Eminent speakers for IDG Security Day & CSO100 Awards 2018



Bharath has 25+ Years of IT Industry experience - from Techie to Vice President to CIO and CEO and across segments of Consulting, Services and Product Engineering with companies like GE, CA and Oracle in geographies around the world. He currently leads the Security Product Engineering portfolio at Oracle out of the IDC (India Development Center).


Experienced Practice leader owning the P&L of Cyber Security for North India which includes leading the teams - positioning as well as executing engagements in the areas on risk management, information technology governance coupled with value to clients across industry verticals. Key areas of responsibilities include top line and bottom line growth, opportunity identification, engagement and project management, team building and practice management. Advisory experience covers engagements in Telecom, IT/ITES, E-commerce, Consumer and industrial markets and Infrastructure sector.

Expertise: GDPR, Data Privacy, IT Strategy, IT Program Management, IT Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Spear Phishing, Cloud Security, Data Center Security, SIEM, PIM/ PAM, Network Security, Project Risk Reviews, IT Security and Governance, Risk Assessment and Management, Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Management, Ensuring effective Awareness Programmes, Ethical Hacking, IT Attestation services such as ISO 27001, SOX, ISO 22301, ISO 20000 and ITIL standards based advisory services.


He has been working in the field of IT Security and Law for more than two decades. He is a legal adviser to Police, Govt Companies, MNC’s, Corporates and represents them in various courts. He is passionate speaker on topics like Electronic evidence, Cyber Laws, Cyber Insurance, Social Media, Block chain, Data Privacy, ecommerce, Cyber security policy and IPR.  
Founder and President of the award winning premier technology Law Firm "Cyber Law Consulting ", Prashant is a noted Chevening(UK) Cyber Security Fellow and participant of IVLP (USA) in "Linking Digital Policy to Cyber Crime Enforcement". He is Masters in Computer Science & Masters in Law with certification in Computer Forensics and Systems Audit. 


Ramanand was India channel chief for Blue Coat Systems from February 2013 to July 2017. He moved out of Blue Coat as the director-channels for India and SAARC before the final merger with Symantec.
Ramanand commenced his career as a sales manager with Bharti Airtel in 2015 and has over a decade of industry experience working in senior roles at security MNCs like Blue Coat Systems and McAfee. He drove enterprise sales for McAfee India for over four years before moving to Blue Coat.

Satbir Singh

Satbir Singh has over 10 years of experience across various domains like Application Security, Network Security, Business Continuity Planning, Compliance & Risk Management. He has been instrumental in defining strong security architecture for many key customers in many industry verticals such as BFSI, Government, Manufacturing, IT & ITES etc.
Currently, he is Technology Lead with CrowdStrike responsible for India & SAARC region looking after presales engagements with customers to identify their current challenges, emerging security treats and business requirements to deliver effective security outcomes. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, he was the Endpoint and Management practice head (ETS) for Asia Pacific in McAfee, responsible for security consulting.

Smt. Shubhagata Kumar is the Additional Director General & Chief Information Security Officer, Directorate Of Systems; Central Board Of Indirect taxes & Customs (CBIC), Govt. Of India.

Smt. Kumar is 1992 batch officer of Indian Revenue Services. Her Academic profile is Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. She began her services in Kolkata customs house in 1994. She joined Kolkotta Zonal office of Directorate of Systems (DoS) in Aug, 2000  and  supervised  inter  alia  EDI operations, implementation of message exchange & CBIC’s network (ICENET ) in the East zone. She was posted to DoS, New Delhi in 2005.

She implemented CBIC’s Data Warehouse project; the first  data  warehouse in central government. In 2009-10, she was posted to Central  Excise  Delhi,  where  she  supervised the rollout of ACES application in Delhi zone. She was posted to the Systems  Integration(SI) project in June 2010 at DoS. She was responsible for the implementation of ISO 27001 compliant security policy & procedures as well as supporting ITIL processes for IT Service Management. Since 2015, she has been responsible for Project Saksham, CBIC’s IT Infrastructure project. She  is trained in Indian classical  music and also writes poetry in Hindi & English.