's executive management on the aspects of business intelligence, cloud computing, enterprise 2.0, integrated systems architecture and virtualization. Kumar Prasoon is an ICT Industry Process Centric seasoned Enterprise Architect and Business Process Management Expert. Kumar Prasoon excels at leading cross-functional teams across Americas, Europe and Asia; coordinating multiple projects with exceptionally strong understanding of the business issues driving software development based on experience both as a seasoned Enterprise Architect as well as Interface Manager with solid approaches towards Integration Technologies / Service Oriented Architecture using external interfaces concerning Systems Integration / Systems Architecture / System Infrastructure support for Mission Critical Applications and a prominent International Speaker on many conferences like Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Computer News Middle East, Innovation Enterprise (USA), International Retail Summits, Forrester Research, Neilsen, International Data Corp (IDC), Arabian Computer News (ITP Publishing), CAXTON GROUP(USA), SmartData, Expo Trade and Real Time Communications (RT-COM) by Flemming Gulf to name a few. He was also honored with CIO 100 Awards for outstanding Enterprise-wide Innovations by Computer News Middle East (CNME) in January 2015 and 2016 consecutively, "The Most Innovative Application of BigData : 2015" Customer Festival Awards Middle East Chapter hosted by Terrapinn UK and presented by Infinia, "Enterprise Mobility Project of the Year -2016" by Computer News Middle East; and "Catalyst CIO of the Year : Retail 2016" by Enterprise MEA Channels Middle East and Africa Chapter. Being the founder of Fuzzy Analytics Framework and Modern Industrial Complex Mathematical Calculus for Emerging Technologies, Kumar is also the global leading Industry Researcher, Scientist and Technology Evangelist for Smart Systems, Smart Retailing, Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Smart Engineering, Smart Instrumentation, Smart Metering and Industry Quantum Mechanics employing the Modern Emerging Technologies. He chairs as an advisory board member with numerous national and international consortiums in the capacity of consulting, research and bringing supreme Industry Innovations. Another strong facet is his contribution to the Academia Sector for the Global Universities from Far East to West where he has mentored, coached and executed successful projects with hundreds of incumbents in Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates in Engineering, IT, Business and Management in the areas of Emerging Technologies, Emerging Markets and Emerging Systems.
Steven is Sr. Manager of Mandiant Consulting Services, responsible for managing client relationships, sales and delivery of Mandiant services in the South East Asia region. Steven focuses on the delivery of Incident Response and Proactive Assessment services. He is involved in areas of emergency incidents, transformation
exercises of Cyber Defense Centers, and continual improvement of security posture within the enterprise.
Steven has 16 years of experience in leadership and functional roles providing a wide range of Enterprise Security and Technology consulting services to clients in APJ geography. Steven is a seasoned security operations practitioner with a keen interest in information security threat vectors and understands how they operate. As an advisor in enterprise security engagements, Steven has helped transform information security strategies and controls, as well as structure preparatory response mechanisms where controls may have been breached.
Prior to joining FireEye, Steven was the Principal - Security Architect for Symantec Consulting in ASEAN, Korea & India. In his role he has advised security management at several large enterprise customers on information security and risk management strategies, and led teams of consultants delivering professional services related to the Information Security spectrum.
Steven led and managed teams transforming enterprise security, running MSSP Operations, Security Advisory Research, developing enterprise security products in his previous roles.
Kavitha Babu is Director & Commercial Attorney for Microsoft India with the responsibility of providing commercial legal support on complex business issues around new technologies with particular focus on the legal and regulatory aspects of Cloud Computing. She shares joint responsibility for supporting Healthcare, Enterprise, Public sector, and Consumer business groups and has a keen interest in new and developing areas of technology law in India particularly in Data Protection, Privacy, Cloud Computing & Big Data. She is also leads her department's Diversity & Inclusion charter and is passionately involved in initiatives that foster the conversation on unconscious bias and the impact of Diversity and Inclusion for business and the workplace.
Prior to Microsoft, she spent several years at Wipro in India and the US in various capacities, including leading Compliance, Employment Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution for APAC & Americas geos, M&A advisory, and provided a broad range of legal & transactional support for several large business units.
She enjoys theatre (both on and off stage), loves night treks, is a political news junkie and is currently devouring Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast series!
Meenu Chandra is Senior Attorney, India Region IP lead in the Corporate, External & Legal Affairs function of Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd where she leads a team of IP Attorneys, Investigator and Analyst. She is leading the Cybersecurity Engagement Centre initiative of Microsoft India that showcases an immersive experience of Microsoft's prowess in fighting cybercrime.
Meenu Chandra has over 19 years of experience of advising different industries including IT, BPO firm, and High Tech. She is actively engaged in policy debates as Chair of IP Committee of AMCHAM, Co-Chair BSA India Campaign Committee and IP Committee member in ASSOCHAM, CII and FICCI. She is responsible for driving policy and advocacy programs with Government, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Industry bodies, Academia, and Corporates Meenu has various publications on IP and Innovation, Trade secrets, ACTA, Anti-Counterfeiting, IP and Competition law.
Nikhil Narendran is Partner, Trilegal in the TMT & general corporate team of Trilegal and has more than 7 years of experience in the corporate and commercial practice areas.
He has advised telecom and technology companies such as Unitech Wireless, Cisco, Vodafone, British Telecom etc. Nikhil has significant of experience in advising telecom and technology companies on various regulatory issues such as spectrum management, resale, MPLS services, voice services, intermediary liability etc. Nikhil has significant of experience in advising telecom and technology companies on various regulatory issues such as spectrum management, resale, MPLS services, voice services, intermediary liability etc. Nikhil has also advised various private players on regulatory issues involved in investment in various sectors such as wind power, hydroelectric power, telecom sector and various manufacturing sectors.
Nikhil is an alumnus of National University of Advanced Legal Studies. He is enrolled in Bar Council of Kerala.
K. Venkatesh Murthy has over a decade experience in Cyber Crime Investigation, Computer Forensics and training. He is managing a program for capacity building of Law Enforcement Officials of India by training through the Cyber Labs initiative of DSCI.
Mr. Murthy has conducted exclusive cybercrime training programs for CBI(Central Bureau of Investigation) Academy, Indian Air Force, Military Police, Banking professionals, Law students and police officers of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, West Bengal, Gujarat and other North Eastern states.
He has also significantly contributed in the development of International Cyber Forensics credential (ISC) 2 CCFP.